Adding crispy flavourful twist to yee sang

THE Year of the Tiger brings with it positive traits of bravery and boldness frequently associated with the majestic animal.

Having risen to the challenges of the past two years, it only seems apt to walk into the lunar new year with confidence to face the months ahead.

Japanese Wagyu Yee Sang where the beef is kept separate and not tossed in the colourful appetiser.Japanese Wagyu Yee Sang where the beef is kept separate and not tossed in the colourful appetiser.

Being able to dine-in and toss to a prosperous year ahead is a sure sign that the Year of the Tiger will be brighter than the Ox year.

Fully-vaccinated diners, looking for a selection of specially curated festive dishes, might find the fare at Chynna, Hilton Kuala Lumpur to their liking.

Known for its inviting ambience and stylish interior with auspicious colours of gold and red in the decor, it definitely feels festive the moment you step into the restaurant.

Hilton Kuala Lumpur executive chef (Chinese cuisine) Lam Hock Hin anticipates that more people will opt for a grander celebration this year.

With this in mind, Lam has created an exciting line-up of dishes including the Japanese Wagyu Yee Sang.

This is an interesting choice as the deep-fried wagyu pieces are not mixed into the yee sang when the appetiser is tossed up.

The wagyu coated in sweet sauce is laid out on ice in a bamboo steamer to keep the slices of succulent meat crisp.

Lam recommends eating the meat within two minutes of it being served, to appreciate its full flavour.

“This yee sang is paired with the beef which is sweet, just like we hope the year will turn out to be,” said the chef.

The Chinese New Year set features premium quality dishes that are both appetising and a feast to the eyes.

Not only are the dishes rich in taste, each is given an artistic touch in presentation to entice the diner.

Following the yee sang is a thick and savoury Braised Pumpkin Soup with Shredded Chicken and Vegetarian Fin is to be expected if you order the Prosperity Set.

Simmered free-range chicken with black sugar and premium soy sauce delighted our tastebuds soon after.

Kampung chicken could come across as a little tougher but this particular dish was handled with much expertise, so the meat served was tender.

Fish is a must on a Chinese New Year menu and the Steamed Sea Barramundi with Thai Green Lime Sauce is next in the line-up.

With the lime’s tanginess flavouring the silky sweet fish, it proved to be a very enjoyable dish that was well-received at our table.

If you love mushrooms and oysters, the Claypot Sliced Abalone with Sea Cucumber, Sun Dried Oyster, Fatt Choy and Bran gluten will not let you down.

The vegetable dish presented was a crunchy toss of ingredients in the Wok-fried Celery, Lotus Root, Scallops and Prawns.

The fragrant Kam Heong-Style Fried Spinach Noodles with Sliced Chicken is the carbohydrate option on this menu, which is a nice change to rice.

Making the perfect finish to our meal was Jelly combined with Osmanthus served alongside a soft glutinous rice ball.

The Prosperity Set is priced at RM1,500 nett for a minimum of five people.

There are other sets available, including the Wealth Set priced at RM1,250 nett for a minimum of five diners; Auspicious Set (minimum of five people) is priced at RM2,000 per set and the Abundance Set (minimum of two diners) is priced at RM888 nett per person.

The Chinese New Year promotion is available until Feb 14.

CHYNNA, Hilton Kuala Lumpur, 3, Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur Sentral. (Tel: 03-2264 2264). Business Hours: Noon to 2.30pm; 6.30pm to 10.30pm (Monday to Friday), 11am to 2.30pm and 6.30pm to 10.30pm (Saturday and Sunday)

This is the writer’s personal observation and is not an endorsement by StarMetro.

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