Reunion dinner with a view

Prosperity Salmon Fish Yee Sang. — Photos: ART CHEN/The Star

HERE is the chance to enjoy a Chinese New Year reunion dinner with a panoramic view of a lush, green 18-hole golf course while enjoying the food.

At Palm Garden Golf Club in Putrajaya, diners can choose from the three specially curated set menus at R5ve Cafe.

Named Pearl, Gold and Diamond, each set menu comes with a Prosperity Salmon Fish Yee Sang and seven other dishes.

Starting from RM888 nett for a table of 10, we sampled a few of the chef’s specialities from the different menus.

After tossing the yee sang, we enjoyed the Hong Kong Style Roasted Chicken with crispy crackers.

The well seasoned chicken was not too salty or dry, and it had that homemade feel to it.

“Our set menus cater mostly to families and corporate companies in the area, so we want to offer a traditional themed dinner to remind them of home, ” said Resort Villa Golf Course Berhad marketing manager KC Yum.

He said the set menus came with a bottle of either the red or white wine from South Africa.

We were also treated to Steamed Fish with Soy Sauce and Prawns in Spicy Sauce, which reminded us of the dishes savoured at home during Chinese New Year.

The fish and prawns were fresh and best eaten piping hot with the fragrant sauce, which was not too spicy.You have to have rice during Chinese New Year, and the golf club’s signature rice with silver anchovies was introduced for our tasting.

It was a refreshing change from the other waxed meat and claypot rice dishes you find elsewhere.

For dessert was the all-time favourite fried nian gao, fried sticky rice cake and yam, alongside homemade red bean soup.

Other dishes on the menu are Braised Broccoli with Whole Ocean Clams, Deep-fried Dragon Tiger Garoupa with Sweet and Sour Sauce and Steamed White Chicken with Ginger Sauce.

The set menus are available until Feb 8 for lunch and dinner.

Private banquet rooms are available but must be booked at least three days in advance.

R5VE CAFE, Palm Garden Golf Club, IOI Resort City, Putrajaya. (Tel: 03-8213 6366). Business hours: 6.45am to 11pm daily.

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

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