TAKE a break from cooking this lunar new year and allow a team of professional chefs to whip up a bountiful meal ideal for family bonding or small feasts.
The Emperor Chinese Restaurant at Dorsett Grand Subang has curated a festive takeaway menu that caters to home celebrations, offering yee sang, set menus and a la carte dishes.
Symbolic dishes such as fish (denoting abundance), prawn (happiness) and sea moss (fatt choy or good fortune) are featured in the set menus.
Begin the meal with a symbolic tossing of yee sang, in hopes of an auspicious and joyous Year of the Metal Ox.
Yee sang options include Japanese-style crispy fish skin with salmon, jellyfish and fresh fruits, salmon and Korean pear as well as softshell crab and Korean pear.
They are priced from RM68nett onwards for a half portion (serves two to four persons) and RM108nett onwards for full portion (six to 10 persons).
There are four set menus that customers can choose from.
Set menus A and B are suitable for groups of four to six.
Each five-course set comes with steamed rice and is priced at RM388nett. These sets do not include yee sang.
Depending on the set ordered, featured dishes include Sichuan Hot and Sour Soup, Deep-fried Crispy Chicken with Lemon Sauce, Oil-Poached Grouper Fish Fillet with Soya Sauce and Wok-fried Sea Prawns with Crispy Oat.
Groups of six who prefer a more elaborate meal can order the eight-course Prosperity Set Menu priced at RM688nett or the nine-course Health Set Menu priced at RM798nett.
Both sets include Yee Sang with Salmon as well as Double-boiled Red Dates with Sweet Peach Resin and Snow Fungus, and nian gao for desserts.
The Prosperity Set Menu sent to StarMetro arrived neatly packaged in three large boxes — one with yee sang and accompaniments and two others for the cooked dishes.
The boxes were also sealed to minimise tampering during the delivery process.
As it took some time to figure out the packed items, perhaps including a guide or some instructions would have been handy to prevent a dish and gravy from being wrongly paired.
The Prosperity Set Menu offered Deep-fried Crispy Chicken with Lemon Sauce, Deep-fried Silver Pomfret Fish with Soya Sauce and Crispy Garlic, Braised Black Mushroom with Dried Oyster and Sea
Moss as well as Steamed Organic Brown Rice with Glutinous Rice and Smoked Duck.
Customers can also order a la carte dishes to complement their meal. Prices start from RM63 onwards.
The four dishes are roast crispy chicken (half or whole bird), Braised Duck with Dried Oyster, Sea Moss and Assorted Dried Seafood, Stewed Dried Oyster with Black Mushroom with Black Moss and Beancurd as well as Wok-fried Sea Prawns with Superior Soya Sauce.
To sweeten the deal, the hotel is offering a 20% discount for the yee sang and selected set menus.
A separate dine-in and dim sum menu is available, should dine-in restrictions be lifted in February.
The festive menu is available until Feb 26.
To order, message via WhatsApp at 016-2011 259 or visit https://bit.ly/3iMZP9e
EMPEROR CHINESE RESTAURANT,
Dorsett Grand Subang, Jalan SS12/1, Subang Jaya. Business hours: 11am to 2.30pm; 6.30pm to 9.30pm. Muslim-friendly.
This is the writer’s observation and not an endorsement by StarMetro.
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