KL hotels dish out special Yee Sang this Chinese New Year

Care to try the dragonfruit yee sang at InterContinental KL? — Photos: Handout

Looking for restaurants in the Klang Valley to usher in the Year Of The Dragon? Here are some options.

Vegetarian yee sang

InterContinental Kuala Lumpur offers guests and diners the chance to host reunion dinners and Chinese New Year gatherings with delectable dishes that includes this year's specialty, the vegetarian yee sang.

This seasonal dish features dragon fruit, star jelly and chia seeds, and is plated in a unique dragon design using the fruit.

Other special dishes – some of which are vegetarian and vegan-friendly – include a "lei cha" fried rice with mixed vegetables, steamed fresh bean curd with edamame, plant-based minced meat and olives, and stir-fried mixed fungus with black truffle paste stuffed in a fortune money bag.

Dishes for the reunion dinner, meanwhile, will feature roasted London duck, prepared in three different styles: Yee sang with shredded roasted London duck, Kirin-style roasted London duck and grilled boneless chicken roll with spicy sesame sauce and roasted London duck.

There are several different options of Chinese New Year set courses and menus offered at Tao Chinese Cuisine, InterContinental KL's Chinese specialty restaurant. At Serena Brasserie, the hotel's buffet outlet, reunion dinners (Feb 9) starts from 6.30pm, while its "Lunar New Year Long Lunch" on Feb 10 begins from 12.30pm to 4pm.

Guests dining at any of the restaurants at InterContinental KL that offer Chinese New Year dining experiences stand a chance to win 5,000 IHG One Rewards Points with a minimum spend of RM2,888. They may also receive complimentary limited edition ang pow packets for each set menu purchased at Tao Chinese Cuisine.

To find out more, head to intercontinentalklshop.com or call 016-202 4623.

Elevated street fare

From now until Feb 24, foodies may indulge in some delicious Malaysian-style Chinese dishes, to celebrate the Year Of The Dragon.

Delicious roasted duck served at Wok Star, at the Hotel Indigo KL On The Park.Delicious roasted duck served at Wok Star, at the Hotel Indigo KL On The Park.

Wok Star, Hotel Indigo Kuala Lumpur On The Park's elevated street dining restaurant, offers a "Celestial Prosperity Set Menu", served over five courses.

Curated by executive Chef Ahmad Zaim, the menu is inspired by the city's rich cultural heritage, and features some well-known Chinese New Year flavours and traditions too.

Some of the menu highlights includes the "Abundance Delight" starters, a hot-and-sour soup, dragon snapper, and a "golden poultry" dish.

Apart from that, guests and diners can also enjoy a selection of yee sang dishes, offered at both Wok Star and The Silver Monkey, the hotel's chic lounge. Some of the more interesting yee sang versions are the Prosperity Yee Sang which has a Malaysian rojak twist, and the Master Lutong Fortune Toss, which includes crispy foei gras toppings.

Those who will be in the Klang Valley during the celebration and are considering a staycation in the city may check out the hotel's two-night stay package deal (for stays between Feb 9 and 13). For more information, head to the hotel's website, call 03-2630 3888 or email hotelindigo.kualalumpur@ihg.com.

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