HAVING a meal together or to sau gong is a practice many people look forward to before ushering in Chinese New Year.
This is where colleagues gather to partake in a meal by first tossing the yee sang to ring in blessings and prosperity for the year ahead.
Summer Palace Restaurant in Putrajaya Marriott Hotel is offering its Sau Gong Reunion menu until Feb 4.
There are two eight-course set menus – Auspicious Sau Gong and Longevity Sau Gong.
Summer Palace Chinese chef Dixon Lai and his team have come up with appetising dishes for the Lunar New Year.
To get things started, we began with the Prosperity Salmon and Crispy Fish Skin Yee Sang. As this was my first time eating yee sang, I was excited to join in the merriment of tossing the shredded ingredients into the air and uttering auspicious wishes.
I was surprised to discover its taste as the combination of sweet, sour and crispy fish skin added another level of exciting flavours to my taste buds.
The aromatic Braised Crabmeat Soup with Dried Seafood was another enjoyable treat to have.
Steamed Pearl Grouper with Fresh Fungus and Enoki Mushroom in Soy Sauce not only looked delightful but the combination of flavours were harmonious and did not disappoint.
The star of the evening was the Wok-fried Tiger Prawn with Chinese Chives and Sweet Sour Sauce.
Succulent and juicy, the prawns were rich in taste while the chives and sauce made this a well-balanced dish.
For dessert, we savoured Sweetened Red Bean Soup with Glutinous Rice Balls which made for a sweet end to the our meal.
The Auspicious Sau Gong menu is priced at RM1,388 nett per table of 10 with a complimentary bottle of house wine or sparkling juice, while the Longevity Sau Gong menu is priced at RM1,788 nett per table of 10 with two complimentary house wine or sparkling juice.
SUMMER PALACE RESTAURANT, Putrajaya Marriott Hotel, IOI Resort City, Sepang Utara. (Tel: 03-8949 8888 ext 1333). Business hours: 11.30am to 2.30pm, 6.30pm to 10pm. Dim sum is served from 11.30am to 2.30pm, 10.30am to 2.30pm (Sunday and public holidays).
This is the writer’s personal observation and not an endorsement by StarMetro.