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Flavours of new year in one sitting

IT IS difficult to not eat well when in a hotel, whether you are indulging in afternoon tea at the lounge or dining at a restaurant.

Steamed Omega-rich Grouper with Mushrooms and Ham.

Fabulous fusion of classic Western and Asian cuisine

TAIPING in Perak, has always been known for its excellent food, with Malaysians from all over the country often visiting the town for its street food from cendol, char kuey teow, chicken rice to mee rebus.

The Fish Burger, which consists of a lightly crumbed tilapia fish fillet, a slice of cheddar cheese and a house coleslaw, comes with a side of potato chips and tartar sauce.

Tasty Oriental meals to kick-start the new year at Sakurajima Restaurant

HAVE a ‘yat yat fatt fatt’ (everyday prosper) celebration at Penang Golf Club’s Sakurajima in Bukit Jambul this Chinese New Year!

(Foreground) Steamed dragon tiger garoupa with golden cream sauce and salmon yee sang (background) for a roaring start to the Lunar New Year.

Symbolic dishes for the season

AUSPICIOUS. That was the adjective that came to mind when looking at Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant’s Splendour of Spring menu.

BBQ Roasted Chicken and Duck Platter Zuan Yuan-Style. — Photos: ART CHEN/The Star

A right royal yee sang to start year

Chef gets creative with sliced abalone, caviar and gold flakes.

Shang Palace is serving noodles in place of rice and its Braised Ee Fu noodles is a good alternative.

Unchanged taste of nasi lemak

THE all-time local favourite nasi lemak tastes different when cooks of different races prepare it.

Refined variants of festive fare

MANY of us are creatures of habit when it comes to enjoying festive food, more so during Chinese New Year.

Tham is a trained pastry chef and chocolatier who injects inventiveness into his dishes. — Photos: FAIHAN GHANI/The Star

Prosperity in three menus

THOSE looking for gift ideas for relatives they are about to meet at their family’s reunion dinner may want to consider a box of sticky rice cakes and assorted Chinese pastries.

The Steamed Loong Fu Garoupa with Fresh Black Fungus and Beancurd Sheet goes well with the savoury soy-based sauce. — CHAN TAK KONG/The Star

Tuck into hearty festive fare

THE tradition of saying specific prosperous wishes out loud as each ingredient is added to the yee sang is something diners look forward to during the lunar new year.

Chilled Pao Sum Tea, Snow Fungus with Gingko and Crispy Sweet Potato is a cooling dessert soup with a hot glutinous rice cake on the side. — Photos: YAP CHEE HONG/The Star

Various ways to usher in the new year

THERE are many reasons to get excited when the lunar new year approaches and an excuse to get together with colleagues to sau gong is one of them.

The Prosperity Salmon Yee Sang with salmon skin and fresh salmon fillets for a great start to the Year of the Dog.