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Dishes to give diners an auspicious start

EVER tasted yee sang with strawberry sauce or seen a rack of lamb in a Chinese New Year menu?

The men behind the dishes are Leong (left) and Lee. — Photos: KAMARUL ARIFFIN/The Star

Tossing to more good years ahead

THERE is an auspicious meaning behind each ingredient on the Chinese New Year yee sang platter, which is usually uttered by the wait staff who readies the dish.

Steamed Prawn with Egg White and Hong Kong Bean Curd Skin is part of the lunar new year spread at Sheraton Petaling Jaya. — Photos: YAP CHEE HONG/The Star

KFC embraces salted eggs for the festive season

THE trend of using salted egg in dishes is all the rage right now, and KFC is diving into it for this CNY season.

(Left)The KFC Golden Egg Crunch gets its flavour from salted egg, curry leaves and sweet basil.

Gong Xi Fa Cai buffets full of goodness

EASTERN and Oriental (E&O) Hotel in Penang is lining up Chinese New Year buffets to ensure that reunions with your loved ones will be auspicious.

(Clockwise from top middle) The Prosperity Yee Sang, Braised Sea Cucumber with Fish Maw, Mah Hiang Prawns, Steamed Fish in King Soya Sauce, Kim Chee Fried Rice and E&O Signature Roast Duck are among the many mouth-watering dishes at the Chinese New Year buffets of E&O’s Sarkies restaurant.

Traditional treats for good luck

IF you want heartwarming comfort food for Chinese New Year, then head to the Four Seasons Tea Restaurant in Penang.

Four yee sang varieties alongside much enjoyed savoury dishes to usher in the new year

AS THE Chinese prepare to welcome the lunar new year, chefs are also busy whipping up menus to herald the festive season.

Han Pi Yuen junior sous chef Lam Fat Kong (left) and sous chef Boon Swee Fah are proud to present the yee sang options available at the restaurant.

Game for the Year of the Dog

THE thought of including game on the Chinese New Year menu, played on executive Chinese chef Lam Hock Hin’s mind for awhile before it became a reality.

Hakka-style Poached Free-range Chicken is lavish with ginger, coriander leaves and chilli.

Putu piring with a tablespoonful of love

When I was a young lad, one of my favourite desserts was putu piring, a fragrant palm-sized round dessert made from rice flour, melted palm sugar (gula enau melaka) and freshly grated coconut, and pressed onto a small piece of banana leaf.

Ramlah (left) preparing the putu piring with the help of Muhammad Amirul (centre) and Rozita at Gerai Tok Kaya.

Feast on festive dishes for CNY

KUANTAN: It is the time of the year to have an elaborate reunion feast with family members from near and far.

Some of the signature dishes for the Chinese New Year food promotion at The Zenith Hotel Kuantan.

Flavours that make a perfect match

THERE is a short window of time to appreciate dishes associated with the Lunar New Year, and the time is now.

Leung proudly showing off his Prosperity Yee Sang.