Autumnal festive delight

SEASONAL foods are often associated with festivals.

At the mention of Mid-Autumn Festival, most people will think of mooncakes, but there are other foods linked to it as well.

This year, Marquee International Group marketing manager Brenda Ou said Oversea Restaurant had prepared a special menu for the festival.

The highlight will be the Moonlight Swirl appetiser. Its ingredients are to be tossed in the same way of tossing yee sang during Chinese New Year.

The platter consists of ingredients such as lotus root, shredded duck, lotus seed, pickles, ginger and shredded mango, which are drizzled with plum sauce, olive oil and honey – ideal for friends and family to toss for longevity and prosperity.

The restaurant provides round rice flour skins to wrap these tossed ingredients, akin to fresh popiah.

Due to popular demand, Oversea has retained its Double-Boiled Fish Maw Soup with Dried Scallop and Mushrooms.

Free-range chicken is steamed for three hours to extract the flavour for this soup.

Also on the menu is The Steamed Estuary Grouper Fish Fillets with Black Fungus in Superior Soy Sauce, which is prepared using fish that weighs a minimum of 3kg.

Ou explained that the grouper’s bones could be chewed and eaten as well.

Abalone lovers will enjoy the Braised Mini Abalone and Village Chicken with Herbs.

Imported Australian abalones are used for this dish that takes about three hours to prepare.

Premium local prawns are also sourced exclusively for the restaurant.

Dishes such as Pan-Fried Fresh Crystal Prawns taste exceptionally good because of the freshness of its ingredients.

Ou said the freshwater king prawns were the bestseller at the restaurant.

Another highlight is its char siew made using dark soy sauce.

The restaurant also makes its own beancurd and the freshness makes its dishes extra tasty.

Of course, with the festive spotlight on mooncake, the restaurant is offering a wide variety of this seasonal speciality.

Inspired by the movie Crazy Rich Asians, Oversea’s mooncake collection is called “Crazy Rich Flavours.”

It consists of the Lava Series with flavours such as matcha, custard and durian.

Traditional baked mooncakes and the snowskin range are available too.

OVERSEA Restaurant Sri Petaling, 62-66 Jalan 1/149 D, Bandar Baru Sri Petaling, Kuala Lumpur (Tel: 03-9057 991). Business hours: Monday to Sunday, 11.30am to 2.30pm and 5.30pm to 9pm.

This is the writer’s personal observation and not an endorsement by StarMetro.

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