Chinese New Year 2015 Set Menu @ Toh Yuen Chinese Restaurant, Hilton Petaling Jaya
Usher in the Wooden Sheep Year with a list of auspicious Yee Sangs and set menus at Toh Yuen Chinese Restaurant, Hilton Petaling Jaya! Toh Yuen has underwent a facelift recently. Since this was my first visit to the restaurant so I’m not sure how did it looked like previously but one thing I can sure is I like the new look which exuded elegant and classic vibe.
The floor to ceiling cabinet and a beautiful flower arrangement greeted us at the entrance.
The restaurant is fully carpeted, with a great aura of simplicity. Well furnished with big round table with pristine white table cloths and comfy cushioned chair to ensure a pleasure dining experience.
Complete two live cooking stations ~ dim sum and noodles show kitchen, the restaurant promises a holistic dining experience to its regular patrons and discerning food connoisseurs.
There are a few private rooms which tastefully decorated with Chinese influenced ornaments to cater to all kinds of functions and groups.
Some unique decorative items found in Toh Yuen.
The dinner started off with the mandatory Yee Sang or Lou Sang.
Fresh Salmon with Chinese Pear Yee Sang (雪梨三文鱼捞生)
Featuring fresh salmon slices and lots of crispy fresh, pickled vegetables, nuts and sauces, it’s executed with the must-have textures and well balanced flavors of sweet and sour.
Toss & be prosperous with Toh Yuen’s Yee Sang selection included fresh salmon, abalone, geoduck, jelly fish, seaweed and Chinese pear.
Braised “Fatt Choy” with Crab Meat Soup (香茜发菜蟹肉羹)
The thick soup was nicely prepared without being stodgy. Laden bountifully with crab meat, slivers of noodle, egg drops and black moss (fatt choy). The broth was comforting as each sip brings warmness to the tummy and heart.
Simmered Chicken with Cantonese Galangal Sauce (广陵沙姜靓糟鸡)
Simple simmered chicken to maintain the natural flavor of the poultry. The meat was tender enough to intrigue your craving for more helpings. Accompanied was ginger galangal dipping which I think not enough “kick” for me. 😛
Steamed Fish with Onion Oil and Light Soy Sauce (香葱头抽蒸海斑)
Fish dishes are very popular when the festive season as the Chinese believe that “年年有余”(Nian Nian You Yu) meaning “Abundance through the year”, as the word “fish” in Mandarin also sounds like “Abundance”. Fresh fishes are best steamed to retained the original taste, the grouper was classically steamed with superior soy sauce. The fish was sweet, flaky and very delicate with the soft notes of soy sauce.
Tiger Prawns with Chinese Herbs (药膳灼活草虾)
The crustaceans were steamed with angelica and wolfberries. The fresh bouncy tiger prawns were submerged in a pleasant herbal infused broth. My dining companion and myself love the wolfberries which are big in size and incredibly sweet.
Braised Top Shells with Stuffed Oysters, Broccoli, Mushroom and Abalone Sauce (玉鲍蚝豉发财丸)
The next dish was visually appealing presented with a medley of broccoli, mushrooms and top shell all bathed in thicken savory abalone gravy rounded up with stuff oysters. The fish paste roll with oyster hidden in the middle was obviously won hearts of many as I saw most of my dining companions got their second helping.
Crispy Fried Rice Noodles with Seafood (鸳鸯脆皮河粉)
Steamed New Year Cake with Shredded Coconut (椰丝软年糕)
Chilled Osmanthus / Sweet Olive with Lemongrass Jelly (桂花芦荟香茅冻)
Ending on a sweet note, the steamed Nian Gao proves that classic reign supreme. Accompanied was a bowl of refreshing refreshing chilled lemongrass jelly, perfumed with osmanthus. The diced aloe vera added more texture to the dessert.
Indulge in various set menu specially crafted by Chinese Executive Chef Sam Lu and his team, available from 27 January – 5 March 2015 priced from RM 1,288++ (Everlasting Happiness 永恒幸福配套), RM 1,588++ (Love In Abundance 喜结连理配套), RM 1,888++ (Sweet Longevity 甜蜜美满配套) & RM 1,988++ (Sea of Prosperity 海式荣华配套), all set menus is for 10 person per table.
Toh Yuen Chinese Restaurant
Hilton Petaling Jaya Hotel, No. 2, Jalan Barat,
46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor D.E.
Tel: +603-7955 9122 ext 4073
Business Hours: 12noon to 10.30pm daily except Sunday 11am to 10.30pm