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10 Restaurants to Usher in the Chinese New Year

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About one week left to Chinese New Year! We know how hectic things can get in the household this time of the year. If you haven’t already tossed your Yee Sang or booked a restaurant for the reunion dinner, below is a list that we hope would be of help.

(Several restaurants featured are non-halal)

Photo credit: Serai Group

1. Jibby Chow

This Subang based restaurant is best known for its chilli crab with fried mantao and Mongolian-style crispy lamb ribs. They currently offer four Chinese New Year sets at varying price points. Some of the specials include whole roasted five spiced salted chicken with prawn crackers and prosperity dipping sauce, steamed hybrid grouper with white clams, prawns and young ginger in superior soy sauce as well as Marmite honey tiger prawns.

CNY Set Menu starts from: RM338++ for 4 pax

Facebook: @jibbygroup

Address: Courtyard Mall, Jalan SS15/4G, Subang Jaya

Phone: 03-5612 7072

Photo credit: gila-makan.blogspot.com

2. Sek Yuen (Non-Halal)

Some might call it rustic, some might call it hipster, but many would agree that the food here is delicious. Established since pre-Merdeka days, this restaurant is known for its Cantonese-style comfort food. A must-try here is the Pei Pa duck and braised grouper with roasted pork, shredded onions and mushrooms. Chinese New Year sets are available.

CNY Set Menu starts from: RM608++ for 10 pax

Facebook: @restaurantsekyuen

Address: 313-1, Jalan Pudu, Kuala Lumpur

Phone: 03-9222 0903

Photo credit: Birch

3. Birch

If you’re in for a more Western vibe this Chinese New Year, head on to Birch. Set menus are not available, however, they offer salmon yee sang as well as American-inspired Chinese New Year specials (available 6.00pm onwards). Dig into their citrus and ginger baked cod (RM68) or oriental spatchcock which is a spring chicken marinated with oriental sauces (RM55). Also on the specials is the oriental pizza with shredded roast duck and chicken (RM33).

Well-known for their cocktails, try one (or all three) of their quirkily named CNY cocktails.

Facebook: @birchkl

Address: Damansara City Mall, Jalan Damanlela, Damansara

Phone: 03-2011 5966

4. Extra Super Tanker (Non-Halal)

With a name like Extra Super Tanker, it really does piques one’s curiosity to try the restaurant out. Serving authentic Cantonese cuisine with a Hakka twist, the food certainly did not tanked. Not to be missed in their Chinese New Year menu this year is the baked Spanish Iberico ribs, steamed dragon grouper with bamboo pith and baked crystal prawns with honeydew bowl.

CNY Set Menu starts from: RM1238 for 5 pax

Facebook: @extrasupertanker

Address: GloDamansara, No 699 Jalan Damansara, Kuala Lumpur and

The Club @ Bukit Utama,  Petaling Jaya
Phone: 03-7733 7769 (GloDamansara), 03-7726 8877 (The Club)

Photo credit: Serai Group

5. Serai

Try something different this Chinese New Year and opt for Thai-inspired Northern Malaysian cuisine instead. Serai has two set menus featuring favourites such as pandan chicken with Thai chili sauce, creamy butter prawn with crispy egg floss and seabass with steamed lime sauce. There are several Serai outlets around Klang Valley, you won’t be far from one!

CNY Set Menu starts from: RM688++ for 10 pax

Facebook: @seraigroup

Address: Empire Shopping Gallery, Paradigm Mall, Jaya Shopping Centre, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Shaftsbury Square

Photo credit: Dolly Dim Sum

6. Dolly Dim Sum

Best described as a modern interpretation of a traditional Chinese tea house, Dolly offers casual dim sum dining to be experienced with family and friends. They have two Chinese New Year festive sets aptly named Prosperity and Happiness. Each set features traditional dishes such as spicy Szechuan dumplings and prawn cheong fun and also signature dishes such as popcorn prawn and golden chicken nugget. End your meal on a cool note with their chilled longan sea coconut dessert.

CNY Set Menu starts from: RM60++ per person for 6 pax

Facebook: @dollydimsum

Address: Nu Sentral, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Avenue K, IOI City Mall, Sunway Putra Mall, Sunway Pyramid

7. Ming room (Non-Halal)

One of the most established Chinese restaurants in the Bangsar/Damansara area, Ming Room’s menu features authentic Cantonese cuisine and modern interpretations. Some of the premium offerings in this year’s Chinese New Year menu are Guangdong-style sizzling Boston lobster, Marmite freshwater prawns and pork trotter with fatt choy and dried oyster.

CNY Set Menu starts from: RM1200 for 10 pax, RM178 for individual set

Facebook: The Ming Room

Address: Bangsar Shopping Centre, Bukit Bandaraya, Kuala Lumpur

Phone: 03- 2284 8822

8. Noble mansion (Non-Halal)

Always a popular pick for weddings and the Lunar new year festivities, this restaurant is indeed a mansion with several grand rooms that can accommodate 600 pax in total. Their Chinese New Year menu comes in both group and individual sets. Look forward to opulent specialties such as steamed turbot fish with crystal noodle and bean paste, spicy Szechuan Boston lobster and clams with water chestnut tacos.

CNY Set Menu starts from: RM1288 for 10 pax, RM188 for individual set

Facebook: Noble Mansion

Address: Plaza 33 No. 1 Jalan Kemajuan, Seksyen 13, Petaling Jaya

Phone: 03-7932 3288

9. Unique Seafood Subang

If you want to ensure you are getting the freshest seafood, this is the place to be. With rows of tanks to greet you at the restaurant, you can see your seafood live before it is being prepared by their Master Chefs (not for the squirmish!)

The Chinese New Year set menus include dishes such as braised “10 head” abalone with dried oyster and vegetables and poached live tiger prawns in herbal soup. To add in variety, they have non-seafood specialties such as Teochew-style braised duck with salted vegetables and Beijing-style baked lamb rack.

CNY Set Menu starts from: RM688++ for 5 pax

Facebook: @uniqueseafoodgroup

Address: Citta Mall, Ara Damansara, Petaling Jaya

Phone: 03-7734 3006

Photo credit: Grand Imperial

10. Grand Imperial (Non-Halal)

Wow your relatives with dinner at one of the Grand Imperial Group restaurants. Splurge on the premium menu which features dishes like the South Africa “1 Head” abalone (half) braised with dried oyster and fatt choy and the smoked London duck with tea leaves. For a prosperous year ahead, feast on your reunion lunch or dinner accompanied by an appearance by the God of Prosperity and their lion dance troupe. Check out their Facebook for a list of timings.

CNY Set Menu starts from: RM498++ for 4 pax

Facebook: @GrandImperialGroup

Address: Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Bangsar Shopping Centre, Hartamas Shopping Centre, Pinnacle Annexe Bandar Sunway, 1 Utama Shopping Centre and Sunway Velocity Mall

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