The Chinese New Year festive season is upon us again soon.
That means family bonding time, good food and all round cheer.
The reunion dinner on Lunar new year is a signature meal, and so are the many meals that follows for 15 days after.
Now if you are in need of an option for one of the Chinese New Year dinners, Tai Thong Group of restaurants offers numerous menus be it halal, pork-free or all-out porky goodness.
Take a look at the extensive Chinese New Year menus available at the numerous Tai Thong outlets
Pork Outlets: Imperial China Subang, Imperial Garden PJ, Imperial Palace Puchong, Imperial City Cheras, Tai Thong Odeon Kepong, Royal China Ipoh.
Pork-Free Outlets: Oriental Pearl Bukit Kiara, Oriental Pearl Bukit Jalil, Spring Garden Kota Permai, Spring Garden Putrajaya.
Pork-Free Outlets: Spring Garden Tropicana & Spring Garden KLCC.
This year my first Poon Choy was Tai Thong’s latest creation where the chef had the ingredients cooked separately before assembling them into the pot.
This allowed the chef to add items such as Cheese Baked Mussel and deep-fried Tiger Prawn and deep-fried Jade Perch without them coming apart into a soggy mess.
Meanwhile the lower part of the indulgent pot of goodies hid other seafood, meat, mushrooms and vegetables well flavoured with the broth.
PRICE: RM298.80++ for 5 pax and RM498.80++ for 10 pax. For KLCC & Tropicana outlets, it’s RM388.80++ for 5 pax and RM588.80++ for 10 pax.
Tai Thong’s new yee sang was constructed with fruits and nuts (RM68.80++ for half portion and RM108.80++ for full portion) and diners tossed the combination of pistachio, almonds, dried blueberries and cranberries along with fruits like apple, promegrate and dragon fruit, all the while wishing for a healthier body and wallet.
You can of course, opt for the more traditional version with salmon and abalone if you wish.
Other than the poon choy the best dish was this Double Boiled Dried Seafood Soup served in Coconut (RM 48.80+). Each coconut shell contains a nourishing powerhouse consommé rich with flavour coaxed from the fish maw, abalone, scallops, village chicken, dates, mushroom and bamboo pith.
The soothing feeling that you feel as the hot soup flow down your throat to your tummy?
We had 2 rice dishes and liked both. The key is quality waxed meat and ensuring that the lovely flavours from the waxed meat infused into the rice.
BELOW: Steamed Bamboo Rice with Chinese Waxed Meat.
But having some edamame strewed over the rice was new. No complaints from me though, as funny as addition to edamame to claypot rice may sound, as I absolutely adore them green nutty stuff!
BELOW: Claypot Rice with Chinese Waxed Meat and Edamame.
Other than the Chinese New Year main dishes, we were treated to some of Tai Thong’s new dim sum.
The one that got my attention?
This Baked Dried Oyster Tart.
The amazingly buttery (or perhaps lard was added?) shortcrust pastry was melt in the mouth goodness and this delicious crust hid some rather delicious filling too. My only gripe? Where is the oyster??
RM8.80++/set of 3.
Steamed Fatt Choy Dumpling with Prawns – perfect translucent and thin skin
Steamed Triple Delight with Oyster Sauce – black moss, dried oyster and mushroom on top of each juicy meat and prawn paste.
I love this trio!
Like what you saw?
Check out the menus I’ve shared above and call for your reservations!
Tai Thong’s Chinese New Year Set Menus are priced between:-
– RM538++ to RM1188++ for 6 pax
– RM828++ to RM1928++ for 10 pax (includes complimentary Premium Gift Set containing Dried Moss, Dried Oyster, Duck Waxed Drumstick, Dried Mushrooms or wines).