This is my 1st visit to Toh Yuen at PJ Hilton and admittedly, it turned out to be one of the better Chinese New Year menus that I have sampled so far.
Maybe it’s the opening piece, the majestic “Dragon Yee Sang”, priced at an equally grandiose price of RM888++ that jolted me out of my dulled culinary senses.
Anyhow, my dinner at Toh Yuen uncovered a few recommend-worthy dishes.
Starting with the Yee Sang (well, at RM888+ it obviously got to be good), the painstakingly handcrafted Dragon Yee Sang comprises of the usual assorted condiments, each with it’s symbolic references.
Crackers represents happiness, peanuts and sesame symbolises harvest, oil represents wealth and pomelo means good luck.
Never a fan of the overly sweet yee sang and it’s deep fried sides, this Dragon Yee Sang hit the spot for me with it’s canny potpourri of fresh fruits and seafood.
Mango, pears and passionfruit slices layers plus fresh salmon and genuine abalone slices made this a luxurious and thoroughly enjoyable yee sang.
We tossed high in wish for abundance & prosperity for 2012!! 🙂
Sea Garoupa with Spicy Garlic Sauce.
The next few dishes were ordinary but since I was satiated by now, I took sampling portions just for taste.
Braised Sea Cucumber with Mixed Mushrooms.
Sauteed Fresh Prawns with Black Pepper Sauce.
Sauteed Toh Yuen Fried Rice wth Seafood.
Desserts: ( Oh yea!! ) Deep Fried Crispy Chinese New Year Cake (Nian Gou) and washing it all down with the Double Boiled Red Dates with Papaya and White Fungus; which incidentally was regrettably sounded very good but was way too sweet.
Toh Yuen offers 3 different set menus for Chinese New Year 2012. The above menu goes for RM1388++, minus the Dragon Yee Sang which is separately ordered at RM888++. The 2 other menus are RM988++ and RM1188++.
All 3 set menus will be updated on my blog by tomorrow once I get my hands on the soft copy.
Centrepiece: Ushering in the year of the Dragon!
I walked off a few calories taking some ambiance shots, testing out both the Sony Nex-7 against the Samsung NX11. Toh Yuen’s layout and dining symmetry offers comfortable distance between table and I love the circular entrance to the private dining room.
Cosy and “intimate” for a private dining session.
Lovely isn’t it? Uncluttered and spacious.
I might back again next week for a corporate dinner with clients. Let’s hope I get to sample the other menu and you can expect another blogpost! 🙂
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