Monday, January 28, 2013

Chinese New Year at Ming Palace, Corus Hotel Kuala Lumpur

After a pleasant gastronomical journey in Ming Palace during last Mid Autumn Festival, this year let's reunite over luxurious indulgences and treasure gilded moments in the heart of golden triangle of Kuala Lumpur at Ming Palace Chinese Restaurant situated in Corus Hotel KL.

Ming Palace's Yee Sang promotion features different styles of preparation besides the classic rendition of the popular types, such as the Australian Abalone Yee Sang with Pine Seed, Salmon and Butter Fish Yee Sang with Fuji Apple, Korean Pear and Pine Seed, Prosperous Yee Sang with Korean Snow Pear and Jelly Fish. Price ranges from RM48++ per half portion to RM268++ per whole portion.

#1 Salmon and Butterfish Yee Sang with Fuji Apple, Korean Pear and Pine Seed
(松子富士苹果雪梨双色鱼捞生)

The auspicious culinary adventure, crafted by Chef Ng and his team, starts off with the duo fish yee sang with zesty fresh fruits and pine seed, drizzled with handmade plum sauce. It makes for a more refreshing and healthier treat, and has lovely textures that enhance the biting pleasure.

#2 Salmon and Butter Fish

#3 Premium Pine Seeds

A nice variation from the festive Kuaci (Sunflower Seed), the pine seed has greater amount of nutrients, protein and antioxidants. Simply crunchy to bite along with the crispy crackers and pickled condiments.

#4 The Mixed Concoction


#5 Double Boiled Chicken soup with Dried Scallop and 'Ming Mok Ee'
(干贝明木耳炖鸡汤)

Taking centre stage of the evening is the soup, where Chinese fungus and dried scallop swim in a rich broth full of old chicken essence. Similar to many herbal soup, this soothing bowl of chicken soup brings health benefits for people of all ages. Also, Chef assures fans of shark's fins that Ming Palace also caters for their needs by offering irresistible ranges of shark fin soups.

#6 Steamed Salted 'Cheng Yuen' Chicken
(绍兴酒盐蒸清远鸡)

For mains, first is the imported chicken from Qīngyuǎn, situated in northwestern Guangdong in China. Although the saltiness would be better enjoyed by some more than others, the sauce which includes Chinese wine and goji berry also gives a sweet and heavy herbal edge to the firm flesh.


#7 Steamed Chinese Pomfret Kylin Style 
(麒麟蒸斗鲳)

At Ming Palace, Chinese food is more than great tasting food, it is an artistic impression. I took some time to figure out what's stuffed in the beautifully crafted fish. Served on a bed of Chinese garlic chives and shredded ginger, the flesh of fish is sliced into equal pieces and then layered with mushroom, carrot and vegetarian ham. They are slightly overpowering the natural sweetness of the fish, but nonetheless the fish is very moist and flaky in texture.

#8 Braised Sea Cucumber with Dried Oyster and 'Fatt Choy'
(海参蚝士发菜西兰花)

This is followed by another symbolic festive dish that resembles wealth and good luck. The dish, with its standard ingredients, is made more prominent with the thick hoisin sauce, that coats the CNY treasures well.

 
#9 Golden Crispy Nestum Prawn with Salted Egg Yolk
(黄金麦香鲜草虾)

Also, try out the golden crispy prawns which are certainly well worth the praise with its crispy skin and juicy, crunchy flesh. The large sized prawns go well with the sweet and buttery nestum oats and salted egg yolk

#10 Fried Rice with Waxed Duck and Liver Sausage in Lotus Leaves
(荷叶腊味饭)

The staple dish comes at no surprise that the lotus leaf rice is a favourite of some as the heavy flavours of waxed meat are well-suffused into the moist rice.

#11 Crispy Ninko with Yam and Sweet Potato
(年年在高升)

For dessert, we are served with crispy Nian Gao, layered with yam and sweet potato. Despite of being a classic rendition of a regular glutinous rice cake, this dessert stands out with its crispy egg batter on the outside and mildly sweet on the inside. 

#12 Almond Tea with Glutinous Rice Dumpling
(杏仁茶汤丸)

Although some may enjoy the minty flavour of the warm almond tea more than others, it is a noteworthy dessert that incorporates sesame glutinous rice dumpling and sugar to balance out the strong almond taste.



9 AUSPICIOUS PACKAGES THIS CHINESE NEW YEAR

5 Prosperity Yee Sang
Duration: Now till 24 February 2013
Price: From RM48++ per half portion to RM268++ per whole portion



New Year Prosperity A La Carte Menu
From RM3++ to RM138++ per portion 

Auspicious Chinese New Year Sets
RM108++ and RM138++ per person (minimum 4 persons)
From RM988++ to RM2,888++ per table of 10 persons*
*With complimentary one bottle of red wine or chilled orange juice

ENJOY 38% OFF on second table of 10 persons for CNY set menu!

Rich Fortune Banquet Sets

RM888++ and RM988++ per table of 10 persons*
*Only valid for a minimum of 5 tables and above
**With complimentary one bottle of red wine or chilled orange juice

For reservations, please call 03-2161 8888 ext 127 or 188

Verdict:
1. The festive menu at Ming Palace retains a traditional style of Chinese food, while keeping its quality and distinctiveness of each dish.
2. Recommended: Salmon and Butterfish Yee Sang with Fuji Apple, Korean Pear and Pine Seed, Crispy Ninko with Yam and Sweet Potato
3. Pricewise, it is definitely a steal, for a simple reunion dinner within the city centre.

Ming Palace
1st Floor
Corus Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Ampang,
50450 Kuala Lumpur.
Contact: 603-2161 8888 ext 127 / 188
Website: www.corushotelkl.com
Email: mp@corushotelkl.com

Business Hours
Lunch: 11.30am - 3pm
Dinner: 6.30pm - 10.30 pm

9 comments:

  1. it would be great to celebrate chinese new year
    with those scrumptious meals

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  2. Love the pine seeds idea. Will toss them into our home made yee sang this year for our family reunion dinner:D

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  3. I love the Yee Sang with a lot of nuts!

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  4. pine nuts and butterfish for yee sang !! Must be darn good >_<

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  5. Happy new year! Love all these amazing dishes!!!

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  6. I liked the sea cucumber dish, with the "fatt choy" hehehe

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  7. Buffet dinner offer by Groupon at Ming Palace is not worth the money: foods are salty, not fresh, not all dishes displayed ( need to order ),...

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