Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Chinese New Year Menu at Luk Yu Tea House, Starhill Gallery

Welcome to Year 2014! How was your new year eve celebration? As for me, I'm already looking forward for the arrival of Chinese New Year, do you guys realise it's just end of this month? 

Many have started hunting for the best CNY feast deals around restaurants, hotels and malls. If you're looking for Cantonese offerings, surely you shouldn't miss this post! Famed as one of the best dim sum places in town, Luk Yu Tea House introduces a special Chinese New Year menu which will be available from 18 January to 14 February 2014

Let's usher the year of horse with Luk Yu's prosperity menu! 

Located at the feast floor of Starhill Gallery, KL, Luk Yu replicates a traditional Chinese teahouse back to the good old days in Hong Kong. Once you're inside, you will find that much of the wooden furniture, lighting, pictures and decorations are exclusively designed for Luk Yu which blends well and lend a charm to its ancient theme. 

Here you can dine indoors to watch the chefs at work in the open kitchen or al fresco at the mezzanine to enjoy your meal in the open concourse of Starhill Gallery.

#1 Lily Jasmine Flower Tea @ RM32 per teapot

Arriving at the tea house, first to greet us warmly was of course the house signature tea! As I glanced through the menu, there were pretty wide varieties of dim sum to nibble on while sipping the light, mind-relaxing tea. 

Luk Yu also serves other premium teas which include Silver Needle Jasmine, Yuan Nien Pu Erh, Dry Rose Flowers and the Aged Pu Erh King, just to name a few which are equally good and popular among tea enthusiasts. 

#2 凤凰报喜 (特色烧鉫乳鸽)
Aromatic Roasted Crispy Pigeon served with Crackers @ RM58++

Unlike many Chinese New Year menu, we skipped the prosperity Yee Sang, but it will be available in the house during this festive season. Definitely a favourite, the roasted crispy pigeon was delicately prepared to maintain the juiciness within the lean meats.

The meat on its own was tender and moist, and the garlic marinade with 2 types of Chinese wines and spices was well-absorbed into it delightfully, without masking the natural flavour of the succulent meat.

#3 龙马精神 (印尼老虎虾)
Stir-fried Tiger Prawn with Lemongrass and Curry Leaf @ RM48++

Seafood items just couldn't go wrong at Luk Yu, because they use premium quality fresh ingredients especially for the dim sum. Served on a bed of lady fingers and eggplant, our platter of spicy tiger prawns were bathed in the extra creamy curry gravy that is sweet and robust for my liking!

#4 袋袋平安 (海鲜百宝袋)
Seafood Treasure Stuffed in Beancurd Skin @ RM38++

Next up was a dish symbolizing great health and wealth. Digging into the "treasure" stuffed in the beancurd skin, we found huge chunks of Shimeji mushroom, prawn and scallop that beautifully retained the freshness and crunchiness in the mouth. 

#5 花开富贵 (上汤豆腐花)
Chinese Beansure with Assorted Mushroom in Superior Soup @ RM28++

No Chinese meal is complete without a bowlful of hearty soup. Refreshingly light and soulfully hearty, the mushrooms gave the clear soup an interesting flavour and distinctive character on its own. 

#6 好市年年 (蚝士发菜焖西兰花)
Braised Dried Oyster and Chinese Mushroom served with Broccoli @ RM48++

Closer to tradition, we had the staple dish of mushroom, oyster and vegetables. Crowned with black moss, the large premium Korean oyster definitely stole the show because of its size and soft-crunchy texture!

If you're craving for dim sum, Luk Yu has the largest scallop dumplings I've ever sampled! 
Stay tuned for my next update about my dim sum feast at Luk Yu =)

Thank you the Head Chef, Chai Chee Loong for the wonderful festive dishes!

Chinese New Year Promotion starts from 18 January 2014 to 14 February 2014.
Don't forget to make a reservation before enjoying some quality moments with 

your family, friends and loved ones =)

Luk Yu Tea House (陸羽茶室)
Starhill Gallery 
181, Jalan Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur.
Contact: 603-2782 3850
Fax: 603-2782 3818
Business Hours:
Mon - Sat: 12pm - 1am
Sun & Public Holidays: 10am - 1am

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