09 January, 2013

CNY Yee Sang Promotion @ Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant (鑽苑) , One World Hotel, Petaling Jaya

Occasionally, when I write today's date on my notes, I'd unconsciously scribble 2012. I didn't realize it now becomes 'last year' already, what's more is that Chinese New Year is approaching and this round it's the Year of Snake according to the 12 Chinese zodiacs. 

So my last visit to One World Hotel and Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant was last year, during Mooncake Festival. Honestly, I really miss their signature glazed chicken with ginger, therefore recently I am back for a second visit on my own, enjoying good food with my family and relatives.

Ushering the auspicious Year of Snake, Zuan Yuan has prepared new set menus for this festive season, comprising of starter, soup, main courses, desserts and most importantly, Prosperity Yee Sang that comes in many varieties. The following set menu we choose is RM998++. 

#1 Zuan Yuan Four Season Hot and Cold Combination Platter

To start off an oriental dinner, we have this special dish, made of 4 appetizers combined into one to symbolize winter, spring, summer and autumn seasons of a year. My usual favourite Japanese cold salad is one of them, while the crispy deep-fried fish paste and fish ball are equally good to tantalize my taste buds.

#2 Braised Seafood Soup with Dried Scallop

Say no to shark fins. The set menu we chose serves seafood soup instead of shark fins because I always believe shark is the sea creature that suffers the most during Chinese festive season because we Chinese love shark fins way too much. 

Surprisingly, the thick broth of seafood soup is very satisfying. The consistency is just right, and each spoonful is stuffed with oceanic goodness such as premium dried scallop, prawns and chunks of mushrooms.

#3 Roasted Chicken with King Soy Sauce

Yums! It's a great way of preparing the chicken to allow diners to taste its freshness within the firm, tender flesh. The sauce is slightly thicker than usual, but it seeps into the bird, tenderizes and turns it a delicious dish.

#4 Steamed Sea Grouper with Olive Vegetables 'Teo Chew' Style

As for the fish, I personally have nothing much to shout about, but it is part of the important symbolic dishes during new year. A typical comfort food that you can easily serve it with a bowlful of hot steamed white rice.

#5 Wok Fried Tiger Prawn in "Medan" Style

Although I am a huge fan of crustaceans, unfortunately prawns are not on my list. The biggest surprise I've gotten during that evening is that the tiger prawns turn out so good that it becomes my favourite of all!

Cooked in Indonesian style, the sweet-spicy sauce is well-absorbed into the huge tiger prawns.
Overall, the crunchy fresh prawns are very appetizing, with added aroma from the sprinkle of spring onion.

#6 Braised Dried Oyster, Mushroom and Bean Curd in Green Garden

The delicious aroma wafts in the air as soon as the next dish is served piping hot from the kitchen. Slow-braised into thick consistency, this healthy dish is definitely suitable to neutralize my stomach after all the meats.

#7 Steamed Lotus Leaf Rice with Assorted Preserved Meat, Chicken Sausage and Yam

Here's another aromatic dish which is irresistibly good and I'm looking forward to taste it because it can rarely be found except during Chinese festive season. To my delight, the yam rice wrapped in lotus leaf, retains its moisture and is very flavourful with chunks of preserved meat and sausage.

#8 Assorted Homemade Pastry

Before our dinner comes to a close, the 9-course meal is concluded with the perfect combination of hot and cold home made pastry. The deep-fried sesame balls are very crispy with the oozing lotus paste in it, so lovely to serve them with chicken floss. The chilled mochi, on the other hand, heightens our chewing pleasure as the smooth sticky balls go down the throat.

#9 Chilled Aloe Vera with Snow Fungus and Luo Han Guo

To wash down the meal is the cold dessert soup with popping balls of aloe vera that adds to my biting sensation. The portion served throughout the banquet is meant for 10 pax, but the chef has been really generous that evening and we can hardly finish our food.

1. Tastewise, they fall on a moderate mode, suitable for all types of diners, and thumbs up to the huge portion of food and great service in the restaurant!
2. Recommended: Wok Fried Tiger Prawn in "Medan" Style
3. Great option for reunion dinners and company gatherings during this festive season!

Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant (钻苑)
Lobby Level
One World Hotel,
First Avenue, 
Bandar Utama City Centre, 
47800 Petaling Jaya, 
Contact: 603-7681 1159 for reservation
Email: pr@oneworldhotel.com.my
Website: www.oneworldhotel.com.my
Facebook: fb.com/OneWorldHotelPetalingJaya

Business Hours:
12noon - 2.30pm (Weekdays)
11am - 2.30pm (Weekends & Public Holidays)
6pm - 10.30pm (Daily)


  1. Is good that they don't offer shark fin soup..
    please say no to it...

  2. Great "shark fin free" replace with braised seafood soup. I always love the 1st dish, many variety kekeke

  3. Ahhhhh!!! No sharks fins! Good, very good! Pat on the back.

    It's just a shameless, blatant show of one's opulence. Vanity at its worst! Senseless flaunting of wealth - for the mere sake of showing off. Ain't that some kind of sick mentality? And those things are, in fact, quite tasteless. Stupid is as stupid does.

    Save the sharks!!!

  4. aside to that fish i think i will love every dish that you have showed

  5. Glad to see restaurants stop serving shark fin. Don't mind glass noodles as replacement!

  6. I like lotus rice! And also that seafood soup would be good too ;-)

  7. Time to savor some "lap mei fan" I love it but can't take too much, u know lah... :(

  8. The soup looks fantastic!

  9. Really impressed! Everything is very, very clear, open is a wedding accessories cheap description prom dresses store of the problem. It contains the cocktail dresses information.

  10. yah say no to Sharkfin and mix with other seafood instead :x


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