As we usher in the Year of the Dragon, the vibrancy of Chinese New Year beckons us to gather with loved ones and indulge in a symphony of flavors that symbolize prosperity, good fortune, and the promise of a flourishing year ahead. In the spirit of joyous reunions and delectable traditions, we’ve curated a list of the top 5 restaurants that promise an unforgettable culinary experience during the auspicious celebrations of Chinese New Year 2024. From meticulously crafted reunion menus to opulent settings, these establishments are set to elevate your festive celebrations to new heights. Join us as we explore the gastronomic delights awaiting you at the pinnacle of CNY festivities.
1. Shang Palace, Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur
Celebrate the upcoming year with opulent gatherings at Shang Palace from 10 January to 24 February. Indulge in a wealth of flavors with meticulously crafted reunion menus and iconic traditional New Year dishes.
Experience the pinnacle of prosperity with the Reunion Set Menus, carefully designed to elevate your festive celebrations. Choose from the Great Prosperity, a 6-course lunch, which symbolizes abundance. Priced at RM188 nett per person, this lunch set is for groups of at least 4 people. Alternatively, you can opt for the Five Blessings, a 5-course lunch that radiates positivity. It is RM158 nett per person and suitable for gatherings of 4 or more.
For larger reunions, the Happy Reunion offers a grand 9-course set at RM358 nett per person (min. 6 persons). Meanwhile, the Rich Fortune, an 8-course set at RM268 nett per person (min. 6 persons), promises an opulent dining experience.
Vegetarian options are not forgotten; the Best Wishes presents a delightful 5-course set at RM230 nett per person (min. 2 persons). Elevating festivities from 9 to 11 February, our Immense Wealth and Wealth Treasures Reunion Menus present indulgent feasts, each meticulously curated for a prosperous start to the year.
To secure your seat at this culinary celebration, view the menu here and book a table here. You can also conveniently purchase dining tickets online at Shangri-La Boutique. For personalized assistance, reach out to dining.KL@shangri-la.com. Get ready to embark on a journey of abundance and culinary delight at Shang Palace.
2. Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Get ready for a spectacular culinary journey as Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur embraces the Year of the Dragon from 8 January to 24 February, 2024. Executive Chef Junious Dickerson invites guests to partake in enchanting Chinese New Year festivities symbolizing strength, prosperity, and good fortune.
Yun House, the Michelin-acclaimed Cantonese restaurant, sets the stage with dragon-inspired décor, creating a vibrant ambiance for joyful celebrations. Executive Chef Jimmy Wong and his team present three signature set menus—Fortuity, Auspicious, and Majestic—each harmonizing tradition with innovation.
Chinese New Year celebrations at Yun House also include Prosperity Yee Sang, a traditional tossed salad representing unity and abundance. Elevate this ritual with enticing options like Locally Harvested Mantis Prawns with Sliced Black Truffle Yee Sang and Crispy Soft Shell Crab Yee Sang with Salted Egg.
For those seeking to share the joy, Yun House introduces festive gifts, including Walnut Lotus Cookies, Chilli Oil, and Spicy Scallop Sauce. Meanwhile, The Lounge offers an exquisite Chinese New Year Afternoon Tea curated by Executive Pastry Chef Yann Roumanille. It features whimsical delights like Enter the Dragon and Lucky 8.
Besides, the hotel’s buffet destination embraces the fiery spirit of the dragon with a sizzling spread melding traditional Chinese specialties and Malaysian favorites. From Chinese Wax Duck Fried Rice to Ding-Ding Candy, the Chinese New Year buffet promises an unforgettable fusion of ancient traditions and modern flair.
Embark on a journey where every dish at Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur tells a story of prosperity, joy, and the powerful energy of the dragon. Reserve now via the Four Seasons App and experience the essence of this auspicious occasion in a world of culinary splendor.
3. InterContinental Kuala Lumpur
Embark on a sensory journey inspired by mythical legends at InterContinental Kuala Lumpur, where the celebration of the Year of the Dragon unfolds from 26 December to 24 February, 2024. In the grandeur of InterContinental KL, guests are invited to indulge in an array of set lunches, dinners, and reunion buffets, promising a feast for the senses.
Set Lunches & Dinners: A Gastronomic Odyssey
Choose from five curated set menus, each a gastronomic delight. The Legendary Set features regal dishes like “Kirin” style roasted “London” duck and giant river prawns. Priced at RM3,688+, it is suitable for a table of 10. This set is accompanied by yee sang with abalone and more. Other sets include the Ethereal Set (RM2,888+), Majestic Set (RM2,388+), Renewal Set for vegetarians (RM1,888+), Radiance Set (RM1,288+), and the Mystic Set (RM988+).
Reunion Buffets at Serena Brasserie: Nostalgic Flavors and International Delights
Serena Brasserie hosts Reunion Dinner Buffet on 9 February (RM258+ per adult, RM129+ per child) and Chinese New Year Long Lunch on 10 February (RM198+ per adult, RM99+ per child). Children aged 5 and below dine for free.
Yee Sang: Lou Hei to Prosperity
No Chinese New Year celebration is complete without Yee Sang. InterContinental KL offers luxurious Yee Sang sets with premium ingredients, inviting guests to Lou Hei for a prosperous start to the year.
Join InterContinental Kuala Lumpur in this culinary journey where tradition meets innovation. Delight your senses, usher in the Year of the Dragon, and create cherished memories with loved ones.
4. The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur
This Chinese New Year, The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur invites you to a grand celebration of the Year of the Dragon. From lavish in-room festivities to exclusive private dining experiences, the hotel promises an unforgettable experience. The highlight is the Chinese New Year Set Menu, available for lunch and dinner at The Brasserie until 24 February 2024.
While The Brasserie hosts the Chinese New Year Set Menu, private dining rooms offer a more intimate ambiance. This is perfect for family reunions or corporate gatherings. The celebration kicks off with the lively tradition of Yee Sang, featuring the secret ingredient of Premium Yee Sang passed down through generations.
Curated by Executive Chef Cheong Boon Fei, the menu showcases traditional Chinese culinary creations with premium ingredients. Indulge in Braised Bird’s Nest Soup, Steamed Red Spotted Grouper Fish, and Deep-fried Sea Prawns in a Golden Seaweed Crumb. The Fragrant Egg Fried Rice steals the spotlight with a crab meat sauce and tobiko.
Dessert brings delights like Chilled Osmanthus Tea with Water Chestnut and Peach Gum. The artfully crafted Deep-fried Homemade Yam Nian Gao is also included. The gastronomic journey extends to the Astor Bar, offering exclusive Chinese New Year-inspired spring cocktails. For instance, Mandarin Campari Sour and the standout Jade Dragon, featuring The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old.
Here’s to a new year filled with joy, success, and good health—cheers to the abundance of the festive season at The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur!
5. Meatmore, Next to Gold3 Boutique Hotel, Bukit Bintang
Step into the world of Meatmore, a haven where culinary artistry meets the sizzling allure of satisfaction. Leading the symphony of flavors is Chef James Won, a virtuoso of the grill and a maestro of taste. With an unwavering commitment to perfection and a passion for premium cuts, Chef James transforms every dining experience into a succulent masterpiece.
Chinese New Year: Crazy Dragon Celebration
Celebrate the Chinese New Year in style with Meatmore’s Crazy Dragon Celebration, a feast that promises an unforgettable culinary journey. Dive into an exquisite menu curated for 6-8 people, priced at RM788++. As an upgrade, savor the richness of a 600g roast beef for an additional RM228.
Begin the festivities with a spectacular Wagyu Beef Yee Sang, a symbol of prosperity and good fortune. Immerse yourself in the robust flavors of a perfectly roasted herb-infused chicken. You can also experience the freshness of the ocean with the grilled whole snapper fish, a seafood delight. Indulge in succulent grilled prawns, showcasing the expertise of the grill. Enjoy the mains with an array of delightful sides, including a crisp house salad, creamy mac & cheese, and perfectly cooked triple chips. Conclude your culinary journey on a sweet note with the decadent Creme Brulee.
The special Meatmore Chinese New Year menu is available until 25 February 2024, with lunch served from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm and dinner starting from 6:30 pm onwards. Immerse yourself in the Meatmore experience and let the Crazy Dragon Celebration elevate your Chinese New Year festivities. Book your table now and join Meatmore in savoring the symphony of succulence!
*The Halal status of these five restaurants may vary, and it’s advisable to check with the respective establishments for clarification on their current Halal certification.
By Nur Maisarah Putri
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