Happy friends at dining table, selective focus, canon 1Ds mark IIIWhen comes to Chinese New Year gathering with families, we normally look for a few things. First is the private sessions with family without any interference and secondly is the eating convenience. We normally tend to cook at home or eat in restaurants nearby to our place. But neither one of this alternative, could allow us to have both. It’s either you will get your family privacy or eating convenience.

Many of us has overlooked one of the place that we could enjoy both benefits; hotels. We always tend to think that hotel’s are expensive and the foods are bad. But do you know that most well established hotels have great chefs? Have you ever realised that restaurants marked up their Chinese New Year’s set menu at a very “auspicious” price?

Why not just pay a little bit more this Chinese New Year to get the benefits of both worlds at hotels? This coming year, try out your family gathering at hotels? You may choose either the buffet spread meals or their Chinese New Year’s set deals for your family gathering.

Aloft Hotel in Kuala Lumpur Sentral is offering both with special featured dishes for this Chinese New Year. It’s buffet spread at Nook created by Chef Alvin Tan, the Executive Sous Chef for the Hotel features traditional dishes normally found at the dining table of a Chinese New Year Reunion meal.

img_3267For those who are looking to dine in private with set menu and the traditional round table can be arranged at their private function rooms that could accommodate up to 4 tables in a room.

Aloft Hotel have created 2 sets of Chinese New Year menu; Prosperous and Auspicious by their Chinese Cuisine’s Executive Soud Chef, Ng Kok Wai. Both menu features a combination of traditional and modern dishes for an exciting experience to the palate.

The Prosperous menu, priced at RM1888+ is a 9-course menu in which features the Golden Coraline Algae Yee Sang, Braised Fish Maw with Dried Scallop and Snow Crab Roll Soup, Slow Baked Marinated Chicken with Basil and Ginger, Deep-fried Mandarin Fish with Calamansi and Pomelo, Wok-Fried Tiger Prawn with Golden Shallot, Home-made Stuffed Inari Roulade, Authentic Scallop and Seafood Fried Rice and for desserts, Chilled Rainbow Pearl Yuzu Broth and Pan-fried Chinese New Year Cake otherwise known as ‘Nian Gao’.

The Auspicious menu on the other hand, is a 6-course menu priced at RM1688+ with the luck number eight to bring in luck as the Chinese would say. This menu offers the Golden Coraline Algae Yee Sang, Home-made Almond Boneless Chicken, Deep-fried Sea Bass with Calamansi and Pomelo, Braised Classic Dumpling with Garden Greens, Steamed Lotus Leaf Rice with Smoked Oyster and topped with Arrow Mushroom and as dessert, Chilled Fruity Pomelo Broth.

Dishes highlights;

img_326Golden Coraline Algae Yee Sang – Coralline algae, calamansi, carrot, daikon, assortment pickled vegetables

img_3300Braised Fish Maw with Dried Scallop and Snow Crab Roll Soup – Dried scallop, fish maw, snow crab roe, enoki mushroom

img_3308Home-made Almond Boneless Chicken – Almond, chicken & fish paste, freeze lettuce

img_3313Deep-fried Sea Bass with Calamansi and Pomelo – Sea bass, egg floss, carnation milk, sweet corn

img_3318Wok-Fried Tiger Prawn with Golden Shallot – Tiger prawn, garlic, spring onion, chili

img_3332Braised Classic Dumpling with Garden Greens – Chicken & prawn dumpling, brocolli black mushroom

img_3337Steamed Lotus Leaf Rice with Smoked Oyster and topped with Arrow Mushroom – Fragrant rice, smoked oyster, arrow mushroom

img_3340Chilled Rainbow Pearl Yuzu Broth – Assorted fruity pearl, pomelo black sesame glutinous dumpling and Pan-fried Chinese New Year Cake

Hotels are also a great place for Chinese New Year gathering for our multi races family members and friends as it offers halal’s foods. And who says halal Chinese foods are not nice? It’s super delicious at Aloft.

Aloft Chinese New Year’s offerings are available between 16th January 2017 to 11th February 2017. For reservations and more information, please call +6 03 2723 1188 or visit http://bit.ly/2hUkbgl.

Taeki's hobby is to write lifestyle pieces according to his own style. He loves foods and tech stuffs! If there is any foods or tech reviews, you can count Taeki in!

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