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Invited: Chinese New Year Yee Sang With Checkers Cafe, Dorsett Regency Kuala Lumpur 2012

2012, Year of the dragon according to the Chinese Calendar. This year is the auspicious year which Chinese community believe that is the best year to do something be it business or personal. A family dinner is inevitable in all Chinese families where everyone get together to have a dinner during the first to 15th day of the Chinese Lunar New Year. This strengthen the bond between family ties and also business associates.

I believe most of you usually have a table dinner where the foods served one by one through out he night. Some of the members like the particular dish and some may not. So sometime that feels kinda wasted. This year I attended something out of ordinary hosted by Dorsett Regency Kuala Lumpur located at the old KL suburb area along the Imbi Road. They are doing it the buffet way for the reunion dinner. You may think that the food are so so or feel cheap on them. You are wrong! Read thru this article and the exact thing will be served on the buffet line on the night itself.

Upon seated, we were greeted with a golden fresh pineapple that for sure will freshen you up.

Prosperity Splash Drink

Mixture of fresh Pineapple, Mandarin orange, Dragon Fruit juice and sweetened with honey.

Presentation wise this already makes your guest feel prosper according to Chinese saying. Pineapple is pronounced as WONG LAI in Malaysian Cantonese dialect. WONG means prosper and LAI means come. The welcome drink already welcoming prosper. What a way to greet your guest on these auspicious day.

Checkers Cafe provides a lovely ambience and environment for the traditional Chinese New Year Eve reunion dinners.

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As media we were served on a sit down dinner since it is an intro of the highlighted dish. Upon running through the dish list something caught my attention.

Crispy Salmon Fish Skins! Yee Sang ….

Chinese Sous Chef Lai Chan Meng who orchestra the whole reunion dinner menu

The Yee Sang is almost the same like any others but the sauce makes the difference. Plum and fruit based sauce were designed for this prosperity toss to ensure healthy style dieting.

The aftermath of the prosperity toss which we still keep things under control. Everything still on the plate. Talk about practice a lot last year with so many rounds of Yee Sang tossing.

The crispy salmon skin were thin and crunchy.

Introducing my favorite dish of the night.

Pan-fried Lamb Rack with Chef Special SauceChef’s Special

Lamb Rack with special sauce is one of Chef Lai’s specialty. Skillfully pan-fried with his secret combination of sauces and spices. Chef Lai explained that quality lamb racks are used as they don’t carry a strong gamy taste or smell. The meat was tender, juicy and coated with very tastefully caramalised secret sauce.

Braised Shark’s Fin with Assorted Seafood

A bowl of seafood treasure based delicacy that consist of dried scallops, sharks fin and crab meats. A dash of vinegar and whisky added will spice up the soup to another level. If you happen to bring your own whisky for this dinner, add some to the soup before serve.

Steamed Chicken with Herbs

The poach chicken were done right where the texture is buttery smooth, meat were tender and filled with herb flavors which steamed together with some Kai Lan vege.

Deep Fried Cod Fish with Superior Soya Sauce

Crispy on the outside and moist inside. Drizzled with superior is what needed to bring out the flavor of the cod fish fillet.

Deep Fried Prawns with Seafood Sauce

Juicy and succulent prawn makes everyone going thru a “HA HA” happy year. HA means prawn in Chinese which symbolize happiness. The prawn were deep fried and tossed with seafood sauce brings out the  of the prawn.

Braised Fish Maw, Sea Cucumber, Dried Oyster and Black Mushroom with seasonal vegetable

Fried Rice with ginger and salted egg

Golden Sesame Ball with Red Bean paste

Steamed Nian Gao

Nian Gao is a Chinese New Year’s cake, it’s prepared by Chef Lai himself from scratch. He purposely make it slightly softer for better texture and coated it with shredded coconut. It is considered good luck to eat nian gao during this time, because “nian gao” is a homonym for “higher year.” Eat more if you wanna get a raise this year.

Both the dessert were accompanied by a bowl of homey style red bean soup.

REUNION DINNER MENU @ CHECKERS CAFE

SALMON YEE SANG SALAD
Yee Sang with Crackers and Salmon Fillet
Roasted Duck Breast Glazed with Honey Dressing (cold)
Roasted Chinese-style Duck, Chicken and Chinese Bun
CAESAR SALAD
Toss Romaine Lettuce with Caeser dressing with choice of Crispy Beef Bacon, Shave Parmesan Cheese, Crouton, Garlic Confit, Anchovy and lemon wedge
BREAD
Assorted homemade breads
COLD PLATTER SELECTION
River Smoked Salmon with lemon dressing
Roasted Chicken and Gherkin
APPERTIZER
Sweet corn salad, Mexican corn salad, Oyster mushroom and green German potato salad, Green Bean, Nicoise Salad, Tomato, Yogurt cucumber, Hummus Babaganoush, Tauboleh salad, Garden green, Asian Spicy Thai beef salad.
DRESSING AND CONDIMENTS (COLD)
Thousand Island, French Dressing, Herbs Vinaigrette, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Italian Dressing
DEEP BLUE SEAFOOD ON ICE WITH CONDIMENT (COLD)
Oyster, Green Mussel, Tiger Prawn, Lemon juice, Cocktail sauce, Shallot Dressing and Lime dressing.
SOUP ON BUFFET
Hot and Sour soup, Seafood and Shark’s fin soup
ACTION COUNTER
Chicken Rice – Roasted and Steamed Chicken
Waffle – Ala minute (maple syrup, fruit salad, whipped cream – topping, icing sugar, cinnamon sugar)HOT DISHES
Roasted Lamb Leg, Salmon Confit with Poached Egg, Kari Ayam Berkentang, Pan Fried Cod Fillet with Cod Caviar, Sauteed Vegetable with Fish Maw, Braised Sea Cucumber and Mushroom, Nian-nian You yu – Steamed Sea Bass, Buddha’s Delight – Braisedd Mixed Vegetables, Lucky Chicken – Golden Roasted Chicken, Deep Fried Prawn with Oats, Chinese Glutinous Rice in Lotus Leave, Stir-fried Dry Oyster with “Fatt Choy”, Braised Chinese cabbage with Dried Scallops and Fish Paste, Fried Wanton Mee with Shitake Mushroom and Seafood, Cantonese Fried Rice.

MALAYSIAN HAWKERS FARE
NOODLE SOUP OF THE DAY
Curry Mee

SATAY CORNER
Charcoal-grilled chicken, beef, lamb satay serve with rice cakes, cucumber, onions, pineapple and peanut sauce.

JAPANESE CORNER
SUSHI DELI CORNER
Maguro and Salmon sushi, baby octopus and unagi sashimi, Futomaki Rice Rolls with Prawn and Vegetables, Californi Rolls with Avocado and Cuumber served with Kikoman, wasabi and pickles radish.

FRUITS
Watermelon, honeydew, papaya, pineapple, dragon fruit and jack fruit with asam powder.

DESSERT
Orange Brulee Tartlet, Strawberry Fantasy, Ginger Cream Caramel, Panna Cotta, Mango Smoothness, Profiterole, Chocolate Baked Cheese, Trutti Fruity and Tiramisu, Assorted Malay Kuih, French Pastries, Chinese New Year Cookies, Fried “Nian Kao”, Golden Sesame Balls

ICE CREAM COUNTER
Choice of Ice Cream
Chocolate Fountain
Topping and condiments: Macadamia, pistachio, almond, walnut, chocolate chips, peanut, apricot with choolate, vanilla, raspberry and strawberry sauce served with waffle

HOT DESSERT
Rice Pudding, Bread and Butter Pudding

HOT BEVERAGES
Coffee and Tea

Catch Lion Dance Performance on 26th January 2012 at 9:30am at Dorsett Regency Kuala Lumpur, held at the main Lobby

 

Reunion Buffet Dinner

22nd January 2012
Price: RM108++ per person
“Gong Xi Fa Cai’  New Year Brunch
23rd and 24th January 2012
12.00 noon to 4:00pm
Price: RM75++ per person
Joy and Luck Buffet Lunch
Monday to Friday
(25th – 31st January 2012/ 2nd – 5th January 2012)
Price: RM75++ per person
Prosperity Buffet Dinner
Monday to Friday
(23rd to 31st January 2012/ 1st February to 6th February 2012)
Price: RM85++ per person
*50% discount for children between the ages of 4 to 12 and senior  citizens of 55 years old and above
*Price quoted are subject to 10% service charge and 6% government tax.

Exclusive for Food POI readers!

Make your CNY Buffet reservation through this link to get 38% Discount Lunar New Year Celebration at Dorsett Regency

2 Comments

  • January 12, 2012 - 8:29 am | Permalink

    food looks so tempting!

  • January 12, 2012 - 3:39 pm | Permalink

    Must try their Lamb racks.. exclusive one..

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