CNY is almost upon us and we all know what that means; delicious festive food! From the auspicious Yee Sang to the sweetest Nian Gao dessert, everyone has a favourite dish that they look forward to during reunion dinners.
Well, CNY came a little early for us at WORLD OF BUZZ when Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa invited us to feast on their festive CNY offerings. Staying true to the “Winds of Prosperity” theme of the preview, we stuffed our tummies prosperously too!
Just take a peek below and you’ll confirm start drooling with us too!
1. Toss to prosperity Yee Sang
What’s CNY without Yee Sang right? Available for both takeaway and dine-in, The Resort Cafe’s Yee Sang is freshly prepared daily. You can even choose from a selection of sauces which include the signature Plum Sauce and Wasabi Sauce or if you’re as adventurous as we were, try the fresh Avocado Plum Sauce or sweet tangy Rojak Plum Sauce.
We had the fresh salmon and abalone clam with snow pear Yee Sang and it’s just perfect!
Not a fan of salmon and abalone? There are four other selections of Yee Sang you can choose from:
- Crispy Shrimp & Snow Pear
- Alaska Scallop & Salmon Skin
- Fresh Salmon & Soft-Shell Crab
- Cooked Lobster
If you choose to dine-in, The Resort Café will provide you with an add-on full portion Yee Sang starting from MYR148 nett and a half-portion from MYR88 nett.
2. Delectable set menu offerings
Onwards to the scrumptious set menu on offer at The Resort Café buffet. We had the Billow of Longevity set menu and here are some dishes that stood out to us during the preview:
Deep fried chicken slices with cranberry sauce & chicken roulade with ma lat paste
Without further ado, let’s go straight to the meat of it. Chicken meat to be exact! This duo has got to be our favourite dish amongst all that was served.
The delectable sweet cranberry sauce and the spiciness of the ma lat paste complement each other perfectly to arouse our taste buds. The tenderness of the chicken roulade mixed with the crunchiness of the deep fried chicken slices gels together perfectly to create a dish that’s unlike any other.
Definitely a must-try this CNY and we wholly recommend it with all our hearts (and tummies)!
Braised South Africa abalone and money bags with black garlic sauce
What’s a Chinese New Year meal without abalone? Not only did this dish look absolutely gorgeous but was absolutely tasty as well!
The quality of the abalone was really top notch and the rich black garlic sauce really amped up its flavour. The money bags were excellently crafted and its texture – when consumed – really leaves you wanting more!
Crystal prawn meat with golden sand and pine nuts
When Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa‘s Executive Chef Peter Lee personally brought out the dish to our table, we knew we were in for a treat! The de-shelled prawns were deep fried to the most ideal crispiness and topped off with buttery golden sand and crunchy pine nuts.
The golden glow of the prawns seemed to just call out to us to take a bite and when we did, we found the texture and crunchiness of the prawns really heightened with the pine nuts.
We later found out it was a speciality of Chef Peter. No wonder lah!
Waxed meat rice in a claypot
Smoked duck meat with chicken waxed meat served atop claypot rice? Yes, please! Filled to the brim and served in really generous portions, a caramel sauce was added to the dish before everything was mixed together.
The result? A dish that is not just rich and flavourful, but exudes an aroma that left us asking for a second helping!
Double-boiled chicken broth with antler mushroom, Hokkaido dried scallop and fish maw
This comforting hot double-boiled chicken broth was not only wholesome and delicious, but nutritious as well! Filled with antler mushrooms, Hokkaido dried scallop and fish maw, each sip was a heavenly treat and a welcomed detour from all the other dry and fried-based dishes of the day.
Thousand layer radish puff & chilled lemongrass jelly and sun-dried persimmon syrup
To top it all off, we were served a delectable dessert of chilled lemongrass jelly and sun-dried persimmon syrup alongside a delightfully hand-crafted thousand layer radish puff and egg tarts. The detail put into making the thousand layer radish puff was incredible and the taste alongside its texture was definitely one of the highlights of the preview.
Don’t even get us started on the chilled lemongrass jelly and sun-dried persimmon syrup, which has got to be one of the fanciest desserts we’ve ever tried!
Wah, definitely an unforgettable round table feast! The Billow of Longevity set menu is priced at MYR2,088 nett per table of 10 persons. Besides that, there are two other set menus on offer which are:
The Billow of Happiness (Priced at MYR1,688 nett per table of 10 persons)
- Crispy Shrimp and Salmon with Snow Pear Yee Sang
- Hot and Sour Soup with Fish Maw (Individual serving)
- Kampung Chicken with Sliced Yam in Bamboo Basket
- Olive Oil Poached Dragon Trout Fillet with Cloud Fungus in Superior Soya Sauce
- Wok-Fried Sea Conch and White Asparagus with Supreme XO Sauce
- Waxed Meat Fried Rice
- Thousand Layer Radish Puff
- Chilled Lemongrass Jelly and Sun-Dried Persimmon Syrup
The Billow of Prosperity (Priced at MYR1,888 nett per table of 10 persons)
- Rojak Sauce Fruit Yee Sang
- Double Boiled Chicken Broth with Antler Mushroom, Hokkaido Dried Scallop and Fried Fish Maw
- Roasted Duck in Pattaya Style
- Olive Oil Poached Dragon Trout Fillet with
- Soya Bean Egg White Tofu
- Sautéed Alaska Scallop Roll with Assorted Vegetables
- Fried Rice with Baby Mustard Plant and Bird’s Eye Chilli
- Steamed Nian Gao Coated with Shredded Coconut
- Fresh Fruit Platter
So many options to choose from weh! From appetizer right up to the desserts, everything is super scrumptious!
3. Amazing dessert buffet offerings!
Speaking of desserts, the first thing that caught our attention upon entering The Resort Café was the dessert section beautifully displayed with lots of delectable desserts and sweets. So fancy weh!
Amongst the scrumptious desserts that we had were:
- Sweetened ‘Tang Yuen” served with ginger-infused syrup or coated with peanuts.
- Fried and Steamed Nian Gao.
- Traditional cookies such as Pineapple Tarts and Peanut Butter Cookies.
- A range of Nyonya delights such as Kuih Kapit, Kuih Bangkit, Kuih Bahulu, Kuih Ros and more!
Amazing right? We (and our tummies) definitely enjoyed our time there! Special thanks again to Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa for inviting us to experience their “Winds of Prosperity” festive offerings preview.
If you want your stomach to be as prosperous as ours this CNY, The Resort Café at Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa is the place to be for you and your family!
Winds of Prosperity billows into Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa this Lunar New Year from 21 January to 19 February 2019
In fact, if you’re looking for a family getaway this Lunar New Year, Sunway City has you covered with their special 2 Days 1 Night Sunway City Lunar Getaway packages to suit you and your family’s needs:
Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa (Starting from MYR388+ with breakfast for 2)
Source: Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa
Sunway Pyramid Hotel (Starting from MYR308+ with breakfast for 2)
Sunway Clio Hotel (Starting from MYR288+ with breakfast for 2)
Booking period from now till 17 Feb 2019 for a stay period from 1 -17 Feb 2019
While you’re there, don’t forget to catch the amazing lion dance performance that symbolizes the reigning in of good fortune, success and prosperity:
Date: 5 February 2019
Venue: Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa’s Main Lobby
For more info on the prices and various dine-in and takeaway offers available, click here.
From all of us here at WORLD OF BUZZ, have a prosperous Gong Xi Fa Cai!
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