Thursday 28 January 2021


Lunar joy delivered

January 29, 2021

China House in Pullman Hotel, KLCC
I doubt that numbers will go down and the Covid-19 MCO will be lifted for Chinese New Year, so it’s time to put Plan B into action and that is getting the festive food delivered.  

As the family usually heads for Red Chinese Cuisine in Pullman KL City Centre, I check to see if it does delivery. Yay, it does. In fact, it has 3 auspicious menus for tables of 10 or 5, yee sang and poon choi.

Afternoon Tea takeaway for two persons

There’s also afternoon tea takeaway (RM128/2pax) with 3 tiers of nibbles including CNY mini cupcakes, kumquat chocolate pralines, egg tarts, pineapple tarts, nian gao, scones, prawn dumplings and bao.

Premium Five Treasure Yee Sang is topped with lobster, abalone, scallop, salmon and jellyfish

The 9-course auspicious menus are Spring & Happiness Set (RM1,888/RM999 for 10/5 pax), Heavenly Treasure Set (RM2,388/RM1,199) and Stellar Prosperity Set (RM2,588/RM1,299). All prices stated here are nett and include yee sang, nian gao and a bottle of Spanish Vina Albali cabernet sauvignon.

Festive delivery from Pullman in a festive bag

Some hot dishes including braised tofu, tiger prawn, lap mei yam rice, cumin lamb rack and steamed cod fillet with cordycep flowers

I managed to sample dishes from the different menus. The double-boiled clam meat, choy kon (dried vegetable), black chicken and conpoy from the Heavenly Treasure Set is slurpilicious to the last drop. The aroma of the choy kon is enticing while the other ingredients provide the essence of the soup.

Also from the same set, traditional steamed cod fish fillet is topped with gravy cooked with mushroom and dried cordycep flowers. So yummy!

I much prefer this to the stirfried tiger prawn with marmite sauce from the Spring & Happiness Set, probably because I am never keen on getting my fingers dirty in peeling prawn.

From the Stellar Prosperity Set, Roasted Australian lamb rack with cumin crust is My Best Friend’s favourite. A little reminiscent of Indian cuisine, the cumin elevates the tender racks of meat to gourmand levels. Lightly cooked onion petals complete the dish.

The Spring & Happiness Set has braised tofu with pumpkin sauce and bok choy, with shitake and shimeji mushrooms. The silky soft tofu is a good foil for the thickened pumpkin sauce while mushroom adds more aroma.

Individual Golden Prosperity Set at RM68 nett per person

7-course Golden Fortune Set is for a minimum 6 persons

There are also the very affordable 5-course Golden Prosperity set at RM68 per person and the 7-course Golden Fortune set (RM68/pax with minimum order 6 pax for Golden Fortune Set). 

Red's Signature Superfood Healthy Yee Sang

Or if you just want yee sang, there are four combinations, including the Red Signature Superfood Healthy Yee Sang (RM98/158 for ½/full portion). It has a mix that includes quinoa, baby spinach, goji berries, cherry tomato, dragonfruit, mandarin oranges, carrot, purple cabbage, radish, walnut, almond, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds.

The luxurious Premium 5 Treasure Yee Sang (RM228/338 for ½/full portion) is topped with lobster, abalone, scallop, salmon and jellyfish.

Fresh Fruit & Garden Greens (RM98/158 for ½/full portion) and Prosperity Snow Pear (RM78/138 for ½/full portion) are vegetarian yee sang varieties though you can add toppings of scallop lips, jellyfish, salmon, crispy salmon skin, soft shell crab, abalone and even sea urchin.

Customers can also choose one of these dressings: Traditional, Yoghurt Plum and Pineapple Plum. The yoghurt plum is my absolute favourite.

Poon choi  from Red
Love poon choi? The dish was created because a village didn’t have enough crockery and had to serve the Emperor food in a basin. Today, it has gained notoriety as a lux festive offering. Red Chinese Cuisine offers poon choi in 2 sizes (RM388/4 pax; RM888/10pax) that has Chinese cabbage and white radish topped with roasted duck, chicken, tiger prawn, dried scallop, mushroom, dried oyster, money bag, fish maw, sea cucumber, abalone and broccoli.

Do check out the a la carte menu if you just want to add glamour to your home cooking. Or perhaps you don’t want to slave too long in the kitchen. Whole Stuffed Roasted Crispy Duck (RM158) and Stewed Village Chicken with Pacific Clam Dip (RM138) may be best left to professionals. Or try the Steamed Jumbo Tiger Prawn with Golden Crispy Garlic on Glass Noodles (RM45/100g) and Braised Yee-Fu Noodles with Alaskan King Crab Meat & Chives (RM128/portion).

All festive menus available till February 26, 2021. Delivery is free for orders above RM200 within 10km radius. For orders under RM200, delivery fee is dependent on location.



Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia



+603 2170 8888


+6016 290 3864


Luck Of The Lion dance on 18 February 2021 at Hotel Lobby to welcome the year of the Ox and to bring good luck and prosperity. To join in, enquire at Hotel Concierge as participation will be subjected to Government SOPs.


Wednesday 27 January 2021

The Emperor Chinese Restaurant

Celebrating CNY at home

January 29, 2021

Lou hei with this takeaway yee sang

I enjoy being in the kitchen but on festive occasions, I’m more than happy sit back, relax and let someone else do the cooking. This year, however, plans to dine out have been thrown out the window, so we will duduk rumah diam diam.

Time to execute Plan B. For Chinese New Year’s Eve and CNY itself, we are having dinner delivered. It’s a good thing that there are many restaurants willing to deliver on these 2 days.

Roasted Crispy Chicken

For New Year’s Day, we are considering the set menus from Dorsett Grand Subang’s The Emperor Chinese Restaurant. The main reason is it offers 2 set menu options for small groups of 4-6 diners and we definitely don’t have 10 to sit down to dinner. But there are also 8/9-course menus for bigger groups.

I won’t even have to cook rice as this is included in the sets which are priced at an affordable RM388 (all prices listed are nett) for 5 dishes. Our only problem is having to choose. Menu A has my favourite Sichuan hot and sour soup, deepfried crispy fish with Thai mango salad sauce, wokfried sea prawn with superior soya sauce, deepfried crispy chicken with lemon sauce and stirfried black fungus with seasonal vegetables.

Menu B offers sweet corn soup with minced chicken, oil poached grouper fish fillet with soya sauce, roasted crispy chicken with Thai mango salad sauce, wokfried sea prawn with crispy oat and stirfried seasonal vegetable with garlic. I’m not that keen on sweet corn, so I think Menu A it will be.

Stewed Dried Oyster with Black Mushroom, Black Moss and tofu

For those who want a-la-carte options to add a little glamour to their home meals, there are Braised Duck with Dried Oyster, Sea Moss and Assorted Dried Seafood (RM230), Wok-fried Sea Prawns with Superior Soya Sauce priced (RM63), Stewed dried oyster with black mushroom, black moss and tofu (RM108) and roasted crispy chicken (RM140/bird; RM76 for ½ bird). I am told there’s a 20% discount for these a la carte items.

Yee sang with Japanese-style crispy salmon skin

And I will definitely add a ½ portion of yee sang to my order. Topping choices are crispy fish skin, salmon, soft shell crab, Korean pear, jellyfish and fresh fruit.



Dorsett Grand Subang

Jalan SS12/1, Subang Jaya

Selangor, Malaysia


+603-5031 6060 Ext 1954


+6016 2011 259



Festive menu available until Feb 26, 2021