For the Chinese community, the customary CNY reunion dinner where the younger and older generation comes together takes place on the eve of the Chinese New Year over a feast of sumptuous dishes with auspicious meanings. For more and more families in the city, dining out is proving to be the popular option for reasons including convenience and comfort. The reunion dinner can only be completed with the obligatory toss of the highly popular yee sang, a raw fish salad created by Chinese immigrants who settled in Malaysia. From affordable to high-end, we’ve listed the top CNY reunion dinner venues in KL for 2022, or you can even opt for takeaway and have these auspicious Chinese delicacies delivered to your doorstep.
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Celebrate CNY at the stylish Chynna in Hilton Kuala Lumpur with a fabulous feast featuring delicate modern Cantonese and Shanghainese cuisine from January 2 to February 15, 2022. Don't miss the encounter with the tea master who will acrobatically pour you a specially brewed 8-Treasure Welcome Tea through a meter-long spout from his kettle. The CNY Set menus start from RM$250 per person. For Yee Sang, choose from a selection of flavors priced starting from RM$138 nett. There are also the Chef's Signature Dishes to choose from like the Hotpot-style Poon Choy in Claypot, Braised Assorted Seafood Soup, Wok-Seared Japanese Mizayaki Wagyu, and more. For the full menu, visit here.
Chynna, Hilton Kuala Lumpur, Level 5, 3, Jalan Stesen Sentral 5, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2264 2515, www.eatdrinkhilton.com/chynna
Make your reservations early at Marco Polo Restaurant in downtown KL for first dibs on the best seat in the house. The CNY Super Value Set 2022 starts from RM$1,388++ for 10 persons and is available from January 20 to February 15, 2022. Not to be missed is the CNY Abalone Poon Choy priced at RM698++ for 10 persons, or RM760 nett for takeaway. Portions for six persons or the Mini Poon Choy are also available for smaller appetites.
Marco Polo Restaurant, 1st Floor, Wisma Lim Foo Yong, Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2141 2233, www.marcopolo.com.my
Positioning itself as a classy, avant-garde modern cuisine restaurant, impress your family with an auspicious reunion feast here from January 1 to February 15, 2022. Start off with the bountiful Abalone Treasures Pot with Truffle Oil containing 13 premium ingredients including 10-head whole abalone, sea cucumbers, scallops, and more, and choose one of the dinner sets starting from RM$598 for four persons.
Way Modern Chinois, G-1, Work@Clearwater, Changkat Semantan, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2095 1118, www.way.com.my
Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant, One World Hotel, First Avenue, Bandar Utama City Centre, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, +603 7681 1159/ +6016 339 0995 (WhatsApp), www.oneworldhotel.com.my
Cantonese restaurant Wan Chun Ting at Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara offers a series of CNY festive specials from January 1 to February 15, 2022. Celebrate your reunion dinner with one of the Chinese New Year Sets starting from RM$238 per set for a minimum of 4 persons and above. The Abundance Yee Sang starts from RM$88 for half portion and RM$108 for the full portion while the Prosperous Poon Choy starts from RM$888 per serving. Catch the Gu Zheng performances on selected nights in February too! For more details, visit here.
Wan Chun Ting, Sofitel Damansara, No. 6, Jalan Damanlela, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur,
+603 2720 6688, www.sofilicious.sofitelkldamansara.com
Share the love and joy with your loved ones over an eight-course spread at Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur Chinatown. The Spring Happiness Set Menu includes the Prosperity Golden Yee Sang, a nourishing Double Boiled Wild Mushroom Soup, Baked Ocean Seabass with Cordyceps in Honey Soy Glaze, and Braised Broccoli with Taukan & Gingko Nut in Abalone Sauce. Make your bookings early between January 10 to February 10, 2022 with prices starting from RM$688+ per set for four persons. Additional headcount is priced at RM$188+ per person. If it's just Yee Sang that you're after, the Premium Prosperity Golden Yee Sang plated on an exclusive CNY 2022 Peony Platter by Maya Singh of Cult Cowboy is available at RM$298+. Meanwhile, the Prosperity Golden Yee Sang is priced at RM$158 for 10 persons.
Toss to a year of abundance with Yen's Lunar New Year Yee Sang priced at RM$128+ for half portion. The CNY Set Menus start from RM$208+ per person or choose a la carte with familiar favorites like Braised Premium Assorted Hot Dish (Poon Choy), Braised "Monk Jump Over The Wall", Steamed Hokkaido Shelled Scallop, and more. For the full CNY offerings, visit here.
Yen @ W Kuala Lumpur, No. 121, Jalan Ampang 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2786 8888, www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/kulwh-w-kuala-lumpur
If you're thinking of having a cozy reunion at home, plan ahead and order the Red Chinese Cuisine Pot of Prosperity Poon Choy priced at RM$388 for 5 persons and RM$888 for 10 persons consisting of an assortment of 13 ingredients including 8-head Australian abalone, scallops, marinated free-range chicken, tiger prawns, sea cucumber, and fish maw in a rich stock. Available for pick up and delivery with a collection date of your choice. And if you make an early order before January 15, you'll even get free Yee Sang thrown in!
Red Chinese Cuisine @ Pullman Kuala Lumpur City Center, Jalan Conlay, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2170 8888, www.pullman-kualalumpur-citycentre.com
Located in Petaling Jaya, USJ, and Subang Jaya, Copper Mansion has rolled out the CNY menus early, with options to dine in or takeaway starting January 1, 2022. Expect mouth-watering CNY delicacies such as Steamed Dragon Grouper Fish with Minced Chili, Deep Fried King Prawn with Crispy Cornflake, Braised Pork Knuckle with Dried Moss, Chinese Braised Pork Belly, Smoked Duck with Smoked Egg and more, as well as the Yee Sang platter. The CNY set menus start from RM$888+ for six persons.
Copper Mansion PJ, 18B, Jalan 51a/223, Seksyen 51a Petaling Jaya, 46100, Selangor, Malaysia, +603 7932 7777 | Copper Mansion Subang Jaya, 838, Persiaran Subang, Taman Indah Subang Uep, 47600 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, +603 8023 2666 | Copper Mansion Geno Hotel, Level 1, Jalan Subang Mas, Taman Subang Mas, 47620 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, +6012 503 3638, www.coppermansion.co
Yee Sang lovers will love the special Prosperity Yee Sang here using a recipe handed down from generation to generation of the owning family's ancestral kitchen. Guests can choose to add on slices of Abalone & Soft Shell Crab, Salmon & Jellyfish, Top Shell & Jelly Fish, or opt for a vegetarian version with prices starting from RM$138. Meanwhile, the signature CNY set menus, specially curated by the Chinese Chef De Cuisine, Cheong Boon Fei, and the owning family’s curated treasured family recipes include Braised Bird’s Nest Soup, Garlic Sea Tiger Prawn, Steamed Tiger Grouper, Braised Sea Cucumber, and more priced from RM$368+ per person.
The St Regis Kuala Lumpur, No 6 Jalan Stesen Sentral 2, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/kulxr-the-st-regis-kuala-lumpur/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur, 11 Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2032 2388, www.shangri-la-specials.com
From January 15 to February 15, 2022, Chef Jimmy Wong of Yun House has prepared exclusive set menus, seasonal a la carte specials, and delectable dim sum for you to welcome in the Year of the Tiger. The CNY set menus start from RM$298 while the Yee Sang Platters start from RM$98. Other accompaniments such as Koi & Ingot Rice Cake, Eight Treasure Sweets, and Yun House Signature Sauce are also available. For more details, visit here.
Yun House @ Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur,
145, Jalan Ampang - 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2382 8888, www.fourseasons.com/kualalumpur
Xin Cuisine @ Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur, 2 8750, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2144, email@example.com, www.kualalumpur.concordehotelsresorts.com
For family members with large appetites, a reunion dinner buffet might just be the answer for this year's gathering! At Contango in The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, dig into their all-you-can-eat feast featuring inspired authentic and nostalgic flavors from January 15 to February 15, 2022. Lunch buffets are priced at RM$118++ per person while dinner buffets are at RM$148++ per person.
Contango @ The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, 5 Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia www.majestickl.com, +603 2785 8000/ +6014 647 1060 (WhatsApp)
A pop-up Chinese restaurant? Yes, you read that right. EQ has brought to life its legendary Golden Phoenix restaurant from January 7 to February 15, 2022, just for the Chinese New Year festivities. Experience classic and beloved Chinese dishes here with a modern twist. Yee Sang starts from RM$98++ for six persons while the Premium Abalone Poon Choy is priced at RM$888++ for six persons. The CNY set dinners start at RM$238++ per person for a minimum of six persons.
EQ, Jalan Sultan Ismail 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2789 7777, www.eqkualalumpur.com
The Vogue Golden Yee Sang makes a perfect gift this CNY with its customized bamboo casing featuring fresh ingredients topped with Salmon, Ikura & Tobiko with three different dressings priced at RM 388++, suitable for up to 6 person. There's also the Vogue Golden Yee Sang Premium with additional premium seafood like Jellyfish, Scallop, Abalone and Surf Clam (Hokkigai) priced at RM488++. All Yee Sang orders come with a complimentary box of golden Vogue Lounge chopsticks. For an intimate CNY dinner, the 8-course CNY menu is available from January 14, 2022 at RM$588++ for two persons with highlights like the Fortune French Duck Breast and Supreme Maine Lobster.
Vogue Lounge KL, Level 38, Menara Suezcap 1, KL Gateway 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,+6016 846 6552, www.voguelounge.my
Feast on specially curated dishes such as Yee Sang, Eight Prosperity Treasure Pot, desserts and more at Grand Hyatt KL this CNY. Available until February 15, get a taste of THIRTY8 Chinese New Year Set Menus with highlights like Steamed Grouper Fish and Slow-Cooked Stuffed “Eight-Treasure” Chicken from RM$988 nett onwards. If you're looking to surprise loved ones with gift sets, Grand Hyatt also has an amazing selection of desserts, gift boxes, and hampers.
Thirty8, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur,
12 Jalan Pinang 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2182 1234, www.store.grandhyattkualalumpur.com
Welcome the Year of the Tiger with a toss of the must-have Yee Sang available for dine-in or takeaway at New World Petaling Jaya Hotel priced at RM$128 onwards. The auspicious Poon Choy dish consisting of eight items including Truffle-filled money bag, Steamed crab claws, Sea cucumber, and Dried oyster is priced at RM$398 nett.
New World Petaling Jaya Hotel, Paradigm, 1 Jalan SS 7/26A, Kelana Jaya 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, +603 7682 0000, www.petalingjaya.newworldhotels.com
Dynasty Dragon Seafood Restaurant, www.dynastydragon.com.my
Ee Chinese Cuisine, www.facebook.com/eastinhotelkl
Grand Imperial Group, www.grandimperial.com.my
Lai Ching Yuen, Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur, www.facebook.com/LaiChingYuen
One Seafood Restaurant, www.oneseafoodkl.com
Oriental Group, www.orientalrestaurants.com.my
Overseas Restaurant, www.oversea.com.my
Paradise Group, www.paradisefnb.com.my
Extra Super Tanker, www.extrasupertanker.com
Thai Thong Group, www.taithong.com.my
Unique Seafood Group, www.unique-seafood.com.my
Main image credit: Hilton Kuala Lumpur