My Chinese New Year Dinner At Grand Imperial Restaurant

Posted by : foongpc | Thursday, February 18, 2010 | Published in

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One week before Chinese New Year, I was invited to a "lou sang" dinner at Grand Imperial Restaurant at the Hartamas Shopping Centre in Sri Hartamas.

It was a 9-course dinner priced at RM1,088. There were ten of us and we started with the fresh salmon fish 'yee sang'.



OK, the green chillies are not supposed to be served with the 'yee sang', but it was placed there when I took the photo! LOL! The two white plates contain the raw salmon fish.



The above photo shows the 'yee sang' up close before we added in the fresh salmon fish.

After we added the salmon fish, I had no time to take photos as everyone started to use their long chopsticks to stir the 'yee sang'. As you know, stirring the 'yee sang' (or what we call 'lou sang') is considered auspicious and I would not want to miss out on the action! Haha!

See how long the pair of 'lou sang' chopsticks is compares to the normal chopsticks that we use to eat with!



Within minutes, this was what remained of the big plate of 'yee sang'.



Since I love 'yee sang' a lot, I guess I ate most of it! LOL!

After that delicious 'yee sang', came the shark's fin soup with crab meat and crab roe.



I wondered why it was orange in colour! This is my bowl of shark's fin soup.



Unlike shark's fin served in some restaurants, this one used genuine shark's fins. Can you see this big chunk of shark's fin? Yummy!



I know! I know! We are not supposed to be eating shark's fin right? But I was invited and this dish was already on the table. It would be pointless to reject it!

Next on the list was roasted whole smoked suckling pig. Now I know some of you don't eat pork, but this was really delicious! Sorry about that!



See that huge pig head on the plate? I kind of felt sorry for the pig actually!



But the meat dipped into a little of the sauce was scrumptious! And I have to say it went down very well with a glass of red wine, courtesy of my friend!



The next food on the menu turned out to be my favourite dish for the night! It was steamed garoupa fish with chop ginger and preserved bean paste.



The flesh was smooth and it was tasty! I love this dish a lot!!



After the fish, came the deep fried sea prawns with garlic, salt and pepper.



I found the prawns a little too salty. Did not really like this one!

Next was braised top shell fish with mushroom, dried oysters and 'fatt choy'.



I am never a fan of this type of dish but I guess it was healthier than all the fried prawns and roasted pig we had earlier!

Finally, it was time for fried glutinous rice with waxed meat. I was already quite full by then, but I could still take in some more, haha!



It was not bad although we could not finish it! So in the end, we had to 'ta pau' (take away) whatever remained on the plate.

After resting our stomachs for a while (giving our stomachs time to digest all those food!), we were served desserts. The first dessert was chilled mango puree with sago and pomelo.



It may not look very appetizing, but believe me, it was quite delicious! Can you see the slices of pomelo I scooped up?

The second dessert was steamed 'nian gao' and lotus paste pastries.



The steamed 'nian gao' with shredded coconut was nice.



The lotus paste pastries were not too bad either.



Overall, I would say the food here were quite good although slightly pricey, but I would definitely return for the steamed garoupa fish!

Before we left, I took a quick snap of the front entrance of this restaurant.



And just in case you would like to book for a Chinese New Year dinner there, here are the details.

Grand Imperial Restaurant,
Lot F33-F35, First Floor,
Hartamas Shopping Centre,
No. 60, Jalan Sri Hartamas 1,
Sri Hartamas, 50480 KL
Tel : 03-6201 3777
Fax : 03-6201 7226

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(141) Comments

  1. Mei Teng said...

    wow..a big feast!

    February 18, 2010 at 8:52 AM
  2. Mei Teng said...

    For that price, I believe the food's well worth it isn't?

    I enjoy yee sang only...for the raw salmon. Otherwise, I am not really into those sweet crunchy stuff.

    Btw, that nian gao with coconut looked interesting. The version I am familiar with is fried nian gao with yam or sweet potatoes.

    February 18, 2010 at 8:55 AM
  3. lina said...

    what a lavish spread Foong!

    February 18, 2010 at 8:58 AM
  4. Mei Teng said...

    Restaurants should consider not serving sharks fin soup. Maybe there's a better alternative that reducing the numbers of shark species in the world?

    February 18, 2010 at 9:00 AM
  5. saucer said...

    wow, it looks so grand as the name. hey foong, let's go karaoke, long time didn't meet you liao.

    February 18, 2010 at 9:03 AM
  6. [SK] said...

    wow!! who invited you and belanja you that RM1088 dinner?? so lucky~~

    February 18, 2010 at 10:05 AM
  7. [SK] said...

    seems like every CNY dinner must start with the "lou sang".. so how many times have you lou-ed already??

    February 18, 2010 at 10:06 AM
  8. [SK] said...

    and all the "yee sang" taste the same.. i have did it two times so far, and started to feel a little sick about it already, hahaha!!

    February 18, 2010 at 10:07 AM
  9. [SK] said...

    haha, of course you got more "real" shark's fin, cos you were priced at RM1088 ok??

    February 18, 2010 at 10:08 AM
  10. [SK] said...

    but i think they have put generous amount of crab roe in it, else it won't look so orangy in color.. so worth the pay??

    February 18, 2010 at 10:09 AM
  11. [SK] said...

    hmmm, i don't fancy the suckling pig.. they are all fats and no lean meat to eat!! very greasy and oily..

    February 18, 2010 at 10:10 AM
  12. [SK] said...

    another thing is that i also pity the little pigs, they are just maybe few days old, never have enjoyed their lives and now they are already being roasted on our dining table.. haiz!!

    February 18, 2010 at 10:11 AM
  13. [SK] said...

    hmmm, the garoupa.. i would think it may look better if served in a whole instead of cut into pieces??

    February 18, 2010 at 10:12 AM
  14. [SK] said...

    anyway, i know why the cook cut it into pieces.. so that each piece can absorb the ginger and preserved bean paste to the maximum, so they taste much better.. hehe!!

    February 18, 2010 at 10:13 AM
  15. [SK] said...

    oh prawns!! you know what?? i only eat prawns if they are cooked on their own - not campur here campur there with other seafood.. strange huh?? but i don't know why..

    February 18, 2010 at 10:14 AM
  16. [SK] said...

    too salty for you?? hmmm, but i am quite interested to sprinkle the salted garlic pieces onto the rice.. must be very tasty!! haha..

    February 18, 2010 at 10:15 AM
  17. molly said...

    I like suckling pig but seldom have chance to eat because all my family members dont eat that. But if it comes with the menu then I usually had the biggest share. :)

    February 18, 2010 at 10:15 AM
  18. [SK] said...

    actually when it comes to this kind of 9 course CNY dinner.. one of my favourite will be the braised mushroom/vege/beancurd.. just love that..

    February 18, 2010 at 10:16 AM
  19. [SK] said...

    it's like something refreshing after so many dishes of meat and meat and meat.. so a little vegetarian is good in the middle..

    February 18, 2010 at 10:17 AM
  20. [SK] said...

    and also another favourite is the rice session.. be it fried rice, or glutinous rice with waxed meat!! hahaha..

    February 18, 2010 at 10:17 AM
  21. [SK] said...

    no matter how stuffed i already am after so many dishes.. i would still want to eat some of the rice, i just love rice with flavours!! haha.. if you just give me plain rice, i won't even touch a single bit of them..

    February 18, 2010 at 10:18 AM
  22. [SK] said...

    oh, the deserts!! i always look forward ot the deserts, always come in pairs - one soup type and one cakes type..

    February 18, 2010 at 10:19 AM
  23. [SK] said...

    the mango with pomelo and sago is very refreshing right?? and what are those black dots in that ah?? poppy seeds?? i love the pomelo sacs, bit and the juice burst into mouth, very satisfying~~ :p

    February 18, 2010 at 10:20 AM
  24. [SK] said...

    hey, the steamed glutinous cake and lotus paste pastries both look so lovely!! i'm sure to help myself with the second servings, hehe!! i have sweet-tooth you know??

    February 18, 2010 at 10:21 AM
  25. [SK] said...

    oh btw, you didn't take a photo of the menu?? i'm sure every dish is given an auspicious name for the sake of CNY..

    February 18, 2010 at 10:22 AM
  26. [SK] said...

    i had one a day before CNY eve for my dad's birthday.. then next thursday with colleagues, then next friday with friends.. hmmm, just 3 and i think shouldn't be too much right?? haha~~

    February 18, 2010 at 10:24 AM
  27. heidi said...

    Wow! What a setup and such an exotic selection!!! Looks fun! Love when you show your food!!

    February 18, 2010 at 10:53 AM
  28. Cloudia said...

    So nice to feast with you!



    Aloha, Friend


    Comfort Spiral

    February 18, 2010 at 11:16 AM
  29. bluedreamer27 said...

    wow! first of all, i want to say that i really like your new layout foong!!!

    i haven't taste shark's fin, the only exotic fish i tasted in my entire life is the meat of a sting ray....other than that...nothing...

    oh my i love that roasted pig... here in Phil. we usually serve roasted pig in very occasion and that's a tradition..
    i love it especially the crispy skin...yum yum''

    February 18, 2010 at 11:23 AM
  30. Bananazക said...

    Wahhhhhhhhhh..Gr8 spammin8 by [SK] ou8 of 29 comment8s almo8t all "pau sai". Mo8t re8taurants have 8et t8eir me8u wit8 88 (double fatt = double prosperity) rangin8 fr8m RM688, RM888 & RM 1088 etc. So af8er spendin8 a t8tal RM1088 everyb8dy mus8 88, owner of re8taurant sure to 88, workers received big 88 bonus and Foongpc + gang cer8ainly 88.:p

    February 18, 2010 at 11:43 AM
  31. Bananazക said...

    "chilled mango puree with sago and pomelo" should taste nice. Have not tried with pomelo yet.

    February 18, 2010 at 11:53 AM
  32. Bananazക said...

    Poor suckling oink! Never had much opportunity to suck milk..

    Dunno why almost all CNY celebration do not quite fancy the food at home coz they are mostly all meat. Only veg I can miserable find are the 'sang choy', mushroom, cucumber & my fav arrowhead.:(

    February 18, 2010 at 11:54 AM
  33. Bananazക said...

    Would love 'yee sang' with lots & lots of pomelo especially semi sweet sour pomelo.

    Sorry cannot understand how to taste shark fins it's sort of 'tasteless' & crunchy. I'm just as hopeless like the shark who knows only how to wallop. I gather most of the taste comes from the gravy itself?. Need to consult foodie foongpc on this.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:07 PM
  34. kenwooi said...

    nice food.. my favourite would be shark 's fin soup with crab meat! =D

    kenwooi.com

    February 18, 2010 at 12:19 PM
  35. Bananazക said...

    Ohhhhhhhhh 'flied lice' sorry I'm *burp* excuse me, very full to the brim can ta pau bro?..haha.

    Usually this is the very last dish that I seldom eat in any dinner functions. By the time the 6th or 7th dish arrives almost 90% full. Only a spoonful of fried rice suffice it all.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:21 PM
  36. jam said...

    Lou Sang is not part of our culture over here.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:34 PM
  37. jam said...

    By the way, this is luxury!

    February 18, 2010 at 12:34 PM
  38. ChrisAu said...

    wow....very sumptous!! i only lou sang twice so far..i want more!!!

    February 18, 2010 at 12:42 PM
  39. Mariuca said...

    Wow what a grand dinner!!

    February 18, 2010 at 1:19 PM
  40. Mariuca said...

    Aside from the Miss Piggy lol.. everything else looks yummy!

    February 18, 2010 at 1:19 PM
  41. Mariuca said...

    Ooooooh got yee sang here today, this one looks best... sure yummy! Stil haven found my yeesang tho...

    February 18, 2010 at 1:21 PM
  42. Mariuca said...

    Happy CHinese New Year again to you and your family, don forget to save some of ur ang pows for ur u know what he he... :)

    February 18, 2010 at 1:21 PM
  43. QuiRkY-Malaysia said...

    Yummy.... it looks so appetizing

    February 18, 2010 at 2:15 PM
  44. Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

    Hello Foong,

    OMG! those food? They make me hungry. Very hungry. Happy belated Chinese New year to you yeah. And nice blog layout you have here.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:15 PM
  45. Irenelim said...

    I am salivating!

    February 18, 2010 at 2:23 PM
  46. Angie Tan said...

    恭喜发财!

    fuyooo... new blog layout. Looks like I will need to update my blog layout too. :)

    Great feast... Looks really yummy. :P

    February 18, 2010 at 2:57 PM
  47. Mizzsharon said...

    Gosh.

    I went to the same place.
    Had the same food as u.
    At the same time I reckon.

    LOL.

    ps: i blogged about it too, few days ago.

    anyway, happy cny =)

    February 18, 2010 at 3:00 PM
  48. Rose Belle said...

    Restaurants certainly know how to cater to the needs of their customers. Many Chinese restaurants in my city offered auspicious 8 or 9 course meal for Chinese New Year. Yours is truly different. I've never had any of those dishes. Of course I had nian guo but not with shredded coconut. We didn't dine out though. My parents are traditional...gotta cook and eat at home.

    Xin Nian Kuai Le!

    February 18, 2010 at 3:02 PM
  49. CH Voon said...

    i damn like lou sang very much!
    but never use the long chopsticks to lou... :(

    February 18, 2010 at 3:11 PM
  50. CH Voon said...

    wah... that why the cost is higher... they provided the big chunk of shrk's fin and not thee fake bihun sharp fin... mmm

    February 18, 2010 at 3:15 PM
  51. CH Voon said...

    pity the pig!

    dont know why... i dont like this dishes... very fat..

    February 18, 2010 at 3:17 PM
  52. CH Voon said...

    overall... it is worth rm1088!

    nice restaurant.

    February 18, 2010 at 3:19 PM
  53. CheaHS@n said...

    How nice to be invited to a RM1088 9-course sumptuous dinner. Is it value for money and not an inflated CNY price? Think it's around that range. Garupa & Yee sang looks good. Thanks

    February 18, 2010 at 3:48 PM
  54. Shopping in Las Vegas said...

    Hi all is very interstice Chinese food all is very nice keep it up.

    February 18, 2010 at 4:23 PM
  55. manglish said...

    invited free ar? even if u have to pay i will say it is worth every single cent hahahhah

    February 18, 2010 at 5:13 PM
  56. Beng Gee said...

    That's a very festive dinner. I'm drooling now! ha ha.. I really love Chinese cuisines. So yummy!

    February 18, 2010 at 7:16 PM
  57. day-dreamer said...

    Looks good! :D

    Gong xi gong xi!

    February 18, 2010 at 8:32 PM
  58. Mizzsharon said...

    Were you there during night of reunion dinner or day afteR?

    Haha. Could've bumped into you without knowing it. lol.

    anyway, good feast nonetheless =)

    February 18, 2010 at 8:43 PM
  59. wenn said...

    wow, all the dishes look good!

    February 18, 2010 at 9:14 PM
  60. Merryn said...

    foong foong foong foong!!! I've not been here for sometime now.. sorry.. BUT.... I love your new look!!!! Pheeee weeeett!!!!! NICE :D

    February 18, 2010 at 10:21 PM
  61. CheaHS@n said...

    Are they using drum sticks & modified them into chop sticks haha Looks like 2 feet long lah.

    February 19, 2010 at 12:19 AM
  62. CheaHS@n said...

    Oh oh! poor little Babe can you please turn its head facing the other way a bit scared to look at its pitiful face.

    February 19, 2010 at 12:24 AM
  63. HappySurfer said...

    Hi Foong, first up...Happy New Year! Hope the new (Tiger) year started well for you.

    Yee Sang looks nice in an equally nice lacquer dish. For some strange reason, the best Yee Sang dishes that I've tasted are always at hotel Chinese restaurants. It must have something to do with the freshness of the ingredients and the right portions of the sauces and condiments.

    Tossing the Yee Sang is great fun esp with all the unusual and amusing requests. Neat chopsticks, those.

    February 19, 2010 at 12:27 AM
  64. HappySurfer said...

    I agree with Bananaz that sharkfins are tasteless. It's the soup with the other ingredients that are flavourful. Still that soup with crab roe looks delicious. I enjoy this soup with a dash of vinegar. It enhances the taste IMO.

    Instead of sharkfin soup, one great alternative is the chili hot and sour veg soup. You've got to try this at Mandarin Oriental. Yum!

    February 19, 2010 at 12:34 AM
  65. zewt said...

    1088!!!! that's exp!

    February 19, 2010 at 12:34 AM
  66. HappySurfer said...

    Fish not served whole? Quite unusual during CNY. But most importantly, it tastes good, eh?

    February 19, 2010 at 12:40 AM
  67. HappySurfer said...

    That prawn dish reminds me of one such I had the other night but it was Nestum prawns. The Nestum bits were nicer than the prawns, I must say.

    February 19, 2010 at 12:43 AM
  68. HappySurfer said...

    What's top shell fish, Foong? Abalone is normally used in this dish. I hope it tastes better than it looks. :p

    February 19, 2010 at 1:02 AM
  69. HappySurfer said...

    Nice neen koh.

    Happy new year again, Foong..

    February 19, 2010 at 1:17 AM
  70. HappySurfer said...

    Btw, nice new template. I like..

    February 19, 2010 at 1:21 AM
  71. khengsiong said...

    It looks like we have a new food blogger here...

    February 19, 2010 at 8:28 AM
  72. foongpc said...

    mei teng, yeah a big feast indeed! Haha! Yes, the food is good though I still think the a little bit pricey! Well, it's CNY, so can't complain much! LOL!

    You mean you only like yee sang with salmon? If no salmon, you won't eat the yee sang? I love yee sang even without salmon, but I also don't fancy the crunchy stuffs : )

    Actually I prefer fried nian gao with yam or sweet potatoes but this version with shredded coconut is not bad : )

    February 19, 2010 at 1:41 PM
  73. foongpc said...

    lina, a lavish spread, indeed! : )

    February 19, 2010 at 1:42 PM
  74. foongpc said...

    mei teng, actually I don't mind if they serve fake sharks fin soup - I actually just like the soup with added vinegar in it.

    But considering the price they are charging, of course I want the genuine thing, haha! : )

    February 19, 2010 at 1:44 PM
  75. foongpc said...

    saucer, sure, let me check my schedule yes? You and witch must sing your wedding song Endless Love for me! : )

    February 19, 2010 at 1:45 PM
  76. foongpc said...

    SK, yeah I feel very lucky, haha! But too bad it was not during CNY, if not can get angpow some more! LOL!

    How many times lou sang? Many, many times! Countless! Haha!

    Yeah, they better have real sharksfin considering the price! Though I'm not the one paying, haha!

    I agree the suckling pig is unhealthy and oily, but it's nice and tasty! OKlah, just eat it once or twice a year only : )

    yeah, poor little piglets! I also pity them! But already cooked and on the table, so eat lah! : )

    At first, we also wondered why they cut up the fish! But like you said, the pieces of fish can absorb the ginger and bean paste better. And they were excellent!

    Yeah, actually I also like prawns cooked on their own, otherwise you are just eating the taste of the sauce and not the prawns.

    I also like the fried rice or glutinous rice, so I think I ate the most there! But still coiuld not finish them, cos everyone ate too little! So in the end, must bungkus! : )

    I am sweet tooth juz like you, haha! I also look forward to the desserts no matter how full I am! Of course, I took 2nd and 3rd helpings of the desserts! LOL!

    Yeah, I took a photo of the menu but it didn't turn out nice, so didn't post it here, just use as my reference since I can't remember the name of all the dishes! Too bad I'm banana, can't read the nice Chinese names of all the dishes!! : (

    February 19, 2010 at 1:55 PM
  77. foongpc said...

    molly, haha! I like suckling pig but try not to eat too much cos it's really oily and unhealthy! : )

    February 19, 2010 at 1:57 PM
  78. foongpc said...

    heidi, haha! Thanks! : )

    February 19, 2010 at 1:57 PM
  79. foongpc said...

    cloudia, thanks! Come to Malaysia for a gastronomical holiday! : )

    February 19, 2010 at 1:58 PM
  80. foongpc said...

    bluedreamer27, thanks! Glad you like my new layout! : )

    Oh, you should come over to Malaysia and try the shark's fin, haha! But I think it's not as tasty as stingray! It's only the soup of the shark's fin that make it nice!

    You love the crispy skin of the roasted pig? Yeah, yummy!! But don't indulge too much yes, cos it's unhealthy! : )

    February 19, 2010 at 2:00 PM
  81. foongpc said...

    bananaz, wow! So many 8! I feel dizzy reading your comments! Haha!

    Yes, the chilled mango puree was nice!

    Well, I think most people like meat that's why restaurants have mostly meats on the menu! Pretty unhealthy right?

    As for the shark's fin, you are correct. It's pretty tasteless if not for the soup or gravy : )

    I like fried rice or glutinous rice so even if full, still will eat one bowl of it! Haha!

    February 19, 2010 at 2:04 PM
  82. foongpc said...

    kenwooi, ooh, shark's fin soup with crab meat is your favourite? : )

    February 19, 2010 at 2:06 PM
  83. foongpc said...

    jam, what? No lou sang in Sibu? Really? I thought all Chinese in Malaysia practise lou sang during CNY!

    Yeah, this is luxury dinner looking at the price tag but I ate for free, haha! : )

    February 19, 2010 at 2:07 PM
  84. foongpc said...

    chrisau, there are many more days left of this CNY, so you have lots of opportunity to lou sang! Haha!

    February 19, 2010 at 2:08 PM
  85. foongpc said...

    mariuca, grand dinner indeed! Still haven't found your yee sang? Try the ones sold in Jusco - the one with raw salmon priced at around RM30 - RM45. They are quite good.

    Yes, definitely saving my angpows for my trip! Haha!

    February 19, 2010 at 2:10 PM
  86. foongpc said...

    quirky-malaysia, yeah it is appetizing! : )

    February 19, 2010 at 2:11 PM
  87. foongpc said...

    willie, thanks! Hope you are having a nice holiday as well! And glad you like my new layout! : )

    February 19, 2010 at 2:12 PM
  88. foongpc said...

    irenelim, wah! Long time you didn't come here already! Visiting me for CNY? Haha! Salivating? Go and dine there! : )

    February 19, 2010 at 2:13 PM
  89. foongpc said...

    angie tan, haha! Thought of wanting to update my blog layout since it's CNY! Bring in the good chi! : )

    Yummy food! Love it! : )

    February 19, 2010 at 2:16 PM
  90. foongpc said...

    mizzsharon, visited your blog : )

    February 19, 2010 at 2:20 PM
  91. foongpc said...

    rose belle, never had any of these dishes? Oh, you must come to Malaysia and try them! Eat at home is good also, you get home cooked food, which I think is the best! : )

    February 19, 2010 at 2:25 PM
  92. foongpc said...

    CH Voon, you also like to lou sang? Gimme five! : )

    Yeah, price is expensive so better serve real stuffs! Haha! Yeah, poor piglets, but i like the dish - just once or twice a year is OK I guess.

    February 19, 2010 at 2:27 PM
  93. foongpc said...

    cheahs@n, yeah it's nice to be invited to a dinner and don't have to fork out a single sen! Haha! I think it's slightly expensive but it's CNY so not much to complain about! : )

    February 19, 2010 at 2:30 PM
  94. foongpc said...

    shopping in las vegas, thanks! : )

    February 19, 2010 at 2:31 PM
  95. foongpc said...

    manglish, really? I think if I pay, slightly expensive lah : )

    February 19, 2010 at 2:35 PM
  96. foongpc said...

    beng gee, you like Chinese cuisines? Do you have a lot of Chinese restaurants in Philippines?

    February 19, 2010 at 2:35 PM
  97. foongpc said...

    day-dreamer, gong xi fa cai to you! Hey, how come cannot access your blog?

    February 19, 2010 at 2:36 PM
  98. foongpc said...

    mizzsharon, oh I was there one week before CNY, haha! Not during CNY itself. So impossible to bump into you, haha! Yeah, a good feast! : )

    February 19, 2010 at 2:43 PM
  99. foongpc said...

    wenn, yes, they look and taste good! Most of them anyway : )

    February 19, 2010 at 2:43 PM
  100. foongpc said...

    merryn, thanks! Glad you like my new layout! : )

    February 19, 2010 at 2:44 PM
  101. foongpc said...

    cheahs@n, drum sticks modified into chopsticks? LOL!

    February 19, 2010 at 2:46 PM
  102. foongpc said...

    happysurfer, happy CNY to you! It's a great start to Tiger year!

    I guess you are right. The freshness of ingredients for yee sang do make a lot of difference!

    I love tossing the yee sang! : )

    I also love shark's fin soup with a dash of vinegar. Yummy!

    Oh, I must try your recommended chili hot and sour veg soup at Mandarin Oriental! Is it available any time or only during CNY?

    Yeah, we were quite surprised the fish did not came whole, but I guess they cut it up to better absorb the sauce.

    I do not quite like prawns mixed with other stuffs actually, hence I didn't like this prawn dish.

    Top shell fish? Er...actually I also don't know. Haha! It tastes quite OK though I'm not really into abalones and mushrooms. I like the broccoli though : )

    Glad you like my new template. A new year needs a new look : )

    February 19, 2010 at 2:52 PM
  103. foongpc said...

    zewt, well it's CNY! Actually, not too expensive for the food is good! : )

    February 19, 2010 at 2:56 PM
  104. foongpc said...

    khengsiong, haha, not really. I don't want to be known as a food blogger : )

    February 19, 2010 at 2:57 PM
  105. Hanging lamps said...

    The restaurant China Imperial did they return to New Orleans are they move to another area of town?

    February 19, 2010 at 6:46 PM
  106. Nick Phillips said...

    Wow, that's a heck of a lot of food :D

    February 19, 2010 at 8:29 PM
  107. Merryn said...

    foong, gone are the dayz when we both use the same template :D

    February 20, 2010 at 12:42 AM
  108. reanaclaire said...

    wah..foongpc, notice u have a new house.. so different.. looks more classy now.. very nice..

    February 20, 2010 at 12:58 AM
  109. Tekkaus said...

    Invited? So do you still have to pay for part of the Rm1k dinner? Goodness.

    February 20, 2010 at 1:51 AM
  110. Tekkaus said...

    Awww....I wanna eat those Salmon fish too...Just look at those orange coloured fresh salmon fillets. Who can resist them? :p

    February 20, 2010 at 1:52 AM
  111. Tekkaus said...

    Yeah...how come it is in orange colour bro? What happened? Because of the crab roes? :p

    February 20, 2010 at 1:53 AM
  112. Tekkaus said...

    Nasty you. Don't you know we are supposed to protect them...blah! Blah! Blah! :p

    eat first..repent later right?

    February 20, 2010 at 1:54 AM
  113. Tekkaus said...

    I love suckling pig too. But sometimes...I feel bad about eating them... :(

    February 20, 2010 at 1:54 AM
  114. Tekkaus said...

    War...all...I can say is...RM1k is too damn expensive for the above food. :)

    February 20, 2010 at 1:56 AM
  115. Ai Shiang said...

    wah! Such big feast Foong.

    I guess for so many dishes, RM108 per person isn't that bad :o) considering you're only having them once a year.

    February 20, 2010 at 10:31 AM
  116. Life Ramblings said...

    wow, what a sumptuous spread but it's rather expensive for such dishes.

    February 20, 2010 at 10:15 PM
  117. Life Ramblings said...

    the suckling pig is not my cup of tea but you can't go wrong with the steamed nian gao with shredded cocounut, absolutely yummy!

    February 20, 2010 at 10:15 PM
  118. Bananazക said...

    Love your YeeSang served in lacquer dish have place a link to my latest entry on 'Human Day'. tQ

    February 21, 2010 at 12:10 AM
  119. QuaChee said...

    looks extremely yummy! ill put this in mind for next year! :)

    February 21, 2010 at 10:19 PM
  120. foongpc said...

    hanging lamps, huh?

    February 22, 2010 at 1:42 PM
  121. foongpc said...

    nick phillips, you can say that again! haha! : )

    February 22, 2010 at 1:42 PM
  122. foongpc said...

    merryn, yeah, those were the days. Haha!

    February 22, 2010 at 1:43 PM
  123. foongpc said...

    reanaclaire, thanks! Glad you find it nice : )

    February 22, 2010 at 1:44 PM
  124. foongpc said...

    tekkaus, no it's free for me, haha. I can't resist those salmon fish too! Yummylicious!

    Don't know why the sharks fin is orange in colour.

    So you feel bad about eating the pigs too? Haha, me too. But I still love to eat them, what to do?

    Yes agree it's quite pricey but then again this is KL, not Melaka. Hehe.

    February 22, 2010 at 1:46 PM
  125. foongpc said...

    ai shiang, yeah, actually I don't mind paying for such a dinner once a year. But I got to eat this for free! Yippee!! : D

    February 22, 2010 at 1:47 PM
  126. foongpc said...

    life ramblings, yeah rather pricey but it's CNY after all!

    So you don't like the suckling pig? It's actually nice but unhealthy! The steamed nian gao is yummy!

    February 22, 2010 at 1:50 PM
  127. foongpc said...

    bananaz, thanks for the link! : )

    February 22, 2010 at 1:51 PM
  128. foongpc said...

    quachee, it's not too late to go there this year! ; )

    February 22, 2010 at 1:51 PM
  129. lechua said...

    was there last night... some dishes look familiar! same dessert, rice.. actually i enjoyed the smoked roasted duck the most that came with the set.

    February 22, 2010 at 10:18 PM
  130. Bob said...

    Amazing!I am feeling very hungry now. You made me so.
    Thanks for posting.

    February 24, 2010 at 4:16 PM
  131. Hanging lamps said...

    The restaurant China Imperial did they return to New Orleans are they move to another area of town?

    February 24, 2010 at 11:12 PM
  132. foongpc said...

    lechua, oh I didn't eat any smoked roasted duck - was not on the menu! Would love to try that!

    February 24, 2010 at 11:44 PM
  133. foongpc said...

    bob, glad I made you hungry, haha! : )

    February 24, 2010 at 11:45 PM
  134. foongpc said...

    hanging lamps, huh? Don't quite get what you are saying : )

    February 24, 2010 at 11:46 PM
  135. Ayie said...

    that's a feast foong!

    February 25, 2010 at 3:04 AM
  136. HappySurfer said...

    Foong, that chili hot and sour soup is served all-year round.

    February 26, 2010 at 10:36 PM
  137. eiling lim said...

    wah such a luxury!!!

    February 28, 2010 at 12:50 PM
  138. Hanging lamps said...

    wish you a very happy chinese new year for every chines person.

    April 1, 2010 at 4:51 PM
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