My Chinese New Year Lunch At Yin Her Restaurant

Posted by : foongpc | Tuesday, March 23, 2010 | Published in


During the recent Chinese New Year, I went 'lou sang' with a group of friends at Yin Her Restaurant at Kampung Baru Sungai Buloh.

For the uninitiated, 'lou sang' is a Cantonese term which means the act of tossing and mixing the yee sang ingredients to attract good health, wealth, prosperity and good luck for the year.

This yee sang dish originated from my very own country Malaysia! How's that for Malaysia Boleh? : )

The act of tossing and mixing the various ingredients was so much fun! I thoroughly enjoyed it!

Here's my own plate of yee sang after all the tossing and mixing. It was delicious!!

Of course I went for second round simply because I knew I wouldn't be able to eat this delicious dish after the Chinese New Year. Gosh! I have to wait one full year before having the chance to taste it again!

There is however, one problem with this yee sang dish. It was supposed to be salmon yee sang but I could hardly find any salmon fish in it! Why must the restaurant be so stingy with the salmon fish? Is it really that expensive?!

This is the menu for the set Chinese New Year lunch we ordered. The set was priced at RM498 nett.

Notice the wrong spelling for the word 'salmon'. Haha!

And what the heck is 'bomboo' for the second dish? LOL!

Well, I really should not be laughing at their poor English, since I am a hopeless banana and do not know how to read those Mandarin words! Anyone care to tell me what those Mandarin words are - whether they sound cute or funny?

In case you are non-Chinese and wondering why I said that, well, we Chinese like to give funny and unique names to our dishes!

Our second dish, braised shark's fin soup came soon after.

It was yummy! Look at my bowl of shark's fin with huge chunks of crab meat!

I actually prefer crab meat to shark's fin! I wonder why shark's fins are so popular. We should be saving the sharks instead of killing them just for their fins!!

Next on the list was pomfret fish, which was my absolute favourite dish!

Maybe I am a fan of anything to do with steamed fish but I just love this dish! So yummy and the meat so smooth and tasty!

Next, we had salted egg prawns.

I love prawns but I just didn't like this prawn dish.

Then came the herbal chicken.

The taste was OK but I found it a little too oily for my liking.

After that, there seemed to be some sort of mix up in the dishes. Instead of this vegetables dish with bean curd skin and mushrooms...

...we were given this yam dish with assorted vegetables, prawns and nuts (I invented this name as I do not know how to call it! Haha!)

When they finally realised their mistake, it was too late! We had already eaten half of the dish!

Some of my friends just could not complete a meal without a bowl of rice. In Chinese I call them 'fan tong'! Haha!

And so we had fried rice. Although I would have preferred waxed meat rice!

You know why? Because no one, absolutely no one, could cook fried rice like my mom! Her fried rice to me at least, is the best fried rice in the world! Bar none! Haha!

Actually, this fried rice was not too bad, but still stopped short of my mom's standard. LOL!

If you notice from the menu, it was listed as 'Prosperity Steamed Rice With Waxed Meat'. (Ignore their horrendous spelling!) Some friends requested for fried rice so we had it changed. What a bummer!

Finally it was time for desserts! And out came this dish.

Why were there so many fat little rabbits on the plate? Oh my!

I purposely placed the two rabbits in front to face me so that I was not facing their asses. Haha!

But look! Some of the rabbits were deformed! Yikes!

The deformed rabbits posed with the chinese pastry (wo peng) and an angpow I received during the lunch.

I bit into the poor little rabbit. There was lotus fillings inside. Yummy!

Can anyone guess I bit off the rabbit's head or ass? Haha!

After that, the iced longan with sea coconut came.

I am not particularly fond of this dessert. Reason being I think it's the cheapest dessert of the lot. Haha!

By the way, I could not find any sea coconut inside! Just longans and more longans, and even more than longans were the ice! Cheapskate dessert - that's what I shall call it. LOL!

Overall, not a bad restaurant really. There were quite a lot of people coming here for lunch but it was not too noisy, thank goodness!

I think this restaurant offers quite good value for your money. I may just return for lunch or dinner one of these days.

By the way, you can go fishing after your meal here. There's a fishing pond here though I did not take any photos of it.

And oh! I just discovered this restaurant was featured in the Ho Chak! TV show on 8tv. Click HERE to watch it.


(49) Comments

  1. bluedreamer27 said...


    March 23, 2010 at 4:26 PM
  2. bluedreamer27 said...

    yehey i made it!

    March 23, 2010 at 4:26 PM
  3. Anonymous

    Huh?...I thought CNY lunch was way over oredi...haha.

    March 23, 2010 at 4:31 PM
  4. bluedreamer27 said...

    oh i love the veggies... looks so yummy..and healthy too..

    I am really curious about the shark's fin, i wonder how it taste..
    gheeh you ate all that dish???

    by the way.. one thing i i should be ashamed of. i dont know how to use chop sticks.. haha... so embarrasing

    oh by the way have you received my message in Facebook?

    March 23, 2010 at 4:32 PM
  5. mNhL said...

    Hmm...I think you bite the rabbit's ass. Correct?

    Nice meal you have here. Everything looked so delicious to me. And yes...I love yee sang too and have to wait 1 year only can eat again.

    March 23, 2010 at 4:51 PM
  6. இ Baŋäŋaz இ said...

    Thought this was a schedule post blog for 2011 year of the Rabbit but somehow you missed the button and hit 'publish now'? Why rabbit buns and not tigers? haha. tQ

    March 23, 2010 at 4:57 PM
  7. இ Baŋäŋaz இ said...

    Sure its rabbits, ears so small one, looked like rats to me think my eyes giving me some challenges? lol

    March 23, 2010 at 5:01 PM
  8. Caroline said...

    am supposed to be home dy yet am stil in d office, seriously REGRET open ur blog! FOODS AGAIN?! yish! :(

    March 23, 2010 at 5:30 PM
  9. CheaHSan said...

    Far too early for Year of the Rabbit and much too late as we are almost entering QingMing hahaha.

    March 23, 2010 at 6:10 PM
  10. CheaHSan said...

    So this has been covered by HoChak food should be OK. Restaurant name quite unique how about opening one "Yang Him" opposite so we can get Yin Her & Yang Him together.

    March 23, 2010 at 6:12 PM
  11. CheaHSan said...

    Ello banana!!!FYI salmond is for the male fish and bomboo is refering to the spouse of bamboo...kekeke.:P

    March 23, 2010 at 6:17 PM
  12. lina said...

    hungry wor... :D

    March 23, 2010 at 6:26 PM
  13. fufu said...

    wow wow wow.... stop eating shark fin soup!!!!! >< but anyway i want those prawns... =p hohohoho i love prawns but they are all frozen one lar in germany and damn expensive ><

    March 23, 2010 at 6:43 PM
  14. gus said...

    love those pictures.

    let me see, love steamed pomfret, salted egg prawns, herbal chicken and shark fin soup (preferable without the guilt, but that's impossible).


    March 23, 2010 at 6:48 PM
  15. Monica said...

    I am drooling already! i love shark's fin with huge chunks of crab meat!

    March 23, 2010 at 8:05 PM
  16. Monica said...

    everything look so delicious.. hmm why u didn't like this prawn dish Foong?

    March 23, 2010 at 8:09 PM
  17. eiling lim said...

    I thought the rabbit looked like piggys and mouses! haha

    March 23, 2010 at 8:48 PM
  18. day-dreamer said...

    Wah, looks so yummy! *drools*

    March 23, 2010 at 9:31 PM
  19. eastcoastlife said...

    This restaurant has an old world charm about it. Can't see such restaurants in SG anymore.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:38 PM
  20. eastcoastlife said...

    I love to eat yee shang too. Every Chinese New Year I would eat as much from eve until 15th. :P

    March 23, 2010 at 11:40 PM
  21. eastcoastlife said...

    It's expensive and most of the times, we could hardly see the salmon slices in the dish. :P

    March 23, 2010 at 11:41 PM
  22. HappySurfer said...

    I see Gus is here too. Hi, Gus!

    Looks like a great dinner you had.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:48 PM
  23. Che-Cheh said...

    Ahhh if only CNY is next month. Hahaha

    Hey you can choose not to eat the shark fin soup. I do that.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:56 PM
  24. Pete said...

    Ha ha, I thought I was reading an old post. Haven't tried this restaurant before.

    March 24, 2010 at 12:49 AM
  25. bluedreamer27 said...

    thanks for your answers foong.. i really appreciate that

    March 24, 2010 at 7:30 AM
  26. bluedreamer27 said...

    thanks for your answers foong.. i really appreciate that

    March 24, 2010 at 7:30 AM
  27. khengsiong said...

    CNY is a history liao...

    Properity steamed rice with was meat???

    March 24, 2010 at 8:38 AM
  28. manglish said...

    haizzzzzzz u know wat ar i really really miss those dishes....really really really looking at ur pics i had tears in my eyes T_T hahaaha

    March 24, 2010 at 8:41 AM
  29. heidi said...

    The rice is my favorite dish!! Not sure about the fish but I love the look of the restaurant. Would love to go there! Love your reviews!!!!!

    March 24, 2010 at 9:24 AM
  30. Reanaclaire said...

    wah.. reminds me of chinese new year all over again!! hey foong, nearly two months ago la.. but miss the atmosphere and the reunion.. :(

    March 24, 2010 at 10:10 AM
  31. Jade said...

    Wow what a marvelous meal! Great time and good food, what more could one ask for?

    March 24, 2010 at 2:47 PM
  32. iamthewitch said...

    Wah your post so long overdue lor.. CNY is like ages ago! Haha.. but the feast that you had looks really delicious and a lot of variety! Not bad.. But I want to taste your mom's fried rice! :P

    March 24, 2010 at 3:19 PM
  33. CH Voon said...

    Food post again… hehehe nowadays… a lot of bloggers’ post food posts.
    May I know that some of the blogger really get pay for those food introduce? Just a bit wonder.
    I like yee sang very much! 23 23 23 23 23 mean born more born more.
    I will order that fish as well. Look nice to eat.

    March 24, 2010 at 3:47 PM
  34. gus said...

    happysurfer, hi!

    March 24, 2010 at 5:33 PM
  35. Ken Wooi said...

    luckily my tummy isnt empty! haha.. and this is so outdated! lol.. no more CNY mood while reading this edy =P

    March 24, 2010 at 9:11 PM
  36. Merryn said...

    foong, it's like going to be Easter dy.. baru CNY post coming up eh? lol.. anyway, i assume this place must be somewhere nearby me.. but i dun know where.. kakakakkaa.. me no GPS!

    March 24, 2010 at 11:06 PM
  37. Tekkaus said...

    Believe it or not this year I didn't lau sang. :D

    March 25, 2010 at 3:28 PM
  38. Tekkaus said...

    So the more we toss and mix the better our luck will be right? :p

    March 25, 2010 at 3:29 PM
  39. Tekkaus said...

    Really? It comes from Malaysia? Wow...I didn't know that. I thought it is from China or Hong Kong! :D

    March 25, 2010 at 3:30 PM
  40. Tekkaus said...

    Salmon is expensive bro. That's why they are not going to give you much. :p

    March 25, 2010 at 3:31 PM
  41. Tekkaus said...

    Hahaha :D Yeah! Salmond! :p

    So those are not shark fin lar? But it is crab meats? :p

    March 25, 2010 at 3:32 PM
  42. Tekkaus said...

    THe pomfret fish looks so delicious from here. :D It is delicious because they added ajinamoto/

    March 25, 2010 at 3:33 PM
  43. Tekkaus said...

    For Rm500 I thought it is not bad ler. :D I wanna eat too.

    March 25, 2010 at 3:34 PM
  44. CH Voon said...

    enjoy your trip to Bali. I guess i at Thailand as well wakakaka. oh... then i cannot win the price to comment the most in ur coming post! aiya

    March 26, 2010 at 3:16 AM
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    how u win a digital from standard chartered .. i want to win too!

    March 26, 2010 at 3:17 AM
  46. CH Voon said...

    good food suree i like la... that why create some tummy too!

    March 26, 2010 at 3:18 AM
  47. CH Voon said...

    mmm WWF.. it is good to donate for animal rather than government

    March 26, 2010 at 3:19 AM
  48. CH Voon said...

    Cool! you are very creative for the contest!

    before i end my comment. i really hope you have a great trip to Bali ... and take more photos okie

    March 26, 2010 at 3:21 AM
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