Saturday, February 24, 2007

Pig out on yee sang to celebrate the Year of the Boar at Concorde

The seventh day in the Lunar New Year is significant as the Chinese believe it is the birthday of mankind. Yee sang, or raw fish salad is traditionally eaten on this special day as the name in Cantonese symbolises “easy life”.

In Malaysia, the seventh day is celebrated with much gusto as the Chinese feast on yee sang and other sumptuous dishes bearing auspicious names.

Feast on the seventh day: Freshwater Prawns with Special Chilli Sauce.

A Xin-ful blend of old and new

Xin Cuisine
Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Sultan Ismail
Kuala Lumpur
Tel: (03) 2144 2200 ext 2338 or 2144 8750


Chef Arthur Heng’s New Age Yee Sang is creating quite a stir.

His healthy concoction of shredded avocado, dragon fruit, Chinese pear, mango, mandarin orange, Romaine lettuce, frisee, radish, carrot and pomelo comes with a piquant dressing of olive oil, honey, two types of mustard, lime and orange juice. Add salmon, carp, scallop or lobster for that finishing touch.

Another festive dish is ha or prawn, which, in Cantonese, denotes laughter and happiness. At Xin Cuisine, Chef Wong Pak Seng’s Wok-Fried Fresh Water Scampi in Chilli Sauce will have you laughing in delight. The zesty, sweet and sour nuances in the robust sauce enhance the prawn’s natural sweetness.

Assorted Waxed Meat Rice in Claypot is highly sought-after by regulars as this delectable dish is laden with scrumptious steamed waxed sausages and meat.

Other traditional delicacies include Braised Abalone, Fish Maw, Black Mushroom and Dried Oysters, Steamed Free Range Chicken with Ham and Chinese Kale, Roast Hong Kong-style Suckling Pig, Braised Black Mushroom with Sea Cucumber and Snow Pear Double-Boiled with Hasma and Red Dates in Light Syrup.

The Prosperity Menus at Xin Cuisine are priced from RM688++ onwards per table of 10, while its yee sang is from RM65++ to RM148++ per serving.

Source : STAR
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