Chinese New Year or the Lunar New Year yet again looms over us, ushering in the auspicious Year of the Dragon. As we bid farewell to the reserved but brave Rabbit, we get ready to celebrate the coming of the mighty Dragon with fireworks, lion dances, ang baos, glorious food and quality family time. Toh Yuen, resident Chinese restaurant at the Hilton Petaling Jaya, is welcoming the new year with a bang. Toh Yuen brings their exclusively handcrafted Dragon “Yee Sang” dish, prosperity set menus and festive a la carte of Chinese delicacies. I joined half a dozen food and lifestyle influencers including Rebecca Saw, GoodyFoodies and Mei Yee aka Iamthewitch to get a taste of Toh Yuen’s exclusive Chinese New Year menu.
“Yee Sang” is a Malaysian Chinese concoction comprising an assortment of condiments and dressing to represent all good things – happiness, good harvest, wealth, good luck, life and longevity. The tossing and mixing of the ingredients and dressing with chopsticks is a ritual shared with family and friends. The Chinese believe the higher you toss, the more prosperous the year would be for you. And yes, it does mess up the dining table, but that’s part of the fun!
No thanks to traffic I arrived a little late for the dinner, and missed the handcrafted Dragon “Yee Sang” with Abalone and Salmon presentation. From the pictures taken by the influencers there, you can see how impressive the Dragon Yee Sang was! I may have missed the ruckus from the Yee Sang toss, but the kind folks and fellow foodies did save a plate of tossed goodness for me. Thanks, guys!
Toh Yuen has an understated, rustic ambience with a blend of both contemporary and traditional. The private dining area where we had our meal was pleasant and comfortable. Overall, a pleasant venue for a family meal or event a mid-sized corporate event.
In summary, I found the meal satisfying. At prices ranging from RM988++ to RM1,388++, it is outstanding value. Highlights for me were the Yee Sang, herbal chicken, fish, prawn and nian gao. I’ll be definitely making a reservation soon to usher in the New Year!
Gong Xi Fa Cai!
Check out other photos below:
The Longevity Menu
Seasonal Fruit with Abalone and Salmon “Yee Sang”
Braised “Hu Die” Shark’s Fin with Crab Meat Soup /
Braised Chicken Soup with Chinese Herb “Chong Chao Hua” and Sea Cucumber
Braised Chinese Herb Chicken with Black Fungus
Steamed Fish Sea Garoupa with Spicy Garlic Sauce
Braised Sea Cucumber with Mixed Mushrooms
Sauteed Fresh Prawns with Black Pepper Sauce
Sauteed Toh Yuen Fried Rice with Seafood
Deep Fried Crispy Chinese New Year Cake
Double Boiled Red Dates with Papaya and White Fungus
Toh Yuen’s Master Chef Lee prepared the menus. Apart from the Dragon “Yee Sang” with abalone and salmon, there are four choices of Yee Sang to choose from – fresh fruit with abalone Yee Sang, fresh fruit withHokkigai Yee Sang, fresh fruit with salmon Yee Sang; mango, pear and honeydew Yee Sang. Priced from RM68++ onwards, they are available in large, medium and small portions – from dine in or take-away. Note that three days advance reservation is required for the Dragon Yee Sang option, understandable, looking at how much work needs to be done to prepare it.
The Prosperous Set Menus are priced at RM988++, RM1188++ and RM1388++ respectively for per table of 10 persons (inclusive of complimentary bottle of wine).
Toh Yuen Opening Hours
Lunch – 12noon – 2.30pm
Dinner – 7pm – 10.30pm
Toh Yuen also caters to company dinner with minimum booking of 50 persons.
Toh Yuen Restaurant @ Hilton Petaling Jaya
No 2 Jalan Barat,
46200 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Call 03-79559122 for reservations. For CNY corporate packages, call 03-79559122 ext 4118. For the latest F&B promotions and entertainment events, visit www.ZestPJ.com.