Just in time for the Lunar New Year celebration, we’ve rounded up some of the best Halal Chinese restaurants where families and friends can enjoy traditional Yee Sang across the Klang Valley.
The elegant Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant provides a vast range of yee sang – its Chinese New Year menu includes choices of eye sang with sliced abalone (RM 235), salmon (RM168), crispy fish skin (RM138), soft shell crab (RM138), jellyfish (RM118) and pear (RM108). Signature dishes include braised grouper fillet with mandarin orange and steamed teow chew siu mai.
One World Hotel, First Avenue, Bandar Utama City Centre, 47800 PJ.
A more casual restaurant, NJ Zenith is famous for its fish head curry. It also provides a range of yee sang for the Lunar New Year at more affordable rates. Their yee sang selection includes salmon (10 pax, RM60 / 5pax, RM30) and Ikan Keli (10pax, RM50 / 5 pax, RM25).
NJ Zenith Restaurant, 2, Jalan Medan PB 2A (Seksyen 9), 43650 Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor.
Alongside a selection of dim sum, MinMax is offering a variety of yee sang with abalone (RM138.8), salmon fish and fruit (RM 84.8), salmon (RM 74.8) and jellyfish (RM 53.8). Some of their signature dishes include deep fried chee cheong fan and glutinous rice with chicken and mushroom.
MinMax Restaurant, Lot 2.1 Level 2, PNB Darby Park, Jalan Binjai, 50450 KL.
Mohammad Chow is a quaint Muslim Chinese restaurant found in Damansara Perdana. They’re known for their chicken in buttermilk and durian crepes. This Lunar New Year, they are serving traditional yee sang with salmon (8-9pax, RM68 / 4-5pax, RM38).
Mohammad Chow, 3-1, Jalan PJU 8/5H, Damansara Perdana Business Center, Petaling Jaya, Damansara Perdana, 47820 PJ.
Dolly Dim Sum’s inviting and pleasant atmosphere, great location and halal dim sum make for a winning combination. Give their Thai Style Fried Rice a try, and ‘Nian Gao’ Chinese New Year cakes coated in freshly shaved coconut. Yee sang is available, a standard serve for 6 guests will cost RM55.
G-9 & G-9A Ground Floor, Avenue K, 156, Jalan Ampang, 50450 KL.
Cantonese cuisine is served in a stylish setting reminiscent of ancient Chinese grandeur at Shang Palace. Signature dishes include the braised shredded abalone with crab meat, and the pan fried foie gras with vinegar sauce. Yee sang is priced at RM138 for a serve of Salmon Yee sang for 4-6 guests. Prices vary depending on choices ingredients and accompaniments.
Level 1, 11 Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 KL.
Located in the charming Bukit Kiara Equestrian & Country Resort, Oriental Pearl is the perfect respite after a round of golf, or for a delicious Chinese banquet. Their signature dishes include the baked fresh water prawns with cheese and minced garlic. Yee Sang prices from RM98++.
Bukit Kiara Equestrian & Country Resort, Jalan Bukit Kiara, Off Jalan Damansara, 60000 KL.
With a range of Chinese New Year set menus for group dining, Sogo will also serve up signature dim sum during Chinese New Year. Yee sang available with prices starting from RM78++
Sogo Department Store, 190, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, 50100 KL.
Words by Gabriel Chua and Kathryn Rao.