Last week I have been invited for a food review session at Si Chuan Dou Hua restaurant which is located opposite Chatz Brasserie for Christmas review. Both resides at Park Royal hotel, strategically in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.
上个星期我受邀去四川豆花饭莊参与新年套餐的部落客试吃宴。这饭莊位于上次我去圣诞节试吃宴Chatz Brasserie 的对面。两家位于坐落于吉隆坡市中心的Park Royal 酒店。
The difference between Chatz Brasserie and Si Chuan Dou Hua is that the later only serves Chinese cuisine and cooks upon order.
Chatz Brasserie 与 四川豆花的区别是后者是提供中餐而且是叫菜后才烹煮的。
For the interior design, I found this tea pot is interesting! That is a handle with dragon body! Well, you know Chinese like dragon as that assembles good thing.
Next, what amazed me that day or my first visit is that there is a man carrying a tea pot with long spout! Yes, I had the same expression like that girl that day because I worried if the hot water spurted to my body. But no worry, the man is trained for many years in China and been hired by Park Royal to practice this when serving tea for every customer at Si Chuan Dou Hua.
接着，最令我惊喜的是这个拿着长壶口的男生！好，当天我也有以上这女生的表情，原因是深怕他倒水时，水会喷到我身上。不过不用担心，因为这男生是有在中国受过多年训练以及被Park Royal 特聘来为每一位来四川豆花用餐者提供这倒茶艺。
|Tropical Fruits Yee Sang|
I ate varieties of yee sang from many places. This is my first time trying tropical fruits yee sang. The condiments and the sauces are come together with the plate of yee sang.
|Tropical Fruits Yee Sang|
It's so colourful yet healthy because they are rich in different antioxidants coming from sliced kiwi, dragon fruit, mango, strawberry, apple and pomelo to name a few. All are so freshly prepared!
I would like to have whole plate by myself :) Yee Sang is like a Chinese style salad which is good for health because all ingredients has not been cooked or processed and all nutrients are sustained.
For those who have no idea about yee sang, this is a special cultural dish eaten by Chinese during Chinese New Year celebration as a symbol of prosperity and good health. This practice is very popular in Malaysia and Singapore but almost unheard in Hong Kong which I'm also not sure the reason behind.
When everybody was here, we began to toss the shredded ingredients high up and saying auspicious wishes loud!It is believed that the height of the toss reflects the height of the diner's growth in fortunes, thus we toss enthusiastically until the table is messed.
|Braised Coral Shark's Fin with Crab Meat, Bamboo Piths and Dry Scallop|
|Deep Fried Cod Fish with Pomelo Sauce|
|Traditional Chef's Specialty Smoked Farm Chicken|
|Sauteed Fresh Water Prawns with Butter and Corn Flakes|
|Braised Sea Cucumber, Black Mushroom, Dry Oyster and Black Moss with Greens|
Well, we have enough of meat and now it's time for some vegetables! Sea cucumber is so expensive and now I can have it here! They also added in black moss （发菜=发财,pronounced as 'fatt choy' in Cantonese）as that represents great wealth/fortune.
|Sichuan Dan Dan Noodles with Scallop|
|Steamed 'Nian Gao' with Shredded Coconut|
It is considered good luck to eat nian gao during this time, because "nian gao" is a homonym for "higher year." The Chinese word 粘 (nián), meaning "sticky", is identical in sound to 年, meaning "year", and the word 糕 (gāo), meaning "cake" is identical in sound to 高, meaning "high or tall". As such, eating nian gao has the symbolism of raising oneself taller in each coming year (年年高升 niánnián gāoshēng).
Dishes above were randomly selected by the chef from the 6 menus below. Here are the pricing comes together with the dishes available in each menu set. (1USD ≈ RM3.26)
上面的菜肴都是厨师在这以下6种菜单内随意挑选出来让我们品尝的。这里有每个菜单的菜肴以及价钱。 (1美金 ≈ 马币3.26)
Park Royal Hotel
Jalan Sultan Ismail
50250 Kuala Lumpur.