Toh Yuen Hilton PJ Chinese New Year Review 2019
Located within Hilton Petaling Jaya sits one of the best Chinese restaurants you will find serving authentic Chinese cuisine and is simply named Toh Yuen 桃苑. The restaurant takes its name from the literal translation of Peach Court, and serves some of the best Chinese cuisines, lending dishes from southern China, with a predominant Cantonese, Hokkien and Teochew influence, along with a creative flair that is both traditional and modern. It is no wonder this eatery produces one of the better Chinese New Year reunion dinner menus you will find without compromise of quality.
Located on the first floor of Hilton PJ, Toh Yuen is decorated in all its Chinese aesthetics giving that traditional wine house (jiu lou, 酒樓) experience. The restaurant comes with an open dining area as well as private rooms for personal functions. The restaurant is headed by Executive Chef Rick Teoh who year after year tries to beat his own creations and this year is no different. When asked what influenced his Chinese New Year Menu 2019, he stated: –
“We wanted to prepare something a little healthier as people want to eat dishes that are better for the body. This year, the rice dish is made using 5 grain rice, as people are becoming more health conscious. We also kept this in mind when making our desserts, using a crystal jelly pomegranate which has many benefits for your health.” — Rick Teoh, Executive Chef of Toh Yuen, Hilton Petaling Jaya.
Toh Yuen Chinese New Year 2019 Menu
The menu comes in 8 courses, with each dish representing an element of a traditional Chinese New Year reunion dinner, but with a twist. As Toh Yuen is a pork free restaurant, the dishes served here are made without using any pork, which is a quintessential ingredient in Chinese cooking, without compromising on flavour. As with the traditional Chinese appreciation of the number 9, the dishes here are served with auspicious homonyms. The Toh Yuen Chinese New Year 2019 Menu consists of 3 sets which are: –
- Everlasting Happiness 洋洋得意 at RM 1,988.00 nett
- Luck & Joyfulness 喜氣洋洋 at RM 2,288.00 nett
- Abundance & Prosperity 海式榮華配套at RM 2,888.00 nett
The first dish, a yee sang, was the Prosperity “Yee Sang” with Crispy Salmon Skin and Salmon Fish [福星高照齐捞生] 特式双文鱼生. This traditional Malaysian Chinese dish was decorated with an assortment of fresh and pickled vegetables served with crackers, raw salmon and deep fried crispy salmon skin. The crispy salmon skin added a nice crunch to the dish, making it stand out from the usual fare.
The second dish, a soup, was the Double Boiled Wolfberry with Chicken Minced Meat and Dried Scallop Soup [鸿图大展道四海] 杞子干贝炖鸡盅. The soup was reminiscent of Chinese style steam minced pork, but had the smooth consistency of steamed egg. The flavours were very earthy and bold, with the scallop adding a nice briny depth to the dish.
The third dish, a vegetable dish, was the Braised Sangkan Oysters balls, slice shell abalone, Hericium Mushroom, Sea Moss and Seasonal Vegetables [包你丰收发大财] 蚝皇发财螺片猴头菇生根蚝士丸. The dish consisted of braised dried oyster and sangkan (kalanchoe root) meat balls, with sliced abalone and monkey head mushrooms, served with broccoli and sea moss. The dish was full of flavour and is a must have at a Chinese new year dinner.
The fourth dish, a fish dish, was the Steamed New Zealand Orange Roughy Fish with Yellow Bean Sauce [如意得水吉星照] 酱蒸长寿鱼. This deep sea fish was served with a thick and umami rich yellow bean sauce, but what really sang was the freshness of the fish examplified in the springiness of the flesh.
The fifth dish, a fowl dish, was the Braised Oriental Style Duck served with Steamed Flower Buns [十二金鸭齐贺年] 古法红烧鸭拼花卷. The duck was was cooked well, with skin still crispy and flavourful from the deep-frying, and blended perfectly with an oriental master stock base. The meat were then served cushioned within the ultra soft and pillow-like steamed flower buns.
The sixth dish, a prawn dish, was the Deep Fried Tiger Prawn Fruits with Red Dragon Fruits Mayonnaise Sauce [春色满园花争艳] 火焰沙律草虾. This interesting dish was served with extra springy prawns coated in a light batter, slathered with a generous helping of red dragon fruit mayonnaise, and was complemented with warm nata de coco. This dish was very unique and had a nice play of texture and temperatures as well as the briny sweetness of the prawns and sugary sweetness of the nata de coco. This dish should be eaten as quick as possible as once it gets cold, can be a little rich on the palate.
The seventh dish, a rice dish, was the Braised Seafood and Five Grain Rice “Hock Chew” Style [丰衣足食年有余] 福州芋头海鲜五谷饭. This unique rice dish came with a mix of 5 grain rice, which consisted of white rice, brown rice, barley, millet, pumpkin seeds. This healthy dish was then coated in a nice seafood and yam mixture giving the dish a nice play on textures and almost porridge-like consistency, which on a rainy day would be perfect served on its own.
The eighth dish, a duo of desserts, were the Crystal Jelly Red Pomegranate with Crispy “Nian Gao” [锦绣前程步步升] 红石榴菓冻拼年糕. The dessert consisted of red pomegranate jelly which was slightly flavoured with flowers, and delectable glutinous rice cakes enveloping sweet potato in a crispy batter. The best component about the glutinous rice cakes were that they were portioned perfectly as bite sized morsels.
The ninth dish, a dessert soup, was the Hot Ginseng Red Date and Chrysanthemum with Wolfberry Tea [大吉大利笑开颜] 热菊花参须红枣枸杞茶. The dessert take of a traditional herbal tea, Chrysanthemum and ginseng, and was made into a dessert soup with wolfberry and red dates, a perfect and sweet ending to a hearty meal.
The Toh Yuen Chinese Near Year Reunion Dinner Experience
Toh Yuen is easily one of the most underrated Chinese restaurants as most people do not realise how good the food actually is. With a great authentic flavour and fresh ingredients, this eatery serves one of the best Chinese New Year menu time and time again. We highly recommend you make your bookings as soon as possible as they have one of the more unique offerings during the Lunar New Year.
Toh Yuen is a halal restaurant.
The Toh Yuen Chinese New Year 2019 Menu runs from 8th January 2019 to 28th February 2019.
Hilton Petaling Jaya
2, Jalan Barat,
46200 Petaling Jaya,
+603 7955 9122
12.00 am to 10.30 pm