Lunar New Year Splendour at ZUAN YUAN, One World Hotel

Sitting splendidly at its brand new location, Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant is all set to welcome the Year of the Dog.  When dining here, you can expect to savour the restaurant’s modern chic decor blending in with the aromas of good food.

Chinese Chef Loh Weng Lam and his team have curated 3 festive set menus (Happiness, Harmony & Longevity) to entice guests during the Chinese New Year celebration.  The set meals start from RM1,738 nett for a table of 10 and will be available until 2 March 2018.

Recently, we checked out various dishes picked from the 3 set menus.  Each of the set menu starts with a must-have Yee Sang.  The fruity version here had deep-fried crunchy softshell crabs mixed in.  Sauces for the yee sang were light and delicate to make way for the crunchy softshell crabs to shine.

Fruit Yee Sang with Softshell Crabs

We had the very nourishing Braised Golden Pumpkin Soup which had chunks of succulent seafood in it.

Braised Golden Pumpkin Soup with Sea Treasures


If you can’t decide between chicken or duck, why not have both?

BBQ Roasted Chicken & Duck Platter Zuan Yuan’s style

Spicy Wok-fried Sea White Prawns with Oats

Steamed Garoupa with Ginger Sauce

Braised Abalones with Mushrooms & Broccoli


Zuan Yuan’s Claypot Rice with waxed meats was one of the best pork-free version of this Chinese New Year signature dish I’ve had so far.  The waxed duck and sausages made from chicken and duck liver were of good quality and produced a pot of really well-cooked and fragrant rice!  What made this pot of rice extra special was the addition of cubed yam, pumpkin and salted egg yolks and that’s what I call a winning combination!

Claypot Rice with Fried Yam, Preserved Duck and Sausages

Deep-fried Nian Gao with Sweet Potato

The set menus are available for lunch and dinner until 2 March 2018.  The set menus offer either a complimentary bottle of wine or a box of Pu Erh tea.

Zuan Yuan remains open on the eve of Chinese New Year and throughout the festive period.

For reservations, please call 03-76811159 or email



ZUAN YUAN Chinese Restaurant
One World Hotel
First Avenue
Bandar Utama City Centre
47800 Petaling Jaya