Celebrate “Year of Blooming Abundance” at HILTON PETALING JAYA

It’s the Chinese New Year season again and before long, the Year of the Pig will be ushered in with bouts of celebration. What better way to celebrate than to gather family and friends for some good makan sessions? In anticipation of this, the culinary team at Hilton Petaling Jaya is all geared up to give guests a rousing delicious welcome for the “Year of Blooming Abundance”. The main happenings will be at Toh Yuen Chinese Restaurant where several special set menus have been curated for the lunar new year celebrations.

The set menus all come with meaningful names; starting with “Everlasting Happiness” @ RM1,988; “Luck & Joyfulness” @ RM2,288 and “Abundance & Prosperity” @ RM2,888. All prices are net and for table of 10 people.

We had a taste of various dishes from the special set menus recently – a plethora of traditional favourites, starting with Yee Sang, of course and followed by braised, steamed and fried dishes, all using premium ingredients with auspicious tidings.

Crispy salmon skin and fresh salmon slices gave the Yee Sang a rich crunchiness like no other. The double-boiled soup using minced chicken and eggwhite was a lovely combo of sweet umami-ness (thanks to the dried scallops) and silky smooth texture of the beaten eggwhite. The braised dish of gluten balls (sangkan), oysters, shell abalone, Hericium mushrooms and sea moss had a delightful mix of tasty earthy flavours, balanced nicely with some seasonal vegetables. The Orange Roughy Fish from New Zealand was something new – a rather fearsome-looking fish but with a delicate and tender texture. We felt the natural sweetness of this fish was rather overwhelmed by the thick bean sauce.

The braised oriental-style duck was a labour of meticulous patience. The chef explained that the duck was firstly marinated with 5-spice powder and Chinese herbs before being deep-fried, then braised for 4 hours before finally given a dusting of flour and quickly fried before serving. Hence the duck skin had a nice crisp bite even when eaten within the folds of a soft warm mantou.

Prawns are a “must” for the lunar new year and Toh Yuen’s deep-fried shelled tiger prawns with tangy dragonfruit sauce were crispy and so easy to eat.

Always end your dinner on a sweet note and for this, Toh Yuen’s nian gao, crystal jelly and hot chrysanthemum tea with red dates and ginseng was a perfect finish to a satisfying and abundant meal.

Prosperity Yee Sang with Crispy Salmon Skin & Salmon

Double-boiled Minced Chicken & Dried Scallops Soup with Wolfberries

Braised Sangkan, Oyster Balls, Shell Abalone, Hericium Mushrooms, Sea Moss & Seasonal Vegetables

Steamed NZ Orange Roughy Fish with Yellow Bean Sauce

Braised Oriental-style Duck

Deep-fried Tiger Prawns with Red Dragonfruit Mayonnaise

Braised Seafood & 5-Grain Rice and Yam Hockchew-style

Crispy Nian Gao & Crystal Jelly Red Pomegranate Fruits
Hot Ginseng Red Dates, Wolfberries & Chrysanthemum Tea

For reservations or more information, please call +603-7955-9122 or email PETHI_FB@hilton.com

 

TOH YUEN Chinese Restaurant
Hilton Petaling Jaya
2 Jalan Barat
46200 Petaling Jaya

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HILTON PETALING JAYA: Experience Ramadhan the kampung way

As Muslims around the country begin their fasting during this holy month of Ramadhan, it’s time to check out certain venues for a gathering of loved ones for breaking of fast. Berbuka Puasa is often made more meaningful when sharing with friends and family. Paya Serai at the Hilton Petaling Jaya is well-known for its splendid buffet of local dishes and it’s one of my personal favourites as well.

“Jom Makan” at Hilton Petaling Jaya this time features a stunning array of 150 dishes covering both traditional and modern takes of everyone’s favourites. The appetizers tables are a good place to start – great selections of salads, seafood bar, ulam-ulaman, jeruk, keropok and various local rojak.

Various stalls are also set up to offer carved roast meats, nasi kandar, grilled seafood, Indian specialities with all kinds of roti (canai, naan, capati, murtabak), dim sum, Japanese favourites (sashimi, sushi, tempura, teppanyaki) and seasonal favourites like gulai kawah, gearbox soup, bubur lambuk, lontong, lemang with curries and rending. Don’t miss out the stalls dishing out noodles, pasta, simmering claypots of gulai, Hainanese chicken rice, deep-fried delicacies and my all-time favourite: satay!

You must save tummy space for desserts because the sweet temptations at Paya Serai are absolutely divine. Honestly, the dessert spread here is one of the best in town. Besides the huge selection of local kuih & festive sweets, there’s also a good selection of western desserts jostling for space on the counters.

This year, in addition to the buffet spread, the Buka Puasa feast includes several food trucks as well. Parked at the front of the hotel, these food trucks serve local favourites like pasembor, cendol, putu bamboo, char kway teow and durians! Well, durians were available when I was at the preview about a month ago and I hope they will still be available throughout Ramadhan.

Prices of the Jom Makan buffet:

1st Three Days (15-17 May 2018)
RM169nett (adult) and RM89 nett (kids)

The following weeks (18 May 2018 onwards)
RM189nett (adult) and RM99 nett (kids)

Last Three Days (11-14 June 2018)
RM169nett (adult) and RM89 nett (kids)

For reservations, please call 03-7955-9122.

 

PAYA SERAI
Hilton Petaling Jaya
2 Jalan Barat
Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03-7955-9122
Website: www.zestPJ.com