Get ready for a Hot and Tealicious July in ZUAN YUAN @ One World Hotel, Petaling Jaya

July will be a very “happening” month for Zuan Yuan, the Chinese restaurant in One World Hotel, Petaling Jaya.  With their Executive Chinese Chef Tommy Choong now firmly settled in, it’s time to showcase some of his culinary prowess.  Together with his team, Chef Tommy will be serving up some new dishes featuring tea as a showcase ingredient in Zuan Yuan.  If that’s not enough to tantalise diners, sizzling hotplates will also be making appearances in the restaurant – more of that later.

Let’s have a look at the various tea-infused new dishes first.

Double-boiled Abalone & Fish Maw Soup with Chrysanthemum

Crispy Prawns stuffed with Yam & Pumpkin, served with Green Tea Dressing

Thinking out of the teacup, the repertoire of tea-based dishes available for the whole month of July are Double Boiled Abalone and Fish Maw Soup with Chrysanthemum, Crispy Prawns stuffed with Yam and Pumpkin served with Green Tea Dressing, Smoked Village Chicken with Oolong, Braised Minced Chicken with Homemade Bean Curd and Tiguanyin, Stir Fried Shrimps with Longjing and Stir Fried Rice with Green Tea and Assorted Seafood “Hakka” Style.

Smoked Village Chicken with Oolong Tea

Chef Tommy loves to use tea for his cooking, believing the humble tea leaves give food a subtle yet remarkably enticing flavour to the dishes.  Tea has useful antioxidant properties too and is easily available so the inspiration to use tea is pretty much justified by these two reasons alone.

Fried Rice with Green Tea & Assorted Seafood, Hakka-style

Of course diners get to complement the exquisite tea-infused dishes with a veritable selection of premium tea available in Zuan Yuan. The Tea-licious promotion runs for a limited period only. Available for lunch from 12.00pm to 2.30pm and for dinner from 6.00pm to 10.30pm, it is priced from RM38.00 nett per portion.

Chef Tommy Choong

If tea is a bit tame for you, do check out the Sizzling Hot Plates of Australian Grass Fed Beef (MB4) Steak, U.S Angus Beef Steak, Australian Premium Lamb Cutlets and King Tiger Prawns.  All these are cooked on lava stones imported from Turkey, accompanied by vegetables and mushrooms on the side.  The meats are well-marinated and I feel they don’t really need any sauce as personally I prefer to savour their natural flavours.  Nevertheless, black pepper, monggolian and barbeque sauces are provided.

Australian Grass-fed Beef Steak

Sizzling Australian Premium Lamb Cutlets

This specially crafted Sizzling Hot promotion runs for the whole month of July 2019 only. Available for lunch from 12.00pm to 2.30pm and for dinner from 6.00pm to 10.30pm, the specialties are priced from RM42.00 nett per 100 gram portion with a minimum order of 200 gram each.

For more information, dining reservations or further enquiries such as discounts or promotions, please call +603-7681-1159 or email zuanyuan@oneworldhotel.com.my

 

ZUAN YUAN Chinese Restaurant
One World Hotel
Bandar Utama City Centre
Bandar Utama
47800 Petaling Jaya
Tel:  +603-7681-1111

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Lunar New Year Festivities take on an artistic scale at RUYI, Bangsar Shopping Center

Who serves Yee Sang with 28K gold? Talk about attracting prosperity, Ruyi ups the game by serving edible gold in their Yee Sang. Labelled “28K Golden Koi YU Sang”, it takes Masterchef James Ho about 20 minutes to assemble this beautiful creative platter. After all, this is Ruyi – where food takes on the forms of art and Chef James’ creative touches is the name of the game.

Central on the plate are two lively colourful koi fishes made of shredded carrots and radish swimming on blue pea flower-tinted rice puffs. In between the kois is a gold ingot, shaped using ginger and green carrots and dusted with 28K edible gold. All around these are the other accompaniment of pickled leek, mandarin oranges, pomelo, dried persimmon, cashew nuts, pickled radish and papaya.

It’s not surprising that the chefs at Ruyi make their own pretty “kuih rose” or “beehives” for the crunchy element of the yee sang.  They also add in their wickedly-addictive house-made crispy salted eggyolk fish skin to the platter.  Atlantic salmon sashimi in the form of appealing florettes and delicate bunches of sea caviar are the “sang” elements to this elaborate yee sang. Truth be told, this Yee Sang is really too pretty – we can barely bring ourselves to “destroy” the intricate ensemble. But toss it we have to, otherwise good luck and prosperity may not come our way. The portion is huge, more than enough for 10 people, trust me.

28K Golden Koi “YU” Sang (RM168) exclusive Koi Fish design with edible gold, crispy salted eggyolk

Besides this golden yee sang, there are several other versions on the menu, ranging from RM88 to RM938 (comes with a bottle of Dom Perignon Vintage Champagne & abalones!) per big portion.

Seafood soup is always a hit – the Emperor’s Pot can be served with either real or faux sharksfins braised with dried scallops, crab claw and scented with saffron.

Emperor’s Pot (RM188) saffron braised superior sharksfin with conpoy and crab claw

More premium seafood in the form of “Boston Big Brother” will certainly impress guests. There’s lots of deep-fried garlic crisps clinging onto the lobster surrounded by succulent braised abalones and crunchy prawn crackers.

Boston Big Brother (RM428) deep-fried garlic Boston lobster, braised abalones with sweet chilli sauce and prawn crackers

We like the use of dried seafood used for the 8-Treasure Duck, instead of the usual Chinese herbs. Abalones, together with dried oysters, chestnuts and salted eggyolks give the dish a deep umami flavor.

8-Treasure Duck (RM228) stuffed with abalones, dried oysters, chestnuts, salted eggyolks, black moss

XXL Prawns – wok-fried with golden garlic and Chef’s special sauce

Harmonious Claypot Rice (RM48) with smoked duck, waxed meat, exotic mushrooms & taro

Kois seem to be the central theme at Ruyi this year. Besides the Golden Koi Yee Sang, the chefs here have also mastered the art of making “nian gau” in the shape of kois and filled with sweet red beans.

Koi Fish Nian Gau with Redbeans filling (RM68)

 

For reservations, please call 03-2083-0288 or email ruyi@orientalrestaurants.com.my

 

RUYI
4th Floor Annexe
Bangsar Shopping Center
285 Jalan Maarof
59000 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-2083-0288

Restaurant hours
Sunday-Saturday:
12.00pm to 3.00pm & 6.00pm to 12.00am

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MALAYSIA BOLEH! @ Four Seasons Place, Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia Boleh! This slogan, translated directly as “Malaysia Can!” generally refers to the possible things that Malaysia or Malaysians can do. It’s like a rallying catchphrase to drive success and be a benchmark for excellence. Taking this catchphrase to expound the delicious-ness of Malaysian street food, the Fei Siong Group from Singapore recently opened the first outlet of “Malaysia Boleh” in Four Seasons Place Kuala Lumpur.

It’s rather ironical that the reason Malaysia Boleh! came about was to satisfy Singaporeans’ cravings for authentic Malaysian street hawker food in Singapore! With several successful outlets in Singapore, it just goes to show that some sensible people in Singapore do know that Malaysian streetfood rocks – yay!

So, Malaysia Boleh at Four Seasons Place is a one-stop foodcourt which offers top-rated street hawkers’ selections from different states of Malaysia. From Penang Prawn Noodles to Ipoh Chicken Rice to Klang Bak Kut Teh, be prepared to feast on popular favourites served by more than 14 stalls. Check out also the interior design of this “atas” foodcourt – so reminiscent of the good old 1960s! Loads of nostalgia in the ethnic floor tiles, bird cages (sans birds) hanging from the ceiling, old-fashioned marble-topped tables and music from the old era playing softly from the speakers.

OK, so what’s good in Malaysia Boleh? We’ve tasted almost every stall at this place and good to know that generally food is very decent here with a few misses. Let’s look at what’s on our Top 10 list…

Curry Mee from Jalan Imbi Ah Yen’s stall. This is one of the best versions I’ve had – the curry is perfectly balanced with spices and coconut milk. We slurped up everything…noodles, chicken, long beans, tofu puffs and pig skin too!

Curry Mee

Ipoh Chicken Rice – as someone who grew up in Ipoh, I have to confess I’ve never eaten chicken rice from Buntong. Well, that’s unfortunate, for this plate of Buntong Chicken Rice really rocks! As plain and simple as it looks, don’t let that deceive you. The rice is fragrant, having been cooked with chicken fat, garlic, ginger and shallots. The poached chicken is smooth and tender and the chilli sauce was spot on.

Ipoh Chicken Rice

KL-style Hokkien Mee – I’m not a big fan of these thick black noodles but DL is and he’s happy with this version. With a good topping of “chu yau char” (fried pork lard), pork and cabbage, the noodles are well flavoured and with sufficient “wok hei”. I think the noodles would fare much better if they are braised a bit longer in a bit more gravy.

KL-style Hokkien Mee

Char Kway Teow from Yong Kee Penang. Personally I’ve never had this CKT in their Penang stall but this plate really packs a good punch. Tasty noodles with just enough “wok hei”, prawns, chives, crunchy beansprouts and eggs. Would have been awesome if there had been some cockles. From the same stall, have the Oyster Omelette (“or chien”) as well – it’s pretty satisfying.

Char Kway Teow

Oyster Omelette – “Or Chien”

Wantan Mee – I like the al dente noodles and the nicely-layered char siew here. The noodles have that perfect springiness in its texture, tossed in lard and premium sauce so that alone qualifies it to be on my Top 10 list. What I wasn’t impressed with are their wantans – too little filling in too much wantan skin.

Wantan Mee

Ipoh Pork Kway Tiao & Pork Porridge – smooth silky rice congee, or if you prefer noodles, the Ipoh hor fun with lots of porky goodness. Tender sliced pork, minced pork and pork innards to delight any porky fan!

Ipoh Pork Kway Tiao

Ipoh Pork Porridge

Klang Bak Kut Teh – it’s quite difficult to find authentic Klang-style BKT in KL and by that I mean the soup must be thick, dark and redolent with the necessary Chinese herbs and spices. The version served here is a respectable version, although not the best I’ve had (in Klang) but still, it does give some comfort.

Klang Bak Kut Teh

Chendol – this is everyone’s favourite at Malaysia Boleh and there’s always a queue at this stall. At only RM3 a bowl, this must be the cheapest around town and it’s RM3 well spent because the chendol is an absolute bomb! Fresh creamy coconut milk, fragrant gula Melaka and freshly-made smooth slithery chendol – how can that not be awesome?!

Chendol

So, the above are my Top 10 items to eat at Malaysia Boleh! There are many more at the stalls…

Penang Assam Laksa – I like the assam laksa here: the spicy/tangy/fishy flavours are well-balanced and the right noodles are used.

Penang Assam Laksa

Pudu Roast Meats

Claypot Chicken Rice – decent crust at the bottom of the pot but I didn’t quite like the boneless chicken in it and there’s no salted fish accompanying the rice!

Claypot Chicken Rice

Fried Radish Cake

Prawn Mee (Penang Hokkien Mee)

Pan Mee

Pudu Nasi Lemak

Most of the dishes are priced from RM10 up – considered as fair value due to the nice, clean and cool environment. We’ve been back there again just last weekend and the place was bustling with hungry weekend shoppers. During weekdays, the lunch time crowd forms queues at the place, I heard.

 

MALAYSIA BOLEH!
B1-01B, Shoppes at Four Seasons Place
145 Jalan Ampang Kuala Lumpur
50450 Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: 10am – 10am daily
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MalaysiaBolehKL/

If you are going by public transport:
Get out at LRT KLCC Station, go two floors up to Avenue K exit, cross the road to Shoppes Four Seasons Place. You’ll see Robinson’s Store, enter and go one floor down the escalator and you can’t miss Malaysia Boleh!

MALAYSIA BOLEH! @ Four Seasons Place, Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia Boleh! This slogan, translated directly as “Malaysia Can!” generally refers to the possible things that Malaysia or Malaysians can do. It’s like a rallying catchphrase to drive success and be a benchmark for excellence. Taking this catchphrase to expound the delicious-ness of Malaysian street food, the Fei Siong Group from Singapore recently opened the first outlet of “Malaysia Boleh” in Four Seasons Place Kuala Lumpur.

It’s rather ironical that the reason Malaysia Boleh! came about was to satisfy Singaporeans’ cravings for authentic Malaysian street hawker food in Singapore! With several successful outlets in Singapore, it just goes to show that some sensible people in Singapore do know that Malaysian streetfood rocks – yay!

So, Malaysia Boleh at Four Seasons Place is a one-stop foodcourt which offers top-rated street hawkers’ selections from different states of Malaysia. From Penang Prawn Noodles to Ipoh Chicken Rice to Klang Bak Kut Teh, be prepared to feast on popular favourites served by more than 14 stalls. Check out also the interior design of this “atas” foodcourt – so reminiscent of the good old 1960s! Loads of nostalgia in the ethnic floor tiles, bird cages (sans birds) hanging from the ceiling, old-fashioned marble-topped tables and music from the old era playing softly from the speakers.

OK, so what’s good in Malaysia Boleh? We’ve tasted almost every stall at this place and good to know that generally food is very decent here with a few misses. Let’s look at what’s on our Top 10 list…

Curry Mee from Jalan Imbi Ah Yen’s stall. This is one of the best versions I’ve had – the curry is perfectly balanced with spices and coconut milk. We slurped up everything…noodles, chicken, long beans, tofu puffs and pig skin too!

Curry Mee

Ipoh Chicken Rice – as someone who grew up in Ipoh, I have to confess I’ve never eaten chicken rice from Buntong. Well, that’s unfortunate, for this plate of Buntong Chicken Rice really rocks! As plain and simple as it looks, don’t let that deceive you. The rice is fragrant, having been cooked with chicken fat, garlic, ginger and shallots. The poached chicken is smooth and tender and the chilli sauce was spot on.

Ipoh Chicken Rice

KL-style Hokkien Mee – I’m not a big fan of these thick black noodles but DL is and he’s happy with this version. With a good topping of “chu yau char” (fried pork lard), pork and cabbage, the noodles are well flavoured and with sufficient “wok hei”. I think the noodles would fare much better if they are braised a bit longer in a bit more gravy.

KL-style Hokkien Mee

Char Kway Teow from Yong Kee Penang. Personally I’ve never had this CKT in their Penang stall but this plate really packs a good punch. Tasty noodles with just enough “wok hei”, prawns, chives, crunchy beansprouts and eggs. Would have been awesome if there had been some cockles. From the same stall, have the Oyster Omelette (“or chien”) as well – it’s pretty satisfying.

Char Kway Teow

Oyster Omelette – “Or Chien”

Wantan Mee – I like the al dente noodles and the nicely-layered char siew here. The noodles have that perfect springiness in its texture, tossed in lard and premium sauce so that alone qualifies it to be on my Top 10 list. What I wasn’t impressed with are their wantans – too little filling in too much wantan skin.

Wantan Mee

Ipoh Pork Kway Tiao & Pork Porridge – smooth silky rice congee, or if you prefer noodles, the Ipoh hor fun with lots of porky goodness. Tender sliced pork, minced pork and pork innards to delight any porky fan!

Ipoh Pork Kway Tiao

Ipoh Pork Porridge

Klang Bak Kut Teh – it’s quite difficult to find authentic Klang-style BKT in KL and by that I mean the soup must be thick, dark and redolent with the necessary Chinese herbs and spices. The version served here is a respectable version, although not the best I’ve had (in Klang) but still, it does give some comfort.

Klang Bak Kut Teh

Chendol – this is everyone’s favourite at Malaysia Boleh and there’s always a queue at this stall. At only RM3 a bowl, this must be the cheapest around town and it’s RM3 well spent because the chendol is an absolute bomb! Fresh creamy coconut milk, fragrant gula Melaka and freshly-made smooth slithery chendol – how can that not be awesome?!

Chendol

So, the above are my Top 10 items to eat at Malaysia Boleh! There are many more at the stalls…

Penang Assam Laksa – I like the assam laksa here: the spicy/tangy/fishy flavours are well-balanced and the right noodles are used.

Penang Assam Laksa

Pudu Roast Meats

Claypot Chicken Rice – decent crust at the bottom of the pot but I didn’t quite like the boneless chicken in it and there’s no salted fish accompanying the rice!

Claypot Chicken Rice

Fried Radish Cake

Prawn Mee (Penang Hokkien Mee)

Pan Mee

Pudu Nasi Lemak

Most of the dishes are priced from RM10 up – considered as fair value due to the nice, clean and cool environment. We’ve been back there again just last weekend and the place was bustling with hungry weekend shoppers. During weekdays, the lunch time crowd forms queues at the place, I heard.

 

MALAYSIA BOLEH!
B1-01B, Shoppes at Four Seasons Place
145 Jalan Ampang Kuala Lumpur
50450 Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm daily
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MalaysiaBolehKL/

If you are going by public transport:
Get out at LRT KLCC Station, go two floors up to Avenue K exit, cross the road to Shoppes Four Seasons Place. You’ll see Robinson’s Store, enter and go one floor down the escalator and you can’t miss Malaysia Boleh!