Thursday, August 16, 2012

Toh Yuen Refreshed Menu @ Hilton Petaling Jaya, Selangor

When we went to Toh Yuen in Hilton PJ for the mooncake review recently, we were treated to a scrumptious 11-course lunch to showcase some of the dishes from their new a la carte menu as well as regular all-time favourites. If I may add, it was one of the most delicious Chinese meals we've had this year!

Loved this steamed cod fish



Master Chef Lee emphasizes a healthy menu, which consists of fresh ingredients and Chinese herbs. As a result of his travels and culinary learning in China, he is introducing traditional Chinese fare to local food lovers without using artificial preservatives and additives. Fresh and quality ingredients are selected carefully, for example, Chef Lee includes local fish such as Sarawak River Patin for sustainability and freshness.



We sampled 3 appetizers, including the deep fried soft shell crab with garlic and chicken floss (RM22), chilled pacific clam with salsa (RM28) and deep fried lamb with cumin and dried chilli (RM28). They were all good in their own way, but I was totally in love with the soft shell crab.. crunchy, nicely coated and non-oily. I think I could have finished the whole plate myself.

Chilled Pacific Clam with Salsa - appetizing, tangy flavours


Deep Fried Lamb with Cumin & Dried Chilli - tender meat coated in a sweetish sauce with a hint of spice


Deep fried soft shell crab with garlic and chicken floss - to die for, need I say more?


I love Chinese soups. Herbs are used liberally at Toh Yuen in their soups. We tried both soups on offer. Both soups were tummy warming, nicely flavoured and certainly a nice welcome since the restaurant was quite cold.

Double boiled black village chicken with "chong cao hua" soup (RM32) - I ate all the herbs too ;P


Double boiled chicken with "shi hu" soup (RM32)


Moving on to the mains, we had the braised sea cucumber with flower mushrooms, brocolli and abalone sauce (RM80). I liked the abalone since it was nicely cooked, retaining its slightly chewy texture and complemented well by the abalone sauce.



Other than the soft shell crab, the cod fish was one of the highlights of the meal for me. I loved the smell of the deep fried ginger and spices and even the superior soy sauce tasted so fragrant. The Canadian black cod was steamed to perfection. This dish has approximately 500g of cod fish and serves 8 pax.

Steamed Canadian black cod fish with "yu feng" ginger sauce (RM32/100g)



We all thought it was cheesy prawns when we saw this, but turns out it was sauteed fresh prawns coated with salted egg yolk (RM50). Call me bias, but I love everything with salted egg yolk so this was good in my books.

The deep fried smoked duck with fruit sauce (RM38) was quite unique and refreshing. I enjoy smoked duck like this, they have a bacon-like quality to them and flavorful. The dragon fruit sauce was a good match for the duck.



This was a popular dish with our table, the next table and many other diners in the restaurant that afternoon. Seems like everyone had one on their table. This was a vegetarian made with mock "chicken" "kung po style (with the dried chillies and all) served in a yam ring.


Sauteed "Gong Bao" vegetarian chicken with yam ring (RM60)


This was another dish packed full of flavour, the sauteed venison slice with mushrooms, sugar snap peas and cumin (RM50). This would go very well with a bowl of steaming hot rice.


Desserts was a duo of deep fried banana with strawberry and cheese cake and chilled mix fruit. And a platter of snow skin mooncakes, of course! Read my review of their mooncakes here.




Full set of photos can be viewed on my Facebook page here. 

Pork-free.

Location: Toh Yuen Chinese Restaurant, Level 1, Hilton Petaling Jaya, 2 Jalan Barat, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Tel: 03-7955 9122 ext. 4073/4.

Website: http://www.zestpj.com/

GPS Coordinates: 3.102164, 101.640573

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29 comments:

  1. Classy place - typical Hilton's. Love the salted egg prawns and the smoked duck. Had those at Toh Yuen, Kuching Hilton's.

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  2. Would love to have a bowl of double boiled soup now. The office aircon is wayyyy to cold!

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    1. The soup was so comforting. And yes, they're great for consuming in those cold air-conditioned rooms.

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  3. I love the look of those steamed fish dishes.

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  4. I just join the Hilton club, should go and try their food soon! :D
    I love the chinese herbal soup, and the soft shell crab with chicken floss sounds great! :D

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    1. Lucky you.... Hilton got many good and nice restaurants.

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  5. Those mooncakes are so pretty! Looks like a lovely warming meal with the soups and venison...

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    1. Yes definitely needed since the restaurant was pretty cold!

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  6. hmm, since i have the card, i should scoot myself to pj to try this. food looks interesting. :D

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    1. Yea you should, I enjoyed the food here.

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  7. Mmm, I love cod fish! By the way, may I ask how many mooncaked you have eaten by far? :D

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    1. 51 flavours so far! Got 1 more month to go.

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  8. The cod fish and soft shell crabs sound divine!

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    1. They're my two fav dishes from this lunch.

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  9. this would be really nice for a wedding dinner! though i guess i'd have to give a RM200 ang pow, heheh =)

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    1. Haha dont we usually have to part with RM200 angpow for a lousy dinner anyway? ;P

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  10. I'm salivating by just looking at the smoked duck & steamed cod fish!and moon cake again,haha

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  11. It looks great! And a bonus that it's free of artificial flavours ad preservatives too :)

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  12. loved the smoked duck. the dragon fruit puree gave it a refreshing kick.

    no complains of the soups...it was perfect and came in handy after my soup urges:D

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    1. The dragon fruit did pair very well with the smoked duck.:)

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  14. The smoked duck looks really good and beautifully. Never seen them paired with dragon fruit sauce in Singapore. Would love to try it one day.

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    1. Yeah, if you blindfold someone and fed them this, they might think it's bacon!

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  15. Scrumptious meal, I don't really like duck but that dish looks very good!

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    1. Oooooooo it doesn't have the "sou" duck taste that some ppl dislike... so I think you might find it favorable.

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