Monday, January 14, 2013

CNY 2013: Toh Yuen, Hilton Petaling Jaya

Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays; signifying the beginning of Spring. This is the time where Chinese all around the world return home on the eve of CNY to have a reunion dinner with their family. And during this festive occasion Toh Yuen Chinese Restaurant of Hilton Petaling Jaya will be featuring a wide variety of ‘Yee Sang’, prosperous set menus and festive a la carte Chinese delicacies from 21 January to 24 February 2013.

We have always enjoyed the excellent Chinese fare served at Toh Yuen, so we were happy to accept the invitation to sample some of their CNY delicacies.



At Toh Yuen , diners can choose from four tailored set menus - Fortune Menu (RM988++), Happiness Menu (RM1188++), Longevity Menu (RM1388++) and Prosperity Menu (RM1688++) for a table of 10 pax. We sampled the Prosperity Menu that evening.

We started off with the colorful Deluxe Salmon & Seaweed Yee Sang with Mixed Fruits. This was very appetizing, as a variety of fresh fruits such as mango, pineapple and dragon fruit is used. In yee sang, you will also find crackers (represents happiness), peanuts and sesame (symbolise harvest), oil (represents wealth) and pomelo (good luck). The fresh seafood sashimi symbolises life and longevity. Chinese believes the higher the “Yee Sang” is tossed, the more prosperous one will get in the coming years.





The soups from Toh Yuen are always good, and this Braised Baby Abalone with Dried Seafood Soup is no exception. Clear yet packed full of flavour.


Baby abalone

Next is the duo of roasted chicken with smoked duck with dragon fruit sauce and vegetable cracker. The smoked duck which we have had before is as good as we remembered it. Very flavourful and the sauce which is slightly tangy goes well with it.



And yes, cod fish is another dish very well done at Toh Yuen. This time, the Canadian cod fish is deep fried and served with a honey sauce. The fish is moist and extremely flaky, a big thumbs up from me!

Deep fried Canadian cod fish with honey sauce


The good food keeps coming.... the braised sea cucumber with mixed mushrooms and sun dried scallop is well prepared. The sea cucumber is braised to my preferred liking, with a slight bite and a very flavorful sauce.


The sauteed fresh sea prawn with wasabi mayo and Sakura denbu was lovely too. The prawns were plump and juicy, complimented by the wasabi mayo sauce. Just nice :)


Finally, we enjoyed the steamed glutinous rice with sun dried oyster, salted egg yolk and chicken paste. This was served in individual parcels, the portion was just right after the preceding courses.

Dessert is a combination of the traditional nian gao which has been deep fried with slices of yam, and a modern Hilton ice cream cake. A sweet ending for certain.

Deep fried Chinese New Year cake with yam slices

Hilton Ice Cream Cake



All the above dishes are from the Prosperity Menu (RM1688++ per table of 10 persons).


Opening times: Lunch 12.00 - 2.30pm, Dinner 7.00 - 10.30pm.

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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27 comments:

  1. Love how mango and pineapple was used in the yee sang... did it taste any better? Also love seeing nian gao in served in all the CNY menus, a nice touch of tradition! :)

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    1. It certainly made it more refreshing and appetizing. We welcomed a second helping of it :)

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  2. the baby abalone look so cute! hahaha :D

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  3. Wah, so many good dishes again. Eh, Yen, how to lose weights like this, hehe! This yeas will be the 8th year that I'm spending my CNY in Sydney & I know that it will take me a long time to go back to Malaysia to celebrate this special festival because it crashes with the school days here.

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    1. Yalo... I'm putting on more and more weight.... aiyo!

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  4. i once celebrated my mom's birthday at toh yuen, so it's definitely a place with some fond memories :D

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    1. Aww that's nice. Really like the food here, never miss the pork when I'm dining here.

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  5. Ooooo...everything looks superb!!! Toh Yuen definitely has quality.,..and class! Even the one at Kuching Hilton.

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    1. Food is definitely delicious and service is good too.

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  6. oo... lovely yee sang! I notice I like yee sang with fruits.. makes it more refreshing. If I ever make my own yee sang, I am gonna add in pineapples and mango like this one cos both are my favorite fruits..

    and I am eyeing that glorious smoked duck with dragon fruit sauce... yum!!

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    1. It's nice that many hotels use fresh ingredients in their yee sang, instead of those fried stuff with coloring.

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  7. I would love to try that Braised Baby Abalone with Dried Seafood Soup. Soup is a must for our CNY meal. Hmm not sure about this year...

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    1. This year CNY, u can eat macarons and foie gras! :D and French onion soup. Hehe!

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  8. Ooh thanks for reminding me! We have Australia Day and then Chinese New Year and then Valentines Day! Any excuse for a good meal :D

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  9. Sundried scallops? That sounds like a good way to cheer up the old sea cucumber! Everything looks stylishly presented which makes a difference, too.

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    1. It's the same one we had in our soup at InterCon the other day. It goes well with almost anything :)

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  10. Everything , please ?! :D That's one scrumptious spread , Yen !

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  11. Wow Yen! What a spread!

    Can you pass my contact to all the restaurants you know? I dun mind being invited too!? :P

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  12. WOW! These is indeed a mouthwatering post! Yup, Agreed with Anne, Love to have everything PLS & ASAP! LOL

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  13. warghhh i miss their duck breasts!

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  14. Mouth watering, next time I come to KL, please bring me along to your food tasting :)

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  15. Very yummy CNY dishes you've sampled here...

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