Looking for a Halal restaurant that is offering splendid Chinese New Year’s feast? Here’s one; Utara Coffee House, Armada Hotel Kuala Lumpur. The restaurant is located in the heart of Petaling Jaya and is a Halal Certified restaurant that is offering delightful feast for those who want to host their Chinese New Year’s reunion dinner with their multi-religious family and friends.
Here’s yours truly with her all time favourite chef, Chef Chew. Executive Chef Chew and team offers nothing but the most magnificent feast for this coming Chinese New Year and here’s sharing with you some of the delicious Chinese New Year’s dishes that I’ve given the privilege to sample:
Lousang with Tiger Prawns and Clams. The prawns were not only fresh, but sweetly fat and juicy as well. The combination of prawns and clams is definitely refreshing in comparison to the traditional Salmon slices toppings.
Prosperity Chinese New Year Hor d’oeuvres. This platter contains an assortment of delicious finger food that’s rather addictive.
Braised Seafood Broth with Dried Fish Roe& Crabmeat. One of my favourite dish in the set, I must say. The soup was abundant with meat and was richly flavoured.
Steamed Chicken with Ginger&Scallions. I’m not quite a fan of steamed chicken. The paleness and the simplicity of the meal is quite a turned off for me, but I took a bite of this regardless and was pleased to find that they’re not plain tasting as they usually taste. The steamed chicken has no funny smell whatsoever and was rather sweet. Good on it’s own or to be paired with plain rice.
Deep Fried Grouper with Onion and Ginger Gravy was not only adeptly fried, but was flavourful as well.
Chinese Assortment of Meaty Rice. This was on the top of my favourite list. The rice was packed with delicious meat like chicken sausage, chicken ham and beef bacon. Rather addictive and if you are watching your diet, I would recommend you to go easy on this as you can easily spoon one mouthful after another and by the time you realized what you’ve done, you could have already consumed a bowlful or two.
Braised Mushroom with Mustard Plant in Fatt Choy Sauce. I’m not a fan of vegetable dish and I usually give them a miss. But Chinese New Year’s vegetable dishes usually means good luck and prosperity and I’m all for good luck and prosperity and so I had some of this. The huge mushroom was the size of my palm and was on the meaty note. The mustard plant was sweetly crunchy while the brocollies were simply delicious, having soaked up all the fatt choy sauce. If this were laid on your table, I suggest you not to skip it. Not because I’m superstitious but because they are delicious.
Poon Choy is one of the CNY specialty that shouldn’t be missed. There’s all sort of delicious meat and seafood in it, guaranteed to make you feel rich.
Stir Fried Prawns with Salted Egg Yolk. This dish was exquisitely yummy and finger licking good. The prawn were so fresh and bouncy and I find myself wanting more than just one or two of it.
Sautéed Top Shell in Yam Savarin. I’m allergic to yam, so I gave this dish a miss in favour of desserts.
Mochi, Deep Fried Nian Gao and Chilled Sweet Apple with Gingko are some of the desserts offered to this year’s Chinese New Year’s feast, a must have if you want to end your meal with a sweet note.
The pricing for the feast is as shown in the promo poster.
For reservation or enquiries on Utara Coffee House Chinese New Year’s feast, please call: +6 03 7954 688 ext. 4557 or email: [email protected]