EQ Kuala Lumpur Hotel brings back the iconic Golden Phoenix Chinese Restaurant this Chinese New Year, presenting an array of CNY Set Menu, festive treats and gift.
The lunar year of the water rabbit is predicted to be one filled with great hopefulness, as the rabbit is a symbol of peace, prosperity and longevity in Chinese culture. Chinese New Year celebrations at EQ Kuala Lumpur for 2023 are bountiful, with feasts and gifts for all. As has become tradition at EQ Kuala Lumpur, the lunar new year is the time of revival for the Golden Phoenix, once the city’s most famed Chinese restaurant. Each year, EQ brings back the legacy of Golden Phoenix with food from its cherished menu archives.
Premium Abalone Chinese Casserole / Poon Choy
Golden Phoenix restaurant has long held a reputation for culinary excellence since its inception in 1974. Much like its mythical namesake, the restaurant has gained legendary status for its celebrated Cantonese and Szechuan fare. Chef Choy Sin Sang has been instrumental in continuing the Golden Phoenix legacy for many years. An alumnus of Selangor Ching Wu School, Chef Choy studied the art of dim sum making at the Taiping Tea House before working at his first hotel in 1957. He joined the original Equatorial Hotel in 1973, where he has since ensured that the food from the Chinese kitchen is of the highest calibre and authenticity. It is with great pride that EQ recreates the Golden Phoenix in all its glory every Lunar New Year.
This Chinsee New Year , do not miss out the chance to savour a magnificent showcase of classic and beloved oriental creations with a unique and contemporary twist, as EQ Kuala Lumpur proudly brings back the iconic Golden Phoenix Chinese Restaurant, available for a very limited time, pop-up style. There are four set of CNY dinner menus at EQ Kuala Lumpur, offering some of the very best celebratory fare. Priced at RM188+, RM238+, RM328+, RM488+ and RM688+ respectively per person, for a minimum of four persons.
Platinum Hokkaido scallop and salmon Yee Sang
Get started with Yee Sang, the hallmark of Chinese New Year. Get your Prosperity Toss, available from 5 January to 5 February 2023. Check out:
-premium abalone Yee Sang with fish roe (RM188+, portion serves four to six; RM368+, portion serves eight to ten),
-Hokkaido scallop Yee Sang with fish roe (RM188+, portion serves four to six; RM368+, portion serves eight to ten).
-crispy white bait and fish skin (RM118+, portion serves four to six; RM228+, portion serves eight to ten),
-smoked salmon with soft shell crab (RM168+, portion serves four to six; RM328+, portion serves eight to ten)
-Korean snow pear variant (RM108+, portion serves four to six; RM208+, portion serves eight to ten).
*Additions range from extra crispy fritters from RM8+ per portion, jelly fish (RM28+), Korean snow pear (RM28+), crispy fish skin (RM38+), salmon (RM58+), whitebait (RM78+), 10 pcs of 20-head whole abalone (RM148+), 4 Hokkaido scallops (RM138+), and soft shelled crab (RM68+).
Baked cod fillet with sakura “melazhan” sauce with fragrant onions
Braised sun-dried oyster with abalone, sea moss, flower mushroom and broccoli
Roasted chicken with fragrant shallots, garlic and Mexican spice
We sampled some of the offerings from EQ 2023 CNY menu, including :
-Platinum Hokkaido scallop and salmon Yee Sang
-Double-boiled fish maw soup with fish lips and conch meat
-Baked cod fillet with sakura “melazhan” sauce with fragrant onions
-Braised sun-dried oyster with abalone, sea moss, flower mushroom and broccoli
-Stir-fried Hokkaido scallops and prawns with asparagus in supreme dried scallop sauce
-Roasted chicken with fragrant shallots, garlic and Mexican spice
-Garlic fried rice with seafood, fish roe, topped with crispy scallops
-Sweetened taro sago cream soup with black sesame glutinous dumplings
Golden Phoenix Ala Carte Offerings
Apart from set menu & yee sang, EQ Kuala Lumpur Hotel also presents a series of ala-carte offerings. The crown jewel of the 2023 lunar new year menu is the premium abalone Chinese casserole, known as poon choy. This sumptuously layered dish is served to signify wealth and abundance, and the Golden Phoenix version ticks all the boxes for luxury and extravagance, with ten-head abalone, Japanese dried scallops, tiger prawns, smoked duck, steamed chicken, sea moss, dried oysters, sea moss, baby cabbage, mushrooms, white radish, gluten, oyster mushroom, yam, and ‘money bags’ compacted into one delicious, luxurious dish. Priced for dine-in at RM588+ and for takeaway at RM688+, the portion serves six.
Another Chinese New Year favourite, traditional roast duck, is also available this year. Priced at RM288+ per bird, the duck is served two ways, sliced crispy duck skin, wrapped in crepes, with cucumber, spring onions, and sweet bean sauce, with the meat then served sautéed with spring onions and ginger, stir-fried with asparagus and fresh fungus, with supreme scallop sauce, sautéed with bell peppers, onions and black bean sauce, or fried with rice or noodles.
Double-boiled fish maw soup with fish lips and conch meat
Sweetened taro sago cream soup with black sesame glutinous dumplings
Sakura prawn fried rice with smoked duck, taro and asparagus
Stir-fried Hokkaido scallops and prawns with asparagus in supreme dried scallop sauce
Baked pomfret with sakura ‘melazhan’ sauce and fragrant onions (medium portion RM348+, large, RM688+), steamed, sliced dragon tiger grouper with abalone and mushrooms (medium portion RM248+, large, RM488+), baked king prawns with sea salt and Mexican pepper (medium RM108+, large, RM208+), and stir-fried Hokkaido scallops with asparagus in supreme dried scallops paste (RM188+, medium; RM368+, large), boneless farm chicken with sliced abalone, mushrooms and baby “kailan” (RM148+, medium, RM288+, large), and traditional roasted chicken with fragrant onion sauce priced at RM68+ for a half bird, and RM128+ for a whole.
Double-boiled fish maw soup with fish lips and conch meat (RM88+ per person), Braised lobster soup with sea cucumber, dried scallops and assorted seafood (RM58+ per person) , Blue river prawn ball broth, fish maw with Alaskan crab meat and fresh lily bulb (RM88+ per person) ,Braised abalone with dried oyster, flower mushrooms, sea cucumber and broccoli, Braised home-made tofu with dried turbot and mustard vegetable (RM48+, medium; RM88+, large), braised dried scallops with Chinese cabbage (RM58+, medium; RM108+, large), and more. Chilled sweetened rainbow pearls with panna cotta and avocado cream for dessert, priced at RM18+ per person rounds up the Golden Phoenix selection.
Gifts and Sweet Things
EQ’s specially designed festive items make perfect corporate or visitor gifts. They include beautifully moulded Chinese Zodiac Pralines for RM288+, rice cake (glutinous sticky rice cake) priced at RM88+ for six miniature koi, and nine mini home-made baked peony lotus seed paste for RM88+. The pear crisp pandan paste with chicken floss retails at RM128+ per box of nine miniatures.
An extra special addition to these lunar new year offerings is the signature sauce range which is made up of three specially-formulated Asian sauces designed to impart authentic flavour to home-cooking. These are the “Royal Premium Scallop Sauce”, RM88+, “Sakura Prawn Belacan Sambal”, RM58+ and homemade “Kam Heong Sauce” for RM58+. All variants come in 250 gram glass jars, and can be purchased individually, or as part of the EQ “Trio Premium Sauce” which retails at RM238+ per set.
Many more offerings await discovery at https://www.eqkualalumpur.equatorial.com/.
-Golden Phoenix Pop Up Restaurant is available from 5 January 2023 – 5 February 2023.
-Kindly make your bookings early to avoid disappointment. (Online booking open from 15 December 2022 onwards.)
-You will be contacted by the restaurant for deposit payment to confirm the reservation.