The Chinese year of the Fire Rooster begins tomorrow (28 January 2017)! All over Malaysia (and the world), Chinese friends and families will gather today for the celebrations in the eve of the first day for the reunion dinner, all the way to the 15th day of the first Chinese calendar month. Time to bring out all things red, exchange angpows (red packets) filled with money, bring out the fireworks, and enjoy lots of luxurious food, cookies and Mandarin oranges!
In conjunction with the joyous festivities, Resorts World Genting will be celebrating in spectacular style; which includes a variety of fun activities resort-wide, and most importantly, special offers and promotions at the food and beverages outlets. Special Chinese New Year Menus will be offered in various of their eateries for both lunch and dinner during the main celebration dates from 27 January to 12 February 2017.
During my recent media trip to Genting Highlands with Resorts World Genting, I was given the opportunity to sample first hand, the exquisite Chinese New Year Menu at the majestic Chinese restaurant, Genting Palace. The restaurant offers delicious Cantonese cuisine, a wide selection of dim sum, and vegetarian dishes — and has a grand and palatial setting that seats about 700 people.
Catering to a wide variety of its customers, The Chinese New Year Menus at Genting Palace are designed for tables of four, six and ten. The basic menus range from as low as RM568 nett to RM1,288 nett. For those who are up for celebrating the new year in lavish style, there are more elaborate menus ranging from RM1,788 nett to RM7,888 nett. A la carte menus are also available.
Some of the higher range menus include exclusive and costly ingredients like abalone, black caviar, cordyceps, lobster, sea cucumber, bird’s nest and even Malaysia’s most expensive fish, the empurau. The basic menu is not any less extravagant, with choices crispy prawns, roast duck, braised fish maw, noodles with scallops, and steamed fish.
My 8-course Chinese New Year luncheon with Resorts World Genting was extremely sumptuous (and scrumptious too, of course). The meal began with the essential dish of Yee Sang, which means ‘Prosperity Toss’ in English — our Malaysian Chinese cultural activity of ‘tossing’ all the ingredients in the dish as a symbol of abundance, prosperity and health. Genting Palace even prepared a special Yee Sang dish for us, that came in the form of a rooster to represent the upcoming Chinese year!
We were also treated to a luxurious array of dishes with complex names like: Double-boiled Dried Seafood and Abalone Treasure Pottage, marinated Royal Mountain Chicken in Soy Sauce, Steamed River Marble Goby with Crispy Ginger, Stewed Sea Cucumber with Goose Feet, Pan-fried Marmite Prawns, Golden Sweet Corn Fried Rice with Waxed Meat, Sweetened Cream of Red Bean with Eight Treasures; and of course, my favorite pineapple tarts. Absolutely delicious!
I can’t wait to begin the Chinese New Year festivities. I love that it’s always a big celebration with my family, where everyone comes together to spend time with each other. And as with the Chinese tradition, there will always be food everywhere I go — so I can eat to my stomach’s content, and worry about the diet after!
So here’s wishing all who are celebrating, a very happy CHINESE NEW YEAR of the rooster. 新年快樂!
For bookings at the Genting Palace Restaurant, and inquiries regarding their Chinese New Year menus, call +603 2718 1118 or visit www.rwgenting.com.
*This post is only valid from 27 January to 12 February 2017.
*She Walks the World dined at Genting Palace Restaurant as a guest on a Media Trip with Resorts World Genting. As always, all opinions stated here are my own.
*Photos by Michael Marvin Photography are watermarked.