Wednesday, January 18

Checkers Cafe @Dorsett Regency Kuala Lumpur

Checkers Cafe is the perfect venue for a hassle-free reunion dinner on Lunar New Year's eve. Chinese New Year food is all about auspicious overtones; denoting prosperity, good luck, fortune and health. The indulgence was prepared by Executive Chef KK Yau and his team. They will "wok up"an array of enticing Chinese New Year as well as international fare to tantalize your tastes buds throughout the Lunar New Year. Cool Checkers interior!!! 

Savour delicious dishes such as Hong Kong Baked Rice, XO Sauce Fried Rice, Prawn dumplings, Yam Cake, Stuffed Beancurd and Vegetables, Crab Stick Rolls and seafood on ice. For those with a sweet tooth, remember to sample the Tiramisu, Orange Brulee Tarts, and Golden Sesame Seed Balls with lotus paste. Checkout they buffet too...(I'll post some food on their buffet later)
*the interior of Checkers Cafe*

*elegant table setting for a Chinese New Year reunion dinner*
can you spot some golden dragon decor here?

alright starting with a splash!!!! 
Pineapple aka. "ONG LAI" 
which means prosperity.... 
*Summer Splash*
a fresh blend juice and I love the natural sweetness which comes from the fruit itself! very natural indeed...=]

Yee Sang or Prosperity Toss, also known as lo hei (Cantonese for 捞起) is a Teochew-style raw fish salad. It usually consists of strips of raw fish (most commonly salmon), mixed with shredded vegetables and a variety of sauces and condiments, among other ingredients. 

                                                     *Salmon Yee Sang with Crispy Salmon Skin*
I love the mix crispy~chunky~balanced sweet, bitter, salty and spicy taste. These four tastes represent the different experiences one goes through in life. Also the sweet and sour plum sauce which is a must for "lou sang" For those who afraid of eating RAW stuff like me, just give it a try as when everything mixed up you won't feel the RAW taste at all...=)

Yúshēng (鱼生) is interpreted as a homophone for Yúshēng (余升) meaning an increase in abundance. Therefore, yusheng is considered a symbol of abundance, prosperity and vigor. So guys~ the higher the better!!! people always added “捞到风生水起”, “身体健康”, “万事如意”, “一本万利” hoping for the good cause...

this is the scenario after tossing....although it looks a bit messy but fascinating color!!!! By the way yee sang is a healthy dish because it was mainly vegetables and less fat~

                                                      *Pan-Fried Lamb Rack with Chef Special Sauce*

Lamb is always my choice no matter what and as you can see chef added some chinese wolf berries here for  a more healthy might look a bit overcooked here as the lamb is dark but it's the sauce actually... the taste of the sauce covered the strong flavor from lamb nicely. 

*Braised Shark’s Fin with Assorted Seafood*
normally we will have a few of shark's fin in soup...but this is my first time to see a bowl of shark fin separately! wow~really an honest proof that they used lots of shark's fin in the soup.... 

*Steamed Chicken with Herbs*
again chef used Chinese red dates in the cuisine and it's a brilliant decision for the chef to pair meat with a healthier lifestyle!

*Deep-Fried Cod Fish with Superior Soya Sauce*

Chef deep fried the cod fish and topped with the spring leafs and ginger flakes...I was surprised with the  crispy and crunchy coating....and yet having a moist and juicy texture in it! Oh my thick was the  fish!!!satisfying...remember to dunk in some sauce....=P

*Deep-Fried Prawns with Seafood Sauce*
the presentation really gave me a woww just before the taste!!!

*Braised Fish Maw, Sea Cucumber, Dried Oyster & Black Mushroom with Seasonal Vegetable*

*Claypot Wax Duck Rice*

*Deep Fried Nian Gao *

Sweetened Red Bean Paste 

here's the whole community that night...we had fish..xiangcool..esther..(sorry forget his name)..Jennifer(Chasingfooddreams)..Sidney(bigboysoven)..CQTV production team..
last but not least those friendly executives of Checkers Cafe....
thanks for the hospitality!!!=) 
Gong hei Gong hei....

spotted a cute dragon yee sang display there...

(prices quoted are subjected to 10% service charge and 6% gov tax)

Good news!!!
  1. 38% discount will be apply to all my loyal blog readers (when making table reservation, kindly quoted my blog name to enjoy this privilege or Online Reservation)
  2. 50% discount for children between the ages of 4 to 12, and senior citizens of 55-years-old and above.
***Lion Dance Performance***
For a rousing start to the Chinese New Year celebration, don't miss out on the lion dance performance on 26 January 2012 at 9.30am at Dorsett Regency Kuala Lumpur's Main Lobby.

Checkers Cafe
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For reservations call:
+603-2716 1000 (ex188)

Checkers Cafe @ Dorsett Regency Kuala Lumpur (1st floor)
172, Jalan Imbi,
55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Nikel Khor said...

A very great dinner u have.. Food is best right?

chowchow7 said...

yup....u2 rit?but too fuuulllll.....=X

Blackswan said...

Yin Yin, the dishes look yummy! Talking about Yu Sheng, just watched a Chinese documentary & found out that Yu Sheng was created by a Singaporean & its popularity soon spread to China & other parts of Asia.

Shame on me being a S'porean, always thought it's from China. Lol!

FiSh SzeHui said...

i love the cod fish the most! :)

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chowchow7 said...

shirley....gong hei gong hei...happie CNY...yah i wiki n found tat too,,,hahahah...not late 2noe now...i wonder how d singapore yeesang looks like..=)

fish...yah one of my fav too...but was too full...although i din eat much...

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