Through the years, yee sang has evolved from a simple Chinese New Year tradition to a dish high on complexity and panache. Toss to the New Year with these unusual yee sang dishes in KL. How high can you lou?
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Ring in the Lunar New Year with ANTE’s signature Jamón serrano ham lo hei. Expect flavourful yee sang for six persons with more than 15 ingredients, including pickled cucumber, white ginger, red, green and white yam, pomelos and the star of the dish, Jamón serrano ham. Available at all ANTE outlets.
RM78++ per portion
Celebrate Chinese New Year without worrying about your waistline expanding too much as The Good Co. have crafted a healthier version of the traditional yee sang. Replacing the standard ingredients, theirs consist of sea bird's nest, organic cornflakes, their own granolas, pomelo, purple cabbage, pear, beetroot, young papaya and more.They're available in regular and large sizes. Limited quantities are available in store, so be sure to order ahead of time on their website to not miss out. The Good Co also provide free delivery for orders over RM80.
Regular, RM68; Large, RM88
Chynna offers five yee sang choices, but try their special this year: the New Year Lao Sang. It’s made with strawberries, dragon fruit, jackfruit, pear and sweet and sour chicken, topped off with anchovies and peanuts, and finished with a sweet and sour plum sauce.
RM138 half portion; RM248 full portion.
Oriental Group offers ten varieties of yee sang this Chinese New Year, but for something luxurious, go for the Dom Pérignon champagne yee sang which consists of salmon, Dom Pérignon-infused jelly, Japanese cucumber and more. The yee sang will also come with a bottle of Dom Pérignon champagne.This yee sang is available at Ruyi and Lyn.
Dom Pérignon champagne yee sang, RM938
Try something different this Chinese New Year with DC Restaurant’s luxurious take on yee sang. You will have a choice of either a Hokkaido bafun uni (sea urchin) yee sang or an Australian abalone-green lip yee sang. They are available in three sizes – small, medium and large.
There are six varieties to choose from, and the most premium of the lot is the yee sang with tempura lobster meat at RM231. The other options are: salmon, crispy fish skin with jellyfish flower, crispy soft shell crab, sliced abalone, and Korean snow pear. You can order them in two sizes – small and big, and are available for dinner.
More yee sang to try
Celestial Court’s yee sang offerings include Norwegian salmon with abalone or assorted pickled vegetable; crispy soft-shell crab with snow pear; jellyfish; and fresh fruit with assorted vegetables. Each of the varieties (except the fresh fruit and assorted vegetable yee sang) comes with a different plum sauce.
Dynasty Restaurant offers six varieties of yee sang, which are salmon; Fuirty Fiesta (dragon fruit, honey melon, papaya, honeydew, strawberry); jellyfish; lobster with salmon; Five Treasures (abalone, jellyfish, scallop, salmon, pear); as well as mini abalone with salmon.