Pre Covid, Chinese New Year is normally a big and significant celebration in Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia as a whole, not just for Malaysians of Chinese descent but for everyone else as well. It’s normally a time when family members of different faiths and ethnicities come together after being apart for a long time. It’s also a time when friends and co-workers gather to mark the season. Under the current Covid and MCO restrictions where gatherings are not allowed, we have instead put together 10 Best Restaurants for Takeaway to Celebrate CNY in KL for 2021.
1. Hotel Maya Kuala Lumpur
Hotel Maya Kuala Lumpur is bringing the festivities of the Year of the Ox directly into the hearts and homes in the Klang Valley this Chinese New Year. The hotel’s Japanese and Cantonese restaurant, still waters, has re-imagined its menus, with a variety of set menus starting from RM338 to RM388 for a 6-course set for 5 persons and RM1,088 to RM1,688 for a 9-course set for 10 persons.
All set menus include the traditional and innovative yee sang where families can toss to a year of happiness, health and prosperity - yee sang menu is also available as an a la carte option starting from RM68 with Fresh Fruits Yee Sang as the vegetarian version. For those who prefer to mix and match, the a la carte menu also includes a variety of soups, meat, seafood, and vegetable dishes, as well as desserts.
Hotel Maya, 138, Jalan Ampang, Kampung Baru, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur. Contact: +6012 282 8187. Free delivery is applicable for a minimum spend of RM80 within 5KM radius and minimum spend of RM100 within 10KM radius. All prices exclude the prevailing taxes. Available for delivery and pick up from 25th of January to 26th of February 2021, 11 am to 8 pm daily, with the last call at 7 pm. For meals on Chinese New Year’s Eve, 1st and 2nd days, advanced booking of two (2) days is required. Click here to view the CNY 2021 Menu.
2. YEN at W Kuala Lumpur
Conforming to the ‘new norm’ this Lunar New Year, Yen Cantonese Restaurant for 2021 offers home delivery for those who prefer to stay indoors for the special occasion this year. Chef Weng and his team promise to take guests on an eclectic culinary journey of Chinese classics with Lunar New Year Specialities, Yee Sang varieties, and good ol’ CNY Hampers for gifting.
With an abundance of options available expect to see Premium Jelly Fish Yee Sang, Korean Snow Pear, Avocado Oil at RM118 for half portion (for 2-6 persons), RM228+ for a full portion (for 6 to 10 persons. Lunar New Year Specialties Braised Premium Assorted Hot Dish (Poon Choy) : Min order for 4 pax @ RM268 per person. Chinese New Year Dim Sum from RM28 per portion of 3 pcs and Chinese New Year hampers from RM288 per set and so much more!
Yen at W Kuala Lumpur: Level 11, 121, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. All the items will be available at Yen from now until - 26 February 2021. To make your booking, contact +60 12 3479088 email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.wkualalumpur.com
3. Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown
Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown will celebrate the festivities as they usher in the Year of the Formidable Ox with choices on sets available for delivery and takeaway. Inspired by nostalgic snacks of yesteryear, the culinary team unveil Quan’s Kitchen‘s Triple Prosperity Yee Sang featuring Crispy Fish Satay, Chicken Floss Rice Crackers and Chili Soft Shell Crab (half portion for RM88 and full portion for RM138). Or go lux with our Opulence Yee Sang topped with Tanjung Malim T’Lur Caviar (half portion for RM168 and full portion for RM298). The Spring Happiness Set, an 8-course sumptuous fare that includes their Triple Prosperity Yee Sang, a nourishing Double Boiled Fish Maw Consommé, Baked Cod in a Ginseng Soy Sauce Paste and a Crispy 5-Spice Salt and Pepper Chicken (RM268/2pax, RM528/4 pax, RM788/6pax
and RM1318/10pax). Add on a 30 grams tin of Tanjung Malim T’Lur Caviar for RM220.
Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown: 2, Jalan Balai Polis, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur. For enquires, reservations or to place an order, call/ WhatsApp 012-507-3327 or email email@example.com. Free delivery within 10km radius of the hotel.
4. New World Petaling Jaya Hotel
New World Petaling Jaya Hotel also presents a delightful array of Chinese New Year goodies for takeaway that are ideal as gifts of well wishes or for celebrations at home, available for purchase until 28 February 2021. Enjoy traditional luxurious Poon Choy, abundantly filled with treasures of the sea such as whole abalone, scallops, sea cucumbers, prawns, black moss and more!
Indulge in an exquisite selection of seasonal dishes with auspicious set menus and hearty Poon Choy for 5-6 persons from RM268, thoughtfully prepared to nourish the spirit of togetherness. Pick-up or order these delicious delights to be sent to your doorstep for your intimate at-home gatherings.
New World Petaling Jaya, Paradigm, 1, Jalan SS 7/26, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. For enquiries or reservations, please call (60) 10 2163810, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
5. The Westin Kuala Lumpur
From 18 January – 26 February 2021, The Westin Kuala Lumpur will be offering a selection of fresh Yee Sang and alluring festive à la carte items that will leave your taste buds craving for more festive meals either for takeaway or delivery.
Unity Chinese New Year Specialties Yee Sang (18 January to 26 February 2021)
Share the joy and hope for a prosperous future with a symbolic tossing of Yee Sang until February 26, 2021, by takeaway for celebrations at home, priced from RM98 nett per standard serving offering four types of healthy and fresh Yee Sang selections/
Alternatively, select a Chinese New Year Set Menu from RM 888 (6 person servings) with ONE selected complimentary House Red or White Wine bottle with a wide array of festive indulgences, the Double Boiled Premium Herbal Chicken Broth and Steamed Red Mullet with Ginger and Fungus.
The Westin Kuala Lumpur 199, Bukit Bintang St, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur. For takeaway and delivery, please contact Westin Dining at 603.2773.8495, WhatsApp +6012 305 1715, email email@example.com. For reservations and more information. Orders above RM150 will be entitled for a 20% discount. Delivery up to 8KM will be charged RM10
6. Sapore, Ampang
Italian restaurant Sapore may not seem like your usual place to have a reunion dinner, but it is offering some very special Chinese New Year 2021 traditional dishes available for Delivery which include Roasted Pork Belly (1kg RM98), Roasted Honey Chicken (RM58) and Roasted Lamb Leg (RM3 68).
Please give at least 2 day's notice when ordering.
Sapore, 18, Persiaran Ampang, Desa Pahlawan, Ampang, 55000, Kuala Lumpur Contact: +603-42666362 Available: 1 February – 28 February 2021
7. Youmiqi Cusine, Jalan Klang Lama
Rather than the usual Cantonese, Hakka or Hokkien style of cuisine, you’ll be served dishes from the Shen De province of China. This year they have several CNY sets from RM 368 onwards, and their healthy Yee Sang will come as part of the set.
This healthy Yee Sang is made from hand sliced fresh vegetables like purple cabbages, carrots, cucumbers and radish, with a generous amount of fresh raw Salmon. Their sets are divided into three types, which are the regular CNY sets, ‘Menguo’ or sets with their special stewed wok and ‘Pencai’ sets which are pots of meat, seafood and vegetables cooked together.
Youmiqi: 57 Jalan Klang Lama Batu 3, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Contact: 016- 382 8778 Website: https://www.youmiqi.com.my/ Available: February 2021, Daily from 11 am-11 pm
8. Golden Valley, TTDI (Halal)
Golden Valley is one Chinese restaurant that’s suitable for company CNY dinners where colleagues come from different faiths. They’re offering the Happiness, Fortune and Auspicious sets that can be ordered for a 5 pax table or 10 pax table.
Prices start at RM448 for the 5pax sets and RM788 for a 10 pax set. Items on the set menu include a Yam Basket with Kung Po chicken, Tiger prawns with Chef’s Special Sauce and steamed Grouper with superior soy sauce.
Golden Valley, TTDI: LGB Tower, 1 Jalan Wan Kadir, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Contact: 03-7722 1488 Available: 20 January - 28 February 2021; Monday-Friday: 11.30am-3pm/6pm-10pm, Saturday-Sunday: 6pm-10pm.
9. Wun Nam Homemade Recipe, Damansara Perdana
Wun Nam started operations in Tanjong Malim back in 1975, and now they’ve got a thriving branch in Damansara. They are your quintessential neighbourhood ‘Tai Chow’ with comfy air-conditioned indoor seating. They have 6 CNY dinner sets to choose from (made for 10 persons) starting from RM499.
You can expect classic Cantonese dishes like Suckling Pig, Steamed River Patin Fish, Claypot Pork Lard Rice and of course, Yee Sang with Sea Whelk.
Wun Nam Homemade Recipe, Damansara Perdana: 23-1, 23-2, 23-3, JALAN PJU 8/5F, BANDAR DAMANSARA PERDANA,PETALING JAYA 47820 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia Contact: 011-6332 3889 Available : January-February 2021; Daily 12pm-3pm, 6pm-10pm. Closed on first day of CNY
10. Mohd Chan Restaurant (Halal)
Mohd Chan serves halal Cantonese and Malay fusion cuisine, which is something different from the usual CNY fare. This year, they have prepared several CNY sets, but not all are available at all outlets. You must check their website for the full details.
The sets that are available at all outlets are priced at RM174.09, with dishes like Crab Meat soup with shredded abalone, Siakap Tiga Rasa, Classic Butter Prawns and Sambal Kapitan Sotong as part of the mix.
With over 20 branches around KL, check here for locations Contact: +603 7887 0600. Available: 6th January 2020-16th February 2021.