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3 Delectable Dishes at Lai Ching Yuen @ Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur

Lai Ching Yuen at Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur has always been a must-go place for Chinese cuisine lovers for their scrumptious extensive menu of authentic Cantonese dishes made with high-quality ingredients and the nostalgic ambiance that depicts ancient Shanghai. 
While prowling for top restaurants serving Cantonese cuisine in Kuala Lumpur, I came across this dining haven. After going through comments and feedbacks, I had no reason why not to reserve a table for my family gathering. Stunning interiors and glamorous setting, the restaurant boasted an intimate atmosphere with modern touches and promised a gastronomic journey ahead. 

1. Traditional Peking Duck

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As the signature dish – Peking Duck is loved by many diners here, I could not resist the temptation to try! I was thrilled as its crispy skin crackled on every bite! Marinated for hours using traditional methods in homemade sauces and condiments, the duck meat had infused with unique flavors that burst in the mouth. Though the duck skin was crispy, the chefs managed to keep its meat moist and juicy! You might need to take note that this dish can serve up to 6 – 10 persons!

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2. Crispy Fine Egg Noodles with Fresh Water Prawn

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The Crispy Fine Egg Noodles with Fresh Water Prawn titillated my taste buds with its savory broth which was enriched by the fresh water prawns. Being immersed in the broth which packed with finest ingredients, the prawns exuded a light sweetness which would please any discerning diners! Of course, I would not forget to give my compliment for the crispy fine egg noodles as it was a perfect companion for the prawns.  

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3/ Signature Chilled Durian Pancake

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The final dish that caught my attention is this Signature Chilled Durian Pancake which totally gratified me for its creamy and velvety durian cream. Wrapped in a thin crepe, the durian pancake was a must-try for a forget-me-not experience as its strong yet pleasing taste will linger on your palate. Take a bite and its smooth filling will not let you down at any moment. 

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Lai Ching Yuen
Location: Level 1, Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur, 160, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.

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Weekly Reads: In-TEA-resting Facts About Your Favorite Afternoon Tea!

Afternoon Tea is a long-standing British tradition and it has become so well-known that you can easily enjoy it at hotels, restaurants or even bars! Some of you might be frenzy advocates of this quintessential tradition for their delicious treats and etiquette, yet the following facts would make you treasure it even more.  

 

1/ The Origin of Afternoon Tea

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If you think reveling in an Afternoon Tea is interesting, you would also fall in love with the story behind how this tradition was originated. It is believed that in the 18th and 19th century, English people often got hungry during the long gap between lunch and dinner which was very late in the evening. Annoyed by this hunger pains,  Anna Maria Russell – the Duchess of Bedford, scheduled her time to enjoy a light meal of cakes and sandwiches which she believed was an excellent stand-in in the middle of the afternoon. She soon began to invite her friends along to enjoy it and so the craze became a legend.

 

2/  Is It “Scone With The Wind” Or “Games Of Scones”?

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The pronunciation of “Scone” is surprisingly still controversial up till now! It can either be pronounced as “Gone” or Throne”! Step back in time, the origin of the word “Scone” is believed to have come from the Dutch word “Schoonbrot” which means “beautiful bread” and later was changed to a shorter version which we know as “Scone”! There is no right or wrong in how you call it. Although you might keep in mind that some more pedantic experts would argue the correct pronunciation of scone is like “gone”!

 

3/ The Difference Between Afternoon Tea and Hi-Tea

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Many have mistaken “High Tea” and “Afternoon Tea” as one. If you do think so, this fact might surprise you! There was actually a huge difference between these two! “Afternoon Tea” (also known as “Low Tea”) was originated for the upper class, while “High Tea” was designed for a working-class man’s main meal of the day! The Afternoon Tea, therefore, will feature delicate finger foods ranging from small sandwiches to scones, pastries and cakes. On the other hand, as a working class could not afford such an indulgent treat, their tea set will be full of heartier affair like meat, pies and crackers and served on a high table as indicated by the term “high” in its name. Nowadays, fewer differences are seen between these two traditions. 

 

4/ Did You Hold It Correctly? 

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The standard correct way to hold a teacup is with one or two fingers of the hand put through the hole of the cup handle. The cup should be balanced with your thumb on top and your other fingers curled underneath. Although it’s not compulsory and unnecessary nowadays, the etiquette of holding a traditional teacup might be something you will find enjoyable to know. The holding can be a little tricky as you gotta try to lift your pinkie finger out to look proper. It is believed that the raised pinkie was started by a noblewoman and mimicked by the Royal family. 

 

5/ Milk First or Tea First? Jam First or Cream First? 

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In the past, milk is added to the teacup first to protect the delicate china from the hot tea. As time’s gone, it is more common now to add the tea first, followed by the milk. How about jam and cream? It has been a debate raging on for decades about whether to put jam or cream on your scone first! Actually, it depends mainly on where the tradition is from or where you are having your tea! In Cornwall, it’s jam then cream yet in Devon, people will do the opposite! 

Can’t wait to indulge yourself in an Afternoon Tea or High Tea in Klang Valley already? We have just the list hand-picked for you! Check out Newens Tea House, Pavilion Lounge at Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur, Altitude at Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur, THIRTY8 at Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, Nobu Kuala Lumpur, The Lounge & Oro Cafe at Hilton Kuala Lumpur and Bistro 160 at Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur!

 

 

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Mid-Autumn Festival 2018: Best Places To Savour Mooncakes And Sumptuous Delights

1. Delectable Mooncakes in Limited Edition Satchel at Hilton Kuala Lumpur

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Prepare to be dazzled by the very first collaboration of Hilton Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia’s leading international fashion designer Khoon Hooi – the stunning limited edition satchel gift box with a choice of Midnight Bloom (RM198) or Blossom Series (RM178). While selecting the mooncakes of your choice (as low as RM35 each), take this chance to dine in one of the restaurants here! Savour Chinese delights at Chynna, Japanese food at Iketeru or international buffet at the all-day dining Vasco’s. You can also treat yourself to trendy cocktails and fine cuts of meat at Graze, Chambers Grill and Chambers Bar. If you want to liven up your mood, check out Zeta Bar for their international live band, have a cup of coffee at Oro Cafe or relax at The Lounge or Boardwalk to revel in their spectacular views.

 

2. Oriental Mid-Autumn Delights in Cheongsam-Themed Gift Box at Hilton Petaling Jaya

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Head to Hilton Petaling Jaya for traditional mooncakes infused with subtle flavours! Get yourself a one-of-a-kind Oriental gift box which depicts a cheong sam at RM135 nett (premium box) and RM110 nett (standard box). Indulge yourself in timeless classics of 9 baked mooncakes and snow skin mooncakes of 5 flavours with price as low as RM25 each. You can also pay the restaurants here a visit for a fulfilled trip. Note that the Peking Duck at Toh Yuen Chinese Restaurant is a must-try and if you are in the mood for Japanese food, visit Genji Japanese Restaurant! Come to Uncle Chili’s Bar & Restaurant for a varieties of hearty food and fabulous cocktails and enjoy a wide spread of delights with a buffet at Paya Serai Restaurant.

 

3. 11 Types Of Sumptuous Mooncakes Are Waiting For You at Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur 

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Encased in a traditional red box with gold handle, the elegant mooncakes at Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur are perfect for a wondrous Mid-Autumn indulgence. Eight types of baked and snowskin mooncakes (from RM32 each), from the pure classic White Lotus to the modern creation of Azuki and Musang King, are set to whet your appetite. You should also take this opportunity to explore the restaurants here! You can opt for redefined Chinese imperial dining at Celestial Court for a completely divine meal from start to finish or chill at Pavilions Lounge for some snacks and refreshing drink, head to Essence for sumptuous dim sum, steaks and premium fresh seafood and visit Villa Danieli for wood-fired pizza and an authentic rendition of Italian food.

 

4. Savour Timeless Baked Classics at Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur

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Handcrafted with premium ingredients and baked to perfection, the mooncakes at Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur are perfect for a family gathering. The hotel offers 4 types of mooncakes (from RM29 onwards) with a brand new creation of chocolate mint flavour which would entice your taste buds with its rich bittersweet and refreshing filling. Don’t hesitate to set your foot in the restaurants here for an epic culinary journey. Take a walk to the popular dining spot Lai Ching Yuen which will drift you back to ancient Shang Hai, indulge yourself in tantalizing dining experience at Hanaya Japanese Dining or go to the open-concept The Mill Cafe for a hearty spread of international and regional favourites.

 

5. Walk Down The Memory Lane By Relishing Handcrafted Classics at One World Hotel

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If you fancy a mooncake selection of timeless culinary traditions, look no further than the premium handcrafted artisanal mooncakes at One World Hotel! Sold in boxes of four from RM25 per piece, diners are given the choice of 9 classic favourites which would take you on a trip down the memory lane. A journey to the hotel would not be perfect without treating yourself to scrumptious food at one of their two well-known restaurants here – Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant which will enthrall you with its sophisticated and truly authentic Chinese menus and the award-winning Cinnamon Coffee House which offers superb delights featuring an open-concept kitchen.

 

6. A Royal Treat with Treasure Gift Box Series at Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar

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Should you gratify towards traditional mooncakes with a modern twist, Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar will satiate your cravings. Beautiful mooncakes with exotic flavours like Bird’s Nest and Musang King are expertly handcrafted by skilful pastry artisans here. Diners can purchase a selection of gift boxes known as Elegance (RM128), Signature (RM138) and Royal Imperial (RM198). Your royal treat will be elevated if you dine in one of the restaurants here. The pork-free Oriental Chinese Cuisine will fill your stomach with authentic and wok-friendly Chinese dishes. You can also treat yourself to a gastronomic dining experience at LINK – All Day Dining where you can enjoy live-cooking sessions or head to La Cucina Mediterranean which will serve you the finest contemporary cuisine. 

 

7. Mesmerizing Musang King Durian Mooncake with Blue Pea Layer at Way Modern Chinois

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The handmade snow skin mooncakes at Way Modern Chinois will fly you to the moon! The Musang King durian filling is meticulously prepared and enveloped in a silky smooth blue pea stained layer. Each moon cake is handcrafted with care and a bite into it would make you stop for a moment to admire its creamy texture. Mesmerizing color with irresistible aroma, the mooncakes are sold at RM23 per piece or RM88 for a gift box of 4 pieces. Once you come to this contemporary restaurant, remember to try their famous Truffle Roast Duck which is marinated with truffle sauce, double roasted in truffle oil and topped with truffle slices. An avant-garde indulgence you would not want to miss out! See how to get this duck for free here!

 

8. A Dazzling Collection of Baked, Snow Skin and Crispy Mooncakes at JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur

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JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur ushers in this Mid-Autumn Festival with a fine selection of baked, snowskin, and crispy mooncakes at the award-winning Shanghai restaurant which is well-known for their authentic dishes of Shanghai. This year, the restaurant is offering 2 new exotic flavours, namely Fermented Black Garlic with Egg Yolk and Durian Paste with Truffle which would make you feel over the moon! While you are at the hotel, there is no reason why you should not visit Starhill Gallery. Savour Chiu-Chow style cuisine at Pak Loh Chiu Chow or relish Chinese tea and dim sum at Luk Yu Tea House. You can also opt for unique Latin flavours with a twist at Sentidos Gastrobar – The Latin Grill, authentic Malay food at Enak KL or Southern Thai cuisine at Pak Tai. Fancy a light bite and a refreshing cup of tea? Head to Newens Tea House! Last but not least, remember to try the freshest seafood in town at Shook!

 

9. Handcrafted Traditional Mooncakes with The All-Time Favorite Li Yen Kam Tui at The Ritz Carlton, Kuala Lumpur

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Celebrate this Mid-Autumn Festival with an array of hearty baked and snow skin mooncakes at The Ritz-Carlton. The mooncakes here are well-prepared and handcrafted by the culinary team of the award-winning Chinese restaurant Li Yen which serves one of the best Cantonese cuisines in town. The traditional baked mooncakes will bring you back in time with memorable flavours from classic creations to the all-time favorite Li Yen Kam Tui filled with delicious nuts and Chinese ham. You can choose to buy each piece at RM14 nett or get a box of 4 baked mooncakes here at RM100 nett. Mini mooncakes are also available in a box of 8 at RM112 nett.

 

10. Premium Traditional Mooncakes For A Joyous Mid-Autumn Festival at DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru

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A plethora of Mid-Autumn sweet delights are waiting for you at DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru. The traditional mooncakes here are bound to tempt your palate and leave you desiring for more. The premium mooncakes are made with care, including classic flavours like Baked Pure Lotus, Baked Pandan Lotus and more from RM26 each while a gift box of 4 pieces will cost you RM99. Remember to visit the hotel’s two well-known restaurants for a touch of joy. You can enjoy exciting live-cooking stations at the all-day dining Makan Kitchen which offers Western and Asian items or head to Tosca Italian Restaurant for an exquisite selection of rustic Italian foods which will make you come back for more!