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6 Most Expensive Yee Sang In Kuala Lumpur

Nothing beats kicking off the New Year than tossing yee sang high up in the air with shouts of “lou hey” (move upwards).

The raw fish salad is a Chinese New Year staple and has through the years evolved from a simple dish to one that is complex and exotic.

Fun fact: Malaysians and Singaporeans just can’t agree on the origins of the yee sang but rumour has it that it was conceived in Seremban, a town in the Malaysian state of Negeri Sembilan.

Anyway, with chopsticks at the ready, here are six of the most expensive yee sang platters in Kuala Lumpur to commemorate the Year of the Rooster:


chynna yee sang

Pick from any of its five yee sang choices but its sales pitch this year: the New Year Lao Shang made with strawberries, dragon fruit, jackfruit, pear and sweet and sour chicken, topped with anchovies, peanuts and rounded off with a tangy plum sauce.

Prices for this exotic toss are RM138 and RM248, for half and full portions respectively.


Hilton Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Stesen Sentral 5, 50470 Kuala Lumpur.

Call: +60 3-2264 2264

DC Restaurant by Darren Chin

uni yee sang

This luxurious take on yee sang promises something different: a choice of either Hokkaido bafun uni (sea urchin) or an Australian abalone green-lip yee sang. They are available in three sizes – small, medium and large.

Prices for the Hokkaido bafun uni and Australian abalone are RM158 (small), RM258 (medium), and RM358 (large).


44, Persiaran Zaaba, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur.

Call: +60 3-7731 0502

Shang Palace

Available in small and large platters, there are six varieties to choose from and the most premium one of the lot is the yee sang with tempura lobster meat clocking in at RM231 (small) and RM462 (large).

Other options include: salmon, crispy fish skin with jellyfish flower, crispy softshell crab, sliced abalone and Korean snow pear.


Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur.

Call: +60 3-2074 3904

Celestial Court

celestial court yee sang

This Cantonese-inspired restaurant offers Norwegian salmon with abalone or assorted pickled vegetable; crispy soft-shell crab with snowpear; jellyfish; and fresh fruit with assorted vegetables.

What separates each variety (except for the assorted vegetable and fresh fruit yee sang) is a different plum sauce.

The most premium on the menu is the yee sang with Norwegian salmon and abalone at RM188 and RM376 for half and full portions respectively.


Celestial Court, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur

Call: +60 3-2717 9900

Thirty8 & JP Teres

grand hyatt yee sang

Freshly made yee sang is being purveyed over here. You have choices of jellyfish, abalone and salmon. The priciest? You guessed it: abalone yee sang at RM228 and RM328 for a half and full portion respectively.


Celestial Court, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur

Call: +60 3-2717 9900

Ruyi & Lyn

dom perignon yee sang

If this name sounds familiar, it is because this restaurant together with Groupon last year unveiled the world’s most expensive yee sang, priced at RM16,888 per plate!

This year, it still offers premium ingredients but at a much lower price. The vegetarian yee sang, the cheapest of the batch, is priced at RM48 (small) and RM88 (large).

But it’s the Dom Perignon Champagne yee sang that delivers the home run for Ruyi as the most expensive in town at RM938 per plate.


Bangsar Shopping Centre, Jalan Maarof, Bukit Bandaraya, 59000 Kuala Lumpur.

Call: +60 3-2083 0288

Now you may be wondering the point of such a post especially as we are wrestling with the rising cost of living and a currency that seems to be tumbling to nowhere.

It’s simple: We can still afford to celebrate even if it is just once a year. Happy Year of the Rooster everyone and may 2017 be a prosperous one for all.

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