6 Great Places To Toss Yee Sang In Kuala Lumpur

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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 Lunar 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 great places to toss some yee sang platters in Kuala Lumpur to commemorate the Year of the Dragon:

Oriental Pavilion

Malaysians are spoiled for choice when choosing a restaurant to eat at that is owned by the Oriental Group. However, if you are looking for a yee sang toss to remember, then you can’t go wrong with their flagship store, the Oriental Pavilion. Rated as one of KL’s top restaurants by the CNN Travel Guide, Oriental Pavilion will be offering their range of pork-free yee sang options for the Lunar New Year season.

Starting from RM98 and going all the way up to RM168, depending on your choice of ingredients, diners can also opt to add an array of other ala carte sides. The restaurant also specialises in fine Cantonese cuisine, and guests can enjoy one of PJ’s most popular dimsum feasts if they fancy.

Address: P1-04, Level 1 Podium, PJ 33 No.3, Jalan Professor Khoo Kay Kim, Seksyen 13 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Phone: 03- 7956 9288

Extra Super Tanker (Glo Damansara)

The Super Tanker group has made a name for itself in Malaysia over the years. So much so that it is now known as the “Extra” Super Tanker. The impressively fancy name aside, Extra Super Tanker has made a name for itself with its takeaway yee sang sets priced from RM88 in the jellyfish and pear combination. 

Of course, more exotic options such as abalone (RM178) can be specified as well. The yee sang also comes together with some of their New Year banquet sets if you prefer to dine at their store. 

Address: Unit No 2.18 & 2.19, Level 2, Glo Damansara, No. 699 Jalan Damansara, 60000 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: 03-7733 7769

Grand Imperial Bangsar

Another big name in the Chinese banquet space, the many restaurants of the Grand Imperial group have never failed to deliver excellent service and authentic delicacies throughout the Klang Valley. They are even implementing a wide array of specialty dishes for the festivities to come.

For the coming Lunar New Year celebrations, Grand Imperial is offering guests both the standard and luxury option for yee sang. If you are feeling opulent, you can opt to go for the shredded mixed fruit and vegetable yee sang with Boston lobster at RM380 for a half portion, or RM688 for a full serving. On the other hand, you can also get the standard salmon at RM118 for half a portion, or RM168 for a full serving, if you want to be thrifty.

Address: Lot T5, 3rd Floor, Bangsar Shopping Centre, No. 285, Jalan Maarof, Bukit Bandaraya  59000 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: 03-2283 1118

St Regis Hotel Kuala Lumpur

The Lunar New Year is all about tradition, and the St Regis Hotel has that in spades. The hotel’s yee sang offering is a special one, as it is a recipe that has spanned generations. The ancestral recipe of Puan Sri Sharon Chua is a fantastic homage to those that came before. Priced at RM196, it comes with all of the ingredients you can expect, with the inclusion of one undisclosed secret ingredient that makes this a truly unique delicacy. 

As per usual, you can also choose to add more ingredients to your yee sang, including Canadian lobster, jellyfish, abalone, and crispy fish skin, at additional cost. St Regis also offers guests the option to choose between a New Year set menu or the buffet; both of which are exceptional feasts.

Address: No 6 Jalan Stesen Sentral 2, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur 
Phone: 603 2727 1111

Yun House At Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur

The Four Seasons is one of KL’s most prominent hotels, with a long and storied history, and a very fancy restaurant to boot! Said restaurant is the Yun House, a specialist Cantonese restaurant which has earned recommendations from Michelin. With dozens of freshly made specialties and mouth-watering dimsum offerings, a meal at the Yun House is definitely a feast to behold.

As for their yee sang offerings, guests can expect an abundance of luxuries such as mantis prawn with black truffle (RM398 for a small portion), salmon belly with ikura caviar (RM238 for a small portion), or crispy soft shell crab with salted egg (RM218 for a small portion).

Address: 145, Jln Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: +1-800-819-5053

Golden Valley Chinese Muslim Restaurant

For the Muslims who want to enjoy the wonderful taste of yee sang, the Golden Valley Chinese Muslim restaurant has got you covered. Golden Valley has gained renown for cooking up a delicious storm of Chinese dishes utilising Halal ingredients and cooking methods. All the great classics are there including yam baskets and crispy salmon skin, marmite chicken, chili crab, and more!

Their yee sang choices are also reasonably priced, starting from RM58 for half a serving of crisp, fresh jellyfish and pear yee sang, and top out at RM228 for a full portion of fresh jellyfish, abalone, and pear yee sang.

Address: 355, Jln Bandar Melawati, Pusat Bandar Melawati, 53100 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: 03-41613328

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 Dragon everyone and may 2024 be a prosperous one for all.

This article was first published in January 2017 and has been updated for freshness, accuracy and comprehensiveness.

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