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Time flies when you're crazy busy and we didn't have time to update our blog till now. It's hard to believe that it is Chinese New Year again! So we would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy and Prosperous Dragon New Year!

This year, the Lunar New Year celebrations falls on the 23rd January 2012 and to usher in the auspicious Year of the Dragon, we were invited to Checkers Cafe at Dorsett Regency Kuala Lumpur.

Chinese New Year food is all about auspicious overtones; denoting prosperity, good luck, fortune and health and Checkers Cafe is one of the venue for a hassle-free reunion dinner on Lunar New Year's eve.

First up, we were served our obligatory must-try drinks, the Prosperity Splash Punch with a concoction of pineapple, mandarin orange and dragon fruit. It was a real thirst quencher and highly refreshing!

Having lou sang / yee sang before meal during Chinese New Year in Malaysia is a customary tradition every year without fail. We love yee sang not only for the taste but for the spirit of bringing togetherness among family and friends.

Unique blend of symbolic colorful ingredients Salmon Yee Sang with Fresh Salmon Fillet, Crispy Salmon Skin and Crackers.

Lou Hei! Lou Hei! The higher, the better! Toss up for wealth, health, good luck, and prosperity we shouted!

To most people, yee sang is not so much about eating the dish. It's a messy Chinese ritual aftermath with all the loud shouting for all the positive vibes and wishes.

Jack from CQTV interviewed Executive Chef KK Yau as his talented team of chefs "wok up" an array of enticing Chinese New Year dishes to tantalize our taste-buds.

Next was the Pan-fried Lamb Rack with Chef Special Sauce. It was amazingly tender, well-marinated with chef's special sweet sauce and without the gammy lamb taste. For me, this was the best dish of the night - I even had two!

Seafood and Shark's Fin Soup, considered as a rare Asian delicacy that is often served during festive and special occasions.

Steamed Herbal Chicken with Herbs, it's one of those simple yet delicious dishes that I always enjoy and happily breathe in the pleasant herbal aroma.

Deep Fried Cod Fish with Superior Soya Sauce, lightly deep fried with delicate texture and fresh subtle sweetness. You can never go wrong with this cod fish, it was also one of the favorite dish throughout the night.

Deep Fried Prawn with Seafood Sauce, the prawns were fresh and well-coated with a combination taste of sweet and spicy from the seafood sauce.

Braised Fish Maw, Sea Cucumber, Dried Oyster and Black Mushroom with Seasonal Vegetables.

Chinese Fried Glutinous Rice in Lotus Leaves, the lotus leaf lent a distinctively fragrant aroma to the glutinous rice. A simple dish and delicious dish to further fill our stomachs.

Finally, desserts to end our sumptuous and unforgettable meal, Sweetened Red Bean Paste.

Deep-Fried Nian Gao and Golden Sesame Seeds Balls. Surprisingly, the deep-fried nian gao was actually pretty good!

Sous Chef Lai Chan Meng, one of the main chef behind the wok for putting up an unforgettable Chinese New Year meal for us.

Do check out Checkers Cafe, Dorsett Regency Kuala Lumpur's fabulous spread of Chinese New Year specialties and since it is a buffet package, you'll have other choices of international dishes such as fresh oysters, green mussels, tiger prawns, smoked salmon, roasted duck breast, roasted lamb leg, pan fried cod fillet with cod caviar, satay, sushi, french pastries, assorted desserts and ice-cream counter with chocolate fountains and many more!

Reunion Buffet Dinner
22nd January 2012
Price: RM 108++/person

"Gong Xi Fa Cai" New Year Brunch
23rd - 24th January 2012, 12pm - 4pm
Price: RM 75++/person

Joy & Luck Buffet Lunch (Monday - Friday only)
25th - 31st January 2012
2nd - 5th February 2012
Price: RM 75++/person

Prosperity Buffet Dinner (Monday - Friday only)
23rd - 31st January 2012
1st - 6th February 2012
Price: RM 85++/person

* 50% discount for children between 4-12 and senior citizens of 55 years old and above.
* Prices quoted are subject to 10% service charge and 6% government tax.
* 38%
discount for eatlah blog readers (referral blog name must be quoted when making reservation).

For reservations, you may call Checkers Cafe at +603 2716 1000 extension 188 or fill up an online form at

Dorsett Regency Kuala Lumpur,
172, Jalan Imbi,
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2716 1000
Pork Free: Yes
GPS: 3.147340, 101.715738

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