A New Menu . . . A New Beginnng

I had been very tired lately and have to take a short rest under the advice of my medical practitioner. I was also advice not to travel too, therefore I have to reschedule my baking class trip to Penang to mid October and miss a wedding too.(By the way,I would like to apologizes to my students who had been patiently waited for this classes. I promise I will defintely be there this mid October) Since I got time, I will be planning new things for my classes.

Right, what am I going to post today? Yes I am going to post about the dinner I had recently at Tai Zi Heen. I got an invitation by Prince Hotel, Kuala Lumpur to try out their new chinese menu created by Master Chef Ricky Thein and was requested to bring some friends along too. Without thinking, I sms-ed a few makan kaki (eaters) and this was one of the sms-es I send out!

me: are you free for makan(eat)?
xxx: where & when?
me: tai zi heen lar n this wednesday, can?
xxx: why?
me: eee . . . I am getting engaged.
xxx: wah liao to who?
me: come lar then you know.
xxx: cannot lar, next time….

I make a white lie during my sms-es, I told my makan kaki’s that I will be getting engaged on that day but in fact it was a farewell gathering dinner for two food bloggers Hwei Ming and Chris. I am sure by now both of them should be busy packing and so happen both of them will be heading to UK, Hwei Ming will be continuing his study in Manchester and Chris will be getting a new job in Glasgow. So that night we had Jennifer, Simon Seow, Hwei Ming, Chris, Shirley, Sharon, Sidney and myself. It was a incredible night as the food was awesome, creative, well presented and what’s more Delicious!

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The night we started off with a light fried fluffy bun (Man Tau) topped over with sweet and sour sauce and crab meat which was so seductive, totally felt like being seduced into a lovely dinner.

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Then came these lovely and beautiful covered soup bowls and each of us was served with this bowl. When we opened it’s cover, it was this lovely and tasty Double-Boiled Dried Fish Stomach Herbal Soup (Lai Tong) which was absolutely delicious and so indulging.

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The next dish was the appetiser, it was Siew Mai dumplings but not an ordinary Siew Mai dumplings. We had the Tai Zi Heen’s “Siew Mai” from The Four Corners of The World (Tong Lam Sai Pak Siew Mai Wong).

Abalone “Siew Mai” (Tong Fong Chu Sar Pau Yee Mai)
Redang Crab Meat “Siew Mai” (Lam Yeong Rendang Hai Yok Mai)
Tuna “Siew Mai” (Sai Sek Tuna Yu Mai)
Scallop “Siew Mai” ( Pak Hoi Tai Jee Mai)

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Next yet another appetisier was served andthis round was Tai Zi Heen’s Four Seasonal Crystal Shrimp Dumplings (Tai Zi Heen Sei Kwai Teen Har Kao) Gosh It was amazing when I saw the colors of these crystal dumplings . . . orange, green, crystal white and black. Just by looking at them, it had already captured my heart. Every single of this crystal dumplings represented a season, spring, summer, autumn and winter.

Green(vegetable)-Spring
Black(ink squid)-Summer
Orange(pumpkin)-Autunm
White-Winter

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The first main dish we had was this Crispy Roasted Chicken Topped with Szechuan Sesame Sauce. This roasted chicken looked so petite gorgeous as the chicken had been deboned after roasting. The roasted chicken was placed at the centre of the dish perfectly and topped with crisp fried onions, white sesame seed, chopped scallion and a sprinkle of light hot sweet szechuan sauce, lovely and so adorable. I truely enjoyed this dish. It is a must order if you dine at this restaurant.

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This dish was the Chef’s Signature Dish, truely a fusion dish that I would love having everyday. It was Oven-Baked Black Cod Fillet with a Butter and Parmesan Cheese Crust . . . truely heaven. I had never ever enjoyed such thick slices of cod fillet since I came back from Scotland seven years ago. The cod was well pan fried and baked in the oven to create the buttery parmesan cheese crust. The saltiness of the parmesan blended so well with the cod fillet and the presentation was fantastic. How can we not notice the word “Fish” well written in chinese on the huge serving plate. Kudos to the Chef!

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Next was yet another Chef’s Signature Dish, the Ying-Yang Prawns – Crispy Prawns Tossed wth Asian Dressing and Garlic Pepper Sauce. I got to say I enjoyed this very much as the prawns were very fresh, meaty and crunchy. It was done to my liking, just cant let my eyes of them. The decoration was absolutely marvellously done, very well presented. Do you notice that this dish was decorate according to BigBoysOven . . . . . Sunny & Sidney! (muahahahahhahaha)

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I alway find it difficult to handle beef whenever I dish up a recipe in my kitchen. Why? You may ask. Well, I always having tough cooked beef, hard and difficult to eat. But the beef dish that we had that night was absolutely difficult to describe as I was lost with words on how delicious it was, it just melted in my mouth and the biting was effortless. I would defintely recommend this dish, Wok-Fried Diced Beef Tenderlion with Black Papper and Crispy Garlic.

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Then came the Stir-Fried Honey Peas with Wood Fungi, Pine Nuts and Lotus Root served on a crown basket. The vegetables were vey fresh, tasty, crunchy and was done prefectly, not over cooked at all.

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When the main courses already done, came a huge selection and variety of moon cakes. They were delicious and I had wrote about them at Big Boys Kitchen.

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Look, look at everyone especially Simon, Hwei Ming, Chris, Jennifer and myself just busy playing with our camera during those lovely and delicious food served that nite.

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Tai Zi Heen is a must place to be as it has a few winning award for dining! A place I would recommend.

If you go there now for dinner from 1st August till the 30 September 2008, you can enjoy 50% off Dinner Nightly from 6.20pm-10.30pm from the a la carte menu excluding premium food items.

For Booking, call Tai Zi Heen at 03-2170 8888 extension 8200 or email to restaurant@princehotelkl.com.my

And, as always, terms and conditions apply.

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This is me with the incredible Chef Ricky Thein.

I hope for a speed recovery and be back real soon . . . . Love Sunny Yaw

24 Comments

  • CUMI & CIKI
    September 10, 2008 - 7:12 am | Permalink

    the Tai Zi Heen’s “Siew Mai” from The Four Corners of The World, looks amazing.. bring me along next time please .. haha:D

  • veron
    September 10, 2008 - 7:30 am | Permalink

    What a spread! You know makan is “to eat” in Ilocano which is a dialect in the Philippines. As the Philippines have roots in the Malay race, I’m sure that word came from that.

  • Little Corner of Mine
    September 10, 2008 - 9:45 am | Permalink

    What a scrumptious meal! And I want to eat those mooncakes!!

  • Big Boys Oven
    September 10, 2008 - 5:35 pm | Permalink

    cumiNciki:
    Will definitely be inviting you in the coming events,hope you will not be busy with work! :)

    veron:
    sound like the same. Love your macarons!

    little corner of mine:
    I was a lovely and creative dinner. I also like you mooncakes lover! :)

  • Ling's Passion
    September 10, 2008 - 6:02 pm | Permalink

    Hope you are feeling better now. And the food……em appetising.

  • Big Boys Oven
    September 10, 2008 - 6:08 pm | Permalink

    Recovering now slowly. The food was fantastic!

  • Manggy
    September 10, 2008 - 8:24 pm | Permalink

    Everything looks delicious and quite colorful too! :)

  • Beachlover
    September 10, 2008 - 8:34 pm | Permalink

    Sunny ,hope you’re getting better now.What a nice lantern festival dinner!!.only make me drooling!

  • Life for Beginners
    September 10, 2008 - 9:39 pm | Permalink

    Do get well soon, Sid. Rest is needed for the long and productive road ahead. More new discoveries await. :)

  • Big Boys Oven
    September 10, 2008 - 10:50 pm | Permalink

    manggy:
    It was gorgeous which you could have join us.

    beachlover:
    sis, next time yuo comeback for a long break, I will bring you eat-eat!

    life for beginners:
    Sunny is not well. Sid is fine. Yes there is so many things to posts! More weddings! :)

  • Kitt
    September 10, 2008 - 11:20 pm | Permalink

    Get well soon!

    I don’t understand how anyone could say no to a delicious meal like that.

  • Simon Seow
    September 11, 2008 - 8:40 am | Permalink

    And Simon, Shirley and Sharon. Thanks for inviting 😉

  • My Sweet & Saucy
    September 11, 2008 - 10:56 am | Permalink

    I just love the presentation of all the dishes! Perfection!

  • Nic (KHKL)
    September 11, 2008 - 5:26 pm | Permalink

    get well soon, sunny!
    :)

  • daphne
    September 11, 2008 - 9:03 pm | Permalink

    Wow. I love how the yinyang prawns look too! And what a great spread!!

  • Cutie
    September 12, 2008 - 1:38 am | Permalink

    Wow, those food looks really good. You long time never call me to go along d. Hehe… Btw, rest well and hope you have a speed recovery. nothing is more important than health. *smile*

  • JENCOOKS
    September 13, 2008 - 3:09 am | Permalink

    I always stay at this hotel when in KL so Tai Zi Heen will be next taste then.

  • Andrew's Mom
    September 13, 2008 - 8:01 am | Permalink

    Feel better soon – so much food – I’m stuffed just reading about it.

    Jenny

  • Jackson
    September 14, 2008 - 3:59 am | Permalink

    aikss…. i missed this

  • meatball online
    September 14, 2008 - 7:39 am | Permalink

    wah… the crystal dumplings made my eyes big big… where is tai zi heen actually? will be in Kl november.. hopefully can go makan makan. By the way… u r tagged! 😛

  • Zen Chef
    September 14, 2008 - 7:27 pm | Permalink

    Don’t work so hard! Take care of yourself first, we often forget to take time-off in or busy profession.

    The meal you had looks incredible. I wish i’m down there someday to sample all that delicious food.

  • ai wei
    September 14, 2008 - 7:34 pm | Permalink

    all these dishes are pretty. just like the art.

    aiks aiks, chris is going to glasgow with christine… less makan kaki lor

  • YilingL
    September 17, 2008 - 12:37 am | Permalink

    lucky you! looks really yummy!

  • teckiee
    September 18, 2008 - 1:54 am | Permalink

    and i was one of them who believed your engagement dinner ;p

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