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A Dim Sum Master at Lai Ching Yuen Chinese Restaurant Grand Millennium Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Dim Sum Master Yoon Kong Thye

Today is the seventh day of the Chinese New Year and the weekend is just around the corner. Therefore getting a good bite on this Saturday morning tucked away from work can be such a blessing, indulging a good dim sum is a must. So I would like to recommend you to try out the line of dim sum prepared by Master Dim Sum sifu Yoon Kong Thye at Lai Ching Yuen Chinese Restaurant Grand Millennium Hotel Kuala Lumpur. My last post featuring Dim Sum Masterchef Lee Kor Yew at Ee Chinese Cuisine Eastin Hotel Petaling Jaya need to be check out as his Dim Sum too a gourmet to die for.

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Ushering The Year of The Horse at Lai Ching Yuen Grand Millennium Hotel Kuala Lumpur

The Spirit of Lou Sang at Lai Ching Yuen Chinese Restaurant

In celebrate with the auspicious number Eight at Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur. Eight-course prosperity dishes, Fortune Dim Sums from RM8, Lucky 8 dine-in offers, and many more auspicious Eight.

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An Artisan Dim Sum by Masterchef Yoon Kong Thye

Lai Ching Yuen Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur Hotel Kuala Lumpur

chef Yoon Kong Thye Grand Millennium
Masterchef Dim Sum Chef Yoon Kong Thye

It had been sometime now that I had not been updating my blog but I am sure you would have caught me on my facebook (Sidney Kan). For a simple reason I had left my professorship and had been on light travelling. The destinations that had my foot marks were Langkawi, Bangkok and Jakarta. It was not soul-searching but rather a free and easy travelling. Seeing and eating were my objectives.

Back to this post, yet another favourite food tasting of mine I had recemtly. This time I caught up with a fantastic Master Dim Sum Chef Yoon Kong Thye who is based at Lai Ching Yuen Chinese Restaurant. He is a truly an artisan on what he creates best, a fabulous outstanding Dim Sum. Here, I got to confess that I had a fabulous time when I get to meet up with him at his open designed kitchen. :)

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Berbuka Puasa “Germesik Selera” at Mill Cafe Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur



“Lemak Suara Merdu Germesik Indah Rupa Laksana Bulan”

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Lai Ching Yuen MIGF 2011 Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur

Lai Ching Yuen Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur

I am back yet again here at Lai Ching Yuen (previously known as Zing) atGrand Millennium Kuala Lumpur for a fabulous Chinese dining experience headed by Master Chef Leong Weng Heng. I had been tasting chef’s creation for a numerous time and I found his creation had never betray my trust, truly his craftmenship is just perfect. Dedicated, Creative and Scrumptious.

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Award Winning Master Chef at Zing Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur



Guest Master Chef Chan Kwok and Chef Chung Lap Fai at Zing Cantonese restaurant

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A Chinese Fine Dining at ZING for RM39 on GROUPON


Deep Fried Dumpling

At a recent six course Chinese fine dining, I had myself pleased with excitiment and satisfaction again over the taste, flavours and wih the company of Master Chef Leong Weng Heng. I am sure you have read about him on my blog last year where I got the chance to scrumptious his divine cooking. Without fail, I still manage to indulge his delicious deep fried dumplings this time. I remembered during Epicure last year at his cooking class, all his smashing dumplings was swept clean and not a drop left for anyone. Yes it was really good.

During this recent dining, I was informed that the Zing will be lauching the six course meal this week at only RM39.00 per pax which I think is a real jolly good deal on Groupon. Hurry hurry get it now before the deal stops.

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Chef Chan Kwok Cantonese Affair at ZING Grand Millennium Hotel

Crispy roasted duck with grilled fresh scallop skewer
Crispy Roasted Duck with Grilled Fresh Scallop Skewer

My return back to Zing at Grand Mellennium Hotel here in Kuala Lumur was yet full with awesome goodness. This time we had the pleasure to indulge into the creation Chef Chan Kwok specially flown in from Singapore’s renowned Hua Ting Restaurant, Orchard Hotel, Singapore which incorporates authentic cooking techniques into modern Cantonese cuisine. Hua Ting Restaurant is known for their roasted duck and also their shark’s bone cartilage soup, on that night most of us were lucky as Master Chef Chan Kwok had them prepared for the guests.

The first to make the entrance was the Crispy Roasted Duck with Grilled Fresh Scallop Skewer accompanied with ear wood mushroom. My plate of roasted duck was so succulent, moist and left with crispy skin. I was truly impressed, wanting more was buzzing in my mind. The slow grilled fresh scallop was truly enjoyable, it was lust with such a sweet caramalised sauce in taste. it was perfect. To wash, I steadily indulged into to the vinegarette cooked ear wood mushroom. It was light in taste and truly refreshing. It was such a marvellous individual platter to start with.

Double boiled baby superior shark’s fin in shark’s bone cartilage
Double Boiled Baby Superior Shark’s Fin in Shark’s Bone Cartilage

I just love double boiled soup and having a bowl can be such a pure classic and easily lighten up my mind. Here I was put through a bowl of tender loving care of double boiled baby superior shark’s fin in shark’s bone cartilage. The soup itself was very flavourful and rice. Hours of boiling with pork and chicken, the taste was exquiste.It was lucky too, I had a double portion of baby shark fin as my neighbour sitting next to me was not a fan. The taste of shark bone cartliage was beautifully encapsuled into the soup. I just loved it.

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ZING Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur MIGF 2010

bamboo basket

It maybe look like a normal lunch date but I was in for a surprised. It was a simple story, a close friend of mine who is a food writer wanted to try out some authentic Chinese cuisine and requested me to arrange something as she was away abroad at that time. She also promised to bring along a special guest. One of the restaurant that I would like to try was Zing as I had meet one of their Dim Sum chef recently at the Epicure. I make the arrangement and we meet up.

It was my first time at Zing. Fabulously decorated with cozy modern back drop. I just felt so at home. I love the furniture especially the chairs but the one that caught my attention was the open concept Dim Sum Kitchen. So equip and so exciting to see, having chefs in action can truly alluring.

table setting

I felt excited upon knowing that Chef Leong Weng Heng will be cooking our lunch. Yet another well know chef in town especially known for his skills in Chinese cuisine, best known for his fish dishes. He also believes in presenting his food with less salt, less sugar and less oil.

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Signature Durian Pancake by Master Chef Thye Yoon Kong

Durian Pancake 1
Durian Pancake

When I was told there was a durian pancake class, I went straight to book myself a seat. I just love them, every single bite is luscious. Soft, smooth, creamy and full of durian aroma. It is truly classic and beatiful to have. Once again Chef Thye Yoon Kong of Zing, Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur to the control of the kitchen. With his two assistances, he lead the way.

Pancake batter was make from basic ingredients like flour, butter and milk. I was truly simple and the most important part was the pan frying od the pancake using the non-stick pan. Every pancake make was total without floss, just perfect. All it neede was whipped cream and intensified durian paste filled onto the pancake and wrapped over.

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