Saturday, February 06, 2016

Chinese New Year Festivities at Celestial Court, Sheraton Imperial KL

Celestial Court has always ranked quite highly in my books, as one of the better "Pork Free" restaurants in town.  When I saw the lobster yee sang that lay before me, my first thought was WOW, ..... and as Alice of Jom Makan put it, the dinner menu looked like a King's ransom.  Alas, we were to find out that most of the dishes were for "illustration purposes"

For the well heeled, this decadent Boston Lobster Yee Sang with Peach ...costs RM50/100 gm of lobster, but translating that into reality, it probably works out to about RM250 per half portion, or RM500 for a fully portion.

The 20 Lips Abalone and Snow Pear Yee Sang is RM188 for half portion and RM376 for full portion.

And this rather unique combination of Banana, salmon and monkey head mushroom, which I think is RM118 for half portion, and RM226 for full portion.

The lobster that got away....from us, at any rate.

A hearty Thick Broth with Baby Lobster Meat, Shredded Jade Abalone and Dried Scallops, Cucumber, at RM50 per person.  A great substitute for the very unpolitically correct Sharks Fin... In a way, the stopping of the usage of sharks fins soup in most establishments seem to have spawned a whole new range of wonderful soups that are equally luxurious.

Braised Superior Bird's nest with Spinach... RM128 per person.   I personally fail to see the appeal of birds nest, save for the fact that it is expensive.  The soup itself is a clear consomme, very "ching", as the chinese would say, and gives a sense of wellness.  

Brasied 20 head Green Lips abalone with goose webs, sea cucumber in superior brown sauce.  RM120 per portion.  I guess for such a generous chunk of abalone, the price is reasonable.  For the tasting portions, however, to be honest, I am not sure what fauxbalone was served, but it was rubbery and fishy, although the goose web was delicious.

The overall taste of this dish is really very good, and the goose webs are a winner.

Sauteed Fresh Scallop with flower fungus and green vegetables.  RM168 for small portion, and RM242 for medium,

Duo combination of Tiger King Prawn, Deep Fried with Spicy Chilli Salt and Sauteed With Sichuan Style, RM138 (S) RM208 (M).

Braised Ee Fu Noodleswith Seafood, Dried Oyster in Abalone Sauce.I enjoye this dish because I loved the noodles, in particular, which were firm and springy.

Double Boiled Birds Nest with Red Dates, Sweet Pear , White Ginseng and Snow Fungus.

The set menus for CNY start at RM1988 nett for 10 people...

Sheraton Imperial KL
Tel: 27179900


Ciki said...

goose webs!! wow... will i swim even faster then, after eating this?!! :P

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Unknown said...

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