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Eat Your Way through Lunar New Year 2019!

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Chinese New Year is known as one of Malaysia’s biggest cultural festivals, and for good reason. Every shopping mall will be extravagantly decked out in red and gold decorations inviting fortune and prosperity in, and many will be dressed in similar colours to signify luck and blessings.

Food is a huge part of this celebration, and no F&B outlet would risk missing out on the festivities. Here are some with their own specialty menus for the season that we think are worth checking out with your family!


This Chinese New Year brings even more reason to celebrate as WiP (once known as work-in-progress) reinvents itself to be ‘Whipped-into-Place’ as one of the best Cosmopolitan hangouts in Bangsar. Featuring their signature seasonal Mandarin Orange Mojito, join them in welcoming the God of Prosperity for a new year full of good luck.

Image credit: W.I.P.


The bigger sister of WiP, SOULed OUT dominates every known hangout spot in Greater KL, from Mont Kiara to Ampang. The Chinese New Year festival only gives them the chance to be even flashier in offering amazing deals featuring celebratory favourites like the Yee Sang and special Dim Sum sets. Hanging out never felt more like a wonderful family affair!

Image credit: SOULed OUT

Southern Rock Seafood

Kuala Lumpur’s biggest seafood supplier is ready to focus on the Chinese New Year symbol of abundance – the fish! Three special menus are ready to bring you a new-found appreciation for salmon, oysters, and other treats from the sea. Expertly paired with wine, vodka, and champagne, Southern Rock invites this Chinese New Year one of plentiful bounds. Each set seats 6-8 people and comes with a Yee Sang of Sashimi Grade Loch Duart Salmon, Tiger Prawns, and a Salted Caramel Fudge Brownie with Madagascan Vanilla Gelato.

Image credit: Kuala

Blast from the Past @ Pullman KLCC

Throwing back to the good old days of gathering around the table for family time, Pullman KLCC offers their rendition themed a Blast from the Past. Wholesome celebratory menus centering around warm beloved Chinese dishes await everyone of all ages. We recommend their take on nian gao, the festive ‘year cake’ that ushers in a prosperous rest of the year ahead.

Latest Recipe @ Le Meridien KL

If you fancy a fancy feast for Chinese New Year, Le Meridian delivers through their in-house restaurant, Latest Recipe. With buffet spreads galore featuring Chinese, Malay, Indian, Japanese, and Western delicacies, party all out like there’s no tomorrow! Check out their delicious offers here!

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