Chinese New Year feasting at Dorsett, Hartamas

A lighter, fruity sauce brought it all together for the Prosperity Salmon Yee Sang at Table Talk, Dorsett, Hartamas. It’s a strawberry and black currant sauce, different from the usual plum sauce. It made for a less sweet, tasty Yee Sang in a Chinese New Year lunch.

Prosperity Salmon Yee Sang

The Eight Treasure Seafood Soup kicked off the 10-course Golden Blossom set menu (RM1188 nett for 6 to 8 persons). There was natural sweetness from dried scallops, dried oysters, diced prawns and surimi crabstick, but a little heavy on the salt. We remedied this with some black vinegar.

Eight Treasure Seafood Soup

It was nice to see beef on a Chinese New Year menu. The Kung Pao Beef with Cashew Nuts was tossed in a sweet, spicy sauce with dried chillies. The beef was tender and juicy.

Kung Pao Beef with Cashew Nuts

Char Siu Chicken with Special Sauce was done well, with smoky, charred edges. I liked the sweet, moist pieces of char siu.

Char Siu Chicken with Special Sauce

The deep fried prawns were covered with crispy, buttery floss in the Butter Prawns. The prawns were springy and sweet; the butter floss added to their enjoyment.

Butter Prawns for plenty of laughter and happiness

The Deep Fried Barramundi (siakap) with Sweet & Sour Sauce had my vote. The sauce had well balanced sweet and sour notes which complemented the fried fish, while vegetables like capsicum, tomato and onions were a refreshing lift.

Deep fried Barramundi with Sweet & Sour Sauce


Stir Fried Broccoli with Mushrooms and Bean Puffs is a healthy, old-fashioned dish, and we should remember good health is everything in the new year. I tend to pick at the bean puffs and mushrooms which are certainly tastier than the broccoli, having soaked in the sauce.

Yong Chow Fried Rice with Brined Fish

Yong Chow Fried Rice with Brined Fish was simple and flavourful, just what I like in a fried rice. I didn’t mind finishing my bowl at all.

Steamed Nian Gao with Fresh Grated Coconut

Steamed Nian Gao with Fresh Grated Coconut was lovely. No mucking around with this gooey sticky rice cake rolled in coconut that we are so used to eating. It was the perfect wrap-up with the Sea Coconut with Dried Longan and Snow Fungus.

There’s also the Heavenly Happiness Set Menu at RM1688 nett per table for 8 to 12 persons. There’s a choice of Salmon, Jellyfish or Smoked Duck Breast Yee Sang at RM98 nett (half portion) and RM178 nett (full portion), and a Mixed Fruit one at RM78 nett and RM108 nett. The Chinese New Year menus will be till 24 February.

Call to book at 012 6883  043 or email





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