Resort to Pulai Springs for This Year’s Chinese New Year

Qing Palace offers an array of dishes fit for a king in the realm of lush green and nature

Glutinous Rice with Lotus Leaf

It feels like it has been years since I have last tasted anything close as festive, and the invitation to review the Chinese New Year Eve’s Special Set Menu at the Qing Palace Chinese Restaurant at Pulai Springs Resort has salvaged my tastebuds to remember that exquisite taste again with their special set menu. 

Resort to Pulai Springs for This Year’s Chinese New Year
Steamed Dragon Garoupa Fish in “Hong Kong” style

Arriving at the entrance of the restaurant always makes me feel like I have arrived as a royalty from the past ready to be served some delicious meals that brings forth the good fortune, prosperity, happiness, wealth and abundance for this year’s Chinese New Year. 

Resort to Pulai Springs for This Year’s Chinese New Year
Yee Sang and Qing Palace Special Pen Cai

Starting off with the customary Yee Sang tossing, the restaurant had the staff recite the prosperity manifestation – my personal favourite part as we keep the food stay in the plate to avoid any wastage. 

Resort to Pulai Springs for This Year’s Chinese New Year
The Qing Palace serves pork-free and alcohol-free food

The piping hot clear broth of Qing Palace’s ‘Special ‘Peng Cai’ or also known as ‘Poon Choi’, made of braised premium assorted hot dish in a clay pot with chicken, abalone, fish maw, mushrooms and broccoli is still on my mind for how it has cleansed my nasal airways, giving so much comfort and warmth. 

Then came forth the serving of the flavourful ‘Steamed Dragon Garoupa Fish in Hong Kong style’ cooked crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Love it that it was still steaming as it landed on our table. 

Resort to Pulai Springs for This Year’s Chinese New Year
Qing Palace Chinese Restaurant’s Masterchef Lim invites you to have a test of his legendary delicacies well-known to locals

Speaking of the restaurant’s speciality, it had to be the ‘Glutinous rice with Lotus Leaf’ dish that is so fragrant you just had to take a big helping of it. Dining like a king is so easy here! 

Free-flow Chinese tea paired with the dessert that comes with the set; ‘Honey Dew with Sago’, is a perfect cleanser for the palate especially when the conversation gets deeper at the end of the gathering. 

The Chinese New Year Eve’s special set menu is available on the 31st of January 2022 at 2 sessions of your choice, 6pm or 8pm. It is priced at RM798+ per table for 6 persons and RM1,288+ per table for 10 persons. 

Pulai Spring’s Cinta Terrace Restaurant is also offering Lunar New Year’s buffet and lunch available from the 31st of January (Chinese New Year Eve BBQ Nite Buffet) priced at RM75+ per adult and RM37.50+ per child (age 4 to 12 years old), serving from 6.30pm to 10pm. As for lunch on Chinese New Year day itself falling on the 1st of February served from 12pm to 3pm, it is priced at RM55+ per adult and RM27.50+ per child while the Chinese New Year BBQ Buffet Dinner on the 1st of February will be from 6.30pm to 10pm and priced at RM69.90+ per adult and RM34.65+ per child. 

Cinta Terrace Restaurant kitchen is certified Halal and all prices at both Qing Palace and Cinta Terrace are subject to 6% service tax. 

There are also varieties of Yee Sang, Salmon, Royal Abalone Slices, Smoked Duck available for dine-in and take away from the 1st of January until the 15th of February 2022. 

Check out the lion dance performance at the hotel on the second day of Chinese New Year (2nd February 2022) at 10.30am. 

Reservations can be made by calling the restaurants:

Qing Palace: 017 733 8724/016 733 2919

Cinta Terrace Restaurant 016 744 2918 

For more details check out Pulai Springs’ Facebook and Instagram.