• Ronn Tan

Chinese New Year 2021: Where to get Yee Sang in KL (with delivery and takeaway)






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Chinese New Year celebrations will definitely be different than usual this year but you can still usher in the Year of the Ox with flair and festive enthusiasm. The first day of the Lunar New Year will begin on 12 February 2021 and one of the most fundamental traditions of CNY is the tossing of Yee Sang.


Many places in Kuala Lumpur has begun offering delivery and takeaway options for Yee Sang so that you can celebrate with loved ones at the comfort of your own. Without further ado, take a look at the Ox-some roundup below.





1 | Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara


Photo: Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara

The hotel's selection of Yee Sang — described as pleasing to both the eyes and the palate — is accompanied by varying ingredients topped with fresh fruits and vegetables. You can also choose between Half Portion or Full Portion. Options include the likes of Vegetarian Yee Sang, Deep Fried Soft Shell Crab Yee Sang, Crispy Fish Skin Yee Sang, and Scallop with Snow Pear Yee Sang. Orders need to be placed a minimum of one hour in advance of the preferred collection and delivery time.


Price: From RM88 nett per portion to RM288 nett per portion


How to order: Contact 018 873 2028 (WhatsApp), 03 2720 6688, or ha123-fb3@sofitel.com


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2 | Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur


Photo: Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur

For Chinese New Year, Le Meridien KL has curated a selection of luxurious Yee Sang options. They include Yee Sang with Lobster, Yee Sang with Sliced Clam Abalone, Yee Sang with Sliced Tuna, Yee Sang with Salmon, and Yee Sang with Jelly Fish.


Price: From RM200 nett


How to order: Send Le Meridien KL a message on Instagram


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3 | The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur


Photo: The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur

Prosperity Yee Sang, anyone? The hotel's Yee Sang offerings include Abalone and Crispy Soft Shell Crab Yee Sang; Salmon and Jelly Fish Yee Sang; Hokkigai and Jelly Fish Yee Sang; and Vegetarian Yee Sang. Large Yee Sang serves up to 10 guests and Medium Yee Sang serves up to six guests.


Price: From RM108+ to RM468+


How to order: Contact 012 280 1303 or dining.kualalumpur@stregis.com


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4 | Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur


Photo: Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

Lai Po Heen's Yee Sang collection for 2021 comprises of a plethora of lush options — from Wagyu Beef Striploin Marble Eight Yee Sang to Sea Urchin and Fish Roe Yee Sang. You can also opt for Yee Sang with Butterfish, Tuna, Hamachi, Salmon, or Australian Two Head Abalone. The Half portion typically serves up to five people whereas the Full portion serves up to 10 people.


Price: From RM108 per portion to RM560 per portion


How to order: Here


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5 | Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur Chinatown


Photo: Four Points by Sheraton KL Chinatown

The hotel's Opulence Yee Sang — curated by Executive Chef Gerald Chong and his culinary team — is inspired by nostalgic snacks of yesteryear. The platter features Crispy Satay Fish, Deep Fried Chili Soft Shell Crab, Chicken Floss Crackers, and T'lur Caviar from Tanjung Malim.


Price: RM168 (Half); RM298 (Full)


How to order: Contact 012 507 3327


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6 | New World Petaling Jaya Hotel



To usher in the Year of the Ox, the hotel will be offering four selections of Prosperity Yee Sang. The include Vegetarian Yee Sang, Smoked Salmon Yee Sang, Prawn Yee Sang, and Abalone Yee Sang. Here's a gentle reminder that orders are to be placed at least two working days in advance.


Price: From RM68 per portion to RM288 per portion


How to order: Here


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7 | Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel



For CNY, Sheraton PJ has curated a plethora of delectable Yee Sang options — from Fresh Fruits Yee Sang and Norwegian Salmon Yee Sang to Australian To Head Abalone and Pear Yee Sang. The Yee Sang platters are available for takeaway.


Price: From RM98


How to order: Contact 017 228 6098


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8 | Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur


Photo: Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur

From Salmon Belly Yee Sang and Smoked Eel Yee Sang to Alaskan King Crab Yee Sang and Wagyu Beef Shank Yee Sang, you'll find a myriad of unique Yee Sang curations at Four Seasons KL.


Price: From RM88 to RM600


How to order: Contact yunhouse.kualalumpur@fourseasons.com


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9 | Aloft Kuala Lumpur


Photo: Aloft Kuala Lumpur

There are three creations to choose from: Shimmering Silverbait Yee Sang, Bountiful Salmon Yee Sang, and Double Happiness Abalone Yee Sang. Available for both takeaway and delivery, reservations are required 48 hours in advance.


Price: From RM98


How to order: Contact 03 2723 1154 or kulal.b&f@marriott.com


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10 | InterContinental Kuala Lumpur


Photo: InterContinental Kuala Lumpur

Executive Chinese Chef Wong Lian You and his team of culinary team's Yee Sang creations include Baby Abalone Yee Sang, Fresh Atlantic Salmon Yee Sang, Marinated Sea Cucumber Yee Sang, Soft Shell Crab with Passionfruit Sauce Yee Sang, and Sea Grapes with Chia Seed Yee Sang.


Price: From RM188 to RM338


How to order: Here


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11 | Flakes


Photo: Flakes

The Chinese New Year Yee Sang by Flakes can accommodate up to 10 pax. There are four different packages to choose from: Normal, Salmon, Abalone, and Salmon & Abalone. Buttery crispy croissants are used to replace traditional crispy crackers. To order, make sure to pre-order a day in advance.


Price: From RM68 to RM168


How to order: Send Flakes a message on Instagram


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12 | Kofi by 77


Photo: Kofi by 77

The Kofi by 77 Prosperity Toss comprises of salmon sashimi, purple cabbage, radish, carrot, kyuri, shiitake mushroom, pomelo and ponito sakura ebi, spicy kurage (marinated jellyfish), chuka wakame (marinated seaweed), inari (deep fried tofu), fried crisps, almond slice, as well as house-made tangy dressing. The Yee Sang platter is available for takeaway and delivery.


Price: RM128


How to order: Contact 03 6206 1020 or 011 1639 1977 (WhatsApp)


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13 | Awesome Canteen



Awesome Canteen's annual Yee Sang comes in four different sizes — Small, Medium, Large, and XL. The largest size comes with a serving of prawns.


Price: From RM38 to RM128


How to order: Send Awesome Canteen a message on Instagram


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14 | W Kuala Lumpur


Photo: W Kuala Lumpur

For the Year of the Ox, W Kuala Lumpur's Yen has curated three different Yee Sang concoctions for you enjoy at home. One comprises of Norwegian Salmon Fish Yee Sang (with Air Dried Fish Szechuan Chips and Crispy Salted Egg Fish Skin) and the other one consists of Thousand Island Lake Hearbs Pearl, Crispy Lobster Meat, and Soft Shell Crab Yee Sang. Last but not least, there's Yee Sang with Abalone, Truffles Oil, and Caviar.


Price: From RM228 to RM488


How to order: Here


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15 | Botanica + Co


Photo: Botanica + Co

The Botanica Properity Yee Sang comes with a detailed guide card on the auspicious wishes for the Lunar New Year, with fresh salmon cold packed in a silver foil pack — all in a Bo+Co designed takeaway box. Concocted vey Executive Chef Chuan Lim, the Yee Sang comprises of a trio of house-made crispy salmon skin, jelly fish, and fresh sliced air-flown Norwegian salmon as well as fresh hand-shredded vegetables, pomelo, house-made pickles, crisps, and nuts along with other condiments and seasoning.


Price: RM108 (for three to four pax); RM168 (for eight to nine pax)


How to order: Here


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16 | Maria's SteakCafe



Maria's SteakCafe has introduced the special Pulled Beef Yee Sang for the first time this year — with each pulled beef portion braised for over eight hours. In addition, you can also opt for the Smoked Salmon Yee Sang.


Price: RM68+ (four to six pax); RM98+ (up to 10 pax)


How to order: Here


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17 | Luk Yu Tea House (The Starhill Dining)



Chef Leong from Luk Yu Tea House has curated three Yee Sang platters for Lunar New Year. The options are Snow Pear, Jelly Fish, and Home-Smoked Salmon. You can also get Thai-inspired Yee Sang from Shook! — designed by Thai Tastemaker Chef Rasikan.


Price: RM98 for Snow Pear; RM138 for Jelly Fish and Home-Smoked Salmon; RM188 for Thai-inspired Yee Sang


How to order: Contact 018 632 8060 or enquiries@thestarhilldining.com


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Stay tuned for updates to the list!


As part of the New Normal, deliveries and takeaways have become increasingly common — especially for those who prefer staying in as much as possible (amid pandemic concerns). Good news is that you will still be able to feast on your favourite meals at home as more F&B establishments adapt to the change in societal behaviours; and start bringing treats right to your door step.


Yee Sang being is definitely a fundamental part of the Chinese New Year celebrations and this list features a plethora of delectable options for you to choose from. Where will you be getting your Yee Sang for the Year of the Ox?




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