Chinese New Year 2018: East Lake Restaurant, Geno Hotel

February 20, 2018

Look East: Geno Hotel's flagship Chinese restaurant is a sanctuary of calm for a Lunar New Year meal, worth considering for customers seeking to escape the crowds this season while still savouring a festive feast with family and friends.

East Lake Chinese Restaurant's head chef Lock and his team weave together the classic and the contemporary throughout an a la carte selection that encompasses all the essential elements of CNY auspiciousness. Start with top shell soup, double-boiled to soul-warming perfection, sweetened further with sea coconut and chicken, for a comforting sense of nourishment (RM38).

Poultry pleasure: The kitchen infuses a few fun, playful touches to its fowl dishes - chicken wings come crisp-skinned and juicy-fleshed, vibrantly lively with a dash of Thai-inspired flavours (RM24 for six pieces), while smoked duck served on lotus leaves is bolstered by crunchy mantou, sandwiched with springy vegetables in a mayo-based sauce for a treat of texture and taste (RM6 each, with a minimum order of multiple pieces).

Seafood abounds, befitting the requirements of Chinese New Year: Prawns prove lavish and luscious, coated with Thousand Island dressing and sliced almonds, while the dragon tiger grouper surfaces in a substantial, capably executed portion, firm and smooth (market price).

Greens and grains complete our enjoyable East Lake CNY experience: Leafy fibre accompanies a punchy platter of stir-fried waxed duck and bud mushrooms (RM35), while morsels of chopped prawns complement nearly every spoonful of the signature fried rice (RM42 for a medium-sized serving).

Many thanks to East Lake Chinese Restaurant for having us.

East Lake Chinese Restaurant
First Floor, Geno Hotel, Jalan Subang Mas, Taman Subang Mas, Shah Alam, Selangor. 
Open daily for lunch & dinner. Hotel Tel: 03-5033-6666

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