And just like that, we are done with Chinese New Year.
There goes 15 glorious days of food, angpaus, precious family time, not to mention time spent catching up with friends, maybe a round or two too much of poker and sam ban luck and, of course, countless rounds of lou yee sang. And what a glorious season it was!
Amidst all the celebration, one night that really made my celebration would definitely be this night at Ruyi & Lyn when we got to have dinner with power woman Lyn Siew, owner of said restaurant. We got acquainted when I interviewed her for a column on the magazine for Bright Young Things where we feature rising stars in various industries. She is incredibly deserving of the title if I may say so — young, beautiful, successful and supremely down to earth.
This CNY she even remembered me enough to spare an invite for me and a plus one at her restaurant’s media appreciation dinner and I got to taste perhaps one of the most indulgent yee sang I’ll ever taste in my life — yee sang with Moet & Chandon champagne sauce, among other luxurious things. The 8 course dinner that followed was equally as magnificent, with my favourite being — naturally — the prawn dumpling with avocado sauce above. Crispy and crunchy on the outside and creamy and chewy on the inside, mmm!
Happy Chap Goh Meh everyone and may the rest of year continue to be a series of celebration for all! Don’t forget to also check out Ruyi & Lyn for your next Chinese food craving. It’s only the first-of-its-kind modern fusion Chinese restaurant in Malaysia, with a bar and restaurant space that spans 22,000 sq ft, equivalent to the size of six standard restaurants!