CNY Spots 2018: Shanghai. Usher in the Year of the Dog this Lunar New Year with classic Shanghainese cuisine.

The newly refurbished Shanghai Restaurant, JW Marriot

The culinary symphony that is performed at the newly refreshed and renowned Shanghai restaurant at JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur is led by Executive Chinese Chef Wong Wing Yuek.

And in Chef Wong, Shanghai has a man who is dedicated to serving only the best and most authentic dishes from his native city.

CNY Spots 2018: Shanghai

In creating an auspicious feast for family and friends to usher in good luck, prosperity, good health and joy, Shanghai has specially created three set menus this year. Starting from MYR 288.80 per person, these menus are perfect for reunions and corporate gatherings. Luxuriate your palates in specialities such as Braised Superior Fish Maw Soup with Sea Cucumber, Bird’s Nest, Mushrooms and Shredded Chicken, Steamed Cod stuffed with Chinese Ham served with Honey and Supreme Stock Paste, Stir-fried Succulent Prawns with Sweet and Sour and Mustard Pastes, Traditional Rice with Chinese Waxed Meat and Vegetable in Casserole, Steamed Bamboo Fish Shanghainese-Style with preserved vegetable, Chinese Ham and Mushrooms, Braised Spanish Pork with Pine Nuts and Vegetable and Sweetened Cordyceps Flower with Snow Fungus.


Shanghai Chinese New Year Menu 2018


Available on the Chef’s Specialities a la carte menu are unique and delectable creations to be savoured – Steamed Chicken with Chinese Herbs, Wolfberries and Red Dates, Shanghainese Family Hot Pot with Assorted Dried Seafood, Braised Wild Mediterranean Red Prawn in Brown Sauce, Braised Abalone with Superior Fish Maw, Dried Scallop and Mushroom in Casserole, Deep-Fried Bean Curd stuffed with French Goose Liver and Truffle Paste, Steamed Siew Mai with Abalone and Deep-fried Crispy Glutinous Rice Cake with Yam.

Braised Spanish pork with pine nuts and vegetables

Some highlights that you most definitely should try here are these.

Shanghai’s CNY 2018 Must Tries #1: Yee Sang


CNY Spots 2018: Shanghai

Shanghai Yee Sang

Stir up good fortune and wealth this year with Shanghai restaurant’s interesting variety of Yee Sang. The Yee Sang can be accompanied with delicacies such as abalone, jellyfish, salmon, lobster, geoduck, and even fresh fruits, for a refreshing twist on a traditional dish.

Vegetarians will not miss out on this iconic dish as they can enjoy Yee Sang made with vegetarian ham. The Yee Sang is served with a luscious homemade sauce which is Shanghai’s well-kept secret recipe.

A delight to devour indeed, light enough to not completely fill you up but tasty enough to leave you wanting so much more. And so much more you shall have.

Shanghai’s CNY 2018 Must Tries #2: Baked Royal Bridge Biscuits, Steamed Siew Mai with Abalone and Deep-Fried Bean Curd Stuffed With French Goose Liver and Truffle Paste.


Baked Royal Bridge Biscuits, Steamed Siew Mai with Abalone and Deep-Fried Bean Curd Stuffed With French Goose Liver and Truffle Paste

My, what a simple but perfect dish. I thoroughly enjoyed the steamed siew mai. The abalone filling

really changed the tone, distinctly differentiating it from the typical siew mai.

Unexpected but utterly amazing, the delectable delicacy really hits you in all the right places, you’ll be wishing for another.

Shanghai’s CNY 2018 Must Tries #3: Steamed Shanghainese Meat Dumplings


Steamed Shanghainese Meat Dumplings

If you come to Shanghai and not taste their dumplings, you just suffered a great loss.

These exquisite little pouches of minced goodness will take your breath away.

A signature here, tender, juicy and sweet, these miniature ‘pau’s of happiness are difficult to compete with.

Sliced pig’s ears with sesame oil

Shanghai’s selection of Yee Sang is now available for your enjoyment. The specially curated Lunar New Year set and a la carte menus are available for lunch and dinner from 1 February until 2 March 2018.


Monday to Saturday: 12.00 pm to 2.30 pm

Sundays and Public Holidays: 10.30am to 2.30pm


6.30pm to 10.30pm

For reservations and enquiries, please call +60 3 2719 8288 or email

For more CNY Spots around KL, check out Li Yen’s festive offerings!

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