Chinese restaurants are commonly known to be lively but a certain vivacity permeates the air during Chinese New Year. Perhaps, it’s the pleasant sight of intricate lanterns dangling overhead; the clatter of chopsticks over a round of raucous lou hei, or the brisk footsteps of diligent staff shuffling between tables to feed hungry diners. And there’s always toasting – a roaring chorus of ‘yum seng’ to hope for a better year ahead.
Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya have one of the largest concentration of Chinese restaurants, whose chefs have come from humble, local kitchens or through Hong Kong, where the respect for natural flavours and texture are unrivalled. So take a look at this list below and start making dinner reservations – you’ll be in good hands.