So you may be wondering what Tuen Yuen Fan is about? Chinese tradition dictates that members of a family must gather together and have dinner on the very last day of the Chinese calendar. This is commonly known as the Reunion Dinner. Not too many years ago, most families cooked their reunion dinner and had it at home. These days many families prefer to eat out. I can tell you not too long ago (10 years maybe) it was extremely uncommon for Chinese restaurants to be open on Chinese New Year eve. It’s also uncommon for Chinese restaurants to be open during the first 2 or 3 days of the new year as well but the driving force of commercialism has changed all that. Many Chinese restaurants are now open during the new year!

No Chinese New Year dinner in Malaysia is complete without the ubiquitous yee sang. This is probably the 3rd or 4th time I’m having it this year. It gets real tiring after the second time or so.

Shark’s Fin soup again. I used to love this but these days I think I can do without it. Interesting fact about shark’s fin soup in Malaysian restaurants. Chances are that the shark’s fin you’re being served is fake! How do you know if you’re getting the real deal? Beats me… frankly speaking I don’t care either 🙂

Broccoli with Mushrooms… this was the best dish of the night. Very tasty and well done.

The suckling pig. Another common dish in Chinese banquets. Not really my thing.

Stir Fried Prawns.

Glutinous Rice.


and the Pear Tong Sui.

Wow I just went through a whole posting without actually writing anything! The food that night was really just so-so. The service was terrible and the food came in unreasonably long intervals. It’s obvious that the restaurant could not handle the load that night. I don’t think I’ll ever come back here again for reunion dinner. I hear their dim sum is actually ok though. Might try it out one day when I have the time.

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