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Chinese New Years - Lai Wah Heen - What to order?

pouletsecret Feb 2, 2008 04:18 PM

Hi all,

I'm taking my sweetie to LWH for Chinese New Years, and it's really a splurge for us. So we want to make the most of our experience. Does this sound like the right thing to order?
-Rainbow chop of sun-dried oyster & water-chestnut in a golden-fried wonton fold
-Rich Seafood bisque soup swirling with shreds of shark’s fin & fresh crabmeat
-Braised Japanese dried abalone, oyster mushrooms & vegetable
-Deep-fried Cornish hen flavored with truffle sauce
-Butterfly-cut lobster steamed with garlic sauce
-Shrimp fried rice flavored with salted duck egg yolk
-Traditional New Year pastries
It's their "Deluxe Innovative New Year Menu."
Would it make more sense to order à la carte? Or one of their regular prix fixe menus? If so, what would you recommend?
Thanks for any suggestions.

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  1. Charles Yu RE: pouletsecret Feb 2, 2008 05:02 PM

    The above captioned 'Deluxe New Year Menu' looks very feastive and appealling. I will stick with it!

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      warlock RE: pouletsecret Feb 2, 2008 05:54 PM

      Sounds like a nice menu...how much of a hole is it going to burn on ur pocket......

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        pouletsecret RE: warlock Feb 2, 2008 06:13 PM

        It'll be brutal. Don't even ask. That's why I'm trying to get some kind of idea of what to order...(His birthday just happens to fall on Chinese New Years, so it's a great present for him - that just also happens to be something I would never splurge on for myself. Convenient, eh?)

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          danthediner RE: pouletsecret Feb 2, 2008 06:24 PM

          $138.00 per person.

          That's not bad considering it *IS* his Birthday AND Chinese New Year!! :)

          1. re: danthediner
            skylineR33 RE: danthediner Feb 2, 2008 07:45 PM

            That's not too bad provided the "braised shark fin soup" itself is already $98 in the regular menu, but of course it has much more shark fin that the "shreds of shark’s fin" in the "chinese special menu".

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