CONSIDERING STEAMBOAT IS SO COMMON AND POPULAR, NO ONE APPEARS TO HAVE THOUGHT OF UPGRADING THIS DELIGHTFUL, FAMILY-ORIENTED MEAL INTO A FINE DINING EXPERIENCE IN A PROPER RESTAURANT SETTING!
KATRINA WONG LOOKS LIKE HONG KONG MOVIE STAR BUT IS CO-OWNER OF YE ZI
HOTTIES---DATO SIMONG AND DATIN MICHELLE WONG, DATO KEE HUA CHEE, KATRINA WONG AND ANDREW TAN
Steamboat eateries are a dime a dozen but are usually found in food courts, roadside restaurants, hawker centres and even by the road.
Enter Ye Zi which means 'coconut' flavoured as the base soup is coconut juice and not plain tap water!
And now, for the first time in steamboat history, owners Dax Lee and Katrina Wong have just introduced a broth flavoured with truffles!
Yes, the world's most expensive mushroom/fungus is now the base ingredient in the soup!
Steamboat is now elevated to a new status which is bound to lure cosmopolites, trendsetters and foodies to try it out.
The scent of truffles wafting from the soup in front of you is enough to send your senses reeling as no one has ever concocted this outrageous formula before.
Dato Kok Wee Kiat commented, "Using truffles as a base soup is unheard of and is bound to offend a few French purists but of course cooking is about evolution!"
Even more tantalising is the Matsusaka beef which is super premium and used to cost RM 700 per kg. Due to our collapsing ringgit, it now costs around RM 1,000 per kg!
The Spanish black pig or Iberian ham is the perfect complement to Matsusaka beef and due to the frightful prices, each diner is only allowed one piece of meat! To make sure no greedy piggy cheats and eats more than his share, Captain Sim who looked after our table personally cooked each sliver for us!
Ye Zi is one of 6 outlets in the 50,000 sq ft, premium integrated F & B and entertainment haven which includes the upscale Signature by the Hill Asian and fusion restaurant, The Malt and Leaf for whisky and cigar lovers, Play Club for clubbers and dancers, Score the sports bar and Stratosphere, located on the open-air rooftop which was one the helipad and is Asia's first and only luxury bar located on infinity grassed helipad with unobstructed 360 degree views of Kuala Lumpur and greater Klang Valley.
YE ZI IS PRESIDED BY CHEF PAN CHEE MENG WITH INPUT FROM KATRINA WONG AND DAX LEE
MIGF FESTIVAL MENU RM 288++ WITH WINE AND RM 228++ WITHOUT
THE ROOF, 1 FIRST AVENUE, BANDAR UTAMA, 47800 PETALING JAYA
012-323 5841 MKT@YEZI.COM.MY FACEBOOK.COM/YEZI
THE CHINESE MOON GATE GREETS DINERS AT ENTRANCE OF YEZI
STUNNING CHINESE-STYLE INTERIOR OF YE ZI
THE WORLD'S BEST FINE-DINING STEAMBOAT RESTAURANT!
THE CULINARY AND SERVICE STAFF OF YEZI
ROOM WITH A VIEW
AND WHAT A VIEW!
YOU CAN EVEN DINE AL-FRESCO ON THE BALCONY!
OPENAIR STEAM BOAT
SPECTACULAR SETTING FOR STEAMBOAT!
SETTING THE 2 TABLES FOR FORTUNATE GUESTS
TWILIGHT ADDS MORE GLAMOUR
PRETTY AS A PICTURE BUT KATRINA WONG HAILS FROM POOR FAMILY AND MADE HER OWN LITTLE FORTUNE FROM SCRATCH. SHE ATTRIBUTES HER TENACITY TO HER MOTHER WHO WAS ABANDONED BY HER HUSBAND AND RAISED HER 3 KIDS ON HER OWN. WELL DONE KATRINA! AND SHE IS ONLY 27!
DATO SIMON WONG AND DATIN MICHELLE CHU
DATO SIMON WONG, DATIN MICHELLE WONG, DATO KEE HUA CHEE WITH DEVILISH HORNS IN HONOUR OF HALLOWEEN, KATRINA WONG AND ANDREW TAN NOW KNOWN AS DREW HESPER FOR FENG SHUI REASONS
DATIN POH THIAM, DATO KOK WEE KIAT, DATO SIMON WONG AND DATIN MICHELLE SHU
PRE-DINNER DRINKS WERE HELD ON THE HELIPAD ON ROOFTOP CALLED STRATOSPHERE
DUE TO MY PETITIONS TO BUDDHA AND JESUS, THE RAIN POURED AND BANISHED THE HAZE!
ALL OF BANDAR UTAMA AND KLANG VALLEY GLITTERED 58 FLOORS BELOW US!
OPENAIR ROOF TOP!
DREW HESPER AND KATRINA WONG
DATO KEE HUA CHEE THINKS PINK AND KATRINA WONG WOWS IN WHITE
KATRINA WONG AND ANN CH'NG
ANN CH'NG AND ABRAHAM CH'NG OF ABEC TECHNOLOGY AND TWINHEAD
DREW HESPER, SOON POH LIN AND KATRINA WONG
NEW DATO IAN LOW, CHAIRMAN OF SHELL MALAYSIA TRADING AND DATIN SAINY CHUN
FOUNDER, OWNER AND PRODUCER OF MIGF DATO STEVE DAY, ABRAHAM AND ANN CH'NG
DR BEH CHOR KHIM AND SOON POH LIN
DR BEH CHOR KHIM IS FAMOUS FOR HIS HEART SCAN AND CANCER MEDICAL CENTRE IN BANGSAR
ESTEE NG KLM COUNTRY MANAGER AND FAM LOKE YEI OF OPTIONS TOURS & TRAVEL. DATO KEE HUA CHEE GAVE HER 'PAMELA' AS HER CHRISTIAN NAME SO NOW SHE IS PAM FAM!
WONG JEN LI OF M.A.G.I.C (MALAYSIAN GLOBAL INNOVATION & CREATIVITY CENTRE), DATO KEE HUA CHEE WHO IS PURE MAGIC AND CHEONG DIK HAU OF FANTASTIC MOVES WHICH OWNS THE ROOF
WONG JEN LI AND CHEONG DIK HAU