24 October, 2013 By admin

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Hotspot Combines Modern Chinese Flavours, Ancient Asian Influences and Stylish Design With Culinary Skill of Executive Chef Jeff Tan

Contemporary Chinese with a traditional twist. Modern food combined with time honoured traditions. Stylish atmosphere with a warm welcome. Today, Atlantis, The Palm announced the opening of the much-anticipated new restaurant, bar and lounge, YUAN.

Atlantis unmasks Chinese restaurant Yuan

Taking guests on a gastronomic adventure through China while redefining Cantonese and Szechuan cuisine, Executive Chef Jeff Tan, formerly of Hakkasan Mayfair, will amaze diners with his enticing dishes filled with startling combinations, incredible drinks and dynamic presentation.

“The concept behind YUAN is to provide our guests with a traditional Chinese experience in a vibrant and gorgeous setting, but also include surprising touches that you’ve never seen in this region. We wanted everything about YUAN to be stimulating and totally unexpected,” commented Serge Zaalof, President & Managing Director at Atlantis, The Palm. “We’re thrilled that Executive Chef Jeff Tan has come on board with us to revolutionise the idea of modern Chinese cuisine in Dubai, while also pushing the bar and lounge concept which introduces a much needed intimate and stylish locale for a night out.”

The design of YUAN mirrors a Siheyuan, a traditional Chinese house, ensuring an experience that is authentic yet balanced with contemporary touches. Guests can be seated in the Oriental Inner Courtyard, designed using Chinese elements of harmony and balance, and enjoy incredible concoctions from the bar and kitchen. The Principal House, where the scenes of nature and warm interiors are reminiscent of dining halls built for Chinese nobility, is the perfect setting for a sharing of Chef Jeff’s signature dishes.

YUAN has created a mouth-watering menu of traditional Cantonese and Szechuan dishes blended seamlessly with high-quality, fresh ingredients and accentuated by contemporary Western cooking methods. YUAN’s spin on Chinese staples such as Sweet ‘N’ Sour Chicken demonstrates the restaurant’s creativity and flair, with pineapple being complemented by crisp, tart pear for an exciting and delectable twist. The dim sum offering is inviting and indulgent, with a variety of flavours designed to entice the senses. The Steamed Dim Sum Platter and Wok-seared and Crispy Dim Sum Platter are perfect for sharing, while Crispy Bean Curd Skin Roll with Shrimp and Steamed Chicken Dumpling Infused with Shrimp, Mushroom and Tobiko can be enjoyed as an entrée or form part of a main meal.

The menu at YUAN also boasts an exceptional list of tempting Oriental BBQ specialities, from classics such as Peking Duck and Crispy Roast Chicken marinated in five spices, to 26 hours Braised Beef Cheek. Seafood dishes range from Oven-Roasted Chilean Sea Bass Fillet with Honey Infused Superior Soya Sauce on sautéed scallop, prawn and mushroom to Sautéed Prawn with Alaska King Crab in Szechuan Hot Bean Sauce. Yuan will also serve a wide range of meat and poultry dishes along with the perfect accompaniments of rice and noodles.

YUAN also introduces the tea ceremony – one of China’s greatest cultural traditions – to the region. Prepared by Dubai’s first Kung Fu tea master, the ceremony offers guests the chance to enjoy the flavors and aromas of specially handcrafted teas brought from the country’s different regions.

The bar and lounge at features innovative mocktails and cocktails, perfectly blending traditional Chinese ingredients, such as ginger root, sesame seeds and fresh fruit with top shelf spirits. Current tunes from the in-house DJ complete each evening at YUAN.

Halloween at Atlantis becomes Scarier than ever!YUAN is open daily from 6pm- 11:30pm Saturday-Wednesdays and 6pm-2am Thursday and Friday.

For the first glimpse at YUAN, visit

For reservations, please call +971 4 426 62626 or email