We round up 6 unique Yu Sheng platters for Chinese New Year 2019, specially designed for you to toss up some luck for the coming Year of the Pig.
Lo Hei is a uniquely Singaporean tradition for Chinese New Year, where groups will toss plates of shredded vegetables and raw fish in the air while reciting specific blessings, all in the hopes of achieving better fortune (we didn’t mean for that to sound so ritualistic). There is even a common belief that the higher you toss your Yu Sheng, the “greater your heights” in the coming year.
While most traditional Yu Sheng platters come served with classic components like preserved shredded vegetables, sesame seeds, “golden” crackers, and plum sauce, restaurants have started giving their own spin to the dish to attract curious customers who are intrigued by novelty.
Here are some of the more notable ones on the menu for Chinese New Year 2019.
Jade’s Special Piggy Edition Gold Rush Yu Sheng ($388 for 10 pax) is available across all the dining outlets of The Fullerton Hotel Singapore and The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore, and is so lavish it requires orders to be made two days in advance. Pink and white radish, beetroot, cucumber, carrots, capsicum, and Chinese parsley are artfully arranged into the shape of an adorable smiling piggy, while housemade Champagne Jelly with edible gold leaf adds some decadence and represents the ushering of wealth. Available for dine-in only.
For reservation and enquiries, call 6877 8911 or 8912 or email email@example.com.
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
1 Fullerton Square
Tel: 6733 8388
The one-Michelin-starred Summer Pavilion is plating up a daring platter of Suckling Pig, Black Caviar, and Jelly Fish Yu Sheng ($138 for small, $276 for large) to usher in the Year of the Pig. Expect crackling suckling pig skin, crunchy jellyfish, and bursts of brininess from the caviar, balanced by a sweet-sour dressing. Other pork-centric dishes on the Chinese New Year 2019 menu include Ibérico Pork Dumplings with Cabbage in Superior Stock, and Braised Prickly Sea Cucumber stuffed with Ibérico Pork, Winter Melon and Seasonal Vegetables.
For reservations and enquiries, call 6434 5286 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
7 Raffles Avenue
Tel: 6434 5286
Man Fu Yuan
The massive Prosperity Yu Sheng ($139) platter from Man Fu Yuan is big enough to serve 10. It features premium ingredients like abalone, salmon, Hokkaido scallops, and crisp pork crackling. The word in the centre 亥 (hài) means pig in Mandarin, and is a fitting ode to the new year.
Citibank and DBS cardholders enjoy 15% off Lunar New Year dining from 4 Jan – 20 Jan 2019. Reservations are required beforehand. Be sure to check out the terms and conditions directly with the restaurant.
Man Fu Yuan
80 Middle Rd
Tel: 6338 7600
Expect an expert balance of flavours with the Auspicious Tidings Hamachi Yusheng ($88 for small, $128 for large) from Crystal Jade. Hamachi slices, salmon roe, and umibodo (sea grapes) provide briny bursts of flavour while a sauce of fresh passionfruit, roselle juice, and plum offsets the savoury crunch of pork floss rolls.
UOB and Citibank cardholders also stand to receive cash vouchers with any purchase of CNY dine-in set menus.
Available at various outlets including Crystal Jade Palace, Crystal Jade Golden Palace, and Crystal Jade Dining IN for dine-in and takeaway.
Hotel Fort Canning
The Prosciutto di Parma Yu Sheng ($188, serves 10 to 12) by the chefs at Hotel Fort Canning is truly East meets West at its best. Prized Prosciutto from the Parma region in Italy is incorporated into a fruit-centric Yu Sheng dish that includes julienne slices of rock melon, red dragon fruit, apples, green mango, green papaya, kiwi, and capsicums. It’s then topped with crispy fish skin and yam and lotus root chips for a refreshing crunch. Don’t knock it till you try it.
15% discount is available for a variety of credit cards including DBS, HSBC, Maybank, OCBC, Standard Chartered, and UOB.
For reservations and enquiries, call 6559 6796 or email email@example.com.
Hotel Fort Canning
11 Canning Walk
Tel: 6559 6796
Chocolate in Yu Sheng? You best believe it. Regent Hotel’s one-Michelin-starred Summer Palace is introducing something sweet for Chinese New Year 2019. Each platter of Prosperity Yu Sheng will be served with eight adorable white chocolate piglets. Choose from the more traditional Smoked Salmon ($88) to more unique combinations such as Bird’s Nest and Pear ($138), Marinated Hokkigai Clam with Jellyfish ($98) and a vegetarian Purple Cauliflower with Lily Bulbs ($88).
You can even customise your Yu Sheng your toppings and additional accompaniments such as Poached Lobster, Salted Egg Yolk Crispy Fish Skin, and Fish Lip (from $10 per portion).
For reservations and enquiries, call 6725 3288 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Level 3 Regent Hotel
1 Cuscaden Road
Tel: 6725 3288
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