(Lunar New Year 2015) Crystal Jade Palace Restaurant

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Golden Happiness Fruit Yu Sheng ($128++, serves 10/$78.80 for small)

This Lunar New Year, we explore Crystal Jade’s fine dining outlet, Crystal Jade Palace Restaurant and its palatial festive spread. Diners can choose from 11 luxurious festive set menus priced from $298++ for 4 persons to $4,988++ for 10 persons. Start with the dynamic and vibrant Golden Happiness Fruit Yu Sheng to toss to greater heights, it comprises a colourful medley of fresh fruits such star fruit, rock melon, pomelo bits, mango, pear, apple and strawberry, accompanied by crispy deep-fried yam strips, crunchy peanut, sesame and succulent jellyfish. Adding an opulent touch are gold flakes adorning the platter, and not forgetting the star of the dish, premium Hamachi fish. Combine these ingredients in the citrusy house-made sauce, a blend of lemon juice, plum sauce and ginseng. There’s a great harmony of tastes and textures among the contrasting ingredients, especially amongst the different fruits –what a refreshing and healthy start to the meal. Continue reading

(Lunar New Year 2015) Shisen Hanten, Mandarin Orchard Singapore

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Shisen Hanten by celebrity Chef Chen Kentaro at Mandarin Orchard Singapore, famed for remarkable Szechuan cuisine with a Japanese twist, is rolling out an array of Chinese New Year menus and festive goodies from 26 January to 5 March 2015.

Diners can choose from a range of 10 set menus that are auspiciously named Prosperity, Fortune, Success, Peace, Happiness, Wealth, Opulence, Triumphant, Sumpreme and Splendor, priced from $98 to $388 per person. Apart from the set menus, a range of specialties and signatures such as Barbecued Whole Suckling Pig and “Chen’s Mapo Doufu” alongside Lunar New Year specials are available on the a la carte menu. Continue reading

(Lunar New Year 2015) Szechuan Court, Fairmont Singapore

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Lunar New Year celebrations commence as early as 2 February through 5 March 2015 at Fairmont Singapore, as Chef Mok Wan Lok of Szechuan Court rolls out eight promising New Year set menus accompanied by a collection of chef signatures, all set to welcome the new year with a bang.


Ultimate Success Yu Sheng ($238++, serves 10)

Among the 6 Yu Sheng varieties available here, the Ultimate Success Yu Sheng showcases an exceptional choice of ingredients such as Maguro (Tuna) and Boston lobster, with crispy morel mushrooms adding an extra crunch to this traditional dish. What gave the chef the idea to use this ingredient is that the name of this mushroom – “羊肚菌” in Chinese (denoting goat) – signifies the year of the goat. Other Yu Sheng variants with a choice of salmon, tuna, abalone or Boston lobster are available from $68++ per set.


Szechuan Court’s Prosperity Pot of Gold ($438++ for 6, $688++ for 8 to 10 persons)

The iconic pot of treasures (pen cai) is quintessential in Lunar New Year celebrations, believed to bring good luck for the year ahead. Signifying abundance and opulence, Szechuan Court’s Prosperity Pot of Gold features fourteen different ingredients including the highly prized African abalones, giant Japanese dried scallops and oysters, succulent fish maw, sea cucumbers, and a selection of roast meats, simmered in chicken stock and a concoction of sauces for six hours to reach a deep fusion of flavours.

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(Lunar New Year 2015) Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant, Singapore Marriott Hotel

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To usher in the Lunar New Year, Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant of Singapore Marriott Hotel presents luxurious festive dining menus along with goodies, hampers and takeaway dishes that will meet traditional needs. There are a total of 5 Chinese New Year set menus including one vegetarian set, priced from $118++ to $188++ per person. Continue reading

(Lunar New Year 2015) Man Fu Yuan, InterContinental Singapore

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The culinary team at InterContinental Singapore, spearheaded by Executive Chinese Chef Kwan Yiu Kan of Man Fu Yuan, is concertedly putting forth a series of sumptuous menus and take-home delicacies this Lunar New Year, with a goal to dazzle and impress.


Man Fu Yuan’s Salmon & Japanese Hokkigai Yu Sheng with Ponzu Shoyu ($88/$128 for dine-in, $98/$148 for takeaway)

Starting with the requisite Yu Sheng to toss to greater heights, Man Fu Yuan’s majestic take comprises fresh thick slices of salmon and Japanese Hokkigai accompanied by gold-dusted cornflakes, pomelo bits and vermicelli crisps alongside usual shredded suspects, drizzled with their unique citrusy Ponzu Shoyu dressing.
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