Feng Shui Inn, Resorts World Sentosa’s award-winning Cantonese restaurant, offers diners a rare opportunity to dine like an emperor, with the Ming Sheng Feng Shui Imperial Feast, available from 27 September to 20 December 2013.
How I love learning about history through gastronomic experiences, especially such majestic ones like the Ming Sheng Feng Shui Imperial Feast. History was one of my weakest subjects during my high school days –all the mundane reading, memorising and unproductive scribbling. It is only through food that I found history engrossing and thought provoking –if only our classes comprise excursions to restaurants like that.
Steamed Fish Roll stuffed with Minced Mutton
History: During the Qing Dynasty in imperial China, rivalry between the conquering Manchus and ethnic Han people was rife. To unite the two factions, Emperor Kang Xi decided to host a lavish feast of massive proportions for his birthday. Over 100 rare dishes were serves, featuring the best of Manchu and Han cuisines, making clear the monarch’s desire for harmony. The imperial feast (Man Han Quan Xi) was served to the emperor over 3 days, offering exotic delicacies of the mountain, land and sea. The Man Han Quan Xi, or the Imperial Manchu and Han Feast, remains as one of the grandest meals ever documented in China’s long history.
Today, hundreds of years later, Resorts World Sentosa’s Cantonese fine dining restaurant Feng Shui Inn proudly presents its Man Han Feast of 64 dishes in an ode to this legendary banquet, inspired by the original Man Han Quan Xi. Some ingredients have been replaced out of respect for wildlife conservation, but the style is spurred on by tradition. With representative dishes from the Northern and Southern provinces of China, it is a true celebration of the creativity, diversity and excellence of Chinese culinary arts.
Prices for set menus range from $188 to $808 per person, minimum two to dine, or $1388 to $3088 for a table of four persons. Running for 12 weeks, 16 new dishes will be on showcase every 2 weeks. Continue reading