It wasn’t too long ago that we bade goodbye to 2016 and welcomed 2017. In the blink of an eye, Chinese New Year is fast approaching, and those who celebrate it can welcome a ‘new year’ again. Traditionally, Chinese New Year activities involve aiaving a reunion dinner with family, tossing Yu Sheng, giving red envelopes, and visiting relatives’ houses.
During the festival, Yu Sheng, a raw fish salad, is eaten by families. Originating from the Cantonese phrase ‘Lo Hei’, which means ‘tossing up good fortune’, the prosperity salad symbolises an ‘abundance of wealth and long life.’
Here are 9 places in Singapore where you can enjoy this colourful salad.
1. Man Fu Yuan @ InterContinental Singapore
Usher in the Year of the Rooster with an exquisitely crafted Yu Sheng.
The opulent black truffle and Hokkaido crab meat feather out to form the delicate wing of the Rooster, adding a touch of luxury to your festive celebrations. The other ingredients and the fruits scattered on the Yusheng bring a refreshing taste to the entire dish.
Man Fu Yuan
Address: 80 Middle Rd, InterContinental Hotel, S188966
Prices: $138++ (serves 8-10 pax)
Available from 2 January to 11 February for both takeaway and dine-in.
Tel: 6338 7600
Website: InterContinental Singapore
2. Peach Blossoms Restaurant @ Marina Mandarin Hotel
Peach Blossoms restaurant provides a variety of Yu Sheng. You can opt for a fruit version which includes sweet Rockmelon, Mango, Jackfruit, Kiwi, Pomelo, and Strawberries.
Not keen on a fruit Yu Sheng? There’s something for everyone – you can go for the traditional ones with Abalone, Tuna, or Salmon.
Peach Blossoms Restaurant
Address: Marina Mandarin Level 5, 6 Raffles Boulevard, S039594
Prices (5 persons):
Marina Mandarin Yu Sheng with Salmon and Fruits: $88
Sliced 2-headed Quality Abalone Yu Sheng: $118
Abalone Yu Sheng: $88
Tuna & Salmon Yu Sheng: $78
Salmon Yu Sheng: $68
Tuna Yu Sheng: $68
Vegetarian Abalone Yu Sheng: $58
Available from 6 January to 11 February for both takeaway and dine-in.
Tel: 6845 1118
Website: Marina Mandarin
3. Jade @ The Fullerton Hotel
Come and experience a mind-blowing rooster-inspired reunion dinner at Jade’s this coming CNY. Its signature Eight Happiness Gold Rush Yu Seng is served on a beautiful platter hand-painted with calligraphic drawings of roosters and auspicious greetings.
Alongside the gorgeous creations are fresh slices of salmon, and champagne jelly; drizzled with a tangy honey-pineapple dressing.
The Fullerton Hotel
Address: 1 Fullerton Square, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, S049178
Jade’s Reunion Set Menu (Dine-in): from $68++ per person, for a 5-course menu.
Eight Happiness Gold Rush Yu Sheng (Takeaway): $94.16 (serves 6-8 pax) / $136.96 (serves 9-12 pax)
Available from 2 January to 11 February.
Tel: 6877 8911 / 8943
Email: [email protected]
Website: The Fullerton Hotel
4. Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant @ Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
Looking for a unique Lo Hei gastronomic experience? Check out Wan Hao’s CNY menu for a list of exquisite prosperity Yu Shengs.
These salads include decadent options such as caviar, scallops, lobster, black truffle, and even a chicken bak-kwa flavour. Additional servings of salmon, tuna, scallop, abalone and lobster are available upon request.
Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant
Address: Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel Level 3, 320 Orchard Road, S238865
Caviar Yu Sheng: $258 (L)
Black Truffle Vegetarian or Chicken Bak-Kwah Yu Sheng: $68 (S) / $136 (L)
Sliced Abalone & Crispy Fish Skin Yu Sheng: $88 (S) / $176 (L)
Available from 9 January to 11 February for both takeaways and dine-ins.
Tel: 6831 4708
Website: Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant
4. Hai Tien Lo @ Pan Pacific Singapore
Kick start the New Year with one of the six auspicious platters offered by Hai Tien Lo.
The Flourishing Wealth Reunion Yu Sheng, a Rooster-shaped platter, is the star of the show, featuring fresh Boston lobster, Norwegian salmon and surf clams.
Hai Tien Lo
Address: 7 Raffles Blvd, Level 3, Marina Square, Pan Pacific Singapore, Pan Pacific, S039595
Flourishing Wealth Reunion Yu Sheng: $88+ (serves 4-6 pax), $168+ (serves 7-10 pax)
Fortune Yu Sheng: $58+ (serves 4-6 pax), $98+ (serves 7-10 pax)
Available from 9 January to 8 February for both takeaways and dine-ins.
Tel: 6826 8240
Website: Hai Tien Lo
5. Goodwood Park Hotel Singapore
Perhaps you’re sick of the usual Yu Sheng. Why not try something fusion at Min Jiang, where they serve the popular Cantonese dish with wild arugula salad and a homemade creamy plum sauce?
Sounds fancy, right? Alongside the elegantly illustrated rooster, its signature ‘Prosperity Amberjack Lo Hei’ comes with a colourful medley of crisp vegetables, sweet potato and baked cod, along with pine nuts, jellyfish and caviar ‘tobiko’.
Goodwood Park Hotel
Address: Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scoots Road, S228221
Prosperity Amberjack Lo Hei: 168++ (only for dine-in)
Crispy Salted Egg Yolk Fish Skin Lo Hei:
Dine-in: $62++ (S) / $98++ (L)
Takeaway: $66.35nett (S) / $104.85nett (L)
Prosperity Yu Sheng: $42++ onwards
Available from 10 January to 11 February.
Website: Goodwood Park Hotel
6. Feng Shui Inn @ Crockfords Tower
Feng Shui Inn is one of the celebrity chef restaurants at Resorts World Sentosa.
This Lunar New Year, the classic traditional Yu Sheng comes with a twist. With a variety of unique ingredients, such as black truffle, black caviar, Spanish premium ham, and Ikan Parang to choose from, you would most certainly have an indulgent night feasting.
Feng Shui Inn
Address: Crockfords Tower, Level G2, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, S098269
Longevity Lo Hei with Tuna Sashimi, Black Truffle and Black Caviar: $118
Fortune Salmon Lo Hei With Sweet Corn: $78 (S) / $108 (L)
Iran Parang Lo Hei with Sweet Corn and Spanish Ham: $78 (S) / $108 (L)
Available from 13 January to 11 February.
Tel: 6577 6688
Website: Feng Shui Inn
7. Gourmet Carousel @ Royal Plaza on Scotts
Inspired by Singapore’s heritage, the Rice of the Phoenix Yu Sheng is a rendition of the iconic chicken rice dish.
The celebratory Yu Sheng comes packed with rich flavours, featuring crispy chicken skin, barbequed chicken bak kwa (jerky strips) and Phoenix’s claws (boneless chicken feet). The dish is also served with a special garlic chilli made of ginger flower honey sauce and aromatic garlic chicken oil.
Address: 25 Scotts Rd, Lobby Level, Royal Plaza on Scotts, Royal Plaza, S228220
Rice of the Phoenix Yu Sheng: $188+ (serves 4-6 pax) / $218+ (serves 8-10 pax)
Salmon Yu Sheng: $68+ (serves 4-6 pax) / $98+ (serves 8-10 pax)
Available from 20 January to 11 February for both takeaways and dine-in.
Tel: 6589 7799
Website: Carousel Buffet
8. Golden Peony @ Conrad Centennial Singapore
At this highly acclaimed Cantonese restaurant, the chefs have prepared an incredible Yu Sheng for the upcoming Lunar New Year. At the restaurant, diners can enjoy a spectacular presentation of the Fortune 3D Fiery Rooster Yu Sheng that comes with a scrumptious seafood spread.
These ingredients include kanpachi (greater amberjack fish), salmon, abalone, crispy fish skin, and white bait. Two other takeaway menus are available.
Address: Two Temasek Boulevard, Conrad Centennial Singapore, S038982
Fortune 3D Fiery Rooster Yu Sheng (Dine-In): $888.00++ (30 persons & above)
Fortune Salmon and Crispy White Bait (Takeaway): $68 (S) / $128 (L)
Fortune Abalone and Salmon (Takeaway): $98 (S) / $178 (L)
Fu Lo Shou Tri-star with Lobster, Abalone and Salmon (Takeaway): $118 (S) / $218 (L)
Available from 10 January to 11 February.
Tel: 6432 7482
Email: [email protected]
Website: Golden Peony
The tossing of Yu Sheng is a customary practice during Lunar New Year. So whether you’ve decided to opt for a simple, fancy, or unconventional version, keeping the Chinese tradition alive is truly a memorable experience not to be missed. After all, we want to be blessed with good fortune and luck.
Header Image Source: Golden Peony