We’ve dished out the best spots to get your dose of Yu Sheng
What’s Chinese New Year without Yu Sheng or Lo Hei? Prosperity and good luck for the year ahead are common wishes during the Lunar New Year and it’s said that the higher and messier you toss all that raw fish, crackers and ground nuts in the air, the more prosperous your life will be for the months to come! Plus, the whole family usually has so much fun with tossing the Yu Sheng about. We know most of you might still be on the hunt for a good plate of Yu Sheng so we’ve put together a roundup of the best places in town for you. From the true blue traditional versions to the more updated and modern adaptations, we’ve got the 411.
Everyone’s favourite casual dining restaurant Swensens offers a smoked salmon and yuzu plum sauce variety to the traditional yu sheng platter! Available for both dine in and takeaway through Monday, 22nd February 2016, take your pick of which you’d prefer – whether to holler all your wishes for the new year in the restaurant with the fam, or in private during the reunion dinner at home!
Swensens, various outlets, prices from $23.80 (regular) dine-in to $32.80 (large) takeaway, www.swensens.com.sg
Choose from a wide variety of yu sheng choices at Goodwood Park’s Min Jiang restaurant. Gourmet lo hei (from the traditional Prosperity Lo Hei to sweet versions like the Fruity ‘Lo Hei’ with Bacon and White Truffle Oil pictured above and even a Crispy Eel ‘Lo Hei’) created by the specialty chefs at the hotel are available to suit all budgets and family sizes.
Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221, prices from $42++ to $148++ for dine-in and takeaway, www.goodwoodparkhotel.com, (+65) 6737 7411
The French-Japanese-Chinese outfit that is Me@OUE ensures you’re getting only the best out of each cuisine. Featuring the harmonic fusion of salmon trout sashimi, hokkigai and black winter truffles, the Black Diamond Yu Sheng is a dish fit for royalty!
Me@OUE, 50 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049321, prices from $88++ for 2 to 4 persons and $188++ for 6 to 8 persons, www.me-oue.com (+65) 6634 4555
Dubbed as the hotel’s celebration must-have, Fullerton’s signature Eight Happiness Gold Rush Yu Sheng with Champagne Jelly, Salmon, Olive Oil and Peach Dressing features auspicious greetings personally designed by Chef Leong. With a plate that looks this good, you’ll be torn to even start tossing!
Fullerton Hotel, 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178, prices start from $18 per child and $36 per adult, dine-in only, www.fullertonhotel.com, (+65) 6733 8388
Choose from Rong Yu Sheng with air-flown fresh salmon, Abalone Yu Sheng with Australian Jumbo Abalone and Tako Yu Sheng, a cooked octopus adaptation of the traditional dish. You’ll be loving the Japanese twist to your toss this CNY!
Sakae Sushi, various outlets, prices from $30.88 to $78.88, www.sakaesushi.com.sg
If you’re not the type to preorder your yu sheng platter weeks or months in advance, Umi Sushi has an affordable option that you can purchase anytime in store. The Prosperity Yu Sheng retails under $30 and can also be delivered right at your doorstep – talk about convenience!
Umi Sushi, various outlets, prices from $29.88, www.umisushi.com.sg
Enjoy epicurean yu sheng selections through Tuesday, 16 February 2016 at Swissotel The Stamford, girls! Kopi Tiam presents delectable selections of Abalone Yu Sheng, Rainbow Yu Sheng and even Vegetarian Yu Sheng for you to toss your way to an eventful new year ahead. Every order of Yu Sheng also entitles you to a Chinese New Year goodie bag!
Kopi Tiam, Swissotel The Stamford, Level 2, 2 Stamford Road, Singapore 178882, prices from $58++, www.swissotel.com/hotels/singapore-stamford/dining/kopi-tiam
If you fancy a different, more luxe experience this CNY, join Shangri-La Hotel for an unforgettable reunion dinner on Sunday, 7 February 2016! You’ll be treated to an eight-course menu with toothsome delicacies. On Monday, 8 February 2016, bring the whole family for a Lunar New Year Lunch Buffet consisting of Master Chef Steven Ng’s childhood recipes, including their signature yu sheng.
Shang Palace, Shangri-La Hotel, 22 Orange Grove Rd, Singapore 258350, $158 per guest for Reunion Dinner and $88 per guest for Lunar New Year Lunch Buffet, www.shangri-la.com/singapore/shangrila/dining/restaurants/shang-palace, (+65) 6213 4473
The Mitzo set menu for ten rings in the Lunar New Year with an exuberant toss of their signature Pearls of Prosperity Kingfish Yu Sheng, perfect for a wholesome dinner with the fam or girlfriends! Sink your teeth into premium dishes and embrace auspicious cheer for the year ahead, complete with a mountain of yu sheng ready for tossing!
How much higher can you toss if you’re already on the rooftop of one of the tallest buildings in the region? Cé La Vi is the place to be this CNY for a truly memorable yu sheng toss, girls! Have yourself a bountiful platter of fresh scallop, salmon, tuna, white fish and an assortment of vegetables, generously drizzled with spicy plum dressing infused with Japanese chili garlic sauce.
CÉ LA VI, Marina Bay Sands, 1 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018971, www.sg.celavi.com (+65) 6688 7688