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16 Yusheng to toss for Prosperity this Chinese New Year

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Chinese New Year is just around the corner. The ubiquitous and auspicious salad dish, yu sheng – or lo hei or Prosperity Toss – is a quintessential Singaporean dinner table ritual during the festive celebration. You’re probably going to toss up a storm more than once for good health, wealth and luck, so this year, here are 16 places where you can enjoy a twist or more on the classic dish!

Mushrooms Mosaic Yu Sheng
Gourmet Carousel, 25 Scotts Rd, Lobby Level, Royal Plaza on Scotts, Singapore 228220; Tel: 6589 7788

Price: $158++ (Small – 4 to 6 persons), $188++ (Large – 8 to 10 persons)
Availability: 1 to 22 February 2016

Mushrooms Mosaic Yu Sheng

Mushrooms Mosaic Yu Sheng

Welcome the Year of the Monkey with a magnificent Mushrooms Mosaic Yu Sheng crafted by the talented culinary team at Carousel, Royal Plaza on Scotts. Fresh Hokkaido Scallops served with XO sauce, vegetable crisps and eight types of mushrooms – Crispy Bearded Tooth Mushrooms, Enoki Mushroom Tempura, Porcini Mushroom Powder, Braised Bai Lin Mushrooms, Dehydrated Oyster Mushrooms, Button Mushroom Crisps, Shiitake Mushroom Jelly and Pickled Black Trumpet Mushrooms. The inspiration for the unique dish originated from the bearded tooth mushroom (猴头菇), which is literally translated as “monkey’s head mushroom” from its Mandarin name, for its uncanny resemblance. The health benefits of mushrooms to boost immunity with a strong presence of essential minerals and vitamins such as selenium and Vitamin B, were carefully considered to fit modern lifestyles as a healthier alternative. The natural umami of mushrooms also played a big part in the designing of recipe. Hokkaido scallops sashimi was chosen for its plump, juicy bite and re ned sweetness to complement the fragrance of the mushrooms. Heat up the Year of the Fire Monkey with the specially formulated XO sauce. The seafood-based sauce, prized in Cantonese cuisine, adds a premium touch to the dish. Toss in the finely-sliced homemade pumpkin, yam and sweet potato crisps, for a delightful crunch in the Yu Sheng.

Yellowtail Yusheng with Monkey Head Mushrooms, Prosperity Flakes and Peach Dressing
Man Fu Yuan, InterContinental Singapore, 80 Middle Rd, Singapore 188966; Tel: 6820 8519/20

Price: $118++ (Large)
Availability: 18 January to 22 February 2016

Yellowtail Yusheng with Monkey Head Mushroom, Prosperity Flakes & Peach Dressing

Yellowtail Yusheng with Monkey Head Mushroom, Prosperity Flakes & Peach Dressing

Man Fu Yuan’s Yellowtail Yusheng with Monkey Head Mushrooms, Prosperity Flakes and Peach Dressing (金箔蟠桃酱鰤鱼生捞起) is a ‘must-have’ this Lunar New Year. Symbolic of the year of the monkey, the use of monkey-head mushrooms adds texture to the Chinese yusheng, and is accompanied with a refreshing peach dressing to sweeten the New Year. Honey gold flakes that adorn the yusheng add a symbol of wealth and prosperity to the traditional dish.

Crispy Salmon Skin ‘Lo Hei’
Min Jiang, Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221; Tel: 6730 1704

Price: $118++ (Large)
Availability: 21 January to 22 January 2016 (Dine-in and takeaway at Min Jiang)

Crispy Salmon Skin 'Lo Hei'

Crispy Salmon Skin ‘Lo Hei’

An ideal choice for those who eschew raw fish, this work of art by Master Chef Chan Hwan Kee (曾繁基) of Min Jiang is every bit as delightful, with an abundance of fresh, crunchy vegetables such as sweet romaine hearts, yellow frisée, wild arugula, baby radish, purple cabbage, carrots as well as orange peel and jellyfish, along with the star – homemade crispy salmon skin. Enhancing the dish with an addictive crunch, these tasty gems are complemented by fragrant ‘pok chui’ (crispy golden ‘pillows’), ground peanuts, sesame seeds and pine nuts. Adding to the visual feast is a hand drawn adorable monkey grasping a mandarin orange, as an ode to the Year of the Monkey. A homemade tangy-sweet plum-based sauce is used to complete the creation.

 

Prosperity Lo Hei with Duck Meat
House of Roasted Duck, Bugis Village, 233 Victoria Street, Singapore 188026; Tel: 6339 6817

Price: $38.80+ (Addition duck meat – $8.80+)
Availability: 22 January to 22 February 2016 (Dine-in or Takeaway)

Prosperity Lo Hei with Duck Meat

Prosperity Lo Hei with Duck Meat

True to its roasted duck culinary speciality, the Prosperity Lo Hei with Duck Meat is the first Lo Hei in Singapore to offer an unconventional twist by having duck meat as the key ingredient, together with lettuce, red carrot and other quintessential Lo Hei ingredients. Paired with our special concoction of home-made plum sauce, Prosperity Lo Hei with Duck Meat is a palatable dish that is both healthy and refreshing to the taste.

Tropical Treasures Yu Sheng
Hotel Fort Canning, 11 Canning Walk, Singapore 178881; Tel: 6559 6760

Price: $108++
Availability: 5 to 22 February 2016

Treasures of the Forest Yu Sheng

Treasures of the Forest Yu Sheng

This new Tropical Treasures Yu Sheng is created by Hotel Fort Canning’s Chef Lee Fatt. Pairing the natural sweetness of fresh golden yellow tropical fruits such as mango and jackfruit with generous portions of fresh salmon, crunchy crackers, nutty trio of almond, walnut and pine nuts, with assorted julienned fresh and pickled vegetables as well as shredded jelly fish, get ready for a tangy burst of flavours and textures with every bite. The Premium Tropical Treasures Yu Sheng, a more luxurious option with sliced abalone, is also available at $188+.

Pearls of Prosperity Kingfish Yu Sheng
Mitzo Restaurant & Bar, Level 4, Grand Park Orchard, 270 Orchard Road, Singapore 238857; Tel: 6603 8855

Price: $68++ (Regular for 4-6 persons) / $108++ (Large for 10 persons)
Availability: 23 January to 22 February 2016

Kanpachi Kingfish Yu Sheng with cocktail shaker

Kanpachi Kingfish Yu Sheng with cocktail shaker

Mitzo’s rendition of this quintessential festive dish comes in a magnificent platter served up with a side of drama. To signify the exuberant start to the year, Chef Nicky’s savoury Chu Hou sauce (a homemade concoction comprising of soybeans, garlic, ginger, sesame seeds and spices) is blended and shaken in a cocktail shaker before being poured over a vibrant mix of carrots, radish, crispy vermicelli, ginger, slivers of crispy lotus root and fragrantly toasted pistachios. Crispy salmon skin is also added for an extra crunch. This is served with generous lashings of Kanpachi Kingfish, which is both sweet and rich in flavour, and is long prized by the Japanese as one of the finest sashimi fish. The Kanpachi sashimi sits atop a sea of lychee caviar; so one can taste bursts of refreshing lychee sweetness in between bites. The play on textures and flavours makes this Yu Sheng a one of a kind experience this Lunar New Year.

Prosperity Lo Hei with Abalone Slices and Fruits
Noodlestar, #01-08 Sultan Plaza, 100 Jalan Sultan, Singapore 199001; Tel: 6297 5490

Price: $36.80+
Availability: 22 January to 22 February 2016 (Dine-in or Takeaway)

Prosperity Lo Hei with Abalone Slices and Fruits

Prosperity Lo Hei with Abalone Slices and Fruits

Toss your way to an abundance of fortune and embark on a sweet start to the Lunar New Year! Making a comeback this year is Noodlestar’s healthier version of the Lo Hei – Prosperity Lo Hei with Abalone Slices and Fruits that provides a refreshing twist to the traditional Lo Hei. Apart from using abalone slices, the Lo Hei is a feast for the eyes with colourful medley of assorted fresh fruits such as dragonfruit, papaya, kiwi, strawberry, oranges, grapes and more. Paired with our house-made special Mango sauce, diners will definitely love its refreshing taste. Health aficionados will also love the Lo Hei that is chockfull of Vitamin C goodness.

 

Lucky Monkey Yu Sheng with Crispy Banana Chips
One Farrer Hotel & Spa, 1 Farrer Park Station Road, Singapore 217562; Tel: 6705 7825

Price: $68++ (Medium), $88++ (Large)
Availability: 18 January to 22 February 2016

Lucky Monkey Yu Sheng with Crispy Banana Chips

Lucky Monkey Yu Sheng with Crispy Banana Chips

Scale great heights of prosperity with a rousing toss of the new Lucky Monkey Yu Sheng with Crispy Banana Chips, served with fresh Scottish salmon and a refreshing combination of shredded snow pears, candied orange peel and crunchy pine nuts, crowned with sweet and tangy dragonfruit sauce, made from fruit harvested from the hotel’s on-site Farm at One Farrer.

Fresh Scallop and Crispy Conpoy “Lo Hei”
Hua Ting Restaurant, Orchard Hotel Singapore, 442 Orchard Road, Singapore 238879; Tel: 6739 6666

Price: $78++ (Small) and $138++ (Large)
Availability: 4 January to 22 February 2016

Fresh Hokkaido Scallop with Crispy Conpoy Lo Hei

Fresh Hokkaido Scallop with Crispy Conpoy Lo Hei

Toss to new heights of success in the New Year with Masterchef’s new “Lo Hei” creation – Fresh Scallop and Crispy Conpoy “Lo Hei”. Destined to be a huge draw amongst diners, this immaculately presented platter features fresh citrus-cured sweet tasting Hokkaido Scallops with its creamy texture and Conpoy fried to a delectable crisp, alongside a lofty stack of mesclun greens, strips of radish, carrot, red ginger and jellyfish, topped with yam crisps.

Longevity “Lo Hei”
Feng Shui Inn, Crockfords Tower, level G2, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269; Tel: 6577 6688

Price: $118++
Availability: 22 January to 22 February 2016 (1 day advance order, only available for dine-in)

Longevity Lo Hei

Longevity Lo Hei

This year, Feng Shui Inn’s signature Yusheng comes in the shape of the Auspicious Fire Monkey presenting peaches as a symbol and blessing of good health and wealth to diners. Executive Chef Li Kwok Kwong has also created a special peach dressing for the dish, which represents youth and wishes of eternal love. A unique mix of banana nut crunch crackers and banana chips – which is the monkey’s favourite food – is also mixed into the Yusheng for an added dash of good luck.

Golden Eight Treasure Yusheng
The Carvery, 7th floor, Park Hotel Alexandra, 323 Alexandra Road, Singapore 159972; Tel: 6828 8880

Price: $38.80++ for four to six persons.
Availability: 25 January to 22 February 2016

Golden Eight Treasure Yusheng

Golden Eight Treasure Yusheng

Toss to an auspicious Monkey year with the unique Golden Eight Treasures Yusheng of sliced trout gravlax, fried fish skin, fennel, beetroot crisps, seaweed, candied ginger, crushed roasted walnuts, red radish and pickled turnips; draped with honey lemon dressing and crisp tortilla “pok chui” crackers.

Lobster ‘Loh Hei’ Platter
Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant, Sheraton Towers Singapore Hotel, 39 Scotts Road, Singapore 228230; Tel: 6839 5623

Price: $108++
Availability: 11 January to 22 February 2016

Lobster Yusheng

Lobster Yusheng

Toss to greater heights with the Lobster ‘Loh Hei’ Platter which features slices of blanched Boston Lobster atop an exuberant mix of requisite ingredients such as Yam, Sweet Potato, White Radish, Carrot, Pickled Ginger and Pomelo.

Sweets Lo Hei
Nigiro Cafe, 3 Temasek Boulevard Suntec City Mall #03-315 Singapore 038983; Tel: 6238 1669

Price: $36
Availability: 1 to 22 February 2016

Sweets Lo Hei

Sweets Lo Hei

Buck against the trend and opt for the Sweets Lo Hei. This special healthy rendition is a fruity delight, featuring a medley of dried papaya, dried fig, dried apricot, pomelo, dried orange and lemon skin. Fresh fruits such as strawberry kiwi, rock melon and mandarin oranges are also tossed into the mix.

Prosperity Lo Hei with Silver Fish and Abalone Slices in Yuzu Sauce
Gao Peng Cuisine, #02-12/13/14, White Sands Shopping Mall, 1 Pasir Ris Central Street 3, Singapore 518457; Tel: 6385 4901

Price: $68.80+ (Small), $88.80+ (Large)
Availability: 22 January to 22 February 2016 (Dine-in or Takeaway )

Prosperity Lo Hei with Silver Fish and Abalone Slices in Yuzu Sauce

Prosperity Lo Hei with Silver Fish and Abalone Slices in Yuzu Sauce

Toss your way to a year of good health, happiness and prosperity! The Prosperity Lo Hei with Silver Fish and Abalone Slices in Yuzu Sauce goes against traditional norms and impresses with its culmination of Asian flavours featuring a mix of crunchy silver fish, abalone slices, crispy yam strips and pickled green mango strips with premium Japanese Yuzu sauce dressing.

Chilled Sea Whelk and Salmon Caviar Yu Sheng
Summer Pavilion, Ritz Carlton, 7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039799; Tel: 6434 5286

Price: $138++ for four to six persons and $276++ for eight to 10 persons
Availability: 25 January to 22 February 2016

Chilled Sea Whelk and Salmon Caviar Yu Sheng

Chilled Sea Whelk and Salmon Caviar Yu Sheng

Toss to a resounding new year with Summer Pavilion’s signature chilled sea whelk and salmon caviar yu sheng. Chef Cheung adds a modern twist by incorporating sea whelk into this traditional Lunar New Year dish. The sea whelk is braised in a specially concocted abalone sauce and the salmon caviar adds a burst of flavour to the delightful crunchiness of the julienned salad.

Great Abundance Yu Sheng
Order from Neo Garden Catering online. Tel: 6896 7757

Price: $288
Availability: 15 January to 22 February 2016

Great Abundance Yu Sheng

Great Abundance Yu Sheng

Size matters as you toss to a prosperous year with the spectacular 30-inch Yu Sheng dish, a traditional must-have in Singapore. With the ingredients arranged into the Chinese character “吉” (good luck), the dish includes 15 auspicious ingredients such as Top Shell Slices (for abundance).

Vibrant Prosperity Yu Sheng
Akari Japanese Dining Bar, 8A Marina Boulevard #01-02, Singapore 018984; Tel: 6634 0100

Price: $128++ for four to five persons
Availability: 1 to 22 February 2016

Vibrant Prosperity Yu Sheng

Vibrant Prosperity Yu Sheng

This Chinese New Year, have a nutty good time tossing to good fortune with Akari Japanese Dining Bar’s Vibrant Prosperity Yu Sheng. Created by Chef Hirotaka Murata, the exquisite Vibrant Prosperity Yu Sheng features Japanese geoduck, chutoro, amaebi, hirame, Amberjack, snapper and abalone. An array of pine nuts, pistachio, walnuts, sesame seeds as well as yuzujosho and wasabi also comes with the yu sheng.

Mede Tai Lo Hei
ENBU, 3 Temasek Boulevard Suntec City Mall #03-307 Singapore 038983; Tel: 6268 8043

Price: $48 for four to five persons
Availability: 1 to 22 February 2016

Mede Tai Lo Hei

Mede Tai Lo Hei

Tai, or sea bream, is believed to be a fish that brings good luck. Its name recalls “medetai”, which means happy, and its red colour symbolises luck. This Yu Sheng features tai in sashimi cuts. Both the head and tail of the fish are also plated, which symbolises good fortune throughout the year. Choose either the invigorating yu zu or delightful sweet sour plum sauce as dressing.

 

Author: Javan Ng
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