1. Prosperity Yu Sheng at Man Fu Yuan
This massive platter ($139) serves up to 10 guests and features abalone, Hokkaido scallops, salmon, crisp pork crackling and apple sauce dressing. The vegetables auspiciously take the shape of the Chinese character “hai” (亥) which symbolises the pig. Order a la carte, or with one of the restaurant’s prix-fixe menus for a more indulgent feast.
Available till Feb 19.
Man Fu Yuan is at the InterContinental Singapore, 80 Middle Road, Singapore 188966, tel: 6825 1008.
2. Yu Sheng platter at Monti
This sleek Italian restaurant is serving up some serious CNY vibes this year, with a mouthwatering and modern yu sheng platter specially curated for the season. Savour servings of pomelo, mango, orange, sake, yuzu and mangosteen caviar atop king salmon carpaccio and salmon roe. You can even add on tiger jade abalone for an even more auspicious platter.
Available with Monti’s Lunar New Year lunch set menu, from now until Feb 5.
Monti is at 82 Collyer Quay, The Fullerton Pavilion, Singapore 049327, tel: 6535 0724.
3. Ocean Treasures Yu Sheng at Kuriya Japanese Market
This OTT (over-the-top) Japanese-style platter ($168.80 for six to eight pax) is perfect for both a fancy business lunch and a family extravaganza. With only 100 sets available, it features five pieces of abalone, an abundance of sweet shrimp, swordfish, salmon, scallop and crabstick that will satiate any seafood lover.
Available from Jan 21 to Feb 19, but you can pre-order at kjmonline.oddle.me before Jan 20.
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Kuriya Japanese Market is available online at kjmonline.oddle.me.
4. Pork-sperity Yu Sheng at Ichiban Boshi
Fans of bak kwa, rejoice! This refreshing take on the traditional yu sheng marries the tasty barbeque flavour of bak kwa with exquisite yuzu sauce that gives the dish a zesty kick.
Available from Jan 21 to Feb 19, but you can pre-order at ichiban.oddle.me before Jan 20.
Ichiban Boshi is at available online at ichiban.oddle.me.
5. Salmon Yu Sheng at Silver Shell Cafe
Located at the Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa, this all-day dining outlet is perfect for a relaxing evening getaway. You can look forward to a traditional but tantalising Salmon Yu Sheng platter, in addition to fantastic buffet deals. Got kids? No problem – one child aged five or below dines for free when accompanied by a paying adult.
Available from Feb 4 to 10.
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Silver Shell Cafe is at Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa, 101 Siloso Road, Singapore 098970, tel: 6371 1966.
6. Prosperity Yu Sheng at SE7ENTH
Toss your way to prosperity with this delectable platter that won’t break the bank. From $38.80 for two to four persons, it features mainstays like smoked salmon and sweet plum sauce (it’s homemade, btw!), and also contains smoked snow fish and crispy fish skin for added crunch.
Pre-orders of three working days in advance is recommended. Prices are subject to GST and service charge where applicable. Available for both dine-in and takeaways, from Jan 21 to Feb 19.
SE7ENTH is at Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore, 6 Shenton Way, #07-01, OUE Downtown 1, Singapore 068809, tel: 6812 6050.
7. Yu Sheng platter at Jia Wei Chinese Restaurant
If you’re looking for a takeaway platter in the East, check out this chinese restaurant in Katong that specialises in four different types of yusheng to suit your palate and budget. There’s the Fortune Lobster Yu Sheng (from $89), Prosperity Abalone Yu Sheng (from $78), Glorious Salmon Yu Sheng (from $69) and Spring Vegetarian Yu Sheng (from $42) for those who don’t eat meat or fish.
Available from now until Feb 19.
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Jia Wei Chinese Restaurant is at the Grand Mercure Roxy, Roxy Square, 50 East Coast Road, Singapore 428769, tel: 6344 8000.
8. Lobster, Sea Urchin, Hokkaido Scallop at Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant
Perfect for grand celebrations, the luxurious Lobster, Sea Urchin, Hokkaido Scallop, Salmon, Tuna & Caviar Yu Sheng ($268 for large) will be an impressive choice. Crispy fish skin is added for added crunch and texture.
Instead of the traditional sauce, a sweet and zesty kumquat sauce, which symbolises abundance and good fortune, is used, and it goes well with the swimmingly fresh seafood. If raw food is not for you, try the new Smoked Duck Breast & Crispy Fish Skin Yu Sheng (from $68 for small).
For those looking for a non-meat option, do try the Fried Mushroom Vegetarian Yu Sheng (from $68 for small). All Yu Sheng platters are available for dine-in and takeaway (pre-orders required).
Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant is at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, 320 Orchard Road, Singapore 238865, tel: 6831 4605.
9. Refreshing and healthy Yu Sheng with ice plants at Hua Ting
This healthy Yu Sheng is the new creation of award-winning Hua Ting’s Masterchef Lap Fai. Prepared with smoked salmon, specially imported ice plants, organic seasonal greens and a fragrant red plum sauce, this refreshing Yu Sheng is a great choice if you don’t want to overindulge in your CNY feasting.
From $88, available for dine-in and takeaway, till Feb 19.
Hua Ting Restaurant is at Level 2, Orchard Hotel, 442 Orchard Road, Singapore 238879, tel : 6739 6666.
10. Bountiful Yu Sheng with Alaskan King Crab, Truffles and Rosella Fruit at Cherry Garden
Renowned for the use of seasonal produce and authentic Cantonese dishes, Cherry Garden offers a selection of Yu Sheng ranging from the popular Prosperity Yu Sheng with salmon and crispy fish skin (from $88 for small) to the luxurious Bountiful Yu Sheng with Alaskan crab meat, salmon, and black truffle (from $138 for small).
All the Yu Sheng creations are made with julienned rosella fruit for a tart flavour and are dressed in a velvety, aromatic sauce made with spring onions and olive oil.
Do also look out for their The Golden Fortune cocktail ($26, available from Jan 18 to Feb 19 only) at the newly opened MO Bar – a delicious cocktail of gin infused with barbecue pork and garnished with a gold leaf for a touch of good luck.
Cherry Garden is at Mandarin Oriental, 5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square, Singapore 039797, tel: 6885 3500 (dining reservations); 6885 3081 (takeaway).
11. Crispy pork and caviar Yu Sheng at Summer Pavilion
Usher in good fortune at one-Michelin-starred Summer Pavilion helmed by Chinese executive chef Cheung Siew Kong with their Crispy Pork, Jelly Fish and Black Caviar Yu Sheng. Slices of crispy roasted suckling pig skin work wonderfully with the crunchy jelly fish, and the addition of caviar lends just the right touch of brininess to the dish.
Assorted shredded vegetables, such as sweet potato and yam, and a sweet-sour dressing, complete the dish. Available for dine-in only.
Summer Pavilion is at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, 7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039799, tel: 6434-5286.
12. Homemade Cured Trout Fillet Yu Sheng with Black Garlic Dressing at Racines
If you’re looking for something more out of the ordinary, executive chef Andrew Chong and the Chinese culinary brigade at Racines are serving up an intriguing “East meets West” Racines’ Auspicious Yu Sheng ($138, serves eight to 10 persons).
It’s a medley of homemade cured trout fillet, pickled chayote, cornichon and kohlrabi together with shredded celeriac, finger lime caviar and the pièce de résistance: Dressing of fermented black garlic.
Their decadent Sofitel Luxe Yu Sheng ($168, serves eight to 10 persons) with premium abalone also makes a return this year. Available both for dine in and takeaway at Racines and as part of Sofitel’s Chinese New Year Banquet and Reunion Menu offerings.
Order at least three working days in advance. Last orders on Feb 20. Last day of collection on Feb 22.
Racines is at Sofitel Singapore City Centre, 9 Wallich Street, Singapore 078885, tel: 6428 5000. Online orders can be placed at https://bit.ly/BoutiqueMagnifique
13. Hamachi and Pork Floss Roll Yu Sheng at Crystal Jade
Playing on flavours and textures, group executive chef Martin Foo presents this good-looking auspicious tidings Hamachi Yu Sheng (from $88 for small) for this Chinese New Year with salmon roe and umibodo (or sea grapes), providing a burst of briny flavours and contrast to the sweeter pickled items, while enhancing the freshness of ingredients such as julienne carrot and turnip.
As a nod to the year of the pig, pork floss rolls are added for extra crunch. A homemade dressing consisting fresh passionfruit, roselle juice and plum sauce pairs impeccably with the savoury flavours of this delightful combination.
Available at Crystal Jade Palace, Crystal Jade Golden Palace and Crystal Jade Dining IN for dine-in and takeaway.
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Crystal Jade has several outlets.
Photo: Cherry Garden
14. Halal-certified Yu Sheng at Swensen’s
Looking for a halal “lo hei” option? Try the Swensen’s Fortune 18 Yu Sheng. This Halal-certified rendition comes with a wonderful variety of 18 ingredients including smoked salmon, shimeji mushrooms, fresh greens and pomelo bits, preserved white and brown melon, crunchy golden crackers, crispy wanton skin and a zesty plum sauce infused with citrus juice.
Available at any Swensen’s or Earle Swensen’s outlets islandwide in regular size ($23.90 for dine-in only, serves two to four persons), and a larger size ($36.90 for takeaway only, serves four to six persons). From Jan 15 to Feb 19, while stocks last.
Swensen’s has several outlets.
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Photo: Goodwood Park Hotel
15. Prosciutto di Parma Yu Sheng at Hotel Fort Canning
To celebrate the Chinese Year of the Pig in an East meets West fashion, chefs at Hotel Fort Canning incorporated the prized Prosciutto from the Parma region in Italy into a fruit-centric Yu Sheng dish ($188, serves 10 to 12 persons).
The savouriness of finely-sliced Parma Ham works well with julienne of fresh fruits, which includes rock melon, red dragon fruit, apples, green mango, green papaya, kiwi, and capsicums. A combination of shredded carrot and white radish form the base of the salad “tower”, while crispy fish skin, yam strips and lotus root chips give extra crunch. A Japanese yuzu, plum and olive oil dressing is added for a tangy finishing touch.
Available as add-ons for their reunion feast packages and also for takeaway. Orders must be made three days in advance. Closing date for orders is Feb 16, 12 noon. Collection of orders from 11am to 7pm daily.
Hotel Fort Canning is at 11 Canning Walk, Singapore 178881, tel: 6559 6796.
Photo: Royal Plaza on Scotts
16. Fruity Yusheng with White Balsamic Peach Dressing, at The Carvery
Health enthusiasts will love this offering from The Carvery. Its Golden Eight Treasures Yusheng ($38.80, serves four to six persons) with cured Norwegian trout comes with a pleasant selection of fresh fruits such as crunchy pomegranate, tangy green papaya and mango.
House-made white balsamic peach dressing and crispy fish skin crackers complete this light and appetizing dish. Diners may also opt for additional baby abalone for $20.
Available for dine-in and pre-order takeaways. Pre-order from Jan 10 to Feb 15 for collection between Jan 15 and Feb 19. Orders to be made three days before the intended collection date.
The Carvery is at Level 7, Park Hotel Alexandra, 323 Alexandra Road, Singapore 159972, tel: 6828 8833.
Photo: Crystal Jade
17. Pick-your-own-ingredients Yu Sheng at Forest 森
At contemporary Chinese fine-dining restaurant Forest 森, local celebrity chef Sam Leong’s Signature Salmon Yusheng (from $88, serves two to four persons), with deliciously crispy white bait as well as homemade citrus yuzu honey lime dressing for that bright fruity zest, is back by popular demand.
The best part? Diners can enjoy picking their own ingredients from a tiered counter to create their preferred flavour mix and proportion, so you get a one-of-a-kind concoction that you’d enjoy! Available for both dine-in and takeaway, from Jan 21 to Feb 19.
Forest 森 is at #01-521 & 522, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Equarius Hotel, Singapore 098133, tel: 6577 7788.
Photo: Jiang Nan Chun