Getting ready for Chinese New Year 2022? Well, nothing will get the ball rolling than a serving of yusheng and we have a few suggestions to on where you can find some of the best in Singapore. 

The Singaporean/Malaysian tradition is often symbolised with abundance, prosperity and good fortune and we could all use with some of that these days, if we’re to be completely honest.

While the regular off-the-shelf option works for many in a pinch, we think it best to #treatyourself to some better options this year. After all, it’s an annual affair celebrating reunion and the well-being of our loved ones, so why not go all out? We’ve put together a list of some of the most interesting yusheng dishes in Singapore that will make Chinese New Year 2022 an unforgettable one.

Try these best and most unconventional yusheng dishes in Singapore this CNY 2022:

This story first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Singapore

(Main and featured image credit: Madame Fan)

01
Abalone & Salmon with Gold Foil Lo Hei in ‘Shun De’ Style from Yan
1 Saint Andrew's Road #05-02 National Gallery, Singapore 178957
+65 6384 5585
Abalone & Salmon with Gold Foil Lo Hei in ‘Shun De’ Style from Yan

Instead of a mountain of vegetables, the Abalone & Salmon with Gold Foil Lo Hei in ‘Shun De’ Style from Yan features a mound of of freshly fried, crispy vermicelli that’s laced with shredded purple and yellow sweet potatoes, pickled ginger and gold flakes for good measure. Sliced cucumbers, sesame seeds and bell peppers form a colourful moat at the bottom, and the entire sculpture is crowned with fresh slices of salmon and braised abalone for a year of abundance.

The Abalone & Salmon with Gold Foil Lo Hei in ‘Shun De’ Style from Yan is only available for dine-in.

02
Blossom Shunde-style Yu Sheng from Madame Fan
32 Beach Rd, The NCO Club, Singapore 189764
+65 6818 1921
Blossom Shunde-style Yu Sheng from Madame Fan

The highlight of every yusheng are the sashimi slices, but more often than not, most servings come with a modest amount that leaves everyone at the table hunting them down in after the chaotic mix. If you’re not one to search, then you’ll need the Blossom Shunde-style Yu Sheng from Madame Fan this year. From thick slices of premium Halibut Sashimi to a lower ratio of salad to raw fish serving, this is one indulgent plate you won’t forget.

The Blossom Shunde-style Yu Sheng from Madame Fan is only available for dine-in.

03
Purple Cauliflower and Lily Bulbs from Summer Palace
1 Cuscaden Road Level 3 Regent Singapore, 249715
+65 6725 3288
Purple Cauliflower and Lily Bulbs from Summer Palace

We haven’t forgotten about our vegetarian friends, and we’re certainly not settling for a basic opt out of the sashimi. For a garden-esque treat for everyone at the table, we’re going for the Purple Cauliflower and Lily Bulbs from Summer Palace. Think fresh vegetables peppered with crunchy purple cauliflower and lily bulbs that make for a refreshing alternative this year.

The Purple Cauliflower and Lily Bulbs from Summer Palace is only available for dine-in.

04
Italian “Yu Sheng” from Basilico
1 Cuscaden Rd, Level 2 Regent Singapore, Cuscaden Rd, Singapore 249715
+65 6725 3232
Italian “Yu Sheng” from Basilico

After a stellar debut last year, Basilico is bringing back the Italian “Yu Sheng”, a luxurious assemblage of ingredients that include Angel Hair Pasta, Apple Wood Smoked Salmon, Amalfi Lemon-poached Baby Scallops, Norcia Black Truffles, Avruga Caviar and Pickled Porcini Mushrooms.

The Italian “Yu Sheng” from Basilico is only available for dine-in.

05
Lucky Lunar ‘Lo Hei’ from Chopsuey Cafe
10 Dempsey Road, #01-23, Singapore 247700
Lucky Lunar ‘Lo Hei’ from Chopsuey Cafe

Part of Chopsuey Cafe’s five-course Lunar New Year Set, the Lucky Lunar ‘Lo Hei’is an even healthier take on your regular yusheng. The variation here comes with a host of wholesome ingredients that are good for your gut: Think trout, kale, celeriac, sprouts, red radish, blueberries and wild rice.

The Lucky Lunar ‘Lo Hei’ from Chopsuey Cafe is only available for dine-in.

06
Roaring Prosperity Yu Sheng from Carousel
25 Scotts Road, Royal Plaza on Scotts, Singapore 228220
+65 6219 3780
Roaring Prosperity Yu Sheng from Carousel

In a nod to the Year of the Tiger, buffet restaurant Carousel has whipped up a yusheng set bedecked with caramelised tiger nuts — a superfood that aids digestion and heart health — along with fresh Hokkaido scallops, ikura roe, seaweed and pickled pumpkin. Crispy enoki mushrooms, coffee-glazed shimeiji tempura and chilli cuttlefish popcorn are also thrown into the mix for added crunch. These are accompanied by a nutritious combination of fruits and vegetables such as fresh mango, strawberries and shredded carrots, and drizzled with a zesty pineapple-mango dressing.

The Roaring Prosperity Yu Sheng from Carousel is only available for takeaway.

07
Lobster and Swordfish Yu Sheng from Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant
320 Orchard Rd, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, Singapore 238865
+65 6831 4605
Lobster and Swordfish Yu Sheng from Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant

Make this Lunar New Year an ultra-indulgent one with Wan Hao’s lavish platter, which boasts luxurious ingredients of lobster, swordfish, Hokkaido scallop, sea urchin, caviar and salmon roe alongside the usual yusheng suspects of shredded carrot, white radish and pickled ginger. It comes with crispy fish skin and an option of either a traditional plum sauce or the restaurant’s new kumquat pineapple dressing.

The Lobster and Swordfish Yu Sheng from Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant is available for both dine-in and takeaway.

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