min jiang serves up platters
Lunar New Year restaurant round-up
Min Jiang’s Longevity Noodles with Baby Abalones and Roasted Iberico Pork Loin | credit: Min Jiang

Both outlets of Min Jiang, at Goodwood Park Hotel and at Dempsey, truly believe having a satisfied stomach is a bliss. And they seek to achieve that by whipping up huge, huge platters for its guests.

At Goodwood Park Hotel, there’s the Pot of Gold ($243.95), which covers thick slices of pork belly and six Australian abalones with creamy pumpkin sauce. The Longevity Noodles ($201.15) sees an Al dente pasta mixed with braised baby abalones and Ibérico pork loins roasted and caramelised with barbecue sauce.

Meanwhile at Dempsey, Min Jiang serves the Braised Pork Belly with Tientsin Cabbage Roll and Sea Treasures ($318.85) — a claypot packed with proteins (pork bellies and minced pork collar) and seafood (prawns and dried scallops) wrapped in Tientsin cabbage leaves. These are paired with ten-head Australian abalones, sea cucumbers and dried oysters. If you, however, have a bigger appetite, the Fortune Delight ($211.85), glutinous rice matched with finely shredded deep-fried duck meat fits the bill.

Min Jiang (Goodwood Park Hotel) is at 22 Scotts Road, tel. +65 6730 1704; Min Jiang (Dempsey) is at 7A and 7B Dempsey Road, tel. +65 6774 0122. All Lunar New Year specials are available from 7 January to 8 February. All platters serve up to eight diners.

A buffet of selection at Blue Jasmine
Lunar New Year restaurant round-up
Blue Jasmine’s Spice Braised Duck | credit: Blue Jasmine

Blue Jasmine blends Chinese and Thai cuisines for a unique Lunar New Year dining experience. Its festive menu starts with the Thai Chin Yu Sheng featuring salmon gravlax and Thailand’s green mangoes on top of the usual shredded root vegetables. But do consider its other creative and indulgent salad options. There is the Prawn & Melon Salad, the Poached Chicken Salad with Sze Chuan sauce and the Smashed Cucumber Salad with Seafood.

Moving on from the cold dishes, there are appetisers such as the Crispy Prawn Wanton and the Fish Maw Soup. When you’re ready for the mains, you’ll find Steamed Grouper and Spice Braised Duck available to choose from. Its Claypot Rice as well as Braised Ee-Fu Noodles are other carbohydrate heavy selections on the menu.

To end the evening, Mango and Durian Sticky Rice are some desserts readied for the restaurant’s guests. Others include Almond Bean Curd with Mixed Fruits, Deep-fried Nian Gao, and Sweet Glutinous Rice Ball Soup. Its Tropical Fruit Platter, on the other hand, is their more refreshing choice of dessert.

Blue Jasmine is at 10 Farrer Park Station Road, Level 5, tel. +65 6824 8851. For Chinese New Year Eve reunion buffet: 24 January 2020 only. Buffet prices: $58++ per adult, $29++ per child (6 – 12 years old). Children aged 5 years old or younger dine with the compliments of Blue Jasmine.

Toss to Lunar New Year with como Cuisine and tablescape
Lunar New Year restaurant round-up
Tablescape’s Foie Gras Yu Sheng | credit: Tablescape

What’s Lunar New Year without a Yu Sheng toss for good wishes? At COMO Cuisine, the Prosperity Toss Salad Yu Sheng is plated with vegetables, like white and red cabbage, and fruits like dragonfruit and pomelo. COMO’s Yu Sheng also comes with raw Tasmanian Petuna ocean trout slices instead of salmon.

Those who prefer something more unconventional can try Tablescape‘s Foie Gras Yu Sheng Platter. The restaurant mixes Yu Sheng with foie gras terrines on top of vegetables, nuts and sauces. If that’s not enough, guests can spice up their evening and request to add mala sauce into their Yu Sheng.

COMO Cuisine is at Block 18A Dempsey Road, tel. +65 1800 304 6688. The Prosperity Toss Salad is available on 26 and 27 January 2020 for dine-in during lunch and dinner, no pre-order required. The small platter is priced at $24++ (for two persons) and the large platter is priced at $48++ (sharing for four persons); Tablescape is at 10 Coleman St, Level 3, tel. +65 6432 5566. The small platter is priced at $88 (for four to six) and the large platter is priced at $128 (for seven to 10).

Yàn ensures there’s food for all
Lunar New Year restaurant round-up
Yàn’s Wok-fried Local Lobster with Spring Onion, Ginger and Ee Fu Noodles | credit: Yàn

Yàn understands how difficult it is to plan a reunion dinner around the preferences of every family member. Hence, it has six menus that range from $98++ to $198++. Selected items on the set menus are also available for à-la-carte orders, should diners wish to tailor their own selection.

We recommend starting the evening with the Double-boiled Peru Maca Soup, a herbal soup prepared with Peruvian plant Maca which has medicinal effects, sea whelk, whole chicken and pork ribs. For mains, consider the Sautéed Prawns with Vegetables (greens accompanied with deep-fried mangoes and scallop rolls) or the Steamed Grouper and pair it with Yàn’s Wok-fried Lobster with Ee Fu Noodles. To end the reunion dinner on a sweet note, try the Hot Purple Sweet Potato Cream with Bird’s Nest.

Yàn is at 1 St Andrew’s Road, #05-02 National Gallery Singapore, tel. +65 6384 5585. Festive set menus are available from 1 January 2020 – 8 February 2020; Lunar New Year à-la-carte menu is available from 25 January – 8 February.

written by.

Lester Tan

Lester is into films, food and basically anything culture related under the sun.

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