[CNY 2019] Eight colourful and auspicious Yu Sheng platters to try this Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year 2019 is but one week away! Have you completed all your CNY shopping and other CNY errands? One Chinese New Year tradition that must not be missed is the tossing of yusheng with family, friends and colleagues, aka lohei! The Chinese believe this is a very auspicious way to welcome the new year. Even if you are not a believer, it cannot be denied that this is a very fun activity to participate in, be you young or old. The aim is to toss it high while still keeping it within the platter! Check out my video at the end of this post to see how toddler Edward reacted to his first lohei! Priceless!

Anyway, here are 8 places where you can get yusheng in Singapore. Bonus one at the back too! Huat Ah!!!

1. Pan Pacific Hotel – Hai Tien Lo

Hai Tien Lo - Wealth Fortune Yu Sheng

Hai Tien Lo – Wealth Fortune Yu Sheng

Hai Tien Lo presents a total of 6 Yu Sheng Platters such as the Blossoming Treasures Yu Sheng with Sliced Abalone, Crispy Barbecued Suckling Pig, Deep-fried Crab Meat Sticks and Black truffle ($138 for 4-6pax / $198 for 7-10 pax) but this Piglet-inspired Yu Sheng is only available if you order the Heavenly Prosperity Set Menu that goes for a whopping $688.80 per PERSON.

Pan Pacific Singapore – Hai Tien Lo

Address : 7 Raffles Boulevard S(039595)
Tel : 6826 8240
Email : dining.ppsin@panpacific.com
Website : www.panpacific.com/singapore
Restaurant Reviews : http://365days2play.com/tag/pan-pacific-singapore/

2 . Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza – Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant

Wan Hao - Lobster, Sea Urchin, Hokkaido Scallop, Salmon, Tuna _ Caviar Yu Sheng

Wan Hao – Lobster, Sea Urchin, Hokkaido Scallop, Salmon, Tuna _ Caviar Yu Sheng

It seems like six is the sweet spot in this year of the Pig as Wan Hao offers up six types of Yu Sheng for customers to choose. The most lavish one pictured above is the Lobster, Sea Urchin, Hokkaido Scallop, Salmon, Tuna & Caviar Yu Sheng going at $268++ for a large one. If decadent is not for you, how about a vegetarian Yu Sheng with assorted fried mushrooms, at $68++ for a small or $128++ for a large?

Marriott Tang Plaza – Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant

Address : 320 Orchard Road, Singapore 238865
Tel : 6831 4605  
Email : mhrs.sindt.fb.reservations@marriotthotels.com 
Website : http://Marriott.com/sindt
Restaurant Reviews : http://365days2play.com/tag/marriott-hotel/

3. Shangri-La Hotel – Shang Palace

Shang Palace - YuSheng, Pen Cai & Buddha jumps over the wall

Shang Palace – YuSheng, Pen Cai & Buddha jumps over the wall

Shangri-La’s Fortune Yu Sheng comes with either lobster ($168/$298), Norwegian smoked salmon fish ($88/$148) or vegetarian fish ($68/108). Aside from the vegetarian banquet set, the lobster and smoked salmon fish yu sheng will be what is served for the set menus. No headache as to which of many yu shengs to choose from.

Shangri-La Hotel – Shang Palace

Address : Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258350
Tel :    6213 4398
Email : dinng.sls@shangri-la.com
Website : http://www.shangri-la.com/singapore/shangrila/dining/
Restaurant Reviews : http://365days2play.com/tag/shangri-la/
   

4. Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa

Rasa Sentosa - Salmon Yu Sheng

Rasa Sentosa – Salmon Yu Sheng

Salmon Yu Sheng and CNY delights such as roasted suckling pig, braised vegetables with dried oysters and black moss, mini claypot steamboat and fried nian gao will be available on the buffet menu at Silver Shell Cafe.

Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa

Address : 101 Siloso Road, Sentosa, Singapore 098970
Tel :     63711966
Email : fbreservation.sen@shangri-la.com 
Website : http://www.shangri-la.com/singapore/rasasentosaresort/dining/

5. Swissotel Merchant Court

Swissotel Merchant Court Kurobuta Pork Yu Sheng

Swissotel Merchant Court Kurobuta Pork Yu Sheng

Choose from either the Smoked Kurobuta Pork Yu Sheng ($88/10pax) or Smoked Salmon Yu Sheng ($68/10 pax) that Swissotel Merchant Court will be offering this year for takeaway. Enjoy 20% discount for orders made before 31 January 2019 for takeaway orders. Or if you really want to get creative, why not try their DIY Yu Sheng at the Ellenborough Market Cafe Prosperity Buffet? For once, you can have more salmon than salad if you are quick enough to raid the sashimi station. (You did not hear this from me!)

Swissotel Merchant Court

Tel :      6239 1847/1848
Email : dining.merchantcourt@swissotel.com 
Website : http://www.swissotel.com/hotels/singapore-merchant-court/dining/ 
Restaurant Reviews : http://365days2play.com/tag/swissotel-merchant-court/

6. Yan Cantonese Cuisine

Yan - Kaleidoscope of Prosperity Shun-De Style

Yan – Kaleidoscope of Prosperity Shun-De Style

If you’ve never liked yu sheng because you don’t like the taste of raw salad, this might just change your mind. Thanks to the mountainous amount of crispy fried vermicelli, Yan’s yu sheng tastes more savoury than others. Even the yusheng sauce is of a more savoury kind. And if really in doubt, fish for the bak kwa pieces that are added. The yusheng will be available one of the courses in 6 set menus offered for CNY (ranging from $128++ to $278++ per person).

Yan Cantonese Cuisine

Address : 1 Saint Andrew’s Road, #05-02 National Gallery Singapore, 178957
Tel :     (65) 6384 5585
Email : reserve@Yan.com.sg
Website : www.Yan.com.sg
Restaurant Reviews : http://365days2play.com/tag/yan/
 

7. Poke Doke

Poke Doke Yu Sheng

Hotel restaurants are not the only options when it comes to yusheng. Who’s to say poke outlets shouldn’t jump on the bandwagon? And for good reason too since they specialise in raw fish and salad? Well if there’s one thing, you are guaranteed a lot of raw fish if you order from Poke Doke. Check out the amount of fish cubes in that yusheng! Three sizes available, ranging from $38.80 – $88.80. You can order online too.

Poke Doke

Address : Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Boulevard #01-95 Singapore 039596
Tel :     +65 91819140
Email : contact@pokedoke.sg
Website : http://pokedoke.sg/product/yu-sheng/ 


8. Din Tai Fung

Din Tai Fung Prosperity Smoked Salmon Yu Sheng

Din Tai Fung Prosperity Smoked Salmon Yu Sheng

Din Tai Fung is another fuss-free place to have yu sheng. There are many outlets all over Singapore and you don’t need to gather a huge number of people. Their standard salmon yu sheng at $32.80 is good for 2-3pax (or deluxe at $48.80 for 4-6 pax) , so you need only drag a partner or friend along to start tossing. You can even jazz up the yu sheng with “top-ups”, such as fried salmon skin ($4.80), pine nuts ($2.80), smoked unagi ($9.80) etc. UOB cardmembers get 10% off for any purchase of the yusheng. Din Tai Fung does not take in reservations from 19 Jan – 19 Feb 2019 (both dates inclusive), so when you feel like having your yu sheng fix, just hop to the nearest outlet!

Address : Multiple locations  
Website : www.dintaifung.com.sg

9. PUTIEN

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My first time doing lohei at home! @Edward365’s first time too! I must say it was a very enjoyable experience. Every year we simply dispense with this tradition since it’s additional costs, but after this round I really feel like doing it again! . Scroll to the videos and have your sound up if you wanna see an ang moh preparing the yusheng, and a person with damn jialat Chinese having to say all the auspicious words. And Edward at the end saying don’t cover the yusheng! . Thank you @putien_sg for this takeaway yusheng! It was much enjoyed and we all had seconds. I had 3rds. . Enter my giveaway if you want to win a small yusheng for yourself! Scroll to previous picture a few days ago.

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Okay here’s a bonus number 9 option for you at PUTIEN! Go see my Instagram and do not miss out the video, especially of Edward telling us not to cover the yusheng! Baby, that’s the purpose of doing a lohei! To mess it up as much as possible!

Address : Multiple locations
Website : http://www.putien.com/event/chinese-new-year-set-menu/
Restaurant Reviews : http://365days2play.com/2018/09/29/putien-not-just-noodle-dishes/


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