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[Chinese New Year 2015] Antoinette’s Ang Moh Yu Sheng!

Chinese New Year 2015 reviews

I guarantee you, this will be the most intriguing Yu Sheng that you will see this year. No there ain’t heaps of lobsters, crabs, abalones, uni or other manner of seafood. In fact, this Yusheng has no raw fish in it! If this isn’t the most creative Yu Sheng for 2015, I don’t know what is! But to keep you in suspense, here’s a picture of some of Antoinette’s Chinese New Year goodies. You’ll have to go below the fold to see the picture of the Yu Sheng I’m talking about. Smile

Antoinette Chinese New Year Goodies

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[Chinese New Year 2015] Quayside Seafood Restaurant

Chinese New Year 2015 reviews

If you’re looking to celebrate Chinese New Year with a bit of a difference in terms of view and cuisine, you might just want to consider Quayside Seafood. Truth be told, I don’t think I’ve ever dined al-fresco style at Clarke Quay by the river before. I’ve wanted to many many times, but the restaurants were either full and I had to sit indoors, or I somehow ended up at a restaurant facing the inner fountain courtyard. So it was really pleasant to finally be able to experience dining al-fresco by the river, with a Chinese menu to boot! It was surprisingly cool and not humid at all.

Quayside Seafood  (2)

Quayside Seafood  (1)

There are tables for 10, and there are also booth seats for smaller parties. This is about as picturesque as it gets in Singapore!

Quayside Seafood Salted Egg Yam

Quayside Seafood Salted Egg Yam

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[Chinese New Year 2015]–SUCRE Truffle Pineapple Tarts

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Chinese New Year 2015 reviews

For Lunar New Year 2015, SUCRE has created 4 new Pineapple Truffles which are all made in Singapore: Seaweed, Cheese Lite, Blueberry and Raspberry. If you’re looking for pineapple tarts that are still pretty traditional in looks but with a slight difference, you might just want to consider SUCRE. From February 4 to 17, SUCRE’s ‘8 Happiness’ handmade Pineapple Truffles and Artisanal Cookies will be on sale at the Lunar New Year Festival Fair at JEM Shopping Mall, Level 1 Atrium as well as online at www.ruedusucre.com

Closeup Blueberry

Blueberry Truffles

The Cheese Lite Pineapple Truffle is made from the finest Australian Cheddar cheese, resulting in a butter pastry that is light and melts in your mouth. The Seaweed Pineapple Truffle is the first of its kind to be created in Singapore. The distinctive Seaweed Pineapple Truffle incorporates the finest Japanese seaweed into its aromatic butter pastry, resulting in a subtly savoury truffle that goes perfectly well with a cup of piping hot Pu-er tea. The other 2 flavours are Blueberry and Raspberry: these pineapple truffles contain pineapple fillings blended with 100% pure blueberry and raspberry puree (no artificial flavourings/colourings) respectively. All Pineapple Truffles come in 2 sizes: Gourmet (16g truffle) and Premium Large (25g truffle). Prices for Pineapple Truffles range from $17.80 for each cylinder in the Gourmet Tall Collection (18 pieces x 16g truffle) to $24.80 per box (18 pieces x 25g truffle) from the Premium Large Collection.

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[Chinese New Year 2015]–TAO Seafood Asia

Opened less than a year ago in 2014, TAO Seafood Asia may be the new kid on the block relatively speaking, but its roots go much further back. 67 yr old head chef Lee Tong Kuon is the former executive chef and co-owner of the Thai Village Holdings Ltd which he opened back in 1991 with his brother. Chef Lee now helms TAO Seafood Asia as head chef in the restaurant created and managed by his son Adrian Lee.

TAO Seafood Asia enjoys an envious location at Asia Square, when it comes to corporate lunches and dinners, as it’s right smack in the heart of the CBD. CitiBank, DBS Bank and even the Singapore Exchange are but a stone’s throw away. Easier to convince your boss to hold the department CNY lunch here if the boss only needs to walk for 5 minutes.

To pay tribute to his teacher and mentor, chef Preecha Jangsombatsiri (Ping), and his culinary roots, chef Lee Tong Kuon and his team have set the stage to bring Yaowarat (name of Bangkok’s Chinatown) to its army of Thai-Teochew loyalists in Singapore with five of Yaowarat’s lunar new year classics with a TAO spin.

Tao Seafood Asia - Supreme Prosperity Yu Sheng (4)

TAO Supreme Prosperity Yu Sheng $128++

As with many of the Chinese New Year dishes at TAO Seafood Asia, there is an element of Thai even in the Yu Sheng, with the use of ingredients such as Thai basil leaves, crispy deep-fried fish skin as well as the use of mango slices. In fact, this Yu Sheng boasts a hefty 18 different ingredients and is probably the only one where fruits play a significant role.

Tao Seafood Asia - Lohei time! (2)

Lo hei, the perfect way to break the ice even in the most sombre of meals. The inner child in us emerges as we try to toss the yu sheng higher than the person next to us.

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[Chinese New Year 2015] Sheraton Towers Li Bai Restaurant

Chinese New Year 2015 reviews

Li Bai Restaurant has always been ranked as one the highly recommended Chinese restaurants in Singapore be it for corporate dining or celebratory occasions. This year, they have tried to impress again with their array of exquisite dishes for Chinese New Year. Aside from familiar favourites such as Buddha Jumps over the Wall with 2-head abalone, or Salmon Lo Hei platter, there’s the new stewed “Eight Treasures” duck with 5-head Abalone that is not to be missed.

I had the pleasure of partaking in a tasting menu, sampling several dishes from the Li Bai Chinese New Year set menus. As with all Chinese New Year meals, the Yu Sheng platter is much anticipated, and a great way to break the ice! In recent years big name restaurants have been trying to outdo each other with bigger, more outlandish and more exquisite yu sheng!

Sheraton CNY 2015 - Lobster Yu Sheng Lo Hei Platter (2)

This here was the salmon yu sheng lo hei platter topped with additional lobster. You can even opt to add crispy salmon fish skin or shredded abalone.

Sheraton CNY 2015 - Lobster Yu Sheng Lo Hei Platter (4)

A very appealing and eye-catching display, wouldn’t you agree?

Sheraton CNY 2015 - Lobster Yu Sheng Lo Hei Platter (5)

Lou ah!!!! Huat Ah!!! Who’s who of the food blogging world tossing the yusheng for all they are worth!

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