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[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

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BreadTalk IHQ

Did you know that BreadTalk has a spanking new Headquarters at Paya Lebar iPark along Tai Seng Street? It’s just directly opposite the Tai Seng MRT station and next to the Sakae Sushi building.

I missed out on the opening celebrations for the $64m building but I managed to visit it a few weeks later when I attended the Nanyang Kopi Appreciation Workshop held at Toastbox. If you’re a fan of any of the BreadTalk concepts, you should really visit the BreadTalk IHQ. The 5 concepts are all sited under one roof! BreadTalk, Toast Box, Din Tai Fung, Ramen Play and Food Republic! I rather like the IHQ because it’s not as jammed packed as what you’d experience visiting any Orchard Road mall, or suburban mall for that matter. There was free parking for the 1st hour too during the opening month, but I think that’s over already. Scroll down to see more pictures of the various eateries.

BreadTalk HQ (15)

~~ BreadTalk ~~

BreadTalk HQ (13)

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Baits Restaurant (Din Tai Fung)

After reaching the end of the Sentosa Boardwalk, we paid $1 each and entered Sentosa. I was dying for something to eat, but Resorts World was so huge. For a while I couldn’t even find the escalators to go to the top floor, which got me even more hot and bothered. Stopped at the 1st restaurant we saw, even though I wanted something more cafe like.

Turns out that Baits Restaurant is actually Din Tai Fung, albeit a Din Tai Fung with a somewhat expanded repertoire of dishes. The usual suspects, aka Xiao Long Bao were of course available. We took the opportunity to try things we normally wouldn’t get at the usual Din Tai Fung outlets.

Baits Restaurant - Singapore Noodles

There was this dish called Singapore noodles. Now, everyone in Singapore knows that there’s no such thing as Singapore noodles! That’s something conjured up by restaurants in foreign lands! So I was quite shocked to see this dish on the menu, and we just had to order it. I have no idea if what we had was “authentic” or not. What is the meaning of authentic anyway? It was nonetheless a very delicious plate of fried bee hoon with shredded egg, shrimps and pork.

Baits Restaurant - Xiao Bai Cai

Xiao Bai Cai stir fried with garlic. Loads and loads of garlic to chase the sniffles away!

Baits Restaurant - Xiao Long Bao

Xiao Long Bao – The usual suspects

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Some springroll thingy with ham. Tasted very good!

Baits Restaurant - Honeydew Juice and Apple Juice

Fresh Honeydew juice and fresh apple juice

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Claypots galore

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Baits Restaurant - Dying Fish

I wonder if they served the dying fish to some unsuspecting diner?

On the whole, we were pretty satisfied with the quality of food. It’s the Din Tai Fung standard. Service could have been improved. We managed to get one of the last few empty tables during lunch. Those poor people after us had to line up to wait. The staff proceeded to shoo them outside to wait in the heat instead as they were clogging up the front entrance.

Also the restaurant seemed short handed. It took a while to get the attention of any staff as they were flying all over the place trying to deliver the freshly cooked dishes. It looks like the restaurant is so big the staff have to walk a long way! They got all our orders right, which was good. I asked for extra chillies and I was so afraid that they would forget my order, but surprisingly, the chillies were duly delivered!

Baits Restaurant

Resorts World Sentosa

26 Sentosa Gateway, #01-217/222

Tel: 6686 3565

Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm daily

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