Friday, January 19, 2018

Indulgent Lunar New Year Treats and Abundant Feasting Specials At Min Jiang, Goodwood Park Hotel

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Lunar New Year is just around the corner and this is the time for reunions and feasting. Min Jiang at Goodwood Park Hotel and Min Jiang One-North, have created an exquisite of takeaways delights and decadent savoury abundant feasting specials to usher in the year of the dog.

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Prosperity Salmon and Abalone Yu Sheng 4.2/5

The Prosperity Salmon and Abalone Yu Sheng ($168++ Large) features a beautiful Chinese painting illustrated by Chef Chan Hwan Kee himself. A medley of crisp vegetables such as wild arugula, yellow frsee, red sorrel, red mustard greens, carrot, baby radish and white radish, pomelo, sesame seeds, pine nuts and crispy strips of fried sweet potato and yam, together with raw salmon slices and abalones crowned with red tobiko completes the yu sheng. This is all hold together by the piquant homemade dressing, consisting of a mix of lime juice, lemongrass and plum sauce. This is only available for dine-in at Min Jiang, Goodwood Park Hotel.

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Fruits of Fortune Yu Sheng 3.5/5

At Min Jiang One-North, taking centrestage is the Fruits of Fortune Yu Sheng ($68++ Small/ $138++ Large), a flower with petals that are made of julienned fruits. There is even cute nuggets of ingot-shaped osmanthus jelly studded with blueberries. The yu sheng is paired with Japanese sesame and plum sauce to go with the accompanying greens and fruits, tossing to a "fruitful" year ahead.

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Braised Pig's Trotter with Sea Treasures in Claypot 4.5/5

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A luxurious dish on the menu is the Braised Pig's Trotter with Sea Treasures in Claypot ($298++). The pig trotter is braised for 4 hours. It is further baked for another 45 minutes with Australian 6-head abalones, dried scallops, black mushrooms and black moss. This is also available for takeaway at Min Jiang Goodwood Park Hotel at $318.85 nett, good for 6 persons.

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Braised Pork Spare Ribs and Pork Belly with Sea Treasures 4.2/5

Over at Min Jiang One-North, there is the Braised Pork Spare Ribs and Pork Belly with Sea Treasures ($288++) which comes with two different cuts of the pork - spare ribs and pork belly. The pork belly is painstaking slow cooked and steamed for a good 7 hours in total to achieve the desired tenderness. In the pot, you can also discover gourmet delicacy such as 10-head abalones, sea cucumber, dried oysters, dried scallops, flower mushrooms, black moss and Tianjin cabbage. The dish is also available for takeaway at Min Jiang One-North at $308.15 nett for 6 persons.

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Tree of Blossoming Treasure

The Tree of Blossoming Treasure ($98 nett, 1kg) is inspired by the beauty of the bonsai tree. Sighting the base is an oversized ingot, made with vanilla pound cake. A curvy branch grown out of the base that cradle mini ingots, made of fondant icing and chocolate respectively.

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Pineapple Ingot Tarts

For the first time, the hotel introduces the Pineapple Ingot Tarts ($38/box) that are bite-sized delights filled with Chef's proprietary pineapple jam. Each box comes with 10 of these buttery gems with sweet and tangy pineapple jam.

The Lunar New Year Treats and Abundant Feasting Specials will be available for takeaway from the hotel's The Deli, Min Jiang Goodwood Park Hotel and Min Jiang One-North from 29 January to 2 March 2018. Do note that advance order of 5 days is required for takeaways and the last order is on 26 February 2018, 12pm.

The Deli
Tel: (65) 67301786
Email: deli@goodwoodparkhotel.com

Min Jiang Goodwood Park Hotel
Tel: (65) 67301704
Email: min_jiang@goodwoodparkhotel.com

Min Jiang One-North
Tel: (65) 673740122
Email: mj1n@goodwoodparkhotel.com

Online Orders
Website: https://festivepromotions.goodwoodparkhotel.com


Thursday, January 18, 2018

Reunions Of Joy And Prosperity At Wan Hao, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel

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Ring in the Lunar New Year with grand celebrations overflowing with happiness, abundance and prosperity at Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel. Award-winning Executive Chef Brian Wong has crafted set menus for the occasions, starting from $108.80++ per person (4 to 8 persons) to $2088++ per 10 persons

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A must have at every reunion dinner is the Yu Sheng. Wan Hao has come up with six different renditions of Yu Sheng, catering to all taste buds. Worth noting is the substitution of the usual sweet plum sauce with homemade Kumquat sauce, which is not too sweet, refreshing with a zesty twist. We had the Peak of Prosperity Yu Sheng ($268++ Large) featuring lobster, scallop, tuna, salmon and caviar yu sheng with kumquat sauce.

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Braised Bird's Nest 4.5/5

Lining the stomach before the great feast, is the Braised Bird's Nest with Assorted Dried Seafood Broth and Golden Superior Stock. I could taste the richness of the seafood broth, after long hours of boiling and extracting the essence. This is further sweeten with the addition of pumpkin and hence the orangey appearance.

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Deep Fried Lobster 3.5/5

Next is the Deep Fried Lobster with Yuzu Mayonnaise and Broccoli. Coated in a light batter, I could still taste the sweetness of the bouncy lobster within. This is complemented by the yuzu mayonnaise sauce. I thought if the lobster is poached, it may go even better with the sauce.

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Braised U.S. Short Ribs 4.2/5

The Braised U.S. Short Ribs literally melted in the mouth and it is paired excellently with the Japanese light soya sauce. A well balance dish, allowing the short ribs to shine.

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Deep Fried Cod Fish with Celery Sauce 4.5/5

My eyes brightened up when the accompanying celery sauce of the Deep Fried Cod Fish touched my taste buds. It is a bit sweet and tangy, resembling a bit like Mei Cai. It goes very appetising and it goes very well with the buttery and fatty cod fish.

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Crispy Pork Trotter with Wolfberry Sauce 3/5

Another deep fried dish on the menu is the Crispy Pork Trotter with Wolfberry Sauce. Unfortunately this dish falls short from the other dishes we had. Where the appearance is appealing, the taste did not live up to the expectation. Even the wolfberry sauce did not manage to lift the dish.

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Wan Hao's Imperial Pot of Prosperity Pen Cai 4.5/5

The Wan Hao's Imperial Pot of Prosperity Pen Cai ($1088 Large / $688 Small) features an amalgamation of 14 deluxe ingredients from the land and sea, such as crispy oyster, braised Irish duck, abalone, fish maw and pig trotter. The pot of gourmet delicacy is braised for hours in a rich and flavourful stock boasting Chinese ham, old chicken, scallop and more.

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Chilled Lemongrass Jelly with Lemon Sorbet 4/5

Wrapping up our dinner is the Chilled Lemongrass Jelly with Lemon Sorbet. A light and refreshing dessert that is well received after all the feasting.

That’s not all, new to the celebrations this year is the Golden Nian Gao Tart with Cempedak ($32 for 8 pc) boasting a rich cempedak paste snuggled in-between sweet nian gao and a golden tart shell. Back by popular demand is the addictive Golden Nian Gao Tart with Yam ($28 for 8 pc) that features layers of sweet yam filling and chewy nian gao encased in a golden, buttery tart shell. More spring temptations await, such as Glutinous Red Rice with Chinese Sausage, Dried Shrimp & Mushroom ($78 for 6 pc); Wan Hao’s Signature Ginseng Roast Duck ($96); Koi Fish Shape Osmanthus Water Chestnut Cake ($52); Koi Fish Shape Fresh Mango Pudding ($58), and more.

For pre-order of Lunar New Year Takeaway Goodies, please call 6831 4605 or email mhrs.sindt.fb.reservations@marriotthotels.com

Note: This is an invited tasting.


Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant (萬豪軒) 
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
Level 3
320 Orchard Road
Singapore 238865
Tel: +65 68314605
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Nearest MRT: Orchard (NS Line)

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 12pm - 3pm, 630pm - 1030pm
Sat-Sun & PH: 1130am - 3pm, 630pm - 1030pm

Direction:
Alight at Orchard MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]

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