Sunday, January 15, 2017

SG Food on Foot's Monthly Grub Recommendation January 2017

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With the successful launch of the Monthly Grub Recommendation last month, the second series for January 2017 will be focused on ushering in the Year of The Rooster, recommending various dining options and takeaways. With the Lunar New Year just around the corner, this will serve as a useful guide for reunion dinner, company lunch/dunner and gift ideas for business associates.

Besides the Lunar New Year special edition, this month's recommendation will cover 2 new restaurants and 2 hawker stalls that have relocated.


Lunar New Year Special Edition


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Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant
Sheraton Towers Singapore
39 Scotts Road
Singapore 228230

Usher in the Year of Rooster with a fine selection of eight lavish dine-in menus at Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant at Sheraton Towers Singapore, specially curated for families and corporate lunch/dinner. The set menus can cater for various group sizes, be it intimate dinner for 2 or up to a group of 10 persons. The menus will showcase a variety of fine festive classics such as Steamed Live Red Garoupa with Yunnan Ham, Deep-fried Chicken stuffed with Prawn Paste and served with Mango and Ee-fu Noodles with Crabmeat and Crab Roe Soup.

For a grand celebration in the comfort of your home, revel in the exquisite festive delicacies from the kitchen of award-winning Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant. Find out more of Li Bai Auspicious Takeaway offerings here.

For reservations, please call (65) 6839 5623 or email libai@sheratonsingapore.com

Recommend Item: Alaskan Crab Loh Hei Platter, Double Boiled Bird's Nest Soup, Green Tea Nian Gao, Yam Cake with Pumpkin.


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Man Fu Yuan
InterContinental Singapore
Level 2
80 Middle Road
Singapore 188966

Usher in the Year of the Rooster with a luxurious selection of Lunar New Year delights and prosperity set menus at Man Fu Yuan from 2 January till 11 February 2017. From uniquely crafted Yusheng creations to indulgent pots of Chinese delicacies catered for both families and friends, expect a celebration that is primed for a most auspicious start to the New Year. Upholding the tradition of masterfully created dishes at Man Fu Yuan, Executive Chinese Chef Kwan Yiu Kan and his team have put together a bevy of specialty dishes steeped in auspiciousness. With a selection of 8 different set menus, diners can be assured of a suitable option, whether for an intimate lunch for two persons, or an extravagant gathering for up to 10 or more persons.

For reservations and enquiries, please contact Man Fu Yuan at 6825 1007, email sinhb-festive@ihg.com. or visit singapore.intercontinental.com/manfuyuan.

Recommend Item: Black Truffle Yu Sheng with Deep Sea Red Crab, Silver Bait Fish and Fresh Fruit , Man Fu Yuan Supreme Treasure Pot, Barbecued Whole Suckling Pig with Glutinous Rice

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Min Jiang
Goodwood Park Hotel
22 Scotts Road
Singapore 228221

There is even more reason to celebrate this significant season of joy and abundance with Goodwood Park Hotel's new selection of Lunar New Year Goodies, Yu Sheng platters, and savoury Prosperity specials.

Symbolising forutne, the pineapple is the focus of this year's takeaway goodies, namely the Auspicious Golden Pineapple and The Huat! Tart p bot beautifully crafted and ideal as gifts. Adding to the festivities are two new unique u Sheng platters - Prosperity Amberjack Lo Hei and Fruity Lo Hei with Rosemary Plum Sauce, as well as new and indulgent savoury delights - Braised Pork Belly with Sea Treasures in Claypot and Braised Whole Chicken with Sea Treasure in Claypot.

For reservations and takeway at,
Min Jiang Goodwood Park - call (65) 6740 1704 or email min_jiang@goodwoodparkhotel.com.
Min Jiang One-North - call (65) 6774 0122 or email mj1n@goodwoodparkhotel.com
The Deli - call (65) 6730 1786 or email deli@goodwoodparkhotel.com
Alternatively, guests may also visit http://festivepromotions,goodwoodparkhotel.com for online takeaway orders.

Recommend Item:  Prosperity Amberjack Lo Hei, Spicy Salted Egg Yolk Lotus Root Chips, Braised Pork Belly with Sea Treasures in Claypot, Durian Nian Gao.

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Peony Jade
Keppel Club
Level M
10 Bukit Chermin Road
Singapore 109918

Peony Jade at Keppel Club is ushering in the Lunar New Year with its 'Crow of The Crown' celebration. Tossed to a year of abundance with the Loh Hei - Flowing Prosperity Golden Rush (金雞献财宝, 撈到风生水起大). The Yu Sheng comes with an array of ingredients such as conch, poached blue-swimmer prawns, fresh blue swimmer crab meat and salmon sashimi dressed in Chef's homemade fresh apricot and peach jam sauce. Other Lunar New Year creations includes Australian Premium Whole Abalone Poon Choi, Baked Norwegian Salmon and Cod Fish Dace with Chestnuts and Black Truffles, Sautéed Boston Lobster Meat with Blue-Swimmer Crabmeat in Avocado Wrap, Pure Mao Shan Wang Durian Layered Nian Gao

Recommend Item: Flowing Prosperity Golden Rush Yu Sheng, Poon Choi, Pure Mao Shan Wang Durian Layered Nian Gao.

Bountiful Harvest Yusheng

Seasonal Tastes
The Westin Singapore
Level 32
12 Marina View,
Asia Square Tower 2
Singapore 018961

Throughout the Lunar New Year season, Seasonal Tastes at The Westin Singapore has lined up an abundant spread to feast on. The highlights include the ubiquitous Yu Sheng alongside a host of salmon treats – Traditional Smoked Salmon, Thai Smoked Salmon with Coriander Crust, and Beetroot Salmon Crust with Candied Walnuts – or savor the traditional Four Treasure Fortune Pot, Braised Pork Belly, and Drunken Fresh Prawns with XO Brandy, among others. You even get to have Mini Buddha Jump Over The Wall on Lunar New Year's Eve.

At the 'live' station, the chefs will carve and serve up succulent delights such as Oven-roasted Suckling Pig stuffed with Glutinous Rice and Chinese Sausage, Eight-treasure Chicken Wrapped in Lotus Leaf, and Oven-roasted Goose with Chinese Herbal Dang Gui, among other delightful roast meats. Seafood aficionados can also look forward to the freshest selection of lobsters, prawns, scallops, freshly-shucked oysters, along with a range of sashimi choices.

Instead of celebrating at Seasonal Tastes, you can also bring the celebrations home with traditional classics to leave family and friends crowing with delight. You can find out more about the takeaway offerings at http://www.thewestinsingapore.com/en/forms/lunarnewyear2017

For reservations, please call 65.6922.6968 or email seasonaltastes.singapore@westin.com.

Recommend Items: Bountiful Harvest Yu Sheng, Four Treasure Fortune Pot, Mini Buddha Jump Over The Wall

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Xin Cuisine
Holiday Inn Atrium
317 Outram Road
Singapore 169075

A must have at every reunion dinner is the Yu Sheng, tossing to a year of prosperity and abundance. At Xin Cuisine, it offers a healthier version using dragon fruit dressing. The Abalone and Salmon Yusheng with Dragon Fruit Dressing comes with shredded yam and purple potato on top of the usual ingredients.

One of my favourite item on every Chinese New Year menu is the Pen Cai or Treasure Pot. The Xin's Traditional Pen Cai has around 12 ingredients. There are abalone, roasted pork, roasted duck, mushroom, prawn, fish maw, oyster, cabbage, Chinese sausage, radish, fat choy, scallop etc. This is also available for takeaway for a luxurious reunion dinner with your family members.

Besides the Lunar New Year menu for reunion dinner, Xin Cuisine has also introduced a number of Chinese New Year items and goodies for takeaway. You can find out more here.

For enquiries and reservations, please call 6731 7173 or email xin.sinhi@ihg.com

Recommended Item: Abalone and Salmon Yusheng with Dragon Fruit Dressing, Xin Traditional Pen Cai, Wok Fried Glutinous Rice.


New Cafe / Eatery /Restaurant 


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Beauty in The Pot
The Centrepoint
176 Orchard Road
#05-15/16
Singapore 238843

The popular Beauty in The Pot has opened a second outlet at The Centrepoint. The new outlet compared to the flagship restaurant has a larger capacity, can sit up to 250 guests. The new outlet also offers 4 new soup bases as well as more selections of ingredients. Not only that, the operating hours is extended to 6am daily. Now there is another choice for this year's reunion dinner.

Recommend Item: Cooling Coconut Soup Base, Assorted Paste Platter, Fried Beancurd Skin, Red Garoupa.

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Nanjing Impressions (南京大牌档)
Plaza Singapura
68 Orchard Road
#04-46/51
Singapore 238839

Stepping into Nanjing Impressions at Plaza Singapura is like walking into a filming studio set in the olden days of China - luminous lanterns hanging from the rafters, lacquered tables and wooden furnishings, servers in traditional Chinese costumes. Also known as the Heavenly Kitchen of China, Nanjing Impressions sets to preserve and expand the culinary heritage of Nanjing. Till date, it has about 40 outlets across China, with Singapore being their first outpost. With Nanjing Impressions, I get to once again enjoy Chinese fine dining style and delicate cuisine at a pretty affordable prices, without having to travel all the way to China. Come here with an open mind and appreciate the dishes prepared with masterful knife works and culinary skills.

Recommend Item: Sesame-scented Beancurd Julienne, Celestial Roast Duck Dumplings, Jinling Signature Salted Duck.


Relocation


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88 Hong Kong Roast Meat Specialist
Qinan Building
153 Tyrwhitt Road
Singapore 207566

Since I was first introduced to the stall when it was in Tampines, I have been following it as it followed to Johor in Malaysia, and back in Singapore at Bukit Batok and Foch Road. It has recently moved again down the road to Tyrwhitt Road. Known for its famous biscuity sio bak, the stall has also improved on its other roasts, especially the roasted duck and char siew. It even offer noodles to go with their roasts now.

Recommend Item: Sio Bak, Roasted Duck, Char Siew

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Uncle Chicken Rice
729 Havelock Road
Singapore 169649

Fans of the famous Sin Kee Chicken Rice at Margaret Drive Food Centre will be delighted that the late owners two sons have inherited his recipe and opened their own stall. Niven, one of his sons has started with Uncle Chicken Rice at Alexandra Food Centre before moving to The Bedok Marketplace. He has relocated once again to Havelock Road. The new location at Havelock Road is an air conditioned sit down eatery hence you will find the price a bit higher.

Recommend Item: Poached Chicken, Chicken Rice, Special Spicy Chilli Sauce

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