With the turn of the year, we are all really to welcome the year of the golden rooster. Many families and companies will be planning for their reunion dinner or company dinner for the Lunar New Year. This year's Lunar New Year is earlier falling on 28 January 2017. Hence you may need to start making plan. One recommendation would be Xin Cuisine at Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium.
A must have at every reunion dinner is the Yu Sheng to toss 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.
Festive Dim Sum Selection 4.2/5
We started with some dim sum selection. Sitting on the plate from left to right is the Deep Fried Chicken and Foie Gras Yam Dumpling, Steamed Vegetarian Bun with Morel Mushroom and Baked Barbecued Pork Pastry with Diced Abalone. It reminded us that Xin Cuisine is not just only known for its a la carte dishes, their dim sum is exquisite too.
Braised Kurobuta Pork with Snow Pear 3.5/5
Xin Cuisine will also be introducing some new a la carte item in the new year. One of them is the Braised Kurobuta Pork with Snow Pear. While the texture was soft and tender, I thought it was a bit porky or it would be an excellent execution.
Wok Fried Glutinous Rice 4/5
Once the lid of the huge steam basket is lifted, the Wok Fried Glutinous Rice filled the air with the beautiful aroma. The used of preserved meat further elevated the flavour of the glutinous rice. This is definitely worth postponing the diet plan.
Xin's Traditional Pen Cai 4.2/5
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.
Double Boiled Four Treasure Tea with Glutinous Rice Balls 4/5
There is nothing more fitting than the Double Boiled Four Treasure with Glutinous Rice Balls to end the dinner. Glutinous rice ball or Tang Yuan which symbolizes reunion, is the ideal dessert to be served over dinner will all the family members coming together for the reunion dinner.
Besides the Lunar New Year menu for reunion dinner, Xin Cuisine has also introduced a number of Chinese New Year goodies for takeaway. You can find out more from the website.
Note: This is an invited tasting.
Holiday Inn Atrium
317 Outram Road
Tel: +65 67317173
Nearest MRT: Tiong Bahru (EW Line)
Daily 12pm - 230pm, 630pm - 1030pm
1) Alight at Tiong Bahru MRT station. Take Exit B. Walk to bus stop at Tiong Bahru MRT station (Stop ID 10169). Take bus number 123. Alight 4 stops later. Cross the road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 12 minutes. [Map]