Sunday, January 23, 2022

An Auspicious Feast At Goodwood Park Hotel To Celebrate The Year Of The Tiger

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Min Jiang at Goodwood Park Hotel and Min Jiang Dempsey will be offering a prosperous lineup of Lunar New Year delights from 7 January to 15 February 2022 for a roaring start to the Year of the Tiger.

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Auspicious Abundance 'Lo Hei' 4.5/5

It has been a tradition to kick start all CNY dinners with the Yu Sheng, tossing to a year of abundance and good health. We had the Auspicious Abundance 'Lo Hei' from Min Jiang at Dempsey. It features fresh tiger prawns as an ode to the Year of the Tiger. The prawns and abalone are arranged to resemble firecrackers. At the same time, a medley of julienned carrot, romaine lettuce, affilla cress, pomelo and watermelon balls are topped with an orb of deep-fried shredded purple sweet potato for added crunch and colour. Accompaniments are sesame, peanuts, deep-fried sweet potato strips, deep-fried yam strips, deep-fried spring roll skin, and a delightful dressing made with plum sauce, kumquat juice, strawberry sauce, ginger flowers and sesame oil.

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Double-boiled Seafood Soup with Abalone & Handmade Black Moss Meatballs in Claypot 4.8/5

New this year is the light and hearty Double-boiled Seafood Soup with Abalone & Handmade Black Moss Meatballs in Claypot. It is a good change from the usual richly flavoured dishes. It is available for takeaway too.

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Braised Spring Chicken with Iberico Pork Rolls & Abalone in Pot 4.2/5

Another new savoury dish is the Braised Spring Chicken with Iberico Pork Rolls & Abalone in Pot. Diners that prefers that richly flavoured pen cai will enjoy the variations from Min Jiang, which comes with goose web that is hardly served in pen cai nowadays.

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Fried Jasmine Rice with Fresh Crabmeat, Dried Scallops & Fish Roe

We need a carb dish to end the meal in all Chinese diner, and the Fried Jasmine Rice with Fresh Crabmeat, Dried Scallops & Fish Roe will be a fitting choice.

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Tiger Gateau

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Mao Shan Wang Tiger Swiss Roll

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Golden Fortune Bucket

The Deli at Goodwood Park Hotel has created a number of cakes inspired by the year of the Tiger, such as the Tiger Gateau - a vanilla pound cake, Mao Shan Wang Tiger Swiss Roll and the auspicious Golden Fortune Bucket for a year of good fortune, prosperity and abundance.

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Sweet Abundance Tier Set

Inspired by the afternoon tea set, the pastry chefs have up the game with the Sweet Abundance Tier Set, especially for the Chinese New Year. Each set comes with eight pairs of bite-sized entremets intricately crafted into auspicious icons of different colours, shapes and designs.

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Guests may place their online orders at goodwoodparkfestive.oddle.me for delivery or self-collection. Alternatively, guests may contact Min Jiang 岷江 at (65) 6730 1704 / email: min_jiang@goodwoodparkhotel.com, Min Jiang Dempsey 岷江在登布西山 at (65) 6774 0122 / email: mjdempsey@goodwoodparkhotel.com, and The Deli at (65) 6730 1786 / email: deli@goodwoodparkhotel.com to place their takeaway orders for self-collection only. Availability for all Lunar New Year specials is from 7 January to 15 February 2022. Advance order of five days is required for takeaways and the last pre-order date is on 10 February 2022.

Saturday, January 22, 2022

藝 Yì by Jereme Leung @ Raffles Hotel Singapore - Exquisite Lunar New Year Specialties

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藝 Yì by Jereme Leung at Raffles Hotel Singapore welcomes this Lunar New Year with dishes that embody traditions with an artistic flair, available from 17 January to 15 February 2022.

Toss to abundance with auspicious Yu Sheng specials. Available for dine-in and takeaway, each Yu Sheng comes with a unique Yunnan rose dressing crafted by Master Chef Jereme Leung. For takeaway orders, the ingredients will be presented in an assembled multi-tiered red box that is both convenient to carry and aesthetically pleasing on the home dining table. We tried the Longevity Yu Sheng ($198), which features premium ingredients such as arctic shellfish and Japanese sweet shrimps.

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Braised Beancurd with Yunnan Golden Fungus & Pine Nuts 4/5

After the Yu Sheng, we began the evening with a nourishing Double-Boiled Fish Maw, Morel Mushrooms & Nostoc Pearls Broth.

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Steamed Spotted Garoupa & Fresh Lily Bulbs with "Mao Er Duo" Black Fungus 4.5/5

For the main Lunar New Year feast, savour specialities such as the Steamed Spotted Garoupa & Fresh Lily Bulbs with "Mao Er Duo" Black Fungus. Artfully presented on the plate, I enjoyed the crunchy elements of the dish that complemented the fish.

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Braised Beancurd with Yunnan Golden Fungus & Pine Nuts 4.5/5

Another main dish we had was a wholesome Braised Beancurd with Yunnan Golden Fungus & Pine Nuts.

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Steamed Jasmine Rice with Chinese Goose Liver Sausages & Preserved Meats 4.8/5

The Steamed Jasmine Rice with Chinese Goose Liver Sausages & Preserved Meats was the highlight for me - fluffy steamed rice flavoured with unctuous, savoury-sweet Chinese goose liver sausages & preserved meats. It was simple yet indulgent and satisfying.

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Organic Eggplant with Japanese Sea Urchin in Vinegar Dressing 4/5

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Fresh Scallop & Spinach Roll with Sesame Sauce 4/5

Apart from the more traditional dishes, there are some which deviate from the usual, such as this Organic Eggplant with Japanese Sea Urchin in Vinegar Dressing. I appreciate how the ingredients have been treated with restraint to bring out their flavours. The same goes for the Fresh Scallop & Spinach Roll with Sesame Sauce.

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Cantonese Sponge Cake, Pumpkin & Sweet Potato Nian Gao 3.8/5

Our dessert comprised a warm and comforting Cantonese Sponge Cake infused with Dried Tangerine Peel, as well as an auspicious looking Pumpkin & Sweet Potato Nian Gao.

From 3 January to 28 January 2022, guests may enjoy 20% off* online orders on Auspicious Delights, including selected home dining sets, Yu Sheng specials and a la carte takeaways, and enjoy 15% off* online orders of Bountiful Gift Sets & Hampers.

*Valid for AMEX, Citibank, DBS/POSB, HSBC, Maybank, OCBC and UOB cardholders.

Photos and words by Si An. A girl who is allured by travelling, loves the feel of freedom, smell of the rain and the aroma of fine coffee and food. Note: This is an invited tasting.


藝 Yi By Jereme Leung
Raffles Arcade
328 North Bridge Road
Singapore 188719
Tel: +65 63371886
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Nearest MRT: City Hall (EW Line, NS Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 1130am - 2pm, 6pm - 930pm

Direction:
1) Alight at City Hall MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to Junction of North Bridge Road and Bras Basah Road. Cross the road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]