Sunday, January 25, 2015

Jade Restaurant (玉楼) Chinese New Year 2015


Ring in the lunar new year of the goat with auspicious artisanal cuisine from Jade Restaurant at Fullerton Hotel Singapore. During the lunar new year, Chef Leong and his culinary team has come up with a delicious selection of a la carte dishes, set menu and takeaways.

Eight Happiness Gold Rush Yu Sheng 4.2/5

Toss to an auspicious year with Jade Restaurant's signature Eight Happiness Gold Rush Yu Sheng with Champagne Jelly, Salmon, Olive Oil and Peach Dressing. The Eight Happiness Gold Rush Yu Sheng will feature the beautiful, artistic calligraphic drawings complemented with auspicious greetings personally drawn by the talented Master Chef  Leong. The exquisite drawings are drawn using olive oil and then dusted with cinnamon powder. I like Chef Leong's cleverly used of champagne jelly with gold leaves inside to symbolise wealth and prosperity. The little touch of luxury helps to balance the sweetness of the peach dressing.

Poached Minced Fish and Mutton Fortune Dumpling 4/5

A customary dish that is usually eaten during spring festival as it is believed that the more dumplings one eats, the more fortune one will receive. In conjunction with the year of the goat, Chef Leong combined minced fish and mutton for the perfect flavour. Chef Leong has also shaped the dumpling to resemble ingots for abundance of wealth.

Braised Seafood Soup 4.5/5

The Braised Seafood Soup with Abalone with Fish Maw in Superior Golden Broth is filled with collagen richness. The thick soup is boiled in big fire for a good 6 hours for the rich flavour. Together with premium ingredients like abalone and fish maw, this is treasure in a bowl.

Sauteed Boston Lobster with Chicken Floss in Spiced Fragrant Salt 4/5

Many often we have oven baked cheese lobster but this Sauteed Boston Lobster with Chicken Floss in Spiced Fragrant Salt is a new for me. The chicken floss, spiced fragrant salt and ginger flower gave the lobster a new lease of life with the addition aroma for a new experience.

Stewed Pork Belly 4.5/5

The Stewed Pork Belly with Dried Oyster, Black Fungus, Yam, Mushroom and Leek Flower is inspired from traditional dishes cooked by many Singaporeans during special occasions. The ingredients were stewed on low heat for 90 minutes until tender, resulting in a comforting and satisfying blend of flavours.

Fragrant Wok Fried Five Grain Glutinous Rice with Chinese Sausage 4.5/5

A must try is the Fragrant Wok Fried Five Grain Glutinous Rice with Chinese Sausage. Each mouthful is filled with delectable grains dancing on the palate with bites of diced Chinese sausage bursting it into a samba.

Trio of Dessert 4.8/5

Wrapping up the dinner is the trio of dessert, Almond Cream with Bird's Nest, Pistachio Muah Chee Glutinous Rice Ball and Yam Paste Nian Gao Tart. Bird's Nest is tasteless but the almond cream uplifted the luxurious bowl of delicacy with a complementing flavour.

Available for takeways is the Pistachio Muah Chee Glutinous Rice Ball ad Yam Paste Nian Gao Tarts. The softness of the muah chee is further boosted with aroma from the added pistachio. Another must try creation is the Yam Paste Nian Gao Tart with a layer of nian gao and a lay of yam paste encased in a buttery crust. The lunar new year goodies and takeway with be available from 3 February 2015 to 5 March 2015.

Jade Restaurant (玉楼)
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
1 Fullerton Square
Singapore 049178
Tel: +65 68778188
Nearest MRT: Raffles Place (EW Line, NS Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 1130am - 230pm, 630pm - 1030pm

1) Alight at Raffles Place MRT Station. Take Exit H. Turn right and walk towards the river. At the river, turn right again and walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]