With less than a week to Chinese New Year, many restaurants have already rolled out their Chinese New Year menus for families and business associates. Same goes to Yan Ting at The St. Regis Singapore which has specially crafted eight decadent dine-in set menus, as well as exclusive a la carte menu of time-honoured classics.
Prosperity Yu Sheng with Norwegian Salmon 4.2/5
In all Chinese New Year celebration, one can't do away with the Lo Hei. Diners can have the Prosperity Yu Sheng with Norwegian Salmon ($78/$118), tossing to a year of prosperity and abundance. Besides the salmon, there are jellyfish, marinated papaya, pomelo, honeydew, snow pear, fried egg noodles and crispy salmon skin. I applauded the addition of fried egg noodles for that extra textures.
Double-boiled Bamboo Fungus Consomme with Cabbage and Mushroom 4/5
A clear and comforting bowl of soup is the Double-boiled Bamboo Fungus Consomme with Cabbage and Mushroom. With all the rich flavoured dishes on the Chinese New Year menu, the soup is perfect in washing down on these richness.
Signature Yan Ting Pun Choy 4.5/5
A luxurious feast on the Chinese New Year is the Signature Yan Ting Pun Choy. The Pun Choy ($488) is good for 6 pax and it is available for takeaway. The Pun Choy takeaway includes a medium Prosperity Yu Sheng with Norwegian Salmon, Fried Glutinous Rice with Preserved Meat and Osmanthus Water Chestnut Cake. In the treasure pot, one can find delicacies such as abalone, sea cucumber, oyster, roasted duck, fish maw, mushroom and more.
Steamed Tiger Grouper with Chinese Olive 4.5/5
Perfectly cooked is the Steamed Tiger Grouper with Chinese Olive. I have tried steamed fish with black garlic but I find the pairing with Chinese olive is a better choice. The tartness of the Chinese olive with a slightly sweet after punch complement the freshness of the grouper excellently.
Flat Egg Noodles with Prawns in XO Sauce 4.5/5
I heard someone at my table commented that the Flat Egg Noodles with Prawns in XO Sauce is the best mee pok noodle he ever had. I could not agree more. The springy texture of the flat egg noodles, coated in the XO sauce with a hint of spiciness, simply brings the hold dish together.
Yam Puree and Crispy Glutinous Rice Cake 4/5
Wrapping up the dinner, we have the Yam Puree with Gingko Nut served in pumpkin. The pumpkin itself is actually baked together with yam puee, so you can actually scrape the flesh off the pumpkin and have it together with the yam puree. The other dessert on the plate is the Crispy Glutinous Rice Cake with Purple Sweet Potato. The chewiness of the rice cake coupled with the sweetness of the purple sweet potato and crispiness of the thin batter for a multi-sensational enjoyment.
Diners can look forward to a luxurious reunion dining experience at Yan Ting from its gourmet set menus from 1 February 2018 to 2 March 2018. For more intimate gatherings, diners can select from four 6-course set menus priced from $128++ per person. Groups of ten guests and above may select from a choice of set menus beginning at $1288++ per table.
Noted: This is an invited tasting.
St Regis Singapore Hotel
29 Tanglin Road
Tel: +65 65066887
Nearest MRT: Orchard (NS Line)
Daily: 12pm - 3pm, 630pm - 10pm
1) Alight at Orchard MRT station. Take Exit E. Walk towards Wheelock Place via ION. Exit Wheelock Place and turn left towards Liat Tower. Continue onwards to Forum Shopping Mall. Walk further down to Orchard Parade Hotel. Turn left onto Tanglin Road. St Regis is just beside Tanglin Shopping Centre. Journey time about 15 minutes. [Map]