For the Year of the Rat, Min Jiang at both Goodwood Park and Dempsey have assembled a line-up of new creations as well as new sweet and savoury delights for the festive celebrations.
Joyful Abundance Yusheng
Available for both dine-in and takeaway at Min Jiang Goodwood Park Hotel is the Joyful Abundance Yusheng ($168++ dine-in/ $179.75 takeaway). The platter is adorned with an intricate illustration of a pair of children jovially playing. The delectable yusheng comprises of baby abalones, raw salmon, cheesy deep-fried chee cheong fan strips, romaine lettuce, wild arugula, yellow frisee, red radishes, white radishes, pickled melon strips, red shiso, fresh pomelo, crushed peanuts, white sesame seeds and pine nuts. All these are held together by the light, yet refreshing dressing made from calamansi juice, plum sauce and strawberry jam.
Pot of Gold
For those planning to celebrate Lunar New Year in the comfort of their home, one can impress their guests with the Pot of Gold ($243.95). This is good for 8 persons. The slices of slow-braised pork belly alternated with sliced creamy pumpkin for a delightful mouthful. This is paired with premium 6-head Australian abalones and broccoli.
Five Fortune Takeaway Platter
Great for sharing is the Min Jiang at Dempsey Five Fortune Takeaway Platter ($104.85) which is suitable for 6 persons. The five tantalising appetisers are Deep-fried Prawns with Crispy Milk, Sliced Smoked Duck with Plum Sauce, Pan-fried U.S. Kurobuta Pork Strip with Melted Onions, Crispy Soft Shell Crab with Garlic and Shallot and Marinated Jellyfish.
Fortune Delight Crispy Silver Hill Duck with Glutinous Rice
Another delectable takeaway at Min Jiang Dempsey is the Fortune Delight Crispy Silver Hill Duck with Glutinous Rice ($211.85). It is suitable for 8 persons. The duck is deep-fried to crispy and served on top a bed of fragrant glutinous rice.
Longevity Noodles with Baby Abalones and Roasted Iberico Pork Loin
A unique alternative to the usual traditional Chinese New Year fare is the Longevity Noodles with Baby Abalones and Roasted Iberico Pork Loin. The East-meets-West dish uses capellini tossed in an umami-laden combination of soya sauce, shallot oil and chopped dried kombu. This is then topped with braised baby abalones and chopped chives. Crowning the pasta is succulent roasted Iberico pork loin,
Fortune Koi Fish 'Nian Gao' with Red Bean Paste
During Chinese New Year, restaurants will create dishes of fishes as they symbolise a surplus of prosperity, which is auspicious in Chinese's tradition. At Min Jiang, customers can complete the reunion meals on a sweet note with the Fortune Koi Fish 'Nian Gao' with Red Bean Paste ($9.80++ for 2pc dine-in/ $39.40 takeaway box of 8pc) and Duo of Prosperity Fish ($118).
Fortune Koi Fish 'Nian Gao' with Red Bean Paste comes in a box of 8 pieces. These petite koi fish Nian Gao are filled with delectably smooth red bean paste.
Mango with Pomelo & Sago Pudding and Durian Pudding
As for the Duo of Prosperity Fish, it's actually Mango with Pomelo & Sago Pudding and Durian Pudding. A befitting sweet finale, brimming with tropical fruit flavours.
Spring Blossom Cake
Beautifully decorated and ideal for gifting is two new cakes at Goodwood Park. The Spring Blossom Cake ($108) which encapsulates the vibrancy of Spring is a moist butter cake layered with French-style buttercream. The stunning showstopper is donned in a brilliant red fondant, studded with delicate cherry blossoms and atop, three beautifully handcrafted, lifelike peonies.
Prosperity Marble Cake
Another resplendent offering is the decadent Prosperity Marble Cake ($68). The beautiful cake is a rich chocolate cake slathered with a rich dark chocolate ganache. It is decorated with a novel icing print with the "福" character and pair of auspicious carps symbolise good fortune, luck and abundance.
Gula Melaka Festive Cookies
A new addition is the Gula Melaka Cookies ($28.80 per box of 7pc). It is a harmonious melange of nuttiness from the ground cashew nuts and caramelised notes of the gula melaka. It also comes with pretty icing in seven different symbolic designs.
The Lunar New Year Treats and Abundant Feasting Specials will be available for takeaway from The Deli and Min Jiang (Goodwood Park Hotel) as well as Min Jiang at Dempsey. Guests can contact Min Jiang 岷江川菜馆 at (65) 6730 1704 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Min Jiang at Dempsey 岷江在登布西山at (65) 6774 0122/ email: email@example.com, and The Deli at (65) 6730 1786 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org for takeaway orders. Alternatively, guests may also visit http://festivepromotions.goodwoodparkhotel.com for online orders. Availability for all Lunar New Year specials is from 7 January to 8 February 2020. Advance order of five days is required for takeaways, and the last order is 3 February 2020, 12pm.