Saturday, March 18, 2023

Man Fu Yuan @ InterContinental Singapore - Taste Of The Yesteryears 今日事,当年情; A Celebration Of Heritage Cantonese Cuisine By Four Celebrated Masterchefs

InterContinental Singapore - Man Fu Yuan Eight Hands - Chefs Group Profile Shot
Photo credit: InterContinental Singapore

For a limited period from 1 April to 30 April 2023, Man Fu Yuan at InterContinental Singapore presents for the first time 8 Hands collaboration between four celebrated Masterchefs, Chef Pang Lu Tin, Fok Wing Tin, Peter Tsang and Man Fu Yuan's Executive Chinese Chef Aaron Tan. The four of them have come together to present set menus for the taste of yesteryears, reimagining traditional Cantonese classics. Diners will be treated to their combined culinary expertise and a gastronomic adventure featuring premium ingredients and the best of Lee Kum Kee’s sauces.

It is an opportunity to taste the collective mastery in one single meal of much-loved traditional classics from the 1970s and 80s, presented with skills that have been honed for decades, perfected with modern techniques and laced with exquisite flair and premium ingredients.

Appetiser by Chef Pung

We started the dinner with a trio of appetisers by Chef Pung, whetting up the appetite. A beautiful trio of Chilled Spice Jelly Fish Head with Preserve Mandarin Orange, Crispy Duroc Pork Belly, and Steamed Egg White with Sea Urchin is on the plate.

Soup by Chef Fok

Soup, an indispensable part of Cantonese cuisine, is showcased in the Superior Pumpkin Soup with Soft Scallop sheet and Sharp Spinach by Chef Fok. Pumpkin is added to give colour to the superior stock and creaminess. The highlight is the soft scallop cooked using the traditional sou vibe technique. Yes, I was educated that Chinese cooking has sou vibe technique too, not only in Western cuisine.

Superior Seafood by Chef Aaron Tan

Next is the Braised 15-head South Africa 'Ji Ping' Dried Abalone, which Chef Aaron Tan perfectly cooks to achieve the 'Tang Xin', a jam-like, ramen-egg texture.

Poultry by Chef Peter

The Steamed Goose with Plum, Ginger and Chinese Wine by Chef Peter draws inspiration from the Teochew-style braised duck. Chef Peter has to substitute the goose with duck, which is still a delicacy. The whole duck is painstakingly wok cooked to seal the skin and then slow-braised with Lee Kum Kee's sauce. The result is flavoursome and tender.

Poultry by Chef Fok

Another poultry item on the menu is the Pan-seared Duck and Chicken with Water Chestnut Patty by Chef Fok. The golden brown patty is succulent and has a homely flavour that reignites many childhood memories.

Seafood by Chef Aaron

Packed with robust flavours is the Crispy Soft-shell Crab with Crispy Garlic, Dried Chilli and Scallion. The execution is similar to Hong Kong's Bi Feng Tang" style.

Rice by Chef Peter

We had the Crispy 'Guo Ba' Rice with Braised 'Guan Dong' Sea Cucumber and Abalone Sauce by Chef Peter for the rice dish. It is an elevated way of having carbo paired with premium sea cucumber cooked to a delightful bouncy texture.

Dessert by Chef Pung

The Chilled Coconut Pudding with Silky Bird's Nest by Chef Pung wrapped up our meal. It is a light yet refreshing dessert brimming with a silky bird's nest for a luxurious, sweet ending.

Sharing Menus
$88++ - $138 per person 6-course 3-5 persons

Individual Menus
$228++ per person Wine pairing $70++ per person 6-course
$398++ per person Wine pairing $88++ per person 7-course

Prices are in Singapore dollars and subject to service charge and prevailing government tax. Bookings made before 31 March 2023 will enjoy an early bird discount of 15% on the menu prices.

Note: This is an invited tasting.

Man Fu Yuan
InterContinental Singapore
Level 2
80 Middle Road
Singapore 188966
Tel: +65 63387600
Nearest MRT: Bugis (EW Line, DT Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 1145am - 330pm, 630pm - 1030pm

1) Alight at Bugis MRT station. Take Exit C. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]

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