“Lo Hei”, Cantonese for “tossing up good fortune”, is a Chinese New Year (CNY) ritual adopted in Singapore with relish. The tossing of yu sheng with saying of auspicious phrases has become very much a part of the family CNY dinner and office lunar new year celebrations. Many restaurants in Singapore create special yu sheng presentations with influences from various cuisines. Here are some ideas and interesting suggestions for CNY lo hei 2020 – restaurants where lo hei can be memorable.
Auntie’s Wok and Steam – Andaz Healthy Yu Sheng
17 to 31 January 2020
Usher in a year of good fortune and toast to a prosperous year ahead with a unique healthy twist at Auntie’s Wok and Steam. Indulge guilt-free with Andaz Singapore’s interpretation of the traditional Yu Sheng: the Andaz Healthy Yu Sheng (SGD 68*). Besides featuring a variety of fruits and vegetables such as kale, beetroot, Japanese cucumbers, green apples and pomegranates, Andaz Singapore’s version of the traditional Yu Sheng is made with healthier alternatives. Jam-packed with superfoods for an extra dose of nutrients and crunch, the Yu Sheng features a variety of seeds.
Auntie’s Wok and Steam
5 Fraser Street, Singapore
Tel: +65 6408 1288
Candlenut – Peranakan Lo Hei Platter
23 January to 8 February 2020
Candlenut offers a Lo Hei Platter that offers a familiar touch with ingredients such as arrowhead chips and a housemade plum sauce perfumed with ginger flower.
$68++ (four to six pax) for dine-in and takeaway, with one-day advanced order.
Candlenut at COMO Dempsey
17A Dempsey Road
Tel: 1800 304 2288
26 & 27 January 2020
COMO Cuisine offers a thoughtfully prepared Prosperity Toss Salad composed of Tasmanian Petuna ocean trout slices atop a bed of colourful fruit, vegetables and housemade pickles including beetroot, carrot and dragon fruit.
SGD24++ for two pax or $48++ for four pax.
18A Dempsey Road
Min Jiang – Yu sheng with deep-fried chee cheong fan
7 January to 8 February 2020
Min Jiang at Dempsey debuts a beautiful new creation, Blessings of Fortune, which features golden deep-fried chee cheong fan fashioned like slices of cheese and tossed in a savoury cheese powder – alongside baby abalones, tobiko and pickled radish on a bed of fresh salad greens whilst Min Jiang at Goodwood Park Hotel introduces the Joyful Abundance Yusheng that also features the same cheesy deep-fried chee cheong fan strips, adorned with raw salmon slices. This beautiful platter is embellished with the restaurant’s signature intricate illustration – this year’s is a picture-perfect pair of children jovially playing for that sense of nostalgia, happiness and togetherness.
Blessings of Fortune Yusheng 鸿运鲍鱼酥脆鲑鱼皮鱼生
Dine-in: $108 | Takeaway: $115.55 nett per small portion
Dine-in: $168 | Takeaway: $179.75 nett per large portion
Available at Min Jiang at Dempsey
Min Jiang at Dempsey
7A & 7B Dempsey Road, Singapore 249684
Joyful Abundance Yusheng 鸿运鲍鱼三文鱼鱼生
Dine-in: $168 | Takeaway*: $179.75 nett per large portion only
Available at Min Jiang Goodwood Park Hotel
Min Jiang at Goodwood Park Hotel
22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221
Tel: +65 6737 7411
Blue Jasmine – Thai-Chin yu sheng
24 January 2020
Blue Jasmine offers a deliciously tangy twist with their Thai Chin Yu Sheng: quintessentially Thai green papaya, green mango and pomelo chunks make for a refreshing background to flavourful house-made Norwegian salmon gravlax.
24 January to 5 February
10 Farrer Park Station Road
Park Hotel Farrer Park, Level 5
Zafferano – Italian influenced yu sheng
20 January to 8 February 2020
Zafferano rings in the arrival of spring with a toss to prosperity – showcasing a classic yusheng presented with contemporary Italian flair in an ode to gourmet traditions, practiced by both Italians and Chinese cultures. A medley of shredded vegetables – carrot, daikon, green radish, beetroot, celeriac, and capsicum – is topped with pickled ginger, candied Amalfi lemon, and balsamic vinegar marinated onion. For an indulgent finish, the dish is adorned with saffron crackers and freshly shaved black truffle, and served with Hamachi carpaccio and Hokkaido scallop carpaccio. The vibrant yusheng is dressed with a trio of sauces for exceptional flavour: sesame seaweed, black truffle and honey, and plum.
Zafferano’s yusheng is available from 20 January to 8 February for dine-in during lunch and dinner. It is priced at $128++ for 5 to 6 guests, or at $178++ for 8 to 10 guests. Advance orders of four days are required.
Ocean Financial Centre, Level 43
10 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049315
Cherry Garden, Mandarin Oriental
8 January to 9 February 2020
Toss to endless wealth and prosperity with five delectable Yu Shengs packed with premium ingredients. Whether it is Bountiful Yu Sheng with Alaskan crab meat, black truffle and black caviar or a vegetarian option with fresh fruits and vegetables, this timeless tradition is served with julienned Rosella fruit and velvety spring onion sauce unique to Cherry Garden.
Level 5 Mandarin Oriental Hotel
5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square
Tel: +65 6885 3500
SE7ENTH, Oakwood Premier AMTD – Lo Hei in CBD
20 January to 9 February 2020
Welcome the Lunar New Year with two Yusheng platters and modern fare for get-togethers in the CBD at Se7enth. Your business gatherings or family reunions can enjoy modern international fare from SE7ENTH’s a la carte menu together with two delectable Yusheng platters.
Smoked salmon, smoked snow fish, crispy fish skin
S$38.80 per platter (serves 2 to 4 persons) S$68.80 per platter (serves 6 to 8 persons)
Abalone, smoked salmon, smoked snow fish, crispy fish skin S$58.80 per platter (serves 2 to 4 persons) S$83.80 per platter (serves 6 to 8 persons)
Se7enth, Oakwood Premier AMTD Singapore
6 Shenton Way, OUE Downtown 1, #07-01,
Tel: +65 6812 6050
Soi Thai Soi Nice – Yu sheng with Thai twist
19 December 2019 to 8 February 2020
Staying true to its Thai Teochew roots, Soi Thai Soi Nice boasts perennial delights injected with a Thai-Teochew flair. Thier unique yusheng creation is prepared with a Thai twist featuring shredded papaya, mango, fresh vegetables & traditional pickles and a special homemade sweet & sour Thai dressing.
Prosperous Salmon Yusheng & Soaring Soft Shell Crab Yusheng (鸿运当头 & 步步高升)
($32.80++ for 4pax & $48.80++ for 8pax)
Soi Thai Soi Nice JEM
50 Jurong Gateway Road #03-21
Singapore 608 549
Tel: 6339 1391
Soi Thai Soi Nice Seletar Mall
33 Sengkang West Ave #01-29/30
Singapore 797 653
Tel: 6581 2190
1 January to 8 February 2020
Yàn updates its signature Shunde-style yusheng titled Kaleidoscope of Prosperity: the mountain of crispy vermicelli is adorned with shreds of purple and yellow sweet potatoes, kailan and pickled ginger. And rather than salmon, this comes with delicious slices of fresh yellowtail and – to make sure your hei is truly lo’d – is topped with gold flakes.
#05-02 National Gallery Singapore
1 St Andrew’s Road
Tel : + 65 6384 5585
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