Chinese New Year is rolling in around the corner. That means it is time to lo-hei with Yusheng. For our readers who are not familiar with lohei, this is a Chinese New Year practice that was created by four master chefs in 1964. Yusheng is the signature dish that is served at lohei.
The significance of the Lohei is to usher in good fortune with the colourful salad and raw fish (yusheng in mandarin). Thus, the act of tossing the yusheng is to activate the symbol of abundance, prosperity and vigor in the coming lunar year.
Toss to an abundant year of happiness, good health and fortune at these recommended restaurants with your friends and family.
1. Rong Yu Sheng at Sakae Sushi
Sakae Sushi’s Rong Yu Sheng dishes feature fresh air-flown Norwegian salmon sashimi. You can choose from the themes: Success ($34.88) – serves 2-3 pax, Money Wealth ($49.88) – serves 4-5 pax, Longevity ($62.88) – serves 6 – 8 pax or 8 Treasures ($48.88). They have locations in the North, East and West of Singapore. Click on the link for a restaurant nearest you.
Opening Hours: Daily 1130am to 10pm
When: From 28 Jan to 2 Mar 2019
2. Crystal Jade Restaurant
You can’t go wrong having Yusheng at this Michelin One-star and winner of multiple Michelin BIB Gourmand awards restaurant. Crystal Jade’s Reunion Yusheng ($45.80) for 5 to 7 pax is festive and topped with fresh Norwegian salmon paired with the restaurant’s special appetizing tangy apple plum sauce. Also try out the Baby Abalone Yu Shen ($42.80) for 4-6 pax or $68.80 for 8 – 10 pax)
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
When: From 5 February to 2 March 2019
3. Blue Lotus Yu Sheng
Diners can enjoy a delectable set and a la carte menus of CNY dishes at the critically acclaimed Blue Lotus Chinese Eating House and Blue Lotus Chinese Grill House. Their signature yusheng features Norwegian smoked salmon, sakura ebi, with 10 herbs and vegetables, two aromatic spices and three types of nuts. These are paired with salmon skin, silver bait and crispy rice vermicelli, dressed in spring-onion-infused olive oil and wild honey yuzu dressing.
The Blue Lotus Yu Sheng is available for dine-in or takeaway at $48 (4-6pax) and $68 (6-10pax).
Opening hours: Daily 1130am to 3pm
When: From 15 January to 19 Feb 2019
4. Din Tai Fung Prosperity Smoked Salmon Yu Sheng
Enjoy this unique yusheng with all the usual ingredients. Add on auspicious toppings like smoked unagi ($9.80), Friend salmon skin ($4.80) and pine nuts ($2.80) to make it more palatable for you and your friends or family. From now till 19 Feb 2019, UOB Cardmembers enjoy 10% off their Prosperity Smoked Salmon Yu Sheng. In addition, spend a minimum of $98 receive a complimentary Smoked Salmon voucher (worth $9.80). Terms & Conditions apply. Note that this restaurant do not take reservations from 19 Jan to 19 Feb.
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
When: From now to 19 Feb 2019
5. Fat Chap Ear of the Pig Yu Sheng
This signature yusheng has some unique ingredients that warrants it a try if you are in the mood for something different. In the yusheng are Raymond’s golden snapper sashimi, ikura, green daikon, beetroot white radish, carrot, pomelo, poegranate, pickled green mango, danmuji, garishoga, Japanese cucumber, peanut and two seeds, cinnamon powder, white pepper, Crispy Pig’s Ear, calamansi and yuzu dressing. It is available at $38.80 and $48.80 (large – 8 – 10 pax)
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 11pm
When: From 21 January to 19 Feb 2019