Every year, restaurant chefs pride themselves in creating their Yu Sheng masterpiece – this year is certainly no exception. Incorporating this year’s Chinese zodiac sign, the Ox, into the ‘Lo Hei’, hotels and restaurants alike are in full gear for this annual gastronomical affair and family tradition that is always a hit with the kids. Little Steps has scouted the top picks for ‘Lo Hei’ to usher in the Year of the Ox – Huat ah!
Bring home wealth with the Fortune Yu Sheng which features an auspicious combination of smoked salmon and fish skin crackers along with an alluring Yunnan rose dressing. Also check out the Prosperity Yu Sheng that consists of a succulent live lobster or the luxe Longevity Yu Sheng with a bountiful trio of abalone, arctic surf clam, and salmon sashimi.
藝 yì by Jereme Leung, Raffles Singapore, 1 Beach Road, Singapore 189673, +65 6337 1886, Website
While not a resto in a hotel, Standing Sushi Bar deserves some recognition for its Yusheng selection. Celebrate with the prosperity toss and throw high in the air shredded vegetables, ginger, peanuts, and salmon sashimi. Their Yusheng is made with sashimi-grade salmon filleted daily from a whole salmon on the day of delivery/pick-up. Add on SG$9.88 and enhance your Yusheng with flying fish roe to give it added texture and bite. Delivery and in-store pick-up available.
Standing Sushi Bar, Marina One, 5 Straits View, #B2-47, Singapore 018935. +65 8754 7796 | Odeon Towers, 331 North Bridge Road, #01-04, Singapore 188720, +65 6333 1335, Website
Usher in the Year of the Ox as Man Fu Yuan at InterContinental Singapore offers a Treasures Beef Yu Sheng (from SG$88) which contains beef bak kwa along with traditional yu sheng ingredients. For a seafood flair, their Abundance Yu Sheng (from SG$108) comes with Canadian lobster, baby abalone, salmon, and more. For pure indulgence, have a go at the new 60-inch Blossoms of Spring Prosperity Yu Sheng adorned with Hokkaido scallops and salmon, shaped in the form of Chinese character ‘Chun’ (春), symbolizes renewal and start of fresh and new beginnings.
Man Fu Yuan, InterContinental Singapore, 80 Middle Road, Singapore 188966, +65 63387600, Website
Definitely, one of the more renowned Chinese restaurants, Hai Tien Lo's Yu Sheng is a feast of the eyes and palate. Ring in a year of good fortune with Hai Tien Lo’s five auspicious Yu Sheng platters, including the Chef’s recommended Blossoming Treasures Yu Sheng with Gold and Silver Flakes, Lobster, Scallops, Black Caviar and Shredded Vegetable Salad in Passion Fruit Sauce. These Yu Shengs will leave you wanting for more!
Hai Tien Lo, Level 3, Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039595, +65 6826 8338, Website
Once again Goodwood Park Hotel’s resident Chinese restaurant, Min Jiang, serves up a Yu Sheng platter that'll surely turn heads. Available only for dine-in at the restaurant, feast on a gorgeous arrangement of raw salmon, abalone, and homemade bak kwa plus a medley of crisp veggies set on a dish with a painting masterpiece of little pigs by Chef Chan himself. Delightful!
Min Jiang, Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221, +65 6737 7411, Website
The quintessential starter for auspicious feasting is the spectacular Premium Gold Rush Salmon Yu Sheng, meticulously arranged into an image of the spirited bull, while families with younger children will delight in the special children’s version, arranged into an endearing representation of a playful calf. Fresh ingredients are elevated by champagne jelly, shallot oil, and kumquat dressing, striking a captivating balance of rich and refreshing flavors. The standard Gold Rush Salmon Yu Sheng is presented alongside elegant Chinese calligraphy written by Chef Leong himself. The Gold Rush Salmon Yu Sheng with Champagne Jelly, Shallot Oil, and Kumquat Dressing is available in small (SG$78* for 2 to 4 persons), medium (SG$118* for 5 to 7 persons), and Large (SG$138* for 8 to 10 persons). Premium Year of the Ox Gold Rush Yu Sheng is priced at SG$688* with a minimum of 3 days’ advance order.
Jade, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, 1 Fullerton Square Singapore 049178, +65 6733 8388, Website
Toss to a prosperous year ahead with Golden Peony's Fortune Ox Yu Sheng (SG$188) that feature strips of pan-fried wagyu beef, abalone and salmon served with seasonal greens and complimented with their very own homemade sour plum sauce. Other takeaways perfect for celebrating at home include Baked Spare Ribs with Red Glutinous Sauce and Steamed Sliced Giant Grouper. Check out their menu here.
Golden Peony, Level 3, Conrad Centennial Singapore, 2 Temasek Blvd, Singapore 038982, Website
For a slightly more modernized fusion twist to the traditional Yusheng, check out Racines at Sofitel Singapore City Centre that's serving up a Traditional Yu Sheng with Smoked Salmon with Szechuan, traditional, or yuzu sauce. You can also opt for the Abalone version. For the health-conscious, check out their Healthy Well-Being Yusheng featuring a harmonious dance of mixed fruits and shredded vegetables.
Racines, Sofitel Singapore City Centre, 9 Wallich Street, Singapore 078885, +65 6428 5000, Website
Featuring the freshest assortment of sashimi and signature Yuzu sauce made with ingredients from Japan, Kuriya Japanese Market's Abundance Yusheng is affordable and worth a try! A unique Japanese twist is the inclusion of Chuka Kurage (seasoned jellyfish) and Chuka Wakame (seasoned seaweed) as base ingredients for the prosperity toss. You can also choose the healthy & refreshing Yusheng which comprises a medley of 6 fresh fruits, served with signature Yuzu sauce made with ingredients from Japan.
Kuriya Japanese Market, Multiple Locations including Jurong Point, Great World City, NEX, and more, Website
Peach Garden's latest addition to its Yu Sheng family is the “Heng Heng” Million Dollar Yu Sheng which is a golden dome encasing a bed of freshest ingredients that include premium toppings such as Lobster, Baby Abalone, Wagyu Beef, and Salmon. Simply smash the dome open with a mini mallet and the cracker shatters to reveal the vibrant array of fresh ingredients as well as big sweep tickets for a chance to get lucky in the new year. If you'd rather go traditional, choose from all time faves such as the Golden Abalone Yu Sheng (SG$115.56) and Smoked Salmon Yu Sheng (SG$83.46).
Peach Garden, Multiple Locations including OCBC Centre, Thomson Plaza, Chinatown Point and more, Website