From floral flavours to a chilli crab creation, here are the restaurants to hit up for a unique yu sheng experience this year.
Now’s the time to plan your CNY outfits and book your tables for that all-important reunion feast… And if you’re in the mood for an unconventional lo hei, here’s a hot tip: We’ve sussed out some specialty creations at top-notch restaurants in Sentosa. Who knew this island was the hotspot for one-of-a-kind CNY tosses?
P.S. Go forth and take your car – there’s free parking if you dine at any of the restaurants below!
Whole, natural foods take centre stage at the idyllic Tangerine. Fittingly, this season’s Thai-inspired prosperity yu sheng is served with hand-picked flowers and salad greens from the onsite herb garden, plus chilli peppers for a piquant kick. The vibrant mix also comes with king salmon, noodles and phad Thai sauce.
Tangerine, Thai-inspired prosperity yu sheng, $68/set for 2 pax
#01-563 & 564, ESPA Level 1, opposite Equarius Hotel, 18 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098134
Feng Shui Inn
You might know Feng Shui Inn’s penchant for whipping up perennial Chinese favourites, and the restaurant continues what it does best by offering a spin on the traditional yu sheng recipe. Toss up sakura shrimps and tuna sashimi alongside the usual seven-colour salad with a lemon citrus sauce for a seafood-themed lo hei.
Feng Shui Inn, tuna yu sheng, $78 for 2-6 pax, $118 for 7-10 pax
#B1M-125 to 127, Resorts World Sentosa, 26 Sentosa Gateway, Crockfords Tower Level G2, Singapore 098138
Having smoked salmon in your yu sheng isn’t too much of a stretch from what you’re used to, but add fresh fruits and you have a bright, citrusy reinvention of this reunion dinner staple. Featuring a sweet yet savoury flavour combination, Forest’s version of this auspicious starter will have you talking about its deliciousness all night.
Forest, smoked salmon fruit yu sheng, from $88 for 4 pax, $108 for 6 pax, $128 for 8-10 pax
#01-521 & 522, Equarius Hotel, 18 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098134
TEPPAN by Chef Yonemura
Want a dash of theatrics to go with your dinner? Head to TEPPAN by Chef Yonemura for a yakisoba-inspired flambé yu sheng. You guessed it: Fiery flames are involved. This is definitely one for the ‘gram, so take a video of the flaming storm and watch the likes roll in. But don’t stare at the screen for too long, you’ll wanna tuck into the scrumptious mix of veggies, prawns, scallops and squid amidst hearty table conversation.
TEPPAN by Chef Yonemura, flambé yu sheng, from $48/set for 2 pax
#01-229, The Forum, 26 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098138
If Japanese restaurants are your family’s dining-out option of choice, surprise them by reserving a prosperity yu sheng at Syun. Expect a sashimi upgrade to the usual mix, with abalone, sea urchin, salmon roe, tuna belly, scallops, sea bream and other exquisite ingredients that give you a fresh taste of the sea.
Syun, prosperity yu sheng, $128/set for 2-4 pax, $288/set for 6-8 pax
#02-135 & 135A, Resorts World Sentosa, 26 Sentosa Gateway, Crockfords Tower Lobby, Singapore 098138
Chilli crab sauce and yu sheng may be the ultimate CNY combo that you never thought you needed in your life… until you try Sessions’ masterpiece. We’re talking about an addictive toss with deep-fried soft shell crab drenched in luscious chilli crab sauce that’ll warrant a second helping.
Sessions, prosperity yu sheng, $88 per set for 3-4 pax, $108/set for 6-10 pax
#02-261 to 264, Hard Rock Hotel Singapore, 26 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098138
This post is in partnership with Resorts World Sentosa.