Yan Ting Chinese New Year Dining 2015
It's Chinese New Year already (almost there anyway) and i've had my fair share of yusheng (chinese salad) even before 2015 started. Well well, you guys would know how hard it is to get a table at a good chinese restaurant for CNY reunion right? Here's introducing the offerings at Yan Ting (one of my ultimate favorite chinese restaurants) at The St. Regis Singapore.
The Prosperity 'Yu Sheng' with Norwegian Salmon had a nice crunch to it though i felt that the vegetables were kinda thinly shredded. Absolutely loved the fried taro strips and the refreshing sweetness of the snow pear. Adding more zest to the mix was the passion fruit that's in the plum sauce, though i failed to detect any bit of it.
The Pun Choy is my favorite Chinese New Year dish and Yan Ting's Pun Choy is of the highest quality. There are more than 14 ingredients in this one which includes delicacies like abalone, dried oysters, scallops and mussels, fish maw, succulent prawns and more. These ingredients are braised in a superbly tasty superior stock that is uber umami. I could simply have this dish with rice and nothing else.
We also sampled the newly introduced Crispy Prosperity Roll with scallops, banana and salted egg. It's a pretty dish with the mix of colors from the water chestnut, prawn and vegetable paste, as well as black moss. However, i thought the combination was a wee strange especially with the introduction of that banana.
The Wok-fried Glutinous Rice with Wind-dried Sausages was disappointing with the lack of flavor and dry grains. I only picked at the lup cheong duh!