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Three places to dine this Chinese New Year

Man Fu Yuan
InterContinental Singapore
From now till 22 February 2016, diners at InterContinental Singapore’s Man Fu Yuan will be able to choose from a selection of prosperity set menus, crafted by executive Chinese chef Kwan Yiu Kan and his team. The Deluxe Treasures Set (S$688++ for five people) includes double-boiled bird’s nest with conch, bamboo pith and cordyceps, and a treasure pot with 18 ingredients amongst others. An eight-course meal for a table of ten is priced at S$2,088++, and comes with the restaurant’s signature Prosperity Yusheng, Barbecued Suckling Pig, Stewed Egg Noodles with Lobster and Double-boiled Superior Bird’s Nest with Almond Cream in Whole Coconut.

Diners can also opt for takeaways, including chef Kwan’s yusheng that’s doused with peach dressing and honey gold flakes. The casserole also makes a debut on the menu, and comprises a mix of Chinese sausages, waxed meats, sausage liver, and dried oysters. Desserts like Sweet Osmanthus Nian Gao with Shandong Premium Red Dates provide a palate cleanser and helps end the meal on a sweet and sticky note.

Man Fu Yuan
Level 2
InternContinental Singapore
80 Middle Road
Singapore 188966

Maine lobster wok fried with vermerceili in superior broth

Sky on 57
Marina Bay Sands Hotel
The French believe in using the freshest ingredients, while the Chinese believe in executing methods perfectly, such as controlling the temperature of the wok to ensure wok hei. When you marry the two together, a Franco-Asian cuisine is born. This Chinese New Year, Justin Quek of Sky on 57 at Marina Bay Sands Hotel has designed a menu to showcase his talent for fusing flavours, while ensuring that each culture retains a strong voice in the dishes. Lunch menus are available at S$128++, and feature French-Asian cuisine such as Hokkaido Scallop and French Quail steamed in papillote with Chinese herbs. Dinner wise, a six-course set menu (S$198++) delights with Kagoshima Buri Oh, wok-fried Maine lobster, and bird’s nest. Wine pairings are available at S$60++ and S$128++ for lunch and dinner respectively. Both menus are available till 22 February.

Sky on 57
Level 57
Marina Bay Sands Hotel
10 Bayfront Avenue
Singapore 018956

Mitzo Restaurant & Bar
Grand Park Orchard
The Chinese restaurant serves up traditional delights, but don’t expect to be dining in a restaurant that runs in a sea of red and gold. Instead, be welcomed by a vibrant décor of plush cushions and reflective ceilings, for Mitzo has successfully blurred the lines between restaurant and bar. There are six festive menus that cater to intimate groups of fours, up to round-tabled groups of 10. Set menus range from S$118++ per person, to S$1,688++ for 10. The restaurant’s rendition of yusheng showcases a savoury Chu Hou concoction, crispy lotus root, toasted pistachios, Kanpachi kingfish, and lychee caviar. For those who’d rather do away with the traditional yusheng, Mitzo Fruits Yu Sheng tosses a fruit platter of mango, rock melon, honeydew, pomelo and pomegranate together. Slices of Konjac jelly which bears a similar texture to raw fish slices are also used, while a prune, persimmon and osmanthus syrup is drizzled over the dish. The Superior Lobster Fortune Pot (S$395++ and $$688++) impresses with a sea of abalones, dried scallops and oysters, flower mushrooms, and crispy roast pork belly.

Drinks wise, the bartenders conjure a mean Mandarin Mojito (S$20++) comprising of apricot liqueur and Mandarin orange wedges to provide a slight bitter aftertaste, while the Spring Elixir (S$20++) excites with a blend of red date infused gin, goji berry syrup, and honey dates to end the meal on a light note.

Mitzo Restaurant & Bar
Level 4
Grand Park Orchard Hotel
270 Orchard Road
Singapore 238857

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Published 2nd February 2016