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6 best yu sheng sets to get for Chinese New Year 2016

Ah, yu sheng (Teochew-style raw fish salad), the quintessential dish that brings out the loudest and messiest cheers. No Chinese New Year would be complete without it. Here are 6 places to ensure you get the best for your festivities this coming lunar new year!
 

1. Swensen’s

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Prosperity Yu Sheng with Smoked Salmon, $23.80 / $32.80 (takeaway)

For those of you who frequent Swensen’s, you’ll be glad to know that their signature yu sheng is back. They’ve largely stuck with traditional ingredients like carrots, chinese lettuce, smoked salmon and wanton skins, but with a refreshing twist – crushed yuzu fruit and plum sauce infused with lemon juice and lime leaves. They have both dine-in and takeaway options available, so feel free to “da pao”!

Where: Swensen’s outlets

For booking: Go down to any outlet to order

Available from: 1 February to 22 February 2016

2. Ichiban Boshi

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Yuzu Yu Sheng set, $26.80 / $39.80 / $49.80

Yuzu burst onto the Singapore foodie scene about three years ago and, just like its lingering taste, has never quite left our hearts. If you’re longing for some zest, Ichiban Boshi will be offering a takeaway set, which entitles you to a $5 return voucher. Money saved and a deliciously light yu sheng tossing? Yes please!

Where: Ichiban Boshi or Ichiban Sushi outlets

For reservations: Head to any outlet to purchase the takeaway set

Available from: 26 January to 22 February 2016

Note: Bountiful set (4 to 6 pax) and Auspicious set (7 to 10 pax) are available for both dine-in and takeaway, while the Celebration set (2 to 3 pax) is available for dine-in only.

3. Carousel @ Royal Plaza on Scotts

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Mushrooms Mosaic Yu Sheng, $158 / $188

Looking to impress your friends and family with something quite novel indeed? This is it. Inspired by the bearded tooth mushroom, which when translated from Mandarin literally means “monkey’s head mushroom”, the team at Carousel has created a unique experience to usher in the Year of the Monkey.

This yu sheng is made with eight types of mushrooms, and the final product boasts a 24-hour prep time. There are two sizes available, the small which serves four to six people, and the large for a group of eight to 10. Served with scallops, the dish is topped with XO sauce and vegetable crisps.

Where: Carousel @ Royal Plaza on Scotts

For reservations: 6589 7788 or gourmet@royalplaza.com.sg

Available from: 1 to 22 February 2016 (Advance orders of 3 days required)

4. Min Jiang (at Goodwood Park and One-North)

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Crispy salmon skin “lo hei”, $118, and Fruity “lo hei” with bacon and white truffle oil, $78 / $128

We understand that raw fish might not be everyone’s thing, so here’s a great alternative. Enter Goodwood Park’s crispy salmon skin “lo hei”. Made with wild arugula, baby radish, purple cabbage, carrots, orange peel and jellyfish, the crispy salmon skin adds a welcome crunch to the overall texture of the dish. Pulling the yummy assortment together is a flavourful plum-based sauce that adds just the right dash of tanginess. This will be available for both dine-in and takeaway at Min Jiang.

The fruity “lo hei” with bacon and white truffle oil, however, is only available for those dining in at Min Jiang at One-North. The dish contains mango, rock melon, Japanese cucumber and strawberries, with crispy bacon bits, deep-fried yam and potato slivers. And of course, the star of the set: White truffle oil. Need we say more?

Where: Min Jiang (Goodwood Park Hotel and One-North)

For reservations: 6730 1704 or min_jiang@goodwoodparkhotel.com (Goodwood Park) / 6774 0122 or mj1n@goodwoodparkhotel.com

Available from: 21 January to 22 February 2016

5. Neo Garden Catering

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Great Abundance Yu Sheng set, $288

Bigger is better – at least when it comes to Neo Garden Catering’s yu sheng set. Those of you with large families, start taking note! Their traditional yu sheng dish measures a whopping 30 inches in diameter (that’s 76 cm!), with the ingredients carefully arranged into “吉”, or the Chinese character for good luck. And for those of you with smaller families, a bigger plate just means more to go around.

Where: Neo Garden Catering (takeaway and delivery only)

For booking: 6896 7757 or order online at https://www.neogarden.com.sg

Available from: 15 January 2016 onwards

6. Daily Treats, located in The Westin Singapore

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Flourishing Prosperity Yu Sheng set, $48 / $88

Sometimes we like being spoiled for choice. For those of you seeking variety, Daily Treats might be for you. With six options all consisting of different ingredients, odds are you’ll probably find a set that calls out to you here. If you’re not convinced, here’s the real deal clincher: The Westin Singapore has provided a legitimate vegetarian alternative. No, we don’t mean mock-meat. We’re talking sea coconut, dried berries, and honeyed walnuts. Tempted? So are we.

Where: Daily Treats, level 1 of The Westin Singapore

For reservations: seasonaltastes.singapore@westin.com

Available from: 25 January to 22 February 2016

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