Food Review: Celebrate Chinese New Year with Perfect Yusheng at Blue Lotus
With Chinese New Year just three weeks away, it is time to plan ahead and make your reservation for reunion lunches and dinners. The year of the Rooster begins on 28 January this year and if you are looking for an innovative and inventive Chinese menu done with a great flair (that is not in a hotel), Blue Lotus would be the perfect venue.
This critically acclaimed new age Chinese restaurant has creates its own unique and healthy version of Yu Sheng (Chinese Raw Fish Salad). Filled with up to 20 fresh ingredients and aptly named 十全十美 (Shi Quan Shi Mei), which literally translates to “completely perfect”, it is one of the most unique and tastiest Yu Sheng I’ve ever come across.
Presented in a large shiny enamel wok, the type of ingredients are not what you would normally find in traditional Yu Sheng. Comprising of 10 herbs and vegetables, two aromatic spices, three types of nuts, tea-smoked salmon, salmon skin and silver bait, and finally, dressed in spring-onion-infused olive oil and wild honey yuzu dressing, the 十全十美 “Perfect” Yu Sheng is sweet yet not cloying and the crispy salmon skin lends a splendid texture that leaves me wanting for more. It is available for dine-in and takeaway ($48 ++ for small and $68 ++ for large).
From 16 January to 11 February 2017, specially crafted Chinese New Year, communal-style set menus are also available for company gatherings and family reunions:
The Harmony ($68++ per person), Prosperity ($88++ per person) and Longevity ($108++ per person).
Each set menu starts off with the signature Tea-Smoked Norwegian Salmon Yu Sheng and is followed by exquisite Blue Lotus dishes crafted by the restaurant highly acclaimed owner and Chef Ricky Ng.
Blue Lotus Chilli Pomelo Crab Claw, Truffle Wonton Lobster Bisque, Steamed XL Ireland Oysters with Garlic & Shallots, Claypot Herbal Drunken Prawns.
Blue Lotus will also be serving its own succulent version of roast Ibérico Suckling Pig ($238++), perfect for a party of up to 8 people and served with in-house mustard and citrus spicy dressing. Additional suckling pig orders will be priced at a discounted $198++ per pig. Orders must be placed at least three days before dining date.
Bookings of 20 people and above for the Prosperity menu at $88++ per person will receive one complimentary Ibérico Suckling Pig.
Blue Lotus will open as usual on 28 and 29 January. The restaurant is also accepting large bookings of minimum 20 people for the Prosperity menu or minimum spend of $2,500.
*This is a collaborated post in partnership with Blue Lotus Chinese Eating House.
Blue Lotus Chinese Eating House
31 Ocean Way, Quayside Isle, #01 -13 Singapore 098375
Tel: +65 6339 0880 | Website
Mon – Fri: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm (last order 9:30 pm)
Weekend & PH: 11:30 am – 3:00 pm (last order 2:30 pm), 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm (last order 9:30 pm)