Battle of the Yu Shengs

From an optional side dish to the highlight of Lunar New Year feasting, Yu Sheng has become a culinary tradition that brings friends and families together as we toss to a better year ahead.

Some people like their Yu Sheng with extra servings of raw fish, some prefer posh ingredients like abalone while others like myself are happy to munch on tons of crispy crackers.

Recently, we tried three distinctive Yu Shengs at Resorts World Sentosa and here is how they measure up.

Forest

Signature Salmon Yu Sheng from Forest
Signature Salmon Yu Sheng from Forest

Signature Salmon Yu Sheng

Many people I know are put off by overly sweet Yu Sheng with dry, stringy shredded vegetables. Well good news if you like your Yu Sheng less sweet and more refreshing. This signature creation by Forest comprises sliced fresh fruit, crisp vegetables and nuts, such as purple cabbage, Tientsin pear and walnuts, topped with crispy white bait.

Replacing the usual plum sauce is a home-made citrus yuzu honey-lime dressing. A wonderfully clean palate that lingers with the citrusy aroma of Japanese yuzu, and the natural sweetness of fruit and vegetables.

Good for:
– Health conscious folks
– Lovers of fruity salads

Pricing:
Small – S$78++ for up to 4 pax
Medium – S$98++ for up to 8 pax
Large – S$118++ for up to 9 pax and above

Here are other festive meals available at Forest.

Call +65 6577 6688 to make your festive reservation for Forest森 today.

Avenue Joffre

Hong Kong Special “Lo Hei” from Avenue Joffre
Hong Kong Special “Lo Hei” from Avenue Joffre

Hong Kong Special “Lo Hei”

Among the three Yu Shengs, this one is closest to the classic version in terms of looks, ingredients and taste. That said, I call this my dream Yu Sheng because it has my three favourite ingredients: salmon, abalone and loads of “golden pillow” crackers. The plum dressing was pleasantly sweet without being overpowering, and the abundant crackers are sure to be a hit among kids.

Good for:
– Those who want a more luxurious Yu Sheng
– Lovers of “golden pillow” crackers

Pricing:
Small – S$38++ for up to 6 pax
Large – S$68++ 7 pax and above

Here are other festive meals available at Avenue Joffre.

Make your festive reservation for Avenue Joffre. Call +65 6570 3213.

Feng Shui Inn

Longevity "Lo Hei" from Feng Shui Inn
Longevity “Lo Hei” from Feng Shui Inn

Longevity “Lo Hei”

Get ready for a symphony of oohs and ahhs when this Yu Sheng is served. Impressive is an understatement. When a Yu Sheng looks this amazing, it’s hard to imagine it tasting anything less. True enough, Chef Li Kwok Kwong doesn’t disappoint.

In place of the usual crispy crackers, Chef Li uses four snack time favourites – banana chips, banana nut crunch cereal, crispy fried fish skin and bak kwa. Together with smoked salmon and a special peach dressing (peaches symbolise good fortune and longevity), this is one Yu Sheng that will bring an abundance of smiles and happiness.

Good for:
– Impressing anyone
– Kids: They’ll be happy to chomp on the bak kwa and crispies if they are not in favour of salmon and vegetables

Pricing:
S$118++, 1-day advance pre-order is required. Dine-in only.

Here are other festive meals available at Feng Shui Inn.

Make your festive reservation for Feng Shui Inn today. Call +65 6577 6688 or email to dining@RWSentosa.com.

So which is your favourite Yu Sheng and why? Tell us by commenting below!

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