Whether you’re planning to have a CNY feast within the comforts of your home, in your office, or dining out with your family in tow, we’ve rounded up some of the most unique and luxurious yusheng platters in Singapore to toss your way into a prosperous 2023! As a melting pot of cultures, many non-Chinese restaurants have also jumped on the lohei traditional with their own creations of yusheng. From yusheng with steamed Hainanese chicken to yusheng on a pizza, those with unconventional ingredients or made almost too cute to eat, here are 30 yusheng to usher in the Year of the Rabbit!
Enjoy the Kaleidoscope of Prosperity Yu Sheng ($92++) from Yan this year. Featuring fresh yellowtail fish, this yusheng is a mountain of fried vermicelli, shredded purple and yellow sweet potatoes, crispy shredded conpoy and gold flakes. Surrounding it is a ring of yellowtail slices, vibrant vegetables, pickled ginger, crushed peanuts, sesame seeds, youtiao, and cherry tomatoes that are adorably carved into rabbits!
This year, Chef Jeremy Gillon of the one Michelin-star Restaurant JAG has a luxurious yusheng (from $128++) made with a contemporary French flair. Toss up vibrant seasonal vegetables from France, Japan, and neighbouring regions, along with raw, cured, and pickled ingredients like orange and black carrots, yellow and red beetroots, green and red radishes, daikon and cabbage. The dish is further elevated by cured Scottish salmon, smoked Hokkaido scallop, and marinated Japanese shrimps, and complete with crunchy watercress crackers, sesame, peanuts, and gold leaf, along with a unique dressing of aromatic argousier (sea buckthorn) and blood orange! To amp up the luxurious factor, diners also have the option of adding on caviar. Available for dine-in only, place your order at least 48 hours in advance.
Usher in Chinese New year with Peach Garden, whose latest yu sheng creation is Flambé Collagen Yuzu Ingot Lion Dance Yu Sheng with Baby Abalone, Salmon and Golden Cup ($168++). The dish showcases a yusheng that’s been meticulously shaped into a Xing Shi（醒獅). The collagen yuzu sauce comes in the form of an ingot, which dissolves into the ingredients when tossed. You can also relish in other yusheng varieties like the Collagen Yuzu Yu Sheng with Salmon (S$88++) and their Vegetarian Golden Cup Yu Sheng (S$78++) for vegetarians!
Modern steakhouse Meadesmoore does yusheng in their own style: by swapping out fish for beef! Inspired by the Japanese volcano beef donburi, the Abundance ‘niu sheng’ (from $78++) features a mound of charcoal-grilled wagyu tri-tip MS-6/7 from Queensland, surrounded by shredded vegetables and house-made pickles to add a zesty lift. The ikura, which is marinated in white wine and lemon peel, also replaces the usual raw fish. And instead of crackers, crunchy Japanese rice puffs are scattered over the dish, and a tangy ume and caramelised shallot dressing ties the “niu sheng” together. Available for both dine-in and takeaway!
Every year, Crystal Jade creates a special yusheng when Chinese New Year rolls around. This year, the new Golden Harvest Sea Cucumber Yusheng (from $138++) takes centre stage, prepared savoury Shunde-style with chilled braised Australian sea cucumber. It also incorporates ingredients such as frisee lettuce, ice plant, kaffir lime leaves, dried persimmon, and jellyfish heads.
Yusheng on a pizza ($38++) is probably about as unconventional as it can get! A thin and crispy pizza crust with oozy mozzarella cheese serves as a base for housemade passata and Spanish red onions, alongside the usual suspects of smoked salmon, crispy crackers, candied winter melon and julienned greens of baby romaine, daikon and chilli threads served with a piquant plum sauce. Available for both dine-in and takeaway!
Golden Peony’s signature this year is the Fortune Gold Flakes Yu Sheng ($198++), featuring a medley of ingredients including lobster, abalone, mock bak kwa, and plenty of fresh vegetables like pickles and ice plants. Topping it all off is crispy white bait, fish skin, and gold leaf flakes to signify good fortunes ahead!
At first glance, the yusheng by Ya Ge (from $68++) look no different from what we usually see every year. However, the Prosperity Smoked Salmon Yu Sheng, which comes with either Abalone or Crispy Fish Skin, features a unique line-up of ingredients like strawberries, jackfruit, carrots, crispy lotus root, radish, and fried yam, just to name a few. And instead of the usual plum dressing, the yusheng is dressed with a tangy, antioxidant-rich roselle and hawthorn dressing. The real star of the show? A bevy of bunny mango puddings — not to enjoy on the side, but tossed together with all the other ingredients! Available for dine-in and takeaway.
Hai Tien Lo presents four different yusheng platters to choose from this year! These include the Abundance Yu Sheng ($288++) that’s brimming with South Africa abalone, lobster, scallops, coral clam and ice lettuce; the luxurious Vitality Yu Sheng (from $138++) with lobster, abalone and smoked salmon; the classic Double Blessing Yu Sheng (from $78++) with smoked salmon and crispy silver whitebait; and the Nutritious Prosperity is a sustainable choice with vegetarian abalone and ice lettuce.
Up for something out of the norm? The $138++ set menu at modern European restaurant Tablescape features a yusheng shining a spotlight on Josper-grilled Spanish octopus. There's also winter melon, leek, daikon, pickled radishes, kit pan, pomelo, ginger, lotus root, carrots, roasted peanuts and bok chui crackers to signify wealth, peace and good fortune. Avruga caviar and gold leaves add the finishing touch for a lavish platter made for indulgence! Available for dine-in only.
Chinese New Year is never complete without lohei, and Putien is here to back with their Prosperity Yu Sheng (from $39.80++). It features premium abalone and a specially concocted yusheng sauce made with a blend of liquorice, sour plum sauce, tangerine sauce and peanut oil, along with vibrant ingredients such as carrot, radish strips, pomelo strips, jellyfish, roasted white sesame and fried seaweed.
Bedrock Origin at Oasia Resort Sentosa version of yusheng ($88++) features kingfish sashimi and sake-braised New Zealand Wild Black Paua Abalone. This delicacy is slow-braised in sake for six hours till tender and sliced. It also comes with ingredients such as shredded daikon, carrot, cucumber, roasted crushed peanuts, roasted sesame, fried yam strips, golden crackers, cinnamon powder, white pepper powder, sesame oil, and plum sauce. Available for dine-in only.
Peach Blossoms’ Harvest Yusheng ($138++) is an interactive experience where diners smash open a nitrogen-infused rose, revealing a mountain of kanpachi, abalone, crispy whitebait and mixed fruits. This one is exclusively available for dine-in only, but they also have four other options which will be available to takeaway: Fortune Abalone Yu Sheng (from $128++), Prosperity Salmon Yu Sheng with Crispy Whitebait and Nashi Pear (from $108++), Prosperity Salmon Yu Sheng with Nashi Pear (from $98++) and the Vegetarian Abalone Yu Sheng (from S$78++).
Look no further than Straits Bakery for a Peranakan-style yusheng ($128++). Available as part of the cafe’s Chinese New Year menu, it comprises a unique mix of ingredients such as ginger bud, ice plant, baby shrimps, crispy tapioca strips, local herbs, abalone, and a specially created light and refreshing sauce that brightens the dish. Available for both dine-in and takeaway, but do note that there are only 50 sets for takeaway!
Known for their exceptional Japanese cuisine, toss to new beginnings with Keyaki’s Japanese-inspired yusheng platters for a different kind of celebratory meal this year. Their luxurious Premium Yu Sheng ($338++) features luscious cuts of lobster, toro, sake, and hamachi, with generous portions of ikura and uni, along with gold and silver flakes, while the Wafu Yu Sheng ($148++) comes with maguro, sake, hamachi, and tobiko, elevated with jellyfish and shredded pumpkin for added texture. Available for dine-in only.
Jade’s Executive Chef Leong Chee Yeng introduces auspicious dishes inspired by the rabbit’s lovable qualities, which includes the Gold Rush Yu Sheng (from $78++) featuring a rabbit motif and Chinese calligraphy. Pick from Norwegian smoked salmon or plant-based salmon, alongside champagne jelly, shallot oil, and kumquat dressing. There is also the Premium Year of the Rabbit Yusheng ($688++) which is meticulously arranged in the image of a white rabbit. Orders for this needs to be made at least three days in advance.
Tired of the typical Chinese fare? Celebrate the festivities at Chopsuey Cafe within the lush grounds of Dempsey Hill, and enjoy a vast selection of comforting dishes steeped in contemporary Anglo-Chinese and Southeast Asian influences. Kick off the festivities with a healthy Lucky Lunar "Lo Hei" (from $38++) This wholesome dish is a deliciously healthy take on the traditional yusheng, featuring unconventional ingredients such as trout, kale, celeriac, sprouts, red radish, blueberries and wild rice – it hits all the right spots, complete with crackers made with wanton skins! Available for both dine-in and takeaway.
For an east-meets-west type of lohei, look to Mediterranean dining concept Artemis Grill. The regular yusheng set ($68++) includes salmon, ikura caviar, pickled wakame, veggies, tapioca crackers and gold leaf topping. You can also upgrade yours it to the premium set for a bigger group with the add-on of hamachi and Hokkaido scallops! For extra indulgence, you can also add add on some No.25 Oscietra caviar. Make sure to pre-order your luxe platter 24 hours before!
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Si Chuan Dou Hua is the only Chinese restaurant serving fugu, aka pufferfish! Directly imported from the fugu capital of Shimonoseki, it is the main star in the Fugu Japanese Pufferfish Yu Sheng ($198++), where the fugu sashimi are shaped into a rabbit. It also features edible flowers such as Ulam Raja flowers and Sichuan peppercorn leaves, along with ice plants and fresh greens, all tied together by a a zesty yuzu sauce. Available for both dine-in and takeaway.
Man Fu Yuan continues their tradition with a 60-inch Prosperity Rabbit Yusheng ($588++). Shaped into the Chinese character for rabbit, the dish is adorned with mini abalone, lobster, sea urchin, ikura, dried shredded Hokkaido scallops, salmon, and crispy fish skin. Dressed with honey pink guava sauce and shallot oil, then finished with rice pops for some added texture and crunchiness!