Luxe Celebratory CNY Feasts at Man Fu Yuan

Luxe Celebratory CNY Feasts at Man Fu Yuan

Chinese New Year 2016 - Man Fu Yuan InterContinental Singapore - Yusheng, Full View

Executive Chef Eric Neo and his team at the renowned Man Fu YuanInterContinental Singapore never fail to impress with their masterful lineup of seriously sumptuous Cantonese fare. This coming Year of the Monkey is no different; they’ve upped the ante with a whole plethora of exquisite perennial favourites, indulgent new creations, as well as a pleasant twist to their signature mega Yusheng creation.

Chinese New Year 2016 - Man Fu Yuan InterContinental Singapore - Yusheng in Action 2Yusheng with Crispy Monkey Head Mushrooms, Propserity Flakes & Peach Dressing

This year’s magnificent, and gargantuan, Yusheng—artfully capturing the lively nature of monkeys in a bountiful garden—spotlights textures of sweet peaches, crisp ‘monkey head’ mushrooms (hericium mushrooms), and generous portions of gold-coated ‘prosperity’ cornflakes.

The contemporary twist to this traditional festive dish arrives in the form of an a la minute, liquid nitrogen-peach coulis dressing—for both flair and flavour.

Or opt for the takeaway option of Yellowtail Yusheng with Monkey Head Mushroom, Prosperity Flakes & Peach Dressing, priced at $118. Man Fu Yuan’s Lunar New Year highlights and set menus are available 18 January through 22 February 2016.

Chinese New Year 2016 - Man Fu Yuan InterContinental Singapore - Yusheng with Crispy Monkey Head Mushrooms, Propserity Flakes and Peach Dressing in Action

Chinese New Year 2016 - Man Fu Yuan InterContinental Singapore - Australian Lobster and Geoduck Sashimi with Freshly Grated Wasabi & Bonito ShoyuAustralian Lobster and Geoduck Sashimi with Freshly Grated Wasabi & Bonito Shoyu

Instead of the slightly pedestrian pairing, Man Fu Yuan has switched salmon out for luxe servings of Australian Lobster and Geoduck Sashimi, enjoyed with a stronger, fuller flavoured Bonito Shoyu and freshly-grated wasabi.

Chinese New Year 2016 - Man Fu Yuan InterContinental Singapore - Double-boiled Sakura Chicken Soup with Bird's Nest, Fish Maw, Abalone & Black TruffleDouble-boiled Sakura Chicken Soup with Bird’s Nest, Fish Maw, Abalone & Black Truffle

Absolutely divine and delectable is the return-worthy Double-boiled Sakura Chicken Soup with Bird’s Nest (takeaway available, $408 serves 5)—the nourishing concoction comes with premium pairings of fish maw, abalone and hint of  black truffle—the Braised Australian Green Lip Abalone with Spiky Sea Cucumber that comes swathed in layers of lip-smacking gravy goodness.

Chinese New Year 2016 - Man Fu Yuan InterContinental Singapore - Braised Australian Green Lip Abalone and Chinese Mushrooms with Spiky Sea Cucumber & Seasonal VegetablesBraised Australian Green Lip Abalone and Chinese Mushrooms with Spiky Sea Cucumber & Seasonal Vegetables

Chinese New Year 2016 - Man Fu Yuan InterContinental Singapore - Braised South African Abalone and Chicken in CasseroleBraised South African Abalone and Chicken in Casserole

Chinese New Year 2016 - Man Fu Yuan InterContinental Singapore - Man Fu Yuan Deluxe Treasures PotMan Fu Yuan Deluxe Treasures Pot

Of course, who can resist Man Fu Yuan’s signature Deluxe Treasures Pot ($388) that comes filled to the brim with 19 prized ingredients: whole baby abalone, spiky sea cucumber, fish maw, Canadian lobster, goose web, roast duck, quail, dried oyster, pig’s trotter, scallops, prawns, sea whelk, flower mushrooms, cabbage, bean curd skin, fried yam, sea moss, preserved meat, and liver sausages.

This had one of the best broths—thick, savoury and full of flavour—and the duck was tender, nicely tinged with a smokey flavour.

Chinese New Year 2016 - Man Fu Yuan InterContinental Singapore - Man Fu Yuan Deluxe Treasures Pot Portion

Chinese New Year 2016 - Man Fu Yuan InterContinental Singapore - Steamed Alaskan King Crab in Chinese Rice Wine with Chicken Oil & Crispy Pork LardSteamed Alaskan King Crab in Chinese Rice Wine with Chicken Oil & Crispy Pork Lard

Also noteworthy is the Steamed Alaskan King Crab in Chinese Rice Wine with Chicken Oil where the delicate, natural seafood sweetness of perfectly executed, succulent Alaskan King Crab legs is matched with handfuls of satisfyingly crispy, golden-fried pork lard.

Chinese New Year 2016 - Man Fu Yuan InterContinental Singapore - Alaskan King Crab

Chinese New Year 2016 - Man Fu Yuan InterContinental Singapore - Barbecued Whole Suckling Pig with Wok-Fried Glutinous Rice & Goose Liver SausageBarbecued Whole Suckling Pig with Wok-Fried Glutinous Rice & Goose Liver Sausage

Easier said than done, with all the glorious offerings from Chef Eric, but do save some stomach space for a serving (or two) of the Suckling Pig stuffed with Wok-Fried Glutinous Rice & Goose Liver Sausage (takeaway, $388 for whole pig, advance bookings necessary).

That ultra crisp skin breaks to reveal just enough glorious fat and meat, before you bite into the irresistibly fragrant glutinous rice, made flavourful with bits of goose liver sausage.

Chinese New Year 2016 - Man Fu Yuan InterContinental Singapore - Suckling Pig with Wok-Fried Glutinous Rice & Goose Liver Sausage

Chinese New Year 2016 - Man Fu Yuan InterContinental Singapore - DessertsDesserts medley: Sesame Dumpling coated with Ground Peanuts, Golden Egg Custard Pastry, Scented Osmanthus Nian Gao with Shandong Premium Red Dates, Cream of Almond

Address: Level 2, InterContinental Singapore, 80 Middle Road, Singapore 188966.
Tel: +65 6825 1008
Operating hours: Daily 11.45am-3.30pm, 6.30pm-10.30pm

Jazpster
Jazpster

What started out as just something fun for Jasper has developed into a passion for food over the years. Always having weird urges to take pictures of other diners’ food, he is used to being forcefully restrained by dining companions, but has yet to have security called on him. Jasper is open to all sorts of cuisines and dishes, and is always on the lookout for a good meal or deal. To him, an ideal restaurant is one that combines good food, friendly service and a warm ambience. "Food is all about the dining experience."

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