Spice Up the Tradition of Chinese New Year at Silk Road

Spice Up the Tradition of Chinese New Year at Silk Road

Szechuan cuisine is definitely no stranger to Singapore, but it is not always so straightforward finding a restaurant able to bring out the true flavour of this Chinese provincial cuisine; many establishments are either too uncouth in execution, or simply tone down the spice, and in turn spirit, altogether.

Chinese New Year 2016 - Silk Road Restaurant Amara Singapore Hotel - Eight Treasures Yusheng

The menu at Silk Road RestaurantAmara Singapore Hotel combines the best provincial offerings from Shaanxi, Liaoning and Beijing, but it is their soulful, tantalizing Szechuan dishes that I enjoy the most. Those with venturesome tastebuds in search of something with a ‘mala’ kick this Chinese New Year should definitely go for Eight Treasures Yusheng.

Chinese New Year 2016 - Silk Road Restaurant Amara Singapore Hotel - Eight Treasures Yusheng Full ViewEight Treasures Yusheng

The ubiquitous yusheng platter is layered with cured salmon, jelly fish, golden silver fish, crisp salmon skin, sliced abalone, Ikura (salmon roe), Tobiko (flying fish roe), peaches, then drizzled with chef’s unique, robust Szechuan dressing sauce—enough fragrant, tingling spice for a pleasant complexity, but not enough to burn the tongue.

Read also about my experience at Bar-Roque Grill, Amara Singapore Hotel

Chinese New Year 2016 - Silk Road Restaurant Amara Singapore Hotel - Superior Shredded King Crab Leg & Sea TreasuresSuperior Shredded King Crab Leg & Sea Treasures

Chinese New Year 2016 - Silk Road Restaurant Amara Singapore Hotel - Oven-Baked Sea Perch Fillet with MisoOven-Baked Sea Perch Fillet with Miso

Chinese New Year 2016 - Silk Road Restaurant Amara Singapore Hotel - Superior Braised Abalone with Jelly Cube & Sichuan SauceSuperior Braised Abalone with Jelly Cube & Sichuan Sauce

Other delicious and noteworthy, spice-laced festive creations include the Superior Braised Abalone with Jelly Cube & Sichuan Sauce—masterfully executed till tender hunks of abalone, matched with an appetising level of spiciness—and the finessed Stir-Fried King Prawns with Chilli Bean Sauce.

Overall, the food at Silk Road can be spicy enough to cause spice-adverse diners to start bursting out in a mild sweat, but the menu is thoughtfully well-balanced with various dishes of different spice levels so guests won’t be gulping down glass after glass of water.

Chinese New Year 2016 - Silk Road Restaurant Amara Singapore Hotel - Honey-Glazed Kurobuta Pork with Spicy SauceHoney-Glazed Kurobuta Pork with Spicy Sauce

Chinese New Year 2016 - Silk Road Restaurant Amara Singapore Hotel - Stir-Fried King Prawns with Chilli Bean SauceStir-Fried King Prawns with Chilli Bean Sauce

Chinese New Year 2016 - Silk Road Restaurant Amara Singapore Hotel - Steamed Rice with Preserved MeatSteamed Rice with Preserved Meat

Chinese New Year 2016 - Silk Road Restaurant Amara Singapore Hotel - Hashima with Red Dates & Ginseng and Fried Nian GaoHashima with Red Dates & Ginseng and Fried Nian Gao

Read also about my experience at Bar-Roque Grill, Amara Singapore Hotel

Address: Level 2, Amara Singapore Hote, 165 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088539
Tel: +65 6227 3848

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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