When it comes to our pick of top restaurants each Chinese New Year, Szechuan Court at Fairmont Singapore consistently makes the cut, and why shouldn’t it? The head chef, Mok Wan Lok, is immensely innovative, the food is sumptuous, the ambience is calming, the service outstanding. This year is no different – but if you’re not yet convinced, here’s what you can expect from the restaurant this upcoming Year of the Dog, available for an entire month from 1 February to 2 March 2018.
Five Exciting Yu Sheng Variants
Yes, it’s yu sheng, the dish responsible for all that good fortune – and occasionally dirty shirts. Toss to prosperity with Szechuan Court’s Prosperity Yu Sheng, which comes in five different platters and the same colourful medley of julienned vegetables, as well as a special housemade sauce of sweet plum and tangy kumquat. From just $58++ for an economical (but no less delicious) Salmon Yu Sheng to $98++ for one with fresh Lobster or Abalone, relish in the glorious harmony of flavours and textures. Other toppings include the succulent Snow Crab and a vegetarian Abalone and Coconut Pulp option.
A la Carte Culinary Highlights
Throughout the month, make your way down to the restaurant for some of the chef’s favourite culinary innovations both new and old. And what better way to start than with some traditional pen cai? Available for dine-in and takeaway, the Prosperity Pot of Gold ($488++/M or $788++/L) is a pot of edible treasures from the sea, with premium seasonal ingredients like whole South African abalones, Japanese dried oysters, Australian scallops, super fish maw, sea cucumber, and prawns braised for hours in chicken broth.
You won’t go wrong with some soup, certainly not the Double-boiled Soup with Korean Ginseng, Fish Maw, and Superior Sea Cucumber ($68++/person), a piping hot and soothing concoction of nourishing consommé that’s been double-boiled for eight to ten hours. Back by popular demand, the umami-packed Sautéed Australian Scallops and Maine Lobster in X.O. Chilli Sauce ($68++) is a fan favourite, featuring fresh shellfish and scallops that are teeming with natural flavours. And if you have yet to try Szechuan Kitchen’s X.O. sauce, you don’t know what you’re missing.
Other must-tries on this year’s menu include chef’s Kampong Chicken Roll with fresh crab roe ($48++), Stuffed Gingko Nut Prawn Mousse with sweet and sour sauce ($48++), and to top it off on a sweet note, an exquisite duo of Traditional Nian Gao and Golden Corn Nian Gao ($14.80).
Seven Lavish Prosperity Reunion Set Menus
During the same period, how about gathering with your family, friends, or even your colleagues for a comprehensive celebration feast? Depending on the size of your party, choose from sets that feed four (eight-course Auspicious Set, $498++) up to 10 (nine-course Abundance Set, $1380++). Expect only the best and most premium ingredients of the festive seasons, including the whole array of yu shengs and select dishes from the a la carte menu. Don’t eat meat? A vegetarian set menu with dishes like Sauteed “Gong Bao” Tofu, Dried Chilli, Cashew Nuts, and Chinese Yam Rice Net Roll is available at $98 per person. To see the full menus, click here.
Divine Dim Sum Specials
Who says you can’t enjoy the Chinese New Year dining experience without a long meal? Dig into the delicate dim sum creations by the restaurant’s dim sum wunderkind Chef Mandy Yeo. The mouth-watering a la carte spread will see dishes such as the irresistibly fragrant Salted Egg Stuffed Prawn Bean Curd Rolls ($8.80++/3 pieces), luxurious Scallop Mushroom Siew Mai ($9.80++/3 pieces) that’s like no other, traditional Pine Nuts Barbecued Pork Buns ($8.80++/3 pieces) – a Cantonese staple, and decadent Truffle Wild Fungus Crystal Dumpling ($8.80++/3 pieces) for the vegetarians.
The Chinese New Year Lunch & Dinner Menu and a la carte dim sum lunch menu is available from 1 February to 2 March 2018. On the eve of Chinese New Year, two dinner seatings will be available from 6pm – 8pm (1st seating) and 8.30pm – 10.30pm (2nd seating). Book by 8 February 2018 and enjoy 25% off food for a maximum group of 20 diners (excludes 14 and 15 February 2018). More details available here.
For reservations, please call +65 6431 6156 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Szechuan Court is located at L3, Fairmont Singapore, 80 Bras Basah Rd, Singapore 189560.