Usher in the Year of the Pig with bounteous Chinese New Year feast
The entire family will be all smiles upon setting eyes on the adorable Special Piggy Edition Gold Rush Yu Sheng, a work of art from Jade at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore that takes 1.5 hours to create (you’ll need to place your order two days in advance). Pink radish is accompanied by lobster, Australian abalone and Norwegian salmon for a cheeky yet decadent take on the festive staple. The rest of the menu includes more sumptuous nods to this year’s zodiac animal, including the Triple Bliss Braised and Roasted Pork Belly with Steamed Bun. As rich in meaning as it is in flavour, pen cai is a delectable pot of goodness brimming with auspicious delicacies. Yàn’s Yàn Harvest Pen Cai is full of lavish ingredients such as pig trotter, roast pork and dried pig skin; and includes braised delights like sea cucumber and whole conpoy. Save space for its Signature Crispy Roast Suckling Pig Served in 3 Ways: Crispy skin sits alongside succulent carved shoulder and oven-baked fillet with lemongrass. For a decidedly unconventional offering, book a table for dinner at Park Hotel Alexandra’s Botanique to try the Golden Roasted Pork Porchetta. Savour crisp crackle and moist flesh in one tantalising bite of pork belly stuffed with salted egg paste, curry leaves and chopped chilli padi in an intimate ballroom setting. Min Jiang at Goodwood Park Hotel has options for traditionalists and progressives alike—the former can enjoy Braised Pork Belly with Pan-fried Lotus Root Pork Patties and Sea Treasures in Claypot, while the latter can sink their teeth into the Prosperity Duo of Deep-fried Pork Knuckle and Slow-baked Honey Butter Ribs. Then, toast to a prosperous year ahead while taking in the view at Mandarin Oriental’s MO Bar with The Golden Fortune, a robust mix of gin infused with barbecued pork, dry vermouth, gold leaf and aromatic oil.
BY ANNABELLE FERNANDEZ