Toss To Prosperity

The festive yu sheng gets an sumptuous upgrade.

For Japanese-style yu sheng, try Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant’s Salmon Roe and Hamachi Loh Hei Platter (from $98 for small; $178 for large). The ingredients are flown in from Japan and served with a colourful spread of pomelo, sweet potato and pickled ginger. Available for dine-in and takeaway. Sheraton Towers Singapore, 39 Scotts Road. Tel: 6839 5623

Ellenborough Market Café introduces the Prosperity Smoked Kurobuta Pork Yu Sheng ($88). The pork is fried to a crisp like bacon; the savoury strips are then mixed with tender slices of smoked salmon and a tart lemon and plum sauce. Available for takeaway. Swissôtel Merchant Court Singapore, 20 Merchant Road. Tel: 6239 1847/1848

Seafood lovers will rejoice at Man Fu Yuan ‘s 60-inch wide Prosperity Yu Sheng ($138, up to 10 guests). It’s teeming with plump scallops from Hokkaido, salmon slices and, for an extra crunch, crispy pork skin. Available for takeaway. InterContinental Singapore, 80 Middle Road. Tel: 6825 1008

Newly appointed executive chef Ben Zeng of Hai Tien Lo has created a piglet-style yu sheng platter in a choice of six flavours. The star is the Blossoming Treasures Yu Sheng, which brims with slices of abalone, suckling pig, black truffles as well as crab meat sticks (from $138). Available for dine-in and takeaway. Level 3, Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard. Tel: 6826 8240

Min Jiang at One-North’s Fruitful Abundance Yu Sheng with Whole Abalone comes with a refreshing Raspberry and Sour Plum Sauce (from $118). Expect yuzu jelly ingots, a variety of tropical fruits and greens to go along with baby abalones and tobiko. Available for dine-in. 5 Rochester Park. Tel: 6774 0122

Get creative at Escape Restaurant & Lounge’s DIY Yu Sheng Station, which is one of the highlights of its Prosperity Feast buffet (available for lunch and dinner, from $68). The spread will also include Sautéed Roast Pork and Wealthy Poon Choi (dinner only) among other savouries. Lobby level, One Farrer Hotel, 1 Farrer Park Station Road. Tel: 6705 7828

Jade’s Gold Rush Yu Sheng is one of the most extravagant renditions we have seen this year. On top of the lavish servings of abalone, lobster and salmon, it comes with bouncy blobs of champagne jellies. The latter complements the honey pineapple dressing. It’s available as part of the Grand Fullerton Golden Feast ($238/person). The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, 1 Fullerton Square. Tel: 6877 8188

Golden Peony's Prosperity Treasure Set ($488), available as a takeaway, features a Fortune Salmon and Crispy White Bait Yu Sheng. The tangy starter is also available as part of their Lunar New Year menu ($118/person; $1,398 for 10 persons). Other yu sheng options include The Fortune Abalone and Salmon (from $98) and the luxurious Fu Lu Shou Tri-star of Lobster, Abalone, and Salmon (from $128). Level 3, Conrad Centennial Singapore, 2 Temasek Boulevard. Tel: 6432 7482