Indulge in classic Cantonese dishes at one of the most luxurious Cantonese restaurants in Singapore - Yan Ting at The St. Regis Singapore. Chinese New Year (2017) goodies and takeaway favourites are available until 11 February 2017 - members of the Supper Club at The St. Regis Singapore can receive up to 25% off gourmet takeaways.
Yan Ting is actually one of my personal favourites - I end up getting the really value for money Pun Choy set from The St. Regis Singapore each year since it comes with a Yu Sheng, glutinous rice dish and dessert - all for S$488+ (which is incredible value if you ask me!). In case you are wondering, eligible spend here at Yan Ting have also earned me SPG Points which you can now convert to Marriott Rewards Points at a 3:1 ratio (read more about it HERE!). The Prosperity “Yu Sheng” with Norwegian Salmon is delightfully refreshing and while it does not necessarily stand out as being unique, it is done consistently well throughout the years.
The Chinese New Year Pun Choy is one of my favourites - this dish right here is the reason why I return to Yan Ting each year on Lunar New Year's Eve. Drenched in an infinitely-delicious braised sauce, every component of this treasure pot (including premium abalones, dace fish, dried oysters, sea cucumbers, pork belly, roasted duck and soya sauce chicken) is cooked to perfection. If you are looking for a treasure pot to impress your family this year, this is it!
The Deep-fried Sea Perch Fillet with Fermented Beancurd was an interesting one and since I personally do not really like fermented beancurd in general, it was rather ordinary for me. The deep-fried sea perch on its own was delicious - the batter was light, the fish was fresh and it was not oily at all. I would have personally preferred the sauce to be served on the side instead of drizzling all over that delicious piece of sea perch.
Crustacean-lovers should not miss not on the Braised King Prawn with Shrimp Oil - the size of this prawn is massive and the texture of the flesh is reminiscent to that of a lobster.
Like all other dishes photographed here (with the exception of the Yu Sheng), the Braised Boneless Short Ribs is served in a tasting portion - the beef was excellently executed and the fork-tender ribs were just brimming with flavours.
A popular dish here at Yan Ting (which used to be a secret amongst regulars) is the Green Dragon Vegetable which is brought personally by a restaurant staff from Cameron Highlands - the best way to allow the vegetable to showcase itself is to wok-fry it gently with garlic.
It is also impossible to celebrate the Lunar New Year without a solid glutinous rice dish and the version here at Yan Ting is easily one of my favourites this year. The Wok-fried Glutinous Rice with Wind-dried Sausages is fragrant without being overly-dry. In fact, this dish comes complimentary if you get the Lunar New Year Pun Choy set!
Yan Ting continues to be one of the best restaurants in Singapore during the Lunar New Year season. The dishes are executed well and you do get the attention that is often neglected during this season. The price point is definitely on the higher-side (it is The St. Regis Singapore after all!) but if you are looking for an experience to remember, this will definitely not disappoint.
This was an invited Media Tasting session, though all views expressed are my own.