Thursday, January 15, 2009

Yan Ting @ St. Regis Singapore

Yam And Radish Cakes

Home-made X.O. Sauce

Nine Fishes Year Cake

Prosperity Yu Sheng With Salmon

Double-Boiled Shark's Fin with Three Treasures

Prosperity Oyster With Braised Sliced Abalone

2007 Dorsheim Goldloch Riesling Kabinett, Schlossgut Diel

Steamed Coral Trout 'Tong Sing' Grouper accompanied with Wok-Fried Glutinous Rice with Wind-Dried Sausages.

Crispy Glutinous Rice Cake

Traditional Azuki Bean Paste

More desserts.

Deep-fried Sesame Ball and Deep-fried Dumping filled with Nuts

With a theme like Treasures of the Sea, one can expect nothing short of opulence, from the presentation to the ingredients used. The Chinese New Year element was represented by the auspicious names designed for each dish.

The Yu Sheng, with its light and flavourful dressing, which combined the usual plum sauce with a selection of fruit juices, was appetizing. The whole dorsal fin that befitted the bowl of the second dish was cooked to perfection, complete with a subtle savoury taste from the broth. The three treasures (dried scallop, mushroom and bamboo pith) hidden beneath the fin added to the aroma of the broth. To pair the sweet 2007 Dorsheim Goldloch Riesling Kabinett from Schlossgut Diel with the fresh taste of abalone was nice. The side of oyster scored high with its creative use of both eastern and western ingredients. Soft black moss, crunchy julienned onions and oyster covered with mild-flavoured, creamed cheese. It was fantastic, both taste and texture wise. Portions of the coral trout and glutinous rice were large but fortunately, still left a slight space for the desserts which came in form of Crispy Glutinous Rice Cake. The crispy batter complemented both the soft, sweet rice and water chestnut cakes well. Tangerine peel provided a touch of zing to the azuki bean paste.

Presented were the yam and radish cakes as well, which had a soft, almost melting texture and enhanced with a smoky aroma from the waxed sausages. The home-made chilli sauce added sweetness to the savoury morsels. Other dim sums on sale include the deep-fried sesame balls and dumplings filled with nuts. The dumplings, which consisted of sugar-coated peanuts wrapped in a crispy layer of fried pastry, were nice.

Having won numerous awards, this restaurant certainly scores with its creativity and style. Perhaps a little more subtlety in the taste and texture will push it even further. Overall, a fantastic meal with the pleasure of meeting new fellow food bloggers; Camemberu, DimSumDolly, MissyGlutton, NinjaHelloKitty, Superfinefeline, Bossacafez and Kelvin whose organized dinners I've attended before. This dinner was made possible by the hotel’s marketing communications group and Flickr/Yahoo! Thanks for the invite!

Yan Ting
The St. Regis Hotel
Tel: (+65)6506 6866



Yam And Radish Cakes: S$22.80 each
Home-made X.O. Sauce: S$30.00 per bottle
Deep-fried Sesame Ball: S$18
Deep-fried Dumping filled with Nuts: S$18
Nine fishes Year Cake: S$68

Abundance 6-course Set Menu (S$108++ per person) includes:
Prosperity 'Yu Sheng' with Salmon
Double-Boiled Shark's Fin with Three Treasures
Crispy Soft Shell Crab with Pan-Roasted Rack of Lamb Scented with Uigut Spices
Prosperity Oyster With Braised Sliced Abalone
Steamed Coral Trout 'Tong Sing' Grouper accompanied with Wok-Fried Glutinous Rice with Wind-Dried Sausages
Traditional Azuki Bean Paste with Crispy Glutinous Rice Cake

Treasures Of The Sea by Yan Ting set menus:

Abundance: 6-course at S$108++ per person
Golden Jade: 8-course set at S$128++ per person
Fortune & Prosperity: 8-course at S$218++ per person

And are available for lunch and dinner on the following dates:
25, 26-28 January 2009 (11:45 am – 2:30 pm (lunch), 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm (dinner))
1 February 2009 (11:00 am – 4:00 pm (lunch), 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm (dinner))


Life for Beginners said...

Wahh... Opulence is right, man. I'm flabbergasted by both the style AND the substance that went with it.

(Now secretly wishes he was a Singaporean flogger.)


Faye fly said...

y u so fast lo yu shang one ?! wanna get older faster hor ;p

J2Kfm said...

wah .... jaws dropping @ the prices. =O

azuki is the glamour name for red beans right?

Yin said...

oooh, i've only been to st. regis once...and that was for an event so we only got to sample the breakfast. i loved the whole oriental theme that was going on in the hotel :)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

ohhh lalalala...thats grand i tell u..

sc said...

very fancy meal indeed..
the dimsums are darn ex though, even costlier than those I had in hong kong..

Live2Talk said...

the fish cake is too delicate and pretty to be eaten :P the food is so yummylicious la sweetie, nei hoe yau hau fook :)

mimid3vils said...

So fast lou sang dy? So let me be the 1st greet u " GONG XI FA CAI" !!!!

CUMI & CIKI said...

think you've taken your photography skills to new heights hairy!!! very good! hmmm... makes me wanna trade in the point and shoot for something better.. i tell ya...

Selba said...

My... that's really expensive! Well, I guess because I converted it to Rupiah (and compare to our living cost).

But it totally looks great and so exclusive :)

jasmine said...

what a way to start the CNY feasting ball rolling. Hehe. and i thought my CNY meal was extravagant. Lol.

and ps. your photos are exquisite here. looking at them more than the words :P

ladyironchef said...

looks good! so many bloggers with dslr, everybody photos have different angles and perspective. nice.

ai wei said...

i wanna say...

they are ARTS,
not FOOD!

ck lam said...

I admired the way they decorate the food, especially so for the simple dish of glutinous rice.
Indeed perfectly done by the chefs.

Jason said...

Nice spread of CNY menu :)

Camemberu said...

I love your shots!

I like the way we all interpreted the same dishes differently with our cameras! :D

Nic (KHKL) said...

kenny, with your frequent visits to singapore, i'm sure you'll be able to blog about singaporean food on a regular basis. let me know when u r coming lar.

faye, haha! i din know that lo sang will make me old. but it's delicious. hmmm, i think i prefer to age and lo sang than to stay young but no lo sang.. :)

j2kfm, well, given the ambiance, ingredients and originality, i think the price's pretty ok lah. yupe, azuki is actually a large red bean while the usually hong dao suis are made of the smaller red bean.

yin, hi hi! thanks for stopping by! judging from my dinner, i'm sure your breakfast was awesome! yeah, i like the neo-oriental theme as well. kinda different, right? :)

joe, yupe, yupe. agree! especially with all the novel ingredients used. a little more subtlety will make the dinner even more fantastic.

sc, i think the dim sums are for a limited time only. perhaps that's the reason for the price. but yeah, u hv reminded me of hong kong dim sum! the minced beef balls and quicksand buns. ahhhh.......

live2talk, yeah, and they used 9 fishes to symbolize longevity. thanks sweetie! yeah, it was a yau hau fook moment, definitely! ;)

mimi, GONG XI FA CAI to you too!!!! and HONG BAO NA LAI!!!! hahahaha...well, i am afterall, still single. so i can still get ang pow..hehehe...

Nic (KHKL) said...

cumi & ciki, thanks so much!!! long time no see already hor? hmmm, we should meet up soon! btw, i just saw pics from a 1000D from canon. kinda good! bila mau tukar? ;)

selba, given the nice ambiance, good and fresh ingredients, i think the price is already. and i totally agree on the exclusive description! ;)

jasmine, i think the other best part was to be able to meet more new singaporean food bloggers. a fun crowd, i must say. and thanks for the compliment!! ;) i'll work harder to take better pictures! ;)

ladyironchef, yeah, i think that's the beauty of it. everyone has a different perspective of what's in fron of them. cant wait to have another gathering! ;)

ai wei, wow! i agree with you! sometimes, food can be so artistically cooked and decorated that makes eating a little overwhelming. maybe that's why they say that eating is an art. :)

ck lam, i must agree on the deco and the simplicity of the dishes. very nicely done. but i thought it lacked a certain refinement that i was looking for. overall, a nice dinner! ;)

jason, yupe, agree. the usage of good ingredients for the taste and texture. ;)

camemberu, thank you, thank you! nice meeting you at yan ting!! ;) oh yeah, looking at our pictures, we have such different angles! certainly an enjoyable food photography session. with nice food as well! ;)

kampungboycitygal said...

everything looks so pretty, esp the fish nian gao..cant bring myself to eat it

Shell (貝殼) said...

u always shows your professional skill in your photos! nice job!

i like the way u shoot the "Double-Boiled Shark's Fin with Three Treasures", need to stand up when u take tis photo?

backStreetGluttons said...

so absolutely young , those things.
2 worlds in one fell sweep how nice

Happy year of the Ox from

the Gluttons

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Somehow, the term "wind-dried" sausages makes me think of other things. :-P The food looks amazing, though. The little fishies are so pretty!! I wouldn't have the heart to eat works of art like that.

Nic (KHKL) said...

kampungboycitygal, the set was rather filling. so, as much as i like to makan the fish, i think i'll hafta tar pau d... ;)

Shell (貝殼), woah, thank you for the compliment!! :) i stood up to take that shot. it's quite difficult to aim, so i took a few shots to get that. do try it out, ya! ;)

backstreetgluttons, the worlds collide into one big bang and before we know it, it's a small world again and again and again. before that, let us rejoice in the year of the ox. Happy Lunar New Year, team!!! :)

lyrical lemongrass, hmmm, i wonder what the "other things" or tongue related? hehehe...yeah, the fishies look really beautiful. a top view is like 'em swimming in the pond liddat. ;)

Precious Pea said... nice to look at....lagi nice to feast on. Yummyy!! Anyway, wishing you a Happy Moo Moo Year fills with lots of joy and happiness :)

Big Boys Oven said...

wow amazing . . .. that's how we begin the CNY 2009!

Simon Seow said...

So nice got free luxury meal.