Where to Eat in Singapore This Week: Fat Cow, Peach Blossoms, Yàn, Restaurant Jag, Chopsuey Cafe
The feasting continues now that we’re a few weeks away from Chinese New Year. If you want to celebrate early just to have a go at the quintessential pen cai or Buddha Jumps Over the Wall, we’re not stopping you. In fact, here are some restaurants to get you started.
1/5 Fat Cow
If your New Year’s resolution is to indulge more, you’ll want to try Fat Cow’s Fuyu Matsuri Wagyu omakase dinner, available until February 29. The star of this 11-course meal is the well-marbled Kumamoto Wagyu, but of course, there are many more delights to try.
These include the sekoshi kaki kobuyaki, a charcoal-grilled oyster with kelp, and the shiro saba fugu karaage, a fried golden pufferfish. Save space for the stunning Chateaubriand grill, cooked to a precise medium-rare and redolent with smoky flavours.
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2/5 Peach Blossoms
It’s never too early to start your CNY celebration. Thankfully, you and your family can dig into the Harvest Set menu, available from January 6 to February 8. Start the meal on a prosperous note with the yellowtail yu sheng with amaebi, smoked caviar, crispy fish and nashi pear.
This is followed by more delicious eats such as stewed Japanese Wagyu beef oxtail with pan-fried fish maw and dried oyster, and refreshing chilled coconut jelly with honeybee bird’s nest pastry as dessert.
Head chef Ng Sen Tio has crafted festive sets, available from now until February 8, to get you started on your CNY festivities. Bountiful creations abound, from the signature Kaleidoscope of Prosperity, a Shunde-style yu sheng of crispy vermicelli, purple and sweet potatoes, kai lan and pickled ginger, to the nourishing double-boiled Peru maca soup with dried seafood.
The feasting continues with the delectable sautéed prawns with vegetables accompanied with deep-fried mango and scallops roll, as well as the steamed star grouper with Yunnan preserved vegetables and cordyceps flower. The latter dish comprises wild-caught fish that has been filleted and arranged into the shape of a dragon, and decorated with cordycep flowers.
4/5 Restaurant Jag
Take a break from the CNY merriment for the most indulgent brunch, happening on January 11 at 11am. Prepare your appetite for a tantalising spread courtesy of chef Jeremy Gillon, which includes unlimited servings of Toretama eggs from the Oita Prefecture in Japan; waffles, crepes, croissants and freshly baked breads.
What’s brunch without champagne, right? So, take advantage of the freeflow Champagne Bruno Paillard Premier Cuvée Extra Brut. There are other stellar wines, too, including the Chéne Bleu Viognie IGP Vaucluse 2016, and the Couvents des Jacobins Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2008.
5/5 Book Ahead: Chopsuey Cafe
The restaurant has curated two CNY sets available from January 13 to February 8. The first menu is for smaller parties as it comprises seven dishes, including the Chopsuey Lucky Lunar Lo Hei.
It’s a healthier version of the yu sheng packed with fresh trout, kale, blueberries and wild rice, and dressed in a concoction of fresh calamansi, lemon juice, plum sauce, marmalade and Japanese vinegar.
It only gets better from here, especially with creations like hot and sour chicken soup; Chopsuey chilli jam prawns stacked with crispy egg clouds; and wok-fried claypot rice. The latter brims with traditional sausage, water chestnuts and fresh herbs.
Chopsuey Cafe | 01-23, 10 Dempsey Road, S(247700) | 6708 9288