The kind folks from Park Hotel Group invited bloggers like BFF Jacelyn, Esther and Esmund to Park Palace to sample their Lunar New Year Menu. It wasn't my first time there, do read my previous review for their CNY menu for 2013 here!
As with the previous year, Park Palace went all out with their Yusheng/Lohei!
If you need to impress someone, I'll highly recommend that you bring them to Park Palace. The whole presentation blew our mind. With the huge setup, elaborate decorations and expensive items such as abalone, lobster, geoduck clam, salmon and hamachi, it totally spelt out LUXURIOUS. At S$888++ for the Imperial Five Treasures Golden Shunde Yu Sheng, it better impress your clients. If not, do make sure it's claimable by your company.
Tastewise, they didn't use the traditional salad of radish, carrots, pickled ginger and pomelo. Instead they used crispy fried vermicelli. Something different definitely, instead of the super duper sweet yusheng, it's something more refreshing.
I love Yusheng. It's so fun!
Like last year, I totally enjoyed the Park Palace Imperial Whole Suckling Pig. We enjoyed the lovely pig skin while the meat was fried with the fragrant lemon grass. Favourite dish in the whole menu!
The Lobster Gems in Dual Style featured lobster prepared well, in dual styles. (duh!) They had lobster balls with cheese and sautéed lobster. Never tried a dish like this before and I thought it was unique and super yummy!
The Auspicious Harvest Pen Cai with Nourishing Pig Trotters was as good as I remembered. And as huge as I remembered too. This dish was a tad different from last year's but is as luxurious and rich as the predecessor. Honestly, this dish is good on it's own. The pencai has three layers of 18 luxuriant ingredients and is brimming with collagen. (whee!) Apparently, each layer has auspicious meanings (but was lost on jiak kantang me) The key ingredients were: Sliced abalone, sea cucumber, whole conpoy, prawn balls, roasted duck, roasted pork belly, soya chicken, fatt choy, black mushroom, lotus root, broccoli, radish, beancurd skin, gingko nut, black fungus and of course, the pig trotters. The chefs took at least 5 hours to create this magnificent dish and I highly recommend that you guys order this for CNY.
It ended on a sweet note with these durian ingots. Well, golden ingots of good fortune to be exact! Crispy fritters with lovely durian puree inside. If only the durian puree was super cold instead! A hot favourite!
If you are still looking for a place to dine at for Chinese New Year, do consider Park Palace! They offer Lunar New Year Prosperity Set Menus from S$78++ to S$788++ and are available from 14 January to 14 February.
The CNY menu pricing differs depending on the number of pax:
$78++ per person (max two persons)
$288++ for four persons
$438++ for six persons
$588++ for eight persons
$788++ to S$2388++* for 10 persons
And as always, good food is always appreciated with good company.
Have a great CNY folks!