We were recently at Xin Cuisine to sample their Lunar New Year dishes and it was quite an eye opener.
The first thing that ‘wow’-ed us was the huge Horse designed, Xin’s Superior Seafood Yusheng.
Just take a look at that, doesn’t it look so beautiful?
If you have it as a-la-carte, it is $488. If you order some of the Auspicious Blossoms Set menu, it is part of the set.
The other ingredients that goes into the Yusheng includes the Gold Leaf Australian Lobster.
There’s also Salmon, Tuna, Japanese Sweet Prawns, Geoduck Clam and Ikan Parang.
It does sound tempting doesn’t it? It’s still within the 15 days of CNY, and if you want to go for something really extravagant, maybe you can nudge your boss and colleagues to go.
The well wishes being uttered and everyone ‘shou tao’ (received) the wishes.
The sauces they had was in a correct combination and when we ate it, it was just nice.
Off we go tossing! There’s too much precious and delicious ingredients to waste it all on the table!
Carefully and yet happily tossing away!
After the delicious Yusheng, we had another treat ready for us.
It’s a double-boiled dumpling soup with seafood and truffle.
It costs $10 per person and I think it’s quite a good deal for such a luxurious soup.
Yes, black truffles in a Chinese Soup really makes it taste really good.
If you are into truffles, you probably would want to come here and try this soup.
I really like the bits of dried scallops, mushroom and pork in it.
The next dish we had was the Lobster and Fish Roe with Scrambled Egg.
Probably the most delicious scrambled eggs I have tried in recent times. They use only egg whites and the egg whites are so light and soft. Even without the lobster, I can eat a huge bowl of this egg whites.
Available in Small $48, Medium $72 and Large $96.
Next was a Poached Garoupa with Fresh Mushroom in Superior Soup.
Someone said, the fiercer the look of the fish, the tastier it is, do you think so?
If you are a Chinese Soup person, this is something you would probably enjoy.
The creamy stock was just so lovely. Something that any Cantonese mother-in-law will approve!
Inside this earthen claypot is a treasure trove. All the delicious food that Chinese loves from the sea, land or even mountains are inside this dish. When it’s opened up, everyone just ‘wah!’.
The Traditional Pencai here is not expensive too, compared to others that our family had ordered and paid for. The Large is $368 and the Small is $268.
The thing that caught my eye were the cubes of Roast Porks in the middle of the pot!
This was the large and we really enjoyed this dish. It was served to us by layers by the service staff.
The first layer of the Pen Cai being served to us. After this, we were too busy eating, no more photos of the other layers.
I am sure some of you some of you have small families and find it difficult to order Pencai. Just order a Pencai and eat only that! That’s what we recently did.
‘Home-style’ Roast Duck with Tea Leaves. It’s $68 for a whole duck.
This is an award winning duck! There’s something called Chaine Des Rotisseurs in the world and they have awarded Xin a silver award for this dish!
The duck was quite fragrant and it has a nice crisp skin as well. Well seasoned and I probably can come here with my mum and mother in law. The 3 of us love roast duck and the 3 of us can just order a duck and enjoy ourselves!
For desserts, there’s the traditional, the Fried Nian Gao. ($9 for 3 pieces) and the modern, deep-fried soursop with Bailey’s Chocolate. (also $9 for 3 pieces).
I personally prefer the traditional dessert. I think soursop and alcoholic chocolate is a bit too exquisite for me.
A big thanks to the Holiday Inn Atrium team for hosting the group of us. We really had a good time.
The chef helming the kitchen are:
– Chinese Executive Chef Eric Chan Lap Hing who is a master in Cantonese cuisine. He has worked in kitchens in Hong Kong and also Crystal Jade Group, Resorts World Sentosa and also the Imperial Treasure Group.
– Chef Cheung Kin Nam, who has distinguish himself in the art of delicate and innovate Dim Sum and Pastries. He has more than 30 years of experience in kitchens in China and Hong Kong.
Xin CuisineHoliday Inn Singapore Atrium
317 Outram Road
Tel: +65 6733 0188