Contrary to my previous post, my first lo hei of 2015 was actually at Li Bai, not Jade!
This year, the culinary team at the award-winning cantonese restaurant has curated a celebratory feast, starting with an auspicious 鸿运三文鱼捞起!
You can create a personalised yu sheng by opting to add more ingredients like shredded abalone, crispy salmon fish skin and lobster. We had the latter and it was so fresh that I wish we had more! By the way, food for thought: carrot represents luck, pomelo for a smooth sailing year and crisp crackers to symbolise abundance. Toss to greater heights, huat ahhhhhh!!!
Lobster “Yu Sheng Loh Hei” Platter (starts from $52+ for small; add lobster for $35+ per 100g)
I love lo hei-ing at restaurants because it means I don’t have to clean up the mess at home haha. But if you prefer celebrating in the comfort of your home, the yu sheng will be available for takeaway from 2 February to 4 March 2015~
Good Chinese restaurants will deliver a knockout bowl of soup and Li Bai is no exception. K had a nourishing double-boiled chicken soup with fish maw and morel mushrooms while my pumpkin soup was cutely presented in a steamed whole pumpkin and filled to overflowing with premium assorted seafood. Comforting is an overused word, but it is what it is!
Thick Soup of Pumpkin prawn, scallop, abalone, crab
More lobster? Yes please! This time in a sauteed form with crunchy asparagus and carrot. There was minimal seasoning so the sweetness of the lobster meat was very apparent.
Sauteed Lobster crispy rice basket
I was extremely pleased that chef prepared a portion of his signature baked cod fish for me. Loved this dish back in 2013 when I tasted it for the first time; still loving it very much two years later! Points scored for consistency!
Baked Canadian Cod ophiopogon root and honey
Besides yu sheng, another festive delicacy that can be bought straight out from the kitchen of Li Bai to yours is the 五头南非鮑魚八宝鸭, i.e. 8 treasures duck with abalone. The meat was stewed with a melange of treasures from lotus seed and sea cucumber to salted egg and chestnut to bring out the robust flavours. Now all you need is some fragrant white rice!
Stewed “Eight Treasures” Duck with 5-Head Abalone ($388+) lotus seed, chinese mushroom, sea cucumber, salted egg, barley, chicken, pork, chestnut
My thanks to the Sheraton team for the kind invitation!
Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant Sheraton Towers Singapore 39 Scotts Road Singapore 228230 6839 5623