We were invited to a media tasting of Peach Blossoms‘ Chinese New Year menu. Peach Blossoms’ location is PERFECT for reunion dinners if like me, you have a habit of visiting River Hongbao after your reunion dinners. Located at Marina Mandarin Singapore, it is right across the road from the floating platform!
Justin (Instagrammer @justinfoodprints) will be taking this space as our guest blogger to share with us the highlights of our meal, and I will share with you the various Chinese New Year menus that Peach Blossoms has available at the end of the post. Over to Justin!
Salmon Yusheng with Mixed Fruits
(Included in 8 Course Eternity Set for $1688++ or 7 course Glorious Set for $2688++ for 10 persons).
This, you can “loh” to your hearts content – it’s pretty, colourful and the bowl is so huge that it should contain most of the shredded aftermath . In terms of taste, this is a special Yusheng containing rock melon, mango, jackfruit, kiwi, pomelo and strawberries. So much crunchy fruity sweetness that you can cut down on the plum sauce and rely more on the play by the multiple fruits.
Premium Matsutake Mushroom in Double-Boiled Kampung Chicken Soup
(Included in $398++ for 4 persons, 7 course Blissful Set).
Matsutake mushroom is known to be the most expensive mushrooms besides top grade truffles, partly because it cannot be farmed and are all hand picked naturally.
The mushroom lends a light earthy tone to the soup, and is wonderfully aromatic. I like that the soup was full of flavour from long hours of double boiling the soup. So good, I finished every drop of it.
Whole Suckling Pig
(Included in $2688++ for 7 course Glorious Set, 10 persons)
This is so good. The suckling pig is crispy and crumbly, and it’s served over softly made crepes with scallion and sweet sauce just like peking duck… but better. The skin of suckling pig is much thicker than that of a peking duck, so the suckling pig is still distinctive even after being rolled into the crepe.
The Glorious Set also includes Salmon Yu Sheng with Mixed Fruits, Whole Suckling Pig, Buddha Jumps over the Wall, Steamed Grouper with Black Garlic.
I really missed this. Now I would like to suggest to more Chinese restaurants to serve this atas version of peking duck!
Steamed Silver Cod with Black Garlic and Grains
(Included in $148++ per person, 6 course Auspicious Set)
Among the many sets available at Peach Blossoms, this suits smaller groups because there is only a minimum of 2 pax for this 6 course menu.
Fragrant black garlic with umami coming from the seasoned grains giving it a more complex texture though still dominated by the smooth and fatty cod. Love this too, suitable for light eaters.
Baked Boston Lobster with Creamy Salted Egg Yolk and Cheese
(Included in $1388++ for 10 persons Delightful Set, or $1488 for 5 persons Fortune Set).
Definitely a luxurious item to serve your guests during Chinese New Year.
The lobster was fresh, bouncy, and only a bit of rubbery though generally tender. Some may like that that the salted egg with cheese sauce was rich and flavourful, while some may feel that with lobster this fresh, the cream could be less heavy so that the natural sweetness of the lobster could shine. I like that it was really tasty, and so convenient with the Boston lobster claw all deshelled.
Wok-fried Fragrant Rice with Chinese sausage and Preserved Meat wrapped in Lotus Leaf
(Included in $398++/$898++ for Blissful Set for 4 person or Contentment Set for 6 person)
It’s good and I just have to eat this even though I was already full by now. The rice was so fragrant, it complemented the tastiness of preserved meats very well. The claypot retained the heat of the rice resulting in that oh-so-comforting steam whenever you lift a spoonful of the well-oiled rice.
Chilled Coconut Jelly with Mango Puree served with Coconut Ice-cream
(included in $148++ per person menu onwards)
Love this dessert, I almost had two bowls of this until @bumble_bee_mum asked me to share my second bowl with her, so we both had 1.5 bowls each
I’ve always been a fan of coconut desserts, especially when this coconut jelly was so soft, with coconut ice cream creamy and rich in coconut taste. The mango puree was also delightful without being sour. I would have ignored the nian gao made from purple sweet potato, but that was pan fried till lightly crispy outside so that was good as well.
Peach Blossoms Chinese New Year Menu 2017
Peach Blossoms has menus catering to families of all sizes – whether you are looking for a couple meal, or a meal for an extended family. They also cater to vegetarians too – how thoughtful!
Below is the full range of their Chinese New Year menu. All the following promotional menus are not applicable with any other promotions, vouchers, privileges, membership/loyalty programmes unless otherwise stated.
All prices are subject to 10% service charge and prevailing government taxes.
Information on Peach Blossoms:
Address: 6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Singapore 039594
- Monday – Friday Lunch: 12.00pm – 3.00pm
- Weekend Lunch (Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays): 11.00am – 3.00pm
- Daily Dinner: 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Tel: (65) 6845 1118
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