Usher in the year of the Fire Rooster with loved ones at Mandarin Oriental’s Cherry Garden! With a history of winning multiple awards, one can be sure that Cherry Garden will gratify the even the most discerning palates.
Raise your chopsticks and toss to an auspicious new year with Prosperity Yu Sheng (风生水起鱼生) accompanied with fresh salmon and addictive crispy fish skin. The tangy plum sauce and refreshing pomelo did a great job of whetting appetites. Other Yu Sheng variants offered include Salmon Yu Sheng with Alaskan crabmeat & black truffle silvers, Treasure Yu Sheng with hamachi & crispy fish skin and Garden of Health Yu Sheng comprising of fruit & vegetables.
Gather loved ones and indulge in Singapore’ s largest traditional ‘basin dish’ , which measures up to 45 centimetres in diameter and weighs more than 25 kilogrammes. Cherry Garden Luxurious Pen Cai (豪华盆菜) is prepared using 16 premium ingredients which are presented in 3 servings. Oh, decadence!
We started with an extravagant portion of scene-stealing 4-head abalone, succulent lobster, crunchy prawn and plump scallop.
Next, was mushroom, conpoy, roasted duck, lotus chicken, black moss and wolfberries.
The final serving comprises of sea cucumber, roasted pork belly and tientsin cabbage. Other ingredients not captured on camera include dried oyster roll, Chinese sausage, and dace fillet.
Veggies usually don’t excite me much (sorry greens!) but Chef Cheng executed them with so much flair, that even those adverse to vegetables will surely reach for a second helping of Stir-fried Seasonal Vegetables with Black Garlic (黑蒜时蔬) and Wok-fried Mushroom & Celery with XO Sauce (XO 酱芹香炒珍菌).
No Chinese meal is complete without carbs. The Braised Shanghai Nian Gao with Kurobuta Pork and Mixed Vegetables (黑豚肉焖上海年糕) features soft and chewy rice cakes blanketed in a delectable sauce, lightly studded with notes porky goodness. This was a much welcome change from the commonly spotted rice and noodle dishes.
Finally, we rounded off the feast with an exquisite trio of Cherries in Nui Er Hong & Aged Kuei Hua Wine Cocktail Jelly with Lychee Sorbet (樱桃红), Organic Black Bean Pudding with Japanese Sesame Ice Cream (黑珍珠) and Chilled Cream of Mango, Sago Pearls, Pomelo & Lime Sorbet (杨枝甘露). During this tasting, the CNY menu we sampled, Success, includes the lattermost dessert which was a suitably light conclusion to the rich dishes.
To be good is one thing. To be always good is another. Cherry Garden nails it each and every time! Apart from Success, guests can choose from a variety of carefully though-out CNY Set Menus. Alternatively, Dim Sum lovers can savour their favourite morsels during the Weekend Family Brunch.
Patrons who prefer to dine in the comfort of their homes (without slogging it out in the kitchen) will be glad to know that Cherry Garden also offers a mouth-watering Spring Festive Takeaway Menu.
Cherry Garden’s CNY offerings are available from 5th Jan to 11 Feb 2017. View the CNY brochure here.
Much love to Mandarin Oriental for the invite.
Mandarin Oriental Singapore
5 Raffles Avenue
Tel: 6885 3500