We just celebrated the Fun & Crazy Party of New year on last month.
And Next WHAT ?? CNY is coming soon in another 3 weeks.
Family gathering and CNY festive are just in a corner of all of us.
So, what is your MENU plan for CNY ?
Lou Hei – Yu Sheng is absolutely what we are waiting for on every lunar year.
I am truly honored to be able to enjoy the first Lunar New Year menu from Dian Xiao Er 店小二 Will be launched on this coming Friday 30th Jan 2015 till the last day of CNY.
About Dian Xiao Er
Dian Xiao Er is a restaurant, specialty in traditional Chinese cuisine with an unique Ancient inn dining experience. It has been operated for 13 years with the first outlet at Chinatown and subsequent expanding at various shopping malls, reach up to 10 outlets across Singapore.
The tasty food is absolutely no doubt with a comfort food in a homely setting, slightly above Zi Char pricing. The rustic ambience features the freshness of their famous signature herbal roast duck which are prepared and roasted daily in their kitchen.
Customer can choose to have a different dining ambience, designed from the traditional Chinese inn to dining inside a rustic timber shed at the foot of a stone cliff .
To usher the golden year of goat, Dian Xiao Er has specially created dishes for us to indulge for this season. The featuring special menu on Golden Jubilee Year as follow :
- Sauteed Baby Lobster with Pumpkin Sauce
- Prosperous Braised Trotters
- Hongkong Style Chinese Pomfret
To stay true on the delectable dishes and bring the guest to enjoy the most memorable dining experience for CNY season, Dian Xiao Er has put down the efforts in order to come out with a delicious choice for Lunar New Year Menu thru having a discussion with their Chefs and a number of tasting since Last November.
Salmon Yu Sheng
The first meal served in our table. Everyone was WAOW !!~~ large portion of Yu Sheng for 12 pax And included Me !!! was excited to wait for Lou- Hei together.
Sided with a Fresh Salmon, Oil to avoid the dryness of vegetable absolutely it is (not a cooking oil ), Delicious Plum Sauce, and Yummy Crackers.
Do you know what is the correct step to eat Yu Sheng ?
First of all, squeeze the lime on the salmon to have a savoury and enhance the test
Next then , Put the salmon on top of vegetable
Continue on by, Pouring the Oil and Plum Sauce together
Lastly, sprinkle the cracker on the Yu Sheng
Now is a time to LOU - HEI .. !!!! ~~~ ( shout out all the Chinese Prosperous Poem )
Everyone hand was busy and Let's Lou High High ..
Shark's Fin Broth with Crab Meat & Conpoy
Special designed for CNY occasion, the luxury dish of Shark’s Fin Broth comes together with Crab Meat and Conpoy - dried scallops serve as a delectable light meal for family enjoy.
For Ala – carte order is only available either with Crab Meat or Conpoy instead of both. So, why not go for Menu Set to have both as it would be much more appetizing.
Signature Herbal Roast Duck with 3 Flavours( Angelica Herb, Ten Wonders, Wild Ginseng )
The signature Herbal Roast Duck is a must try at Dian Xiao Er. The art of duck roasting has been acquired through years of experience. The finest quality of Cherry Valley ducks they use, combined with a traditional preparation technique and modern equipment yield the tasty perfect roasted ducks.
The common signature is Ten Wonder Herbs Roast Duck. Duck is roasted with the herbs and subsequently the herbs will be used for its sauce. The tender and sweetish juicy of its meat especially the crispiness of its skin is really awesome to have more of its ideal roasted ducks.
From Left to Right : Wild Ginseng, Ten wonders, Angelica Herb
To have a flawless enjoyable roasted duck with a special recipe of its each sauce, Firstly we shall start the secret recipe sauce from :
- Angelica Herb known as Dang Gui 当归 in chinese - the least strong taste and lesser herbal.
- followed by Ten Wonders - my favorite although it is a bit salty.
- lastly followed by the strongest taste of Wild Ginseng - mulberry
Sauteed Baby Lobster with Pumpkin Sauce
Special dishes of Golden baby lobster are tossed in delectable thick salted egg sauce and sweetened with pumpkin for a sweet touch. Lobster is easier to come out from its shell when you dig. It is much more convenient to eat with no hassle without the use of hand.
The lovely pumpkin sauce made me couldn’t left out my hand from digging the sauce to eat together with lobster. It is a good choice to satisfy you palates and special created to start off for your sweet note of the year. Note
: It was cooked with Chili Padi hence the spice is there. But, surprised !! i didn't taste the spice at all perhaps my tounge has been freezed by spiciness.
So, Readers !! Please take on note it
Prosperous Braised Trotter
Originated dishes from Malaysia, and recommended trotters by their professional chef. It is a traditional dish braised for over a few hours. A tender soft meat well complemented with the savouriness of dried oysters and shitake mushrooms, indulge in the flavourful combination for a traditional feast with family.
Hongkong Style Chinese Pomfret
The most prized grade of Chinese Pomfret – Steamed Fish. Rarely, to have this big portion of Pomfret and it is also my first time to see it. Good to have this to start ahead for Lunar New Year occasion as it is a must have for celebratory occasions.
Steamed with ginger in a hongkong style to retain its freshness and tender meat. Although the meat was not soft but the complement of light sauce to accentuate the au nature! freshness of fish and tasty fried onion make the Pomfret to have more flavoursome.
Luxurious Abalone Treasure Pot
The luxurious abalone as what we have during CNY is served in a pot with complement of soya sauce and braised for quite a some tome together with a tasty dishes of sea cucumber known as Hai sen - 海参in chinese, carrot, sweet – pea, fish maw, and mushroom.
It was a bit dry, hard and raw on some dishes thus it was not really so appetizing but the fish-maw was nice and soft enough. Nonetheless, After gotten our feedback, I believe that before the official launched of their CNY menu, they will make an improvement on it and serve the best quality for customer to enjoy!
D – Boiled Hashima ( Cold )
A chinese dessert prepared in a thin cold broth together with raw sugar, red dates and some Chinese herbs which allegedly has all sorts of health benefits. Generally, hashima is a cheaper version of bird’s nest soup.
It really doesn’t taste anything other than the taste came from midly sweet broth rather than the jelly but it is good for refreshing after a dinner as a light nature.
: There is an early bird discount for takeaway packages before 1st February 2015
Saturday will be the Last day to enjoy the special prices !
Collection : 18 February, between 9am to 3 pm
Order have to be made in – store and collected in the same outlet
Details of the CNY Menu Set & reservation, you could refer to their website