Usher in the Year of the Rooster with Rice of the Phoenix Yu Sheng from Gourmet Carousel, Royal Plaza on Scotts

Usher in the Year of the Rooster with a local twist on your taste buds – introducing the Rice of the Phoenix Yu Sheng or “龙凤呈祥鱼生”, a dish created by the talented culinary team behind award-winning buffet restaurant, Carousel, at Royal Plaza on Scotts.

Influenced by Singapore’s heritage, the inspiration for Rice of the Phoenix Yu Sheng comes from a well-known local dish – chicken rice. Regarded as a national favourite, the culinary team sets out to re-create a Yu Sheng that evokes the flavours of this iconic local dish to welcome the Year of the Rooster.

The Rice of the Phoenix Yu Sheng is made out of salient ingredients of the Singapore Chicken Rice. An essential ingredient is the rice itself. Premium jasmine rice is infused with the fragrance of sliced shallots and minced garlic cloves, dehydrated and fried to golden brown, resulting in crispy chicken rice puffs. The star of the dish, the chicken, which is also commonly used to represent the Phoenix, comes in forms of barbecued chicken jerky strips or “bak kwa”, boneless chicken feet or “凤爪” (Phoenix’s claws) with oriental seasoning, baked chicken floss and deep-fried chicken skin crisps. The chef has specially selected deep-fried cuttlefish, braised sea cucumber jelly, roasted pine nuts and golden egg yolk to layer textures, creating bursts of flavours on the palate with every mouthful.
Japanese cucumber and tomato jelly strips, improvised from the original garnishes, are included in the chef’s composition. Garlic chilli and green ginger sauces complete every chicken rice dish and this version is tailored to a lighter consistency and taste. The special fragrant ginger flower and lime leaves rock sugar honey sauce and aromatic garlic chicken oil bring a sweet and smooth-sailing year to all.

This year, live lobster sashimi, or “龙虾生鱼片”, which can be literally translated into ‘dragon prawn sashimi’, rounds off the Yu Sheng. The union of the dragon and phoenix, the pair of symbolic icons of Chinese culture, symbolises peace and prosperity, adding another auspicious innuendo to the dish.
The Rice of the Phoenix Yu Sheng is available at $188 for a small portion (4 to 6 persons) and $218 for a large portion (8 to 10 persons).

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For a sumptuous meal with friends and family, head down to Carousel and indulge in highlights including Double-boiled Abalone Broth with Peppercorn, Roasted Crispy Chicken with Seafood Otah, Rendang-marinated Cod with Ginger Flower and Peanut, Char-grilled Okra, Turmeric Glutinous Rice, Kaya Semifreddo with Rose Petal Spaghetti, Coffee Hazelnut Cocoa Crumbs and Lychee Soy Beancurd Pot.
Lunar New Year’s Eve, Friday, 27 January 2017
Lunch              12pm – 2pm                $56 (adult) $36 (child)
High tea           3.30pm – 5.30pm        $48 (adult) $32 (child)
Dinner             6.30pm – 9.30pm        $98 (adult) $52 (child)

Complimentary mandarin oranges and Salmon Yu Sheng will be given to each table during dinner meal period.

Lunar New Year Day 1 & 2, Saturday & Sunday, 28 & 29 January 2017
Lunch              12pm – 2pm                $65 (adult) $43 (child)
High tea           3.30pm – 5.30pm        $48 (adult) $32 (child)
Dinner             6.30pm – 9.30pm        $86 (adult) $52 (child)

Complimentary mandarin oranges and Salmon Yu Sheng will be available on the buffet counter during dinner meal period.

For enquiries and reservations, please contact Carousel at 6589 7799 or [email protected].

Visit www.carouselbuffet.com.sg for more information. All buffet prices are subject to 10% service charge and prevailing government taxes.

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