Like the bold and brave Tiger leaping into the coming Lunar New Year, the Hilton culinary team decides ‘fortune favours the bold’; the team showing their inventive streak via this year’s selection of Yee Sang creations and 3 set menus to welcome the Year of the Tiger.
The colourful combination of fresh fruits was refreshing was visually pleasing and whetted our appetite for repeat helpings. Imagine it was our second salad of the evening yet it got the thumbs up so that spoke volumes of its appeal.
When it comes to soul-satisfying soup, one of the key choices included Double Boiled Soup with Dried Scallop, Chicken, Black Mushroom & Herb. A surefire crowd-pleaser, this timeless broth is likely to go down well with both the young and young-at-heart.
Chicken is popularly eaten during the Lunar New Year – symbolically referred to as ‘the phoenix’ – is prepared in different ways for the 3 set menus. The Succulent Roasted Chicken with Mongolian Sauce should pique the tastebuds especially since the dark ginger-garlicky sauce enhanced the juicy and tender meat.
Fish is quintessential for Lunar New Year – to reflect abundance and excess – also takes centrestage in the festive menus. The Steamed Cod with Superior Soy Sauce and topped with Crispy Garlic was delicious although slightly overdone.
The Fried Golden Tiger Prawns with Butter, Salted Egg & Chicken Floss proved on-point; the rich savoury sauce a nice complement to the crustaceans’ natural sweetness. In Cantonese, the word ‘har’ (prawn) - a homonym for laughter - means eating prawns is believed to evoke happy laughter.
Hearty and comforting, the little parcels of Steamed Glutinous Rice with Salted Egg wrapped in Lotus Leaf will ensure no diners leave the table dissatisfied.
As expected, sweet dessert broth such as Warm Lily Bulb in Longan Syrup & Lotus Seeds rounded up the celebratory meal. One of the set menus also showcased dainty morsels of Nian Gao & Snow Skin Pumpkin.
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