[ CNY 2014 ] Lunar New Year Celebrations at The Square, Furama RiverFront
Located on the second level of Furama RiverFront, The Square @ Furama celebrates the 2014 Lunar New Year with prosperous buffet treats. Presenting a heritage feast of Pacific Clam Salad with Sesame Dressing, Top Shell with Thai Chilli Sauce, Smoked Duck with Mango and Barbecue Gold Coins. Executive Chef Vincent also showcases a Nian Nian You Yu spread with Salmon, Tuna and Sea-Bream Sashimi, Chilled Fresh Prawns, Snow Crab, Scallops and Green Lip Mussels.
I am honored to be invited by the kind folks from Furama RiverFront to try out some of their CNY dishes that will be available on the buffet spread. One dish that we cannot miss is definitely the Prosperity Salmon Yu Sheng. It is also available for takeaway and priced at $38 (2 to 4 pax) or $48 (5 to 10 pax).
If you are wondering what to say during Lo Hei, here’s a simple guide for you.
1. At the table: Wishing everyone a prosperous CNY!
2. Raw Fish: Nian Nian You Yu（年年有余）
3. Pomelo / Lim: Da Ji Da Li（大吉大利）
4. Red Ginger: Hong Yun Dang Dou （鸿运当头）
5. Green Radish: Qing Chun Chang Zhu（青春常驻）
6. Cinnamon & Pepper: Zhao Cai Jin Bao（招财进宝）
7. Sesame seeds: Sheng Yi Xing Long（生意兴隆）
8. Oil: Cai Yuan Guang Jin （财源广进）
9. Plum Sauce: Tian Tian Mi Mi（甜甜蜜蜜）
10. Pok Chui Crackers: Bian Di Huang Jin（遍地黄金）
The smooth and creamy broth makes the chewy texture of fish maw stands out. But I prefer a clear soup broth because pumpkin is too filling for me.
However, I am very impressed with House Roast Duck with Angelica Herb (Dang Gui). Featuring lean duck that has been roasted with traditional Chinese herb dang gui, the dish gives a bittersweet aroma. I like the matching of the natural flavours of the duck and the Angelica herb. It is mildly herbal and sweet. Oh and I cannot resist the duck skin!
Decadent sea cucumber and dried oysters are braised till just the right texture, glazed with a flavourful brown sauce.
Similar to Hakka style Chicken with yellow wine, Stewed Chicken with Cloud Ear Fungus in Chinese Yellow Wine is another of my favourite. The aroma of the wine he fragrance of the wine is essential and the cloud ear fungus provides a good crunch.
Sweet, succulent scallops are sauteed with black bean sauce, best to go with some rice!
Last but not least, a big parcel of Steamed Rice in Lotus Leaf to conclude the meal. Open it up and reveal the stuffed goodness within. Very tasty. It made an enjoyable combination with the rice and sausages, and a very enjoyable sharing portion round the table.
Other feast classics include the Home Roast Suckling Pig, Stir-fried Longevity Noodles, Braised Dried Oysters with Fa Cai and Broccoli, Braised Streaky Pork with Shao Xing Wine, Wok-fried Crabs with Salted Egg, Coffee Pork Ribs and Steamed Sea Bass Fillets with Soya Crumbs. Seasonal goodies such as home-made Pineapple Tarts and Nian Gao end the meal on a sweet high.
The Lunar New Year buffet is available from 30 January to 14 February 2014. Major credit cards enjoy a 3-for-2 promotion (only for adults) for lunch and dinner. Lunar New Year’s Eve Lunar New Year 1st & 2nd Day (30 January – 1 February 2014) is priced at Lunch $58 (adult), $16 (child); Dinner $68 (adult), $20 (child).
Address: Furama Riverfront Singapore, 405 Havelock Road
For reservations, please call 6739 6468 or email [email protected]