Stepping into the blonde and gold-colored premises of Xin Cuisine is like taking a retro step back into Chinese restaurants of two decades ago. Xin Cuisine Chinese restaurant focuses on artfully presented reliable Cantonese fare; contemporary and explorative in presentation but without straying too far from tradition.
Let the the head of the Xin Cuisine Chinese kitchen Executive Chef Eric Chan bring you an authentic Cantonese dining experience amidst elegant interiors .
Yu Sheng – The first thing that ‘wow’-ed me was the huge Monkey designed, Yu Sheng with salmon, Bamboo clam and Champagne dressing. Just take a look at that, doesn’t it look so beautiful?
Some tips when “Lou Hei”
If you are wondering what to say during “Lou Hei”, here’s a simple guide for you.
- At the table: Wishing everyone a prosperous CNY!
- Raw Fish: Nian Nian You Yu（年年有余）
- Pomelo: Da Ji Da Li（大吉大利）
- Red Ginger: Hong Yun Dang Dou （鸿运当头）
- Green Radish: Qing Chun Chang Zhu（青春常驻）
- Cinnamon & Pepper: Zhao Cai Jin Bao（招财进宝）
- Sesame seeds: Sheng Yi Xing Long（生意兴隆）
- Oil: Cai Yuan Guang Jin （财源广进）
- Plum Sauce: Tian Tian Mi Mi（甜甜蜜蜜）
- Pok Chui Crackers: Bian Di Huang Jin（遍地黄金）
Festive Dim Sum – Steamed Xiao Long Bao with Crab Meat. Pan-fried Yam and pumpkin cake. Steamed seafood Dumpling with Cordyceps. Deep-fried Mussel stuffed with shrimp paste.
Xin’s Traditional Pen Cai – The CNY classic dish, the “Pen Cai”. During Chinese New Year, this extravagant pot is filled up with premium seafood such as the whole abalone, premium sea cucumber, conpoy, sea prawns, dried oysters and fish maw, together with other must-haves like mushroom, radish, roasted pork and roasted duck etc. The portion was also very generous as portrayed above.
Braised Vermicelli with Crab, Ginger, and onion – My Personal Favourite, the vermicelli has absorbed all the favors from the Crab, Ginger and Onion. It was flavorful but not overpowering! The crab was braised still flavorful and and soft. I can easily peel off the shell and consume the flavorful meat.
Wok-fried Glutinous Rice with Preserved Meat – Last but not least, a huge serving of wok-fried Glutinous Rice with Preserved Meat to conclude the meal. Very tasty. It made an enjoyable combination with the rice and sausages, and a very enjoyable sharing portion round the table.
Xin’s Traditional Nian Gao, Double-boiled snow pear with osmanthus and snow fungus – Wrapping up the dinner is the double-boiled snow pear with osmanthus and snow fungus along with the Nian Gao on the side. It is a refreshing dessert to end the sumptuous dinner.
I thoroughly enjoyed the whole Chinese New Year 2016 menu food tasting experience at Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant because of its flavorful traditional chinese dishes & the delicacy in details they have placed into every dish to make them look as appealing as they tasted.