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omy.sg and Wanbao Festive Gourmet Food Trail – Shin Yeh Restaurant (欣叶台菜) and Fairmont Hotel Szechuan Court

I attended a second feast event last Saturday, organised by omy.sg and Lianhe Wanbao, together with omy Blog Club bloggers, Goh Yong Wei and Kiyomi Lim.

This time, we feasted at Shin Yeh Restaurant (欣叶台菜) and Fairmont Hotel Szechuan Court. The previous feast was at Ngee Ann City Crystal Jade Palace (义安城翡翠皇宫) and Swissotel Merchant Court.

The event is a special collaboration with eight well-known restaurants, together with veterian food critic Ah Lun (黄卓伦), tasked with bringing a group of readers on an exclusive festive gourmet food trail for four consecutive Saturdays.

We visited Shin Yeh Restaurant first for a Chinese New Year meal and Szechuan Court next for a Christmas meal. To find out more about the event, you can check out omy.sg’s event report.

The Chinese New Year menu at Shin Yeh consists of:
风生水起: 腾龙大鱼生 Fortune Yu Sheng
大鹏展翅: 台式佛跳墙 Taiwan-style “Buddha Jump Over Wall”
年年有余: 树子蒸筍壳 Steamed Marble Goby with Small Olives
金凤迎春: 乌龙茶蒸鸡 Smoked Chicken with Premium Oolong Tea
祥瑞迎福: 红豆椰香雪花冰 Red Beans over Shaved Coconut Ices and Yam Cubes
Surprise Dish 1: Wok-fried Prawn Balls with Fresh Lily Bulbs and Gingko Nuts
Surprise Dish 2: Glutinous Rice Balls coated with Ground Peanuts (Muah Chee)

Shin Yeh Restaurant, specialising in quality Taiwanese cuisine
Shin Yeh Restaurant, specialising in quality Taiwanese cuisine
Fortune Yu Sheng
Fortune Yu Sheng
Lo hei!
Lo hei!
Chef welcome
Chef welcome
Shin Yeh chefs joined in too for the lo hei
Shin Yeh chefs joined in too for the lo hei
Budhha Jump over Wall - Double-boiled Shark's Fin with Abalone, Pig's Stomach, Chicken, Scallop and Sea Cucumber in Casserole
Budhha Jump over Wall - Double-boiled Shark's Fin with Abalone, Pig's Stomach, Chicken, Scallop and Sea Cucumber
Lots of good stuff in the soup
Lots of good stuff in the soup
Orange peeling competition
Orange peeling competition
Steamed Marble Goby
Steamed Marble Goby
Smoked Chicken with Premium Oolong Tea
Smoked Chicken with Premium Oolong Tea
Wok-fried prawn balls with lily bulbs
Wok-fried prawn balls with lily bulbs
Taiwan Muah Chee
Taiwan Muah Chee
Award-winning Taiwan-style Red Beans over Shaved Coconut Ice and Yam Cubes
Award-winning Taiwan-style Red Beans over Shaved Coconut Ice and Yam Cubes
Chef thank you
Chef thank you

The Christmas menu at Szechuan Court consists of:
前菜~ 冬季椎茸凉拌菜 Winter Salad
热汤~ 鲍肚滋补养颜汤 Abalone Soup
海鲜~ 圣诞浓酱烧鳕鱼 Christmas Codfish
主菜~ 四川秘制干葱鸡 Szechuan Chicken
三甜品~ 杨枝甘露+麻辣雪糕+寒冬清汤 Desert Platter
Surprise Dish: Christmas Cake

Chef welcome
Chef welcome
Winter salad
Winter salad
Abalone soup, filled with other goodies like the dried oyster in the picture
Abalone soup, filled with other goodies like the dried oyster in the picture
Christmas codfish
Christmas codfish
Stage game where contestants have to pick mahjong tiles from a tank of icy water
Stage game where contestants have to pick mahjong tiles from a tank of icy water
Szechuan chicken with yellow rice
Szechuan chicken with yellow rice
Very beautiful desert platter
Very beautiful desert platter
First time I tried Chili Ice Cream!
First time I tried Chili Ice Cream!
Chef introducing his surprise dish
Chef introducing his surprise dish
A Christmas cake to round up the day
A Christmas cake to round up the day

If you are interested to join this food trail, registration is still open for the remaining sessions on 19 and 26 Nov at $108 per pax or $88 per pax if you register in a group of 2 or more.

omy.sg and Wanbao Festive Gourmet Food Trail – Ngee Ann City Crystal Jade Palace (义安城翡翠皇宫) and Swissotel Merchant Court

In a special collaboration with eight well-known restaurants, omy.sg and Lianhe Wanbao, together with veterian food critic Ah Lun (黄卓伦) will be bringing a group of readers on an exclusive festive gourmet food trail for four consecutive Saturdays.

Each week, a group of 80+ readers will visit two restaurants together with Ah Lun to sample their Chinese New Year and Christmas special dishes.

Other than eating, participants were given the rare opportunities to meet with the restaurants’ chef who answered their questions and even shared a few cooking tips on the spot.

Last Saturday was the first event. omy Blog Club bloggers, Stephanie He, Jeanine Quee and Jacqualine Chan were invited to join Ah Lun for the food trail. I was there too as a working staff.

We visited Ngee Ann City Crystal Jade Palace (义安城翡翠皇宫) first for a Chinese New Year meal and Swissotel Merchant Court next for a Christmas meal. The festive bells and whistles came really early for me this year!

To find out more about the event, you can read the bloggers’ reviews; omy.sg’s event report or watch omy.sg’s vodcast coverage.

The Chinese New Year menu at Crystal Jade Palace consists of:
发财鱼生~ 三文鱼大捞生 Salmon Yu Sheng
盆满钵满 ~ 皇宫金装鲍鱼盆菜 Peng Cai
鱼跃龙门 ~ 过桥活鱼 Fish Soup
贺岁双仙 ~ 椰香仙翁米+酒香脆皮煎堆 Desert Platter
Surprise Dish – 八宝饭 Eight Treasures Glutinous Rice

At Ngee Ann City Crystal Jade Palace
At Ngee Ann City Crystal Jade Palace
Yu Sheng to start the day - 发财鱼生~ 三文鱼大捞生
Yu Sheng to start the day - 发财鱼生~ 三文鱼大捞生
Getting ready to lo hei
Getting ready to lo hei
Lo hei aftermath
Lo hei aftermath
Peng Cai! This pot alone cost $428 - 盆满钵满 ~ 皇宫金装鲍鱼盆菜
Peng Cai! This pot alone cost $428 - 盆满钵满 ~ 皇宫金装鲍鱼盆菜
Everyone was very happy when the Peng Cai was served
Everyone was very happy when the Peng Cai was served
The Peng Cai was individually portioned so everyone gets a taste of everything inside
The Peng Cai was individually portioned so everyone gets a taste of everything inside
One serving of Peng Cai, with abalone, oyster and other expensive new year goodies
One serving of Peng Cai, with abalone, oyster and other expensive new year goodies
One of the stage games
One of the stage games
Crystal Jade chef demonstrating how to cook a fish soup dish - 盆满钵满 ~ 皇宫金装鲍鱼盆菜
Crystal Jade chef demonstrating how to cook a fish soup dish - 盆满钵满 ~ 皇宫金装鲍鱼盆菜
Individual serving portion of the fish soup
Individual serving portion of the fish soup
Jacqualine and her husband making a Chinese lantern
Jacqualine and her husband making a Chinese lantern
Chinese lantern making contest - the little boy won
Chinese lantern making contest - the little boy won
Surprise Dish - Eight Treasure Rice
Surprise Dish - Eight Treasure Rice
Individual serving portion of the Eight Treasure Rice
Individual serving portion of the Eight Treasure Rice
Desert - 贺岁双仙 ~ 椰香仙翁米+酒香脆皮煎堆
Desert - 贺岁双仙 ~ 椰香仙翁米+酒香脆皮煎堆
The wonderful Crystal Jade Palace chefs who whipped up the feast
The wonderful Crystal Jade Palace chefs who whipped up the feast

The Christmas menu at Swissotel Merchant Court consists of:
热汤 ~ 花椰菜羹 松露油 Pumpkin Soup
前菜 ~ 凉拌园蔬 蜜冻梨 Salad
主菜 ~ 烤火鸡卷 杏果馅 Turkey Main
甜品 ~ 圣诞布丁 香草雪糕 Christmas Pudding
Surprise Dish – Entire buffet floor was opened to participants

Getting everyone seated at Swissotel Merchant Court
Getting everyone seated at Swissotel Merchant Court
Pumpkin soup - 热汤 ~ 花椰菜羹 松露油
Pumpkin soup - 热汤 ~ 花椰菜羹 松露油

 

The salad - 凉拌园蔬 蜜冻梨
The salad - 凉拌园蔬 蜜冻梨
Turkey main - 主菜 ~ 烤火鸡卷 杏果馅
Turkey main - 主菜 ~ 烤火鸡卷 杏果馅
Stage game where we got one participant from each table to dress up as Santa Claus
Stage game where we got one participant from each table to dress up as Santa Claus
Christmas Pudding - 甜品 ~ 圣诞布丁 香草雪糕
Christmas Pudding - 甜品 ~ 圣诞布丁 香草雪糕
The Swissotel chefs
The Swissotel chefs
Surprise Dish - the buffet line was opened to all participants! Very generous of Swissotel, but most cannot eat anymore.
Surprise Dish - the buffet line was opened to all participants! Very generous of Swissotel, but most cannot eat anymore.

The last time I worked on the food trail events, my waist grew thicker by quite a few cm, thanks to the endless rich feasting for 5 consecutive Saturdays. There is really such a thing as an overload of good food; not that I am complaining! 🙂

If you are interested to join this food trail, registration is still open for the remaining sessions on 12, 19 and 26 Nov at $108 per pax or $88 per pax if you register in a group of 2 or more.

CNY Dinner @ The Singapore Flyer

At the highest point of the Flyer
At the highest point of the Flyer

Last Thursday, the omy.sg crew headed down to the Singapore Flyer for a Singapore Flight ride together, followed by dinner at Hibiki restaurant.

It’s a great way to usher in the new year with my colleagues, getting a bird’s eye view of the Singapore cityscape from the greatest vantage point. The dinner was a delight too, so was the exciting lucky draw prepared by our bosses, Chim Kang and Kuan Fung.

Specially designed Singapore Flyer Auspicious Trail guide for the new year
Specially designed Singapore Flyer Auspicious Trail guide for the new year
Queuing to get on board the Singapore Flight
Queuing to get on board the Singapore Flight
Our very senior cameraman, Uncle Teik directing everyone for a group photo
Our very senior cameraman, Uncle Teik directing everyone for a group photo
Our capsule arriving
Our capsule arriving
Boarding
Boarding
Everyone is hunting for the best view position
Everyone is hunting for the best view position
Enjoying the view :)
Enjoying the view 🙂
The NTU WKWSCI gang at omy.sg - from youngest to oldest
The NTU WKWSCI gang at omy.sg - from youngest to oldest
Me with Joleen, the friendly Flyer marketeer who hosted us
Me with Joleen, the friendly Flyer marketeer who hosted us
Me with my my colleague, Hock Chuan
Me with my my colleague, Hock Chuan
Me with omy.sg's latest addition, Ying Ming
Me with omy.sg's latest addition, Yi Ming
Hock Chuan is undecided about his fortune for 2010
Hock Chuan is undecided about his fortune for 2010
Boss Chim Kang is very confident of his fortune for 2010
Boss Chim Kang is very confident of his fortune for 2010
Hock Chuan and Wenjie
Hock Chuan and Wenjie
Crooked heads
Crooked heads
The Sands under construction
The Sands under construction
An individual shot
An individual shot
With colleagues and boss Chim Kang
With colleagues and boss Chim Kang
Funny expressions
Funny expressions
View of the Esplanade
View of the Esplanade
Hotels and offices
Hotels and offices
Prime residential estates
Prime residential estates
The Marina Bay Sands
The Marina Bay Sands
The sun is setting
The sun is setting
At the highest point
At the highest point
Another shot of the Sands
Another shot of the Sands
Getting dark
Getting dark
The team behind omy.sg :)
The team behind omy.sg 🙂
Dinner time!
Dinner time!
Group photo before we start filling ourselves silly
Group photo before we start filling ourselves silly
A toast to prosperity for omy.sg
A toast to prosperity for omy.sg
Tofu with prawn and some savoury sesame/peanut paste
Tofu with prawn and some savoury sesame/peanut paste
Cutely shaped wasabi cubes
Cutely shaped wasabi cubes
Sashimi platter
Sashimi platter
Tempura fish
Tempura fish
Various barbecued skewered meat
Various barbecued skewered meat
Teppanyaki beef
Teppanyaki beef
Busy eating
Busy eating
Cold udon
Cold udon
Sweet plum jelly
Sweet plum jelly
Han Joo likes red wine
Han Joo likes red wine
Uncle Teik going around toasting everyone
Uncle Teik going around toasting everyone
Boss Kuan Fung, forced to cross wine glasses with our funny Uncle Teik
Boss Kuan Fung, forced to cross wine glasses with our funny Uncle Teik
Our web mistress, Auntie Huicheng with her newly won tiger paw
Our web mistress, Auntie Huicheng with her newly won tiger paw
The lucky grand prize winner, Han Joo
The lucky grand prize winner, Han Joo
Han Joo drinking for joy
Han Joo drinking for joy

The omy.sg team will like to thank the management of Singapore Flyer and Hibiki restaurant for facilitating our dinner gathering. Thank you and may your businesses grow from strength to strength  together with omy.sg as we continue to grow in 2010 to serve our users and advertisers better.

The Singapore Flyer has set up a special Auspicious Trail for the Chinese New Year festive period. You can find out more about this trail via their official website, as well as more information on their prosperity “Lo Hei” flight.

Alternatively, you can also try your hands at winning a Singapore Flyer Sky Dining Flight for Two, worth $249 in value, as well as a Prosperity “Lo Hei” Flight for Four, worth over $288 in value each, by simply playing the Singapore Flyer Auspicious Trail Giveaway game, in collaboration with omy.sg.

For doubly abundance, participants who complete the registration and take part in the interactive Singapore Flyer Auspicious Trail demo will also enjoy 20% OFF online purchase of Singapore Flyer flight tickets. 🙂

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