Usher in the Year of the Goat at Xin Cuisine, Holiday Inn Atrium Singapore

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For my first time at Xin Cuisine to celebrate the Lunar New Year, I must say that it was a wonderful experience. Apart from the very festive traditional Chinese music, the restaurant has prepared some new items just for this coming New Year. This year’s new items include Poached Whole Marble Goby with Hairy Gourd and Dried Shrimp and the Chinese New Year dim sum combinations – Steamed Prawn dumpling with Truffle in Egg White Sauce, Pan-fried Yam and Pumpkin Cake with X.O Sauce. On top of those, all-time popular dishes such as “Home Style” Roasted Duck with Tea Leaves, Premium Seafood Pen Cai and the must-have Xin’s Gold Leaf Bird’s Nest, Sliced Abalone and Passionfruit Yusheng is available.

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The Xin’s Gold Leaf Bird’s Nest, Sliced Abalone and Passionfruit Yusheng is a piece of fine art every year! With the Chinese New Year of the Goat at the corner, this year’s Yusheng features an auspicious goat with its body spelling out the year 2015! This is the first time I had Yusheng with some unique ingredients like Bird’s Nest, strawberries and passion fruit.

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The Premium Seafood Chinese Pen Cai at Xin Cuisine comes with a whole range of good stuff that were brewed over a long time in the dense soup base. Each serving would be sufficient to serve a pack of 8-10 and it comes with the price of $368++. Every bite of the seafood and every sip of the soup is guaranteed a delightful moment.

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Pan-fried yam and pumpkin Cake with X.O Sauce

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Steamed prawn Dumpling with Truffle in egg White Sauce

This year’s Chinese Dim Sum combinations give the diners with an interesting visual appeal. The Pan-fried Yam and Pumpkin Cake does not taste starchy at all while the mix of the meshed pumpkin and yam sweetens up your mouth with a little bit of the spiciness from the sauce. And the gold fish looking prawn dumpling tastes amazingly nice with the slightly scented fragrance from the truffle. It’s fresh and delicious

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This Poached Whole Marble Goby with hairy Gourd and Dried Shrimp comes with a very homely presentation that might be a good choice for Chinese New Year family reunion dinner. The soft texture of the fish has completely absorbed the essence of savoury milky broth that was carefully cooked with the hairy gourd and dried shrimp. A must try.

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The “Home Style” Roasted Duck with Tea Leaves has always been the highlight of the various dishes on the Chinese New Year menu. The secret of the duck lies in the three different tea leaves used in the process: Pu’er, Jasmine and Chrysanthemum, which gives rise to the noticeable yet very light Chinese tea scent in the juicy meat. And I really enjoyed the crispy duck skin that has this nice smoky taste embroiled from within.

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The milk pudding dessert is a nice ending of the wonderful Chinese New Year dinner. The softness of the pudding and the contrasting crispiness of the Bird’s Nest just make up of a fabulous and high-class dessert.

In the end, I really enjoyed the meal and I would especially recommend the Xin Cuisine’s Yusheng and the roasted duck. For the former, it struck me with the very elaborated design and the special ingredients that stood out and made the dish so unique; the latter, it has this amazing blend of the crispy skin and juicy meat. I feel that this experience is worth trying for this coming Chinese New Year of the Goat.

Thank you Holiday Inn Atrium for the invitation.

This article is brought to you by guest writer Wu Chao

Xin Cuisine
Holiday Inn Atrium Singapore
317 Outram Road
Singapore 169075
Reservations: 67317173

Embrace Wealth Blossoming Into The Lunar New Year at Xin Cuisine, Holiday Inn Atrium Singapore!

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Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant at the Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium has been one of my favourite Chinese restaurants to visit for the past few years now. And with the Lunar New Year of the Horse coming up in just a couple of days time, the restaurant is well up and prepared for a slew of delectable dishes to welcoming in wealth into the season. Enjoy items such as the Xin’s Superior Seafood Yusheng, Lobster and Fish Roe with Scrambled Egg, and the evergreen Award Winning “Home Style” Roast Duck with Tea Leaves. End off with some decadent bites with the Deep-Fried Soursop with Bailey’s Chocolate or the traditional Xin’s Nian Gao to capture the final moment. Sounds good already?

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O Batignolles – Enjoy the weekend brunch at a little corner of Paris in the heart of Singapore!

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A touch of Paris is celebrating their 1st year anniversary in Singapore with a brand new weekend brunch menu that features champagne and croissants that seek to please. Ô Batignolles is the quaint little French bistro that you always wanted to visit, relax and have some delectable food while enjoying the tranquillity of the environment. The bistro, located at 2 Gemmil Lane and just slightly off the heart of Chinatown, sees a very calm setting on weekends. Almost perfect for some R&R before getting into the brisk of the day.

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The new brunch menu features a Champagne and Croissants Brunch that has free flow Champagne and Croissants in addition to a choice of bread and a choice of main. Those looking for a good selection of French wines will be pleased by the variety available, all personally chosen by the owner Antoine.

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With the doors fully open on weekends, Ô Batignolles resembles the typical French bistro cafe one would normally imagine. With seats both indoors and right by the quiet road, all that is missing right now is a quaint little river to run by the side, some birds flying about, and then the occasional cyclist on his way to the market.

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