Last Updated: January 9, 2019
The Year Of The Pig is upon us with plenty of pork-sperity and an abundance of joy and health! It also means it’s the time of the year to be on the lookout for unique yusheng and getting yourself prepared for yet another season of festive feasting.
Ichiban Boshi and Ichiban Sushi is bringing six exciting yusheng creations that will be made exclusively available online for order before 20 January 2019.
Whether you prefer a traditional mix or you like to change things up every year with novel ingredients, you’re sure to find the perfect yusheng that you and your family will undoubtedly love with these six mouth-watering yusheng options.
Let’s start off with the classic, with the Bountiful Yusheng (S$46.80+). 18 thick slices of salmon top a plate of shredded white radish, carrots and toasted sesame seeds.
The fatty texture of the Norwegian salmon went excellently with the incredible crunch of golden crackers, and the yuzu sauce truly brought out the natural sweetness of the vegetables. I totally understand why some people stick to traditional recipes, as this proved it.
Kick off your lunar new year celebrations with this set that is good to serve four to six people, and with an even larger size option with the Auspicious Yusheng (福星报喜) (S$58.80+, with 24 slices of salmon), you’ll no longer have to fight for your share!
How about having a yusheng with twice the treat? The Double Abundance Yusheng (S$55.80+) serves six to eight people and spoils diners with 12 pieces of kajiki (swordfish) and 12 pieces of luscious Norwegian salmon.
I enjoyed how the two types of fishes contrasted in texture — of fatty versus light — and paired with the crisp shredded vegetables. The entire yusheng was refreshing, especially with the hint of yuzu sauce.
Double the fish, double the joy!
One of the more unique yusheng offerings this year is the Pork-sperity Yusheng (S$49.80+) that features thinly sliced bakwa and 12 pieces of Norwegian salmon. Representing both land and sea, the hope is to bring unity this festive new year.
It may seem like an odd pairing, but surprisingly the sweet-savoury chewiness of the bakwa complemented the thick, hearty bite of the fresh salmon. Coupled with the refreshing vegetables and yuzu sauce, this one-of-a-kind yusheng was an absolute delight.
If you’re looking for something exciting to bring to your lunar new year celebration, this is definitely it!
The Treasures of the Sea Yusheng (S$168.80+) is an amped up version of the classic yusheng loaded with abalone, kanifumi (crabsticks), amaebi (sweet shrimp), kajiki (swordfish), salmon and hotate (scallops).
Ideal for eight to 10 people, this premium yusheng is chockfull of goodness, so be sure to come hungry for this one. It’s also a great gift for corporate or business associates, especially with its exceptionally fresh and sweet seafood, especially the shrimp. I loved how the light yuzu sauce added a nice touch of zing to the dish.
To get the most out of every bite, lace it with peanuts and golden crackers for a truly satisfying experience! You won’t want to miss out on this grand and delectable yusheng.
Should you prefer something much lighter this year, Ichiban Boshi and Ichiban Sushi have something right up your alley. The Fruiti-licious Yusheng (S$53.80+) is a healthy take on the traditional yusheng, with a variety of fresh fruits in place of seafood.
Ideal for six to eight people, this yusheng is filled with pomelo, guava, mango, pear, and rose apple and is great for those with a sweet tooth, especially during this season of irresistible treats. The crunchy golden crackers enhanced this dish, by adding a satisfying textural contrast.
This yusheng is a great choice not only for those watching their waistlines but also for those saving space for the feasting ahead!
Be dazzled by this golden creation, A Heap of Gold Yusheng (S$72.80+), that serves four to six people. The two ingredients that make this stand out is the sizeable abalone and a sprinkling of candied orange peel.
I was quite fond of the orange peel as it lent a really sweet and sour profile to the mildly-flavoured yusheng. The abalone was tender, with a nice dense texture when bitten.
The yuzu sauce was the perfect topping, as it brought all the ingredients together with a pleasant piquancy that everyone will enjoy.
Out of all the yusheng available from Ichiban Boshi and Ichiban Sushi during the Year of the Pig, I would say your best pick would be the Pork-sperity Yusheng. You definitely won’t be out of options with the many unique yusheng variations, suitable for every palate, preference and budget.
So, huat are you waiting for?
Pre-order these online-exclusive sets; Treasures of the Sea, A Heap of Gold, Pork-sperity, Fruiti-licious and Double Abundance online now from 2 to 20 January 2019 and collect it from any Ichiban Boshi and Ichiban Sushi outlet from 22 January to 19 February. Alternatively, you can head down to either Ichiban Boshi or Ichiban Sushi outlets to enjoy the Auspicious and Bountiful Yusheng creations available for dine-in and take-away from 21 January – 19 February 2019!
What’s more, get a complimentary set of red packets (of three unique designs) with every purchase of yusheng, as well as receive an S$5 return voucher that can be used at selected RE&S brands (if you order before 20 January). It’s time to usher in the Year of the Pig with these delicious and irresistible yusheng!
Expected Damage: S$40 – S$180 per platter
*This post is brought to you in partnership with RE&S.