Last Updated: February 5, 2018
Treat yourself and your loved ones to an exquisite meal at Fullerton Hotel’s Jade Restaurant. Jade’s gorgeous offerings work in tandem with the exquisite ambience to bring you a dining experience unlike any other.
This year’s Reunion Set Menu ($88+) showcases Executive Chef Leong Chee Yeng’s artistry and jaw-dropping attention to detail, that is sure to impress.
First up was the Eight Happiness Gold Rush Salmon Yu Sheng (starting from $78 for five people), containing cubes of Champagne Jelly which gave the whole dish more variation in texture. The soft jelly complemented the crunchy crackers and crispy pickled toppings in the yu sheng very well.
One look at the plate and you can tell that the effort that went into designing and assembling the dish was tremendous. The design was derived by painting the plate with oil, then scattering cinnamon powder to make the drawings show.
The artistic display continued with the next dish, Poached Yellow Capsicum, Mushroom and Pork Dumplings. The beautiful yellow and blue colours of the dumpling wrapper were derived from saffron and blue pea flowers.
The dumpling wrapper was smooth, and of just the right thickness while the filling was juicy, with a very pronounced capsicum taste. The vinaigrette served with the dumplings also brightened up the whole dish.
The Eight Treasures Pen Cai lived up to its name as the bowl was filled to the brim with delicacies such as abalone, sea cucumber, fish maw, and a handmade Teochew mackerel fish ball.
For people who prefer lighter flavours, this dish may not be for you. However, the strong garlic taste of the rich gravy may just be the ultimate comfort to others.
Chef Leong combines both Malaysian and Singaporean flavours in his Boston Lobster with Rich Stock, Chilli, and Curry Leaves. This resulted in a sweet and fragrant sauce which was not too spicy, making it suitable for most people.
The lobsters themselves were juicy and tender. You’ll be delighted to know that the lobsters served are substantially large, weighing approximately 700g each!
Fragrant Wok Fried Glutinous Rice with Chinese Sausages was served to wrap up the savoury aspect of this meal. Garnished with crunchy pines nuts and soft egg shreds, the texture of the fried rice is not something you’ll easily get tired of.
Given that it is essentially a fried rice dish with Chinese sausages, the taste of the meat took centre stage. If you’re not a huge fan of Chinese sausage, this fried rice may be slightly overwhelming.
Dessert comprised of Rose Flavoured Sweetheart Cakes, and Cream of Almond with Peach Gum and a Glutinous Pistachio Lava Dumpling.
The sweetheart cake’s outer pastry case was buttery and flaky and the filling was a very pretty pale pink colour. However, the filling was a little too sweet for me, and I’d hoped that the rose scent was more prominent.
The almond paste, on the other hand, was light and just ever so slightly sweet. I was really thrown off guard by the peach gum, as I did not expect it to taste so similar to bird’s nest.
The highlight of the dessert course was the Pistachio Tang Yuan. When bitten into, the fragrant pistachio filling just oozed out of the dumpling. It was my first time seeing a pistachio flavoured Tang Yuan, which was a nice change from the more conventional flavours.
We were blown away by the multi-sensory gastronomic display at Jade, and would definitely consider having our own reunion dinners there.
Jade’s Chinese New Year offerings are available until 2 March 2018, so gather your loved ones and call to make a reservation now!
Expected damage: $88+ – $150+ per pax