Chinese New Year 2014 falls on January 31. Kickstart the prosperous Year Of The Horse with Peony Jade’s “Eight Beauties Of The Blossoming Spring” festive creations!
Spring symbolizes a new beginning blossoming with a grand sense of rejuvenation and hopes for the year. 2014 belongs to the Wood Horse complemented with the element of fire. As the strong, reliable and fearless pillar of strength, the horse is traditionally viewed as a symbol of success and luck, therefore it is believed that the year will bring strong health, great wealth and peace to all. Peony Jade’s “Eight Beauties of Blossoming Spring” festive dines aspire to embody all the well wishes, with each personified by the season’s joyous and exquisite display of colours, fresh floral scent, choice seasonal produce and a playful touch of culinary flair.
1. 騰辉骏马开招进取, 事业兴旺，包群 “马上有钱” 鱼生
“Instant Enormous Windfall, Good Health and Longevity” Horse-Shaped Yu Sheng
Peony Jade’s “Instant Enormous Windfall, Good Health and Longevity” raw fish ‘Lou-Hei’ Yu Sheng is a true celebratory platter and an exclusive treat for the culinary and visual senses. Meticulously designed and crafted in a prosperous horse-shape with four Chinese characters, 马上有钱, this luck-and-wealth creation is packed with a unique mix of fresh premium seafood like hamachi (yellowtail), tuna belly, Atlantic salmon, Australian abalone, fish roe, wasabi ebiko (prawn roe), wakame seaweed, jellyfish, pomelo, mesclun greens, shredded raddish and carrots, enhanced with chef’s secret self-crafted sweet sauce, citrusy yuzu juice and a sprinkle of truffle oil. Peony Jade’s signature deep-fried thin strips of lotus root chips, crispy fried vermicelli, roasted pine nuts and toasted sesame seeds are added to provide that extra delicious crunch to the dish. Priced at S$198.88, the yu sheng serves up to 12 guests.
2. 接马鞍开运金元宝, 包群“马上招财进宝” 报喜
Baked “Prosperity Forward” Horse Ingot
This exquisite “Prosperity Forward” Horse ingot requires a lengthy preparation of up to 12 hours. The delicious treasure trove holds whole Australian abalones, crispy pork knuckle, chestnuts, flower mushroom, fatt choy, pork tendons, premium golden conpoy, red dates and premium wood-ear mushrooms wrapped in aromatic lotus leaves encased in a handcrafted, ingot-shaped salt crust dressed with a red saddle with a Chinese character, 福,which means fortune. Priced at S$288.88, the ingot serves up to 6 guests.
3. 騰辉骏马接宝财富到, 包群 “马上圆满和豐” (龙虾鲍鱼算盘子)
“Abundance Wealth” Imperial Abacus with Lobster and Abalones
This beautifully handcrafted work-of-art by the talented culinary team at Peony Jade signifies the endless streams of wealth and unexpected windfalls all year round. These charming abacus feature lavish ingredients such as lobster, pork belly, premium conpoy and wood-ear mushroom. The dainty creations are decadently garnished with fresh bamboo shoots, flower mushrooms, fatt choy (seaweed) and whole 10-head Australian abalones. Priced at S$118.88, this imperial abacus platter serves up to 6 guests.
4. 騰辉骏马接宝财富到, 包群 “马上祥瑞福满” (红运糯米乳猪)
“Abounding Riches” Golden Suckling Pig Stuffed with Glutinous Rice
The Element of Water: ‘Everlasting happiness, longevity & abundance prosperity’ lobster, Australian four-head abalone & unagi golden treasures pot.
This boneless golden suckling pig is a traditional must-have every Chinese New Year. It is roasted over slow charcoal fire to succulent perfection and filled with delicious glutinous rice stuffing. Cleaved crosswise, each piece comes with soft, delicious glutinous rice embraced by a thin piece of pork with its remarkably crispy skin. Priced at $8.88 per piece (min order of 6 pieces & above) and S$238.88 (item weighs at an estimate of 5kg before roasting), this whole roasted delicacy serves up to 12 guests.
5. 騰辉骏马接宝财富到， 包群“马上彩凤报佳音” (黑松露烧鸡)
“Reaping Good Fortune” Prosperity Truffle Roasted Chicken
Peony Jade’s innovative chefs gave the humble roast a luxury twist by pairing the free-range chicken with this spring’s fragrant black truffles and truffle-scented oil. Carefully roasted to sizzling perfection, this poultry of choice combines both the crispy flavor and the irresistible fragrance of black truffles. Dressed with truffle-scented oil before serving, each bite hits an upscale note rich with taste. Priced at S$38.88 for half serving and S$68.88 for whole serving, this roasted delight serves up to 8 guests.
6. 骏马接宝财富到, 包群 “马上一帆风顺年年好” (荔枝烧鸭)
“Reaping Good Fortune” Prosperity Lychee Roasted Mandarin Duck
Just like the Truffle Roasted Chicken, Peony Jade’s daring fruity endeavour in the name of Lychee Roasted Mandarin Duck is a testament of the brand’s creativity. A rare treat for lovers of fresh fruit with a savoury crunch, this gourmet roast impresses with its moist, juicy and tender meat, seasoned with star anise, and its beautifully sweet aroma provides a refreshing balance to the intense flavour of duck. Priced at S$48.88 for half serving and S$78.88 for whole serving, this roasted delight serves up to 8 guests.
7. 骏马接宝财富到, 包群 “马上大豐收” (发财原粒鲍鱼盆菜) – SIGNATURE!
“Pot of Abundance Harvest’ Premium Whole Abalone Treasures Poon Choy
“Poon Choy” is a traditional peasant dish that originated some 900 years ago where Chinese peasants used to layer and stack as many ingredients as they could harvest or barter in a huge wooden basin cooked over pits of fire during the break of spring. At Peony Jade, its modern exquisite version has escalated to great culinary heights with craft and its 18 premium ingredients like whole 10-head Australian abalones (原隻10 頭澳洲发财鮑), whole Sakura chicken(原隻婴花雞), golden oysters(蚝豉), roasted pork (腩仔肉), sea cucumber (海參), fresh whole scallops(鲜帶子), pork tendons (蹄根), fatt choy(發菜), fish maw (魚肚), big prawns(大蝦), Shiitake mushrooms(北菇), Homemade Sea-grouper mousse cake (大海班魚球), golden dried Whole Conpoy(柱甫), pork knuckle(豬手), taro (芋頭), beancurd sheet(技竹), radish(蘿蔔) and broccoli (西蘭花). Dine-in is priced at S$388.88 (serving for up to 6 guests) and S$528.88 (serving for up to 10 guests).
8. 年年易高升, 百福临门 (發财鱼形 糕)
Flourishing Wealth Prosperous Fish Nian Gao
Auspicious koi-shaped nian gaos (brown sugar glutinous rice cakes) are each filled with Peony Jade’s famous Teochew Orh-ni (yam), and richly-filled with 100% Mao Shan Wang Durian.
8 Fa-Chye-Ma /Wealth Horses
Horse represents strength, success, perseverance and speed. These ‘Fa Chye Ma’ or literally translated as “Eight Wealth Horses” naturally symbolize excellent windfalls, business luck and a prosperous new year!
The “Eight Beauties Of The Blossoming Spring” delights along with other prosperous signatures and desserts are available exclusively at Peony Jade from 16 January to 14 February 2014. Available for dine-in and takeaway at Peony Jade @ Keppel Club, 1-day advance order is required for the most of the dishes featured here. Please inquire beforehand to avoid disappointment.