Food picks: Yusheng goes green

Food picks: Yusheng goes green

Yusheng usually contains raw fish, but restaurants are also coming up with vegetarian versions of the popular Chinese New Year salad.

It is a good idea as many Buddhists do not eat meat on the first day of Chinese New Year.

I like the one introduced by Min Jiang at One-North for this year's celebrations.

Called Assorted Fruits And Vegetables "Lo Hei" ($80 for small, $130 for large), it is made up of plum slices as well as dragonfruit balls and julienned mango, rock melon and cucumber.

Bits of pomelo and mango are added for more acidity.

Before tossing the salad, crushed peanuts, sesame seeds, toasted pine nuts, yam, sweet potato and seaweed crisps are added, with a dressing of mustard, sesame sauce and fruit juice.

The result is full of fresh and aromatic flavours from the fruit and nuts. I also like how the dish is presented.

The slices of plum are arranged in a pretty floral pattern that is a feast for the eyes.

Tables are being booked up fast, especially for busy days such as Chinese New Year Eve and Chinese New Year day, so call early.

Where: Min Jiang at One-North, No. 5 Rochester Park

MRT: Buona Vista

When: Feb 5 - March 5 Tel: 6774-0122

This article was first published on January 23, 2015.
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