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Guide to Yu Sheng Prices Singapore 2019. BONUS: Lou Hei Secret Inside!

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Image Credit: Hai Tien Lo, Pan Pacific Singapore

Rumour has it that four master chefs created Yu Sheng back in 1964, and it is a dish we now proudly recognise as one of the signature creations of Singapore. Before I start another riot about who ACTUALLY invented this dish, let’s focus on the main point here: IT’S A GREAT WAY TO SIGNIFY THE START OF THE LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS!

We scoured this island to bring to you the best Yu Sheng recommendations, from the affordable ones at our supermarkets, to the atas luxurious ones at 5 star hotels.

We’ve also included a list for our vegetarian and health-conscious friends out there!

Yu Sheng Under $20 @ Local Supermarkets

This is a popular choice especially for smaller families or families who prefer a simple, hassle-free lou hei moment. You can get these at your nearby supermarkets – plus points for convenience and price!

 NamePaxWeight/ QtyPrice
NTUC FairpriceSpring Toss Yee Sang ‑ Easy Pack3-4 pax500g$10.25
Harvest Prosperity Yu Sheng3-4 pax500g$12.50
Singlong Auspicious Yee Sang5-6 pax600g$13.30
Thai Sing Fa Cai Yu Sheng6-8 pax550g$14.80
KCT Fa Cai Yu Sheng6-8 pax730g$17.30
Mac Taste Fa Cai Yu Sheng5-6 pax450g$16.90 - $19.30
Singlong Fa Cai Yee Sang5-6 pax600g$19.80
Cold StorageSING LONG Yee Sang5-6 pax600g$13.80

Family Favourites

Restaurants, Hotels and Specialties Yu Sheng Platter

SignatureRestaurantPriceWebsite
Pre-packed Yu Sheng PlatterKwong Cheong ThyeNormal: $17.30-17.80
Octagonal: $22.80
https://www.kctsoya.com/
Teochew Style Prosperity Salmon Yu ShengJUMBO Seafood & Chui Huay Lim Teochew Cuisine$28+, $58www.jumbogroup.sg
Prosperity Smoked Salmon Yu ShengDin Tai Fung$32.80 (2-3 pax), $48.80 (4-6 pax)https://www.dintaifung.com.sg/promotions.php
Classic Abundance Yu ShengCarlton City Hotel Singapore$38+www.carltoncity.sg
Golden Eight Treasures YushengThe Carvery, Park Hotel Alexandra$38.80+www.parkhotelalexandra.sg
Prosperity Truffle Yu ShengElemen$38.80+www.elemen.com.sg
Paradise Abalone Yu ShengParadise Group$48.80www.paradisegp.com
Prosperity Lo Hei with Mini Abalone and Crispy Fish SkinWhite Rose Café, York Hotel Singapore$52+www.yorkhotel.com.sg
Tuna ‘Lo Hei’Feng Shui Inn, Resorts World Sentosa$68+www.rwsentosa.com
Salmon and Crispy White Bait Yu ShengGolden Peony, Conrad Centennial Singapore$68+www.connoisseur.sg
Smoked Salmon ‘Lo Hei’ Yu ShengHua Ting Restaurant, Orchard Hotel Singapore$68+www.orchardhotel.com.sg
Kaleidoscope of Prosperity (Shun De Style)YànSalmon: $72+(5 pax), $92+(10 pax), Yellowtail: $82+(5 pax)
$102+(10 pax)
www.yan.com.sg
Salmon Yu ShengMitzo, Grand Park Orchard$78+www.mitzo.sg
Prosperity Salmon Yu Sheng with Crispy Whitebait and Nashi PearPeach Blossoms, Marina Mandarin Singapore$78+www.meritushotels.com/marina
Bountiful Yu ShengCherry Garden, Mandarin Oriental Singapore$78+www.mandarinoriental.com/singapore
Prosperity Abalone Yu ShengJia Wei Chinese Restaurant, Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy$78+www.grandmercureroxy.com.sg
Prosperity Smoked Kurobuta Pork Yu ShengEllenborough Market Café, Swissôtel Merchant Court$88www.swissotel.com/Singapore-MerchantCourt
Prosperity Snow Crab Yu ShengSzechuan Court, Fairmont Singapore$88www.fairmont.com/singapore
Auspicious Tidings Hamachi YushengCrystal Jade Palace, Golden Palace$88+www.crystaljade.com
Crowne Prosperity YushengCrowne Plaza Changi Airport$88+changiairport.crowneplaza.com
Prosperity Fortune Yu ShengShang Palace, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore$88+www.shangri-la.com/singapore
Alaskan Crab Lo HeiWah Lok Cantonese Restaurant, Carlton Hotel Singapore$138+www.carltonhotel.sg
Blossoming Treasures Yu ShengHai Tien Lo, Pan Pacific Singapore$138+www.panpacific.com/singapore
Auspicious Yu Sheng with Black Garlic DressingRacines, Sofitel Singapore City Centre$138www.sofitel-singapore-citycentre.com
Prosperity ‘Fa Cai’ Yu ShengMin Jiang, Goodwood Park Hotel$168www.goodwoodparkhotel.com
Lobster, Sea Urchin, Hokkaido Scallop, Salmon, Tuna & Caviar Yu ShengWan Hao Chinese Restaurant, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel$268www.singaporemarriott.com
Special Piggy Edition Gold Rush Yu ShengJade, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore$388www.fullertonhotels.com

As if that list isn’t enough to sat your appetite for Yu Sheng, you can try getting your Yu Sheng from Kwong Cheong Thye, my family’s favourite! They sell Yu Sheng in DIY fashion where you can choose the ingredients combinations to make up your own desired platter.

Prices are pretty affordable (Normal: $17.30-17.80, Octagonal: $22.80) as they are known to be suppliers to local restaurants and hotels too.

Image Credit: Jasmine Tay’s Blog

Address: 61 Lor 27 Geylang, Singapore 388186

Hours: Open daily except Sundays, 9.30am – 7:30PM

Phone: 6748 0128

Vegetarian & Healthier Options

SignatureRestaurantPriceWebsite
(Vegetarian) Yu ShengDin Tai Fung$26.80 (2-3 pax), $39.80 (4-6 pax)https://www.dintaifung.com.sg/promotions.php
(Vegetarian) Prosperity Yu ShengLotus Vegetarian Restaurant$28(S), $38(M), $48(L)https://lotusvegetarian.sg/
(Vegetarian) Prosperity Salmon Yu ShengGreendot$35.80 (5-6pax)https://www.greendot.sg/
Soba Yu ShengNadai Fujisoba Ni-hachi, 100AM Mall$38.80 (6-8 pax)https://www.facebook.com/FujiSoba-Singapore-326049881100556/
Fruity Yu ShengSens Restaurant$48 for Healthy Salmon and Fruit Yu Sheng, $68 Eight Happiness Gold rush Yu Sheng (6-8pax)-
Prosperity Yu ShengTunglok Signatures$48++ (M), $78++ (L)https://www.tunglok.com/wp-content/themes/tunglok/pdf/cny2018/CNY-Operating-Hrs-2018.pdf?misc=20180202_092122
Hamachi Yu ShengLi Bai Restaurant, Sheraton Towers Singapore$98https://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-information/restaurant/sinsi-sheraton-towers-singapore/

What makes the Yu Sheng platter?

IngredientYou SayWhat It Means
Raw fish年年有馀 Nian Nian You YuAbundance and prosperity throughout the year
Pomelo大吉大利 Da Ji Da LiTo add luck; Good luck and smooth sailing year ahead
Pepper and cinnamon powder招財進寶 Zhao Cai Jin BaoAttract wealth and treasures
Oil (drizzled in circular motion)财原广进 Yi Ben Wan Li, Cai Yuan Guang JinMake 10,000 times of your profit with your capital and have countless sources of wealth
Carrots鸿运当头 Hong Yun Dang TouGood luck is approaching
Green radish青春常驻 Qing Chun Chang ZhuSymbolises eternal youth
White radish风生水起 Feng Sheng Shu Qi, Bu Bu Gao ShengTo good business opportunities and reaching a higher level with each step and progress at a fast pace
Crushed peanuts金银满屋 Jin Yin Man WuHousehold filled with gold and silver (valuable possessions)
Sesame seeds (added right after crushed peanuts)生意兴隆 Sheng Yi Xing LongProsperity for Business
Golden crackers遍地黄金 Bian Di Huang JinGreat wealth, floor full of gold
Plum Sauce甜甜蜜蜜 Tian Tian Mi MiSweet and loving relationships
  1. Raw fish symbolises abundance and prosperity. You say: “Nian Nian You Yu” or “You Yu You Sheng” (Abundance throughout the year)
  2. Pomelo is added to the salad right after the fish to add luck. You say: “Da Ji Da Li” (Good luck and smooth sailing)
  3. Pepper and cinnamon powder both signify a wish for wealth. You say: “Zhao Cai Jin Bao”. (Attract wealth and treasures)
  4. Oil should be drizzled in a circular motion. You say: “Yi Ben Wan Li”(Make 10,000 times of profit with your capital) “Cai Yuan Guang Jin”(Countless sources of wealth)
  5. Carrots represent good luck. You say: “Hong Yun Dang Tou” (Good luck is approaching)
  6. Green radish symbolises eternal youth.You say: “Qing Chun Chang Zhu” (Forever young)
  7. White radish is meant to bring about good business opportunities. You say: “Feng Sheng Shui Qi” and “Bu Bu Gao Sheng” (Reaching a higher level with each step and Progress at a fast pace)
  8. Crushed peanuts are sprinkled onto the dish to symbolise that your household will be filled with valuable possessions. You say: “Jin Yin Man Wu” (Household filled with gold and silver)
  9. Sesame seeds are added to the salad right after the crushed peanuts have been sprinkled on top. You say: “Sheng Yi Xing Long” (Prosperity for the business)
  10. Golden crackers symbolise great wealth. You say: “Bian Di Huang Jin” (Floor full of gold)
  11. Plum Sauce, like the oil, is poured all over the dish instead of just one spot. You say: “Tian Tian Mi Mi” (Sweet and loving relationships)

Toppings for Yu Sheng Platter (Vegetarian options too!)

TypeNameWeight/ QtyPrice
AbaloneDiamon Prince Baby Abalone - Braised6 pieces per pack$9.70
New Moon NZ Abalone425g$38.80
SalmonSushi Express Salmon Slices3 slices (small)$1.50+
Fresh salmon for Yu Sheng200g~$8
Smoked SalmonFassler Smoked Salmon ‑ Traditional200g$13.80
Mushrooms(Vegetarian) Mili Abalone Mushroom400g$1.40
PomeloPasar Malaysia Pomelo1 medium$6.80
Vietnam Nam Roi Pomelo1 per pack$2.95

BONUS!

A game proudly developed by Seedly just for you, for all the HUAT phrases to say when you lou hei! Try it!

Play this Lou Hei Yu Sheng Game and Get 4D Numbers! (all in the name of fun!)

Works best on mobile.

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