LP+Tetsu's Truffle Yu Sheng & Japanese Yu Sheng
LP + Tetsu is serving Yu Sheng with a twist this Chinese New Year! Helmed by Chef Laurent Peugeot (chef-owner of Michelin-starred Le Charlemagne in Burgundy), LP + Tetsu is a contemporary French-Japanese fine dining restaurant located at Tanglin Mall.French Yu Sheng Truffle, Caviar, Wild Sea Bass
I was invited to a tasting at LP + Tetsu to sample two variations of Yu Sheng, one with a French flourish and the second with a Japanese touch. Both are currently available till 14 February 2014 as part of their Chinese New Year set menus priced at $188 for 2 diners.
Coarsely chopped pistachios, Avruga Caviar and Truffle cream dressing were added just before the salad was to be tossed. A refreshingly savoury and creamy change from the usual sweet-tasting Yu Sheng, I found myself finishing everything on my plate. If you love Truffles, then you absolutely have to try this Yu Sheng! Smoky Pistachio chunks lent a crunchy texture to the crisp salad that was given an earthy flavour by the Truffle-infused sauce and shavings of Black Truffle. Black pearls of Avruga Caviar that caused tiny explosions of flavour when bitten into added a luxurious touch to the dish. A Must-Try!
The Japanese Yu Sheng was adorned with gold flakes, dried chili strips and chrysanthemum petals. Dressed with Chuen Sauce, the flavour was very close to the traditional Chinese Yu Sheng that's served in Singapore. Not entirely a departure from convention but rather a minor detour off-the-beaten path, this version is great for those who would like to try to venture into the unknown but are afraid of disappointment - in other words, you like playing it safe.
This being the Year of the Horse, why don't you indulge your wild side and gallop a little further afield by trying something unconventional?LP+Tetsu 163 Tanglin Road, #03-18 Tanglin Mall, Singapore 247933 Phone: +65 6836 3112 Website: http://www.lptetsu.com Operating Hours Daily: 11.30 am to 2.30 pm & 6 pm to 10.30 pm PS: Thank you, LP+Tetsu & Brand Cellar, for the kind hospitality.