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CNY 2019: Blue Lotus @ Tanjong Pagar Centre

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~Invited Session~
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From 15 January to 19 February 2019, diners can celebrate the auspicious Year of the Pig in true Blue Lotus style at all their outlets and being their ardent supporter even out of tastings, I was definitely thrilled. 

I started the meal with one of their coolers - lemon soda. 

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Signature Norwegian Smoked Salmon and Sakura Ebi Yusheng ($68)

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 Nothing fancy schmancy, just yusheng with a twist - instead of the usual raw vegetables as a base the owner, Ricky and his team of brilliant chefs have put together a salad fit for all. Mesclun and baby spinach base, crunchy noodles, julienned fried ginger, fried white bait, candied walnuts, smoked salmon and sakura ebi adorn this incredibly beautiful yet healthy chinese salad.

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Spring onion oil and yuzu sauce makeths the dressing and I love that this is not too sweet and it is truly a breath of fresh air amidst all the other shredded cabbage and carrot yushengs.

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Braised "Tan-Jia" Style Sea Treasure Broth ($12/pax)

Our palettes were given a real treat with what's to come and soup was next, very comforting though a tad salty. Fish maw and pumpkin made it rock.

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Slow Roast Spanish-Style Suckling Pig ($238)


No better dish to herald in the Year of the Pig but the roasted suckling pig - in it's full glory this golden brown pig can feed 10 really comfortably and this comes complimentary with every order a 10 pax menu at $108++ per head!

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 This had to be the best of the meal and it was amazing from the first bite - incredibly crispy skin with that melt in the mouth layer of fats before I made it to the meat.  If suckling pig skin could be bottled, this would very well be the best CNY snack around! Wins fish skin and mala chips alive.

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Claypot Hua Tiao Drunken Prawns  ($36)

Absolutely fragrant, this is a tribute to all drinkers. The pungent whiff really hits you hard when it was served and the soup itself is just perfect for rainy days. I could get drunk on the broth, truth be told.

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Hot Stone Fried Rice with Chinese Sausages & Shitake Mushrooms ($26)

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Under special request, ours came with a side of their prized lard bits, they are all fried in house! It is a the Year of the Pig and overdosing on all things pig and porky is compulsory - lard is lyfe, right?

Unctuously smooth is the lard glazed hot stone fried rice flavoured by lap cheong and mushrooms, yet the star was the lard. So please do ask for it when you're there - changes the satisfaction notches by several levels.

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Chilled Honeydew and Sago in Coconut Milk ($14)

At long last, we reached dessert and the featured is only a tasting portion of it.  Well it is just honey dew and sago - ordinary by Blue Lotus' standards.

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Nian Gao Goodies ($38)
Traditional, Red Date, Radish And Yam Cake


Their traditional lantern tingkats are back but this time storing CNY goodies of nian gao and savoury cakes. The nian gaos and radish cake were outstanding for me and not to mention, their in house XO chilli paste that sets the tongue on fire - superb! 

I love how every single visit springs surprises and no meal is run of the mill at Blue Lotus. I got myself their Gold membership #notsponsored and look out for this space - more visits are on the cards! 

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