We will soon be ushering in the Year Of The Boar in 2019! The domesticated version of the wild boar is one of the favourite ingredients for the Chinese. In fact, almost every part of the pig can be used to create delicious dishes. If you are seeking beyond the usual fare for your loved ones this Lunar New Year, here are our recommended list of unique pork new year dishes to usher in the fresh start!
1. Unique Pork Dishes – Antoinette
The Parisian-inspired patisserie showcases French pastry making techniques and Singaporean influences in its latest festive offerings. One of these is the Hong Bao 红包 ($10(S); $25(L), a bun made using a unique combination of French poolish and Japanese water roux bread techniques. The bread is infused with red dragon fruit juice and filled with fluffy pork floss in addition to house-made nian gao perfumed with fried shallots, salted egg, candied yam.
2. Unique Pork Dishes – Min Jiang
There are also claypot options for dine-in and takeaway: with slow-braised pig’s trotter with abalone and sea treasures from Min Jiang (Goodwood Park Hotel) or braised pork belly with pan-fried lotus root pork patties and sea treasures from Min Jiang (One-North).
3. Unique Pork Dishes – LeVeL33
On the menu for LNY at LeVeL33, the world’s highest urban microbrewery, is the Pork Platter, a gastronomic presentation of a pig from head to toe. The bountiful platter is good for two, featuring croquettes made with shredded braised pork cheeks, Iberico pork glazed with a char siew sauce made with house-brewed IPA as well as mini pork rotisseries with pork crackling, lager pickled cucumber & salad.
4. Unique Pork Dishes – Yan Cantonese Restaurant
The Harvest Pen Cai, Yàn’s take on the traditional claypot dish, features pig trotter, roast pork, and dried pig skin. There’s also braised gourmet delicacies such as sea cucumber, prawns, and whole conpoy.
4. Unique Pork Dishes – Zafferano
Contemporary Italian restaurant Zafferano is bringing back its Italian Table Saturday Champagne Brunch the weekend before Lunar New Year. There are a series of Lunar New Year-inspired dishes, and the highlight is at the carving station, featuring porchetta or roasted pork done Italian style with roasted potatoes.
We hope you enjoyed our selection of unique pork new year dishes to usher in the Year Of The Boar. Do share with us other interesting options in the comments section below!