Min Jiang at One-North launches its seasonal abalone menu
If you’ve never had a reason to visit Min Jiang at One-North, located within Rochester Park, now you do with its seasonal Abalone Delights menus.
Master Chef Goh Chee Kong of Min Jiang at One-North has created a menu that befits the season of these molluscs from Australia, available from Jul 15 to Aug 14.
The Abalone Delights menu ($128 per person, minimum two) features six courses including dessert. The meal opens with an Abalone Trio Platter ($28 a la carte) with an abalone roll with green apple and truffle oil, pan-fried abalone stuffed with prawn paste and a steamed xiao long bao topped with a mini abalone.
I liked the abalone roll best as the green apple provided a refreshing crunch to match the chewy texture of the abalone.
Then, along comes a Double Boiled Abalone with Morel Mushrooms in Shark’s Bone Cartilage ($32 a la carte) and a Braised 4-Head Abalone with Millet Broth ($48 a la carte). Both dishes come with sizeable portions of whole abalone.
Fried Rice Paradise
The main carbohydrate for the meal is Fried Rice with Baby Abalone and Crabmeat ($28 a la carte for one), peppered generously with baby abalone. The fragrant fried rice with eggs and spring onions is given a touch of lux with the abalones and crabmeat.
Also included in the menu is Fried Abalone and Pine Nuts in Spicy Sauce ($14 a la carte for one). Wrapped in a fried filo pastry net, the abalone is stir-fried with pine nuts and capsicums.
This dish is slightly spicy and the pine nuts added a certain sweetness to the dish. The abalones were still juicy despite the high heat used.
Dessert has no abalone in it, just in case you are wondering. A refreshing light pandan jelly with lime sorbet rounded off the meal.
By Cheryl Chia