In tribute to the year of the rooster zodiac in 2017, Carousel debuts their Rice of the Phoenix Yu Sheng (S$188 for small, S$218 for large). A play on the word ‘rice’, the yu sheng was inspired by the flavours of chicken rice, a local favourite. Chicken rice puffs are made from jasmine rice infused with the aroma of sliced shallots and garlic cloves, dehydrated then fried till golden make up half of the deconstructed rendition, while the other components include chicken ‘bak kwa’, boneless chicken feet, baked chicken floss and deep-fried chicken skin. The crème de la crème, however, is slices of lobster sashimi added to the mix. The restaurant’s renowned buffets for lunch, high tea and dinner are still available on Lunar New Year Eve (S$56 for lunch, S$48 for high tea, and S$98 for dinner) and two days (S$65 for lunch, S$48 for high tea, and S$86 for dinner) after. ◆ Royal Plaza on Scotts, 25 Scotts Road. For reservations for Carousel buffets call 65/6589-7799 or email carousel@ royalplaza.com.sg, and for Lunar New Year Yu Sheng call 65/589-7788 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Lunar New Year Yu Sheng orders must be placed three days in advance and close on 8 February 2017.