Abalone Festival 2024 – Challenging the Perception of Abalone as a Chinese New Year Delicacy

    I am Wilber, and I love abalone. Usually, I save my abalone feast for Chinese New Year, but guess what? There’s an Abalone Festival coming up!

    Get ready for the first-ever Abagold Abalone Festival 2024, happening from 22nd March to 21st April 2024. Abalone isn’t just for Lunar New Year anymore—it’s a luxury treat any time of year!

    Abalone lovers and foodies, listen up! You’re in for a treat at five awesome restaurants in Singapore. From Asian fusion to fancy European dining and modern Italian, they’re all putting their own spin on abalone dishes.

    Check out these spots:

    • Jiak Kim House
    • Ristorante Luka
    • Eclipse by BDC
    • Hai Tien Lo (Pan Pacific Singapore)
    • Torasho Ramen & Charcoal Bar

    I managed to visit Ristorante Luka and Jiak Kim House, each presenting their distinctive take on Abalone-inspired gastronomy.

    At Ristorante Luka, they’re dishing up abalone in delicious Italian style:

    Abalone Gratin (S$24) – Abalone, Abalone Liver White Sauce, Mashed Potato Parmesan
    Abalone Chowder Pizza (S$30) – Abalone, Mozzarella, Abalone Chowder White Sauce, Seaweed, Parmesan
    So good!

    This abalone pizza is a crowd favourite, so good!

    Abalone Aglio E Olio Cavatelli (S$30) – Abalone, Garlic, Chilli, Cherry Tomato, Bottarga ,Cavatelli Short Pasta


    And then there’s Jiak Kim House, serving up Asian fusion in a cool old building (it used to be Zouk!):

    Sour Plum Calamansi Abalone Salad (S$32) – Abalone, Yuzu Soy Hamachi, Nuts & Crunch, Seasonal Fruits

    Abalone Yu Sheng? Even though Lunar New Year is over, this makes an excellent appetiser.

    Herbal Dashi Seafood Beurre Blanc (S$48)- Roasted Abalone, Fresh Seafood, Angelica Root, Puffed Rice, Ikura

    Enjoy the roasted abalone with a different texture!

    Earthly Paradise (S$28) – Made with Pisco, Umami Vermouth (Abalone Brine), Spiced Bitters

    A cocktail made with abalone brine. Who would’ve thought?

    The Abalone Festival 2024 is put together by Abagold. And let me tell you, their abalone is now at the top of my list. You’ve gotta try it for yourself to see what I mean.


    Come join the abalone party at the Abagold Abalone Festival 2024! For bookings and more information, hit up Abagold or get in touch with the restaurants directly.

    Wilber Suen
    Wilber Suen
    Embrace happiness! I have a passion for savoring delectable cuisines, unwinding in the soothing ambiance of jazz and piano bars, indulging in rejuvenating aromatherapy spa sessions, and staying up-to-date with the latest in technology and cars. My heart beats for all things Thai, as evidenced by my role in running, a Thailand-focused platform. Whether you spot me in Singapore or Thailand, be sure to say Hi and share a moment of joy!

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