Ode to Autumn
Autumn beckons with the turn into the lunar seventh month. As the heat of summer recedes, the “yang” energy of earth dissipates and the “yin” energy gradually develops.
One should increase the intake of nourishing and succulent foods to balance the cool and dry characteristics of autumn, which will also contribute to soothing and purifying the mind. In the same principle, spicy, strong flavoured, fried food should be avoided. “Qi” which is the body’s vital energy is crucial to our physical and mental well-being. “Qi” is concentrated in our lungs and hence with the seasonal change of the temperature and humidity, our lungs are especially vulnerable and subject to respiratory problems and allergies.
Among the five healing elements, metal corresponds to autumn and is represented by the symbolic colour white. It is recommended that autumn diets should focus on white-coloured foods like white radish, silver fungus, yam, white cauliflower, lily, pear to nourish the lungs.
Radiant Food for the Body and Soul
Yuè Bái is a classical Chinese phrase describing the colour of moonlight.
Helmed by Singaporean Chef-owner Lee Hong Wei, Yuè Bái is a restaurant that celebrates the familiarity of home through refreshing renditions of Chinese heritage dishes rooted in ancient dietary principles known as 食疗 (shí liáo). Also known as Dietary Therapy, ‘shí liáo’ uses food to enhance wellbeing through the application of its intrinsic healing value. The menu is curated from various Southern Chinese cuisines, with balanced dishes and familiar flavours that guests can identify with, interpreted through Chef Hongwei’s modern perspective. Diners sit in an ethereal space infused with expressions of Chinese culture and art, forming cherished bonds over nutritious food that comforts with the familiar flavours of memory.
月白 (Yuè Bái) 因近似月色，故称。古人认为月亮的颜色并不是纯白，而是带着一点淡淡的蓝色。