We've got the best Chinese New Year 2022 menus in Singapore that take you from the traditional to the edgy to the downright epic.
It’s that time of the year again. CNY is quietly sneaking up on us! Yes, we’re about to go knee-deep in yusheng, pineapple tarts and all the reunion dinners. We’re ushering in the Year of the Tiger in 2022 with lotsa good food. That’s why we’ve selected the best Chinese New Year menus and restaurants in Singapore that are made to impress…
Best Chinese New Year 2022 menus in Singapore
1. Jade Restaurant
Available from 17 Jan to 15 Feb 2022
Start your feast of Chinese delicacies with the restaurant’s premium gold rush salmon yusheng ($688), adorably shaped into the image of a playful tiger with champagne jelly, shallot oil and kumquat dressing. Or go for the gold rush salmon yusheng ($108) with a sophisticated, hand-drawn tiger and an auspicious Chinese calligraphy greeting.
Love a good pen cai dish? Try the Cornucopia of Wealth ($88 per pax) to dine on abalone, fish maw, sea cucumber, flower mushrooms, dried scallop, stewed pork trotter and more. Other highlights include wok-fried local lobster with tomato, egg and rice wine, claypot rice with preserved meat, and stewed osmanthus nian gao.
Jade Restaurant, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178
Available from 1 to 28 Feb 2022
Usher in the Year of the Tiger at Sofitel Singapore City Centre, with its auspicious line-up of traditional Chinese delicacies by Executive Chinese chef Andrew Chong and his team. Throughout February, Racines’ glorious (and affordably-priced!) Lunar New Year lunch (from $32++) and dinner (from $58++) set menus are made to impress, featuring flavoursome Chinese classics paired with authentic French delicacies. Psst: you can also add on a traditional yusheng (from $38++, until 15 Feb) and toss to abundance.
Start with a crab basket of deep-fried marinated crab meat with mango aioli, shaved veggies, ikura and pie tee shell before moving on to a nourishing double-boiled ginseng soup with black chicken and wolfberries. Must-try mains include locally-sourced barramundi with pickled veggies, glass noodles and a special chilli sauce, as well as the braised Australian pork belly served with Chinese mushrooms, knotted beancurd and Jasmine rice. End off with your choice of fruit-inspired desserts: mandarin orange or pineapple. What an exquisite treat!
Racines, Sofitel Singapore City Centre, 9 Wallich Street, Singapore 078885
3. Yun Nans
Available from 18 Jan to 15 Feb 2022
No matter your dining preference and party size, Yun Nans has a set menu for you from its selection of six (from $318). Choose to dine in, self-collect or get your order delivered to enjoy dishes like abalone yusheng, traditional salt baked chicken and glutinous rice wrapped in lotus leaf. The star of it all is the hotpot: its soup is stewed for six hours and features top-notch ingredients such as abalone, roast pork belly, cordyceps flowers, wild golden fungus from Yunnan and scallops.
Yun Nans, multiple locations including Westgate and Jewel Changi Airport
4. Ce La Vi
Available from 10 Jan to 6 Feb 2022
Get your 2022 off to a roaring start with a meal at this sky-high restaurant. Enjoy stunning views of the city skyline while you indulge in the Lunar New Year six-course set dinner ($398 for two pax). Start with a yusheng toss, followed by Hokkaido scallop ceviche and clam with Baeri Oscietra caviar, coconut saffron mussel cappuccino, grilled king prawns, and A5 Kagoshima wagyu beef. Dessert comes in the form of jasmine tea cremeux, orange pineapple marmalade and biscuit sponge.
Ce La Vi, Tower 3, Marina Bay Sands Hotel, 1 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018971
5. Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant
Available from 3 Jan to 15 Feb 2022
It’s all about abundant feasting this festive season, with prosperous menus (from $118.80 per pax) and luxe delicacies galore. Choose from six types of yusheng and toss to an auspicious year with lobster, swordfish, Hokkaido scallop, sea urchin, caviar, salmon roe and crispy fish skin. Alternatively, try the smoked duck breast or pear and avocado variations.
You’ll want to treat the fam to an exquisite pot of pen cai made with three layers of 14 ingredients including abalone, crispy dried oyster, goose feet, fish maw and more swimming in a rich stock. Don’t forget to order new dishes such as ginseng Irish roast duck, bird’s nest dumpling with crab roe superior soup, and crispy pork trotters with spicy sesame sauce.
Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, 320 Orchard Road, Singapore 238865
Available from 1 Jan to 15 Feb 2022
Welcome the Year of the Tiger with five CNY set menus (from $88 per pax) offering six to seven courses of meat and seafood (a vegetarian option is available too). Start your prosperous meal with the restaurant’s signature abalone and salmon with gold foil lo hei (from $92) – it’s piled high with crispy vermicelli, fresh salmon slices, braised abalone and gold flakes.
Next, move on to exquisite dishes like steamed soon hock with preserved lemon peel sauce, wok-fried local lobster tail with ee fu noodles and more. Don’t forget the crowning glory that is the Yan harvest pen cai (from $325) for your reunion dinner centrepiece. You’ll be enjoying 18 delicacies including 6-head abalone, prawns, pork tendons, king grouper fillet, roast pork and more.
Yan, #05-02, National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957
Available from 27 Jan to 15 Feb 2022
Dine in style at Mezza9 with a la carte dishes and an elegant six-course dinner menu ($108 per pax). You’ll be tossing to good fortune with a yusheng platter that highlights salmon from the Faroe Islands and flying fish roe. But leave space for delectable delights like braised pork trotter, steamed kampong chicken drumstick and superior broth with crab meat and salmon roe. For a sweet finish, the red bean paste with black sesame glutinous rice balls and coconut cream is a lovely dessert.
Mezza9, Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road, Singapore 228211
8. Madame Fan
Available from 10 Jan to 15 Feb 2022
Indulge in modern Cantonese dishes for your 2022 reunion dinner gatherings. Toss the elegant blossom shunde-style yusheng (from $118) with halibut sashimi or try the duo prosperity salmon and bluefin tuna yusheng (from $98) to mix with a vibrant handful of greens. Choose from four Lunar New Year set menus with signatures like bridges lobster and Hokkaido lobster soup, and pan-fried marble goby fish fillet with shaved black truffle. Lunch sets start from $98, while dinner sets start from $148 for a minimum of two. If you want a little privacy, book the private dining rooms or VIP room.
Madame Fan, The NCO Club, Level 2, 32 Beach Road, Singapore 189764
9. Mott 32
Available from 24 Jan to 15 Feb 2022
Luxuriate in the glamorous decor of Mott 32 as you tuck into an eight-course CNY set menu with the fam ($188 per pax). The spread starts with smoked salmon yusheng, a deluxe BBQ platter and starters like crispy roasted pork belly and marinated jellyfish with cucumber. Next, enjoy double-boiled abalone and chicken soup before you dig into braised Boston lobster with butter lemon sauce.
For sweets, nibble on pan-fried nian gao and try the house-made red bean soup with aged tangerine peel and black sesame-filled glutinous rice dumpling. For a splash of booze, pair your meal with a pineapple tart cocktail ($26) made with butter-washed Remy Martin VSOP, yuzu sake, pineapple juice, condensed milk and lemon juice.
Mott 32, B1-42 to 44, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
10. Peach Blossoms
Available from 15 Jan to 16 Feb 2022
Usher in the Year of the Tiger at Peach Blossoms with a variety of Chinese New Year set menus (from $138 per pax). Choose the Harvest set ($288 per pax) for your reunion dinner and enjoy a six-course meal of double-boiled cordyceps flower soup, Pacific grouper ‘lion head’ ball in Hokkaido sea urchin crab roe collagen, and puff pastry with double-boiled bird’s nest, cream of almond, Japanese purple sweet potato and almond slices. A vegetarian option is available, too.
Peach Blossoms, Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay, Singapore, Level 5, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039594
11. Crystal Jade
Available from 17 Jan to 15 Feb 2022
Whether you’re after a cosy catch-up or cheery family gathering, Crystal Jade has something for everyone. Its Lunar New Year line-up for 2022 offers a selection of set menus and a la carte treats. At Crystal Jade Palace, you’ll dine on Cantonese classics and dim sum lunches. Meanwhile, Crystal Jade Golden Palace dishes out Teochew specialties like grilled tiger prawn and braised duck. At Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao and Jiang Nan, it’s all about northern Chinese flavours with creations such as crispy pork strips with fried garlic and poached rice with oyster, preserved vegetable and dried shrimp in superior broth.
Crystal Jade, multiple locations including Takashimaya Shopping Centre and Paragon
12. Hai Tien Lo
Available from 17 Jan to 15 Feb 2022
Celebrate all things prosperous with eight incredible CNY 2022 set menus (from $128 per pax). Dishes include braised classic whole abalone with sea cucumber in white truffle oil and double-boiled fish maw with bamboo pith. Add on to your feast with a la carte specials such as crispy whole suckling pig and steamed lobster.
Love a good dim sum spread? Swing by on weekends for the Lunar New Year buffet ($99 per pax) to enjoy free-flow bites of deep-fried prawn dumpling with fish roe and steamed charcoal barbecue pork bun with black truffle. Don’t forget the yusheng platters! Choose from four options including the classic one with whole abalone, smoked salmon and jellyfish.
Hai Tian Lo, Pan Pacific Singapore, Marina Square, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039595
13. Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant
Available from 5 Jan to 15 Feb 2022
Have a roaring start to the year at Xin Cuisine, where you can choose from six set menus featuring a beautiful selection of Cantonese dishes. Options include the eight-course Blissful menu ($428 for four pax) and the Prosperous Celebrations menu ($888 for five pax). The line-up highlights creations such as baby abalone and salmon yusheng, trio barbecued meat platter, baked lobster with black olive and onion, and lots more.
Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant, Holiday Inn Singapore, Atrium, Level 4, 317 Outram Road, Singapore 169075
14. Wan He Lou
Available from 21 Jan to 15 Feb 2022
Love a good lobster porridge? This dish is the star of Wan He Lou’s menu, and you can enjoy it with the restaurant’s Reunion or Lunar New Year Feast selections. The former (available till 31 Jan) encompasses sets that start from $88 for two people. Get the Delightful Set for lobster porridge, yusheng, kurobuta pork and more. Alternatively, opt for the latter (available from 1 to 15 Feb) to enjoy luxe dishes such as baked kampung chicken with black truffle, coconut pudding with bird’s nest, and the like.
Wan He Lou, multiple locations including Jalan Besar and Beauty World
With such fantastic Chinese New Year 2022 menus in Singapore, you know where we’ll be hosting our rounds of reunion dinners!