We might have just celebrated the turn of the new year but another auspicious New Year is on the horizon, and the search for an awesome Chinese New Year feast is real. We’re already grazing on pineapple tarts and bak kwa… thank god we have some marathons coming up this year to work off all that food.
Sky22, Courtyard By Marriott Singapore Novena
Reunite with your family and friends on Lunar New Year with culinary delights and a complimentary Prosperity Lohei Platter at this new contemporary dining enclave. Expect a sumptuous lunch and dinner buffet spread of not only traditional Chinese New Year favourites, but also Asian and International dishes with a contemporary touch. For a local twist, Executive Chef John Chye’s signature Abundance of Fortune Singapore laksa lohei has us intrigued…
Date: 5 February – 2 March, 12pm – 2.30pm for lunch, 6-10pm for dinner for Chinese New Year Buffet
The cost: Adult, $38++ and Child, $19++ for lunch, Adult, $48++ and Child, 24++ for dinner, Top up $28 for free-flow of house pour red & white wines, prosecco, soft drinks, coffee & tea.
Sky22, Courtyard By Marriott Singapore Novena, 99 Irrawaddy Rd, Singapore 329568
Golden Peony, Conrad Centennial Singapore
Usher the Year of the Dog with a culinary line up of superbly crafted Chinese New Year cuisine that features fritters and chicken floss, ‘fortune eight treasures’ stewed duck, braised Australian abalone wrapped in Japanese beancurd, and of course, roast whole suckling pig filled with Shanghainese sticky rice.
Date: 5 Feb – 2 Mar
The cost: Lunar New Year Set Menus start from S$100++ per person or S$1,198++ per table of 10 persons
Golden Peony, Conrad Centennial Singapore, 2 Temasek Blvd, Conrad Centennial Hotel Level 3, Singapore 038983
The iconic Anglo-Chinese inspired eatery is welcoming in the Year of the Dog with a thoughtfully curated celebratory menu: we’ve already tried it for you, and in short, it’s damn delicious. Start with the ‘Lucky Lunar ‘Lo Hei’, a modern take on yu sheng that leans towards a lush superfood salad. More memorable dishes include spare ribs with green chilli chutney, loaded with crispy garlic; sticky and succulent tamarind king prawns (pictured above); poached barramundi in a divine lemongrass broth and the epic Tajima beef with dripping fried rice. Warning: that dish is highly addictive.
Date: 5 February to 2 March
The cost: a la carte dishes start from $10.
Chopsuey Cafe, 10 Dempsey Road, #01-23, Singapore 247700
the kitchen table, W Hotel Sentosa Cove
All the festive favourites on the table for Chinese New Year! The kitchen table will be serving up Cantonese roasted duck, Macau crispy pork belly, ginger and scallion beef, X.O. fried rice and more. Of course Chinese New Year won’t be complete with a Yu Sheng and the kitchen table will be doing a special Abalone Yu Sheng for the season.
Date: 12-22 Feb for the festive menu and 15-17 Feb for the amplified Lunar New Year Menu, 6-10pm
The cost: $88++ / $84 (for 4-6 guests), $168++ (for 8-10 guests) for a la carte Abalone Yu Sheng
the kitchen table, W Hotel Sentosa Cove, 21 Ocean Way, Singapore 098374
Racines, Sofitel Singapore City Centre
It’s all about tradition for Chinese New Year so it’s good to see some some classics like double-boiled chicken soup, Koi “Nian Gao” (a sticky glutinous cake), salmon Yu Sheng, abalone, sea cucumber and more. Can’t wait to dig in the Chinese New Year spread? You can get on the festive menu that starts on 1 February but if you’re waiting for the real deal on Reunion Dinner night itself, Racines are open for business too.
Date: 1 Feb to 2 Mar for CNY Set Lunch & Dinner, 15 & 16 Feb for CNY Reunion Lunch & Dinner
The cost: $68++ for CNY Set Lunch & Dinner from 1 Feb – 2 Mar, $168++ for CNY Reunion Lunch & Dinner for 15 & 16 Feb
Racines, Sofitel Singapore City Centre, 9 Wallich Street, (Enter via Peck Seah Street), Singapore 078885
Ellenborough Market Cafe, Swissôtel Merchant Court
Simple but full of flavour, this menu will remind you of home. Start with a simple salmon Yu Sheng then dig into a comforting bowl of double-boiled fish maw with dried scallop and cordycep flower. Herbal chicken, braised abalone, and scallops in XO sauce will all make an appearance on the table.
Date: 5 Feb to 2 Mar
The cost: Adult, $68++ and Child, $34++ for lunch, Adult, $80++ and Child, $40++ for Prosperity Buffet, $788++ per table of 10 for Prosperity Set Meals
Ellenborough Market Cafe, Swissôtel Merchant Court, 20 Merchant Rd, Singapore 058281
Imperial Feast, The Chevrons
Be amongst the first to experience an exquisite imperial feast, based on the finest banquet dishes traditionally reserved for VIPs. Commonly known as the Guo Yan, this imperial feast features a myriad of legendary cooking techniques from all over imperial China. The dishes at Imperial Feast are rooted in Huaiyang and Cantonese cuisine and Imperial Feast pay homage to traditional culture, while adding in elements of Western cooking to appeal to international appetites. From braised pork belly to Tobiko egg white fried rice with crab meat and scallop, there’s lots of dishes to go around the table!
Date: 5 Feb to 2 Mar
The cost: NA
Imperial Feast, The Chevrons, 48 Boon Lay Way, #03-06, Jurong East, Singapore 609961
Jia Wei Restaurant, Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy
Jia Wei Chinese Restaurant at the Roxy hits the spot for reunions with with both family and friends. From $329 per table of four, look out for signature dishes such as steamed barramundi with Chef’s homemade green chilli sauce, braised abalone with dried oyster in golden bag, and the Jia Wei charcoal-grilled suckling pig.
Date: 15 Jan – 4 Mar
The cost: From $329++ per table of 4 persons
Jia Wei Restaurant, Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy, 50 East Coast Road, Roxy Square, Singapore 428769
Park Hotel Clarke Quay
Chef James Wong – a culinary specialist with nearly four decades of Oriental and Cantonese cuisine – presents a line-up of reunion feasts at the Park Hotel. The jewel of the meal is the Ultimate Success Premium Abalone Yu Sheng, artfully arrayed in layers of purple cabbage, radish, shimeji and enoki mushrooms and carrots. The rainbow of colours with exquisite combination of flavours and textures is paired with premium gold-dusted abalones and a sprinkling of fragrant kaffir leaves with Chef’s homemade sauce. The offerings brim with signature must-haves, artfully paired with the culinary maestro’s unconventional interpretations of flavours and preparation methods to kickstart the Year of the Dog.
Date: 8 Feb – 2 Mar, Three timings: 12pm, 6pm, 8.30pm
The cost: Prosperity: $628++ per table of 9 or 10 diners, Fortune: $598++ per table of 7 or 8 diners, Harmony: $518++ per table of 6 or 7 diners, Success: $338++ per table of 4 or 5 diners
Park Hotel Clarke Quay, 1 Unity St, Singapore 237983
Mitzo, Grand Park Orchard
Celebrate the festivities with Mitzo’s signature Kanpachi King Fish Yu Sheng and quintessential Peng Cai (an auspicious one-pot dish), and toast to the new year with artisanal cocktails specially concocted to mark the occasion. Vegetarian? Mitzo’s Fruits Yu Sheng will be perfect for you.
Date: 1 – 28 Feb
The cost: $108++ per person for 2 persons or more, from $698++ for a table of 4 or $1588++ for a table of 8 for Chinese New Year 8-Course Yu Sheng Set, from $698++ for a table of 4 or $1588++ for a table of 8 for Chinese New Year 6-Course Peng Cai Set
Mitzo, Grand Park Orchard, Level 4 Grand Park, 270 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238857
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