With the year of the dog upon us, it’s time to get sociable and get together with family and friends this Chinese New Year! If you’re looking for places to have your reunion dinner, here’s our top 15 places that will do it well.
1. Capella Singapore – Cassia
Kick start your reunion meal with the time-honoured tradition of tossing the Prosperity Yu Sheng Platter, part of Capella’s Prosperity Reunion Set 齐欢庆团圆. Priced at just $139++ per person, other highlights include 5 mouth-watering dishes like the signature Double-boiled Thick Chicken Broth with Fish Maw, Duo of Scallops and Flower Mushroom, the flavoursome Stewed Whole Abalone, Sea Cucumber and Seasonal Greens, as well as Fragrant Rice with Preserved sausages wrapped in lotus leaf.
Prosperity Reunion Set and Fortune Reunion Set are available only on 15 February 2018. First seating from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and second seating from 8:30pm to 10:00pm.
Capella Singapore – Cassia
Address: 1 The Knolls Sentosa Island Singapore 098297 (Map)
Contact: +65 6591 5045
2. Din Tai Fung
Usher in the Lunar New Year with perennial festive favourites from Din Tai Fung, including the restaurant’s signature Prosperity Smoked Salmon Yu Sheng 发财鱼生 – featuring twirls of white radish and carrots, crispy yam strips, fresh pomelo pulp, Tianjin roasted chestnuts, topped with Norwegian smoked salmon and plum sauce. Look out for their festive specials like the hotpot soup base – Din Tai Fung Fragrant Chilli Sauce (豐味香辣酱) [$11 nett (170g)] and the highly coveted Steamed Custard Buns 流沙包 ($2 per bun).
Prosperity Smoked Salmon Yu Sheng发财鱼生
– Standard (serves 2 to 3) – $32.80 Deluxe (serves 4 to 6)
– $48.80 Available island-wide from 22 January to 4 March 2018
Din Tai Fung
Address: Multiple locations islandwide
Opening hours: 11am – 10pm (weekdays), 10am – 10pm (weekends)
3. Dragon Bowl
Dining in for reunion? Recommend ordering Dragon Bowles Fortune Package. At such an affordable price tag of $288+ (5 pax), $468+ (10 pax), this exquisite takeaway package comes with Prosperity Abalone Yu Sheng with fish roe, Herbal Kampong Chicken, Yuan Yang Rice wrapped in lotus leaf, and the Dragon Bowl Prosperity Fortune Treasure Pot!
If you fancy eating pen cai, their treasure pot is filled with lots of auspicious premium delicacies like abalone, sea cucumber, conpoy, dried oyster, top shell, prawn, fish maw, roast duck, trotter, tendon and many more. Dine in sets are also available from 1 Feb – 2 Mar 2018, reservations required.
4. Emporium Shokuhin – Shabu Tan
Gather for reunion dinner with a shabu-shabu buffet at the newly-opened Shabu Tan at Emporium Shokuhin. Featuring premium A4 Kagoshima & AUS Wagyu meats, choose from 3 buffets determined by beef selected – A4 Kagoshima, Australian Wagyu and Australian Grass-fed beef and a selection of 4 signature homemade broths: Xiang La, Tonkotsu Miso, Tomato, Kombu. For members, enjoy 1-for-1 A4 Kagoshima & AUS Wagyu Shabu-Shabu Buffet, and “Create Your Own Yusheng” Buffet Counter from 18 January to 4 March 2018.
– AUS Grass-fed Beef – $19.90++ (lunch) / $25.90++ (dinner)
– AUS Wagyu – $69.90++ (lunch & dinner)
– Japanese A4 Kagoshima Wagyu – $99.90++ (lunch & dinner)
($10 surcharge on Fri – Sun, eve & day of PH for adults only.)
– AUS Grass-fed Beef – $13.90++
– AUS Wagyu – $21.90++
– Japanese A4 Kagoshima Wagyu – $27.90++
(Child buffet pricing applies for both lunch & dinner)
Emporium Shokuhin – Shabu Tan
Address: 6 Raffles Boulevard, Level 1, Marina Square New Wing, 039594 (Map)
Opening Hours: 11.30am – 10pm
Contact: +65 6224 3433
5. Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore
Specially prepared by Hotel Jen Orchardgateway’s Chef de Cuisine, Lee Hoong Wan and his team of culinary experts, the Jen’s Reunion Dinner (available only on 15 Feb 2018) features auspicious specials on the buffet line. Look out for dishes like the mouth-watering Roast Suckling Pig with Chef’s Special Marinade, Braised Eight Treasure Vegetables, Roasted Duck with Plum Sauce, Jen’s Signature Laksa Fried Rice and many more.
Jen’s Prosperity Feast which will run from 16-18 Feb 2018 at Makan@Jen includes Large River Prawns with Cheese and Teriyaki Sauce, Three Treasure Roast (Duck, Pork Belly, and Chicken), Braised 8 Treasure Vegetables with Golden Mushrooms, Jen’s Signature Laksa Fried Rice and many more. Book now and enjoy an exclusive 15% off for all confirmed bookings with full payment received from 1 to 31 January 2018 for all Jen’s Prosperity Buffets.
Jen’s Reunion Dinner (15 Feb 2018)
First Seating @ SGD98++ (5.30 pm to 7.30pm)
Second Seating @ SGD88++ (8.00 pm to 10.00 pm)
*Available at Makan@Jen
Jen’s Prosperity Feast (16 – 18 February 2018)
Brunch @ SGD45++ (12.30pm to 3.00 pm) (Menu)
Dinner @ SGD78++ (6.30pm to 10.00pm) (Menu)
*Available at Makan@Jen
Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore
Address: 277 Orchard Road Singapore 238858 (Map)
Contact: +65 6708 8899
6. Imperial Feast Restaurant
Rooted in Huaiyang and Cantonese cuisine and helmed by Gourmet Masterchef Wu Hai Feng, Chef Wu pays homage to the traditional Huaiyang cuisine, while adding in elements of Western cooking to appeal to international appetites at Imperial Feast Restaurant. The spread features 6 Guo Yan dishes at just $88++ per and currently running a 1-for-1 opening prom, available from 4th January 2018 – 9th February 2018 (strictly by reservations only). Our favourite dish from Imperial Feast’s CNY menu has got to be the Fried Cod Fish with Green Puree, check out our full review here.
Besides the Guo Yan Menu, look out for the Chinese New Year menu featuring delights such as Prosperity Abalone Oyster, and Golden Abalone Treasure Pot (Pencai) – brimming with auspicious ingredients like abalone, fresh scallops, smoked duck breast, golden soy chicken wings, large juicy prawns, oysters, fish maw and many more. The menu is currently running at an opening promo of $228 for 6 pax; $338 for 10 pax from 15th January 2018 – 9th February 2018. For those having their reunion at home, you can also order this abundant pot of Pen Cai online here www.chefinbox.com.sg.
Imperial Feast Restaurant
Address: #03-06 The Chevrons, 48 Boon Lay Way, Singapore 609961 (Map)
Opening Hours: Daily 11:00 – 14:30, 18:00 – 22:00
Contact: +65 6794 4528
7. Lotus Kitchen
For those looking for a vegetarian option, Lotus Kitchen has a specially created line-up of exquisite CNY Set Menus, as well as prosperous Pen Cai and Yu Sheng for a sumptuous festive feast! Choose from the beautiful set menus, which cater to 4 to 10 persons. The Lotus Vegetarian Prosperity Yu Sheng features a colourful abundance of over 30 ingredients like vegetarian salmon and fish slices made from konnyaku, as well as vegetarian ba kwa, lotus root slices, julienned apple and more. Lotus Kitchen also has a vegetarian Golden Bowl of Fortune Pen Cai, brimming with over 22 wholesome ingredients like premium vegetarian abalone, sugarcane shoots, bamboo pith, barley, wolfberries and many more.
The Chinese New Year Set Menu will be available at Lotus Vegetarian Quality Hotel from 10 February to 2 March 2018, and at Lotus Kitchen Chinatown Point from 14 February to 2 March 2018.
Address: Lotus Kitchen, 133 New Bridge Road, #01-01/02 Chinatown Point, 059413 (Map)
Contact: +65 6538 1068
8. LOCAL Restaurant & Bar – 30 Bencoolen
Newly launched LOCAL Restaurant & Bar at re-branded hotel 30 Bencoolen is all set for their inaugural CNY menu – featuring traditional festive classics with a creative twist. Dishes include the 30 Bencoolen “Sure HUAT” Yu Sheng with smoked Norwegian salmon set in tomato liquid jelly and molded as koi fish at $39.80++ (6 persons) $69.80++ (10 persons).
Other star dishes helmed by Chef Elvin Chew include Special Stuffed Whole Suckling Pig (Boneless), 8 Hours Braised Angus Beef Cheek in Crispy Yam Ring ($69.80++) and Drunken “Master” Tiger Prawn Linguine ($32.80++, 6 pax). Lunar New Year Festive Dishes available from 22 January to 2 March 2018.
9. Nadai Fujisoba
Come toss to good health and prosperity with Singapore’s First-ever Soba Yusheng at Nadai Fujisoba. Touted as Japan’s number one soba restaurant, their rendition of the traditional yu sheng is served with cold and fried soba noodles, and features a generous medley of salmon, seasoned octopus, seaweed and jelly fish, crabstick strips, shredded egg and tobiko for a savoury note. Priced affordably at only S$38.80, the healthy and delicious yusheng caters up to 8 pax and is available from 16 January to 28 February 2018.
10. Neo Garden Catering
This year, Neo Garden Catering presents quite a unique offering from the traditional CNY feasting with their Popiah DIY set! A fun way to bring the entire family, Neo Garden also offers 3 variations for their takeaway Yu Sheng, including the Prosperity Salmon Yu Sheng , Great Abundance Yu Sheng and Golden Dragon Yu Sheng – different sizes for the whole family to enjoy.
Available from 29 January to 4 March 2018, order here.
11. Park Hotel Clarke Quay
For some classic Cantonese cuisine, head to Park Hotel Clarke Quay as Chef James Wong whip up a line-up of reunion feasts comprising an 8-course Prosperity Menu, 8-course Fortune Menu, 7-course Harmony Menu and 6-course Success Menu.
Featuring signature must-haves across each menu, don’t miss out on the Superior Braised Shark’s Fin Soup with Crab Meat and Stuffed Crab Claw, and Steamed Whole Red Garoupa – delightful rolls of tender flesh, rolled with crunchy asparagus stalks. Available from 8 February to 2 March 2018.
Bookings made before 5 Feb can enjoy up to 15% off CNY Menus with complimentary upgrade to premium yu sheng toss. More info here: https://www.parkhotelgroup.com/en/clarkequay/promotions/cny
12. Prima Tower Revolving Restaurant
Come indulge in festive staples and traditional favourites at Singapore’s only seafront revolving restaurant with panoramic views. Presenting seven special set menus this CNY, Prima Tower Revolving Restaurant offers an eclectic spread including the Superior Treasures Fortune Pot in Peking Style (京式御级盆菜), Wealthy Nian Gao (发财年糕), Sautéed Bird’s Nest with Egg White (炒芙蓉燕窝), Authentic Barbequed Peking Duck (贺岁填鸭 – 烤北京填鸭) and more.
At $728++ for 10 pax, the Superior Treasures Fortune Pot in Peking Style (京式御级盆菜) has a rich and flavourful broth and brims with auspicious delicacies like abalones, sea cucumber, premium fish maw, black sea moss, dried oysters and more. Lunar New Year Festive menus are available from 17 January to 2 March 2018.
Prima Tower Revolving Restaurant
Address: 201 Keppel Road, Singapore 099419 (Map)
Lunch: 11am to 2.30pm (Monday – Saturday)
10.30am to 2.30pm (Sunday & PH)
Dinner: 6.30pm to 10.30pm (Monday to Sunday & PH)
Contact: +65 6272 8822/8988
13. Sheraton Towers – Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant
Sheraton Towers Singapore celebrates the Lunar New Year with an exquisite selection of traditional Cantonese cuisine helmed by Executive Chef Chung Yiu Ming. Presenting a selection of eight celebratory dine-in menus, Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant will be offering an assortment of finest culinary treasures specially curated for various group sizes. Prices start from $888++ per table of 10 persons. For takeaways, Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant is offering 15% discount for all participating credit card partners, so you can have a grand celebration in the comfort of your own home!
Chinese New Year Set Menu (4 menus available)
– For 8 persons, prices range from $988 to $1088
– For 9 persons, prices range from $1038 to $1868
– For 10 persons, prices range from $1088 to $3488
Prosperity Delights Set Menu (4 menus available)
– For 2 persons, prices range from $158 to $168 per person
– For 4 persons, price is $398 for 4 persons
– For 6 persons, price is $598 for 4 persons
Sheraton Towers Singapore – Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant
Address: 39 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228230 (Map)
Hotel Lobby (Collection time: 11.00am – 9.30pm)
Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant (Collection time: 11.30am – 10.30pm)
Contact: +65 6839 5623
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14. Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza
Over at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza, come savour in bespoke Set Menus masterfully-crafted by award-winning Executive Chinese Chef Brian Wong.Starting from $108.80++ per person (4 to 8 persons), highlights include the Golden Prosperity Mini Abalone, Salmon and Crispy Fish Skin Yu Shengm Wok-fried Lobster Meat, Double-boiled 10-head Abalone with Chinese Ham Chicken Soup and Bamboo Pith, Wan Hao Signature Roast Ginseng Duck Roast Suckling Pig and more.
There’s also vegetarian set menus, ala carte delicacies, festive buffets, Lunar New Year goodies and even takeaway sets for every celebration. For more information, visit here. Available from 16 January to 2 March 2018.
15. Taste Singapore – Swiss Butchery
If you fancy something slightly different for reunion dinner, Taste Singapore and Swiss Butchery offers a selection of tantalizing meats and treats. Try their best-selling Jumbo Roast Golden Chickens ($20) with flavours such as Honey Glazed, Black Pepper and Teriyaki. Their Roast Pork Belly ($28.80) is also a worthy competitor – succulent juicy meat that just melts in your mouth.
Order period available from 8 January to 26 February 2018.
Happy Chinese New Year everyone, and happy feasting!! <3
With lots of love,
An Affair With Food