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A period where family gathers, a season that celebrates reunion and a time where we feast. Chinese New Year is definitely one of the most important festivities for the Chinese in Singapore and over the world. Of course, reunion dinners is typically a highlight of the new year. Last year we shared on the key dishes of a Chinese New Year meal, and for this year here’s a list of restaurants we are recommending for your reunion meals in 2021!
Starting from 25th Jan, all Crystal Jade restaurants will start to serve Chinese New Year menus, including the Michelin Star Crystal Jade Golden Palace at Paragon. Each of the Crystal Jade concepts will be dishing out specifically curated dishes by Group Executive Chef Martin Foo and his team of chefs. The restaurant group have also launched its takeaway menu for the upcoming festivities, you can visit their estore for more! Find out more here.
Address: Multiple locations
Catering is always a convenient option for reunion meals and Chinese New Year gatherings at home. Being halal-certified, How’s Catering is a choice caterer for a true reunion with your family and friends in a cosmopolitan city like Singapore. Whilst you may not have been able to travel the past year, How’s Catering festive dining menus includes favourites from across Asia, including Taiwan’s Taro Ball Dessert and Thailand’s Wok Fried Prawn with Glass Vermicelli. You can also create your own meal with How’s Catering Build Your Own Meal (BYOM) sets. Or you can keep to the classic Traditional Reunion Feasting menu, with local favourites such as Chicken Broth with Fish Maw, Golden Pumpkin Prawn and of course, the Abundance Fortune Yu Sheng with Smoked Salmon! Find out more here.
Address: At the comfort of your home
Yi by Jereme Leung
Homecoming restaurant by Singapore chef Jereme Leung, the Chinese restaurant at Raffles Singapore welcomes Lunar New Year with its unique flair like its white floral petals draping the entrance of the restaurant – perhaps amongst one of the most beautiful restaurant’s entrances in Singapore. If you are planning to enjoy fine-dining Chinese restaurant fare at the comfort of your home, do consider Yi’s takeaway set menus. Their Yu Sheng are available for takeaway as well, nicely packed into a nice red octagon box with clear instructions including the greetings to wish your family a huat year ahead! Find out more here.
Address: 1 Beach Road, Raffles Singapore, Singapore 189673
Reopened after a major renovation, Min Jiang at Goodwood Park Hotel has been an institution, and ever-popular for its festive snacks all year round. This Chinese New Year, you can head over to The Deli and get hold of their goodies including their unique take of pineapple tarts Gong Xi ‘Huat’ Cai which is a pineapple crumble tart. Of course, both restaurants have also launched festive menu for dine-in and takeaways. With home gatherings perhaps a popular choice this year for reunion meals, the extensive takeaway selections at Min Jiang will definitely offer something for your family. I strongly recommend the Double-boiled Abalone Soup and the Slow-braised Spicy Oxtail to welcome the Year of Ox! Find out more here.
Address: 2 locations (Goodwood Park Hotel and 7A/7B Dempsey Road)
Yan Cantonese Cuisine
Yan has been our go-to restaurant for a refined take of Cantonese fare. Make very sure to huat in the year ahead when you lohei with the Abalone & Yellowtail with Gold Foil Lo Hei in Shun De Style. This is one of my personal favourite yu sheng ever. Yan also does very well for its roasted and braised selections, including the Roast Duck Marinated with Mandarin Peel. The whole duck is also available for delivery and takeaway. Find out more here.
Address: #05-02 National Gallery Singapore 1 St. Andrew’s Road Singapore 178957
Man Fu Yuan
Another established Chinese fine-dining restaurant, Man Fu Yuan has always impressed in each of my visit. This year’s menu features various dishes using beef, a tribute to the Year of Ox. The restaurant introduced individual yu sheng this year, amidst the ongoing events, with diners able to enjoy a sumptuous lohei with salmon, Japanese Omi A4 Wagyu Beef and Hokkaido Scallops while the service staff share words of good fortune and health. Another dish not to miss is their popular Roasted Suckling Pig with Glutinous Rice and Cured Meats. Find out more here.
Address: 80 Middle Road, InterContinental Singapore, Singapore 188966
Welcome the Year of Ox with abundance of food by heading to a buffet-style reunion meal! Colony at Ritz-Carlton will be serving up Lo Hei meals on some dates this Chinese New Year, though we last heard only the Lo Hei Lunch and Dinner on 18th February remains available! Head down for the 24k Gold Leaf Kurobuta Pork Char Siew with Abalone and Gold Grain Fried Rice, individually plated Mini Pen Cai and of course, the must-have Yu Sheng. Find out more here.
Address: 7 Raffles Avenue, The Ritz Carlton Millennia Singapore, Singapore 039799
Always love Madame Fan for its interior decor, reminding you of the grand old Shanghai style meets Singapore’s NCO Club. Expect the Cantonese fare at Madame Fan to have a modern touch, though one of their highlight is definitely their Treasures of Sea Yu Sheng, which has eight sustainably-farmed sea treasures including Alaskan King Crab, Boston Lobster, Hokkaido Scallop, Abalone, Salmon, Bluefin Tuna, Kombu and sprinkle of Caviar. It does not get more luxe than this. Find out more here.
Address: 32 Beach Road, The NCO Club, JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach, Singapore 189764
This Singapore Michelin restaurant chain now has 15 restaurants islandwide, including their latest at Marina Bay Sands. Do expect the restaurant to stick to their classics this Lunar New Year season, with favourites including Deep Fried Pork Trotters with Salt & Pepper, Stir-Fried Yam and my personal favourite Longevity Noodles aka Mazu Mee Sua. The Chinese New Year set menus are available from 13th Jan 2021 onwards. Find out more here.
Address: Multiple locations
When it comes to Paradise Group, our favourite Beauty In The Pot comes up top of the list for us. That said, the newly renovated Taste Paradise, the popular Paradise Teochew and its other casual concepts including Canton Paradise, Paradise Dynasty and Paradise Classic offers Chinese New Year set menus for both dine-in and takeaway. With restaurants island wide, this will definitely be an accessible option for you and your family. Find out more here.
Address: Multiple locations
An institution amongst Cantonese restaurants in Singapore, Golden Peony will be bringing back popular items including its Roasted Suckling Pig with Seafood Saffron Rice and will be introducing locally farmed Jade Perch to the menu this year. To welcome the Year of Ox, the Yu Sheng will include Wagyu Beef slices too! And do not miss out on the Pen Cai here at Golden Peony, one of the few restaurants to include Lobster and their own homemade meatballs into the festive dish. Find out more here.
Address: 2 Temasek Boulevard, Level 3 Conrad Centennial Hotel, Singapore 038983
London Fat Duck
The popular Irish Duck restaurant has launched their Chinese New Year set menus for delivery and collection. Catering for 4, 6 or 8 pax, you will be able to enjoy their Signature London Roast Duck and other must-haves for the festivities including a Salmon Yu Sheng and Braised Abalone. For the larger sets, you will enjoy a Deep Fried Grouper and the 24K Gold Conpoy Chicken! Don’t forget London Fat Duck’s Fish Skin Snacks including the bundle set which is available for orders online. Find out more here.
Address: Multiple locations
Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant
An institution, Xin Cuisine has been a popular Chinese restaurant since 1990 located at the Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium. One of the signature dish at the Cantonese restaurant is definitely their Traditional Treasure Pot or more popularly known as Pen Cai. Basically a one-pot dish, comprising of 8 or more luxurious items including abalone, scallop, sea cucumber and roast pork belly. Find out more here.
Address: 317 Outram Road, Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium, Singapore 169075
15 Stamford by Alvin Leung
Not your typical Chinese New Year meal, be pampered with modern westernised take of Chinese classics as you may have enjoyed previously here at 15 Stamford. In fact, you can also enjoy special Chinese New Year menu at every of the restaurants along the Arcade at The Capitol Kempinski, including Frieda, La Scala, Broadway American Diner and even at Berthold Delikatessen. The pastry team at the hotel did an excellent job this year, and we were in awe of their Chrysanthemun Mousse at 15 Stamford and the Bak Kwa Dark Chocolate Mousse Cake at Berthold. Find out more here.
Address: 15 Stamford Road, The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore, Singapore 178906
Here’s wishing you a Happy 牛 Year!
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