Food Scoops: Your Guide To Chinese New Year Dining 2022 | Best Restaurants For Lo-Hei And Takeaways

Summer Pavilion 
There are Six-to eight-course set lunch and dinner menus priced from S$128++ per person available from 17 January to 15 February 2022. Notable highlights for us include the Canadian Lobster and Black Caviar Yusheng; Steamed Dong Xing Grouper, Dried Beancurd Skin, Minced Garlic; and the Poached Inaniwa Noodle, Hokkaido King Scallop, Superior Chicken Stock. All diners celebrating the first 15 days of the Lunar New Year at Summer Pavilion will receive a set of limited-edition Ritz-Carlton red packets and a pair of Mandarin oranges, per reservation.  
Price: Set menus start from S$128++ per person 

Hai Tien Lo 
With 8 set menus to choose from, featuring Braised Classic Whole Abalone with Sea Cucumber in White Truffle Oil, Double-boiled Fish Maw with Bamboo Pith and Dried Scallops in Fish Bone Broth and more. Some highlights for us include the Hai Tien Lo Double-boiled Buddha Jumps Over the Wall; Hai Tien Lo Double-boiled Buddha Jumps Over the Wall; and the Stewed Japanese Rice Vermicelli with Pan Fried Scallop in Supreme Stock. 
Price: Set menus start from S$138++ per person 

Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant 
There are six different types of Lo Hei this year for dine-in. New this year is the Fortune Sea Cucumber Lo Hei, brainchild of MasterChef Ng Wai Tong, where the sea cucumber are braised then made into Konnyaku slices. Other classic favourites include the Steamed Live Soon Hock, Pan-fried Hokkaido Scallop with Golden Sauce, Braised Whole Abalone, Dried Oysters & Vegetables and Prosperity Smoked Chicken. There is also the traditional three-layer Longevity Poon Choi that includes whole abalone, sea cucumber, scallops, prawns, roasted duck and more. 
Price: Set menus start from S$398++ for 4 persons to S$748++ for 5 persons. 

Yan Cantonese Cuisine 
There are five set menus (from S$138++ to S$268++ per person) offering six to seven courses featuring premium meats and seafood, and an eight-course vegetarian set menu (S$88++ per person). Our favourite is Yàn’s signature savoury Abalone & Salmon with Gold Foil Lo Hei in ‘Shun De’ Style (from S$92++). Available for dine-in only, the yusheng features a mountain of crispy vermicelli crowned with shredded purple and yellow sweet potatoes, pickled ginger, and gold flakes. 
Price: Set menus start from S$138++ per person 

Min Jiang 
New on the menu this year is the New Auspicious Abundance ‘Lo Hei’ from Min Jiang at Dempsey where the prawns and abalone have been arranged to resemble firecrackers. Other notable highlighst are the Double-boiled Seafood Soup with Abalone & Handmade Black Moss Meatballs in Claypot from Min Jiang which is good for 6 persons; and Braised Spring Chicken with Ibérico Pork Rolls & Abalone in Pot which features traditional goose web.  
Price: Set menus start from S$148++ per person 

藝 yì by Jereme Leung 
For Yusheng, there is the Longevity Yu Sheng features premium ingredients such as arctic shellfish and Japanese sweet shrimps, or the Prosperity Yu Sheng, which is served with tuna sashimi, Spanish Ibérico ham and honey melon. Other notable dishes are the Steamed Spotted Garoupa & Fresh Lily Bulbs with “Mao Er Duo” Black Fungus, Steamed Jasmine Rice with Chinese Goose Liver Sausages & Preserved Meats, as well as Cantonese Sponge Cake infused with Dried Tangerine Peel. 
Price: Set menus start from S$168++ per person. 

Crystal Jade 
Some of the new dishes to expect this year are the Opulence 3-Head Abalone Yusheng which is a lovely combination of red dragonfruit, dried yuzu peel, homemade pickled cucumbers and more, along with deep-fried yam strips and chickpeas and fine Hsin Chu beehoon. Other notable highlights are the Pan-fried Sea Cucumber stuffed with Kurobuta Pork, Black Moss with Chinese ‘iron yam’ and scallion. We also like the Double-boiled Fish Maw and American Sea Whelk and Matsutake Mushroom.  
Price: Set menus start from S$138++ per person at Crystal Jade Golden Palace 

Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant 
Chef’s recommendations include Lobster, Swordfish, Hokkaido Scallop, Sea Urchin, Caviar, Salmon Roe & Crispy Fish Skin Yu Sheng; Wan Hao Imperial Pot of Prosperity Pen Cai; Bird’s Nest Dumpling with Crab Roe Superior Soup; Sautéed Australian Lobster with Black Truffle and Fresh Milk Egg White in a Puff Pastry Nest & Pan-Fried Foie Gras, and more. 
Price: Set menus start from S$118.80++ per person 

House of WÈI  
The festive set menus start from S$118++ per person which includes the Longevity Fruit Yu Sheng with 3 Sea Treasures, topped with Norwegian salmon, snow crab and abalone. Other highlights include the House of Wei Prosperity Gold Pot which features abalone, prawn, sea cucumber, conpoy, dried oyster and roasted pork that are slowly braised with superior ham stock. We also enjoyed the Doubled Boiled Bird’s Nest Broth and Braised 6 Head Abalone with Premium Oyster Sauce.  
Price: Set menus start from S$118++ per person 

Red House Seafood 
The Royal Seafood Pot from Red House Seafood is a seafood-focused treasure pot filled with premium ingredients including fish maw, mud crab, lobster, scallop and threadfin fish, whereby the flesh of the fish is first removed, mixed and blended with minced pork before it is assembled back into the fish and fried to perfection. The umami-rich gravy is boiled for six hours and is a savoury concoction of pork and clam soup base, further enhanced with flavours from the lobster, prawn, crab and fish bones.   
Price: S$288+ for four to six persons for the Royal Seafood Pot 

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