Gearing up for the Lunar New Year? Here's our guide on the top places to go to, whether it's a luxurious dining experience you're looking for, a sit-down dinner, or buffet-style feasts.
Take the quintessential reunion dinner to new heights with these options prepared by celebrity chefs.
Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay
For just 24-27 January, Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay presents an all-day Chinese New Year menu. Dishes include razor clams in spicy coconut broth with focaccia ($18++), and a platter of whole roasted pork knuckle or baked chicken in lotus leaves ($128++, sharing among two to three persons) Of the desserts, try the yuzu curd in sable mascarpone ice cream or the mandarin cheesecake with kumquat and chocolate sorbet. Reserve a table by emailing them or calling 6688 5665.
Adrift by David Myers
Enjoy an exclusive five-course omakase dinner ($198++ for two) from 24 to 27 January 2020 at Adrift by David Myers. Start the feast, of course, with yu sheng, before continuing on to the next course, abalone with celery, lardo and pickled lemon. Next is the showstopper, a whole grilled dover sole and Adrift’s creative suckling pig, with cucumber and bitter leaf bao. Ending on a refreshing yet tart note, the dessert is tangerine with yoghurt, lemon thyme and gin. Email them or call 6688 5657 to make a reservation.
Family-Friendly Reunion Dinners
These sumptuous dinners feature the best of Chinese and Cantonese cuisine, great for the whole family.
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For a modern take on the classic festive meal, Head Chef Lee Jing Peng at V Dining presents his 10-course creation. With signature dishes like Scallops with Asparagus, Double-boiled Crab Meat Soup, and desserts like Mandarin Orange Sorbet and Almond Crumble, this is the perfect reunion dinner for friends and families. This menu will be available from 8 January to 8 February, excluding 25-27 January.
Tuesdays to Fridays: Lunch 12 – 2.30pm, Dinner 6 – 9.30pm
Saturdays: Lunch 12 – 2pm, Dinner 6.30 – 9.30pm
Sundays: Lunch only, 12-2pm
To book, email them or call 6950 4868.
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Copthorne King's Singapore
Enjoy a variety of options for your reunion dinner at Millennium Hotels and Resorts from now till 31 January 2020. Starting off, Tien Court at Copthorne King’s Singapore offers a multi-course menu, including Auspicious Abalone, Bird Nest Yu Sheng, and the signature Tea Smoked Duck. Menus are priced from $288++ for tables of four persons.
Orchard Hotel Singapore
Meanwhile, at Orchard Hotel Singapore, Hua Ting Restaurant‘s menu features the award-winning Yu Sheng ($88++ for small and $148++ for large), which has salmon belly, organic vegetables and wolfberries. Other delectable dishes are the Hua Ting Signature Fortune Pot ‘Pen Cai’ (small $328++ and $598++ for large), with tiger prawns and dried scallops. Also on the set menu ($108++ to $198++ for a minimum of two) are delightful Cantonese dishes like the six-head South African whole abalone.
Otherwise, choose from one of three steamboat menu ($78++ and $98++ per person, minimum two persons) and among five broths. Complementing these are the Dragon Tiger grouper, live prawns, Bay scallops and Nagano pork belly. This is available from 13 January till 8 February 2020. Lunch is served daily from 11.30am to 2.30pm, while dinner is from 5.30 to 10.30pm.
Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy
Kicking off the reunion dinner options at Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy is the set menus at Jia Wei Chinese restaurant. Sample wholesome home-style cuisine by Executive Chinese Chef Victor Lee, which include dishes like Asian-infused Teochew style steamed seabass fillet and deep-fried prawn balls with Japanese yuzu sauce and pomelo. Otherwise guests can choose from over 30 dishes to create their own menu. The set menu costs $379 for a table of four. Email them or call them at 6344 8000 to make a booking.
Prima Tower Revolving Restaurant
At Singapore’s only seafront revolving restaurant, Prima Tower Revolving Restaurant, start your reunion dinner with the popular Fortune Pot in Peking style. Following this, try signature favourites like the Bird’s Nest with Egg White, and barbecued Peking Duck. For more information, call Prima Tower Revolving Restaurant at (65) 6272 8822 / 8988.
Chinese New Year Menus
Spring Blossom $488++ or
Abundance Fortune Pot $638++
House of Prosperity $668++,
Golden Harvest Fortune Pot $788++,
Golden Harvest $1,288++,
Smooth Sailing $1,388++ or
Lucky Toss $2,388+
Inventive Lo Hei
One of the must-haves during Chinese New Year is the lo hei. These restaurants elevate the dish and put their own unique spin on it.
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Enjoy a modern twist to the conventional Chinese New Year fare with our KOMA Lou Hei ($138++), an opulent seafood spread with maguro, hamachi, sake (salmon), tai (sea bream) and ikura. ⠀⠀ Sashimi lovers can revel in special seasonal offerings as well, with KOMA’s Kodai whole fish sashimi ($128++), Awabi whole sashimi (S$388++), or the premium Fugu whole fish sashimi (S$288++). ⠀ Available from 18 Jan - 2 Feb 2020. ⠀⠀ Reservations available via the button in the bio. #KomaSingapore @taogroup @marinabaysands
Take your lo hei to the next level with KOMA. From 18 January to 2 February, the Japanese restaurant and sushi bar presents the KOMA lo hei ($138++) and the KOMA Signature lo hei ($588++). Both feature the freshest seafood like maguro, hamachi, tai and ikura in the first platter. The second features awabi, fugu and kodai, which is also available as whole fish sashimi ($128++ to $388++). To reserve, email them or call 6688 8690.
Try the Peranakan-inspired lo hei platter ($68++ for four to six persons) at Candlenut, which includes green mango slices and arrowhead chips. Additionally the homemade plum dressing also has gula melaka and ginger flower to make this truly unique. Add on Norwegian salmon or abalone slices for an additional $28++ and $48++ respectively. Call 1800 304 2288 or reserve a table online.
Too much CNY feasting? COMO Cuisine offers up a healthier twist on the usual yu sheng, with market fresh vegetables that are pickled in house. This includes diced dragon fruit, daikon and cucumber rounds and Tasmanian Petuna ocean trout. This Prosperity Toss Salad ($24++ small, and $48++ large) is available on 26 and 27 January for dining in during lunch and dinner. Book a table by emailing them or calling 1800 304 6688.
Lunch, Monday to Friday: 12pm – 3pm (last order 3pm)
Dinner, Sunday to Thursday: 6pm – 10pm (last seating 9:30pm)
Dinner, Friday, Saturday & Eve of Public Holidays: 6pm – 10.30pm (last seating 10pm)
The Best International Buffets
Grand Copthorne Waterfront
Next, at Grand Copthorne Waterfront, families can dine at Food Capital, with a special Reunion Buffet ($98++ per person), on Lunar New Year’s Eve with Asian and Western favourites. For example, try the whole seabass with sambal and chin cha lok; or the slow cooked beef short rib. Should you want to, you can top up $40++ for free flow house wines, soft drinks, juice and bubbly.
M Hotel Singapore
Another spectacular steamboat buffet awaits at M Hotel Singapore‘s The Buffet restaurant on Chinese New Year eve. Feast on the 8 Treasures Premium Steamboat buffet dinner with the specialty 8 Treasures broth, followed by a mini Pen Cai and baby abalone. Some other highlights include their ‘live’ prawn station, a wide spread of the freshest seafood and tantalising desserts. Dinner prices start from $65++ per adult and $35++ per child.
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar
Available from 24 January to 2 February 2020, Yardbird Southern Table & Bar has created a special menu for the festive season, with cocktail pairings for each dish. This features a smoked salmon salad ($22++), paired with the Smoke Show, which is a blend of smoked applewood-infused American whiskey. Next, try the deep south ramen ($28++), where noodles are doused in smoky chicken broth, served with pickled relish, collard greens, and deviled egg.
Complement this with a Southern Peach, a whiskey-based cocktail with white peach, sweet tea, aperol, lemon and thyme. Otherwise, try the roasted rice tea braised crispy pork ($39++), which will go well with Yardbird’s signature Old Fashioned. All cocktails are $15++. For a sweet treat, try the chocolate bomb ($18++), a chocolate dome comprising vanilla sponge, tangerine pastry cream and lavender beurre blanc. Reserve your table by emailing them or calling 6688 9959.
db Bistro & Oyster Bar
Aside from celebrating CNY in all its glory, January also happens to be truffle season. db Bistro & Oyster Bar has unveiled an amazing series of dinners in January featuring Piedmont white truffles and the highly prized Perigord black truffles. Enjoy a four-course truffle dinner menu ($128++) from 8-12 January, except for 10 January where a six-course black and white truffle dinner ($328++) will be served.
Later in the month from 24 to 27 January, try the king salmon and hamachi lo hei ($18++ per max, minimum two persons) , as well as the lotus leaf wrapped New Zealand snapper ($120++ for two to four persons), black pepper lobster ($120++) and crispy suckling pig ($54++ and up for one). To book, email them or call 6688 8525.
Sweet Gifting Treats
The Marmalade Pantry
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Introducing The Marmalade Pantry’s 2020 Lunar New Year Gift Sets ? ?? Spread the festive cheer with a curated selection of signature Lunar New Year cookies, available in The Grandeur Collection or The Traditional Trio. . Available for pre-order at order.themarmaladepantry.com.sg. Plus, enjoy 15% off when you pay by Mastercard before 12 January 2020.
Just 200 sets of The Grandeur Collection ($168+) from The Marmalade Pantry will include a bouquet of specially-customised preserved flowers, in a collaboration with social enterprise FEO Grace. Inside this collection are cashew nut cookies, pineapple tarts and sambal shrimp rolls, a bottle of De Bortoli Emeri Pink Moscato, GRYPHON Gold Moscato tea leaves, limited-edition red packets and a gift card.
All these are packed in The Marmalade Pantry’s Seasonal Edition Canvas Tote Bag ($38+), a reusable ivory canvas bag lined with white PU leather. This collection is a collaboration with FEO Grace, Far East Organisation’s social enterprise that provides meaningful employment and benefits to people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
All festive snacks and gift sets are available for in-store collection and delivery from 8 January to 7 February 2020, while stocks last. Customers who pay with Mastercard® can receive an early bird discount of 15 per cent for purchases before 12 January 2020.
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Chinese New Year is around the corner and we’ve got an Early Bird Special for you! From now till 12 Jan 2020, we are having a buy 2 and get 1 free promotion on our Pillow/ Cheese Pineapple Tarts and Prosperity Cookies! You can also enjoy 50% off every 2nd Tin of Supreme Pineapple Tarts! Get them before it is too late!
Try the eight amazing cookie flavours from PrimaDéli to feast on this Lunar New Year. These include popular flavours like pandan chiffon, almond, cashew nut, double chocolate chip and Earl Grey. New in this collection are black sesame, butter sugar and cranberry cinnamon.
Other delectable treats include the must-have: pineapple tarts, of which PrimaDéli has four different types, as well as the lapis cakes. These are available from now till 24 January 2020.
Usher in the year of the rat with a range of sweet treats from Janice Wong. These come in three limited-edition options, such as the 6 Cookies Jar ($168), 9 Cookies Jar ($238) and a 5 Cookie Jar & 4 Teas Set ($238). Inside the cookie jars are pineapple flower tarts, chocolate pineapple balls, hae bee hiam cookies, chocolate bak kwa cookies, kueh bangkit and love letters. Other additions include four selections of tea like Rose Marzipan and Crème Brulee.
New this year are the exclusive handcrafted dark chocolate bars (40g) with mandarin orange and hae bee hiam bits for added flavour. Additionally, these chocolate bars are packaged with a Chinese New Year card for you to pen a message for the recipient. Individually packaged cookie jars are also available. Other treats include chocolate coated nuts and fruit jellies ($58), and the special Mr Rat Chocolate ($32 for a pair). All items are now available for orders online and in store.
Learn a New Skill This CNY
OUE Social Kitchen Cooking Masterclass
Want to take your Chinese cooking up a notch? Join actress, model and host Jade Seah in a cooking masterclass ($50) on 11 January 2020 at 2pm. Held at OUE Social Kitchen, each of the eight cooking stations can accommodate up to four people. Each station is equipped with condiments, crockery, gas and induction stoves, so you won’t need to bring anything. Even better, no clean-up needed!
Learn how to make Typhoon Shelter Shrimp or the Spicy Beef and Longevity Noodles in this masterclass. The former will be available from 2 to 23 January, and the latter from 24 to 31 January. Aside from all the ingredients and cooking equipment, the masterclass also includes free-flow coffee, tea or soft drinks. Register here or call 6224 0355.