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The Year of the Horse is upon us. It’s a time to experience Singapore during its most spirited season, when Singaporeans, especially the Chinese, feast like there’s no tomorrow during Chinese New Year. Here’s a list of places on where to eat, drink and celebrate the lunar new year with your family and friends.

Jumbo Seafood
Available at all Jumbo Seafood restaurants.

Price: From $428++ for 8 persons to $988++ for 10 persons
Availability: 17 January to 14 February 2014

Prosperity Yu Sheng

Prosperity Yu Sheng

In keeping with the spirit of Chinese New Year which centres around family, unity, and auspiciousness, special set menus for the reunion dinner and the proceeding 15 days of festivities have been carefully put together in all its JUMBO SEAFOOD restaurants, featuring some of the Group’s signature dishes including its famed chilli and black pepper crab, sweet, succulent Boston Lobster Steamed with Fragrant Garlic, exquisite Abalone Braised in Oyster Sauce and a variety of the freshest tropical catch like Sea Bass, Soon Hock and Garoupa.


Szechuan Court
Level 3, Fairmont Singapore 80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189560; Tel: 6431 6156

Price: $318++ and $418++ for 4 persons, $518++ and $618++ for 6 persons, $918++, $1,088++ and $1,388++ for 10 persons.
Availability: 17 January to 14 February 2014

Szechuan Court's Prosperity Pot

Szechuan Court’s Prosperity Pot

Spend quality time with loved ones, friends and business associates this Lunar New Year at Szechuan Court with eight meticulously crafted New Year set menus by Chef Mok Wan Lok. The set menus will showcase a scrumptious collection of chef signatures with the most opulent flavours of the festive season that will set to tempt and tantalise your tastebuds.  Toss to a prosperous year ahead with either a salmon or Maguro Yu Sheng and indulge in delicious dishes such as braised flower mushroom and dried oyster in premium oyster sauce, wok fried glutinous rice with preserved Chinese sausages, prosperity pot, traditional and green tea nian you coated with coconut flakes and more.


Si Chuan Dou Hua
PARKROYAL on Beach Road, 7500 Beach Road Singapore 199591; Tel: 6505 5722
PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road, 181 Kitchener Road Singapore 208533; Tel: 6428 3170
TOP of UOB Plaza, 80 Raffles Place, #60-01, UOB Plaza 1, Singapore 048624; Tel: 6535 6006

Price: $32++ per person
Availability: 6 January to 14 February 2014

Reunion Imperial High Tea Dim Sum

Reunion Imperial High Tea Dim Sum

For a lighter and more affordable feast without missing the prosperity toss, Si Chuan Dou Hua’s Reunion Imperial High Tea will make for an ideal choice. At just $32 per person, start the festive meal with a lo hei customised for their group size, and end off with a ‘Nian Gao’ (年糕). In between, you will get to savour eight varieties of handcrafted dim sum paired with two premium Chinese teas.


Prima Tower Revolving Restaurant
201 Keppel Road, Singapore 099419; Tel: 6272-8822 / 6272-8988

Price: $488++ for 6 persons, $668++ for 10 persons and $1,888++ for 10 persons
Availability: 15 January to 14 February 2014

Bird's Nest Egg White

Bird’s Nest Egg White

Diners looking forward to a hearty reunion dinner will be pleased with Prima Tower’s intimate range of seven menus, specially designed by reputable Master Chef Chan to showcase the restaurant’s culinary pride in whipping up delectable Peking dishes with such flair and fine attention to details. The set menus boast only the finest dishes with Peking influences such as Beijing’s most celebrated delicacy, the Authentic Barbecued Peking Duck – perfectly tender slices of roasted duck crowned with a glistening well-crisp skin, rolled up in thin pancakes with slivers of white leek and crunchy cucumber strips, accompanied with a dash of sweet homemade sauce. Other noteworthy dishes include the Sautéed Longevity Noodles, Chilli Lobster, Steamed Soon Hock with Black Olives and Sautéed Bird’s Nest with Egg White, a Prima Tower classic featuring egg white and highly prized bird’s nest, enhanced with the subtle flavours of Jinhua Ham – comfort at its best! Diners can wrap up their evening on a sweet note with desserts such as the Toffee Banana or Soufflé Ball with Red Bean Stuffing or a warm comforting bowl of Double-Boiled Hashima with Red Dates.


Chui Huay Lim Teochew Cuisine
190 Keng Lee Road, #01-02, Chui Huay Lim Club, Singapore 308409; Tel: 6732 3637

Price: $538++ for 8 persons to $1288++ for 10 persons
Availability: 17 January to 14 February 2014

Classic Teochew Yu Sheng

Classic Teochew Yu Sheng

Celebrate Chinese New Year Teochew-style. Chui Huay Lim Teochew Cuisine will feature one dish in all their set menus that symbolises good fortune or contains lucky connotations in Chinese culture. With emphasis on the freshness and quality of the ingredients to bring out the natural flavours with only light touches of flavouring to enhance the taste, the dishes on its various set menus include bird’s nest, braised duck or goose, steamed fish, suckling pig and the quintessentially Teochew dessert, Orh Nee. This popular Teochew restaurant will also serves up classic Teochew Yu Sheng, serving the specially concocted plum sauce separately as an accompaniment to the salad and raw fish.


Jade Restaurant
The Fullerton Hotel, 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178; Tel: 6877 8188

Price: From $68++ per person. Do check with the restaurant on the various set menus.
Availability: 20 January to 14 February 2014

Sauteed Lobster with Water Chestnuts in Spicy Egg Yolk Pumpkin Sauce

Sauteed Lobster with Water Chestnuts in Spicy Egg Yolk Pumpkin Sauce

Jade restaurant’s perennially popular Lunar New Year dishes and new creations in conjunction with the Year of the Horse will bring delight to all – be it family, friends or business associates. Toss to an auspicious year with their signature Eight Happiness Gold Rush Yu Sheng with Champagne Jelly, Salmon, Olive Oil and Apple Plum Dressing. The sumptuous reunion set menus will also include other signature dishes such as the lavish Eight Treasures Fortune Pen Cai and freshly baked Nian Gao Tarts while the new creations include Rose-Flavoured Water Chestnut Cake and Sautéed Lobster with Water Chestnuts in Spiced Egg Yolk Pumpkin Sauce.


Spices Cafe
Concorde Hotel, 100 Orchard Road, Singapore 238840; Tel: 6739 8370/6733 8855 ext. 8133

Price: $65++ per adult and $32++ per child
Availability: 31 January to 2 February 2014 (Dinner only)

Lavish spread of Chinese New Year specialties at Spices Cafe

Lavish spread of Chinese New Year specialties at Spices Cafe

Usher in the prosperous Lunar Year of the Horse with a lavish spread of Chinese New Year specialties, at Spices Cafe in Concorde Hotel. The buffet spread includes delicious items such as live prawns with Chinese herbs and wine, Chinese roast duck with tang que sauce, stewed lamb loin cooked Hainan style, followed by delectable desserts like durian puree, green tea mousse cake and nian gao with sweet potato and yam. Each diner is also entitled to one complimentary serving of braised half lobster (200gms) with fatt choy, and one platter of salmon and tuna yu sheng per table.


Majestic Bay
Gardens by the Bay (Below Flower Dome), 18 Marina Gardens Drive, #01-10, Singapore 018953; Tel: 6604 6604

Price: $68++ per person for Dim Sum Set Lunch; $98++ per person for individual set menu and from $388++ for 4 persons to $2,088 for 10 persons
Availability: 20 January to 14 February 2014 (closed on 31 January)

Empurau yu sheng

Empurau yu sheng

Take in the breathtaking waterfront vets and be spoilt for choice with Majestic Bay’s specially crafted Chinese New Year celebration menus. For small gatherings, go for the Chinese New Year Dim Sum Set Lunch and lo hei to a great year with the unusual Chinese truffles with salmon yu sheng and tuck into delightful dim sum like the abalone siew mai dumpling and goose liver radish cake. Chef Yong Bing Ngen’s famed stewed Boston lobster bee hoon tops off the meal followed by homemade glutinous flour cake with coconut puree. An individual-plated set menu is also available. For a larger groups, there are seven different set menus to please your palate.  The $2,088++, a 10-course menu will give you an ultimate indulgence. Begin with the magnificent empurau yu sheng and end the feast on a sweet note with double-boiled bird’s nest with rock sugar and Chinese pear, and homemade glutinous flour cake with coconut puree.


Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant
Sheraton Towers Singapore, 39 Scotts Road, Singapore 228230; Tel: 6839 5623

Price: Lunar New Year Set Menu prices start at $848 for 8 persons and Prosperity Delights Set Menu prices start at $138 per person
Availability: 17 January to 24 February 2014

Fortune Pot (Pen Cai)

Fortune Pot (Pen Cai)

Embrace togetherness over an auspicious reunion dinner with culinary delights from the kitchen of Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant this Lunar New Year. This award-winning Cantonese restaurant offers nine exclusive dine-in reunion set menus that are catered to group sizes from two persons to a party of 10. Expect an extravagant feast of Braised 3-head Whole Abalone with Spiked Sea Cucumber, Imperial Chicken with Conpoy, Steamed Whole Marbled Goby with Golden Lily Bulbs and Black Fungus, Barbequed ‘Pi Pa’ Duck and many more.


Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant
Carlton Hotel Singapore, 76 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189558; Tel: 6311 8188/8189

Price: From $348++ for 4 persons to $988++ for 10 persons
Availability: 20 January to 14 February 2014

Hamachi Yu Sheng 'Shunde' Style

Hamachi Yu Sheng ‘Shunde’ Style

Treat family, friends and business associates to an indulgent festive meal at Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant this Chinese New Year. Indulge in auspicious dishes such as the new Hokkaido Scallops Yu Sheng and Braised Dried Oysters with Black Moss and Vegetables – representing prosperity. The restaurant’s resplendent variety of signature Lunar New Year premium delicacies include Hamachi Yu Sheng “Shunde” Style, Abalone Yu Sheng, Longevity Poon Choi, Braised Shark’s Fin Soup, and Braised Sliced Abalone and Dried Oysters with Vegetables, as well as Roasted Whole Boneless Suckling Pig – all carefully prepared by the team of Master Chefs at Wah Lok.


Summer Palace
The Regent Singapore, 1 Cuscaden Road, Level 3, Singapore 249715; Tel: 6725 3288/9

Price: $888++ to $2,988++ for 10 persons; menus are also available for 4 to 6 persons
Availability: 23 January to 15 February 2014

Peach Blossoms in the Snow

Peach Blossoms in the Snow

Usher in the Year of the Horse with a delectable feast of award-winning Cantonese cuisine at Regent Singapore’s Summer Palace. Ten specially crafted menus by Summer Palace Chinese Executive Chef Liu Ching Hai, promise a luxurious dining experience, combining auspicious favourites with exciting new dishes. Get ready to indulge in auspicious dishes like the nourishing Double-Boiled Treasures Soup, replete with succulent fish maw, conpoy, sea whelk, black mushrooms, cordyceps and wolfberries in a flavourful superior broth or savour the perfectly moist and fragrant Tea-Smoked Soy Chicken. Other not-to-be-missed special Chinese New Year dishes include Peach Blossoms in the Snow, scrambled egg whites and tender lobster crowned with a confetti of crisp conpoy, Stewed Pork Leg with Sea Cucumber and Sea Moss, Barbecued Truffle Suckling Pig Trio and live seafood such as East Star Garoupa prepared your preferred way.


Teochew City Seafood Restaurant
176 Orchard Road, #05-16, The Centrepoint, Singapore 238843; Tel: 6733 3338

Price: $368++ for 4 persons, $468++ for 6 persons, $548++ for 8 persons and $1688++ for 10 persons
Availability: 15 January to 14 February 2014

Abundance Fortune Pot

Abundance Fortune Pot

Impress your family and friends this Chinese New Year with a memorable gastronomic affair at not just any Chinese Restaurant, but at the long-standing and reputable Teochew City Seafood Restaurant. For the Year of the Horse, Teochew City has put together seven different set menus featuring mouthwatering Teochew delicacies, specially tailored for reunions dinners. Each set menu comes with an auspicious serving of Yu Sheng with either salmon or one head Mexican abalone, to kickstart the festive meal. The set menus feature the restaurant’s star dishes such as the Sautéed Asparagus with Nuts & Prawns in XO Sauce, Fortune Crispy Chicken, Steamed Red Snapper in Teochew Style and Braised Noodle with King Scallop in Superior Soup. To sweeten the experience at Teochew City, each guest is entitled to savour a bowl of the restaurant’s famous dessert, the Yam Paste with Gingko Nuts – a true classic! And as a true mark of any authentic Teochew restaurant, Teochew City Seafood Restaurant serves its diners tiny cups of ‘Gongfu Cha’ – a thick bittersweet Oolong tea, before and after each meal to cleanse the palate.


The Terrace
The Sentosa, A Beaufort Hotel, 2 Bukit Manis Road, Sentosa, Singapore 099891; Tel: 6371 1414 

Price: $68++ per adult, $38++ per child (4 – 12 yr)
Availability: 30 January – 1 February 2014

Prosperity Yusheng

Prosperity Yusheng

For three days only, The Terrace offers a hearty buffet selection of Asian flavours that is often associated with the festive season. With an assortment of drunken chicken, fresh seafood on ice, steamed snappers, roasted pork shoulder and of course the Prosperity Yusheng, this Lunar New Year feast has something for everyone. Dessert lovers will be treated to cakes inspired by traditional delights like the golden mandarin orange cake, and popular Lunar New Year goodies including pineapple cookies, love letters, kueh bangkit, and peanut cookies. Finally, the white and pink chocolate fountain with an assortment of fruits, biscuits and marshmallows to dip is a chocolate lover’s paradise not to be missed.


INDOCAFE – the white house
35 Scotts Road, Singapore 228227; Tel: 6733 2656

Price: $368++ for 4 persons, $478++ for 6 persons and $688++ for 8 persons
Availability: 18 January to 18 February 2014

Magnificent Harvest of Abundance & Fortune Reunion Menu

Magnificent Harvest of Abundance & Fortune Reunion Menu

Indulge in a uniquely Peranakan twist on family reunion feasting this lunar season at INDOCAFE – the white house with its Chinese New Year reunion set. The lavish, ten-course Magnificent Harvest of Abundance & Fortune Reunion Menu includes standout Yu Sheng and Pen Chai dishes bearing Nonya flavours, luscious Pai Tee Scallop and silken Bibik Jellyfish Salad with Abalone served in an Abalone Shell, a robust broth of briny oyster and sea moss, fresh wong bok greens and premium Kurobuta pork ribs simmered to perfection, fork-tender Kurobuta pork belly meat in a savoury fermented bean paste marinade, steamed red garoupa with Nonya Spices or Dao Cheong infused respectively as preferred and other mouth-watering dishes.


See also, Toss to a galloping start: Best Yu Sheng to try this year, New auspicious Chinese New Year delicacies to try and Chinese New Year goodies to buy this year

Author: Javan Ng

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