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Where to go for reunion dinner this Chinese New Year

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The Year of the Monkey is upon us! Chinese New Year festivities begin sooner than you think, and preparations are already underway in Singapore. For many Chinese, this holiday is all about the food. Many restaurants in Singapore are offering dining specials to help usher in the new year. Here’s a list of 12 places where you and your family and friends can feast like there’s no tomorrow during Chinese New Year.

Set Menus:
Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant
320 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238865; Tel: 6831 4605

Price: $98.80++ per person (4 to 8 persons) to $1888++ per 10 persons
Availability: 18 January to 22 February 2016

Wan Hao Chinese New Year Feast

Wan Hao Chinese New Year Feast

Chinese New Year reunions are elevated to new heights at Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant with Chef Brian’s exquisite line-up of Prosperity Set Menus that bespeak of luxury and culinary bliss. Highlights include Salmon, Scallops, Caviar, Tuna & Lobster Yu Sheng; Salmon Yu Sheng; Braised 3-head Whole Abalone with Baby White Cabbage and Brown Sauce; Roast Duck Marinated with Ginseng Sauce; Sautéed Scallop with Prawn, Asparagus, Macadamia Nuts & Golden Nest; Stewed Sliced Abalone with Pig Trotter, Black Moss and Seasonal Vegetables; Steamed Live Grouper with Sliced Ham & Black Mushroom in Light Soya Sauce; Wok-fried Prawn with Coral Clam, Broccoli & Chinese Rice Wine; Traditional Nian Gao; Wan Hao Signature Roast Chicken with Shredded Fillet; Barbecue Whole Boneless Suckling Pig and more.

Man Fu Yuan
80 Middle Road, InterContinental Singapore, Singapore 188966; Tel: 6825 1059

Price: $688++ for five persons (Deluxe Treasures Set), $2,088++ for 10 persons (Premium 8-course Set)
Availability: 18 January to 22 February 2016

Whole Suckling Pig stuffed with Glutinous Rice

Whole Suckling Pig stuffed with Glutinous Rice

Honouring the tradition of Lunar New Year, Man Fu Yuan offers a selection of prosperity set menus, crafted by Executive Chinese Chef Kwan Yiu Kan and his team, to bring together specialty dishes steeped in auspiciousness. Man Fu Yuan’s Deluxe Treasures Set for five persons comprises a Salmon Yusheng to kickstart a year of prosperity, a nourishing Double-boiled Bird’s Nest with Conch, Bamboo Pith and Cordyceps, the Deluxe Treasures Pot consisting of 18 prized ingredients, Baked Big Head Prawn in Superior Stock with Vegetables and a sweet ending of Eight Treasures Tea with Glutinous Rice Dumpling. Those seeking a more extravagant feast can choose to opt for the Premium 8-Course Set, perfect for groups of 10 persons. The 8-couse set comprises Man Fu Yuan’s signature Prosperity Yusheng, Barbecued Suckling Pig, Double-boiled Chicken with Hashima, Black Truffle and Fish Maw, Braised 5-head South African Abalone with Spike Sea Cucumber and Dried Oyster, Steamed Garoupa, Stewed Egg Noodles with Lobster, Double-boiled Superior Bird’s Nest with Almond Cream in Whole Coconut as well as a set of Oriental Petit Fours.

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

Price: $398 for four persons to $3,388 for 10 persons
Availability: 25 January to 22 February 2016

Hamachi Yu Sheng 'Shunde' Style

Hamachi Yu Sheng ‘Shunde’ Style

Make your Lunar New Year an elegant affair by treating your family, friends and business associates to a scrumptious reunion meal at Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant. Toss to new beginnings with the resplendent Alaskan Crab Lo Hei (Prosperity Toss), relish heavenly soups like the signature Braised Shark’s Fin in Red Carrot Soup, and savour traditional flavours like Buddha Jumps Over The Wall, Longevity Poon Choi, or Braised Whole Abalone, Dried Oysters & Vegetables specially prepared by Chinese Executive Chef Ng Wai Tong and his team of culinary experts.

Mitzo Restaurant & Bar
Level 4, Grand Park, 270 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238857; Tel: 6603 8855

Price: From $118++ per person to $1688++ for a table of 10.
Availability: Now to 22 February 2016

Superior Fortune Pen Cai

Superior Fortune Pen Cai

This Lunar New Year, celebrate reunions and resplendent feastings in one of Singapore’s sexiest Chinese restaurants, Mitzo. Well-known for its vibrant décor, plush interiors as well as its progressive Cantonese cuisine; diners can look forward to new Lunar New Year specialities such as the Pearls of Prosperity Kingfish Yu Sheng, Superior Lobster Fortune Pot as well as six celebratory set menus that can cater for intimate groups of four, all the way up to larger groups of 10. The highlights of the set menus include Double boiled fish maw soup with cordyceps and pork rib, Braised lobster in Maotai wine, deep-fried live ‘Soon Hock’ fish in superior soya sauce, dessert of Dual cream of sweet potato served with golden pineapple bag – Mitzo’s rendition of the must-have pineapple tart and more.

Mövenpick Heritage Hotel Sentosa
23 Beach View, Singapore 098679; Tel: 6818 3305

Price: From $888++ to $1388++ per table (10 or more persons)
Availability: 25 January to 21 February 2016

Lunar New Year Feast

Lunar New Year Feast

Enjoy joyous gatherings with your family, friends and business associates to enjoy an abundance of traditional treasures with Mövenpick Heritage Hotel Sentosa’s Lunar New Year set menus. With a range of menus to choose from, enjoy a variety of Asian culinary delights. Get off to an auspicious start with our Prosperity Rainbow Yu Sheng, a colourful medley of flavours featuring sliced truffle, crispy scallop, Boston lobster, sliced abalone and salmon roe. Be pampered with a nourishing dose of Bird’s Nest Pumpkin Purée, Golden Egg Yolk Wok-fried Prawns, Roasted Pi-Pa Duck, Braised Pork Trotters with Sea Cucumber and Mushroom, Claypot Glutinous Rice with Chinese Cured Meat and more. End your meal on a sweet note with desserts such as Teochew- style Yam Paste with Gingko Nuts and White Fungus Hasma in Red Date Soup.

Hua Ting Restaurant
Orchard Hotel Singapore, 442 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238879; Tel: 6739-6666

Price: $98++ or $138++ per person (minimum two diners), $388++ or $518++ for four persons, $688++ for six persons, $768++ for eight persons, $888++ to $5888++ for a table of 10 persons
Availability: Now to 22 February 2016

Fresh Hokkaido Scallop with Crispy Conpoy Lo Hei

Fresh Hokkaido Scallop with Crispy Conpoy Lo Hei

Hua Ting offers a perfect setting for memorable reunions with loved ones and business partners. This year, Masterchef Lap Fai has specially put together a glorious selection of 15 auspicious set menus to usher in the New Year on a prosperous note. Brimming with perennial favourites and divine Chinese creations, the menu highlights include Braised Superior Bird’s Nest with Fresh Crab Meat and Crab Roe; Braised Whole Abalone (10 Head) with Fa Cai, Dried Oyster and Seasonal Greens in Superior Oyster Sauce; Braised Fillet of Venison with Shitake Mushrooms and Black Truffle Paste; Deep-fried Prawns Coated with Durian Sauce accompanied with Sautéed Prawns Garnished with Broccoli; Roasted Whole Golden Suckling Pig;Pan-fried Soon Hock Braised with Fresh Tomatoes; and the list of delicacies goes on.

Hai Tien Lo
Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Singapore 039595; Tel: 6826 8240

Price: $168.80++ per person (Minimum two persons), $128.80++ per person (Minimum four persons), $118.80++ per person (Minimum six persons), $188.80++ per person (Minimum eight persons), $128++ per person (Vegetarian Set Menu)
Availability: 25 January to 22 February 2016

Hai Tien Lo Success Set Menu

Hai Tien Lo Success Set Menu

Celebrate with an indulgent treat with family, friends, business associates or loved ones at Hai Tien Lo as Master Chef Lai Tong Ping (黎东平) crafts an extravagant selection of culinary delights and eight prix fixe menus, including one nutritious vegetarian set menu to commemorate the most significant Chinese festival. The auspiciously named set menus are specially curated with gastronomic highlights perfect for family reunions, corporate Lo Hei luncheons or celebratory feasts. Indulge in a resplendent variety of premium delicacies such as the appetising Pan-fried Foie Gras with sliced Barbecued Beijing and Smoked Duck, the nutritious soup of ‘’Buddha Jumps Over the Wall” with Matsutake Mushroom, the flavourful and succulent Braised Whole Abalone with Sea Cucumber and Dried Oysters, signature Traditional Stewed Chicken with Eight Treasures and Lotus Seeds, and festive favourite Barbecued Crispy Whole Suckling Pig.

Paradise Dynasty
Available at all Paradise Dynasty outlets.

Price: $238++ (three to four persons) to $888++ ( eight to 10 persons).
Availability: 24 January to 22 February 2016

Chinese New Year feast at Paradise Group

Chinese New Year feast at Paradise Group

Go for the Northern and Southern specialty Chinese dishes for your reunion this year! Feast on the festive set menus at Paradise Dynasty. Pick from set menus such as the Wealth Set Menu that comprises the Prosperity Abalone Yu Sheng, Double-boiled Shark’s Fin Soup with Chicken, Sweet and Sour Prawns, Steamed Live Marble Goby (with Supreme Soya Sauce / Diced Chilli), Stir-fried Vegetables with Mushroom and Abalone, Stewed Noodles with Dried Shrimps and Chilled Mango Pudding.

Buffets:
Escape Restaurant and Lounge
One Farrer Hotel & Spa, 1 Farrer Park Station Rd, Singapore 217562; Tel: 6705 7828

Price: 18 Jan – 22 Feb: $58++ (Lunch), $68++ (Dinner); 7 Feb: $68++ (Lunch), $88++ (Dinner); 8 & 9 Feb: $68++ (Lunch), $88++ (Dinner)
Availability: 18 January to 22 February 2016

Savoury Selection

Savoury Selection

Gather your closest kin and celebrate over a feast of auspicious delicacies created with the finest ingredients and premium meats. Savour the Roasted Kurobuta Pork Belly Stew with Sea Cucumber and Korean Dried Oysters cooked in superior abalone sauce, boosted by rich flavours from the famed breed of Japanese black pigs. Another decadent delight on the buffet is the Slow-Braised Australian Wagyu Beef and Tendon with Daikon, Black Moss and Homemade Cucumber Pickles, which balance the richness of this full-bodied stew filled with Kobe-style marbled beef. Drawing inspiration from the classic monkey tale, Journey To the West, the Crispy Monkey Head Mushroom with Peach Mayonnaise is deep-fried in light tempura batter and tossed in sake tarako furikake (salmon and cod roe topping), complemented with a low-fat peach mayonnaise sauce. Go nuts and bananas over a tempting range of desserts made with ubiquitous monkey treats. Tuck into a heavenly slice of New York Style Golden Peanut Brownie and Organic Banana and Peanut Pudding with Dried Persimmons, featuring the hotel’s signature banana bread steeped in a divine Tahitian vanilla sauce and baked with golden sundried persimmons. From 7 to 9 February, reunion and Lunar New Year dinners are elevated with a lavish range of celebratory dishes to usher in the New Year in grand style. Dine on luxurious dishes such as Braised Shark’s Fin Soup with Crab Meat, One Farrer’s Mega Pen Cai, Crispy Iberico Suckling Pig and Wok-fried Boston with Golden Yolks, Chilli and Curry Leaves.

Colony
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, 7 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039799; Tel: 6434-5288

Price: 7 Feb: $198++ per adult and includes a glass of prosperity cocktail, unlimited pours of vintage sparkling wine, house pour red/white wines, draft beer, chilled juices and soft drinks, $79++ per child (six to 12 years of age) and $39.50++ per child (three to five years of age); 8 – 10 Feb Lunch: $68++ per adult and $34++ per child (six to 12 years of age); 8 – 10 Feb Dinner: $98++ per adult, $49++ per child (six to 12 years of age) and $24.50++ per child (three to five years of age).
Availability: Now to 22 February 2016

The Steam Basket

The Steam Basket

Savour the best of Singapore’s heritage cuisines coupled with Lunar New Year highlights at seven conservatory kitchens helmed by ‘live’ culinary showmanship. Highlights include traditional yu sheng, roasted duck, and hand-pulled noodles in lobster broth. Diners celebrating the Lunar New Year at Colony from 7 to 9 February will receive a set of exclusive Ritz-Carlton red packets and a pair of Mandarin oranges.

The Dining Room
Sheraton Towers Singapore, 39 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228230; Tel: 6839 5621

Price: $98++ per adult, $49++ per child, 6-12 years old
Availability: 7 to 9 February 2016

Yam Cake and Radish Cake

Yam Cake and Radish Cake

Celebrate the first bloom of Spring with a scrumptious feast that includes International fare like Seabass en Papillote and OP Beef Rib as well as local delights like Wok Fried Scallop with XO Sauce and Chilli Jumbo Prawn. Culminate the boisterous reunion on an auspicious note with festive treats like Pineapple and Coconut Mousse Cake, Osmanthus Jelly with Wolfberry and many more.

Window on the Park
Level 2, Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre 11 Cavenagh Road, Singapore 229616; Tel: 6733 8333

Price: Now to 29 February (except 6 & 7 Feb): $86 nett for two persons (Lunch), $106 nett for two persons (Dinner); 6 & 7 Feb: $96 nett for two persons (Lunch) and $116 net for two persons (Dinner)
Availability: Now to 29 February 2016

Buffet spread

Buffet spread

Reign in an auspicious beginning with the tossing of the Yu Sheng made with an assortment of accompaniments available on the buffet and enjoy savoury highlights including the fragrant Traditional Waxed Meat Rice with Waxed Duck and Chicken Sausages, tender Braised Pearl Abalone with Broccoli in Oyster Sauce and crispy Cantonese-Style Roast Chicken.

Author: Javan Ng
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