Chinese New Year 2017: where to go for reunion dinner

By Elisa Chia   — December 19, 2016
  • Crystal Jade
    1 / 14 Crystal Jade

    Apart from its usual affordable dim sum, noodles and congee bowls, Crystal Jade Kitchen will also feature several dishes for Chinese New Year.

    Some highlights from its festive menu include the fried glutinous rice topped with roasted duck ($36++), Thai-style pork knuckle ($28++) and prosperity abalone treasure pot (pictured above) which costs $248++ for 5 persons, and $428++ for 10 persons. This dish is available for takeaway and dine-in.  

    The festive dishes are available from Jan 16 to Feb 12. Visit www.crystaljade.com

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  • Xin Cuisine at Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium
    2 / 14 Xin Cuisine at Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium

    New dishes such as the braised superior dried oyster and Foie Gras ($25++ per person), and Xin’s eight treasures royal chicken ($198++, one-day advance reservation required), is what you can look forward to when you dine at Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium’s Xin Cuisine. 

    Other standouts from its festive menu include a selection of delicate dim sum which features the deep-fried chicken and Foie Gras yam dumpling, baked barbecued pork pastry with diced abalone and the steamed vegetarian bun with morel mushroom. 

    Call 6731-7173 or visit www.singaporeatrium.holidayinn.com/festive

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  • Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
    3 / 14 Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel

    For a decadent meal, treat the family to the festive set meals at Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel.

    Standouts include the braised bird’s nest broth with crab meat, conpoy and wolfberries, roast whole boneless suckling pig and the ginseng marinated roast duck.

    These are available from Jan 9 to Feb 11; prices start from $98.80++ per person for four to eight persons to $1888++ per 10 persons.

    Call 6831-4605 or e-mail mhrs.sindt.fb.reservations@marriotthotels.com

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  • Park Hotel Clarke Quay
    4 / 14 Park Hotel Clarke Quay

    Dine with a pool view at Park Hotel Clarke Quay as you indulge in prosperity dishes.

    New on its festive set menus include braised seafood rice in superior broth, steamed red garoupa in lotus leaf and the succulent coffee pork ribs (pictured).

    Set menus are available from Jan 20 to Feb 11, starting from $338++ for four to five persons.

    Call 6593-8825 or e-mail bqt.phcq@parkhotelgroup.com

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  • The Carvery at Park Hotel Alexandra
    5 / 14 The Carvery at Park Hotel Alexandra

    The Carvery at Park Hotel Alexandra is known for its buffet line-up of premium meats and cuts.

    In addition to its signature roasts, you can look forward to festive offerings, such as honey-roasted leg of lamb and crispy pork belly with apricot ginger sauce.

    If the roasts aren’t enough, there are also other dishes such as the flower crab stew and the golden pumpkin rice.

    The buffet is available from Jan 10 to Feb 11, and is priced from $45++ for an adult and $23++ for a child for lunch.

    Prices for the eve of and Chinese New Year starts from $48.80++ for an adult and $25++ for a child for lunch. Dinner options are also available.

    Call 6828-8833 or e-mail bqt.phal@parkhotelgroup.com 

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  • Plaza Brasserie at Parkroyal on Beach Road
    6 / 14 Plaza Brasserie at Parkroyal on Beach Road

    Indulge your family with the buffet line at Plaza Brasserie at Parkroyal on Beach Road. The menu showcases a wide array of international and Chinese cuisine, such as wings in four flavours (spicy, soya, garlic and salted egg), crispy soft shell crab with tobiko mayo, braised sea cucumber with roasted pork and boneless duck with eight treasures. 

    The prosperity feast is available from Jan 16 to Feb 11, from $48++ per adult and $29++ per child for lunch. Dinner options are also available.

    Reserve and pay by Jan 15 to enjoy early bird discount of 10 per cent for the eve of, and the first and second day of Chinese New Year.

    Call 6505-5710 or e-mail dining.prsin@parkroyalhotels.com

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  • Cherry Garden at Mandarin Oriental
    7 / 14 Cherry Garden at Mandarin Oriental

    Weighing more than 25kg and measuring up to 45cm in diameter, this spectacular Pen Cai (pictured above) from Cherry Garden claims to be Singapore’s largest traditional basin dish. 

    Featuring an array of premium ingredients such as the four-head abalone, lobsters, scallops, sea cucumbers and black moss, this luxurious dish can be shared among 10 persons and it costs $680++. 

    There is also a smaller sized version with a sharing portion for 5 persons which costs $340++. The pen cai is only available for takeaway or when you order one of its seven festive set menus. Order two days in advance for takeaways or six hours prior reservation as part of the Chinese New Year set. 

    The set menus and takeaway dishes are available from Jan 5 to Feb 11.

    Call 6885-3500 or e-mail mosin-dining@mohg.com 

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  • Man Fu Yuan at Intercontinental Singapore
    8 / 14 Man Fu Yuan at Intercontinental Singapore

    With a selection of eight different set menus, the family will be spoiled for choice when you dine at Intercontinental Singapore’s Man Fu Yuan. 

    Kickstart the meal with a nourishing double-boiled chicken soup with Korean Ginseng. Both kids and adults will love the flavourful tang of the thick broth that has a hint but not overpowering scent of Ginseng. 

    Other standouts from its Deluxe Set menu include the braised 8-head abalone with dried oyster and Chinese mushrooms in superior sauce, and the Spanish smoked honey-glazed pork with egg fried rice. 

    These are available from Jan 2 to Feb 11, and is priced at $128++ per person for a minimum of two persons. Set menus for up to 10 persons or more are also available.

    Call 6825-1007, email sinhb-festive@ihg.com or visit singapore.intercontinental.com/manfuyuan 

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  • Yan
    9 / 14 Yan

    The signature roasted suckling pig featuring wafer-thin crispy skin, carved shoulder and oven-baked fillet with lemongrass is what you can look forward to when you dine at Yan for your reunion meal this year. 

    If you’re a fan of the Ma La trend but is afraid the younger kids might not appreciate it, order the duet style roasted at Szechuan bon bon chicken. 

    This dish features a full spring chicken served in two ways – half of it shredded and coated with traditional homemade Si Chuan Ma La spice, and the other half aromatically roasted. 

    There are eight festive set menus to choose from, and are available for both lunch and dinner from Jan 9 to Feb 11. Prices start from $118++ per person. 

    E-mail reserve@yan.com.sg or visit www.yan.com.sg

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  • Food Capital at Grand Copthorne Waterfront
    10 / 14 Food Capital at Grand Copthorne Waterfront

    Relatives and loved ones can gather at Food Capital at Grand Copthorne Waterfront hotel for a reunion feast this Chinese New Year.

    Its buffet line will feature a wide variety of both Chinese and International cuisine, ranging from Japanese abalone with mango “paw paw” coriander Thai dressing to whole pork knuckle with garlic, yam, chestnut and mushroom in Chinese spices. 

    Families with a penchant for Western creations can look forward to baked salmon wellington with morel cream or the oven-roasted prime ribeye. 

    The festive buffet lunch is available from Jan 16 to Feb 12 (excluding Jan 27), from $56++ per adult and $28++ per child for lunch. Dinner options are also available.

    Call 6233-1100 or e-mail dining.gcw@millenniumhotels.com

    Related: 4 easy to make Chinese New Year recipes

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  • Parkroyal on Pickering
    11 / 14 Parkroyal on Pickering

    Feast on both Asian and fusion delicacies with the buffet line at Lime at Parkroyal on Pickering. With its signature open-kitchen, families can look forward to a hearty experience as chefs offer personal well wishes while you tuck in. 

    Some of the highlights from its buffet spread include the shredded abalone sea treasure soup, steamed red garoupa with chef’s secret sauce and the one-day-only special (on Jan 27), crispy suckling pig. 

    Kids will love the Asian-inspired pizza – the Bak Kwa and pork floss pizza while adults can look forward to the oven baked US prime ribs, and pan seared Foie Gras with caramelised apple and passionfruit. 

    The festive menu is available from Jan 27 to 30, from $48++ per person for lunch and $72++ per person for dinner. Call 6809-8899 or e-mail lime.prsps@parkroyalhotels.com 

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  • Element at Amara Singapore
    12 / 14 Element at Amara Singapore

    Featuring delicacies from across the continent, Element at Amara Singapore will satisfy your Chinese New Year feasting this year. 

    The signature dishes from its buffet line includes boiled shark’s bone cartilage with sea treasures, Prosperity treasure pot and broccoli with mushroom and black moss. 

    If the family is more adventurous, try the roast beef tenderloin with mushroom ragout and truffle jus, baked salmon and crispy pork roulade or the freshly-shucked oyster, Alaskan king crab and scallop. 

    The CNY buffet lunch is available from Jan 23 to Feb 12, from $49++ per adult and $26++ per child for lunch. Dinner options are also available. Call 6879-2607 or e-mail fnb.sg@amarahotels.com

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  • Resorts World Sentosa
    13 / 14 Resorts World Sentosa

    8,888 lobsters? Yes, you heard us right. Resorts World Sentosa will usher in the New Year with this massive amount of lobsters across its selection of celebrity chef restaurants.

    Gather your relatives and loved ones, and treat them to an enticing variety of luscious lobster creations prepared in different cuisine style. 

    Ranging from the Japanese-style lobster gratin at Syun to a steaming hot bowl of Cantonese-style lobster congee at RWS’s first ever supper club, the family will be spoilt for choice. 

    One Michelin-starred restaurant Forest has also a celebratory menu which features a six course dinner menu ($888++ per person) by local celebrity Chef Sam Leong. Highlights of the menu include caviar, Kagoshima Wagyu beef, foie gras and Imperial bird’s nest. 

    The availability for the festive menu from different restaurants vary, so check out www.rwsentosa.com for more details. 

    Related: Chinese New Year food guide for pregnant women

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  • Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy
    14 / 14 Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy

    Signature dishes such as the deep-fried tiger prawns with crispy cereal and shredded eggs or the charcoal grilled crispy suckling pig (from $298++ per table of four persons), is what you can look forward to when you dine at Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy. 

    If the family prefer certain dishes over the others, you can have the option of customising your own reunion meal through their Lunar New Year a la carte set menu, which has over 20 dishes to choose from. 

    Prefer dining at home instead? Order chef’s special baked pork trotter in golden ingot ($268++ for 10 persons) which showcases a myriad of ingredients enclosed in a salted crust, and baked to preserve its natural flavours (order one day in advance). 

    Set menus are available from Jan 28 to Feb 12 while takeaways are available from Jan 6 to Feb 12. Call 6340-5678 or visit http://tinyurl.com/Grand-Mercure-Singapore-Roxy

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