[Sponsored] The Chinese New Year festivities might still be a few weeks away, but you don’t want to wait till the last minute to book a table for that long-awaited reunion dinner. Here are 10 restaurants with some of the most sumptuous menus in town.
Summer baked fortune chicken
Variety is the spice of life at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore’s Cantonese restaurant Summer Pavilion. They have five- (from $88 per person, minimum of two people), six- (from $108 per person, minimum of two people), seven- (from $438 for four people) and eight-course (from $1,088 for eight people) options that cater to groups of between two and 10. Expect to be treated to Japanese sea urchin and bluefin tuna yu sheng, poached rice with lobster, summer baked fortune chicken, chilled sweetened bird’s nest with red dates and more. Available Jan 16-Feb 11. Book now!
Located by the Singapore River at the Asian Civilisations Museum, Empress is a go-to place for traditional Chinese food in a contemporary setting. Their Chinese New Year menu comprises a selection of special dishes – think braised lobster ee-fu noodles ($58) and sautéed king prawns in XO chili sauce – available a la carte, in a six-course set lunch ($68 per person, minimum of four people) and in six- ($128 per person, minimum of two people) and eight-course ($108 per person, minimum of six people) set dinners. Available Jan 9-Feb 12. Book now!
Recreating the atmosphere of an ancient Chinese palace, Kai Garden is one of Singapore’s top Cantonese restaurants. For Chinese New Year, they’ll be offering menus that range from the seven-course “Harmony” ($98 per person) to the 10-course “Happiness” ($888 for a table of 10) and their most lavish option, the 10-course “Celebration” ($5588 for a table of 10). The yu sheng here is a highlight with ingredients varying from salmon to Mexican sea whelk, Hokkaido scallops and live Australian lobster. Available Jan 10-Feb 11. Book now!
Shunde-style savory signature yellowtail fish yu sheng with gold flake
For classic Cantonese fare presented with modern artistic flair, look no further than Yàn at the National Gallery. Menus are available for groups of two to 10 people (from $118 per person) with mouth-watering items like golden pumpkin with fresh crab meat and bird’s nest, steamed marble goby with superior soya sauce and roasted whole suckling pig. For yu sheng, Yàn presents their Shunde-style savory signature yellowtail fish yu sheng with gold flake ($128). Available Jan 9-Feb 11. Book now!
Crystal Jade Prestige
Blending culinary traditions and contemporary gastronomy, and taking diners on a tour of regional Chinese cuisines, a meal at Crystal Jade Prestige is always a memorable experience. Their Chinese New Year menus are available for groups of a minimum of two people (from $98 per person) or tables of 10 people (from $888) with items including wok-fried ramen with Kurobuta pork, swordfish yu sheng and steamed grouper in Chinese wine. Crystal Jade Prestige also offers vegetarian set menus (from $88 per person). Available Jan 16- Feb 12. Book now!
Led by Executive Chinese Chef Ku Keung, Golden Peony at the Conrad Centennial Singapore has an array of reunion dinner options for you. Go for one of their seven-course set menus (from $100 per person) or take the a la carte route with Chef Ku Keung’s Year of the Rooster creations: whole roast suckling pig with California maki ($330), Bi Feng Tang golden half lobster with spiced almond flakes ($38 per person), signature roast London duck ($80) and more. Available Jan 10-Feb 11. Book now!
Baba Chews Chinese New Year set menu
For a Chinese New Year meal fit for the King of Katong, make a beeline for Baba Chews at Hotel Indigo. Named after Chew Joo Chiat, namesake of the Peranakan enclave, Baba Chews has set menus for lunch and dinner (from just $22 per person for a two-course lunch). Classic flavors abound in their stingray kuah lada, pork knuckle pongteh and fried marble goby with homemade Nonya sauce. Available Jan 16-Feb 11. Book now!
Ellenborough Market Café
Swissotel Merchant Court’s popular buffet restaurant Ellenborough Market Café will be getting into the festive spirit with their Feasts of Prosperity spread. Available daily for lunch ($62) and dinner ($78), and for high tea ($48) on weekends and public holidays, the line-up includes Teochew steamed cold crab, wax duck and sausage rice, ayam buah keluak and much more. Available Jan 16-Feb 12. Book now!
Yhingthai Palace Restaurant
For a reunion dinner with a Thai Chinese twist, Yhingthai is the restaurant for you. Located on Purvis Street, Yhingthai has been around since 1993. Their set menus are good for groups of two (from $138), four (from $268), six (from $398), eight (from $568) or 10 (from $738) with deep-fried pomfret in mango sauce, Thai green curry with chicken and winter melon, and steamed grouper with lime, chopped garlic and chili among the highlights. Available Jan 20-Feb 11. Book now!
Bak kwa pizza
After opening more than 400 restaurants around the world, PizzaExpress finally arrived in Singapore last year. For their first Chinese New Year here, they're rolling out three special menu items. Usher in the Year of the Rooster with their festive dough balls with pineapple-pepper dip, spicy bak kwa pesto and classic garlic butter ($6); bak kwa pizza complete with pork floss, crispy prawn crackers and plum sauce ($28); and lucky mandarin dough balls dusted in icing sugar and mandarin orange zest then served with mandarin cream dip ($5). Available until Feb 8. Book now!
Still not enough restaurants to fill your list of Chinese New Year eats? Here are more specials to check out. Be sure to download the Chope app as well, because a sure-win “Fortune Frenzy" game will be appearing in the sidebar soon.
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