Enjoy the taste of prosperity in these culinary gems during your Chinese New Year reunion dinner.
If you’ve not experienced the tasty creations and delicacies that are synonymous with Chinese New Year, it’s high time to make a reservation at one of these restaurants and enjoy an auspicious Chinese New Year reunion dinner to usher in the Year of the Ox.
From lavish and extravagant sets to comforting but no less delicious fare, here’s our list of the best places where you can feast to your heart’s content:
Blue Lotus is going huge this CNY with its three different dine-in and takeaway menus to kick start the Year of the Ox! Choose between the vegetarian Longevity Set Menu ($68++ per pax), Happiness Set Menu ($88++ per pax, minimum 4 to dine) and the Prosperity Set Menu ($108++ per pax, minimum 4 to dine).
Savour mouth-watering must-haves like its Signature Norwegian Salon Yu Sheng, Steamed Marble Goby Fish, Salt Baked Herbal Chicken and many more. What else to look out for? Its Slow Roast Spanish Style Suckling Pig ($268++) is sure to keep the senses peeled.
Early Bird Promo
Enjoy 10% off when you purchase/book any of the packages here by 31 January 2021. (Promo code: CNY21)
*Gold members receive $50 return voucher on top on early bird discounts when you spend >$250.
When: 12, 13 and 14 February 2021
Cost: from $68++ per pax
Reservations: book online here, call 6910 0880 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Blue Lotus, 31 Ocean Way, #01-13 Quayside Isle, 098375
Usher in the lunar new year with traditional dishes with a modern Cantonese spin at Mitzo. Its 2021 CNY set menus carefully curated by Executive Chef Nicky range from five- to ten-course meals featuring familiar delicacies like Peng Cai and Yu Sheng.
Highlights include the 5-Course Peng Cai menu which consists of the Kapanchi Kingfish “Yu Sheng”; Abalone Soup with Wild Mushroom, Chicken and Fungus; Egg Fried Rice with Pork Liver Sausage and Chicken; Pineapple Sago Cream with warm “Nian Gao” tart and more!
When: 11 January – 26 February 2021
Cost: from $498 for five-course menu, table of four
Reservations: book online, call 6603 8855 or email email@example.com.
Mitzo Restaurant & Bar, 270 Orchard Rd., Level 4 Grand Park Orchard, 238857
Bringing to the table authentic Sichuan spread are the native chefs at Si Chua Dou Hua, who are arranging a delectable selection of festive set menus. The CNY menu is themed “扭(牛)转乾坤 (niu zhuan qian kun), which also means to radically turn things around in your favour.
A menu feature? Prosperity Yu Sheng with Pufferfish, Bitter Gourd and Fresh Greens. It is the only Chinese restaurant in to exclusively serve fugu (pufferfish) sashimi in its Yu Sheng dish. The pufferfish sashimi is even shaped into the face of an endearing Ox! (Available at: TOP of UOB Plaza outlet.)
Credit Card Specials
UOB card members can enjoy 20% savings (a la carte menu only) on the first three days of Chinese New Year (12 – 14 February 2021).
For reservations and enquiries, call 6505 5722 or email douhua.prsin@parkroyalhotels.
Si Chua Dou Hua, 80 Raffles Place, #60-01 UOB Plaza 1, 048624
Enjoy a bountiful lunar new year feast with an extravagant lunch and dinner buffet spread at Ginger. Their Fortune Feast includes specialties the whole family will love, like Crab Meat and Five Treasures Soup in Claypot, Braised Herbal Duck with Wolfberries and Stir-fried Baby Lobster with Salted Egg. Make your own yu sheng at their very own yu sheng counter too! What’s more, the spread contains no pork or lard for a more inclusive dining experience.
Credit Card Specials
HSBC, OCBC and UOB cardmembers get to enjoy the below savings:
- 15% savings from 3 to 10, 14 to 28 February 2021
- 10% savings from 11 to 13 February 2021, applicable to reservations with full pre-payment made by 5 February 2021
When: 3 February – 28 February 2021; 12 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. (Lunch); 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Dinner)
Cost: From $78++ per adult and $39 ++ per child (6 to 12 years old)
Reservations: book online, call 6505 5710 or email dining.prsin@parkroyalhotels.
Ginger, 7500 Beach Rd., PARKROYAL on Beach Road, 199591
Ring in the Year of the Ox with White Rose Cafe‘s auspicious epicurean delights! Serving up the classic Lo Hei (Yu Sheng) with Mini Abalone and Crispy Fish Skin, Eight Treasures Chicken, Double-boiled Shark’s Fin Soup with Pig Stomach and Chicken, Fragrant Fried Rice with Preserved Meat wrapped in Lotus Leaf, be sure to wear something comfy to indulge in all these delectable goodness.
Choose from three different set menus : 1. Wealth Set, $288+, serves 3 to 4; 2. Harmony Set, $388+, serves 5 to 6; 3. Happiness Set, $488, serves 7 to 8.
*Credit Cards Special (DBS/POSB, UOB and HSBC cardholders)
Enjoy 20% off Reunion Dinner Set Menus from January 29 to February 10, 2021, except February 11, 2021. Enjoy 15% off Reunion Dinner Set Menus on February 11, 2021 (eve of Lunar New Year) with full payment received by January 3, 2021. Terms and Conditions apply.
When: 29 January – 11 February 2021; 6.30 p.m. t0 10.30 p.m. (*11 February: 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.)
Cost: from $288++
Reservations: book online here, call 6737 0511 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Not planning to head out? We got you. Revel in the Lunar New Year season at home with White Rose Cafe. Exquisite gourmet treats includes the classic Prosperity Lo Hei with Mini Abalone and Crispy Fish Skin (from S$49+), Braised Pen Cai (S$248+), Bountiful Treasures Combo (S$328+), Joy of Spring Combo (S$188+), Eight Treasures Chicken (S$62+), Fa Cai Luo Han Zhai (S$39+), and Yam Paste with Pumpkin and Gingko Nuts (S$39+).
White Rose Cafe’s Lunar Takeaway specials is available from 29 January to 26 February, 2021. For enquiries or to order, please call White Rose Café at 6737 0511 or order online here.
*Credit Cards Special
DBS/POSB, UOB and HSBC cardholders enjoy 15% off Lunar New Year takeaway goodies.
White Rose Cafe, 21 Mount Elizabeth, York Hotel Singapore, 228516
Park Hotel Clarke Quay‘s Auspicious Reunions feature a selection of six- to eight-course CNY menus to choose from this Lunar season. Chef James Wong, a culinary veteran specialised in Oriental and Cantonese cuisines for over four decades, assembles an auspicious medley of bestsellers that are bound please and tease the palate.
Some examples? The Prosperity Tuna Yu Sheng, Superior Braised Fish Maw with Crabmeat and Homemade Stuffed Crab Claw, Steamed Red Garoupa with Yellow Bean Paste, Fragrant Crispy Duck, Steamed Fragrant Rice in Lotus Leaf with Duck Meat and Chinese Sausage and many more. View its comprehensive menus here!
*Credit Card Specials (UOB, Maybank, HSBC, Citibank and OCBC cards, valid for both dine-in, and home orders through E-store):
- Bookings before 29 Jan: 15% off CNY Set Menus
- Bookings from 29 Jan onwards: 10% off CNY Set Menus
When: 29 January – 26 February 2021; dine-in seatings: 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., 5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. and 8.30 p.m. to 10.30 p.m.
Cost: *8-Course Golden Fortune ($698++ for a table of 7 to 8 diners), 7-Course Abundant Happiness ($648++ for a table of 6 to 7 diners), 6-Course Treasure Trove ($388++ for a table of 4 to 5 diners)
Reservations: call 6593 8888 or visit their website here.
*Note: The 8-Course Ultimate Health & Wealth ($768+ for 9 to 10 diners) is available for takeaway and delivery from its E-store.
Park Hotel Clarke Quay,1 Unity Street, 237983
Dine like royalty and shake things up this year by having your Lunar New Year Eve dinner with a Thai twist. Thanying Restaurant has an extensive array of dishes offering exquisite Royal Thai cuisine, which you can expect in your line-up of reunion dinner dishes; highlights include the Abalone Yu Sheng and the Deep-fried Boneless Grouper fillet topped with Thai Spicy and Sour Sauce.
Choose from two four-menus at $78++ and $98++ per pax each.
When: 1 February – 28 February 2021, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Cost: from $78++ per pax, minimum of four to dine
Reservations: call 6222 4688
Thanying Restaurant, 165 Tanjong Pagar Rd., #02-00 Amara Hotel, 088539
You might have tried Crystal Jade at least once with its multitude of restaurants throughout Singapore. In the Year of the Ox, the established Chinese restaurant is introducing more than eight menus to choose from!
Some favourites include: Steamed Lobster with Egg White in Chinese ‘Hua Diao’ Wine, Double-boiled An Xin Chicken Soup with Sea Whelk and Black Garlic, Braised Fish Maw and Sea Cucumber in Oyster Sauce and more. Each location’s select dishes vary, so choose wisely if you’re only going to limit your experience to one restaurant!
Alternatively, you can peruse its Festive Takeaway Goodies collection.
Early Bird Special (till 18 January 2021)
Enjoy up to 20% off all *Festive Takeaway goodies and dine-in set menus.
*Use promo code CNY8OFF for an additional 8% off before 23 February 2021.
Regular Discount (from 19 January 2021)
Enjoy up to 15% off Festive Takeaway goodies + up to 10% off all dine-in set menus.
*Use promo code CNY8OFF for an additional 8% off before 23 February 2021.
A La Carte Menu Discount (from 25 January 2021)
Enjoy 10% (+2%)* cashback for every $1 spent on a la carte items.
*For payments made via Citibank or UOB Credit/Debit cards only.
Birthday Month Discount
Enjoy 20% cashback for every $1 spent on a la carte items.
When: 25 January – 28 February 2021 (Note: restaurants are closed on 12 February)
Cost: From $88++ at Crystal Jade Pavilion, prices vary for each set menu at different outlets
Reservations: book online here
Tucked away from the noise of the city is Food Capital at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Singapore Hotel, which just recently was crowned the best luxury hotel in Singapore. Ring in the festivities with its Rhapsody of Spring Buffet that features a selection of Yu Sheng toppings like Abalone, Lobster (available 11 to 14 February), Norwegian Smoked Salmon and Applewood Smoked Duck in Exotic Plum and Mandarin Orange dressing.
That’s not all, its newly introduced Extravaganza Crustacean Seafood Bag holds favourites such as Live Mud Crab, Tiger Prawn, Squid, New Zealand Green-Lipped Mussel, Flower Clam, Blue Flower Crab, Sea Scallop, Corn and more, tossed in your choice of tangy spicy sauce or creamy curry butter.
Early Bird Promo
Enjoy 25% off buffets when you book by 31 January 2021
When: 1 – 28 February 2021
Cost: $68++ (Lunch), $88++ (Dinner) for 1 to 28 February 2021; $98++ (Lunch and Dinner) for 11 to 14 February 2021.
Reservations: book online here, call/WhatsApp 8168 1539 or email email@example.com
Food Capital, 392 Havelock Rd., Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, 169663
Fancy even more Cantonese fare? Take your pick from Yàn’s six set menus and choose from five- to eight-course meals for your reunion dinner!
Depending on your menu course, enjoy the Prosperity Lo Hei three ways – with Salmon, Yellowtail or with Abalone and Yellowtail (with Gold Foil) in ‘Shun De’ style. There’s also the Signature Roast Crispy Suckling Pig, Braised Bird’s Nest with Crab Meat and Crab Roe, Steamed Sea Cod Fillet with Truffle Oil and Minced Garlic to enjoy! Not a fan of set menus? Choose from its a la carte that’s aplenty with traditional classics too.
Early Bird Promo
Enjoy 10% the Lunar New Year Set menu when you dine from 15 to 31 January 2021.
When: 15 January – 26 February 2021 (A la carte menu commences on 11 February)
Cost: from $128++ per pax
Reservations: book online, call 6384 5585 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yàn, 1 St. Andrew’s Rd.,#05-02 National Gallery Singapore, 178957
Appease both the young and the old of the family with Jade Restaurant at The Fullerton Hotel. Celebrate the Year of the Ox with loved ones at Jade and feast on sumptuous set menus and a la carte dishes. Share the Gold Rush Salmon and Abalone Yu Sheng for good fortune, then enjoy specialties such as Wok-Fried Boston Lobster with Preserved Duck and Ginger Spring Onion and the Stir-Fried Sliced Grouper, Egg White, Truffle Seasonal Vegetable. Round up the feast with the Cream of Almond, Bird’s Nest Baked Yam Paste Nian Gao Tart.
With seven different set menus to choose from, take your pick and dig in!
When: 25 January – 27 February 2021
Cost: From $98++ per person for Individual Set Menu (five course); $118++ for Family Style Set Menu (six persons and above) and $88++ per person for Vegetarian Set Menu.
Reservations: book online here, call 6877 8911/8912 or email email@example.com.
Jade Restaurant, 1 Fullerton Square, The Fullerton Hotel, 049178
Celebrate the Lunar New Year with The Real Peranakan‘s “Ox”-picious feast for the entire clan. Diners have the option between two exclusive set menus: Prosperity Set A ($98.80++/pax, minimum 2 to dine) comprises of Chef Philip’s heart-warming, debut Prosperity Pen Cai, signature dishes of Ayam Buah Keluak, Babi Pongtay, Nyonya Chap Chye, Ikan Chuan Chuan, fluffy Thai Jasmine Rice and finally ending on a sweet note with Chendol topped with Japanese Azuki beans; and Prosperity Set B ($128.80++/pax, minimum 5 to dine) adds on to Prosperity Set A, with the inclusion of the traditional Peranakan staple – Ngoh Hiang.
Enjoy The Real Peranakan’s Prosperity Yusheng with a special Peranakan twist (ala carte: $33.80++/3 pax, $48.80++/6 pax, $68.00++/10 pax) featuring a piquant, slightly tangy and spicy, Peranakan-style sauce, or enjoy it FREE with every set menu ordered.
Early Bird Promo
Book by 28 January 2021 to enjoy 10% the Prosperity Lunar New Year Set Menus!
When: 29 January – 26 February 2021
Cost: from $98.80++ per pax for Prosperity Set A
Reservations: book online here
The Real Peranakan, 73 Hillcrest Rd., 288945; 46 Kim Yam Rd., #01-05/6/7, The Herencia, 239351
Featuring Asian cuisine with a modern twist, the scrumptious six-course Set Dinner Menu ($158++) from the iconic rooftop restaurant, CÉ LA VI.
Begin the journey with Prosperity and enjoy the Yu Sheng, filled with salmon, peanut, sesame and honey plum sauce. As a sign of Longevity, the Heirloom Tomato Salad & Burratawill be served with yuzu-shiso vinaigrette and black sesame tuile. Have a year full of Luck with the Black Truffle Chicken Soup infused with dry shiitake mushrooms, black chicken and ginger and embrace Harmony with the Steamed Kühlbarra Seabass dressed in lemongrass-coconut broth and served with sautéed squid and Thai basil. See your Wealth multiplied with the Iberico Pork Loin in shiitake tare glaze, mustard greens and green apple. Most importantly, may 2021 be filled with Love having shared the delight of the Prosperity Koi dessert; coconut koi jelly with chilled mango pomelo sago, crispy mung bean and pu-er bubbles.
When: 8 – 21 February 2021 (Closed on Valentines’ Day)
Reservations: book online here, call 6508 2188 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Step into the Year of the Ox with authentic and nostalgic flavours served at the Golden Peony. Like a charging bull full of vitality and strength, it is doing a refreshing take on the iconic Yu Sheng.
Toss to new heights with its Fortune Ox Yu Sheng that feature tender strips of pan fried Wagyu Beef served with seasonal greens, complimented with its homemade sour plum sauce. Other festive offerings range from Baked Spare Ribs with Red Glutinous sauce to Steamed Sliced Giant Grouper, topped with our secret Capsicum and Preserved Chili Sauce.
*When: 18th January – 26th February 2021
*Dim Sum (lunch only) will only be available on 18th Jan to 7th Feb, 12th to 14th Feb and 20th & 21st Feb 2021. For dinners on the eve (11 February), a $100 deposit is required per person for reservation, only Set Menus available.
Cost: from $148++ per pax
Reservations: book online here, call 6432 7482 / 88 or email Sinci.GoldenPeony@conradhotels.com
Golden Peony, 2 Temasek Blvd., Level 3 Conrad Centennial Hotel, 038983
Celebrate the “Niu Year Niu Experience” (niu = Ox in Mandarin) with Oscar’s CNY menu. Expect dishes such as Chinese Sausage Lotus Leaf Rice and the dried version of Bak Kut Teh with Cuttlefish and Tea Glazed Smoke Duck. Specially for the Year of the Ox, on 11th – 13th February it will host a specialty of beef dishes including Tangerine Beef with Egg Fried Rice, Roast Striploin as well as Wok-Tossed Beef with Rice Cakes.
Fret not, this resto also provides plant-based options like the Grilled Peach and Ricotta with Orange Balsamic Reduction and the Mock Salmon with Edamame, Cucumber and Wakame in Sesame Dressing!
When: 11 – 13 February 2021 (Lunch: 12 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.; Dinner: 6 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.)
Cost: $88++per person, $44++ per child (6-12 years old) for lunch; $108++ per person, $54++ per child (6-12 years old), $27++ (3-5 years old) for dinner
Reservations: book online here, call 6432 7481 / 63 or email email@example.com
Oscar’s, 2 Temasek Blvd., Conrad Centennial Hotel, 038983
Usher in the year of Ox in Thai-Teochew style with Soi Thai Soi Nice’s CNY specials featuring Heng Heng Rui Rui Pen Cai ($88.80+ for 4pax; $168.80+ for 8pax), Soaring Soft Shell Crab or Prosperous Salmon Yusheng ($32.80+ for 4pax; $48.80++ for 8pax).
This year, for the first time ever, the well-loved joint that recently opened its first central outlet at Raffles City Shopping Centre is also offering CNY mini buffet catering that promises abundance and prosperity for the lunar new year celebrations and gatherings.
Tailored for a Thai-rrific family reunion, the CNY mini buffet menu serves up eight Thai-Teochew courses that will satiate your hearty appetites this festive season! Stars of the mini buffet menu include Broccoli with Mushroom & Abalone that calls for abundance in the new year as well as 年年有余 Seabass dish available in Black Pepper or Sweet & Sour flavours.
*Heng Heng Rui Rui Delights CNY Mini Buffet delivery will be available from 11 to 26 February and customers can place the pre-order at tinyurl.com/STSNbuffet from 20 January onwards.
Early Bird Promo
Enjoy a 20% off your festive treats when you pre-order the pencai and yusheng before 7 February 2021 (available only for takeout), starting on 1 February 2021.
When: 5 February – 26 February 2021 (dine-in and takeaway)
Cost: $38+ per pax
Reservations: call or WhatsApp 9295 6488 to book
Soi Thai Soi Nice, Raffles City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Rd., #B1-14/15, 179103
Celebrate a fresh start to a new zodiac cycle at Blue Jasmine! Unifying culinary elements from Thailand and Singapore, Blue Jasmine presents Chinese New Year dishes with a refreshing twist and an a-la-carte buffet where family and friends can reunite in green and breezy surroundings.
Ring in the Year of the Ox with Blue Jasmine’s Prosperity Pot or Pok Tek. Introduced for the very first time, this pot of gold overflows with luxurious seafoods and fresh vegetables. Ease into the meal with a selection of signature seafoods such as the lip-smacking Butter Prawns, Deep Fried Seabass Fillet which features crispy seabass fully coated with a unique house made Thai sauce and classic Kaprao Squid.
Vegetarian options are also available. From comforting Thai Vegetarian Green Curry to Stir Fried Seasonal Vegetables and fragrant Wok Fried Kailan with Dried Shrimps, there is an array of
options to satisfy the green palate.
1. Prosperity Pot: 1 – 28 February 2021 (dine-in), 11 – 13 February 2021
2. CNY A La Carte Buffet: 11 – 13 February 2021 (11 February: 5 p.m. & 8 p.m.; 12 & 13 February: 6 p.m.)
1. Prosperity Pot: $388 nett (dine-in with abalone), $188 nett (dine-in without abalone); $418 nett (takeaway with abalone), $218 nett (takeaway without abalone)
2. CNY A La Carte Buffet:
11 February 2021
Lunch: $68.80++ (early bird), $78.80++ (non-early bird)
Dinner (1st seating – 5pm to 7:30pm)*: $68.80++ (early bird), $78.80++ (non-early bird)
Dinner (2nd seating – 8pm to 10:30pm)*: $88.80++ (early bird), $98.80++ (non-early bird)
*Early bird cut off date: 25 January 2021
Should early bird slots be filled before the date stated, guests are advised to reach out to
the restaurant at 6824 8851 to enquire. (Limited slots available)
12 & 13 February 2021
Reservations: book online here or call 6824 8851
Blue Jasmine, 10 Farrer Park Station Rd., Park Hotel Farrer Park, Level 5, 217564
Usher in the Lunar New Year at this Dempsey mainstay with Chinese comfort dishes incorporating contemporary Anglo-Chinese influences.
The Lunar New Year Set Menu has five courses and kicks off with an Iced Pink Longan Tea and Chopsuey Lucky Lunar ‘Lo Hei’, featuring ingredients such as trout, kale, celeriac, sprouts, red radish, blueberries and wild rice.
Progress to a choice of starters, including Salt & Vinegar Beancurd Crisps, Chopsuey Oyster Shooters or Wok Fried White Radish Cake. For mains, select from seafood-centric Coconut Tom Yam Snapper and Golden Pineapple Sea Prawns or traditional dishes such as Charsiu Kurobuta Belly and Steamed Shaoxing Paper Chicken, all accompanied with either Lobster Fried Rice or Kung Pow Chicken Spaghetti. Finish the meal with a comforting bowl of Hot Ginger Dumpling Tea.
Larger groups can opt for a more extensive menu featuring Steamed Prawn & Lobster Dumplings and Luxury Melting Beef Cheek. You can also add on a bottle of Santa Margherita Prosecco Brut DOCG for $45++.
When: 29 January to 26 February
Cost: menu sets for 2 to 4 people at $48++ per pax, 4 to 6
people at $68++ per pax and 6 to 8 people at $88++ per pax
Reservations: book online here.
Chopsuey Cafe, 10 Dempsey Rd., #01-23, 247700,
By Cherrie Lim and Elizabeth Liew, Singapore Women’s Weekly, December 2019 / Additional reporting by Muneerah Bee, January 2020 / Updated by Willaine G. Tan, January 2021.
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