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Top Restaurants to Indulge at This Lunar New Year

Too busy to whip up an elaborate reunion dinner? Gather for a fuss-free feast with family and friends at these fine dining Chinese restaurants.

By W Tan | 03 January, 2020 | Food, Restaurants
2020-01-03 11:08:03 2020-01-22 16:09:43
Crispy Osmanthus Rice Cake at 藝 yì by Jereme Leung

yì by Jereme Leung

Hosted in the iconic Raffles Hotel Singapore and surrounded by the grandeur of colonial architecture, 藝 yì by Jereme Leung offers an unparalleled experience for festive feasting this joyous reunion season. Discover provincial Chinese specialties alongside Lunar New Year favourites such as Steamed Grouper Fillet and Taiwanese Fermented Manjack Seed, Claypot Rive with Chinese Sausages and Cured Duck, and Crispy Osmanthus Nian Gao, all specially curated by celebrity masterchef Jereme Leung. Take your pick from the Prosperity set at $138++ per person or the Opulence set at $168++ per person.

Opening hours:
Lunch: 11.30am to 1.30pm daily
Dinner: 6pm to 9.15pm daily
For reservations and enquiries call 6412 1816 or email [email protected].

Abundant Eight Treasures Yu Sheng at Madame Fan

Madame Fan at the NCO Club

Available from 2 January to 8 February 2020, relish in a timeless culinary experience at Madame Fan with three exquisite Lunar New Year set menus starting from $138++ per person. Staying true to Madame Fan’s modern take on Cantonese cuisine that is daringly delectable, diners can look forward to an enticing array of classics with a touch of modernity highlighted by Braised 6-Head Truffle Abalone, Charcoal Grilled Wagyu Beef, and Braised King Prawn Cheese Vermicelli. For an impressive start to the Year of the Rat, go luxe and toss to abundant wealth and happiness with the Abundant Eight Treasures Yu Sheng, boasting an array of the finest treasures the sea has to offer — lobster, geoduck clam, sea urchin, abalone, scallop, salmon and ikura, topped with gold flakes. It being Madame Fan, your dining experience will made all the more memorable by live post-modern jukebox entertainment of vintage-style reworks of modern pop, jazz, swing and doo-wop hits on Lunar New Year eve and day; plus every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 7.30pm to 10.30pm. Don’t miss it.

Opening hours:
Daily: 12pm to 12am (2 seatings on 24 January: 5.30pm to 8pm, 8.30pm to late)
For reservations and enquiries call 6818 1921 or email [email protected].

A symphony of Cantonese favourites at Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant

Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant

Featuring a mix of classic favourites and epicurean twists this Lunar New Year is oriental paradise Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, lauded for Cantonese gastronomy at its best. Take your pick between Auspicious set menus and Lavish Lunar New Year set menus ranging from $108.80++ to $118.80++ per person. Here, reunion gatherings are elevated to new heights with an enticing melange of Cantonese masterpieces such as Double-Boiled Fish Maw with Cantharellus Mushroom in Superior Stock, plus novel creations such as Deep-Fried Lobster Meat with White Peach Mayonnaise, and Ginseng Marinated Irish Roast Duck. For a gastronomic centrepiece, try the new Wan Hao Imperial Pot of Prosperity with Australian 3-Head Abalone, Drunken Chicken and Crispy Dried Oyster, loaded with 15 luxuriant ingredients sure to leave your mouth watering.

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday: 12pm to 3pm, 6.30pm to 10.30pm
Saturday to Sunday and public holidays: 11.30am to 3pm, 6.30pm to 10.30pm
For reservations and enquiries call 6831 4605 or email [email protected].

Jiang-Nan Chun at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore

Jiang-Nan Chun

Expect nothing less than exquisite dining in sophisticated ambience at Michelin-starred Jiang-Nan Chun (江南春). Crafted by Executive Chinese chef Tim Lam, Jiang-Nan Chun’s festive menus spotlight fresh, seasonal produce and include spring specials such as Wok-fried Boston Lobster in Black Bean Sauce and Braised Rice Vermicelli with Three Head Abalone. Set menus are available at $158, $188 and $238 per person for 6 courses, and range from $1,158 per table of 8 persons to $6,888 per table of 10 persons for 8 courses. A 6-course vegetarian set menu is also available at $128 per person.

Opening hours:
Lunch: 11.30am to 2.30pm daily
Dinner: 6pm to 10.30pm daily
For reservations and enquiries call 6831 7211 or email [email protected].

Premium Sichuan Claypot Treasures

Si Chuan Dou Hua at PARKROYAL on Beach Road

Usher in a prosperous new year with an authentic Sichuan spread at Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant from 3 January to 8 February 2020. Priced affordably at $88 per person, feast on delectable specialties such as Double-Boiled Sakura Chicken Soup with Eight-Head Abalone and Matsutake Mushroom; Prosperity Smoked Salmon Yu Sheng with Crispy Fish Skin; and the classic Premium Sichuan Claypot Treasures including abalone, fish maw and sea cucumber, slow-simmered for over three hours in an earthen jar.

If you’re ordering off the à la crate menu, be sure to get the Deep-Fried Spare Ribs in Sichuan Spices, a special creation by Executive Chef Zeng Feng. Fiery and full of flavour, it will definitely be one of the highlights of your gathering. Conclude your Lunar New Year feast on a sweet note with guilt-free desserts, such as the Double-Boiled Peach Resin with Red Dates and Wolfberries for a triple health boost.

Opening hours:
Lunch: 11.30am to 2.30pm daily
Dinner: 6.30pm to 10.30pm daily
For reservations and enquiries call 6505 5722 or email [email protected].

Crispy chicken stuffed with glutinous rice, goose liver and waxed meat (鸳鸯香酥糯米鸡)

Si Chuan Dou Hua at PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road

Big fan of Sichuan and Cantonese delights? A short hop away from Beach Road is Si Chuan Dou Hua at PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road. Like its sister outlet, the menu here focuses on heartwarming classics — think Double-Boiled Kampung Chicken Soup with Spiky Sea Cucumber, Conpoy and Winter Melon, and the incredibly tender Braised Four Head Whole Abalone in Golden Chicken Broth, braised for over six hours and dressed with a rich broth made from chicken and pumpkin sauce.

For a creative and modern twist, try the Crispy Chicken stuffed with glutinous rice, goose liver and waxed meat, a brand new dish created by Executive Chef Leung Wing Chung. A showcase of intricate workmanship, the chicken is served in both “pi pa” and “rolled” style, best complemented by a refreshing, citrusy pineapple sauce and a homemade sweet and spicy sauce.

Opening hours:
Lunch: 11.30am to 2.30pm daily
Dinner: 6.30pm to 10.30pm daily
For reservations and enquiries call 6428 3170 or email [email protected].

Luxurious Pen Cai at Cherry Garden

Cherry Garden

Ring in the prosperous Lunar New Year with a tantalising array of eclectic Cantonese delights presented with artistic modern flair at Mandarin Oriental’s Cherry Garden. Reunite with family and friends over Singapore’s largest traditional ‘basin dish’, the Luxurious Pen Cai, abundantly filled with treasures of the sea such as braised four-head abalone, lobsters, scallops, sea cucumbers, King prawns, conpoy, black moss and more. Alternatively, bask in the joyous Weekend Brunch and enjoy a lavish selection of spring specialties such as Fragrant Glutinous and Wild Rice with sweet aroma of waxed meat, and Chilled Aloe Vera Jelly with lemongrass and rose. While you’re there, be sure to raise a toast to new beginnings with a creative Silk Market cocktail served in a unique vessel made of preserved cloth from pineapple fibre, all the while enjoying the mesmerising skyline views from MO Bar.

Opening hours:
Lunch: 12pm to 2.30pm daily
Dinner: 6.30pm to 10.30pm daily
For reservations and enquiries call 6885 3500 or email [email protected].

60-inch Prosperity Yu Sheng at Man Fu Yuan

Man Fu Yuan at InterContinental Singapore

A stalwart in the local fine dining scene, Man Fu Yuan (满福苑) is upping the ante on Lunar New Year celebrations this year with masterfully-crafted Chinese delights by Executive Sous Chef Aaron Tan and his team. Begin the festivities with a toss of the stunning 60-inch Prosperity Yu Sheng adorned with Hokkaido scallops, salmon, crisp fish skin and refreshing passionfruit roselle sauce, shaped in the character of “yuan” symbolising a garden of plenty. For a extravagant feast with your extended family or business associates, go for the premium eight-course Bliss prix-fixe menu. Available at $1,388 for a table of 10, the menu features delicacies including the Abundance Yu Sheng with salmon and fish skin; braised abalone and sea cucumber stuffed with prawns and pork; steamed tiger garoupa with Yunnan black garlic; and eight treasures tea with peach collagen and bird’s nest. The collection of specialty dishes steeped in auspiciousness is just delightful for young and old alike.

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday: 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm
Saturday to Sunday and public holidays: 11.30am to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm
For reservations and enquiries call 6825 1133 or email [email protected].

Lunar New Year set menus at Xin Cuisine

Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant

Savour a showcase of irresistible festive Cantonese creations by Executive Chef Chan Kung Lai at Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant at Holiday Inn Atrium. Choose from 9 different set menu feasts such as the 8-course Blissful Menu for just $398++ for a minimum of 4 persons, or the 8-course Prosperous Celebrations Menu from $1,398++ for a minimum of 10 persons. Revel in the explosion of flavours in your mouth with their Braised Shredded Abalone Soup with Fish Maw, Sea Cucumber, Dried Scallop and Sea Moss; Steamed Marble Goby in Hong Kong Style; Double-boiled Cordyceps Flower with Flower Mushrooms in Bone Broth; and Succulent Roast Duck with Plum Sauce — there’s definitely something for everyone. And if you’re not a fan of traditional festive offerings, celebrate your family reunions with Xin Cuisine’s popular dim sum menu, available exclusively from 25 January to 8 February 2020. With delicate morsels such as Steamed Pork with Crab Meat Dumpling, Pan-fried Yam Cake with XO Sauce, and even Deep-fried Foie Gras with Prawn Dumpling, it’s the perfect spot for that start-of-year business catch-up or a quick lunch date with your dearest friends and family.

Opening hours:
Lunch: 12pm to 2.30pm daily
Dinner: 6.30pm to 10pm daily
For reservations and enquiries call 6731 7173 or email [email protected].

Hakka yam abacus seeds with Boston lobster, at Crystal Jade Palace

Crystal Jade

Take your pick from the vast festive options Crystal Jade has to offer. For a start, partake in Resident Chef Martin Foo’s innovative and perfectly-executed dishes at Crystal Jade Palace at Takashimaya Shopping Centre, such as the Hakka yam abacus seeds with Boston lobster, or the inventive Crispy Brown Sugar and Coconut Glutinous Nian Gao with alternating layers of coconut and brown sugar rice cake wrapped in spring roll skin dotted with black and white sesame seeds. The extensive range of set menus at Crystal Jade Palace start at $98 to $168 per person for minimum two to dine.

Alternatively, mark a lucky start to the year at the exquisite Crystal Jade Golden Palace at Paragon, where you can indulge in nourishing dishes brimming with premium ingredients the likes of Braised Dried Oyster stuffed with Minced Meat accompanied with Melon Ring stuffed with Conpoy, Wok-fried Wagyu Cube with sliced garlic, and Braised Longevity Mee Sua with scallops in Teochew style. Set menus start at $128 to $218 per person (minimum two to dine) and $438 to $4,888 for four to ten diners.

For more information on festive menus at other Crystal Jade outlets, visit www.crystaljade.com.

A writer by profession, a gourmand by passion.