17 Best places to eat for Chinese New Year 2018!

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Chinese New Year is a time for bountiful feasts and joyous reunions. Here then, are the best places to eat for Chinese New Year 2018!

Chinese New Year is a time for bountiful feasts and joyous reunions. And with great food comes great memories! Here then, are the best places to eat for Chinese New Year 2018!

Le Meridien Singapore, Sentosa

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Toss in good fortune and prosperity with the Prosperity Yu Sheng and have a taste of inspired cuisine like Seafood Soup with Conpoy, Crispy Roasted Chicken in Sesame Sauce, Braised Baby Abalone with Broccoli and Mushrooms, and savour the sweetness of Yam Paste with Gingko Nuts, available on the Prosperity Set Menu.

Get together for cosy family dinners to enjoy the Harmony and Joy Set Menus. Take joy in delectable Asian dishes like Double-boiled Free Range Herbal Chicken, Steamed Seabass, Eight-Treasure Rice in Lotus Leaf and Sticky New Year Cake.

  • Prosperity Banquet Set Menu: $888++ per table of 10 persons
  • Happiness Banquet Set Menu: $988++ per table of 10 persons
  • Fortune Banquet Set Menu: $1,088++ per table of 10 persons
  • Harmony Set Menu $48++ per person
  • Joy Set Menu $58++ per person

These set menus are available from 16 February to 02 March 2018, with prior reservations required for a minimum of 02 diners.

Be spoilt for choice at the perfect reunion feast with fresh seafood, Lunar New Year and Asian delights like Braised Sea Cucumber with Mushrooms, Stir-fried Chicken with Honey Rock Sugar, Five Treasure Cookies, Crispy Soft Shell Crab with Wasabi Mayonnaise and Salted Egg Prawns, and live stations featuring Lo Hei Yu Sheng, Hongkong-style roast meats and Kueh Pie Tee with Bak Kwa.

Nourish the soul with double-boiled melon in chicken broth and have the perfect ending to the meal with Red Bean Pancake, Deep-fried Sticky New Year Cake, Durian Profiteroles and Mandarin Orange Mousse.

Abundant Treasures Lunar New Year Buffet Dinner
Date: 15 to 17 February 2018
Venue: Latest Recipe
Price: $88++ per adult, $42++ per child (07 to 11 years old)

Children aged 6 and below dine for free!

Prior reservation is required.

PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road

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This Chinese New Year, PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road’s signature restaurants – Spice Brasserie and Si Chuan Dou Hua – will tempt diners with a bountiful selection of culinary favourites enriched with the Spring season’s most treasured premium ingredients.

At Spice Brasserie, the arrival of spring heralds a celebratory buffet spread of beloved Nonya fare such as Live Prawn Assam Pedas, Steamed Seabass Fillet with Nonya Sauce and Peranakan Chicken Buah Keluak.

These are served up alongside the restaurant’s hallmark seafood dishes including Spring Onion Steamed Crab, Crispy Fried Sotong with Sweet & Spicy Tamarind Sauce, Crispy Oyster with Teriyaki and Limpet Abalone Congee.

Fans of Spice Brasserie’s popular seafood buffet will also be delighted with the Chinese New Year buffet’s live-station offerings that will include freshly-cooked Pumpkin Cuba Lobster simmered in a hot claypot.

SPRING SPLENDOUR AT SPICE BRASSERIE

Chinese New Year Buffet Lunch
16 and 17 February 2018 Adult $68 Child $34
18 to 22 February 2018 Adult $58 Child $29

Chinese New Year Buffet Dinner
15, 16 and 17 February 2018* Adult $88 Child $44
18 to 22 February 2018 Adult $68 Child $34

Call 6428 3160 or email [email protected] for more information.

At Si Chuan Dou Hua, guests can savour basking in auspicious Chinese New Year traditions such as an exuberant Yu Sheng toss or scooping up sumptuous ingredients out of a bubbling prosperity pot (盆菜), to usher in a new year of fortune and abundance.

Their  Chinese New Year set menus boast tasteful springtime creations filled with festive spirit including Roasted “Pi Pa”Duck with Minced Black Garlic (美丽争妍 黑金蒜烤琵琶鸭), Stir-fried Brown Rice with Fresh Lobster and Conpoy (金银满钵 金鼎龙虾五谷饭), and even sweet endings such as Double-boiled Bird’s Nest with Almond Cream served in Whole Pumpkin (燕夕回巢 金鼎杏汁燕窝盏).

SPRING SENSATIONS AT SI CHUAN DOU HUA

  • Auspicious Blessings Set Menu $86 per person (Minimum four persons)
  • Fortune Pen Cai Set Menu $538 (For six persons)
  • Grand Fortune Pen Cai Set Menu $888 (For 10 persons)
  • Blessed Longevity Set Menu $838 (For 10 person)
  • Blessed Spirit Set Menu $1,088 (For 10 persons)
  • Majestic Feast Set Menu $1,388 (For 10 persons)
  • Abundant Success Set Menu $1,688 (For 10 persons)
  • Joyous Reunion Set Menu $2,988 (For 10 persons)

Japan Gourmet Hall SORA

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Kuro Maguro at Japan Gourmet Hall SORA is offering the exquisite Golden Prosperity Yusheng during the Chinese New Year period.

This is one of the few Japanese yushengs that feature premium-grade sashimi imported from Kanagawa Prefecture. Instead of the usual sweet plum sauce, SORA’s yusheng uses homemade tangy yuzu sauce specially imported from Japan.

Priced affordably from $38.80 to $42.80 nett, the yusheng comes with options such as salmon, maguro and even bara chirashi-style sashimi. It is available for dine-in and takeaway from now till 4 March.

Kuro Maguro also doles out meshi (rice dishes) with kaisen (seafood) and torobutsu (tuna) that are air-flown daily from Japan. Prices start from $18.

SORA is located at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 2, 60 Airport Boulevard #036-058/059. For more information on SORA, go to SORA’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/japangourmethallsora/ or call 6386 7005.

SORA’s Opening Hours During Chinese New Year

  • 15 February 2018 (CNY eve): 1030am– 6pm (Last order: 5pm)
  • 16 February 2018 (1st day of CNY): Closed 
  • 17 February 2018 (2nd day of CNY): 1030am– 11pm (last order: 10pm)

Greendot’s Vegetarian Yusheng

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Go Green and eat light this Chinese New Year with Greendot’s First-ever Vegetarian Yusheng, featuring Konnyaku Salmon Slices affordably priced at $28 to toss to fortune, abundance and health!

They are also introducing an affordable 5-course Chinese New Year Set with steamboat, sweet and sour vegetarian fish and more, perfect for the upcoming CNY gatherings.

Greendot’s Chinese New Year Set for 4 (S$98) comprises a Steamboat Set for Four; Konnyaku Yusheng; Sweet and Sour Fish; Olive Fried Rice; and Snow Fungus Lotus Seed, with three choices of soup bases: laksa; angelica herbal; or tom yum catering for different preferences.

All the Chinese New Year Set’s dishes are available for dine-in from 9 February until 2 March 2018 at Paya Lebar Square, Star Vista, Vivocity and Bedok.

The yusheng will be available as a takeaway option too, and customers can pre-order from 29 January until 9 February at all Greendot outlets except for Nex, Northpoint and Mapletree Business City.

PARKROYAL on Pickering

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Delight in a specially curated Lunar New Year menu at LIME Restaurant, consisting of superior dishes, such as Peking Duck, Braised Seafood Soup with Fish Maw and Crabmeat, Roasted King Salmon in Salt Crust, and Five Spice Braised Duck Leg Carta Fata.

Don’t forget to treat yourself to LIME’s delectable Claypot ‘Foie Gras’ Rice, and on Chinese New Year eve only, be sure to check in at the carvery station for an exclusive Crispy Suckling Pig offering.

A Chinese New Year reunion will not be complete without Yu sheng, and diners have much to cheer about as they raise their chopsticks up high to prosperity, abundance and good fortune with a complimentary Prosperity Yu Sheng, served with fresh salmon slices, crispy fish skin, gold coin bak kua, and the chef’s special Yu Sheng sauce, atop traditional candied vegetables.

Embrace the full splendor of the festivities with a buffet dinner at LIME Restaurant on Lunar New Year Eve, and on the first, second, third and 15th day of the New Year, where each diner will be treated to a serving of the Chinese delicacy Buddha Jump Over the Wall.

Feast of Paws-perity

2 February to 14 February 2018 | 19 February to 1 March 2018

  • Lunch: SGD60++ (except on Sundays)
  • Dinner: SGD80++ (except 14 February and 2 March)

A Royal Reunion

  • 15 February (Thu) – Reunion Lunch: SGD68++ | Reunion Dinner: SGD128++
  • 16 February (Fri), 17 February (Sat), 2 March (Fri) – Lunch: SGD68++
  • 16 February (Fri), 17 February (Sat), 18 February (Sun), 2 March (Fri) – Dinner: SGD88++
  • 18 February (Sun) – Super Lunch Sunday: SGD88++

Prosperity Salmon Yu Sheng

Available for dine-in only between 2 February and 2 March 2018 - Fresh Salmon slices served with crispy fish skin, gold coin bak kua and the chef’s special Yu Sheng sauce, atop traditional candied vegetables

SGD48++ (small, serves 4 to 6 persons)
SGD88++ (large, serves 8 to 10 persons)

Prices are subject to 10% service charge and 7% goods and services tax.

LOKKEE @Plaza Singapura

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For those looking for something traditional, but still with a hint of excitement, place your bets on Lokkee, exclusive to Plaza Singapura. This restaurant takes a cheeky play on favourite Chinese recipes by adding a touch of Western influence.

With CNY Set Specials from $268++ for 4 persons, you'll get to enjoy a reunion dining experience like never before - think Norwegian Salmon ‘Yu Sheng’ to Firecracker Chicken Nest with Special Egg! (Available from 20 January to 2 March 2018)

Huoyanshaiziniu (火炎骰子牛)

Sink your teeth into these juicy flame-grilled beef cubes, reminiscent of popular Taiwanese street food. Opening on 20th Jan exclusively at Plaza Singapura, this option makes for a casual CNY get-together with a couple of close friends.

Nanjing Impressions

At Nanjing Impressions at Plaza Singapura, take a walk down memory lane as you indulge in authentic dishes native to Nanjing.

Meticulously decorated to resemble the old streets of Nanjing, you'll get to enjoy traditional dishes such as the Poached Lion's Head Meatballs, Jinling Roast Duck and Sesame-scented Beancurd Julienne in an nostalgic atmosphere. Your reunion dinner only gets better and better!

Hai Di Lao (complemented by UBox Karaoke Machines!)

Well-loved by many, Hai Di Lao is no stranger to Singaporeans. This Chinese New Year, elevate your reunion gathering by checking out the UBox karaoke machines located on the same floor as Hai Di Lao, perfectly complementing the hotpot delights at Hai Di Lao.

Sing to your heart's content and fill your stomachs delightfully - even up till 6 am!

LOCAL Restaurant & Bar

eat for Chinese New Year 2018

Available only from 22 January to 2 March for dine-in and take-away orders, the LOCAL Lunar New Year menu includes eight dishes and dessert that are must-haves to start the year on a high note.

Toss to good fortune with the 30 Bencoolen “Sure HUAT” Yu Sheng (年年有餘 - “一定發” 鱼生). Smoked Norwegian Salmon is set in Tomato liquid jelly in the shape of koi fish, merrily surrounding a tower of rainbow-coloured ingredients. 

The Special Stuffed Whole Suckling Pig (Boneless) (五福臨門 - 大展宏圖) is a crispy and delightful surprise, with a choice of caramelized pineapple sauce or hoisin sauce for dipping. Pork bacon is added to the Braised Five Spice Pork Knuckle (橫財就手 - 紅燒蹄髈) to give a smokey flavor and new dimension to the dish.

Guests can also enjoy the In-house Roasted Organic Corn-fed Chicken with Crispy Garlic, Almond and Prawn Cracker (财源广进 - 金雞報喜), or the Duo Way of Kelong Sea Bass (雙星報喜 - 鱸魚雙味) that comes with both a Special Golden Salted Egg Sauce and a Singapore Chilli Crab Sauce.

Invite good luck and happiness all year round with dishes such as the 8 Hours Braised Angus Beef Cheek in Crispy Yam Ring (吉星高照 -牛转乾坤) with meltingly tender beef and the flavours infusing into the traditional Chinese dish.

The Drunken “Master” Tiger Prawn Linguine (嘻哈大笑 - 醉蝦意面) with the goodness and flavor of deep sea prawns, cooked with Shao Hsing “Hua Diao” Wine and Chinese Herbs, in the Italian flat pasta for a modern twist.

Guests can make reservations from 22 January to 2 March. At least 3 working days' advance notice is required for dine-in reservations and take-away orders for the Lunar New Year menu items.

For more information on the menus and to make reservations, please check out www.30bencoolen.com.sg , or call +65 6550-9516.

Orchard Hotel Singapore

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This lunar new year, savour an abundance of finest feasts at Hua Ting Restaurant, Hua Ting Steamboat and Orchard Café.

Hua Ting Restaurant

Ring in luck and prosperity with set menus featuring chef-curated Cantonese favourites and signatures.

Notable highlights include Double-boiled Chicken Soup with Superior Bird’s Nest, Sea Whelk, ‘Huai Shan’ and ‘Qi Zi’; Braised 10-head South African Whole Abalone with Fa Cai, Dried Oysters and Seasonal Greens in Superior Oyster Sauce ;Roasted Boneless Suckling Pig with Fermented Bean Paste; Live Soon Hock Fish with White Peppercorn in Casserole ; Baked Rice in Whole Young Coconut with Fresh Prawns, Scallops, Bacon and Cream Sauce; BraisedNoodles with Live Local Lobster, Spring Onion and Ginger.

Hua Ting Restaurant’s Takeaway Goodies and Prosperity Set Menus are available from 29 January till 2 March 2018. Prosperity Set Menus are priced from S$108 or S$138 per person (minimum 2 diners) and from $988 to $5888 for 10 persons.

Reunion Lunch is served from 11:30am to 2:30pm on Mondays to Fridays and 11:00am to 2:30pm on Saturdays, Sundays, Eve of and Public Holidays, while Reunion Dinner is from 6:00pm to 10:30pm daily.

Call 6739 6666 or email [email protected] for orders of takeaway goodies and reservations at Hua Ting Restaurant.

Hua Ting Steamboat

Well-loved culinary treasures include Japanese Scallops, Live Prawns, Sliced Garoupa, Australian Beef Cubes, U.S. Sliced Kurobuta Pork, Fish Paste with Abalone, alongside handmade items such as Dace Fish Paste Balls with ‘Fatt Choy’ and Chinese Sausage, and Minced Pork Balls with Edamame.

Hua Ting Steamboat Fortune Set Menus are available from 11 February till 25 February 2018 are priced at S$78 and S$98 per person. Reunion lunch is served daily from 11:30am to 2:30pm, while reunion dinner is served from 5:30pm to 10:30pm.

For reservations at Hua Ting Steamboat, please call 6739 6628 or email [email protected]

Orchard Cafe

Tuck into auspicious favourites including a dedicated Fai Cai Yu Sheng station, Dried Oysters with Shiitake Mushrooms and ‘Fatt Choy’, Whole Roasted Suckling Pig, Golden Fried Rice with Abalone, as well as Crustacean on Ice, Dim Sum items and local fare.

Orchard Café’s Bountiful Buffet is available from 1 February till 2 March 2018. Buffet items are served on a rotational basis.

For reservations at Orchard Café, please call 6739 6565 or email [email protected]

PARKROYAL on Beach Road

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A new Prosperity Lo Hei with Boston Lobsters is being introduced at the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant Ginger, which comes with generous servings of the luscious, plump lobster.

Taking the idea of having a reunion to another level, each table will enjoy a complimentary serving of Prosperity Trio, exclusively available at buffet dinners. This new creation is an ensemble of Ginger’s signature Prosperity Lo Hei with Boston Lobsters, and Braised Sea Treasures of baby abalone, fresh scallops, fish maw and wawa vegetables.

Last but not least, Crustacean enthusiasts will love the hearty and robust flavours of our Wok Fried Lobsters in Superior Stock.

Debuting on the buffet line are the Braised Sea Cucumber with Treasures, Golden Sea Bass with Sha Cha Sauce, which is deep-fried whole, as well as Barbecued Pork Ribs in Capital Sauce.

For enquiries and reservations, please call +65 6505 5710 or email [email protected]

Lotus Kitchen

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Famed vegetarian restaurant Lotus Kitchen has a specially created line-up of exquisite CNY Set Menus, as well as prosperous Pen Cai and Yu Sheng for a sumptuous festive feast!

Diners may enjoy healthy specially-curated creations, such as "Homemade Veg Fish with Fruit Salad", "Longevity Noodles" and "Pumpkin Balls with Lily Flowers & Greens".

Toss to prosperity and longevity with the Lotus Vegetarian Prosperity Yu Sheng, a colourful abundance of over 30 ingredients! It features premium vegetarian salmon and fish slices made from konnyaku, as well as vegetarian ba kwa, lotus root slices, julienned apple and more!

Usher in good fortune with the Golden Bowl of Fortune Pen Cai, brimming with over 22 wholesome ingredients and lovingly prepared with many different cooking processes! Enjoy premium vegetarian abalone, sugarcane shoots, bamboo pith, barley, wolfberries and many more!

Venue: Lotus Kitchen, 133 New Bridge Road, #01-01/02 Chinatown Point, 059413

Call 6538 1068 for reservations.

Prima Tower Revolving Restaurant

From 17 January to 2 March 2018, Prima Tower Revolving Restaurant will offer seven special set menus featuring its selection of tantalising festive dishes for diners to feast on.

Indulge in festive staples and traditional favourites such as the Superior Treasures Fortune Pot in Peking Style (京式御级盆菜) that is packed with auspicious Chinese New Year delicacies, Wealthy Nian Gao (发财年糕), and Sautéed Bird's Nest with Egg White (炒芙蓉燕窝) and more.

Year-round crowd favourites such as the Authentic Barbecued Peking Duck (烤北京填鸭) will also be available for feasting.

Call Prima Tower Revolving Restaurant at (65) 6272 8822 / 8988 or visit their website at pfs.com.sg/restaurants/prima_tower/.

Antoinette @ Penhas

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Toss up a good year of fortune with The Queen’s Yu Sheng from Antoinette! Back by popular demand, The Queen’s Yu Sheng is presented in a magnificent chocolate golden egg, a symbol of birth and renewal, set atop a ‘nest’ of auspicious sweets such as chocolate fish, golden ingots and coins, five-spiced almonds, cashews, mandarin orange butter cake, meringue kisses, yam and sweet potato chips.

In celebration of this Lunar New Year, Antoinette has launched its brand-new Orh Nee Cake – a symbol of sweet prosperity.

Created from fresh yam and pumpkin, indulge in the layers of yam mousse, yam cake with gula Melaka and pumpkin cremeux with fried shallots, topped with a crunchy almond crumble and decorated with candied gingko nuts.

The latest addition - Orh Nee Macaron – is made with coconut dusted almond macaron shell and filled with candied pumpkin, fried shallot and coconut yam cream for a nostalgic taste, a perfect gift to send your well wishes to your family and loved ones.

Indulge in Antoinette’s six special cookie flavours made from local and premium ingredients, that will be sure to delight your guests this festive season! They include flavours like curry and cheese cookies, spiced salted egg, Ondeh Ondeh, Kopi Susu, Osmanthus and Haebee Hiam.

Venue: Antoinette at 30 Penhas Road, Singapore 208188

Din Tai Fung @Paragon

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Award-winning restaurant Din Tai Fung celebrates Spring festivities with Lunar New Year favourites: 

  • Prosperity Smoked Salmon Yu Sheng 发财鱼生
  • Pine Nuts 松子
  • Fried Salmon Skin 炸鱼皮
  • Sliced Smoked Unagi 熏鳗鱼片
  • Refreshing Bittergourd Marinated with Black Bean Sauce 豉汁凉瓜(素)
  • Black Fungus with Ginger Strips & Vinegar Dressing 姜丝云耳
  • Crispy Golden Prawn Pancake 酥脆腐皮虾饼
  • Yam Paste wrapped in Crispy Spring Roll 酥脆芋泥卷 (可素食)
  • Deep-fried Handmade Tofu with Water Chestnuts & Mushrooms 酥炸素豆腐(素)
  • Steamed Truffle & Pork Dumplings 松露小笼包
  • Stir-fried Dou Miao with Garlic 蒜炒豆苗
  • Oriental Salad in Special Vinegar Dressing 小菜
  • Fried Rice with Shrimps & Eggs 虾仁蛋饭
  • Steamed Custard Buns 流沙包 (exclusive to Paragon & newly opened Northpoint City)
  • Steamed Layered Red Date Cakes 枣泥糕 (exclusive to Paragon. Whole cake available during CNY for takeaway at Paragon, Junction 8 and Northpoint City)

PROSPERITY SMOKED SALMON YU SHENG 发财鱼生
Standard (serves 2 to 3) - $32.80
Deluxe (serves 4 to 6) - $48.80
Available island-wide from 22 January to 4 March 2018

A vegetarian option is also available, featuring the classic Yu Sheng served without Smoked Salmon.

Find out more about Din Tai Fung at www.dintaifung.com.sg.

Elemen 元素

Elemen 元素 – a homegrown vegetarian casual dining brand, is launching a meatless CNY menu – “Prosper-licious” from 12 Feb to 2 Mar and Yu Sheng menu from 1 Feb to 2 Mar.

Prosper-licious 8 Course Menu 新春8宝庆团圆 (12 February – 2 March 2018)

  • $108.80++ (2 pax)
  • $208.80++ (4 pax)

Menu

  • Prosperity Truffle Yu Sheng
  • 松露富贵捞生
  • 5 Elements Soup
  • 元素五行汤
  • Charcoal Beancurd w/ Golden Oyster Mushroom
  • 金蚝菇伴竹炭豆腐
  • Firecracker Nest
  • 如意爆竹金丝巢
  • Apple Cider
  • 幸福苹果醋
  • Steamed Truffle Rice w/ Braised Sauce
  • 常满红烧松露蒸饭
  • Purple Rice Congee w/ Coconut Ice Cream
  • 香椰冰淇淋紫米粥
  • Strawberry w/ Plum Sauce Drink
  • 草莓梅子特调

Prosperity Truffle Yu Sheng 松露富贵捞生1 February - 2 March 2018

  • $39.80++ (3-4 pax)
  • $49.80++ (6-8 pax)

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