CNY 2018 reunion dinners - hai tien lo - feature

To help you usher in the Year of the Dog, we present this super comprehensive ‘8888’ list of Chinese New Year 2018 reunion dinners that run the gamut of cuisine, ambience and price range. Make your reservations soon!

Despite Chinese traditions getting watered down from generation to generation, the CNY reunion dinner is one that continues to remain as popular as ever. The main difference is that more families prefer to dine out these days – and let someone else do the cooking and cleaning! The question is, given the endless a) hotel restaurants, b) fancy diners, c) popular dining chains, and d) heritage ‘zichar’ places, where should you book your family’s reunion dinner on and around 15 February 2018?

To help you pick, here are eight – because lucky! – of the best in each of the four categories to whet your appetite. Huat ah!


8 Indulgent Hotel Banquets

1. Baba Chews, Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong

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Lovers of Peranakan cuisine can have a lunch or dinner reunion feast at Baba Chews this season, beginning with tossing Baba Salmon Yusheng. Select from standard set menus featuring favourites such as Nonya Fried Barramundi and Itek Sio (braised duck), while premium set menus offer Udang BBC Tiga Rasa (stir-fried prawns with three-flavour sauce) and Sautéed Scallops with Chap Chye (vegetable stew). Sup Mata Kucing (winter melon with longans) and Pulut Hitam (black glutinous rice) with Sesame Dumplings end the meal on a sweet high.

Where #01-01 Katong Square, 86 East Coast Road
Details Set menus start at $48++ per person for a minimum 2 diners; available from 15 February to 2 March
Web www.babachews.com.sg

2. Chengal Ballroom, Crowne Plaza Changi Airport

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Tuck into a sumptuous communal reunion dinner at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport’s Chengal Ballroom on Lunar New Year’s Eve. For entertainment, there’ll be lion dance and mask-changing performances, a Lunar New Year movie screening and a kids’ playroom. The God of Fortune will also be making an appearance! Two set menus, auspiciously named Fortune and Prosperity, come with Crowne Prosperity Yusheng and a seven-metre dessert buffet. Other highlights include Roasted Duck with Angelica Sinensis Herbal Sauce and Braised Pork Knuckles with Red Wine.

Where #01-01 Terminal 3, Singapore Changi Airport
Details The 6-course Fortune Menu starts at $368++ per table of 5 diners, while the 8-course Prosperity Menu starts at $688++ per table of 8 diners; available only on 15 February
Web changiairport.crowneplaza.com

3. Cherry Garden, Mandarin Oriental, Singapore

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Indulge in signature set menus presented by Executive Chinese Chef Cheng Hon Chau, starting with a variety of Yu Sheng platters, featuring bountiful salmon and crispy fish skin to Alaskan crab meat, black truffle and black caviar. Then mark auspicious beginnings with Cherry Garden’s Luxurious Pen Cai – it weighs more than 25kg and measures up to 45cm in diameter! – and thick superior lobster soup with conpoy and seaweed. Five-grain fried rice with Cantonese pork sausage, and pan-fried A4 Miyazaki Wagyu beef should please meat-eaters, while a vegetarian set menu for individuals is also available.

Where 5 Raffles Avenue
Details Set menus start at $98++ per person for a minimum of 6 diners or from $138++ per person for a minimum of 2 diners; available from 1 February to 2 March
Web www.mandarinoriental.com/singapore

4. Jade, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore

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This year at Jade, festive highlights include Poached Yellow Capsicum, Mushroom and Pork Dumplings, hand-folded from dough naturally dyed yellow with saffron. Seafood delights range from Simmered Boston Lobsters in Rich Stock to Steamed Red Garoupa with Red Capsicum, while Chinese Executive Chef Leong Chee Yeng has updated the Eight Treasures Pen Cai with hand-made mackerel Fuzhou-style fish balls. Of course, a must-have is the Eight Happiness Gold Rush Yu Sheng, with house-made champagne jelly with edible gold leaves and honey pineapple complementing freshly sliced salmon.

Where 1 Fullerton Square
Details Set menus start at $88++ per person for a 5-course menu; available from 22 January to 2 March
Web www.fullertonhotels.com

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5. Man Fu Yuan, InterContinental Singapore

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Executive Chef Eric Neo showcases five handcrafted prix-fixe menus at Man Fu Yuan this Chinese New Year, beginning with the new Prosperity Yu Sheng with Hokkaido Scallops, Salmon and Sake Goma Sesame Dressing. Other decadent highlights include the Man Fu Yuan Abundance Treasure Pot with 18 prized delicacies, Signature Chinese Tea-smoked Duck, Braised Bird’s Nest Soup with Deer Antlers, and Whole Suckling Pig. Desserts range from Gula Melaka Nian Gao Pastry to Double-boiled Snow Bird’s Nest with Peach Collagen.

Where 80 Middle Road
Details Set menus start at $128++ per person for a minimum of 2 diners; available from 1 February to 2 March
Web singapore.intercontinental.com

6. Mitzo Restaurant and Bar, Grand Park Orchard

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Celebrate abundance as Mitzo Restaurant and Bar puts a modern take on traditional CNY delights. Start with Chef Nicky Ng’s signature Kanpachi King Fish Yu Sheng with savoury Chu Hou sauce blended and served in a cocktail shaker, or for a lighter taste, try Mitzo’s Fruits Yu Sheng. Then indulge in the lavish Superior Peng Cai, with Braised Duck and Lobster renditions also available. Double the happiness with Chilled coconut dessert with pineapple puff and Mitzo’s Homemade Koi Fish Nian Gao. While you’re there, toast to the Year of the Dog with artisanal cocktails concocted for the occasion.

Where 270 Orchard Road
Details Set menus start at $108++ per person for a minimum of 2 diners or from $1,288++ per table of 10 diners; available from 1 to 28 February
Web www.mitzo.sg

7. Hai Tien Lo & Pacific Ballroom, Pan Pacific Singapore

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Gather loved ones at Pan Pacific Singapore’s newly renovated Pacific Ballroom and welcome the Year of the Dog with a Reunion Dinner Package, complete with live entertainment through the night. The CNY-themed buffet spread includes a Prosperity ‘Lo Hei’ live station, chilled seafood on ice, Chinese and international appetisers and desserts. The Chinese Master station will also be serving up dishes like Eight Treasures Lotus Leaf Fried Rice. Diners also stand to win a 3D2N stay at the new Pan Pacific Yangon! For a more intimate reunion, book your celebration at Hai Tien Lo, where a range of set menus are available.

Where 7 Raffles Boulevard
Details Chinese New Year Reunion Dinner Package is priced at $98++ per adult and $58++ per child aged 6-11 years; available only on 15 February | Set menus at Hai Tien Lo start at $138.80++ per person; available from 22 January to 2 March
Web www.panpacific.com/singapore

8. Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant & Grand Ballroom, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel

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Reunite with loved ones over delectable Lunar New Year’s Eve Set Menus at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel’s opulent Grand Ballroom. Highlights include Golden Prosperity Mini Abalone, Salmon and Crispy Fish Skin Yu Sheng, Roast Suckling Pig, Braised South African 22-head Abalone with Goose Web and Seasonal Greens, and Deep-fried Lobster Meat with Yuzu Mayonnaise and Broccoli. Vegetarian set menus are also available, featuring Healthy Black Truffle Vegetarian Yu Sheng for fresh beginnings. Or enjoy a cosier meal at Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant at your leisure.

Where 320 Orchard Road
Details Set menus start at $108.80++ per person for 4 to 8 diners and from S$2,088++ per table of 10 diners; available at Grand Ballroom only on 15 January, and available from 15 January to 2 March at Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant
Web www.singaporemarriott.com

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8 Decadent Restaurant Feasts

9. EMPRESS

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A vibrant setting located at the iconic Asian Civilisations Museum, EMPRESS delivers traditional Chinese cuisine in a contemporary setting with both indoor and al fresco dining options. This CNY, tuck into dishes such as Braised 6-Head South African Abalone and Goose Web, Fried Glutinous Rice in Lotus Leaf and dessert platters featuring Grand Marnier and Chocolate Ganache or Crispy Sesame Nian Gao Roll. Set menus for lunch and dinner commence with the Smoked Salmon, Silver Bait and Crispy Salmon Skin Yu Sheng, with CNY specials also available a la carte.

Where #01-03 Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place
Details Lucky Set Lunch is priced at $68++ per person for a minimum of 4 diners and set dinner menus start at $128++ per person for a minimum of 2 diners; available from 1 February to 4 March
Web www.empress.com.sg

10. Majestic Restaurant

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Formerly housed within the New Majestic Hotel, the award-winning Majestic Restaurant has recently reopened at prestigious Marina One. Chef-owner Yong Bing Ngen has designed a series of exquisite menus for the new restaurant’s first CNY celebration. Start with Atlantic Salmon Lo Hei, before tucking into Roasted Ireland Silver Hill Duck, Majestic Mini Deluxe Treasures Claypot, Claypot Rice with Preserved Meat and Chinese Sausage, and more. Refreshing Tianjin Pear with Kumquat and Honey Pomelo Citrus, and Steamed Traditional Nian Gao Coated with Cereals end the meal on a sugar high.

Where #04-01 Marina One, The Heart (East Tower), 5 Straits View
Details Set menus start at $98++ per person for a minimum of 2 diners, from $388++ for a table of 4 diners and from $1288++ for a table of 8 to 10 diners; available from 12 February to 3 March
Web www.restaurantmajestic.com

11. Min Jiang at One-North

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Look forward to classic prosperity dishes at Min Jiang at One-North, a restaurant housed in an iconic black-and-white bungalow. After savouring the exquisite Fruits of Fortune Yu Sheng, pick from a range of lunch and dinner set menus, featuring dishes such as Braised Pork Spare Ribs and Pork Belly with Sea Treasures in Claypot. Master Chef Goh Chee Kong spends up to nine hours preparing the double delights of Dutch pork belly and spare ribs to crown a luxurious dish brimming with Australian 10-head abalones, sea cucumber, dried scallops, flower mushrooms, ‘fa cai’ (black moss) and Tianjin cabbage.

Where 5 Rochester Park
Details Set lunch menus start at $488++ per table of 6 diners, while set dinner menus start at $108++ per person for 2 to 5 diners and from $888++ per table of 10 diners; available from 29 January to 2 March
Web www.goodwoodparkhotel.com

12. Orient Palace

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Relish in Nanyang-style mainstays handcrafted with meticulously selected ingredients at the new Orient Palace. In its first CNY celebrations, set menus boast items such as Prosperity Salmon Yu Sheng, Orient Palace’s Signature Platter of Traditional Charcoal‐roasted Suckling Pork Slices, Prawn Roll and Jelly Fish Salad, and Traditional Abacus Seeds with XO Sauce, a dish symbolising wealth that follows a recipe by Orient Palace Director Jason Lee’s grandmother, for a taste of home and nostalgia. Live bands will also be performing yesteryear’s classics as well as modern-day hits.

Where #01-01 annex@furama, Furama Riverfront, 407 Havelock Road
Details Set menus start at $558+ for a table of 6 diners; available from 26 January till 2 March
Web www.orientpalace.com.sg

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13. Prima Tower Revolving Restaurant

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Ring in the New Year at Singapore’s only seafront revolving restaurant that’s been serving up classic Beijing cuisine since 1977. CNY set menus at the iconic Prima Tower Revolving Restaurant feature Superior Treasures Fortune Pot in Peking Style, Executive Chef Chan Sung Og’s savoury rendition of Sautéed Bird’s Nest with Egg White and of course, its signature Authentic Barbecued Peking Duck and ubiquitous Prosperity Yu Sheng. During the festive period, diners also receive complimentary $50 dining vouchers with every $500 spent.

Where 201 Keppel Road
Details Set menus start at $488+ for a table of 6 diners and from $668++ for a table of 10 diners; available from 17 January to 2 March (closed on 16 February)
Web www.pfs.com.sg

14. Si Chuan Dou Hua

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The first and only Chinese restaurant in Singapore to do so, Si Chuan Dou Hua serves Bountiful Blessings Yusheng with Fugu, a Japanese word that sounds like the word for ‘blessings’. The pufferfish sashimi is directly imported from fugu capital Shimonoseki. You’ll also have the pick of CNY set menus, including a newly introduced fine-dining Extravagant Set Menu, with dishes such as the luxurious Pen Cai served in individual portions. At PARKROYAL on Beach Road and TOP of UOB Plaza outlets, you can also partake in the Reunion Imperial High Tea, a CNY-themed – yusheng included – dim sum and tea pairing set menu.

Where TOP of UOB Plaza | Our Tampines Hub | PARKROYAL on Beach Road | PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road
Details Set menus start at $198++ per person and from $888++ for a table of 10 diners; available from 15 January to 2 March, while the Reunion Imperial High Tea is priced at $38++ per person; available from 1 February to 4 March
Web www.sichuandouhua.com

15. VLV Singapore

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Housed in a turn of the century conservation Teochew mansion, VLV Singapore offers a stunning suite of nine set menus curated and crafted by Executive Head Chef Martin Foo. Each set includes the VLV Lo Hei and is available for both lunch and dinner. Signature VLV dishes Truffle London Roasted Fat Duck and Crispy Sakura Chicken with Sesame complement festive creations such as Braised Stuffed Abalone with Fish Maw and Shrimp Paste, and Steamed Glutinous Rice with Scallop and Black Bean served in Bamboo Basket. Desserts range from Yuzu Berries Cheesecake to the signature ‘Or Nee’ (yam paste).

Where #01-02 Clarke Quay, 3A River Valley Road
Details Set menus start at $118++ per person for a minimum of 2 diners and from $298++ for a table of 4 diners; available from 29 January to 2 March (closed on 16 and 17 February)
Web www.vlv.life

16. Yàn

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Perched on the rooftop of the iconic National Gallery Singapore, Yàn serves artful Cantonese fare in a cosy ambience. This CNY, savour abundant set menus featuring Steamed Sea Perch Fillet with Preserved Turnip, Braised Deluxe Seafood Platter and Yàn’s signature Roast Crispy Suckling Pig. Make it a grand affair with ‘Shun De Style’ Salmon and Yellow Tail with Lobster Fillet Lo Hei topped with golden flakes. Complete your feast with Black Glutinous Rice Cream with Sweet Corn or Hot Walnut Cream accompanied with Pan-fried Nian Gao.

Where #05-02 National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew’s Road
Details Set menus start at $198++ per person for a minimum of 2 diners and from $118++ per person for a minimum of 8 diners; available from 1 February to 3 March
Web www.yan.com.sg

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8 Popular Restaurant Chains

17. Crystal Jade Kitchen

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Crystal Jade Kitchen’s culinary team has created several CNY specials for the season, from Herbal Chicken wrapped in Lotus Leaf to Braised Pork Knuckle, Dried Oysters and Black Moss, and Sautéed King Prawn in Two Ways. Set menus are available at all Crystal Jade Kitchen outlets, while steamboat sets are also available at Zhongshan Mall. For more auspicious dining, head to Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao/Jiangnan or indulge in fine-dining festive set menus at Crystal Jade Palace Restaurant, Crystal Jade Golden Palace and Crystal Jade Dining IN. More details online.

Where Various outlets
Details Set menus start at $298++ for a table of 4 diners; available from 5 February to 2 March
Web www.crystaljade.com/kitchen

18. Dian Xiao Er

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To usher in the New Year, Dian Xiao Er has crafted a series of reunion dinner set menus, including four tantalising new dishes introduced just for this occasion. Start with show-stopper Double-boiled Nourishing Collagen Brazilian Mushroom Soup, followed by Golden Spiced Crayfish, Chef’s Special Crispy Prawn Balls and finally, Golden Crisp Pork Belly. Enjoy them as part of five- to eight-course menus, each complemented with Prosperity Smoked Salmon Yu Sheng.

Where Various outlets
Details Set menus start at $138 for a table of 3 diners; available from 25 January to 4 March
Web www.dianxiaoer.com.sg

19. Din Tai Fung

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Everyone’s favourite spot for comfort food, Din Tai Fung ushers in CNY with perennial festive favourites. Start with the signature Prosperity Smoked Salmon Yu Sheng, with crispy yam strips and Tianjin roasted chesnuts are added to the mix. For a touch of abundance, add ‘top-ups’ such as Fried Salmon Skin, Pine Nuts and premium Smoked Unagi! A vegetarian option is also available. Other highlights include Crispy Golden Prawn Pancake, Yam Paste wrapped in Crispy Spring Roll, Steamed Truffle and Pork Xiao Long Bao and Steamed Custard Buns. Sweeten the meal with Steamed Layered Red Date Cakes (exclusive to the Paragon flagship outlet, but also available for takeaway at Junction 8 and Northpoint City).

Where Various outlets
Details A la carte festive items available from 22 January to 4 March (closed from 3pm on 15 February (except Marina Bay Sands); selected outlets closed on 16 February)
Web www.dintaifung.com.sg

20. Dragon Bowl

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Toss to good health at Dragon Bowl with Prosperity Abalone Yu Sheng with Fish Roe, or for the ultimate indulgence, go with Prosperity 10-head Abalone Yu Sheng with Caviar. Celebrate togetherness with one of the six CNY set menus offering dishes such as Braised Pig Trotter with Abalone and Black Moss, Dragon Bowl Prosperity Fortune Treasure Pot, Steamed Chinese Herbal Chicken with Ginseng, and Yuan Yang Rice Wrapped in Lotus Leaf with Waxed Meat and Sakura Shrimp. Desserts range from Chilled Mango Sago with Pomelo to Double-boiled Bird’s Nest with Ginseng and Rock Candy.

Where Various outlets
Details Set menus start at $388++ for a table of 4 diners and from $688++ for a table of 10 diners; available from 1 February to 2 March (closed on 16 February)
Web www.dragonbowl.com.sg

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21. Paradise Dynasty

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Feel like royalty as you feast on specially crafted CNY set menus at Paradise Dynasty. Toss to an auspicious year with Paradise Abalone Yu Sheng, then warm the soul with Double-boiled Chicken Soup with Sea Whelk before tucking into a range of premium dishes. A must-try is the Paradise Treasure Pot filled with 16 deluxe ingredients, the perfect centrepiece for family reunions. Alternatively, choose set menus boasting signature dishes at Paradise Classic and Canton Paradise, while hotpot lovers should head for steamboat set menus at Beauty in The Pot and Paradise Hotpot. More details online.

Where Various outlets
Details Set menus start at $268++ for a table of 3 to 4 diners; available from 3 February to 4 March (Paradise Dynasty at ION Orchard will be closed on 16 February)
Web www.paradisegp.com

22. PUTIEN

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Known for tasty and heartwarming cuisine hailing from Putian in Fujian, China, PUTIEN invites families of any size to enjoy a range of auspicious Set Meals this CNY. Highlights include PUTIEN’s Pot of Goodies, a treasure pot of top-grade ingredients individually cooked before being carefully layered and simmered for eight hours. PUTIEN’s Prosperity Yu Sheng represents blessings for the year ahead, served with quality ingredients and tossed together with premium seafood and specially concocted sauce. Receive a set of limited edition PUTIEN red packets with any order of CNY Set Meal, Yu Sheng or Pot of Goodies.

Where Various outlets
Details Set menus start at $98++ for a table of 2 diners and from $518++ for a table of 10 diners; available from 1 February to 2 March (closed on 16 February)
Web www.putien.com

23. Soup Restaurant

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From signature dish Samsui Ginger Chicken and Double-boiled Cordyceps Flower with Chicken Soup to Abalone Treasure Pot with US Lobster, and Traditional Steamed Rice with Six Gems, enjoy the homely tastes of Soup Restaurant this CNY. Pick from the Joyous and Blissful set menus designed with five to seven courses for your family. Each set includes a Dessert of the Day, to be replaced with Take-away Fortune Fish Nian Gao when dining on CNY Eve.

Where Various outlets
Details Set menus start at $98++ for a table of 2 diners and from $638++ for a table of 10 diners; available from 22 January to 2 March
Web www.souprestaurant.com.sg

24. TungLok Signatures

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A name synonymous with traditional yet innovative Chinese cuisines, TungLok Signatures has crafted a series of set menus for this Lunar New Year, starting with Prosperity Norwegian Salmon Yu Sheng. Other highlights include Braised Whole Greenlip Abalone with Black Moss, Steamed Star Garoupa Fillet in White Pepper Sauce and Fried Yuan Yang Glutinous Rice with Preserved Waxed Meat. Other restaurants under the TungLok umbrella, including TungLok Teahouse and TungLok XiHé Peking Duck, also offer a range of CNY menus unique to their establishments. More details online.

Where Various outlets
Details Set menus start at $118++ per person for a minimum of 2 diners and from $698++ per table of 8 diners; available from 2 January to 2 March (closed on 16 February)
Web www.tungloksignatures.com

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8 Heritage ‘Zichar’ Favourites

25. Beng Hiang Restaurant

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Families who have been patronising Beng Hiang Restaurant since 1978 know that it’s the place to go for authentic Hokkien cuisine. During this season, you can choose from nine CNY set menus offering Rainbow Yu Sheng, Kong Ba Bao (Steamed Bread with Braised Brisket), Braised Duck with Sea Cucumber, Traditional Hokkien Noodles and more. Desserts range from Longan Red Date with Tang Yuan and Double-boiled Bird’s Nest Soup. The traditional restaurant is only open for lunch on 15 February, so you might want to book your reunion dinner on an earlier date!

Where #02-337, 135 Jurong Gateway Road
Details Set menus start at $458+ for a table of 8 to 10 diners; available from 2 February to 4 March (closed after lunch on 15 February and from 16 to 18 February)
Web www.benghiang.com

26. Fatty Weng Restaurant

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Homegrown zichar eatery Fatty Weng Restaurant has been serving quality Cantonese cuisine at affordable prices for the past 40 years. This year, the second-generation chefs have launched seven CNY set menus featuring Lucky Salmon Yu Sheng, Braised Dried Scallops with Vegetables, Deep-fried Soon Hock Fish, BBQ Boneless Suckling Pig, and Yam Rice with Chinese Sausage. Enjoy the nourishing White Fungus with Gingko Nut or the Dessert of the Day to sweeten the deal.

Where 37 Smith Street
Details Set menus start at $118++ for a table of 2 diners and from $468++ for a table of 10 diners; available from 17 February to 2 March
Web www.fattyweng.com.sg

27. Gim Tim Restaurant

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Since 1975, Gim Tim Restaurant has been the place where foodies enjoy Hokkien, Cantonese and Szechuan cuisines in a cosy ambience. Toss to prosperity with Abalone, Salmon or Tuna Lo Hei, followed by festive dishes such as Braised Abalone with Sea Cucumber and Greens, and Buddha Jump Over the Wall. Other favourites include Salted Kampong Chicken, Lobster Ball with Lily Flower in Nest and Grouper Prepared in Two Ways. Rainbow Glutinous Rice Balls and Double-boiled Bird’s Nest with Korean Ginseng make lovely sweet endings.

Where #01-546, 157 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4
Details Set menus start at $438+ for a table of 10 diners; available from 1 February to 2 March (closed on 16 February)
Web www.gimtim.com.sg

28. Keng Eng Kee Seafood

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Humbly incorporating Hainanese heritage with local zichar to remarkable success, Keng Eng Kee Seafood has earned quite a following since the 1970s. Make your reservations early for your reunion dinner on CNY Eve, as tables are limited across three time slots. The menus commence with Fortune Yusheng, and follow with dishes such as Prosperity Chicken, 10-Heads Abalone and Chinese Mushrooms with Vegetables, Fish Maw and Sea Cucumber with Black Moss, Clams Ee Fu Noodles and dessert.

Where #01-136, 124 Bukit Merah Lane 1
Details Set menus start at $298 nett for a table of 5 to 6 diners and from $438 nett for a table of 8 to 10 diners; available on 15 February
Web www.kek.com.sg

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29. Moi Lum Restaurant

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Since it was founded in the 1920s, Moi Lum Restaurant has long become a household name with its legendary Crispy Fried Chicken and Golden Coin Beancurd. Celebrate your family reunion with CNY Eve Set Menus available till 15 February, with highlights ranging from Prosperity Abalone Lo Hei and Majestic Roast Chicken to Salted Egg Yolk Prawns and Crabmeat Ee Fu Noodles. Open throughout the festive period, pick from a separate set of menus before and after the first day of the Lunar New Year.

Where #01-01 Airview Building, 38 Maxwell Road
Details Set menus start at $88++ per person for a minimum of 2 diners and from $288++ per table of 5 to 6 diners; available from 8 February to 2 March
Web www.moilum.com

30. Red House Seafood

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Established in 1976, Red House Seafood is one of Singapore’s oldest seafood restaurants and well-known for its signature lanterns and stellar reputation of pairing fresh sustainable seafood with Asian flavours. Its CNY Celebrations Menu for the Year of the Dog offers sets for both lunch and dinner, each beginning with Happiness Yu Sheng or Classic Combo Platter, if you prefer. Then savour dishes such as Seafood Soup in Four Treasures, Stewed Whole Abalone and Mushroom with Fresh Broccoli, Scottish Blue Lobster in Creamy Custard Sauce and Traditional Chinese New Year Fried Rice.

Where 68 Prinsep Street
Details Set menus start at $188++ for a table of 3 to 4 diners and from $458++ for a table of 10 diners; available from now till 2 March (closed on 16 February)
Web www.redhouseseafood.com

31. Roland Seafood Restaurant

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Helmed by the son and heir of the founder of Singapore chilli crab the way we know and love it today, Roland Seafood Restaurant continues the legacy that’s been going strong since 1956. This CNY, reunion dinner set menus feature Braised Abalone with Mushrooms and Seasonal Vegetables, Traditional Black Sauce Prawns, Teo Chew Style Steamed Pomfret, and Baked Chicken with Garlic. Of course, you can’t miss the Prosperity Yu Sheng, while Sweet Yam Paste in Whole Pumpkin makes for an Insta-worthy dessert.

Where #06-750, 89 Marine Parade Central
Details Set menus start at $368++ for a table of 6 diners and from $488++ for a table of 10 diners; available on 15 February
Web www.rolandrestaurant.com.sg

32. Spring Court

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Singapore’s oldest family-run restaurant, Spring Court has been dedicated to helping Singaporeans celebrate every occasion with homely local Chinese cuisine since 1929. It continues this tradition with CNY set menus this year starting with the Spring Court Lucky Raw Fish Salad and ending with desserts such as Red Bean Cream with Lotus Seed and Coconut Milk, and Double Boiled Peach Gum with Four Treasures. In between are a lineup of dishes such as Mini Buddha Jumps Over The Wall, Roasted Whole Boneless Suckling Pig, Quick Boiled Live Prawns and Spring Court Cold Cut Platter.

Where 52-56 Upper Cross Street
Details Set menus start at $298++ for a table of 4 diners and from $638++ for a table of 10 diners; available from 17 February to 1 March
Web www.springcourt.com.sg

 

Header image: Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
Feature image: Hai Tien Lo, Pan Pacific Singapore