In case you didn’t know, we’ll be ringing in the Year of the Rat on 25 January 2020. Which means it’ll be time to gather loved ones for reunion dinner only one month minus one day after Christmas! And if you, like many families these days, prefer to leave the cooking and cleaning to the professionals, it’s time to make those reservations. From fancy restaurant banquets to casual dining and heritage ‘zichar’ feasts, these CNY 2020 reunion dinners will whet your appetite.

P.S. Keep checking back for fresh additions. Huat ah!


INDULGENT CHINESE RESTAURANTS AND HOTEL BANQUETS

1. Cassia, Capella Singapore

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Two set menus for family reunion dinners at Cassia take inspiration from age-old spice routes. The Prosperity Reunion Set Dinner and Fortune Reunion Set Dinner include highlights such as Cassia’s Lou Hei, Double-boiled Thick Chicken Broth with Fish Maw, and Stewed Ee-fu Noodles with King Prawn. A variety of dim sum, lunch and dinner set menus are also available through the season.

Where 1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island
When 25 January – 8 February 2020
How much From $89++ per person
Web www.capellasingapore.com

2. Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant, Carlton Hotel Singapore

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Celebrate new beginnings with Wah Lok’s signature Alaskan Crab Lo Hei or Hamachi Yu Sheng in “Soon Tak” Style. And indulge in a traditional three-layer Longevity Poon Choi. Seven- and eight-course menus feature perennial favourites such as Steamed Live Soon Hock, Pan-fried Hokkaido Scallop, and Braised Whole Abalone, Dried Oysters with Vegetables.

Where 76 Bras Basah Road
When 13 January – 8 February 2020
How much From $398++ for 4 persons to $1,688++ for 10 persons
Web www.carltonhotel.sg

3. Golden Peony, Conrad Centennial Singapore

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Have a gastronomic experience with classic Cantonese cuisine at Golden Peony. There are six specially curated set menus to choose from. Start with Fortune Salmon and Crispy White Bait Yu Sheng, then savour Roasted Suckling Pig with Lemon Rice and Portuguese Chicken filling. More choices include New Bedford Scallops with Butternut Pumpkin Sauce, Sous Vide Iberico Pork Char Siew, and more.

Where 2 Temasek Boulevard
When 6 January – 8 February 2020
How much From $128++ per person to $1,398++ for 10 persons
Web www.connoisseur.sg

4. Crowne Plaza Changi Airport

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Reunite with loved ones over a sumptuous communal dinner on CNY Eve at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport’s Chengal Ballroom. Choose from seven- and eight-course menus, including the Crowne Prosperity Yusheng. For a healthier option, top up $30++ for the new Celestial Crowne Yusheng that’s inspired by Hawaiian Poké bowls. Other highlights include Salted Baked Sakura Chicken with Glutinous Rice Stuffing, and Eight-treasure Rice in Lotus Leaf.

Where 75 Airport Boulevard
When 24 January 2020
How much From $428++ for 5 persons to $858++ for 10 persons
Web changiairport.crowneplaza.com

(See also: Crowne Plaza Changi Airport — Stay, Shop, Play! Package is Staycation Perfection (Review))

*NEW* Famous Treasure

Famous Treasure invites you to help usher in its first CNY come January. Celebratory set menus showcase nostalgic Nanyang dishes such as Deep-fried Marble Goby with Chinchalok, and Signature Crystal Chicken. CNY classics include Prosperity Salmon and Abalone Yusheng, Signature Famous Treasure Pen Cai, Braised Abalone with Black Moss and Sea Cucumber, Glutinous Rice in Lotus Leaf with Waxed Meat, and more.

Where #02-28 Capitol Piazza, 13 Stamford Road
When 13 January – 8 February 2020
How much From $258++ for 4 persons to $1,498++ for 10 persons
Web www.thefamoustreasure.com

5. Crystal Jade Palace, Golden Palace, Dining IN & Pavilion

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Crystal Jade’s group of fine-dining restaurants offer an extensive range of set menus. Highlights include Crystal Jade Palace’s Pan-fried Tiger Prawn with Prawn Paste and Chardonnay Cream Sauce, Wok-fried Wagyu Cube with Sliced Garlic at Crystal Jade Golden Palace. Sea Treasure Claypot stars at Crystal Jade Dining IN, while Crystal Jade Pavilion offers Braised Cod Fish Sphere in Golden Thick Soup with Iberico Ham.

Where Various outlets
When 15 January – 8 February 2020
How much From $78++ per person to $4,888++ for 10 persons
Web www.crystaljade.com

6. Jiang-Nan Chun, Four Seasons Hotel Singapore

Toss to good fortune with Abundance Lobster, Abalone and Salmon Yusheng at Michelin-starred Jiang-Nan Chun. Celebratory menus feature specials such as Wok-fried Boston Lobster in Black Bean Sauce, and Braised Rice Vermicelli with Three-head Abalone. Lo Hei Banquets are also available in Four Seasons Hotel’s elegant ballrooms. Options include seven and eight-course lunch and dinner menus.

Where 190 Orchard Boulevard
When 6 January – 8 February 2020
How much From $128++ per person to $6,888++ for 10 persons
Web www.fourseasons.com/singapore

7. Jade Restaurant, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore

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Jade Restaurant rolls out the Gold Rush Salmon Yu Sheng with Champagne Jelly, Olive Oil and Honey Pineapple Dressing. Note that the painstakingly crafted Special Edition in the striking image of a rat requires three days’ advance order. CNY set menus feature Full of Luck Deep-fried Chilean Seabass, and Hot Stone Silver Needle Noodles with Truffle Meat Sauce. A la carte festive specials are also available.

Where 1 Fullerton Square
When 6 January – 8 February 2020
How much From $98++ to $188++ per person
Web www.fullertonhotels.com

8. Min Jiang, Goodwood Park Hotel

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In a nod to the zodiac year, this Joyful Abundance Yusheng features cheesy deep-fried chee cheong fun strips shaped like slices of cheese. More highlights include Prosperity Sea Treasures in Wooden Pot, and Claypot Reunion Rice. A range of seven- to nine-course set lunch and dinner menus are available at Min Jiang, while Goodwood Park Hotel’s Windsor Ballroom will also be hosting CNY Eve reunion dinner.

Where 22 Scotts Road
When 7 January – 8 February 2020
How much From $118++ per person to $1,098++ for 10 persons
Web www.goodwoodparkhotel.com

*NEW* Jia Wei Chinese Restaurant, Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy

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Expect wholesome home-style cuisine at Jia Wei Chinese Restaurant, with set menus and a la carte options. First up is the Prosperity Gold Coin Premium Baby Abalone Yusheng. Signature dishes include Teochew Style Steamed Seabass Fillet, and Deep-fried Prawn Balls with Japanese Yuzu Sauce and Pomelo. Jia Wei Roasted Duck with Chef’s Tangerine-infused Hoi Xin Sauce is also a must-have.

Where 50 East Coast Road
When 3 January – 9 February 2020
How much From $359++ for 4 persons to $1,399++ for 10 persons
Web www.grandmercureroxy.com.sg

9. Mitzo, Grand Park Orchard

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Mitzo’s selection of modern Yusheng include Abalone, Kanpachi Kingfish, Salmon and the vegetarian-friendly Mitzo Fruit versions. There are also two renditions of fortune pot, a classic version and the Miso “Peng Cai”. Thoughtfully curated set menus feature these and other luxurious dishes such as Double-boiled Conch Soup with Mushroom, Chicken and Prosciutto di Parma Ham, and Truffle Ee-fu Noodles with Scallop.

Where 270 Orchard Road
When 6 January – 8 February 2020
How much From $498++ for 4 persons to $2,380++ for 8 persons
Web www.mitzo.sg

*NEW* Grand Shanghai

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Indulge in a spread of Shanghainese specialities and perennial CNY classics at the newly refurbished Grand Shanghai. Standout dishes include Prosperity Yusheng with Australian Lobster or 3-head Abalone, and the 6-head Abalone Fortune Pot. Other must-tries range from a dramatically presented Crispy Smoked Duck infused with Osmanthus tea leaf, to Shanghainese-style Nian Gao with Cane Sugar.

Where Level 1, King’s Centre, 390 Havelock Road
When 17 January – 9 February 2020 (closed on 20 January)
How much From $588++ for 4 persons to $2,888 for 10 persons
Web www.grandshanghai.com.sg

10. The Salon, Hotel Fort Canning

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Choose from a selection of five reunion menus at The Salon. Inspired by the popular mala xiang guo is the new ‘Ma-Luck’ Fa Cai Yusheng. Perennial favourites include Braised Sea Cucumber with Mushrooms and Spinach, Roasted Crispy Sesame Chicken, and Wok-fried Glutinous Rice. Or lohei in style with customisable chef-curated menus at Hotel Fort Canning’s Grand Spring Reunion packages.

Where 11 Canning Walk
When 15 January – 8 February 2020
How much From $68++ per person to $968++ for 10 persons
Web www.hfcsingapore.com

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*NEW* JUMBO Group of Restaurants

Bond over special Reunion and Celebration Set menus, and a la carte Chef Recommendations from JUMBO Group of Restaurants. At JUMBO Seafood, festive dishes include Sakura Ebi and Chinese Preserved Meat Rice, and Steamed Live Boston Lobster. Sister restaurants Chui Huay Lim Teochew Cuisine and Zui Yu Xuan Teochew Cuisine highlight the Teochew Prosperity Salmon Yusheng, and Teochew Festive Pen Cai, among others. Look forward to Braised 3-head Abalone with Fatt Choy and more at Singapore Seafood Republic.

Where Various outlets
When 6 January – 9 February 2020
How much From $158++ for 2 persons to $1,398++ for 10 persons
Web www.jumbogroup.sg

11. Cherry Garden, Mandarin Oriental Singapore

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Five delectable yusheng platters are served with julienned Rosella fruit and velvety spring onion sauce unique to Cherry Garden. They range from Bountiful Yusheng with Alaskan crab meat, salmon, black truffle and black caviar, to Garden of Health Yusheng with fresh fruits and veggies. A range of set menus are available, complete with Singapore’s largest traditional ‘basin dish’, the Luxurious Pen Cai.

Where 5 Raffles Avenue
When 8 January – 9 February 2020
How much From $128++ per person per table of 8-10
Web www.mandarinoriental.com/singapore

*NEW* Peach Blossoms, Marina Mandarin Singapore

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Welcome the Year of the Rat with festive a la carte and set menus at Peach Blossoms. Highlights include the Prosperity Salmon Yusheng with Crispy Whitebait and Nashi Pear, and signature Blossoming Abalone Treasure Pot. Or indulge in the luxurious Yellowtail Yu Sheng with Amaebi, Smoked Caviar, Crispy Fish and Nashi Pear, and Stewed Japanese Wagyu Beef Oxtail with Pan-fried Fish Maw and Dried Oyster.

Where 6 Raffles Boulevard
When 6 January – 8 February 2020
How much From $++ per table of 8-10
Web www.meritushotels.com/marina (From 1 January, visit www.panpacific.com/marinabay)

12. Hua Ting Restaurant, Orchard Hotel Singapore

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Indulge in Hua Ting Restaurant’s Prosperity Set Menus. Highlights include Braised Bird’s Nest with Fish Maw and Fungus, Golden Suckling Pig, and Stewed Inaniwa Udon with Boston Lobster. And toss to a greater year with the Prosperity Yusheng (Salmon Belly) with Organic Vegetables and Wolfberries. Or have a heart-warming hotpot session at Hua Ting Steamboat, with Fortune Set Menus from $78++ per person.

Where 442 Orchard Road
When 1 January – 8 February 2020
How much From $108++ per person to $6,888++ for 10 persons
Web www.orchardhotel.com.sg

13. Hai Tien Lo, Pan Pacific Singapore

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Double-boiled Chicken Soup with Whole Abalone, Sea Conch and Korean Ginseng, and Baked Fillet of Sea Perch in Champagne Sauce are examples of celebratory fare in Hai Tien Lo’s set menus. Six indulgent yusheng platters include the artistic masterpiece, Abundant Wealth Yusheng with Lobster, Abalone and Gold and Silver Flakes. The Pacific Ballroom will also be hosting a Prosperity Reunion Buffet Dinner on CNY Eve.

Where 7 Raffles Boulevard
When 9 January – 8 February 2020
How much From $128++ per person to $3,388++ for 10 persons
Web www.panpacific.com/singapore

14. Paradise Group

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Seven different Paradise Group restaurant concepts each offer a variety of CNY set menus for families to choose from. Highlights include Steamed Coral Trout at Taste Paradise, and Canton Paradise’s Braised Abalone and Truffle Crystal Dumplings with Broccoli. Or head to Paradise Teochew for a series of set menus complete with Teochew Style Yusheng, and Abalone Treasure Pot.

Where Various outlets
When 1 January – 9 February 2020
How much From $128++ for 2 persons to $3,388++ for 10 persons
Web www.paradisegp.com

15. Park Hotel Clarke Quay

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Usher in the new year on a high note with Park Hotel Clarke Quay’s Auspicious Abundance Yusheng. It features pan-seared USA scallops, red caviar and crispy silver needle noodles. Set menus showcase dishes such as Steamed Red Garoupa with Yellow Bean Paste, Braised Baby Abalone with Chinese Mushroom, Sea Cucumber and Chinese Spinach, and Chilled Mango Pudding with Lychee Pearls.

Where 1 Unity Street
When 10 January – 8 February 2020
How much From $388++ for 4-5 persons to $768++ for 9-10 persons
Web www.parkhotelclarkequay.sg

*NEW* New Ubin Zhongshan Park, Ramada and Days Hotels by Wyndham Singapore at Zhongshan Park

Have a heartwarming reunion with New Ubin Zhongshan Park’s eight-course set menus. Toss to new beginnings with Salmon Prosperity Yusheng. Then indulge in seasonal favourites such as Fish Maw and Crab Meat Soup, Steamed Black Halibut Hong Kong-style, and Braised Abalone with Asparagus and Shiitake Mushroom. Or go for the Prosperity Buffet Dinner on CNY Eve, complete with Crispy Pork Jowl, USDA Black Angus ‘CHOICE’ Rib Eye with Heart Attack Fried Rice, and more.

Where 16 Ah Hood Road
When 10 January – 8 February 2020
How much From $268++ for 4 persons to $888++ for 10 persons
Web www.ramadasingapore.com

16. Forest 森, Resorts World Sentosa

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Six exciting yusheng platters feature across RWS’ celebrity restaurants, and among them, Forest 森’s Signature Fruit Smoked Salmon Yusheng. Other exquisite dishes in its CNY set menus are Pumpkin Bisque with Snow Swallow’s Nest and Crab Meat, and Fresh Green Lobster Wok-braised with Chilli in Singapore-style. Do leave space for the Insta-worthy Japanese Fragrant Rice Steamed with Chinese Sausages and Diced Abalone Served in Mini Pumpkin!

Where Equarius Hotel, 16 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island
When 10 January – 8 February
How much From $88++ per person to $588++ for 6 persons
Web  www.rwsentosa.com

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*NEW* Summer Pavilion, The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore

Welcome the dawn of spring at Summer Pavilion with the Hokkaido King Scallop with Black Caviar Yusheng. Other highlights in six- to eight-course lunch and dinner menus include Double-boiled Sea Whelk Soup with Fish Maw, and Sautéed Shredded Australian Dried Abalone with Prickly Sea Cucumber. Dine from 25 January and receive exclusive Ritz-Carlton red packets per reservation. For every $300 nett spend per bill, receive a return voucher to redeem a mini “Monk Jumps Over The Wall”.

Where 7 Raffles Avenue
When 13 January – 8 February 2020
How much From $108++ per person to $4,888++ for 10 persons
Web www.summerpavilion.com.sg

*NEW* Shang Palace, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore

Have a Lunar New Year befitting an imperial family with set menus and a la carte selections at Shang Palace. Fortune Yusheng with Norwegian Smoked Salmon and Poached Lobster starts the celebrations on a high. Other highlights include Buddha Jumps Over the Wall, Braised Whole Abalone, Braised Bird’s Nest, Sautéed Boston Lobster. On 24 February, you can also dine to the live streaming of CCTV’s Spring Festival Gala at the Island Ballroom. The specially curated CNY Eve Reunion Gala Dinner set menu is complemented by a dessert buffet.

Where 22 Orange Grove Road
When 2 January – 8 February 2020
How much From $168++ to $328++ per person
Web www.shangri-la.com

17. Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant, Sheraton Towers Singapore

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Ideal for indulgent family reunions are Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant’s seven dine-in menus. Delectable new highlights include Braised Superior Bird’s Nest with Lobster, Braised Sliced Australian Green Lip Abalone with Spiky Sea Cucumber, and Crispy Noodle with Kurobuta Roll. But it all begins with new yusheng platters featuring Coral Clam, Salmon Roe and Sea Whelk.

Where 39 Scotts Road
When 8 January – 8 February 2020
How much From $188++ per person to $3,488++ for 10 persons
Web www.sheratonsingapore.com

18. Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant

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Try the Prosperity Silver Bait and Homemade Bakkwa with Fresh Greens Yusheng, with the optional top-up of fugu (pufferfish) sashimi. It features in Lunar New year Set Menus across three Si Chuan Dou Hua restaurants. Try Braised Mee Tai Mak with Fresh Lobster at TOP of UOB Plaza, Deep-fried Spare Ribs in Sichuan Spices at PARKROYAL on Beach Road, and Double-boiled Kampung Chicken with Snow Lotus, Sea Whelk and Conpoy at PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road.

Where Various outlets
When 3 January – 8 February 2020
How much From $88++ per person
Web www.sichuandouhua.com

19. Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel

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Elevate your reunions with bespoke set menus and a la carte CNY delicacies at Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant. On CNY Eve, a communal dinner also happens in the hotel’s Grand Ballroom. Menu highlights include Lobster, Scallop, Salmon, Alaskan Crab, Caviar and Crispy Fish Skin Yusheng, and the vegetarian Black Truffle Yusheng. Ginseng Marinated Irish Roast Duck, and Braised South African 22-Head Abalone also feature.

Where 320 Orchard Road
When 3 January – 8 February 2020
How much From $108.80++ per person to $2,098++ per 10 persons
Web www.singaporemarriott.com

20. Racines, Sofitel Singapore City Centre

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Toss to good fortune with Racines’ duo of Traditional Yusheng with Homemade Cured Trout and Luxe Abalone Yusheng. You can choose from authentic plum, tangy yuzu, and Thai-style dressings. Set menus features dishes such as Braised Pork Knuckle with Sea Cucumber, Black Moss and Chestnuts, Baked Caramelised Black Cod Fillet, and Braised Abalone and Slow-cooked Pork Belly with Foie Gras Truffle Sauce.

Where 9 Wallich Street
When 6 January – 8 February 2020
How much From $68++ to $188++ per person
Web www.sofitel-singapore-citycentre.com

21. Yàn

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The Kaleidoscope of Prosperity, a signature at Yàn, is a Shunde-style yusheng featuring fresh yellowtail. Sweet potato (fan shu) is added in homage to the Year of the Rat. Double-boiled Peru Maca Soup with Dried Seafood, Steamed Star Grouper with Yunnan Preserved Vegetables and Cordyceps Flower, and Wok-fried Local Lobster with Spring Onion, Ginger and Ee Fu Noodles are other highlights in six set menus this CNY.

Where #05-02 National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew’s Road
When 1 January – 8 February 2020
How much From $98++ to $198++ per person
Web www.yan.com.sg

22. White Rose Café, York Hotel Singapore

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Kick off an early CNY celebration at White Rose Café with the Bountiful Treasures Combo or Joy of Spring Combo. These feature symbolic dishes such as Prosperity Lo Hei with Mini Abalone and White Bait, Fragrant Fried Rice with Preserved Meat in Lotus Leaf, and Yam Paste with Pumpkin. Then share in the sumptuous Reunion Buffet Dinner on CNY Eve, complete with complimentary traditional Prosperity Lo Hei.

Where 21 Mount Elizabeth
When 10 January – 8 February 2020
How much From $180++ for 5-6 persons to $738++ for 10 persons
Web www.yorkhotel.com.sg

*NEW* YUN NANS

For an exotic Chinese reunion, consider YUN NANS’ inaugural CNY menus in Singapore since it opened in April 2019. It all starts with the Prosperity Salmon or Abalone Yusheng. Yunnans Prosperity Hot Pot, Braised Golden Seafood Bisque with Fish Maw, and Yunnan Cross-bridge Pork Ribs are just some highlights. Others include Signature Steam Pot Chicken with Matsutake Mushrooms and Morchella, and Golden Poached Rice with Seafood in Prawn Broth.

Where #02-217 Jewel Changi Airport | #03-07 Westgate
When 13 January – 8 February 2020
How much From $268++ for 3-4 persons to $708++ for 8-10 persons
Web www.facebook.com/yunnanssg

(See also: 52 Christmas Feasts 2019: Dine Your Way through the Merriest Season of the Year!)

CASUAL DINING AND HERITAGE ‘ZICHAR’ FEASTS

23. Beng Hiang Restaurant

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Families who have been patronising Beng Hiang Restaurant since 1978 love it for authentic Hokkien cuisine. Choose from nine CNY Lunch and dinner set menus and another six just for CNY Eve Dinner. Highlights include Rainbow Yu Sheng, Charcoal Roasted Suckling Pig, and Traditional Hokkien Noodles. Desserts range from Longan Red Date with Tang Yuan to Double-boiled Bird’s Nest Soup.

Where #02-337, 135 Jurong Gateway Road
When 7 January – 9 February 2020
How much From $388+ for 5-6 persons to $2,088+ for 8-10 persons
Web www.benghiang.com

24. Sky22, Courtyard by Marriott

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Enjoy a different reunion feast at Sky22’s Harmony Semi-buffet Weekday Lunch and Dinner and Prosperity Weekend Buffet. Auspicious festive offerings include 8 Treasure Fried Rice, Longevity Noodles, Crispy Whole Roasted Pig, and DIY Lo Hei Bar. You can also order the Auspicious Salmon Lo Hei or top up $8++ per person on weekends to toss the Abundance of Luck Soft Shell Crab Nyonya Lohei.

Where 99 Irrawaddy Road
When 12 January – 9 February 2020
How much From $28++ per person
Web www.courtyardsingapore.com

25. Fat Chap

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Scurry into the lucky Year of the Rat with a delectable six-course Chinese New Year Menu at Fat Chap. Start with a ceremonious tossing of the adorable Taro-Taro Yusheng with citrus-cured salmon and crispy taro chips. Follow this with dishes such as Balsamic Braised Pork Belly, and Double Boiled Fortune Chicken Soup. End the feast with Treasure in a Lotus Leaf, and Chrysanthemum Tea Rain Drop Cake

Where #01-643, Suntec City East Wing, 3 Temasek Boulevard
When 10 January – 8 February 2020
How much $48++ per person (minimum 4 to dine)
Web www.fatchap.sg

26. Fatty Weng Restaurant

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Homegrown zichar eatery Fatty Weng Restaurant offers six CNY set menus featuring Lucky Smoked Salmon Yusheng, Braised Mini Abalone with Vegetables, Famous Deep-fried Soon Hock Fish, and Chinese Sausage Rice. End the meal with the nourishing White Fungus with Red Dates and Lotus Seeds, or the Dessert of the Day. The Fatty Weng Zichar Kitchen in Bukit Batok will be also serving reunion dinner on CNY Eve.

Where 37 Smith Street | 273 Bukit Batok East Avenue 4
When 15 January – 8 February 2020
How much From $228++ for 4 persons to $838++ for 10 persons
Web www.fattyweng.com.sg

27. Gim Tim Restaurant

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Choose from Prosperity Yusheng with Abalone, Salmon or Hokkaido Scallop and Salmon at Gim Tim Restaurant. Set menus feature festive dishes such as Braised Abalone with Fish Maw and Greens, and Buddha Jump Over the Wall. Perennial favourites include Steamed Salted Kampong Chicken, and Steamed Marble Goby. Desserts range from Yam Paste with Hashima to Chilled Lychee with Gui Hua.

Where #01-546, 157 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4
When 26 January – 8 February 2020
How much From $438+ to $1,388+ for 10 persons
Web www.gimtim.com.sg

(See also: Will Chinese New Year Traditions End With My Generation?)

28. Keng Eng Kee Seafood

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Incorporating Hainanese heritage with local zichar, Keng Eng Kee Seafood has earned quite a following since the 1970s. Make your reservations early for CNY Eve, as tables are limited across three time slots. Three menus commence with Fortune Yusheng and end with dessert. Dishes include Golden Sand Roast Chicken, 10-Head Abalone and Chinese Mushrooms with Vegetables, and Smoked Duck Ee Fu Noodles.

Where #01-136, 124 Bukit Merah Lane 1
When 24 January 2020
How much From $338+ for 4-6 persons to $568+ for 8-10 persons
Web www.kek.com.sg

29. The Carvery, Park Hotel Alexandra

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Following the tradition of abundant feasting, The Carvery has lined up auspicious marquee highlights this CNY. Spit-roasted Char Siew Chicken, Pork Porchetta with Chestnut Stuffing, and Angus Prime Beef Ribs, just to name a few. Top up $68++ to toss to a year of prosperity with The Carvery’s Golden Eight Treasure Yusheng with Cured Trout and Baby Abalone.

Where 323 Alexandra Road
When 6 January – 8 February 2020
How much From $48++ per adult | From $24++ per child aged 6-12 years
Web www.parkhotelalexandra.sg

30. Blue Jasmine, Park Hotel Farrer Park

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Blue Jasmine ties Chinese and Thai cuisines together for a Lunar New Year Eve reunion dinner buffet. Begin with the refreshing Thai Chin Yusheng, featuring salmon gravlax, Thai green mango and papaya. Items on the buffet spread include Smashed Cucumber Salad with Seafood, Fish Maw Soup, Spiced Braised Duck, and Claypot Rice. The live station serves up Wat Tan Hor fun, while Deep-fried Nian Gao beckons from the dessert station.

Where 10 Farrer Park Station Road
When 24 January 2020
How much $58++ per adult | $29++ per child aged 6-12 years
Web www.parkhotelfarrerpark.sg

31. Red House Seafood

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Established in 1976, Red House Seafood is known for its signature lanterns and fresh sustainable seafood dishes. Annual Lunch and Dinner Sets are available from mid-December, with Reunion Day sets to follow. Begin with Happiness Yu Sheng or Red House Seafood Trio Platter. Then savour delights such as Steamed Alaskan King Crab with Caviar, and Lotus Leaf Fragrant Rice with Fresh King Prawn.

Where 68 Prinsep Street | #01-02/03 The Cannery, 3C River Valley Road | Level 2, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, 392 Havelock Rd
When 15 December 2019 – 8 February 2020
How much From $288++ for 2-3 persons to $1,588++ for 8-10 persons
Web www.redhouseseafood.com

32. Roland Seafood Restaurant

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This CNY, reunion dinner set menus at Roland Seafood Restaurant feature Braised 10-Head Abalone with Mushrooms and Vegetables, Traditional Black Sauce Prawns, Teo Chew Style Steamed Star Garoupa, and Pan Fried Prawns With Szechuan Sauce. Of course, you can’t miss the Prosperity Yu Sheng, while Sweet Yam Paste with Gingko Nuts sweetens the deal.

Where #06-750, 89 Marine Parade Central
When 24 January 2020
How much From $398++ for 6 persons to $899++ for 10 persons
Web www.rolandrestaurant.com.sg

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*NEW* The Pine Garden

We are big fans of this old-school heartland bakery. Its traditional handcrafted favourites like Homemade Pineapple Tarts and Kueh Lapis get grandma’s approval, while new treats like the Chocolate Fleur de Sea Cookies get young ones in the family munching, snapping, and sharing. For CNY 2020, why not try something old (Good o’ Butter Cookie Swirls), something new (Yuzu Cherry Tomato Butter Cake), something borrowed (Eight Treasures Butter Cake, inspired by Christmas fruitcakes), and something cool (HDL Tomato Cookies, inspired by HDL hotpot) — all from The Pine Garden?

Where The Pine Garden outlets
Web www.pgcake.com

*NEW* Cedele

For a healthier CNY celebration at home, opt for Cedele’s savoury offerings. The Honey Char Siew ($48, raw weight approx. 1kg) is melt-in-your-mouth tender, making it a perfect treat for older folk and young children. Its red colour comes from naturally fermented bean curd, and the marinade used only contains three percent sugar (unlike normal marinades which have 15 to 20 per cent sugar). We also love Cedele’s Pork Belly ($48, raw weight approx. 1kg) which is oven-baked for more than two hours, resulting in a crunchy crackling skin and a burst of juicy flavours with every bite. See the whole range, from cookies and cakes to savoury food and hampers (and even a Prosperity Toss Salad!) here.

Where Cedele outlets
How much $48 each, raw weight approx. 1kg
Web www.cedelegroup.com

*NEW* Commons Cater

Source: Commons Cater Facebook

Commons Cater is a one-stop catering platform that includes buffet deals with PastaMania and Swissbake items as well. This year you can order the seven-course Prosperity Bundle which feeds 10. Choose from yummy buffet standards such as Pandan Chicken, Cereal Almond Prawn, Pineapple Fried Rice, Seaweed Tofu, Honey Prawn Wonton. It also includes a desert (the tangerine tartlets are yummy), and Prosperity Yusheng too! Food is served in disposable containers and trays, and you’ll be provided with biodegradable plates and cutlery as well. Need to feed more? The Commons Cater Abundance Buffet feeds a minimum of 40 people. Who says CNY meal prep has to be difficult? 

Cost $238 (+ $30 delivery) for the Prosperity Bundle
Web www.commonscater.com/en_SG

Even as many traditions are slowly becoming a thing of the past, it’s comforting to know that some are still going strong. Chinese New Year reunion dinners, for instance! So let’s start planning for heart-warming and huat-ppening CNY reunion dinners 2020, shall we?

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