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December 2018

24++ Huat-ppening Yusheng Platters for Your CNY 2019 Reunion Dinner

Planning your CNY 2019 reunion dinner? Here are indulgent restaurant banquets and auspicious takeaway options, with the most outstanding yusheng platters to usher in a blessed Year of the Pig!

One of the most heart-warming traditions surrounding Chinese New Year has to be the annual reunion dinner. Generations of Chinese everywhere take this opportunity to reaffirm family ties around the dining table. Whether you’re planning to stay in or dine out, here are the most abundant options for your CNY 2019 reunion dinner. From the auspicious lohei yusheng all the way to the sweetest nian gao dessert, happy pigging out!

P.S. The list is continually being added to as we go along − we’re up to 38 places − so keep checking back for more CNY feasting ideas!


NEW! habitat Unicorn Prosperity Yu Sheng − habitat by Honestbee

cny 2019 - Honestbee

In the spirit of all things fun, habitat by Honestbee is fulfilling your rainbow dreams with the habitat Unicorn Prosperity Yu Sheng (from $38.80). It’s truly one of a kind, doncha think? If you’re all about the Year of the Pig, though, its Piglet version is just as adorable. Both come with a plum and yuzu sauce, with candied bacon and your choice of three types of fresh fish: swordfish, hamachi and salmon.

Takeaway Take advantage of home delivery and personalise your reunion dinner with sharing plates and bundles by professional chefs. Roasted Suckling Piglet (from $268), Mini Buddha Jumps Over The Wall (from $16.80), Bak Kwazzz Sourdough (from $8.80) and Mandarin au Chocolat (from $10.80) cake are just some CNY specials you can order up!

When 14-19 Feb 2019
Where 34 Boon Leat Terrace

1. Ear of the Pig Yusheng – Fat Chap

cny 2019 - Fat Chap

Freshly sliced Raymond’s golden snapper sashimi tops a vibrant medley of green and white daikon in Fat Chap’s Ear of the Pig Yusheng (from $38.80). Apart from condiments of pickles, pomegranate, pomelo and such, this yusheng is served with a side of curry spiced Crispy Pig’s Ears for added crunch. The charming Ear of the Pig Yusheng is available for dine-in and takeaway.

Dine-in The Chinese New Year Six-course Menu ($48 per person, minimum 4 to dine) offers a selection of sharing dishes. An Appetizer Platter of Pulled Chicken Salad, kueh pie tee, smoked duck puff and more follow the Yusheng starter. For mains, choose from Fat Chap’s signature turmeric-spiced Grilled Whole Fish or Roasted Kampung Chicken. Fresh Argentine Prawn Porridge and Pineapple Tart Parfait completes the feast.

When 21 Jan – 19 Feb 2019
Where #01-643 Suntec City (East Wing), 3 Temasek Boulevard

2. Fortune Salmon and Crispy White Bait Yu Sheng – Golden Peony, Conrad Centennial Singapore

cny 2019 - Conrad Centennial

‘Lo hei’ to happiness with Golden Peony’s signature Salmon and Crispy White Bait Yu Sheng (from $68). Complete with a tangy sauce, other options include Fortune Abalone and Salmon (from $98) or the decadent Fu Lu Shou Tri-star of Lobster, Abalone and Salmon (from $128).

Takeaway Bring home one of two exquisite Treasure Dinner Sets (from $288). Each consists of the signature Fortune Salmon and Crispy White Bait Yu Sheng, a choice of Roast Duck or Abalone ‘Pen Cai’, plus Traditional Nian Gao and Classic Kueh Lapis.

Dine-in Enjoy a host of festive delights from Roast Suckling Pig stuffed with Fragrant Coconut Rice to Five Spice Pork Knuckles. These and more feature in Golden Peony’s Lunar New Year menus (from $118 per person or $1,396 for a table of 10).

When 21 Jan – 19 Feb 2019
Where 2 Temasek Boulevard

3. Classic Abundance Yu Sheng – Carlton City Hotel Singapore

cny 2019 - Carlton City

Sometimes all you want is simplicity. If that’s your cup of tea, go for Carlton City Hotel Singapore’s signature Classic Abundance Yu Sheng (from $38). Enjoy a refreshing salad of spiralised vegetables topped with salmon, traditional condiments and sauces. Or upgrade to abalone for just $30 more.

Takeaway Try the new Lobster and Crab Cheese Bee Hoon Abundance Pot ($108) and Yam and Pork Belly Fortune Pot ($68). These and other popular classics and handcrafted goodies from Reunion Claypot Rice ($68) to Premium Pineapple Tarts ($28) are available at the Lunar New Year Shoppe (Lobby Level).

Dine-in Tuck into Reunion Weekday Buffet Lunch (from $58 per adult, $29 per child) or Lunar New Year Buffet Dinner (from $78 per adult, $39 per child) at Plate. Start with a complimentary platter of Classic Abundance Salmon Yu Sheng (minimum six diners).

When 21 Jan – 19 Feb 2019
Where 1 Gopeng Street

4. Alaskan Crab Lo Hei – Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant, Carlton Hotel Singapore

cny 2019 - Carlton Hotel

Celebrate new beginnings with Wah Lok’s signature Alaskan Crab Lo Hei (from $138). The classic yusheng platter is topped with a generous serving of fresh Alaskan crab meat. Or go with Hamachi Yu Sheng in “Soon Tak” Style.

Takeaway Thoughtfully prepared by Masterchef Ng Wai Tong and team, classic reunion delights include the three-layer Longevity Poon Choi (from $408). These, as well as goodies like Deep-fried Fish Skin with Egg Yolk and Carlton Premium Pineapple Tarts, are available for pre-order online or at the Chinese New Year Lobby Booth.

Dine-in Treat the family to a seven- or eight-course set menu (from $398 for a table of 4) boasting perennial festive favourites. Popular items include Roasted Whole Boneless Suckling Pig, Steamed Live Soon Hock, and Braised Whole Abalone. An alternative to the ‘pen cai’ is the new Auspicious Golden Pot, packing ingredients from Deer Sinew to Goose Web.

When 21 Jan – 19 Feb 2019
Where 76 Bras Basah Road

NEW! Fruity Prosperity Lo Hei Yusheng − Latest Recipe, Le Méridien Singapore, Sentosa

cny 2019 - Le Meridien

With diners getting more health conscious by the year, a healthy spin on the traditional smoked salmon yusheng is the ticket! Le Méridien Singapore, Sentosa has incorporated fresh fruit slices like pomelo, mandarin orange, kiwi and mango into the colourful platter. It melds together perfectly when tossed with a special yuzu sauce.

Dine-in Usher in family harmony with an abundant Fruity Prosperity Lunar New Year Buffet Dinner ($88 per adult, $42 per child). On eight (auspicious) days only, you’ll enjoy classic dishes such as fish maw soup, braised pork knuckle and lotus leaf glutinous rice. Local favourites like Singapore laksa and desserts from the quintessential Chinese sticky cake to lychee and yuzu mousse cake, sweeten the deal. Dine in groups of four or more to receive a free serving of steamed seabass and Fruity Prosperity Lo Hei Yusheng per table.

When 4-11 Feb 2019
Where 23 Beach View, Sentosa Island

5. Auspicious Tidings Hamachi Yusheng – Crystal Jade Palace, Golden Palace & Dining IN

cny 2019 - Crystal Jade

Crystal Jade’s Group Executive Chef Martin Foo presents a colourful palette with pristine seafood salmon roe and ‘umibodo’ (sea grapes). A nod to the Year of the Pig, crunchy pork floss rolls complete the Auspicious Tidings Hamachi Yusheng (from $88).

Takeaway The Auspicious Reunion Feast Bundle (from $368.80) consists of five dishes from Bountiful Abalone Treasure Pot to a choice of sweet Nian Gao or savoury Carrot Cake. Crystal Jade’s takeaway items also include quintessential dishes, traditional cakes and cookies. Pre-order at Crystal Jade restaurants or online till 14 Feb 2019.

Dine-in An extensive range of elaborate set menus (from $98 per person or $388 to $2,388 for a table of 10) is available at Crystal Jade Palace, Golden Palace and Dining IN. Or head to other Crystal Jade restaurants for more Chinese New Year chef’s recommendations and dine-in set menus.

When 21 Jan – 19 Feb 2019 (except 5 Feb)
Where Various outlets

6. Special Piggy Edition Gold Rush Yu Sheng – Jade, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore

cny 2019 - Fullerton Hotel

The showstopper at Jade is the Special Piggy Edition Gold Rush Yu Sheng ($388) served with house-made Champagne Jelly with edible gold leaf. Featuring lobster, Australian abalone and Norwegian salmon, pink radish is artfully arranged to create a pig-ture-perfect masterpiece. Make your orders in advance as it requires 1.5 hours to put together! The regular Gold Rush Yu Sheng (from $78) sans piggy is also available.

Takeaway Apart from the varieties of Gold Rush Yu Sheng, other takeaways not to be missed include the adorable Baked Golden Pineapple Piglets ($33) and Baked Yam Paste ‘Nian Gao’ Tarts ($30).

Dine-in Chinese Executive Chef Leong Chee Yeng has pulled out all the stops with the Grand Fullerton Golden Feast ($2388 for a table of 10), showcasing top-shelf ingredients from suckling piglet to caviar and bird’s nest. More Family Style Set Menus (from $118 per person for a table of 6) and Individual Set Menus (from $88 per person) are available.

When 21 Jan – 19 Feb 2019
Where 1 Fullerton Square

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7. Crowne Prosperity Yusheng – Crowne Plaza Changi Airport

cny 2019 - Crowne Plaza Changi Airport

Toss to happiness and health with Crowne Plaza Changi Airport’s Prosperity Yusheng (from $88). Choose from platters crowned with Norwegian Salmon, Boston Lobster or Australian Abalone. The requisite condiments, plum sauce and crispy fish skin complete the indulgent platters.

Takeaway Slow-cooked in superior broth to perfection in a claypot, the Bountiful Treasures Pen Cai ($168) is a perennial family favourite. Top up $38 to add a Boston Lobster to the mix. Other festive takeaway highlights include the Herbal Emperor’s Chicken with Mushroom and Chinese Sausage ($68), and Braised Pork Knuckles with Conpoy and Fatt Choy ($88). Available for pre-order online till 16 Feb 2019.

Dine-in Tuck into the Fortune Festive Lunch and Dinner Buffet (from $68 per adult; from $34 per child) at Azur. Highlights include Double-boiled Black Chicken and Ginseng Herbal Soup, Oyster Mee Sua with Crab Meat, and more. On 4 Feb 2019, celebrate with loved ones over a communal Lunar New Year’s Eve Reunion Dinner at Chengal Ballroom. Choose from Bountiful and Abundance set menus (from $428 for a table of 5 or $858 for a table of 10) while enjoying the CNY live entertainment for the whole family!

When 21 Jan – 19 Feb 2019
Where 75 Airport Boulevard

8. Prosperity Snow Crab Yu Sheng – Szechuan Court, Fairmont Singapore

cny 2019 - Fairmont Singapore

Szechuan Court’s Prosperity Snow Crab Yu Sheng ($88) features a vibrant medley of julienned vegetables crowned with generous portions of Snow Crab. Accompanied by sweet plum and tangy kumquat sauce, expect your taste buds to be enthralled with the flavours and textures.

Takeaway Apart from Snow Crab, other Prosperity Yu Sheng options (from $58) include Abalone and Salmon. There’s even a vegetarian version featuring Sliced Coconut Meat and Vegetarian Abalone.

Dine-in Master Chef Mok Wan Lok’s culinary highlights include Sautéed Coral Clam and Jumbo Asparagus in X.O. Chilli Sauce. This and other celebratory dishes feature in six decadent set menus (from $528 for a table of 4 to $1,688 for a table of 10) and an exclusive a la carte menu.

When 24 Jan – 19 Feb 2019
Where 80 Bras Basah Road

9. Prosperity Abalone Yu Sheng – Jia Wei Chinese Restaurant, Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy

cny 2019 - Grand Mercure Roxy

For an old-school taste, gather over Jia Wei Chinese Restaurant’s classic Prosperity Abalone Yu Sheng (from $78). Other versions (from $42) include Glorious Salmon, Fortune Lobster and Spring Vegetarian Yu Sheng.

Takeaway The Abundance Golden Pig set ($669) is all you need for a reunion of 10. Besides a large Prosperity Abalone Yu Sheng, it includes a Whole Golden Suckling Pig, Fried ‘Yuan Yang’ Glutinous Rice and more. Other popular choices include the Roasted Treasure Set ($249) and Pen Cai (from $299).

Dine-in Signature dishes such as Stewed Udon Noodles with Three Treasures in Golden Broth and Jia Wei Charcoal Grilled Suckling Pig feature in a range of Lunar New Year Reunion Meals (from $339 for a table of 4).

When 11 Jan – 19 Feb 2019 (takeaways from 4 Jan)
Where 50 East Coast Road

10. Prosperity Truffle Yu Sheng – Elemen

cny 2019 - Elemen

Featuring konnyaku “salmon” slices with a delightful medley of classic yusheng ingredients, the Prosperity Truffle Yu Sheng (from $38.80) from modern vegetarian restaurant Elemen is infused with truffle oil and topped with lush black truffle shavings. The indulgent platter is sure to be popular with both vegetarian and non-vegetarian diners alike!

Takeaway Apart from the Prosperity Truffle Yu Sheng that’s available for both dine-in and takeaway, other delicious CNY treats for your “eight-treasure box” include the golden Honey Walnut ($16.80) and Honey Macadamia ($19.80).

Dine-in Ring in a healthy New Year with Elemen’s meatless Prosper-licious 8-course Menu ($42.80 per person). The wholesome yet hearty menu features Double-boiled Truffle Soup, Homemade Soft Edamame Tofu with Pan-fried Oyster Mushrooms, Lotus Rice with Porcini Mushrooms and more. Golden Nian Gao with Coconut Ice Cream and Iced Osmanthus Red Tea end the meal on a sweet note.

When 8 Jan – 19 Feb 2019
Where Various outlets

11. Prosperity ‘Fa Cai’ Yu Sheng – Min Jiang, Goodwood Park Hotel

cny 2019 - Goodwood Park

Master Chef Chan Hwan Kee presents this gorgeous masterpiece of eight pigs enjoying a stroll alongside the Prosperity ‘Fa Cai’ Yu Sheng ($168). It comes with raw salmon, abalones and pickled radish, a medley of crisp vegetables and crispy sweet potato strips.

Takeaway New feasting specials include Prosperity Duo of Deep-fried Pork Knuckle and Slow-baked 12oney Butter Ribs ($147.65). The popular Five Fortune Takeaway Platter ($126.25) also returns. Or order up the Min Jiang Festive Treasures Takeaway 6-Course Menu ($532.85) for six persons and enjoy both and more! Sweet goodies include The Huat! Tart ($48) and Drum of Fortune ($108).

Dine-in Windsor Ballroom hosts Chinese New Year’s Eve Reunion Dinner Celebration on 4 Feb 2019. Pick from two winning set menus (from $598 for a table of 6 to $1,098 for a table of 10). Min Jiang’s Prosperity Set Lunch and Dinner Menus (from $118 per person or $688 for a table of 10) are also available.

When 18 Jan – 19 Feb 2019
Where 22 Scotts Road

12. Salmon Yu Sheng – Mitzo, Grand Park Orchard

cny 2019 - Grand Park Orchard Mitzo

Executive Chef Nicky Ng puts his modern touch on the festive Salmon Yu Sheng (from $78). A lofty stack of greens is topped with a blend of citron tea jam and house-made bean sauce. The brightly coloured platter is completed with ultra-fresh salmon. Or indulge in the King Fish, Auspicious Abalone or Fruits Yu Sheng (from $68).

Dine-in Head into a wealthy year with Superior ‘Peng Cai’ or Lobster ‘Peng Cai’ (from $418). Each ingredient such as 10-head abalone is simmered with Mitzo’s house-made broth for a greater complexity of flavours. They feature in a series of abundant Chinese New Year Set Menus (from $198 per person or $888 for a table of 8) curated by Chef Nicky.

When 15 Jan – 19 Feb 2019
Where 270 Orchard Road

13. Smoked Salmon ‘Lo Hei’ Yu Sheng – Hua Ting Restaurant, Orchard Hotel Singapore

cny 2019 - Orchard Hotel

Toss to a greater year with Hua Ting Masterchefs’ new creation – the Smoked Salmon ‘Lo Hei’ Yu Sheng (from $88). This meticulously prepared healthy treat showcases Organic Seasonal Greens – including the specially imported Crystal Ice Plant – and Red Plum Sauce. Other options (from $68) feature fresh harvests of Live Australian Lobster, Toro, Abalone, Hamachi and Salmon.

Takeaway The enhanced Deluxe ‘Pen Cai’ (from $328) brims with delicacies from Abalone to Goose Webs. New items on the takeaway menu include the Golden Pumpkin Cake with Organic Black Garlic and Chinese Sausage ($42). Other signature favourites include the Fortune Traditional ‘Nian Gao’ with Gold Vark ($42), and Tea-infused Chestnut Cake with Osmanthus ($78).

Dine-in Ring in the Lunar New Year at the newly revamped Hua Ting, with set menus (from $108 per person or $988 for a table of 10) featuring chef-curated Cantonese favourites. Highlights include Braised 6-head South African Whole Abalone with Stuffed Homemade Fish Paste and Beancurd Pocket, Wok-fried Local Lobster, and Superior Bird’s Nest with Salmon Roe. Fortune Set Menus (from $78 per person) are also available at Hua Ting Steamboat.

When 21 Jan – 19 Feb 2019
Where 442 Orchard Road

14. Bountiful Yu Sheng – Cherry Garden, Mandarin Oriental Singapore

cny 2019 - Mandarin Oriental

Cherry Garden matches fresh Alaskan Crab Meat and Salmon with premium Black Truffle and Black Caviar in the Bountiful Yu Sheng (from $138). Four other Spring Festive Yu Sheng (from $78) are available. There’s also a vegetarian option with julienned Rosella fruit and spring onion sauce unique to Cherry Garden.

Takeaway Heritage dishes include Slow-cooked Beef Brisket Stew (from $45), and Braised Pig’s Trotter with Black Moss (from $68). Other delectable goodies include the Pineapple Sable (from $36) and Red Dates Nian Gao ($48).

Dine-in Replete with premium ingredients is Singapore’s largest ‘basin dish’, Cherry Garden’s Luxurious Pen Cai. These and other highlights complete signature set menus (from $148 per person) presented by Executive Chinese Chef Cheng Hon Chau.

When 15 Jan – 19 Feb 2019
Where 5 Raffles Avenue

15. Blossoming Treasures Yu Sheng – Hai Tien Lo, Pan Pacific Singapore

cny 2019 - 10 Pan Pacific

With Sliced Abalone, Crispy Barbecued Suckling Pig, Deep-fried Crab Meat Sticks and Black Truffle, Hai Tien Lo’s Blossoming Treasures Yu Sheng (from $138) is definitely a luxe way to toss your way to a blossoming year ahead. The Piglet-inspired Yu Sheng is only available by advance order with the Heavenly Prosperity Set Menu ($688.80 per person).

Takeaway An assortment of Traditional Treasure Pots (from $368) and Yu Sheng Platters (from $38) are available for dine-in and takeaway. Or choose from two Treasure Sets (from $448) comprising all you need for a complete home reunion dinner. Don’t forget your favourite goodies from Lapis Surabaya ($62) to Pineapple Pastry Combination ($58). Pre-order online at Pacific Marketplace from 21 Jan 2019.

Dine-in Experience a joyous reunion dinner (from $158.80 per person) on 4 Feb and auspicious set menus (from $138.80 per person) throughout the 15 days at Hai Tien Lo. Noteworthy dishes include Double-boiled Buddha Jumps Over the Wall with Morel Mushrooms, and Steamed Lobster with Fermented Minced Garlic Crumbs.

When 21 Jan – 19 Feb 2019
Where 7 Raffles Boulevard

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16. The Queen’s Yusheng – Antoinette

cny 2019 - Antoinette

The Parisian patisserie brings back its popular Queen’s Yusheng ($88) to liven up your parties. The glowing golden chocolate egg is no traditional yusheng by any means. It rests on a bed of chocolates, almonds, cashews, mandarin orange butter cake, meringue kisses, yam and sweet potato chips. Crack it open with the wooden mallet to reveal the cache of freshly diced and shredded pineapple, Thai green mango, red dragonfruit and pomelo. Drizzle on the dressing of mandarin orange, plum and gula melaka and toss away!

Takeaway New offerings from Antoinette include Abundantly ($38), a luscious chiffon cake infused with purple sweet potato. Slide off a little partition to release a river of salty cheese cream over the cake and its sweet toppings. Hong Bao (from $10) is a red dragonfruit-infused bread hiding nian gao, pork floss and salted egg within. A wide range of chips, cookies and gift sets are also available.

When Till 19 Feb 2019
Where 30 Penhas Road | #02-33/34 Mandarin Gallery, 333A Orchard Road

17. Lunar New Year Lo Hei – Monti at 1-Pavilion

cny 2019 - Monti

For a really different atmosphere, usher in the Spring Festival with Lunar New Year Lo Hei from Monti. It features King Salmon Carpaccio and Salmon Roe, topped with pomelo, mango, orange, sake, yuzu and mangosteen caviar. For some extra decadence, top up $8 per person for Tiger Jade Abalone.

Dine-in For a change, why not have Reunion Lunch instead? Monti’s Lunar New Year Lunch Set Menu with Lo Hei (from $54 per person) gives you a choice of two or three courses.  Highlights include Vitello Tonnato (veal loin), Chitarra All’amatriciana (cured pork belly) and Ricotta Cheese Cheesecake.

When 1 Jan – 5 Feb 2019 (weekdays only)
Where Fullerton Pavilion, 82 Collyer Quay

18. Golden Eight Treasures Yusheng – The Carvery, Park Hotel Alexandra

cny 2019 - Park Hotel Alexandra

A refreshing fruity take on the traditional salad, the Golden Eight Treasures Yusheng ($38.80) is topped with cured Norwegian trout. A combination of fruits like pomegranate, green papaya and mango adds a sweet, tangy accent. It’s then completed with a house-made white balsamic peach dressing, and a helping of crispy fish skin for added crunch. Top up $20 for an addition of baby abalone.

Takeaway Golden Eight Treasures Yusheng is available for dine-in and takeaway orders. Furthermore, The Coffee Belt presents the Kumquat and Yoghurt Sugee Cake ($16.80) for a unique take on the classic favourite. Pre-order online from 10 Jan 2019.

Dine-in The Carvery enhances its Lunch and Dinner Buffet (from $46 per adult, from $26 per child) with prosperous roasts and festive dishes for Chinese New Year. Highlights include Golden Roasted Pork Porchetta, Spit-roasted Marmite Chicken, Smoked Duck Glass Noodle, and Sea Bream with Scallion Cream.

When 15 Jan – 19 Feb 2019
Where 323 Alexandra Road

19. Prosciutto di Parma Prosperity Fruit Yu Sheng – The Salon, Hotel Fort Canning

cny 2019 - Hotel Fort Canning

To raise the ‘porksperity’ ante, Hotel Fort Canning chefs have incorporated the prized cured meat into a fruit-centric yusheng platter. Prosciutto di Parma Prosperity Fruit Yu Sheng ($188) is an elegant East-meets-West nod to the Year of the Pig. Alternative versions (from $48) range from the Signature Fortune Salmon to the Oceans of Prosperity Premium Yu Sheng. The latter boasts Alaskan King Crab, Boston Lobster, New Zealand Baby Abalone, Hokkaido Scallops, Grilled Unagi, Smoked Salmon, Shredded Jelly Fish, Fried Fish Skin and Chicken ‘Gold Coin’ Bak Kwa toppings.

Takeaway It’s part of ‘Pinnacles of Prosperity’, a collection of contemporary and classic take-home essentials from Hotel Fort Canning. Other noteworthy delights are the Blossoms of Abundance Treasure Pot ($388) and Golden Crispy Suckling Pig ($388).

Dine-in Enjoy ‘Tastes of Tradition’ in the Park with a line-up of five prosperity menus (from $68 per person or $688 for a table of 10). Perennial favourites include Braised Baby Abalone with Bai Ling Mushrooms and Spinach, and Sautéed Scallops with Hon Shimeiji Mushrooms and Asparagus in X.O. Sauce.

When 7 Jan – 19 Feb 2019
Where 11 Canning Walk

20. Auspicious Abundance Yu Sheng – Park Hotel Clarke Quay

cny 2019 - Park Hotel Clarke Quay

Topped with freshly flown-in yabbies and Parma ham, the Auspicious Abundance Yu Sheng is something to behold. Purple and white cabbage, green and white radish, kaffir leaves, fresh pomelo and secret ingredient golden crisps complete the platter.

Dine-in Celebrate with a series of six- to eight-course menus (from $378 for a table of 4 to $658 for a table of 10) thoughtfully curated by Chef James Wong. Highlights include stuffed Money Bag, Stir-fried XO Seafood in Crispy Yam Basket and Steamed Fragrant Rice in Lotus Leaf. Chilled Coconut Pudding with Golden Passionfruit Pearls complete the meal, which is accompanied by free-flow Red Date Tea.

When 25 Jan – 19 Feb 2019
Where 1 Unity Street

21. Thai Chin Yu Sheng – Blue Jasmine, Park Hotel Farrer Park

cny 2019 - Park Hotel Farrer Park

Rise to the joyous occasion as you toss the Thai Chin Yu Sheng at Blue Jasmine. Salmon Gravlax sits atop a bed of shredded green papaya, mango, pomelo, six types of pickles, and crispy crackers. It is then drizzled with a house-made Plum and Passionfruit Sauce.

Dine-in For two days only, halal Thai restaurant Blue Jasmine presents their version of a Chinese New Year feast. The exclusive Buffet Dinner ($52 per adult, $26 per child) features classic Chinese dishes with a twist of Thai alongside traditional CNY classics. Mandarin oranges elevate the classic Thai Roast Duck Salad, while Braised Ee Fu Noodle, and Claypot Rice with Chinese Sausage are familiar favourites.

When 4-5 Feb 2019
Where 10 Farrer Park Station Road

22. Suckling Pig with Black Caviar and Jelly Fish Yu Sheng – Summer Pavilion, The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore

cny 2019 - Ritz Carlton Millenia Singapore

Welcome good fortune with Suckling Pig with Black Caviar and Jelly Fish Yu Sheng at Summer Pavilion. The briny taste of black caviar is the perfect complement to the slices of crispy pork. The elegant platter is the ideal nod to the Year of the Pig.

Takeaway Summer Pavilion’s Vegetarian Yu Sheng and Pen Cai are also available for takeaway. Purchase handcrafted goodies from pineapple tarts to love letters at Colony Bakery (Level 3) or pre-order online from 7 Jan – 11 Feb 2019.

Dine-in Ibérico Pork Dumplings with Cabbage in Superior Stock, and Braised Prickly Sea Cucumber stuffed with Ibérico Pork, Winter Melon and Seasonal Vegetables are a selection of dishes handcrafted by Chinese Executive Chef Cheung Siu Kong. They feature in six- to eight-course Set Lunch and Dinner Menus (from $108 per person) at Summer Pavilion.

When 21 Jan – 19 Feb 2019
Where 7 Raffles Avenue

23. Teochew Style Prosperity Salmon Yu Sheng – JUMBO Seafood & Chui Huay Lim Teochew Cuisine

cny 2019 - Jumbo Group

Staying true to its roots, Chui Huay Lim Teochew Cuisine serves up Teochew Style Prosperity Salmon Yu Sheng. The vibrant platter of wholesome veggies from local red and green lettuce is topped with salmon sashimi, starfruit and condiments. JUMBO Seafood also offers an artfully arranged Prosperity Samon Yu Sheng, and both are available for dine-in and takeaway.

Takeaway both Chui Huay Lim Teochew Cuisine and JUMBO Seafood offer Pen Cai layered with abalone, scallops, prawns and fish maw. Premium seafood aside, each version varies in accompanying ingredients, styles and flavours. Make your Pen Cai orders online from 14 Jan – 16 Feb 2019; early bird discounts apply for orders till 25 Jan, and UOB cardholders receive a complimentary Yu Sheng for every Pen Cai order.

Dine-in Celebration and Reunion Set Menus (from $248 for a table of 4) at JUMBO Seafood feature six or more courses of premium and Chef-recommended dishes. Chui Huay Lim Teochew Cuisine also offers a range of Set Menus (from $308 for a table of 4). Exclusive festive highlights include Braised Live Prawns with Garlic and Pumpkin Broth, and Crispy-fried Kurobuta Pork with Minced Garlic.

When 14 Jan – 19 Feb 2019
Where Various outlets

24. Salmon Roe and Hamachi Loh Hei Platter – Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant, Sheraton Towers Singapore

cny 2019 - Sheraton Towers

Toss to greater heights with the new Salmon Roe and Hamachi Loh Hei Platter (from $98) from Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant. Specially flown in from Japan, generous slices of yellowtail and a dollop of salmon roe crown the quintessential salad. Other yusheng platters (from $55) feature Abalone, Alaskan Crab, Lobster, Salmon and a Vegetarian option.

Takeaway Nian Gao with Cane Sugar and Apricot ($50) is another new auspicious treat sure to please. Returning festive favourites include Lobster and Abalone Fortune Pot ($398) and Radish Cake with Conpoy and Preserved Meat ($50). The Double Treasures Set ($438) combines the Lobster and Abalone Fortune Pot with Salmon Loh Hei Platter Set.

Dine-in Dine in a well-appointed function room and choose from eight celebratory set menus (from $168 per person or $888 for a table of 10). Delectable new highlights include Braised Superior Bird’s Nest with Lobster Claw and Stewed Fish Noodles with Alaskan Crabmeat.

When 19 Jan – 19 Feb 2019
Where 39 Scotts Road

25. Prosperity Fortune Yu Sheng – Shang Palace, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore

cny 2019 - Shangri-La

The classic Fortune Yu Sheng is enhanced with Lobster (from $168) at Shang Palace. Or go with the version with Norwegian Smoked Salmon Fish (from $88). Vegetarians can enjoy Fortune Longevity Yu Sheng with Vegetarian Fish (from $68).

Takeaway Select from a showcase of highlights from Abundance Treasure Pot Pen Cai ($398) to Double Happiness Prosperous Nian Gao ($68). The Prosperity Combo ($528) complements Pen Cai and Fortune Yu Sheng with Crispy Chicken and Fragrant Glutinous Rice. Available at Festive Counter (Hotel Lobby) from 7 Jan – 3 Feb 2019.

Dine-in Shang Palace promises an Imperial Lunar New Year. Indulge in set menus (from $148 per person) and a la carte selections crafted by Executive Chef Mok Kit Keung. On 4 Feb, have Chinese New Year Eve Reunion Gala Dinner ($158 per person) at Island Ballroom. Menu highlight include Fortune Yu Sheng, Braised Whole Abalone, Braised Bird’s Nest Soup, Wok-fried King Prawns and more.

When 21 Jan – 19 Feb 2019
Where 22 Orange Grove Road

26. Fa Cai Yu Sheng – Food Capital, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel

cny 2019 - Grand Copthorne Waterfront

Toss to an auspicious start with the classic Fa Cai Yu Sheng (from $68). A generous serving of fresh salmon sashimi completes the ubiquitous vibrant salad platter. Order it a la carte while dining at Food Capital or have a takeaway celebration at home.

Dine-in Have a joyous spring celebration with an abundance of Chinese New Year dishes complementing Food Capital’s extensive buffet spread. Indulge your palate at Lunar New Year Festive Buffet Lunch and Dinner (from $66 per adult; from $33 per child). Highlights include cheesy baked oyster, fish maw and seafood soup, stewed pork trotter, crystal tang yuan and more.

When 28 Jan – 20 Feb 2019
Where 392 Havelock Road

27. Fortune 18 Yusheng – Swensen’s

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Usher in an abundant year with Swensen’s Fortune 18 Yusheng (from $23.90), an auspicious platter of 18 ingredients. These range from fresh greens and pomelo bits to shimeji mushrooms, smoked salmon slivers and zesty plum sauce.

Takeaway Apart from the Fortune 18 Yusheng, the popular family restaurant is launching a new celebratory ice cream cake. The adorable Tong Tong Qiang ($68.80) is a Neopolitan ice cream cake crowned with an impressive fondant ‘lion head’ flanked by mini fondant ‘oranges’. Both items are available for dine-in and takeaway – pre-order at all Swensen’s and Earle Swensen’s outlets or online.

When 15 Jan – 19 Feb 2019
Where Various outlets

(See also: Baking with Kids: Easy CNY Cookies)

28. Prosperity Silver Bait & Homemade Bakkwa with Fresh Greens Yusheng with Fugu Sashimi – Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant

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Si Chuan Dou Hua is the only restaurant in Singapore to offer fugu (pufferfish) sashimi with the prosperity yusheng toss. The Prosperity Silver Bait & Homemade Bakkwa with Fresh Greens Yusheng accompanied by Fugu Sashimi (from $198) arranged in the shape of an adorable pig is only available at the TOP of UOB Plaza outlet. Over at the PARKROYAL on Beach Road outlet, savour the Fugu Sashimi with the Auspicious Lo Hei with Crispy Pork Floss and Shredded Jade Abalone (from $138).

Dine-in To welcome the Year of the Pig (zhu), Si Chuan Dou Hua unveils dishes inspired by jewellery (zhu bao). Lunar New Year Set Menus (from $888 for a table of 10) feature creative interpretations of the ingredient pork. The menus at each outlet (TOP of UOB Plaza, Our Tampines Hub, PARKROYAL on Beach Road, PARKROYAL on Pickering) feature a variety of specialities.

When 14 Jan – 19 Feb 2019
Where #60-01 UOB Plaza 1, 80 Raffles Place

29. Prosperity Smoked Kurobuta Pork Yu Sheng – Ellenborough Market Café, Swissôtel Merchant Court

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Toss to good health with the Prosperity Smoked Kurobuta Pork Yu Sheng ($88), an ode to the Year of the Pig. It stars Smoked Kurobuta Pork and Smoked Salmon, with a lemon and plum sauce atop a vibrant vegetable platter. Other yusheng platters (from $68) feature Smoked Salmon and Abalone versions.

Takeaway Apart from yusheng, other delectable takeaways include Braised Buddha’s Temptation Claypot ($428) and Chinese Roast Combination Platter ($78). For the latter, pick three Roasted items (from $38 per kg) from Duck with Plum Sauce, Pork Belly, Honey Char Siew and Chicken.

Dine-in Start your feast with DIY Yu Sheng at the Prosperity Buffet (from $68 per adult, from $34 per child) at Ellenborough Market Café. Enjoy hand-pulled noodles a la minute, Double-boiled Chicken Soup with Cordycep Flower and Sliced Abalone, Nyonya delights and more. Each table will receive a complimentary platter of Salmon Yu Sheng on 4 Feb 2019.

When 18 Jan – 19 Feb 2019
Where 20 Merchant Road

30. Prosperity Salmon Yu Sheng with Crispy Whitebait and Nashi Pear – Peach Blossoms, Marina Mandarin Singapore

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Welcome the blossoming spring at Peach Blossoms with the new Prosperity Salmon Yu Sheng with Crispy Whitebait and Nashi Pear (from $78). Or go for the signature Marina Mandarin Yu Sheng (from $88) with Salmon, Rock Melon, Pear, Jackfruit, Pomelo and Strawberry. Other varieties (from $68) include Prosperity Salmon Yu Sheng with Nashi Pear, Fortune Abalone and Vegetarian Abalone Yu Sheng.

Takeaway The signature Blossoming Abalone Treasure Pot ($388) and ever-popular Taro and Radish Cake with Preserved Meat Nian Gao ($32.80) return. New on the menu are the Golden Pig-shaped Nian Gao ($38.80), and Pumpkin and Sweet Corn Nian Gao ($32.80). These, as well as various barbecued meats, cookies and a Lunar New Year Home Reunion Set ($588) are available.

Dine-in Celebrate with Peach Blossoms’ Auspicious Reunion Set Menus (from $158 per person or $498 for a table of 4). Apart from the signature Treasure Pot and new Yu Sheng platters, highlights include the indulgent Braised 10-head Abalone with Dried Oyster and Bean Curd Bag.

When 14 Jan – 19 Feb 2019
Where 6 Raffles Boulevard

31. Auspicious Yu Sheng with Black Garlic Dressing – Racines, Sofitel Singapore City Centre

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Toss to a fortuitous start with Racines’ Auspicious Yu Sheng ($138) featuring black garlic dressing. The East-meets-West creation is a medley of pickled chayote, cornichon and kohlrabi to match shredded celeriac, finger lime caviar and house-cured trout fillet. The decadent Sofitel Luxe Yu Sheng ($168) with premium abalone returns along with traditional Yu Sheng with house-cured trout ($128).

Takeaway Chef Andrew Chong’s collection of Lunar New Year delights includes his pièce de résistance – Seafood Abalone Treasure Pot with Braised Cabbage and Black Moss ($488). Others include Clay Pot Royale Braised Duck with Sea Cucumber ($168) and Special Light Foie Gras Pineapple Tart ($38). Pre-order online or at Racines from 21 Jan – 20 Feb 2019.

Dine-in A series of set meals (from $68 per person) teeming with savoury delicacies are on the table at Racines. Highlights include Golden Seafood Treasure Soup with Lobster and Hokkaido Scallop, and Slow-cooked French Corn-fed Chicken Breast with Abalone, Chinese Mushroom and Foie Gras.

When 21 Jan – 22 Feb 2019
Where 9 Wallich Street

32. Kaleidoscope of Prosperity (Shun De Style) – Yàn

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Reunion meals commence on an auspicious note with Yàn’s signature Shun De Style yusheng platter. A mountain of crispy fried vermicelli is topped with gold leaf and ringed with a medley of vegetables, condiments and slices of fresh salmon or yellowtail. The creation is completed with a nod to the year’s zodiac sign with deep red ‘bakkwa’.

Takeaway The hearty Yàn Harvest Pen Cai (from $190) heightens your dine-in or takeaway festivities. Featuring pig trotter, roast pork and dried pig skin, the savoury pot also includes braised gourmet seafood delicacies. Whole abalones are available for add-on.

Dine-in Six New Year set menus (from $128 per person) feature impeccable Cantonese classics. Highlights include Signature Roast Crispy Suckling Pig, Suckling Pig Carved Shoulder and Oven-baked Pig Fillet with Lemongrass. Steamed Half Lobster with 18-year Nu Er Hong Rice Wine and Pan-fried Nian Gao are others to look forward to.

When 18 Jan – 19 Feb 2019
Where #05-02 National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew’s Road

33. Tuna ‘Lo Hei’ – Feng Shui Inn, Resorts World Sentosa

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Resorts World Sentosa offers two yusheng platters this year, both available for dine-in and takeaway. Feng Shui Inn’s Tuna ‘Lo Hei’ (from $68) is a wholesome yusheng dish boasting generous slices of sashimi-grade tuna. It’s topped with a fresh orange and honey dressing created by Executive Chef Li Kwok Kwong. Over at Forest 森, celebrity chef Sam Leong’s Signature Salmon Yusheng (from $88) is served with crispy white bait and house-made citrus yuzu honey lime dressing. Have fun customising your own yusheng platter by picking ingredients from the old-school tiered counter if you’re dining in!

Takeaway Complete your home celebration with Feng Shui Inn’s ultra-luxe Treasure Pot (from $468) and adorable pig-shaped Nian Gao (from $58).

Dine-in Feng Shui Inn presents classics such as Sauteed Scallop with Monkey Head Mushroom and Wild Fungus, as well as Australian Fresh Abalone with Golden Oyster Dumpling. Forest 森 will be serving up mod-Chinese dishes such as King Prawn Wok-fried with Minced Pork and Rice Wine, and Ah Sam Abalone Mee Sua Braised with Sri Lanka Crab Meat. RWS’s Abalone Abundance also sees its other celebrity chef restaurant serving up a delectable abalone dish.

When 21 Jan – 19 Feb 2019
Where 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island

34. Prosperity Lo Hei with Mini Abalone and Crispy Fish Skin – White Rose Café, York Hotel Singapore

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Toss high to a successful year with Prosperity Lo Hei (from $52) at White Rose Café. It features Mini Abalone and Crispy Fish Skin crowning the colourful platter, with traditional Pok Chui crackers denoting great wealth. Vegetarians will appreciate option of Prosperity Lo Hei with Mock Abalone (from $42).

Takeaway Headlining the takeaway list are Braised Pork Trotter ($42), and Salt and Pepper Prawns ($42). Specials also include Fa Cai Eight Treasures Chicken ($62) and Fragrant Fried Rice in Lotus Leaf ($38). The Abundance Fortune Combo ($328) is a complete meal for six diners.

Dine-in Boasting items from Premium Braised Pen Cai to Yam Paste with Pumpkin, the Early Reunion Set Menu ($328 for a table of 6) is available from 26 Jan – 3 Feb 2019. On 4 Feb, tuck into Reunion Dinner Buffet ($62 per adult, $30 per child) starting with complimentary Prosperity Lo Hei. Look forward to Roasted Pork Belly, Braised Duck with Sea Cucumber, Fragrant Fried Rice in Lotus Leaf, and more.

When 26 Jan – 19 Feb 2019
Where 21 Mount Elizabeth

35. Lobster, Sea Urchin, Hokkaido Scallop, Salmon, Tuna & Caviar Yu Sheng – Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel

cny 2019 - Marriott Tang Plaza

There’s one for every taste at Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant, starting with the decadent Lobster, Sea Urchin, Hokkaido Scallop, Salmon, Tuna & Caviar Yu Sheng ($268). Variations (from $88) include Mini Abalone & Crispy Fish Skin Yu Sheng, and Sea Urchin, Tuna & Crispy Fish Skin Yu Sheng. If you’re avoiding raw food, try the new Smoked Duck Breast & Crispy Fish Skin Yu Sheng or Assorted Fried Mushroom Vegetarian Yu Sheng (from $68 each).

Takeaway Other takeaways include Wan Hao Imperial Pot of Prosperity Pen Cai (from $688) and Roast Duck with Black Garlic ($118). Sweet treats range from Golden Nian Gao Tarts with Green Tea, Yam or Cempedak (from $30) to Koi Fish Osmanthus Water Chestnut Cake ($118). Eight Treasures Cake ($68), Signature Bak-Kwah Cornflake Cookies ($44) and more are also available at the Hotel’s Forecourt Stall.

Dine-in Celebrate at Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant with lavish set menus (from $108.80 per person or $2,088++ for a table of 10). Highlights include Braised Bird’s Nest, Ginseng Marinated Irish Roast Duck and Braised 5-Head Abalone with Sea Cucumber. The Lunar New Year Eve Set Menus are also available at the Grand Ballroom on 4 Feb 2019.

When 14 Jan – 19 Feb 2019
Where 320 Orchard Road

36. Paradise Abalone Yu Sheng – Paradise Group

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Serving up to 10 diners, the Paradise Abalone Yu Sheng ($48.80) is your classic yusheng platter with a luxurious upgrade. Each order includes a can of abalone to go with the freshly prepared medley of vegetables! It’s available at Canton Paradise, Paradise Dynasty, Paradise Classic, Paradise Hotpot and Beauty in The Pot. Taste Paradise, Paradise Teochew and Seafood Paradise offer variations of yusheng.

Takeaway The Bountiful Takeaway Set ($328) brings Prosperity Abalone Yu Sheng, Treasure Pot, Black Truffle Kampong Chicken and Fortune Lotus Leaf Glutinous Rice to your family reunion at home. Receive $300 worth of vouchers upon each order. The Paradise Treasure Pot ($268) is also available separately, as are a range of cakes and pastries. The charming Piggy pineapple pastry ($29.80) is a must-have!

Dine-in Business goes on as usual throughout the CNY period at all Paradise Group restaurants. Each offers a range of festive highlights from your favourite Chinese cuisine. Click here to view individual set menus available.

When 19 Jan – 19 Feb 2019
Where Various outlets


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