Nothing says Happy New Year of the pig like a sumptuous feast of yu sheng, comforting soups, and luxurious pen cai amongst other festive goodies. Apart from a dazzling array of takeaways for a homely celebration, why not consider for these restaurants for your annual affair? From traditional Cantonese cuisine to contemporary menus, these spots are sure to convince even the most skeptical of aunts at your reunion dinner.
Man Fu Yuan
Man Fu Yuan‘s Executive Chef Eric Neo and his team showcase eight auspicious menus for ushering in this Chinese New Year with loved ones. Available until 19 February 2019, the menus include perennial favourites and restaurant signatures priced from $108++ per guest. Look forward to their 60-inch Prosperity Yu Sheng featuring abalone, Hokkaido scallops, salmon, crisp pork crackling, and apple sauce dressing, along with their eight-course Wealth prix-fixe menu which features bird’s nest soup in pumpkin, braised five-head abalone with sea cucumber and flower mushrooms, and lobster egg noodles with X.O. chilli sauce, among other delightful delicacies.
Man Fu Yuan is located at InterContinental Singapore, 80 Middle Rd, Singapore 188966, p. +65 6825 1131,
habitat by honestbee
For a colourful (and youthful) reunion dinner, don’t miss habitat by honestbee‘s Unicorn Yu Sheng (from $38.80 for medium), which includes plum & yuzu sauce, candied bacon, as well as a choice of fresh swordfish, hamachi, and salmon sashimi – which you can top up and add more choices for an additional fee. Unicorns aside, there’s also a Piglet Yu Sheng in the shape of a pig (it is the year of the boar, after all)!
The Yu Sheng also comes with chopsticks that explain the meanings of the lo hei process – making it a fun and informative way to do the prosperity toss with family members and friends.
habitat by honestbee has also given their popular dishes a Lunar New Year twist. Look forward to new items like 黑金 Beer Battered Black and Gold Wolffish ($18.80) for a year of abundance and wealth, their tasty Bak Kwazzz Sourdough ($8.80) with lotus seeds made using a Kyoho grape levain, and the Grand Marnier Pancakes ($16.80) served with using Mandarin orange chantilly cream, almond tuile Mandarin sauce, and candied orange.
Ah Hoi’s Kitchen
Priding itself on authentic zi char style sharing dishes, Ah Hoi’s Kitchen is perfect for this auspicious season of bountiful feasts. The restaurant’s Lunar New Year Sets starts from $288 for six people in a Wealthy Festive Set, to a Prosperity Festival Set that feeds 10 people for $688++. Depending on which option you choose, look forward to specialities such as Chef Tiger’s Thai Style Chilli Lobster and Champagne Pork Ribs to usher in the good luck. Available from now to 19 February, you can also pair their sets with exclusive blends from Sucre Teas like the traditional Osmanthus Oolong or Enchanted Garden, a luxurious black tea with notes of Madagascar vanilla and pomegranate. It’s the welcome change you never knew you wanted.
Ah Hoi’s Kitchen is located at Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore, 1A Cuscaden Rd, Singapore 249716, p. +65 6831 4373. Reservations must be made at least one day in advance. Make full payment before 1 February to enjoy 20% off when you dine between 4 to 6 February. See Ah Hoi’s Kitchen’s festive takeaway offerings here.
Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant
Whether it’s one of their Prosperity Set Menus (from $108.80++ per person, available from 14 January to 19 February), a la carte delicacies or their perfectly-crafted Takeaway Goodies, Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant‘s exquisite creations are sure to impress your relatives. Highlights include their luxe Prosperity Yu Sheng, laden with lobster, sea urchin, Hokkaido scallop, salmon, tuna, and caviar, Braised Bird’s Nest with Assorted Dried Seafood Broth & Saffron, and Deep-fried Lobster with Passionfruit Mayonnaise & Cereal. Takeaway Goodies to look forward to include the Imperial Pot of Prosperity Pen Cai with Crispy Oyster, Braised Irish Duck and Pig Trotter, Golden Nian Gao Tarts with Yam, Cempedak or Green Tea, Abalone Yu Sheng, and more.
Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant is located at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, 320 Orchard Road, Singapore 238865, p.+65 6831 4605.
Ring in the Lunar New Year with Imperial Treasure’s lavish selection of dine-in Set Menus. The celebratory reunion menus showcase a contemporary Chinese cuisine with a premium touch that’ll cater to any family’s preferences.
Experience an eclectic variety of set menus across the various outlets, such as Imperial Treasure Fine Chinese Cuisine (from $98++ per pax) available at Marina Bay Sands, Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck Set Menu (from $388++ for 4 pax) available at Paragon and Asia Square Tower 1, and Imperial Treasure Steamboat (from $338++ for 2 pax) available at ION Orchard and Great World City.
The mainstay across set menus is their refreshing Prosperity Yu Sheng with abalone and a vegetarian option is also available.
For a different Chinese New Year featuring Straits flavours from Penang, Melaka, Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore, Straits Café‘s mouth-watering buffet spread starts from $46++ per pax for lunch and $54++ per pax for dinner. Available 21 January 2019 to 19 February 2019, enjoy a Yusheng (from $38++) on top of delights such as Jellyfish with Nonya Pickle Achar, Teochew Stye Steamed Seabass, and Double Boiled Chicken Soup with Honeysuckle. For desserts, let blessings stick to you while feasting on Nian Gao while durian lovers can indulge in their luxurious selection of durian based desserts, such as Durian Fudge Cake and Durian Crepe. All items are subject to rotation and market availability.
Straits Café is located at Rendezvous Hotel Singapore Level 1, 9 Bras Basah Rd, Singapore 189559, p.+65 6708 7745. Open daily from 6.30am – 10.00pm.
Madame Fan celebrates its inaugural Lunar New Year with exquisitely crafted Set Lunch (starting from $78++ per person) and Set Dinner (starting from $128++ per person) menus. Available from 16 January to 19 February 2019, highlights from the lunch menu includes Madame Fan signatures while for dinner, delight in premium offerings such as the Steamed Silver Cod with Chinese Ham and Ginger Sauce, Double Boiled Sea Conch and Sakura Chicken and Cordyceps Flower Soup. Toss to the new year with Madame Fan’s Prosperity Yu Sheng, which creatively incorporates ingredients such as crispy rice noodles, purple cabbage, silver fish, mandarin orange and green mango into the layers of Yu Sheng to create a tantalizing and spectacular talking point at the dining table.
Madame Fan is located at The NCO Club, 32 Beach Road, Singapore 189764, p.+65 6818 1921. Open daily for lunch from 12pm – 3pm and dinner from 6pm – 11pm.
Full of Luck Restaurant
Celebrate the year of the earth boar at the auspiciously named, Full of Luck Restaurant. Available 21 January 2019 to 19 February 2019, their festive set menus cater to groups of two to 10, starting from $118++. This modern Cantonese joint will be serving up a variety of new dishes including the Prosperity Lou Hei Toss featuring refreshing lychee pearls and Longevity Fish Noodles with Crabmeat and X.O Chili. The menus also see the return of 2018’s popular plates like the Chef’s Special Sautéed Prawns with Black Truffle and Full of Luck’s signatures – Honey Glazed Char Siew and Crispy Kurobuta Pork – in a Double Delight Platter.
Full of Luck Restaurant is located at 243 Holland Ave, Singapore 278977, p.+65 6208 6845. Open daily from 11am – 11pm.
Toss to greater heights at Sky22 with the Auspicious Salmon Lo Hei (from $28++ for 4 to 6 persons) or the Golden Fortune Suckling Pig Lo Hei. Too common for you? Try your hand at customising your own lo hei from the Lo Hei Bar stocked with ingredients like crispy fish skin, marinated jellyfish, pomelo, peanuts, and more! Whether it’s the Prosperity Weekend a La Carte buffet (from $48++ per adult, available lunch and dinner 25 Jan to 19 Feb 2019) or the Harmony Semi Buffet (from $28++ per person, available for lunch and dinner 22 Jan to 19 Feb 2019), look forward to traditional treats like Glutinous Rice with Chinese Sausage, Scallops with Chinese Mushroom on Longevity Noodles, and Pumpkin Salted Egg Prawns.
Sky22 is located at Courtyard by Marriott Singapore Novena Level 22, 99 Irrawaddy Road, Singapore 329568, p.+65 6378 2040. Open daily for lunch 12pm – 2.30pm and dinner 6pm – 10pm.
Take your Lunar New Year to the peaceful environs of Changi Village for quality time with the family. At Saltwater, expect special festive offerings during their lunch (from $42++ per person) and dinner (from $46++ per person) buffets from 21 January 2019 to 19 February 2019. Start with fresh seafood on ice – options include Snow Crab and Poached Tiger Prawns – and mouthwatering appetisers like Smoked Duck with Mandarin Orange Salad. Follow up with some DIY fun at the Traditional Nonya Kueh Pie Tee before continuing with mains such as Beef Rendang and XO Fried Rice with silverfish. Lastly, what’s Chinese New Year without Yusheng (from $38++). All items are subject to rotation and market availability.
Saltwater is located at Village Hotel Changi Level 1, Netheravon Rd, Singapore 508502, p.+65 6379 7018. Open daily from 6.30am – 10.30pm.
The Kitchen Table
Get creative at The Kitchen Table and curate your very own Yu Sheng with various flavours and textures. Available on 3, 5, 6, 7, and 8 February 2019 for dinner between 6pm to 10pm, usher in luck and wealth to a personalised prosperity toss on top of indulging in a spread of festive favourites for $88++ per person. Alternatively, check in on Lunar New Year Eve on 4 February for a joyous reunion dinner at just $128++ per person.
The Kitchen Table is located at W Singapore, Sentosa Cove, 21 Ocean Way, Singapore 098374, p.+65 6808 7268. Toss to Prosperity is available on 3-8 February 2019 from 6pm – 10pm.