Huat’s not to love about a reunion dinner among the comforts of home? With a bounty of takeaway options that look and taste glorious, you’ll have no problem finding sumptuous fodder to feed the whole fam (and your Instagram feed) this Chinese New Year.
Putting together your own fuss-free feast for 2020? We’ve teamed up with UOB Dining Advisor to bring you the best takeaway deals in Singapore, exclusive to UOB Cardmembers. From spectacular yu sheng and pen cai to goodies that’re practically works of art, here are some dishes that look delicious on your Insta-stories.
Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant
Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant is back with its beloved Prosperity Silver Bait and Homemade Bakkwa with Fresh Greens. This vibrant yu sheng features deep-fried silver bait and melt-in-the-mouth bak kwa, atop a lush forest of rocket leaves.
For a double blessing in the Year of the Rat, pair any of the yu sheng dishes at this restaurant’s three outlets with the Mouse-Shaped Fugu Sashimi (S$98) – delicate slices of pufferfish sashimi crafted to resemble a cutesy rat. And if you can’t get enough of mousy marvels, head to their TOP of UOB Plaza outlet to pick up some adorably tubby Mouse-Shaped Nian Gao (S$8.80 for 3 pieces), which are dyed a natural purple with sweet potato.
UOB Card Promotion: 15% off for all CNY takeaways from 3 January to 8 February 2020. Advance order of three working days is required.
Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant has outlets in UOB Plaza, PARKROYAL on Beach Road, and PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road.
Toss to golden times ahead with Crystal Jade’s lo hei show-stopper. The Prosperity Golden Lobster Yusheng (S$98 for small, S$168 for large) is a colourful garden of wholesome ingredients like fresh lily bulbs, marinated plum tomatoes, juicy pomelo segments, and kaffir lime leaves, along with traditional health foods such as red dates and walnuts. It comes crowned with a luscious array of local lobster and ikura (salmon roe), drizzled over with flower blossom syrup.
For a more classic option, indulge in the Reunion Smoked Salmon Yusheng (S$48.80 for small, S$72.80 for large) or Reunion Baby Abalone Yusheng (S$54.80 for small, S$82.80 for large), both generously lashed with homemade apple sauce.
UOB Card Promotion: Jadeite members enjoy 20% off festive takeaways from 18 November 2019 to 5 January 2020, and 15% off festive takeaways from 6 January to 8 February 2020. For online purchases on estore.crystaljade.com, enter promo code <CJCNY8> upon checkout for an additional 8% off between 18 November 2019 – 4 February 2020.
Crystal Jade has various brands and outlets across Singapore.
Hai Tien Lo, Pan Pacific Singapore
With six indulgent yu sheng platters to choose from, Hai Tien Lo takes CNY abundance to new heights. The Nutritious Blossoming Treasures Yu Sheng (S$138 for small, S$198 for large) comes dressed to impress, glittering with gold and silver flakes and studded with Hokkaido scallops. It’s as healthy as it is wealthy too, thanks to an eye-catching mix of fruits and veggies spiced up with sweet-and-sour Thai sauce.
As for the seafood lovers, dive into a sea of prosperity with the Fortune Yu Sheng with Lobster, Surf Clams, Crispy Whitebait and Jelly Fish (S$128 for small, S$188 for large). Small portions serve four to six, while large portions serve seven to ten people.
UOB Card Promotion: 15% off CNY takeaway goodies from 30 December 2019 to 8 February 2020. Collection is valid from 9 January to 8 February 2020, between 10am–12pm and 2pm–5pm, at Hai Tien Lo Chinese New Year booth (on Level 3). Orders must be placed three days in advance via ppsinshop.com.
Hai Tien Lo is located at Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Blvd, Marina Square Singapore 039595, p. +65 6826 8240. Open daily 11.30am–2.30pm and 6.30pm–10.30pm.
Man Fu Yuan, InterContinental Singapore
Pen cai was born when Song Dynasty peasants sought to feed their fleeing emperor and his army, so the story goes – and Man Fu Yuan‘s Abundance Treasure Pot (S$388) certainly looks fit for a king. This impressive dish is stacked deep with over 18 luxe delights, including 10-head abalone, Canadian lobster, juicy Hokkaido scallops, and exquisite Yunnan black tiger palm mushrooms.
The Prosperity Yu Sheng (S$138) is another centrepiece that’ll grace your dining table in style. Think goodies like Hokkaido scallops, salmon, and crisp fish skin, all crafted to form the Chinese character “Yuan” (苑) – a lovely symbol for a garden of plenty.
UOB Card Promotion: 15% off on festive goodies and takeaways from 16 December 2019 to 8 February 2020, excluding X.O. sauce and steamboat takeaway items. Applicable only for purchases made at Man Fu Yuan Shoppe at the entrance of InterContinental Singapore, not applicable for online purchases. Orders must be made at least three working days in advance, and takeaways will be available for collection from 10 January to 8 February 2020.
Man Fu Yuan is located at InterContinental Singapore, 80 Middle Rd, Singapore 188966, p. +65 6825 1133. Open Mon-Fri 12pm−3pm and 6pm−10pm, Sat-Sun 11.30am−3pm and 6pm−10pm.
Brimming over with 18 delicacies, Yan‘s behemoth Yan Harvest Pen Cai (S$280 for 5 diners, S$560 for 10 diners) is sure to get jaws dropping and mouths watering. Dig into the treasure pot for prized ingredients like abalone, whole conpoy, roast pork, and fish maw, all swimming in a robust braised duck gravy. Looking for meaty complements to this magnificent centrepiece? Roasted to golden-brown perfection, the Signature Crispy Roast Suckling Pig (S$300) and Dang Gui Roast Duck (S$80) taste as splendid as they look.
UOB Card Promotion: 15% off festive takeaway menu items, exclusively for UOB Reserve, Visa Infinite, Privilege Banking, Empire and Lady’s Solitaire Cardmembers. 10% off festive takeaway menu items for all other UOB Cardmembers. Valid from 23 December 2019 to 7 February 2020.
Yan is located at #05-02 National Gallery, 1 St. Andrew’s Rd, Singapore 178957, p. +65 6384 5585. Open daily 11.30am–2.30pm and 6pm–10.30pm.
Carlton City Hotel Singapore
Sending noods to your fam is completely appropriate, when those noods are from Carlton City Hotel Singapore. Their Longevity Noodles with Abalone, Fish Maw & Golden Broth (S$98) is lush with premium seafood and slurp-worthy strands of Shanghai noodles. All these sit pretty in a rich pork broth, finished with a sweet touch of pumpkin purée. Another new highlight this year is the Stewed Pork Spare Ribs and Knuckle Fortune Pot (S$68). Bountiful with pork slices simmered in savoury chicken stock, this tantalising dish is set to draw all eyes (and chopsticks) at the dinner table.
UOB Card Promotion: 15% off festive goodies from 1 to 19 January 2020
Carlton City Hotel Singapore is located at 1 Gopeng St, Singapore 078862. The Lunar New Year Shoppe will be open at the Lobby Level from 6 January to 8 February 2020 between 10am−7pm, p. +65 6632 8921.
No reunion dinner is complete without some fabulously fragrant sticky rice, and Peach Garden’s rendition will please even your pickiest relatives. The Traditional Boiled Jasmine Rice with Chinese Sausage in Claypot (S$98++) is packed with smoky slices of cured sausage, elegantly arrayed in a floral-like form.
Once you’re done snapping photos of this gem, move right on to the festive roasts. For a dash of contemporary flavours, there’s the Roasted London Duck (S$108++), enticingly drizzled with black truffle sauce.
UOB Card Promotion: 10% off Chinese New Year goodies, yu sheng and festive delicacies from 8 December 2019 to 8 February 2020. Advance order of three days is required. For self-collection or local delivery between 24–28 January, last order must be made by 20 January 2020. For online purchases, visit www.peachgardeneshop.com/cny2020.
Peach Garden has various concepts and outlets across Singapore.
East Ocean Teochew Restaurant
You have to admire the artistry of East Ocean Teochew Restaurant’s famed Golden Fortune Nian Gao (S$30). Each nian gao is moulded to resemble a glistening ‘gold’ bar to the last detail, up to the 999.9 stamp of fineness. Scrumptious for sharing with the whole family, it’s also perfect for gifting – what more literal way to wish your loved ones wealth and health?
UOB Card Promotion: For Nian Gao and festive cakes, enjoy 20% off from 29 December 2019 to 12 January 2020, and 10% off from 13 January to 23 January 2020. For Golden Fortune, enjoy a special price of S$25 nett (U.P. S$30) from 29 December 2019 to 23 January 2020. Offers are valid for festive takeaways only.
East Ocean Teochew Restaurant is located at Ngee Ann City #05-08/09, 391 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238872, p. +65 6235 9088. Open Mon-Fri 11.30am−3pm and 6pm−10pm, Sat-Sun 10am−3pm and 6pm−10pm.
The Deli, Goodwood Park Hotel Singapore
You’ll be torn between having your tart and eating it too with Goodwood Park Hotel’s Golden Rat Pineapple Tarts (S$48.80 nett for a box of 10). These mouse-shaped tarts are almost too adorable to eat, filled with Chef’s proprietary pineapple jam and glittering with gold dust.
Another stylish option that’ll have your guests cooing is the Spring Blossom Cake (S$108 nett for 1.5kg). Frosted with dainty pink-and-white cherry blossoms and topped with three lifelike peonies, this show-stopper is the perfect treat to ring in spring.
UOB Card Promotion: 15% off selected takeaway Lunar New Year Treasures from 7 January (11am onwards) to 8 February 2020. Enjoy an additional 5% off for full payments made by 12 January 2020. Discounts are not applicable for bak kwa and Festive Treasures Takeaway Set Menus.
The Deli at Goodwood Park Hotel Singapore is located at 22 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228221, p. +65 6730 1786. Open daily 9am−9pm.
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Top Image: Man Fu Yuan, Prosperity Yu Sheng