Gather the family for an unforgettable Lunar New Year celebration at these fabulous restaurants
The reunion dinner is the highlight of the Chinese New Year celebration for most families. It serves to reinforce the solidarity of the family and its cohesiveness. Check out the following venues for a memorable gathering with your loved ones.
Hai Tien Lo
Reunite with loved ones over a bountiful Chinese feast at Pan Pacific Hotel’s award-winning restaurant, Hai Tien Lo. Starting from $128 per person, indulge in a selection of set menus presented by executive chef Ricky Leung. Highlights include Chef Ricky’s signature sliced crispy barbecued suckling pig and caviar accompanied with deep-fried crispy chicken wing stuffed with bird’s nest, fish maw and crab meat. A la carte specialities are also available during the Lunar New Year period, such as braised Imperial swiftlet’s nest with lobster and bamboo pith and barbecued crispy whole suckling pig. Yu sheng platters and takeaway are also available.
The set menus are available from 22 January until 25 February 2024 while the a la carte menus are available from 22 January until 8 February 2024. To book, log onto https://www.panpacific.com/en/hotels-and-resorts/pp-marina/dining/hai-tien-lo.html
Golden PeonyAt Conrad Centennial Singapore’s Golden Peony, Chef Ku Keung has curated four opulent set menus for diners celebrating in groups of 10, alongside two set menus for intimate celebrations, as well as a vegetarian menu. Indulge in the latest rendition of his annual traditional roasted suckling pig – this time stuffed with fried chicken kimchi fried rice, and the visually striking Spanish carabinero prawn ‘yuan yang’ fish paste noodle. Other classics you can look forward to are water bamboo shoot stir-fried with giant grouper in signature home XO sauce, and dragon grouper steamed with black bean sauce.
For reservations or more information, visit https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/sincici-conrad-centennial-singapore/dining/golden-peony/
Usher the Year of the Dragon with a decadent meal at York Hotel White Rose Café’s Reunion Buffet Dinner. Priced at $88++ per adult and $40++ per child (aged 5 to 11 years old), the dinner buffet menu showcases coveted ingredients, from Five Treasures shark’s fin soup with fish maw and crab meat, wok-fried cereal prawn with curry leaf to assorted seafood with Singapore-style chilli sauce served with fried mini mantou. It also includes sweet treats such as bubur cha cha, osmanthus jelly with gingko nuts, dried longan, goji berry and red date, Mandarin orange panna cotta with confiture de kumquat.
To book, log on to https://www.tablecheck.com/en/york-hotel-white-rose-cafe/reserve/landingh
Crystal Jade has something to suit all reunions – big and small, for dine-in and takeaway. Diners at Crystal Jade Palace, its flagship restaurant, can look forward to specialities such as a lavish trio of lobster, caviar & foie gras pate on puff pastry ($78 for five pieces), double-boiled kampong chicken with sea whelk, chanterelle & sea cucumber flower soup ($42 per person) and premium loin rib marinated with cointreau ($42 for regular). Key highlights at Crystal Jade Golden Palace are pan-seared South African abalone with assorted mushrooms and crispy leek ($48 per person), and baked wild Spanish Carabineros prawn with minced garlic and prawn oil ($32 per person). Set menus here are priced between $168 to $228 per person (minimum three to dine) and from $988 to $2,888 for six to 10 persons respectively.
Those who favour a picturesque waterfront view can celebrate at Crystal Jade Pavilion with delicacies like double-boiled kampong chicken with fish maw, sea whelk and maitake mushroom ($42.80 per person) and roasted Iberico pork shoulder with Japanese onion sauce ($18.80 per person).
For those who prefer to celebrate at home, the four-course Auspicious Reunion Feast Festive Takeaway Bundle ($492.40) has been thoughtfully curated to include dishes that bring good tidings.
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House of Seafood
If you’d like to indulge in seafood for this year’s reunion dinner, you’ll want to check out House of Seafood’s special festive menu sets. All the menus feature its award-winning black pepper or chilli crab. Other lip-smacking dishes you’ll find on some of the menus are 10-head abalone braised with seafood casserole and signature pork ribs with chef’s special sauce.
For more information, log onto houseofseafood.com.sg
Shu Yan Sichuan Restaurant
Spice up your reunion dinner at Shu Yan, a restaurant specialising in contemporary Sichuan fusion cuisine. Some of the popular dishes here are “Shu Yan” crispy chicken, marinated pig’s trotters and fried chicken with dried chilli.
For more information, log onto shuyan.sg
Gim Tim Restaurant
Having started in 1975 as a catering business, Gim Tim has since evolved into a restaurant specialising in authentic Hokkien and Cantonese cuisines. Its signature dish, Buddha Jumps Over the Wall, has won acclaim among gastronomes. Other well-loved dishes here are fish maw soup, braised duck with sea cucumber, roast Peking duck and crispy sotong chicken.
Lunar New Year Special: Valid from 1 February until 29 February, closed on 10 February).
*Receive a complimentary Prosperity Lo Hei with smoked salmon (worth $74.12) with every purchase of Larger Prosperity Treasure Pot (pen cai) at $455.60.
*Valid for takeaways only, pre-orders must be done in-store.
*Pre-order of minimum three working days in advance is required.
*Pre-payment is required upon ordering.
For more information, log into https://www.aas.com.sg/privileges/2024-gtr/
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