Chinese New Year is all about feasting with friends and family. May we offer some suggestions for your reunion dinners in 2017?

If you’re looking for traditional Chinese New Year bakes, check out our story on old school bakeries serving up CNY treats. Also, if you liked this, head to Part 2 of our CNY round-up

Kai Garden Cantonese restaurant at Marina Square's yu sheng dish with traditional salmon for Chinese New Year 2017

Kai Garden’s yu sheng offerings with salmon and fried croutons

Kai Garden

Looking for a central place to gather all the relatives? Consider Cantonese restaurant Kai Garden at Marina Square. Group executive chef Fung Chi Keung will be serving up special Chinese New Year set menus (from $98 per person) from 10 Jan to 11 Feb, featuring dishes such as their signature crispy Peking duck, barbecued whole suckling pig and poached live garoupa with lobster soup. Takeaway sets are also available at $288 or $488 for four to six persons.
#03-128A/128B Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard. Tel: 6250 4826

Diamond Kitchen

A Chinese New Year feast awaits at Diamond Kitchen from 10 Jan to 11 Feb, with festive set menus available for dine-in and take-away (from $288). Each comes complete with either the bountiful salmon yu sheng or the deluxe abalone salmon yu sheng. Don’t miss their signature dishes such as fragrant live sauna prawns, a dish of fresh prawns cooked over heated stones with cooking wine, wolfberries and herbs; as well as Diamond herbal chicken, where kampong chicken is steamed in a nourishing broth of Solomon’s seal root (yu zhu), ginseng, angelica root and sweet wolfberries.
#01-01 Oasis, 87 Science Park Drive. Tel: 6464 0410
#01-22/23 Laguna Park (condominium), 5000F Marine Parade Road. Tel: 6448 0629 

Long Beach restaurant's take on the traditional Chinese New Year dish pen cai, Fortune Treasure Pot, with abalone, prawns and mushrooms

Fortune Treasure Pot pen cai from Long Beach

Long Beach

Apart from their stellar signature seafood dishes, new year at Long Beach includes Fortune Treasure Pot ($298 small, $368 large) and Prosperity Yu Sheng (from $48) that comes with a choice of toppings such as live Australian lobster sashimi, live geoduck sashimi and abalone. Enjoy!
1018 East Coast Parkway (next to ECP Burger King). Tel: 6445 8833. Head to their website for more branches.

Tian Bao Szechuan Kitchen

From 1 Jan to 12 Feb, Tian Bao Szechuan Kitchen offers several festive set menus to ring in the new year. The Four Seasons Good Fortune set ($218 for four persons) features dishes such as golden prawn balls with salted egg sauce and Szechuan marinated pork slices with cauliflower. The Eight-Region Treasure set ($558 for eight persons) comprises specialties such as Szechuan-style sweet and sour fried fish fillet, steamed tiger prawns with golden and silver garlic, and the Perfect 10 Abalone Treasure Bowl.
#05-06/07 Ngee Ann City Podium Block, 391 Orchard Road. Tel: 6734 4216 

Carlton Hotel Singapore

Usher in the Lunar New Year with Carlton Hotel Singapore’s array of festive offerings. From 9 Jan, celebrate with traditional flavours from Cantonese restaurant Wah Lok’s special festive menu (from $398), which includes the restaurant’s signature Alaskan crab lo hei and a traditional three-layer pen cai loaded with abalone, sea cucumber, scallops and prawns.
If variety is the spice of life, celebrate the season with Café Mosaic’s buffet feast (from $68) from 27 to 29 Jan. Tuck into sumptuous dishes such as braised fish maw soup, pork ribs tossed in salted egg sauce, roasted crispy belly pork and Peking duck.
76 Bras Basah Road.
Wah Lok: Tel: 63311 8188
Café Mosaic: Tel: 6311 8195

Cover: Wah Lok restaurant
This was first published in Wine & Dine’s January 2017 issue: ‘Around Town’
WORDS: Charlene Chow, Foo Jia-En

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