Check out lavish Chinese New Year menus at top restaurants such as Li Bai and Jade restaurants for delicious CNY feasts and bites

If you’re looking for traditional Chinese New Year bakes, check out our story on old school bakeries serving up CNY treats. Also, head to Part 1 of our CNY round-up if you’re looking for more Chinese New Year promotions. For imaginative re-inventions on traditional CNY treats, check out our story on that too! 

Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant

For an elegant festive meal, head to Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant at Sheraton Towers from 11 Jan to 11 Feb for its festive set menus (from $148 per person). Expect dishes such as steamed live garoupa with Yunnan ham; deep-fried chicken stuffed with prawn paste and served with mango; and ee-fu noodles with crabmeat and crab roe soup. New items for takeaways this year include a sumptuous Alaskan crab lo hei platter ($138 small, $260 large) and an equally delectable green tea nian gao ($50).

39 Scotts Road. Tel: 6839 5623 

Li Bai Cantonese restaurant's traditional nian gao with walnuts, red dates and lotus seeds in the centre

Traditional nian gao with walnut, red dates and lotus seeds from Li Bai Cantonese restaurant

Jade

At The Fullerton Hotel’s fine dining Jade restaurant, chef de cuisine Leong Chee Yeng rolls out his artistic creations again for the Lunar New Year. For a showstopping reunion meal, start off with a luxurious toss to prosperity with the Eight Happiness Gold Rush yu sheng (from $68 for five persons and below), garnished with salmon, housemade champagne jelly, olive oil and honey pineapple dressing. Another fitting dish to welcome the fire rooster year is his cockscomb-shaped chicken dumplings ($16 per person for three pieces; $38 per portion for eight pieces). Reunion set menus are also available from $68 per person for a five-course menu.

The Fullerton Hotel, 1 Fullerton Square. Tel: 6877 8188 

One deep-fried duck drumstick marinated with five spices and served with pan-seared mushrooms on a white plate by Royal Plaza on Scotts's Carousel buffet restaurant for Chinese New Year 2017

Deep-fried duck drumstick with five-spice marinate, served with pan-seared assorted mushrooms

Forest森

One Michelin-starred Forest at Resorts World Sentosa presents a lavish Chinese New Year meal in the form of their six-course Luxury Celebration dinner set ($888 per person), featuring yu sheng with geoduck clam, Boston lobster and kristal caviar, and 10-head supreme Australian dried abalone slow-cooked for eight hours in superior chicken stock then served with abalone sauce and truffle oil. If that’s not indulgent enough, there is charcoal-grilled Kagoshima striploin topped with seared foie gras and black pepper sauce, and Chef Sam Leong’s imperial bird’s nest cooked with cream of almond and served in Thai coconut.

Lobby, Equarius Hotel, 8 Sentosa Gateway. Tel: 6577 7788 

Yan Ting restaurant's braised Bird's Nest soup for Chinese New Year 2017 for Wine and Dine's Chinese new year feasts 2017 part 2

Braised superior Bird’s Nest in golden sauce from St Regis Singapore’s Yan Ting restaurant

Yan Ting

From 9 Jan, diners will be spoilt for choice at the luxurious Cantonese restaurant Yan Ting at St Regis Singapore. Executive Chinese chef Tony Wun will be laying out a spread of ten Chinese New Year set menus. Six-course set menus (from $118 per person), and eight-course menus (from $1,288 per table of 10) are available, featuring indulgences like wok-baked Boston lobster with homemade XO sauce, crispy roasted chicken with black truffle, whole crispy suckling pig, and Buddha Jumps Over The Wall.

29 Tanglin Road. Tel: 6506 6887 

Carousel

Award-winning buffet restaurant Carousel at Royal Plaza on Scotts celebrates the arrival of the Rooster Year with a touch of humour. From 20 Jan, toss to prosperity with Rice of the Phoenix, a daring chicken rice-themed yu sheng (from $188), which features premium jasmine rice, fragrantly steamed with shallots and garlic cloves, and chicken in the form of bak kwa strips, chicken floss and deep-fried skin. Lobster sashimi—which translates to ‘dragon prawn sashimi’—gives the final requisite auspicious symbolism.

25 Scotts Road. Tel: 6589 7788

 


Cover: Jade at Fullerton Hotel
This was first published in Wine & Dine’s January 2017 issue: ‘Around Town’
WORDS: Charlene Chow, Foo Jia-En

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