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