Ring in the Monkey Year with these mouth-watering Chinese New Year feasts.
Usher in the Year of the Monkey like an empress at the newly revamped Summer Pavilion at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore. The exquisite and colourful porcelain tableware adds a touch of grandeur to your reunion dinner. Executive Chinese chef Cheung Siu Kong has prepared a variety of auspicious delights such as signature Chilled Sea Whelk and Salmon Caviar Yu Sheng ($138 for four to six persons, $276 for eight to ten persons) and Double-boiled Chicken Soup with Sea Whelk, Fish Maw and Hericium ($58 per person). Hericium is a thoughtful addition to the soup for it resembles the coat of a monkey.
7 Raffles Avenue. Tel: 6434 5286
From 18 January to 22 February, you can choose from nine reunion set menus at Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant, Sheraton Towers. Prices range from $148 (minimum two persons) to $4800 (ten persons) with dishes such as Steamed Red Garoupa with Yunnam Ham and Lotus Leaf, as well as Braised Abalone with Dried Oyster and Black Moss. There’s also a takeaway menu of Lobster and Abalone Fortune Pot for six persons ($388), made up of 19 layers of ingredients rich in auspicious symbolism.
39 Scotts Rd. Tel: 6839 5623.
If going for a sumptuous buffet is your idea of welcoming the year of the Monkey in style, head to Seasonal Tastes at The Westin Singapore for their Lunar New Year’s eve dinner buffet ($108) or Lunar New Year’s day lunch or dinner buffet ($55 and $75 respectively). Look forward to delicacies such as Mini Buddha Jumps Over the Wall, a double-boiled fish maw and crab meat broth with ingredients like abalone and mushrooms. Also have your fill of dim sum and roast meats from the Cantonese BBQ station, and choose from a side selection of sashimi and seafood such as Alaskan king crabs, Maine lobsters and oysters.
12 Marina View, Asia Square Tower 2. Tel: 6922 6968.
For something sweet, don’t miss the Eternal Bliss Sampling Platter ($39.80) from Crystal Jade. The gift box comes with five different traditional homemade cakes: carrot cake, yam cake, water chestnut cake, egg cake and glutinous rice cake. It will make a wonderful ending to your reunion meal. Available at all outlets including Crystal Jade My Bread outlets, except Crystal Jade Premium, Crystal Jade Korean Ginseng Chicken & BBQ, C-Jade Deli Corner outlets. It will be available for takeaway till 7 February 2015, 3pm only.
Where better to have an extravagant reunion feast than at W Singapore – Sentosa Cove? Round up the whole family for their Lunar Feast From The Heart buffet at the kitchen table, where you will be treated to a wide spread of dishes from Chinese BBQ (Peking Roast Duck, Kurobuta Char Siew and more) to seafood spreads like Boston Poached Lobster to even Indian cuisine, as well as your own complimentary Yu Sheng per table. Priced at $98++ per person and available for dinner on 7th and 8th February.
21 Ocean Way Sentosa, Singapore 098374. Tel: 6808 7288
Red House Seafood is offering a Reunion Takeaway Tiffin Set for six persons ($188). Place the three-tiered red tingkat on your dining table and it could be the perfect conversation starter. Dishes contained within are the Wok-fried Sautéed Fresh Lily Bulbs, Wild Mushrooms with Asparagus; Sautéed Trio of Seafood with Pineapple in Chef’s Spicy Sauce; and the Braised Pork Belly with Special Sauce. The set also comes with Prosperity Raw Salmon Yu Sheng, Steamed Fried Rice Wrapped in Lotus Leaf and Mandarin Oranges. On 7 February, dine-in Reunion Dinner set menus range from $288 for four persons to $888 for ten. Look forward to dishes such as the Signature Scottish Blue Lobster with Creamy Custard Sauce and the Stewed Ginseng Chicken Wrapped with Cabbage.
68 Prinsep Street. Tel: 6336 6080 / #01-14 The Quayside, 60 Robertson Quay. Tel: 6735 7666.
New executive chinese chef Bryan Wong of Wan Hao Restaurant at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel has designed a range of Prosperity set menus from $98.80 (4-8 persons) to $1888 (10 persons), available between 18 January to 22 February. Expect highlights such as Tuna & Lobster Yu Sheng, Roasted Duck marinated with Ginseng Sauce, and Wan Hao Signature Roast Chicken with Shredded Fillet. Also available are takeaway goodies such as Wan Hao’s Deluxe Pen Cai ($738 for six persons; $1388 for 10 persons) brimming with delicacies such as Pig Trotters, 3-head Australian Abalone and Japanese Large Conpoy.
320 Orchard Road. Tel: 6831 4605.
Head to Yan Ting at The St. Regis Singapore and check out its Lunar New Year set menus. Available from 11 January-22 February, prices range from $118-$198 (six courses for a minimum of two persons) and $1288-$3888 (eight courses for ten persons). The Prosperity Yu Sheng with Norwegian Salmon is enhanced by refreshing fruits such as marinated papaya, honeydew, peach, pomelo, snow pear and dried orange peel. On the takeaway menu, go for the Abundant Fortune Glutinous Rice Cake ($32), which is just the right clingy texture without being too sweet.
320 Orchard Road. Tel: 6506 6887.
Two new Yu Sheng platters await diners at Min Jiang, Goodwood Park Hotel and Min Jiang at One-North. The Crispy Salmon Skin ‘Lo Hei’ ($118-large) features crispy salmon skin instead of raw fish, and includes fresh vegetables, pine nuts and ‘pok chui’ (crispy golden pillows) for an added crunchy texture. Alternatively, the Fruity ‘Lo Hei’ with Bacon and White Truffle Oil ($128-large) is refreshing with its medley of fruits like mango, rock melon and strawberries, interspersed with strips of bacon, deep-fried yam and potato slivers. ). Dine-in Prosperity set menus at Min Jiang are at $98 and $128 (minimum two persons) and between $538 (six persons) to $1788 (ten persons). At Min Jiang One-North, prices range from $108 and $128 (two to six persons) and from $788-$1388 (ten persons).
22 Scotts Road. Tel: 6730 1704 / No.5 Rochester Park. Tel: 6774 0122.
Have an exquisite reunion feast at Hua Ting restaurant. Brimming with divine Chinese creations, expect dishes like Braised Superior Bird’s Nest with Fresh Crab Meat and Crab Roe and Deep-fried Prawns Coated with Durian Sauce accompanied with sautéed prawns garnished with broccoli. The prosperity set menus are available from now until 22 February at $98 or $138 per person and between $518 (four persons) to $5888 (ten persons).
442 Orchard Road. Tel: 6739 6666
Head to Hua Ting’s sister restaurant, the brand-new Hua Ting Steamboat for a reunion hotpot celebration this Lunar New Year. Choose from three set menus (minimum two persons) available between 2-14 February, priced at $88, $98 and $118. Tuck into Sliced Japanese Top-grade Wagyu Beef, Fresh Scallops, Live Prawns and Handmade Pumpkin Fish Paste Noodles, simmered with nutritious broths like Tomato Soup with Century Egg & Coriander, or Shark’s Bone Cartilage Soup with Fresh Bean Curd Sheets. Your dining experience will include dessert of the day and complimentary bottle of House Wine or Sparkling House Wine (for groups of four persons).
Claymore Connect, mezzanine level #01-08, 442 Orchard Road. Tel: 6739 6628.
From 26 January onwards, Xi Yan Private Dining will offer special 6-course menus at $128 and $148, 8-course menus at $108, $128 and $168, and a special 9-course menu at $188. A lighter lunch menu at $88 will also be available. Try new dishes such as Chilled Fresh Lobster Coconut Jelly; Pan Fried Kurobata in Hua Diao Wine with Pomelo, Water Chestnut, Strawberries and Yuzhi Salad, and Braised Cinnamon Spare Ribs with Osmanthus Wine.
38, Craig Road. Tel: 6220 3546.
Usher in the year of the Monkey with Cherry Garden at Mandarin Oriental. Set menus range from $128-$268 (minimum two persons). Don’t miss the Cherry Garden Luxurious Pen Cai, weighing in at 25kg and measuring 45cm in diameter. Dig in to find treasures like braised 4-head abalone, lobsters, scallops, crispy pork belly, waxed sausages, mushrooms and black moss. Highlights on the takeaway menu include the the Red Dates Nian Gao ($48) and the signature Cherry Garden Fortune Gift Box ($58) featuring miniature green tea mochi balls filled with sweet lotus paste and macadamia nuts.
5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square. Tel: 6885 3500.
From 6-22 February, feast on banqueting chef James Wong’s Lunar New Year lunch and dinners at Park Hotel Clarke Quay. Prices range from $228 (for 4-6 persons), $338 (for 6-8 persons), to $518 or $618 (for 6-8 persons). Look out for innovative dishes such as the Emperor Herbal Chicken in a Basket, Green Tea Mayonnaise Prawn and Jumbo Salted Egg Yolk Prawns. For dessert, try the Deep-fried King of Fruit with its satisfying mouthfuls of creamy durian paste wrapped in thin crispy batter.
1 Unity Street. Tel: 6593 8888.
At Hai Tien Lo, Pan Pacific Singapore, choose from a selection of eight set menus by master chef Lai Tong Ping from 25 January-22 February. Enjoy treats such as Pan-fried Foie Gras with sliced Barbecued Beijing and Smoked Duck, Buddha Jumps Over the Wall with Matsutake Mushroom and Braised Whole Abalone with Sea Cucumber and Dried Oysters. Prices range from $168.80 (minimum two persons), $128.80 (minimum four persons), $118.80 (minimum six persons), to $188.80 onwards (minimum eight persons). If you prefer to host your own reunion party, consider the Premium Wealth Treasure Pot ($368 for six persons) as the centrepiece of your dining table.
7 Raffles Boulevard. Tel: 6336 8111.
Head to Forest for an eclectic feast this Lunar New Year. On the à la carte menu, have a choice of traditional Yu Sheng ($78, serving size for two-four persons), the Fruity & Vegetable Yu Sheng ($23 per person), or the Carpaccio Hokkaido Scallop Yu Sheng ($28 per person). There is also an array of main dishes to choose from, such as the King Prawn steamed with Chinese “Hua Tiaw” Wine and Egg White ($38). Or choose from a selection of lunch and dinner Lunar New Year set menus from 25 January – 22 February, priced from $68-$888 featuring special dishes such as the Trio Sea Treasures (Braised with 6-head Abalone, Fish Maw, Sea Cucumber, Dried Oyster and Black Moss).
Equarius Hotel, Lobby, Resorts World Sentosa. Tel: +65 6577 6688.
This Lunar New Year, look out for signature dishes like Whole Roast Suckling Pig ($238) and Koi Fish Nian Gao ($18.80) on the takeaway menu at Tien Court, Copthorne King’s Hotel. Another highlight is the Prosperity Pen Cai ($298 for a medium-sized one) which comes filled to the brim with all the good stuff like whole abalone, dried oysters, conpoy, prawns, duck web and black moss. Takeaway set menus are priced from $408 (six persons) to $668 (10 persons). Or dine in at the restaurant and feast on one of their sumptuous reunion dinner sets starting from $68 (minimum four persons), which include items liek Prosperity Fresh Lobster and Salmon Yu Sheng, Sautéed King Prawn with Foie Gras and Stewed Abalone and Pig Trotter with Mushrooms and Black Moss.
403 Havelock Rd. Tel: 6318 3193
Ring in a prosperous year of the Monkey with a gastronomic experience by chef Chen Kentaro of Shisen Hanten, Mandarin Orchard Singapore. From 15 January-22 February, choose from ten set menus themed around auspicious symbols like Prosperity, Fortune, Success and Wealth. Try new dishes like Alaskan Crab Meat Noodles with Fresh Yuzu Broth, Braised Whole Marble Goby with Chinese Wine, and Stir-fried Kurobuta Pork with Red Wine Sauce. Prices range from $98 (minimum two persons) to $688 (five persons), to $1088-$2188 for 10 persons. On the takeaway menu, sample creations like Beetroot Nian Gao ($38) and Spicy Almond Cookies ($28).
333 Orchard Road. Tel: 6831 6262.