“I’d like to thank my parents for always being there to celebrate the special moments together as a family”
Filial piety, or 孝 (xiào) in Mandarin is ingrained in Chinese culture. Even before we’re taught that acing exams are Asian expectations we’re taught to respect our elders before all of that.
Food and meals, specifically dinner, will always be a gathering of showing respect and appreciation.
And while we’ll never be the perfect son or daughter to our parents, they’ve stood by us unconditionally – albeit angrily at times. With the Lunar New Year festivities coming up, I think there’s no better time to show them just how much we appreciate all that they’ve done for us by spending quality time and tucking into a good meal together.
Here are five Chinese restaurants where you can usher in the Year Of The Rooster with your family and get exclusive savings as well with an HSBC credit card.
If you’re in search for a Cantonese restaurant to hold your family reunion dinner, Jade offers a 5 course set menu ($68/pax) inspired by the Year Of The Rooster.
The Cantonese restaurant helmed by Chef de Cuisine Leong Chee Yeng whips up dishes like Golden Fried ‘Man Tou’ stuffed with Chilli Crab Meat and Steamed Chilean Sea Bass with Minced Ginger and Fermented Black Beans at Jade. I’m already salivating at the thought of fresh creations for the Lunar New Year celebrations
Fullerton Hotel, Jade: 1 Fullerton Square, Level 1, Singapore 049178 | Tel: 6877 8911/8912 | Website
Hotel Fort Canning’s western restaurant The Salon will have you feasting from a lavish menu of items such as the Signature Braised Sliced Abalone with Mushroom & Vegetables in Superior Oyster Sauce, Braised Ramen with Enoki Mushrooms in Truffle Oil, Double Boiled Hashima in Ginseng Soup with Red Dates.
And because it’s the Year of the Rooster, Crispy Roast Chicken with Garlic will be available for those peckish for some poultry.
Festive set menus ($388.00++ for a table of 6 to $868.00++ for a table of 10) are probably the way to go, however, if you’re looking for an even smaller affair individual sets ($68.00++/person) are also available.
Offer is valid from 2 January to 11 February 2017 and is applicable to the S$688 Golden Prosperity set menu only. Reservations are required.
Hotel Fort Canning, The Salon: 11 Canning Walk Singapore 178881 | Tel: 6799 8809 | Website
The Carvery might not be the first to come to mind as a place for reunion dinners due to its meat-centric menu. However, this buffet paradise for carnivores has prepared a list of items for the Year Of The Rooster – with hearty slabs of meat no doubt.
A premium meat buffet featuring three prosperous roasts of Crispy Pork Belly with Apricot Ginger Sauce, Honey-Roasted Leg of Lamb, Salt Baked Chicken among other dishes prepared specially for the festivities.
Park Hotel Alexandra, The Carvery: 323 Alexandra Road, Singapore 159972 | Tel: 6828 8880 | Website
With other restaurants shaking things up and adding modern twists to their Chinese New Year menus, Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant bucks the trend, choosing to stick with more traditional offerings.
With Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant’s festive takeaways, you get to keep the quirky family moments private. That and you save yourself he hassle of making (complicated) arrangements. The new Alaskan Crab ‘Yu Sheng Lou Hei’ Platter and classic Lobster and Abalone Fortune Pot created by Executive Chef Chung Yiu Ming ensures that you’ll be able to indulge in the extravagance of the festivities without leaving home.
The renowned Cantonese restaurant offers auspicious dishes like Steamed Live Red Garoupa with Yunnan Ham and Deep-fried Chicken stuffed with Prawn Paste in house.
So if you’re looking to have a meal that keeps in touch with roots, look no further.
Offer is valid till 11 February 2017
Sheraton Towers Singapore, Li Bai: 39 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228230 | Tel: 6839 5623 | Website
Gather your family over reunion dinner to celebrate the Lunar New Year, create new memories and feast to your heart’s content. Plus, spend with your HSBC credit card to receive free abalone gift sets. Visit www.hsbc.com.sg/lny for more information. Terms and conditions apply for all promotions herein
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