Christmas barely passed and after bidding 2020 goodbye, it seems like most of us are now ready to officially usher in the Year of the Ox by celebrating CNY 2021.
With Phase 3 in place and more dining options opening up for reunion dinners, I’m pretty sure most of us are busy securing our reservations to celebrate the festivities alongside our families and friends.
If you are just starting to look for a dining spot or scratching your heads to find the perfect restaurant, look no further. To ease your pain of endless research, we present to you 10 elegant dinners to enthral & impress your family this CNY 2021.
1. Peach Garden
A culinary sanctuary where fans of traditional Cantonese cuisine can enjoy an ambrosial dining experience, Peach Garden is a gastronomic destination that needs no further introduction.
Known for the best Yu Sheng & Pen Cai in Singapore, indulge in the restaurant’s ‘Heng Heng’ Million Dollar Yu Sheng (Small: S$168++ for four pax, Large: S$268++ for eight pax), a golden dome encasing a bed of scrumptious ingredients such as lobster, baby abalone, Wagyu beef, and salmon.
Available only for dine-in, welcome the Year of the Ox this CNY 2021 by smashing the dome open with a mini hammer to reveal the colourful array of mouth-watering delights as well as big sweep tickets for a chance to get lucky this Lunar New Year.
For an indulgent treat, feast on the eatery’s brand new Peach Garden Premium Mala Seafood Pen Cai (S$457.96). Infused with numbingly delicious in-house mala spices, this claypot of goodness features a kaleidoscope of some of the best seafood including lobster, sea cucumber, Australian scallops, live prawns, and fish maw. Available in two sizes: Large (For eight to 10 Pax) and Small (for four Pax).
If a family-friendly pen cai is what you are looking for, Peach Garden also offers the Golden Premium Traditional Pen Cai (S$607.76) and Peach Garden Premium Seafood Pen Cai With Signature Shark’s Bone Cartilage Broth (S$457.96)—two non-spicy options for you to choose from.
Note: Golden Premium Traditional Pen Cai serves eight to 10 pax while Peach Garden Premium Seafood Pen Cai With Signature Shark’s Bone Cartilage Broth serves six pax.
Avoid any disappointment and make your dine-in reservations from 19 January to 28 February 2021. Otherwise, take-away or delivery is also available online for those of you who are planning to have your celebration in the comfort of home.
From 5 to 25 January 2021, enjoy 5% off on Peach Garden’s Lunar New Year goodies and takeaways (except Prosperity Packages and Fortune Treasures Set). So hesitate no longer and get your orders in right now!
2. 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung
Looking for a restaurant with a touch of ‘luxe’ this CNY 2021 to impress your in-laws and the elders in your family? Then head to The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore’s flagship restaurant, 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung.
Headed by Canadian Chef Alvin Leung, this Asian bistro and grill promises a one-of-a-kind dining experience blending the use of modern culinary techniques with authentic traditional flavours.
Brimming with both classic and modern takes on a Lunar New Year dinner is the 6-Course Chinese Lunar Set Dinner (S$168++ per pax), a series of dishes curated by Chef Alvin where you can feast on starters like Razor Clams and Australian Abalone, before diving into mains such as the Atlantic Cod and Wagyu Beef Cheeks.
For a more traditional interpretation, opt for the 6-Course Chinese Lunar Family Style Set Menu (S$168++). This menu will start you off with a King Salmon Yu Sheng and Classic Buddha Jumps Over The Wall, before easing you into a scrumptious staple—the Eight Treasure Sweet Rice In Coconut Shell.
3. PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road
For a kaleidoscope of creative and modern interpretations of local favourites to welcome the Year of the Ox, head to Spice Brasserie at PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road.
From 5 to 28 February 2021, celebrate the Lunar New Year with a plethora of Asian Street Food picks and exclusive Spring Festival delicacies with Spice Brasserie’s Blissful Reunion Chinese New Year A La Carte Buffet (Lunch: from S$48 per adult & S$24 per child, Dinner: from S$65 per adult & S$32.50 per child).
After tossing to the new year with the restaurant’s Cured Salmon Yusheng With Five Seafood Treasures, feast on authentic East Asian inspired dishes such as the Braised Claypot Nian Gao with Seafood and Long Cabbage Soup and a Chinese-styled Pork Knuckle Peanut Noodles.
Here’s a special shout-out to my fellow meat-lovers: Don’t miss out on Spice Brasserie’s festive meats. An array of succulent Roasted Golden Pig, Pork Ribs, Hong Kong Sausages and BBQ Char Siew awaits you here at PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road.
Every group booking of six persons per table for the Blissful Reunion Chinese New Year A La Carte Buffet also entitles you to a complimentary bottle of house-pour wine. So, gather your friends and loved ones for an unforgettable celebration this Chinese New Year!
4. Hua Ting Restaurant
Spring is the time of celebrations, so why not join Hua Ting Restaurant in its festivities with their delectable Cantonese classics this CNY 2021?
Situated in Orchard Hotel Singapore, Hua Ting Restaurant promises diners with an array of specially curated Lunar New Year Set Menus (from S$108++ per person) catering to both large and small groups to usher in the Year of the Ox.
Choose to start your celebration with an appetiser combination of Smoked Duck With Mango And Deep-fried Prawn With Yuzu or a plate of traditional Fresh Hamachi ‘Lo Hei’ Yu Sheng. Thereafter, feast through the night with the restaurant’s exquisite dishes such as the Braised Pig Trotter With Black Moss, Braised 6-Head South African Whole Abalone With Mushroom And Bean Gluten as well as the Braised Superior Bird’s Nest With Tiger Prawn and Gold Vark.
For those who prefer spending the Lunar New Year’s celebration at home, Hua Ting Restaurant also offers an array of takeaway options for you and your loved ones to savour in comfort.
Be spoilt for choice with a lavish selection of six yu sheng the restaurant has to offer. For an Insta-worthy platter, the Ox-picious Yu Sheng – Whole Abalone ‘Lo Hei’ (S$188) will be the one for you. Shaped like an Ox, this is surely the yu sheng that will leave a lasting impression on your guests.
Otherwise, bring home Hua Ting’s Signature Fortune Pot ‘Pen Cai’ (S$328 for five pax, S$598 for 10 pax). Brimming with well-stocked delicacies including abalone, fish maw, sea cucumber, tiger prawns and dried scallops, this is a pot representing an abundance of food and wealth for the new year.
Hua Ting Restaurant’s Lunar New Year Set Menus and takeaway goodies are now available from 11 January to 26 February 2021. So wait no longer and place your reservations online right now!
5. InterContinental Hotel
Lauded as one of the best Chinese restaurants in Singapore and recipient of The Michelin Plate for good cooking, InterContinental Singapore‘s Man Fu Yuan (满福苑) aims to elevate the ante this Lunar New Year with their luxurious selection of speciality delicacies and up to eight prosperity prix-fixe menus.
At Man Fu Yuan, their indulgent menus feature some of the freshest and most exquisite ingredients catered to suit almost any palate. Prices start from S$138 per guest available from 12 January to 26 February 2021.
Gather your loved ones and toss to a prosperous year ahead with the 60-inch Blossoms of Spring Prosperity Yu Sheng (S$388). Shaped in the form of the Chinese character ‘Chun’ (春), this plate of yu sheng is not only adorned with mouth-watering ingredients such as Hokkaido scallops and salmon, but it also symbolises renewal and the start of fresh beginnings—something I’m sure most of us are looking forward to in the year ahead!
Looking for a lavish meal to impress the family? Then try the Abundance Prix-Fixe Menu (S$328 per guest), which starts you off with an extravagant Salmon Yu Sheng With Japanese Omi A4 Wagyu Beef.
Thereafter, get ready to be swept off your feet with their Double-boiled Superior Sakura Chicken Broth With Premium Fish Maw And Yunnan Cured Ham In Pumpkin Husk as well as the Braised Lobster With Signature X.O. Sauce Topped With Ikura.
For a celebration with up to eight diners, the Wealth Prix-Fixe Menu (S$2388 for a minimum of eight guests, S$298.80 per additional guest) is what you should go for.
Highlights of this menu include Man Fu Yuan’s Signature Roasted Suckling Pig With Glutinous Rice and a decadent Man Fu Yuan Abundance Treasure Pot that contains over 18 premium ingredients cooked to absolute perfection.
The list of delicacies goes on here at Man Fu Yuan, if you are planning a trip down, here’s a promo code for all of you! Quote CNYSLDINE15 to get 15% off dine-in prix fixe menus and CNYSL20 for 20% off takeaway goodies. Promo codes are valid until 23 February 2021 so hurry, make your bookings right now!
6. Jiang-Nan Chun
With renowned Cantonese Chef Albert Au helming the team at Jiang-Nan Chun located in Four Seasons Hotel, you can expect the one Michelin-starred restaurant to deliver on flavour and value this CNY 2021.
Amidst the idyllic ambience, toss to prosperity and good fortune with the restaurant’s specially curated Abundance Australian Lobster And Abalone Yu Sheng (S$888). Complementing the fresh succulent flavours of daily sourced lobster, abalone and salmon is an array of hand-shredded vegetables as well as healthy crunches such as pumpkin, melon and sunflower seeds.
À la carte options aside, Jiang-Nan Chun also offers eight auspicious menus priced from S$168 per pax for you to choose from. With seasonal specials including the Suckling Pig With Avruga Caviar and Braised Ee Fu Noodles With Boston Lobster In Superior Stock, these Lunar New Year set menus make for a convenient and fuss-free option that is sure to delight guests both young and old!
A family favourite, PUTIEN has been my family’s go-to restaurant whenever it calls for a celebration for the elders. Especially for my grandparents, the restaurant’s authentic Fujian Heng Hwa cuisine is one that hits close to heart.
A stellar rendition of the Chinese New Year quintessential yu sheng, PUTIEN’s Prosperity Yu Sheng (from S$39.80++) stars a colourful array of ingredients along with slices of premium five-head Nanri abalone from Putian.
What makes this yu sheng stand out from its peers is the sauce that is made with liquorice, sour plum sauce, tangerine sauce and peanut oil. Sweet yet tangy, this unique concoction brought the yu sheng ensemble to life with a refreshing touch; definitely a good way to start your CNY 2021 feast.
PUTIEN’s well-loved ‘Pot Of Goodies’ – Abalone (from S$228++) was a sight to behold. Essentially a pen cai, this showstopper will leave you smiling as you savour all 13 top-notch ingredients that have been lovingly braised in low heat for 24 hours. Meticulously prepared with extensive cooking techniques, this stunning dish alone will leave you belly filled and satisfied to the brim.
Ring in the Year of the Ox with SE7ENTH at Oakwood Premier AMTD Singapore and celebrate with a sumptuous feast fit for a king.
Usher in the niu (牛) beginnings this CNY 2021 with the restaurant’s Golden Prosperity Yusheng (from S$38.80++), a delightful plate of lo hei filled with local beloved flavours such as smoked salmon, smoked snow fish, mala salted egg crackers and fine Indian murukku—a multi-racial plate than can only be found at SE7ENTH.
In addition to the Golden Prosperity Yusheng, make your CNY 2021 an unforgettable one with the Blissful Reunion Set Menu (S$188nett per pax). Highlights of this menu include a plate of finger-lickin’ good Salted Egg Tiger Prawns and their luscious Baby Braised Abalone Golden Fried Rice. These tantalising dishes are bound to leave you content and ready to welcome the new year!
For a memorable CNY 2021, head to Mimi, a modern Chinese restaurant set against Clarke Quay’s storied backdrop of oriental intrigue in a 150-year-old river house.
Take your pick from six tastefully created Lunar New Year Menus (from S$78++) designed to suit the palates of both the young and old with a modern twist to classic favourites.
Included in all of Mimi’s set menu is their Mimi Prosperity Abalone Yu Sheng with Salmon. A bountiful plate unlike others, Mimi’s rendition of the traditional yu sheng features a vibrant medley of pickled radishes, fried vermicelli and beautiful edible flower petals complete with fresh sashimi slices and abalone.
Yu sheng aside, also look forward to other lip-smacking dishes like their Ho See Fatt Choy, Wok Fried Supreme Soy Sauce Prawn and Braised Duck With Sea Cucumber.
With such ambience and setting, a reunion dinner in Mimi is one that you will probably not forget.
10. Red House Seafood
One of Singapore’s oldest seafood establishments, you can always count on Red House Seafood to deliver some of the freshest seasonal treasures from the ocean to your dining table.
Available from 4 January to 26 February 2021, Red House Seafood is here to offer five different Chinese New Year Sets (from S$368++) specially created to cater to the likes of all you seafood lovers out there.
For a spread fit for eight this CNY 2021, their Bountiful Treasures Menu (S$1,388++) is sure to delight with eight scrumptious courses for the perfect reunion.
Here, Red House Seafood’s take on yu sheng comes in the form of the Fresh Alaskan King Crab Meat Yu Sheng, a plate full of freshness from both the land and sea. Thereafter, let your crab feast continue with the restaurant’s Braised Alaskan King Crab in Superior Stock and Braised Alaskan King Crab Leg With Vermicelli.
If this is not a feast filled with the gems of the ocean to celebrate CNY 2021, I don’t know what is!