CNY 2022: 13 dinners to usher in a roaring Lunar New Year with your loved ones

Only last week were we preparing to say our goodbyes to 2021 and ending the previous year with a chock full of treats, now we’re back at it again to readily usher in the Year of the Tiger by celebrating CNY 2022. 

This year, we can have a reunion dinner of up to five per table, and if you, like many, are looking for dining spots to find the perfect place to do so, worry no more as I’ve curated a list of 13 places to have a perfectly planned dinner this year

1. Peach Garden 

Indulge in traditional Cantonese cuisine this Lunar New Year at none other than Peach Garden—a gastronomic destination that requires no introduction.

Make-a-Wish Yu Sheng
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Widely known for serving the best yu sheng and pen cai in Singapore, change things up a little this year with the newly launched Make-a-Wish Yu Sheng (Small: S$168++ for five pax, Large: S$268++ for eight pax). The limited-edition Yu Sheng is essentially a visually appealing dish that will come with sumptuous ingredients such as salmon, abalone, lobster, and more. 

Only available for dine-in, usher in the Year of the Tiger this CNY 2022 with this colourful dish, and toss your way to a better year ahead, and have your wishes come true. 

Peach Garden Premium Bak Kut Teh Pen Cai
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Looking for something else? Fret not as Peach Garden has also revealed a brand new Peach Garden Premium Bak Kut Teh Pen Cai (S$389.27 for six pax). The premium claypot will incorporate familiar flavours of bak kut teh, and comes with a medley of luxurious ingredients including golden abalone, sea cucumber, fish maw, conpoy, pork ribs, and many more that signify abundance and prosperity. 

If you’re looking for other family-friendly options, Peach Garden also offers the Golden Premium Traditional Pen Cai (S$340.26 for six pax) or a Traditional Roasted Crispy Duck ($80.04)

Looking to dine-in? Make your reservations from now till 15 February 2022. If you’re leaning more towards an intimate CNY feast at home this year, take-away and delivery is also available online. Additionally, from now till 31 December 2021, enjoy a 15% discount on all takeaway items, and from 1 to 10 January 2022, enjoy a 10% discount on takeaway à la carte items (except for Prosperity Packages).

Make a reservation at the respective Peach Garden outlets:

Refer to outlets, contact info, and opening hours here
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2. Ellenborough Market Café 

If you’re looking to shake things up, why not head over to Ellenborough Market Café at Swissôtel Merchant Court? Although we’re advised to keep our social groups small this year, a reunion dinner of five seems like the perfect intimate gathering for Lunar New Year.

Ellenborough Market Café's À La Carte Buffet Reunion Dinner
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Over here, there are plenty of CNY-related dine-in options to choose from—be it a reunion dinner, buffet lunch or dinner, or high tea. If you’re looking to feast on crispy hydrangea noodles with seafood sauce or fu zhou braised pork short ribs in red yeast rice, why not opt for the À La Carte Buffet Reunion Dinner (S$108++ for adults, S$54++ for children) on 31 January 2022

Not your thing? You can also go for the CNY Buffet Lunch (S$78++ for adults, S$39++ for children) or CNY Dinner Specials (S$98++ for adults, S$49++ for children) from 15 January to 15 February 2022. Enjoy a yummy spread with braised duck with yam, freshly-roasted bak kwa with yuba salad, a red grouper with preserved vegetables, and many more, after tossing a colourful plate of prosperity yu sheng with salmon, yuzu, chia seeds, and speciality dressing. 

Feeling fancy? There’s also the CNY High Tea Buffet Specials (S$58++ for adults, S$29++ for children) happening from 15 January to 13 February 2022. Feast on mouth-watering assorted Chinese cookies, deep-fried chicken balls, char siew, roasted smoked duck, mini abalones with chilli crab kueh pie tee, and other tasty treats! 

Additionally, you can also choose to add on S$28++ for two hours of free-flow beer to wash down the delectable feast and end the festivities feeling chilled. 

20 Merchant Road, Hotel Swissôtel Merchant Court, Singapore 058281
+65 6239 1847
Daily: 12pm – 2.30pm & 6.30pm – 10pm
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3. Seorae Korean Charcoal BBQ

Seorae's à la carte bbq dishes

Why not go Korean this Lunar New Year? Established in South Korea in April 2007 and starting out as the leading brand for pork skirt meat, Seorae Korean Charcoal BBQ opened their first barbecue outlet in Plaza Singapura in December 2015.

Locally known for their high-grade cuts of meat and a wide variety of à la carte dishes—from stews to single-portioned Korean meal sets—you’ll always be greeted with a new food experience with each visit. 

Seorae's CNY poster
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BBQ meat

Enjoy a unique grilled feast with your family and loved ones with the CNY Prosperity Sharing Platter (S$88 for up to three pax) from 14 January to 18 February 2022. The seasonal special will showcase a specially-curated CNY BBQ platter that’s perfect for all you meat lovers who’re looking to grill up an array of different meat cuts, inclusive of their Signature Galmaegisal Pork Skirt. If you’re looking to warm your body up, opt to top up S$9.90 (U.P. S$16.90) for a hot bowl of Samgyetang (ginseng chicken stew). 

Seorae's rewards' poster
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Additionally, sign up to be a Seorae Rewards member for free to enjoy perks like a S$28 off eVoucher from 1 January to 28 February 2022. A Seorae rewards member will also receive a S$10 off welcome eVoucher, 20% off the total bill during your birthday, and if you spend a total of S$990 or more by 15 December 2022, you will get 50% off your total bill during your next visit. 

Additionally, if you flash this article at any Seorae Korean Charcoal BBQ outlet from 14 January to 18 February 2022, you will get one free Korean meal* (choice of: Korean pancakes, Japchae, or Bibimbap) with every Prosperity Platter purchased! Make your way down to these locations today for your Seorae Korean Charcoal BBQ fix:

  • JEM
  • Plaza Singapura
  • Serangoon NEX
  • Tampines Mall

* Not valid with any free item promotions and weekday-exclusive sets.

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4. Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant

Xin's CNY dishes
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Why not splurge a little and have a roaring opulent Lunar New Year reunion feast at Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant? Located in Holiday Inn Atrium, the restaurant will feature gourmet yu sheng, soup, mains and desserts with an additional 20% off Xin’s Blissful menu for those who’re dining in on 31 January 2022

Sesame Crusted Tuna Yu Sheng with Pineapple Sauce
Credit – Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant

Don’t miss Xin’s latest CNY addition—Sesame Crusted Tuna Yu Sheng with Pineapple Sauce (S$98). Think fresh tuna slices pan-seared to perfection, crispy on the outside, and soft and tender on the inside, paired with Xin’s Chef’s pineapple sauce—a huat concoction made to resemble gold for a prosperous year ahead. 

From an 8-course Blissful Menu (S$428++ for four pax) to the Prosperous Celebrations Menu (S$888++ for five pax), Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant has it all. Look for favourites like Xin’s baby abalone and salmon yu sheng, baked lobster with black olive and assorted onion, steamed garoupa with minced garlic, and many more!

Xin’s CNY set menus are available for dine-in from now till 15 February 2022, and reservations can be made here

317 Outram Road, Holiday Inn Atrium, Singapore 169075
+65 3138 2531
Wed to Fri: 11.30am – 3pm & 5.30pm – 9.30pm
Sat & Sun: 11.30am – 1pm/1.15pm to 3pm & 5.30pm – 9.30pm
Closed on Mon & Tue
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5. PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road 

Be spoilt for choice this CNY 2022 when you head over to PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road, and celebrate the new year of the Tiger over an elaborate feast at Spice Brasserie or prosperity treats and set menus at Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant. 

Stir-fried Tiger Prawns with Soya Bean Crumb and Shiso Leaf in Osmanthus Sauce
Credit – ​​PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road

From now to 15 February 2022, opt to dine in at Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant, and feast on one of six of their Lunar New Year Set Menus (from S$98++ per pax). Indulge in favourites such as prosperity exotic garden with Spiky Sea Cucumber in Homemade Truffle Mushroom and Osmanthus Sauce (招财进宝⻬捞⽣), Stir-fried Tiger Prawns with Soya Bean Crumb and Shiso Leaf in Osmanthus Sauce (桂花香酥老虎虾), Pan-fried New Year Cake with Soya Bean Crisps (珍珠燕窝⾹橙露配皇沙酥元宝), and more.

If you’re not a meat or crustacean lover, they also have a specially curated Vegetarian Set Menu (S$128++ per pax)

Pan-fried New Year Cake with Soya Bean Crisps
Credit – ​​PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road

Additionally, if you’re looking to celebrate CNY at home, do check out their online shop, and order in your preferred takeaway set and goodies two working days in advance before they sell out. 

Reunion Feast dinner buffet
Credit – ​​PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road

That’s not all, if you’re looking to spice things up, head on over to Spice Brasserie from 28 January to 2 February 2022 to enjoy a Reunion Feast dinner buffet from S$68nett per pax. Expect to find a smörgåsbord of festive feast featuring signature dishes like the Golden Creamy Pumpkin Butter Crab, Braised Pork Trotter, Nonya Fried Seabass, and many more.

The feast will also be available for Lunch (S$68nett per adult, S$34nett per child) on 1 & 2 February 2022. Refer here for more details on the operating buffet hours and prices. 

Make a reservation at Spice Brasserie | Si Chuan Dou Hua

 

181 Kitchener Road, Singapore 208533
+65 6428 3000

Spice Brasserie
Daily: 12pm – 2.30pm & 6pm – 9.30pm

Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant
Daily: 11.30am – 2.30pm & 6pm – 10pm

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6. Mìmì Restaurant

Mimi's menu offerings
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Mìmì Restaurant is a 150-year-old riverhouse that’s one of the only two remaining conserved Chinese mansions in Singapore. Over here you can opt for an intimate dining experience in their private dining rooms that’ll guarantee to shut you out from the daily bustles of the outside world. Luxuriate your palates with specially curated menus of Chinese cuisines with modern twists this CNY.

Mimi's Yu Sheng
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Indulge in a thoughtful feast designed to suit the palate of both the young and old, with a modern twist to classic favourites filled with little bits of Chinese history. From 17 January to 15 February 2022, opt for one of the three Unique CNY Menus (from S$72++ per person) or Mìmì’s rendition of ‘everyone’s favourite bit of reunion dinners’, Yu Sheng (S$68 for five pax, $88 for eight pax).

It comes with a vibrant medley of pickled radish, fried vermicelli, and edible petals with fresh sashimi slices and abalone, drizzled with a tangy mix of homemade sauces. 

Make your reservations here.

3A River Valley Road, Clarke Quay, #01-02, Singapore 179020
+65 8879 0688
Daily: 12pm – 3pm & 6pm – 10pm
CNY Eve Special (two seatings): 5.30pm & 8pm
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7. Mouth Restaurant – 地茂馆

Mouth Abalone Yu Sheng
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Known for their dim sum, Peking duck, and Singapore-style Chilli Crab since 1988, the humble Mouth Restaurant – 地茂馆 started their first Chinese restaurant in Chinatown serving customers with their legendary Liu Sha Bun.

Celebrate Lunar New Year with a reunion dinner, and have a go at their Superior Set Menus from S$368++ catered to up to 10 persons, and expect to find Prosperous Abalone Yu Sheng, Mouth Roast Duck with Suckling Pig, Fortune Suckling Pig (Whole), Double-boiled bird nest, and more among well-loved classics from 14 January to 15 February 2022

Chope Reservations

38 Maxwell Road, Airview Building, #01-01/02, Singapore 069116
+65 6438 5798
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 3pm & 6pm – 10pm
Sat, Sun & PH: 10am – 4.30pm & 6pm – 10pm
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8. Chin Lee Restaurant

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Why not have a scrumptious Teochew spread this Lunar New Year at Chin Lee Restaurant? Founded in 1973, the family-owned restaurant has had over 40 years of success by serving its traditional spread.

Image of Chin Lee’s Famous Prawn Ball

If you’re thinking of hosting a dinner at your place this year, you can opt for their Takeaway Set Menu (from S$138++ for five pax) that will come with Chin Lee’s Famous Prawn Ball, Conpoy & Fish Maw with Crabmeat Thick Soup, Braised Abalone with Mushroom & Garden Green, and more! Alternatively, you can also opt to dine in at one of their two outlets.

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9. Swatow Seafood Restaurant 汕头海鲜

Dim sum promo poster
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Swatow Seafood Restaurant is another Teochew restaurant not to be missed. The colourful restaurant serves up a slew of authentic and yummy dishes. 

This CNY, catch up with your family and loved ones over their High Tea Buffet. I’ve heard that their homemade dim sums are to die for, what more is a combination of delicious dim sum and yummy seafood? Additionally, in reminiscent of their roots, founder, Mr Jimi Tan, also hired renowned chefs around the Asia Pacific region to bring you traditional and fresh dishes that’ll get you reminded of a homely meal in no time. 

* Only available at Swatow Seafood Restaurant Toa Payoh. 

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10. First Culinary Restaurant

Roasted Peking Duck
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Located in ITE College Central, First Culinary Restaurant has created quite the roar with their delicious dishes. Why not bring your loved ones here for a belly-filling Lunar New Year meal this year? 

For CNY 2022, expect to find your favourites on one of their Seven Set Menu ranging from S$59.80++ per pax to S$1,088++ for five pax available for dine-in, delivery or takeaway. If you haven’t heard, they’re famous for their Roasted Peking Duck, so that has to be on your list this year. Additionally, most of their sets will come with an Abalone Yusheng with other dishes such as the Braised Shark’s Fin Soup with Seafood in Pineapple Broth, Deep-fried Red Grouper in Soy Sauce, Signature Roasted Suckling Pig, and many more! 

2 Ang Mo Kio Drive, ITE College Central, Block A, #01-09, Singapore 567720
Daily: 10.30 – 3pm & 5.30pm – 10pm
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11. Gim Tim

Buddha Jumps Over the Wall
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A huge hit among the older generation, Gim Tim has been around since 1989 serving up exquisite Hokkien and Cantonese-style dishes especially during festive periods like the upcoming Chinese New Year. Its signature dish, the Buddha Jumps Over the Wall is not to be missed, and never fails to impress most foodies

This CNY, look forward to two CNY Takeaway Sets ranging from S$398++ to S$698++, where you will be able to find dishes like the Prosperity “Lo Hei” Salmon Yu Sheng, Steamed Salted Kampong Chicken, Deep-fried Grouper with Sweet & Sour Sauce, and more.

If sets aren’t your thing, you can also take your pick off their à la carte menu for a personalised CNY meal filled with your favourites. 

157 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4, #01-546, Singapore 560157
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 2.30pm & 6pm – 10.30pm
Sat, Sun & PH: 11am – 2.30pm & 6pm – 10.30pm
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12. Redstar Restaurant

Red Star's menu offerings
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Another restaurant focusing on delectable Cantonese specialities is Redstar Restaurant. Conveniently located in the heart of Chinatown, the restaurant has a cosy vibe that relaxes you before you indulge in their delectable dishes. 

Serving only authentic Cantonese cuisine like the American Duck, Fried Yam Pots filled with Scallops, Prawn and Cashew Nuts, the restaurant has also curated a special CNY Set Menus for this year. Expect to find other favourites like the Lucky Raw Fish, Shark’s Fin with Crab Meat, and Braised Abalone with Mushroom amid other traditional favourites. 

Block 54 Chin Swee Road, #07-23, Singapore 160054
Mon to Sat: 8am – 3pm & 6pm – 10pm
Sun & PH: 7am – 3pm& 6pm – 10pm
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13. Empress

Al fresco dining view
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How about immersing yourself in Asian history while feasting with a view? Located at the Asian Civilisation Museum, Empress is a Chinese restaurant serving up a slew of traditional Chinese dishes. Over here, you can enjoy your lunch or dinner in a contemporary dining room or a large alfresco terrace with a spectacular view of the Singapore River. 

Empress' yu sheng
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Pick up your chopsticks and go crazy on their CNY 2022 menu that’s inclusive of dishes like the absolutely tender Braised Pork Belly with Fried Mantou, mouthwatering Crispy Roast Duck with Truffle Sauce, and end it all off with a Nian Gao Roll topped with goji berry ice cream.

Chope Reservations

1 Empress Place, Asian Civilisations Museum, #01-03, Singapore 179555
+65 6776 0777
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 3pm & 6pm – 10.30pm
Sat & Sun: 11am – 3pm & 6pm – 10.30pm
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