Last Updated: January 25, 2021
So the lunar new year’s looking a little different this year. Perhaps the annual dinner gatherings at your favourite restaurants can’t happen, or that you’re going to have to stagger relative visiting timings. Either way, you don’t have to do the planning alone.
Despite the restrictions in place, you best believe that you can still enjoy your darling dishes and that one pen cai you’ve been waiting all year for. When you can’t go to the CNY spread, let it come to you, I say. I’ve rounded up 10 great home delivery and takeaway deals so that we can all get both maximum indulgence and maximum safety this holiday season.
As the first hotel in Singapore to receive the SG Clean Quality Mark, Grand Hyatt Singapore’s stringent hygiene standards are second to none, and it shows. It comes as no surprise that the hotel’s restaurants have long been held in high regard for both their decadent fare, as well as impeccable quality.
This lunar new year, you’ll be able to savour the very same enjoyment from the comfort of your home starting now until 28 February 2021. The hotel’s CNY shop offers a one-stop site for your party needs with Chinese new year dishes, gourmet treats, and premium alcohol available all at the same place.
Carefully and consciously curated using sustainable ingredients, get your dose of traditional holiday dishes like the hearty Bountiful Treasure Pot (pen cai) (S$388), Double-Boiled ‘Buddha Jumps Over The Wall’ Soup (S$338), and Mezza9’s Signature Braised Soon Hock (S$128). On top of the aforementioned epicurean dishes, bag home some treats like pineapple tarts, kueh makmor, and love letters for you and your guests to munch on in between catching up and laughing over nostalgic memories.
To get a chance to try some of the best and heartiest dishes this Lunar New Year, be sure to place your orders at least 48 hours in advance as everything is cooked fresh by the hotel’s team of chefs for your maximum dining pleasure.
To top it all off, Grand Hyatt Singapore is offering all SETHLUI.com readers 15% off items from the CNY takeaway menu as well as goodies menu when you check out with the promo code ‘SETHLUI’ from 22 January to 12 February 2021.
This Lunar New Year at Goodwood Park Hotel, both savoury and sweet treats grace the occasion, with newcomers like Maple Butter and Almond Garlic Lotus Root Chips (S$36.80nett/bottle), Walnut Cookies (S$28.80nett/bottle), and Gong Xi ‘Huat’ Cai! (S$78nett for 700g) (a 14cm pineapple crumble tart presented in a grand red and gold box) available for order.
Kick off the new year feasting with the Joyful Blessings ‘Lo Hei’ (S$201.15nett per large portion) from Min Jiang, and Auspicious Abundance ‘Lo Hei’ (S$286.75nett per large portion) from Min Jiang at Dempsey.
Min Jiang’s lineup includes the takeaway MJ Five Fortune Appetiser Platter (S$158.35nett for six persons), Braised Spring Chicken With Pork Belly and Sea Treasures in Claypot (S$393.75nett for six persons), and Chilled D24 Durian ‘Nian Gao’ Roll (S$64.20nett for two rolls).
Meanwhile, Min Jiang at Dempsey presents the likes of Braised Pork Belly, Meatball With Crabmeat in Beancurd Pockets and Sea Treasures in Claypot (S$393.75nett for six persons), Double-boiled Chicken Soup with Abalones and ‘Ba Wang Hua’ (S$254.65nett for six persons), and the Fortune Delight Crispy Silver Hill Duck with Glutinous Rice (S$254.65nett for eight persons).
All Lunar New Year specials are available from 24 January to 26 February 2021 and the last pre-order date is 21 February 2021, 12pm. Be sure to place your takeaway or delivery orders five days in advance via the link here.
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In the heart of the city centre and along the banks of the historic Singapore River, Swissôtel Merchant Court, Singapore boasts scrumptious fuss-free party feasts and takeaway treats for your intimate Lunar New Year gathering this 2021.
Choose from two reunion dining options—Treasure and Abundance—perfect for an fun-sized party of 8 to 10 people. The Treasure Bundle (S$428nett) presents seven menu items such as the Prosperity Yu Sheng with Smoked Salmon drizzled with yuzu chia seed dressing, Celestial Eight Treasure Duck, and finally a sweet finish to wrap things up, the Pan-fried “Nian Gao” with coconut floss.
You can also opt to go big and bold with the luxurious Abundance Bundle (S$628nett), with eight menu items like the Fortune Yu Sheng with Rock Lobster, Beef Short Ribs, and Braised Buddha’s Temptation Claypot (Poon Choy), and Snow Fungus with sweet pear, peach gum, and chia seed jelly for a healthy end to the meal.
Alternatively, if you’re looking to curate your own menu instead, pick from the a la carte menu of dishes which include some of the dishes from before like the Golden Crispy Red Grouper (S$68) (1kg – 1.2kg), Fortune Yu Sheng with Rock Lobster (S$168), and the Braised Buddha’s Temptation Claypot (Poon Choy) (S$288) which feeds eight to 10 people. All boast familiar flavours made all the more enhanced with premium, high-quality ingredients to add that special element of je ne sais quoi to the meal on a whole.
Pre-orders run from 27 January to 21 February 2021, but bear in mind that all orders require five days of advance notice. Place your orders here, and arrange for collection at Ellenborough Market Café from 1 to 26 February 2021.
Long lauded for comprehensive buffet services for just about any occasion, it’s a no-brainer that Neo Garden Catering lands itself as one of the favourites when it comes to Lunar New year festivities. And even though party sizes this year will have to be downsized, it shouldn’t mean that the spread should be any less magnificent.
Neo Garden boasts over 10 different types of yu sheng, so you know there’s definitely something for the occasion, no matter the group size. A naturally sweet and healthy iteration of traditional yu sheng, the Rainbow Fruits Yusheng (S$94.16) is the health-conscious’ dream, presenting an assortment of seasonal fruits with zesty orange plum sauce. The Lucky Ox 16″ Yusheng (S$179.76), featuring ingredients arranged to form an ox motif, is almost too cute to be eaten, but will definitely make for a picture-worthy moment just before all that tossing action.
Any Lunar New Year feast would be incomplete without the perennial meats and fish, and at Neo Garden, the decadent Truffle Roasted Duck (S$95.02), Chongqing Spicy Fragrant Whole Sea Bass In Claypot (S$95.02), and Chilli Crab Sauce Crayfish W/ Fried Mantou (S$95.02) are amongst the most popular picks. All boast familiar flavours that every member of the family can appreciate, but also with a clever twist of fiery spice or fragrant truffle that keep each dish interesting yet palatable.
There also exists vegetarian options at Neo Garden with their Filial Set (S$179.76) that includes braised beancurd with mushrooms, eight treasures loh han chye, and golden mushrooms medley fritters, or the Longevity Set (S$222.56) that comprises kungpao monkey mushroom, golden yam fritters, and asparagus with lotus roots—both of which feed four to six guests.
Add a saccharine finish to the meal with the classic Yam Paste With Gingko Nut (S$41.52) that’s served hot, hearty Glutinous Rice Balls in Ginger Soup (S$35.10), or—what I’ve personally got my eye on—the Cranberry Pu-er Butter Cake (S$35.10), which sounds like a delightfully interesting play on dessert flavours.
Place your orders as early as possible to secure some solid feasting, and be sure to keep a watchful eye on Neo Garden’s Instagram page for a chance to win CNY goodies for you and your loved ones too.
If you’re too busy to specially curate your own CNY menu, it’s all good—Ban Heng has done it for you. Do less head-scratching and more feasting when you order their set menu, specifically tailored for the busy bee in mind.
Starting at S$438+, Ban Heng’s sets feed 10 people and boasts only high-quality ingredients and the heartiest of dishes not to be missed. Expect Braised Superior Shark’s Fin, Fried Prawns with Cereal, and of course, Monk Jumps Over The Wall, which in itself presents delicious elements such as sea cucumber, fish maw, shark’s fin, and pig’s trotters, amongst others.
The delivery period runs from 13 to 28 February 2021 with limited slots available, so jump on it quickly if you don’t want to miss out.
Staying true to traditional recipes, Grain brings nostalgic flavours with a refreshing twist this time ‘round. Make up for lost time and gather in-person with those nearest and dearest this season as you share with them some throwback dishes this new year.
The Chinese New Year Party Set comes in 8-course (S$244.82 W/ GST) and 9-course (S$394.62 w/ GST) options—for four to six and eight to 10 guests respectively—that takes you on an all-rounded gastronomical trip from start to finish. It begins with a yu sheng, and covers every other element you could possibly need; vegetables, fish, meat, mains, sides, and finally, dessert. Look forward to dishes such as Auspicious Goji Rice with Pumpkin Floss, Nourishing Ginseng Chicken Thigh, Abundant Prawns in Chilli Crab Sauce, and Full of Joy Creamy Taro with Golden Pumpkin.
Those with bigger families can opt for the Chinese New Year Buffet To Go that has two selections available—7 courses (S$23.41 W/ GST per guest, min. 15 guests) and 9 courses (S$27.69 W/ GST per guest, min. 15 guests).
From the comfort of their own homes, Buffet To Go diners can expect Double Treasure Wild Mushrooms, Ah Ma’s Fragrant Curry Chicken, Happiness Thai-Canton Steamed Dory, and Harmony Red Bean Cream with Sesame Rice Balls. All Buffet To Go and Party Sets are delivered in microwavable & disposable containers, and disposable biodegradable plates and cutlery are provided for all guests.
While circumstances are not conducive for mass lo hei sessions, that doesn’t mean you can’t do it your way. Grain has designed a Chinese New Year Prosperity Pack ($40.88 W/ GST) that includes a personal lo hei that allows everyone to toss their way to prosperity through Zoom or other creative ways you can think of. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org and get your Prosperity Pack delivered to each of your loved ones wherever they may be.
Exclusive to our readers, Grain is offering 5% off their Chinese New Year Party Sets and Buffet To Go, available on day one, day two, and every other day on Chinese New Year. Enter promo code ‘SETHGRAINCNY’ upon checkout here to enjoy the offer.
There’s never a shortage of selections at Mandarin Oriental Singapore‘s online shop which offers just about anything you can dream up. Six different types of yu sheng range from the Prosperity Yu Sheng (S$88, small) all the way to the Harmonious Yu Sheng (S$288, large).
Fans of the classic Cherry Garden restaurant might want to add the Cherry Garden Superior Pot (S$408) to their carts, which serves six people and contains all sorts of premium ingredients like whole head abalone, lobster, scallops, king prawns, sea cucumber, and much more you don’t want to miss.
Also, snag hampers (from S$168) that make for the perfect new year gift to spread positive juju this season, or pick up some tidbits like Cashew Nut Cookies (S$36) and Wholemeal Mixed Nuts Cookies (S$36) for your guests’ snacking pleasure.
Recognised as one of Singapore’s oldest seafood restaurants, Red House Seafood works hard to integrate even Malay, Indian, and Peranakan elements into their dishes, upholding a menu that’s exciting and refreshing.
From now until 26 February 2021, the restaurant is offering takeaway dishes so you’ll be able to enjoy your favourite menu classics with your loved ones at home. Items available for order include the Treasure Pot (Pen Cai) (from S$288+) that comes with complimentary lotus leaf rice, Fresh Alaskan King Crab Meat & Salmon Yu Sheng (S$168+), and Steamed Carrot Cake with Chinese Sausage (S$33.80+) to name a few.
Mouth Restaurant needs no introduction where Chinese Restaurants are concerned, though their CNY takeaway sale might interest you more than just a little. Meant to feed five people, their 2021 CNY 5 Pax Set is now going at S$198+, from the original price, S$268+.
In it, you’ll find the staple Prosperity Yu Sheng, Braised E-Fu Noodle W Mixed Seafood, Herbal Prawn w Wolf Berries, and Braised Abalone w Seasonal Vegetable, amongst other lip-smacking dishes.
From 5 to 14 February 2021, Swatow Restaurant is offering deliveries for their CNY sets so that your new year celebrations stay as fuss-free as possible.
Various CNY sets (from S$368) are available for both delivery and pick up at their Toa Payoh outlet starting 26 January 2021. They come in variants of five or eight diners, so you’re covered no matter the party size.
Some of Swatow’s early bird promotions go up to 20% off various sets and menu items, so be sure to check them all out here, and order quickly so you don’t miss out.
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