Chinese New Year (CNY) is truly a time for family and friends. But the real joy of this festive occasion is definitely the food, and we’re all looking forward to catch-up sessions over sumptuous reunion dinners.
Here are 16 places you can bring your family and friends for CNY reunion meals.
1. Full Of Luck Club
If you want to get your year off to a lucky start, head over to the auspiciously-named Full Of Luck Club at Holland Village.
With five different set menus to choose from, there’s something for everyone here. Smaller groups can go for Peace & Bliss ($118 per table of 2 pax) or Harmony with Joy ($238 per table of 4 pax). Yes, you read it right. At Full Of Luck Club, you can toss the yu sheng even with just two people! You can choose from either Shredded Abalone or Salmon for the FOLC Prosperity Toss.
Unearth a fragrant dish with Fresh Lotus Wrapped Glutinous Rice Treasure, available in 2 pax and 4 pax sets. If you’re looking for a meatier option, the Delightful Platter from the 6 pax set comes with Honey Glazed Char Siew and Crispy Kurobuta Pork. The tender meat will surely satisfy your carnivorous cravings.
For larger groups, choose from one of three options: Luck & Prosperity ($368 per table of 6 pax), Fortune of Gold ($498 per table of 8 pax), or Longevity & Wealth ($628 per table of 10 pax). The Braised Assorted Mushrooms and Fa Cai in Abalone Sauce features mushrooms and strands of fa cai — bound to make you fa cai (it sounds like “发财”, which means to “get rich”).
Bring your family and friends to Full Of Luck Club, for a Year of the Dog that’ll be full of good luck!
2. Baba Chews Bar & Eatery
For a reunion dinner with a touch of Peranakan flavour, head over to Baba Chews Bar & Eatery. Choose from set menus and a la carte dishes, and even Chinese New Year brunch, for a twist on the traditional dishes.
Seasonal dishes include lobsters and fish maw soup, prepared in unique styles. The Nonya Style Baked Lobster is charcoal-baked, and coated with homemade Nonya sambal sabayon.
For a hearty soup, try the Hee Piow Tng, a Peranakan fish maw soup. Fill up your belly with the Pork Knuckle Pongteh, topped with auspicious fatt choy.
Nothing beats sharing the good times with your closest and dearest on Chinese New Year, opt for the set lunch and dinner menus ($48++, $58++, $68++ and $88+) from 15 February – 2 March 2018. Enjoy the Baba Salmon Yusheng, which even has pineapple chunks and cornflakes in it, and jump-start your year with a dash of good fortune.
If you’re looking for a unique Chinese New Year meal, what about a festive brunch? Excite your senses with innovative twists on local food at the a la carte buffet brunch ($42++ per adult, $21++ per child) from 12.30pm – 3.30pm on 16 – 18 February 2018, with Lobster Carrot Cake, Salted Egg Kaya Macaroons, and even Tempura Nian Gow.
There’s no better place to head to, if you’re looking for a reunion dinner with a Peranakan twist. Celebrate the Lunar New Year with some communal dishes!
Baba Chews Bar & Eatery: 86 East Coast Road, #01-01, Katong Square, Singapore 428788 | Tel: +65 6723 2025 | Opening Hours: 6.30am – 11pm (Sun – Thu), 6.30am – 12midnight (Fri & Sat) | Facebook
Pamper yourselves with a nourishing hotpot reunion dinner at Beauty In The Pot 美滋锅 this Chinese New Year. With rich yet healthy soup bases enriched with collagen, your complexion will remain as lovely as ever.
All seven set menus come with Beauty Collagen Broth and Spicy Nourishing Broth. Depending on your group size, you can choose the Harmony Menu ($188++ for 2 pax), Happiness Menu ($288++ for 4 pax), Wealth Menu ($338++ for 4 pax), Fortune Menu ($388++ for 6 pax), Harmony Menu ($488++ for 6 pax), Grand Harvest Menu ($788++ for 10 pax), or the Grand Feast Menu ($988++ for 10 pax).
For a truly celebratory dinner, savour premium ingredients, such as US Wagyu Beef, Hokkaido Fresh Scallops and 10-Head Abalone in a warm and nourishing broth.
What better way to ring in the Year of the Dog, than sharing a cosy hotpot with your closest and dearest?
Beauty In The Pot 美滋锅: 11 Tanjong Katong, One KM, #02-21/22, Singapore 436950 | Tel: +65 6702 2542 | Opening Hours: 11am – 3pm (Lunch, Mon – Thu), 5.30pm – 1am (Dinner, Mon – Thu), 11am – 3am (Fri & Sat), 11am – 1am (Sun) | 176 Orchard Road, The Centrepoint, #05-15/16, Singapore 238843 | Tel: +65 6235 3557 | Opening Hours: 11.30am – 6am daily | Website
4. Yàn Cantonese Cuisine
Celebrate togetherness at Yàn Cantonese Cuisine this Lunar New Year! Familiar Cantonese flavours are presented as a modern visual feast, at this rooftop restaurant in National Gallery Singapore.
Choose from seven different set menus: Set Menu 1 年年有余宴 ($198++ per person, min. 2 pax), Set Menu 2 事事如意宴 ($138++ per pax, min. 4 – 6 pax), Set Menu 3 岁岁平安宴 ($188++ per pax, min. 4 – 6 pax), Set Menu 4 风调雨顺宴 ($118++ per pax, min. 8 – 10 pax), Set Menu 5 龙飞凤舞宴 ($138++ per pax, min. 8 – 10 pax), Set Menu 6 恭喜发财宴 ($178++ per pax, min. 8 – 10 pax, advance order), and Set Menu 7 大吉大利宴 ($268++ per pax, min. 8 – 10 pax, advance order).
Feast on meaty dishes like Signature Roast Crispy Suckling Pig ($288++ for a whole pig, a la carte), Signature Roast Duck ($35++ for half, $70++ for a whole duck, a la carte).
Don’t forget the customary Salmon Yu Sheng ($72++ for medium, $92++ for large, + $20 to add more fish, a la carte).
You’ll want to bring your family together for a reunion dinner at Yàn Cantonese Cuisine, for food that tastes good and company that warms your heart.
Yàn Cantonese Cuisine: National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew’s Road, #05-02, Singapore 178957 | Tel: +65 6384 5585 | Opening Hours: 11.30am – 2.30pm daily (Lunch), 6pm – 10.30pm daily (Dinner) | Facebook | Website
5. Boon Tong Kee
Possibly one of the most famous chicken rice places in Singapore, Boon Tong Kee offers zi char alongside chicken rice dishes. This 2018, usher in the Year of the Dog and send off the Year of the Rooster with their Lunar New Year set menus.
Enjoy a hearty reunion meal when you choose one of the four sets: Reunion Dinner Menu Set A ($498++ for 6 pax, $698++ for 10 pax), Reunion Dinner Menu Set B ($528++ for 10 pax), Reunion Dinner Menu Set C ($468++ for 10 pax), or Reunion Dinner Menu Set D ($568++ for 6 pax, $738++ for 10 pax).
Set A comes with Braised Duck with Sea Cucumber and Mushrooms, for those who enjoy gamier meat and a meal that’s bigger on flavour. Set B offers Crispy Kampong Chicken (whole), because a trip to Boon Tong Kee isn’t complete without chowing down on chicken.
For a more traditional meal, both Set C and Set D come with pen cai. Share in this luxurious one-pot feast, filled to the brim with premium seafood, meats and vegetables. Finish off the meal with the complimentary Foo Chow Glutinous Rice Cake, so that you will 年年高升 (advance toward higher positions with each passing year)!
Boon Tong Kee: 399, 401 & 403 Balestier Road, Singapore 329801 | Tel: +65 6254 3937 | Opening Hours: 11am – 4.45pm daily, 5.30pm – 4.30am (Mon – Sat), 5.30pm – 3am (Sun) | Other outlets | Facebook | Website
Usher in the Lunar New Year with a breath-taking 360o view at Prima Tower Revolving Restaurant! With the Prosperity Yu Sheng ($58++ for small, $68++ for medium, $88++ for large, add-on abalone at $30++ per plate), you can be sure to soar to greater heights of abundance and wealth this year.
For group dining, choose from five different set menus that are bound to elevate your fortune. Highlights include Authentic Barbequed Peking Duck ($70++), Superior Treasures Fortune Pot in Peking Style ($728++ for 10 pax) and Sautéed Bird’s Nest with Egg White ($70++ for small, $140++ for large), which can be ordered a la carte too.
Welcome prosperity this Lunar New Year with the sumptuous spread from Prima Tower Revolving Restaurant, and don’t forget to take in the beautiful view too!
Prima Tower Revolving Restaurant: 201 Keppel Road, Singapore 099419 | Tel: +65 6272 8822 / +65 6272 8988 | Opening Hours: 11am – 2.30pm (Lunch, Mon – Sat), 10.30am – 2.30pm (Lunch, Sun), 6.30pm – 10.30pm daily (Dinner) | Website
7. Peony Jade Restaurant
For a truly gourmet Chinese New Year reunion dinner, why not head over to Peony Jade Restaurant? The exquisite dishes will guarantee you ‘bow-wow bountiful beginnings’ in 2018.
Sink your teeth into meaty dishes, such as the ‘Overflowing Abundance’ Roast Pig Combo ($528.88 nett, serves 8 -10 pax), and ‘Prosperity’ Roast Goose Combo ($368.88 nett, serves 10 – 12 pax). Both come with the ‘Bountiful Harvest’ Norwegian Salmon Sashimi Yu Sheng, so that you can toss your fortune higher.
To get in the spirit of the Year of the Dog, opt for Golden Prosperous Dog ($388.88 nett, serves 8 – 10 pax). This salt-baked creation has a whole hock ham, eight-head Australian abalone, fatt choi, spiked sea cucumber and many other wholesome ingredients. The best part? It’s wrapped in lotus leaves and presented in a doggy-shaped salt crust!
More traditional fare like the ‘Prosperity & Smooth Sailing’ Pot Package ($518.88 nett for 6 pax, $748.88 nett for 8 – 10 pax) is also available. Gather your family and friends for a lavish reunion dinner with premium ingredients, and look forward to a bountiful feast!
Peony Jade: Peony Jade @ Keppel, 10 Bukit Chermin Road, M Level, Singapore 109918 | Tel: +65 6276 9138 | Opening Hours: 11am – 2.30pm daily, 6pm – 10.30pm daily | Peony Jade @ Clarke Quay, 3 River Valley Road, Level 2, Singapore 179020 | Tel: +65 6338 0305 | Opening Hours: 11am – 2.30pm daily, 6pm – 10.30pm daily | Facebook | Website
8. The Line Restaurant (Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore)
For a truly sumptuous reunion dinner, why not head to The Line Restaurant at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore for a Cantonese buffet? From 10 January – 28 February 2018, indulge in a festive feast with the Canton Fair that’ll leave you feeling stuffed.
You’ll definitely go back for seconds, and maybe thirds, because the Roasted Suckling Pig is simply divine. Mmm, just thinking about the crispy skin makes my mouth water!
Don’t worry, the usual fresh seafood is still available as well. From freshly shucked oysters, to juicy scallops and snow crab legs, the selection is enough to make you stuff yourself silly.
Gather your family and friends to start the year with a Lunar New Year feast! With good company and good food, your year will be off to a prosperous start.
The Line Restaurant: Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore, 22 Orange Grove Road, Lower Lobby, Tower Wing, Singapore 258350 | Tel: +65 6213 4275 | Opening Hours: 6am – 12midnight daily, 6am – 10.30am (Breakfast Buffet, Mon – Fri), 6am – 11am (Breakfast Buffet, Sat & Sun), 12noon – 2.30pm (Lunch Buffet, Mon – Fri), 12noon – 3pm (Lunch Buffet, Sat & Sun), 6pm – 10pm daily (Dinner Buffet) | Website
9. Man Fu Yuan (InterContinental Singapore)
Greet the Year of the Dog with curated culinary creations at Man Fu Yuan in InterContinental Singapore!
Running from 1 February – 2 March 2018, you’ll get to choose from five handcrafted menus: Prosperity Menu 一帆风顺 ($128++ per pax, min. 2 pax), Success Menu 二龙腾飞 ($188++ per pax, min. 2 pax), Abundance Menu 三阳开泰 ($1,188++ for 10 pax, add-on $120++ for additional pax), Harmony Menu 四季平安 ($1,388++ for 10 pax, add-on $140++ for additional pax), Fortune Menu 五福临门 ($2,888++ for 10 pax, add-on $290++ for additional pax).
With the Prosperity Yu Sheng (from $88++), you’ll get to enjoy fresh catches of Hokkaido scallops, salmon and abalone for a truly abundant Lunar New Year. The menus also include the Man Fu Yuan Abundance Treasure Pot ($398++ a la carte, serves 5 pax) with 18 different delicacies, and the signature Chinese Tea-Smoked Duck ($88++ a la carte) that is cooked with dang gui, a fortifying Chinese herb.
Celebrate Chinese New Year at Man Fu Yuan to usher in a new year full of prosperity!
Man Fu Yuan 满福苑: InterContinental Singapore, 80 Middle Road, Singapore 188966 | Tel: +65 6338 7600 | Opening Hours: 11.45am – 3pm (Lunch, Mon – Fri), 11.30am – 3.15pm (Lunch, Sat & Sun), 6.30pm – 10.30pm daily (Dinner) | Website
10. White Rose Café (York Hotel Singapore)
Head over to White Rose Café in York Hotel Singapore for a Chinese New Year dinner that’s bigger and better.
For $59++ per adult and $29++ per child on 15 February 2018, you get to enjoy the full range of festive dishes. From a hearty Braised Shark’s Fin Soup with Crab Meat to comforting hot dishes like Steamed Imperial Herbal Chicken Wrapped in Lotus Leaf, you’ll definitely have a memorable dining experience. Each table even gets a complimentary Prosperity ‘Lo Hei’ Platter!
If you prefer course meals, book a spot for your family and relatives with one of the two specially-crafted set menus. Choose from the seven-course Joyful Reunion ($588++) or the eight-course Good Fortune ($638++) to celebrate Lunar New Year with indulgence, from 9 – 13 February, and 15 February – 2 March 2018.
White Rose Café: York Hotel Singapore, 21 Mount Elizabeth, Singapore 228516 | Tel: +65 6737 0511 | Opening Hours: 6am – 11pm daily | Website
11. Spices Cafe (Concorde Hotel Singapore)
Add a little spice to your Lunar New Year at Spices Cafe in Concorde Hotel Singapore! With an exciting range of yu sheng and buffets, your new year will surely be blessed with good luck and prosperity.
From 5 February – 3 March 2018, toss your fortune sky-high with the Yu Sheng (Salmon and Tuna, served with Plum Sauce or Nonya Sauce) at Spices Café. Available in three sizes ($28++ for small, $48++ for medium, $68++ for large), you can find the right size to share.
If you dine in at their Singapore Flavours Buffet Lunch or Harvest of the Sea Buffet Dinner, you can even get the Yu Sheng at discounted prices ($20++ for small, $30++ for medium, $40++ for large)!
Look forward to the Chinese New Year Reunion Dinner Buffet ($96++ per adult, $48++ per child) on 15 February 2018. You even get a complimentary platter of yu sheng to go along with the free-flow signature dishes.
You can opt for the Chinese New Year Lunch Buffet ($52++ per adult, $25++ per child), or come in for the Dinner Buffet ($68++ per adult, $34++ per child) from 16 – 18 February 2018. For dinner, you get the added bonus of 200g of Braised Lobster with Fish Maw.
Feast your way to abundance at Spices Cafe, and usher in the Year of the Dog with a bellyful of delicious delicacies!
Spices Cafe: Concorde Hotel Singapore, 100 Orchard Road, Singapore 238840 | Tel: +65 6733 8855 | Opening Hours: 6am – 11pm daily | Website
Start the Year of the Dog right, with a bountiful buffet at Royale Restaurant in Mercure Singapore Bugis. The buffet runs from 9 February – 2 March 2018, with Lunar New Year Eve and Day buffets which has even more decadent dishes.
The Lunar New Year Festive Buffet ($58++ for adult, $29++ for child, $68++ for free-flow juices & soft drinks, $88++ for free-flow wines & beer) is the ultimate reunion dinner buffet. Get your creative juices flowing at the DIY Prosperity Yu Sheng station!
On Chinese New Year Eve and Day (15 & 16 February 2018), indulge in an even more sumptuous buffet spread ($68++ for adult, $34++ for child, $78++ for free-flow juices & soft drinks, $98 for free-flow wines & beer). Enjoy the added bonus of premium dishes, such as Roasted Suckling Piglet, Assorted Tempura and Oven-Roasted Crispy Pork Belly.
Adjourn for a reunion dinner at Royale Restaurant in Mercure Singapore Bugis, for a truly royal treatment.
Royale Restaurant: Mercure Singapore Bugis, Level 3, 122 Middle Road, Singapore 188973 | Tel: +65 6521 9299 | Opening Hours: 11am – 2.30pm daily (Lunch), 6pm – 10pm daily (Dinner) | Website
13. Jade (The Fullerton Hotel Singapore)
Gather your family and friends for a lavish Chinese New Year feast with Jade’s Reunion Set Menu (from $88 per pax, five-course meal).
À la carte orders are also available, and the Premium Braised Pen Cai ($78 per pax, minimum 6 pax, one-day advance notice) is a must-try. This signature dish features Fuzhou-style handmade fishballs with mackerel and pork filling.
The Eight Happiness Gold Rush Yu Sheng ($78 for 5 pax and below, $118 for 6-8 pax, $138 for 9-12 pax) comes with Ong Lai, or Honey Pineapple dressing, to welcome prosperity. There’s even homemade Champagne Jelly with edible Gold Leaves in this luxurious yu sheng!
If you want a reunion dinner with a lavish twist, Jade is your pick of the year. Wait no more, and reserve your table today!
Jade: The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178 | Tel: +65 6877 8911 / +65 6877 8912 | Opening Hours: 11.30am – 2.30pm (Lunch, Mon – Fri), 12noon – 3pm (Gourmet Dum Sim Treasures, Sat, Sun & Public Holidays), 6.30pm – 10.30pm daily (Dinner) | Website
14. Hai Tien Lo (Pan Pacific Singapore)
For a traditional reunion dinner with a contemporary twist, head over to award-winning Cantonese restaurant Hai Tien Lo at Pan Pacific Singapore.
Choose from eight different Chinese New Year Reunion Set Menus, including one that’s suitable for vegetarians: Fortune Menu ($168.80++ per pax, min. 2 pax), Happiness Menu ($148.80++ per pax, min. 4 pax), Wealth Menu ($138.80++ per pax, min. 6 pax), Luck Menu ($188.80++ per pax, min. 8 pax), Abundance Menu ($238.80++ per pax, min. 8 pax), Harvest Menu ($288.80++ per pax, min. 8 pax), Success Menu ($688.80++ per pax, min. 8 pax, advanced order required), and the vegetarian Nutritious Vegetarian Menu ($128.80 per pax).
And don’t forget what’s most important: yu sheng! Hai Tien Lo’s A Toss to Prosperity Yu Sheng (from $38 – $188) comes in both small and large portions, with add-ons like Shredded Jellyfish (+ $12), Crispy Fish Skin (+ $12), and even Boston Lobster Meat (+ $48).
With such tantalising options for reunion dinner, you’ll want to make a reservation immediately!
Hai Tien Lo: Pan Pacific Singapore, Level Three, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Singapore 039595 | Tel: +65 6826 8240 | Opening Hours: 11.30am – 2.30pm daily (Lunch), 6.30pm – 10.30pm daily (Dinner) | Facebook | Website
15. Szechuan Court (Fairmont Singapore)
From 1 February to 2 March 2018, ring in the Lunar New Year at Szechuan Court in Fairmont Singapore with indulgent set menus and signature dishes from Master Chef Mok Wan Lok.
Look forward to generous servings of seafood with the Prosperity Yu Sheng ($58++ for salmon, $88++ for snow crab, $98++ for abalone, $98++ for lobster, $58++ for vegetarian abalone). The harmonious blends of flavours will start your new year off just right.
Usher prosperity into your homes with the ever-popular Sautéed Australian Scallops and Maine Lobster in XO Chilli Sauce ($68++ per portion). The addition of fresh and juicy Australian Scallops will surely make you feel wang-wang (prosperous)!
And for dessert, opt for the duo of Traditional and Golden Corn Nian Gao ($14.80++ per portion). A symbol of wealth, this sweet ending promises ever-growing prosperity in the new year!
Szechuan Court: Level 3, Fairmont Singapore, 80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189560 | Tel: +65 6431 6156 | Opening Hours: 12noon – 2.30pm daily (Lunch, last order 2.15pm), 6.30pm – 10.30pm daily (Dinner, last order 10.15pm) | Website
16. Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant (Marriott Singapore Tang Plaza)
Head down to Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant at Marriott Singapore Tang Plaza for an abundant spread! From buffets to dinner set menus, you’re in for a hearty meal at this “House of a Chinese Scholar”.
What better way to feast, than with free-flow international dishes and Chinese New Year specials? You’ll even get to make your own Eight Prosperity Yu Sheng (you’ll get to fill it with all your favourites). On Lunar New Year Eve (15 February 2018), enjoy the Buffet Dinner at $118++ per adult, and $60++ per child.
On 16 & 17 February 2018, you can even book the Lunar New Year Day Buffet Lunch ($68++ per adult, $98++ per adult with free-flow wines, beer & soft drinks, $38++ per child), or the Lunar New Year Day Buffet Dinner ($80++ per adult, $40++ per child).
If you prefer a more traditional reunion dinner, Wan Hao offers reunion dinner feasts too. Choose from four different sets: Abundance and Prosperity ($108.80++ per pax, min. 4 – 8 pax), Joyous Reunions ($128.80++ per pax, min. 8 – 10 pax), Feasts of Abundance ($1588++ per table, 10 pax), Auspicious Spring Celebrations ($2088++ per table, 10 pax).
There’s no better way to usher in the Year of the Dog, than with the finest culinary masterpieces Wan Hao has to offer.
Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant: Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza, 320 Orchard Road, Singapore 238865 | Tel: +65 6831 4605 | Opening Hours: 12noon – 3pm (Lunch, Mon – Fri), 11.30am – 3pm (Lunch, Sat, Sun & Public Holidays), 6.30pm – 10.30pm daily (Dinner) | Facebook | Website
After all the feasting, don’t forget to wish your relatives and friends an auspicious New Year! Kick off 2018 to a great start with these sumptuous reunion dinner options!