CNY 2021: Toss to good fortune with these 11 yusheng for all budgets

The Lunar New Year is fast approaching, and you’re already scrambling to round up the best yu sheng deals in town—because what’s the near year’s without a little lou hei action? Lucky for you, I’ve done all the research you’ll possibly need, and now’s a good time as any to start taking notes and placing your orders if you’re going to make full use of all these early bird discounts.

In this list of 11 yu sheng deals for all budgets, you’ll find whatever options you need—including something halal-friendly, organic, plant-based, over-the-top, and just a portion for one.

1. Peach Garden

Peach Garden

A household name when it comes to Cantonese restaurants, Peach Garden offers the loudest, most extra, and most over-the-top yu sheng this year, if you’re ever looking to usher 2021 with quite a literal bang. The “Heng Heng” Million Dollar Yu Sheng (百万捞生) (small at S$168++ for 4 pax, large at S$268++ for 8 to 10 pax) is a large golden dome encasing a bed of yu sheng ingredients that include only the most premium of toppings such as lobster, baby abalone, Wagyu beef, and salmon. There also exists a non-beef alternative with Australian scallops in place of Wagyu beef.

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Cathartically make way for better vibes and positive energy in 2021 by smashing the dome open with a mini hammer, and watch the crackers shatter to reveal a colourful array of fresh ingredients as well as, wait for it, big sweep tickets. Like its namesake, you can hold out hope of getting extremely lucky this Lunar New Year if the fortune gods so shine upon you. 

Due to the logistics of the whole fanfare, the “Heng Heng” Million Dollar Yu Sheng is only available for dine-in customers, but the other yu sheng, pen cai, and prosperity packages are all available for takeaway and delivery on Peach Garden’s e-shop. Enjoy free delivery on your orders with a minimum spending of S$80, or top up S$10 of delivery fees.

Peach Garden Yusheng
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Peach Garden has also added their own twist on the traditional pen cai by spicing it up with mala this year. The Premium Mala Seafood Pen Cai (麻辣海鲜盆菜) (S$428++ for small, S$668++ for large) comprises of lobster, red grouper, sea cucumber, Australian scallop, live prawn, fish maw, tien shin cabbage, gluten puff, radish, and king oyster mushroom that are infused with an in-house mala spice and layered upon one another for a medley of flavours.

Peach Garden OCBC Centre
65 Chulia Street, OCBC Centre, #33-01, Singapore 049513
+65 6535 7833 
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Peach Garden Hotel Miramar
401 Havelock Road, Hotel Miramar, Level 3, Singapore 169631
+65 6736 3833 
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Peach Garden Thomson Plaza
301 Upper Thomson Road, Thomson Plaza, #01-88, Singapore 574408
+65 6451 3233 
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Peach Garden Chinatown Point
133 New Bridge Road, #02-36, Singapore 059413
+65 6702 0603 
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Peach Garden The Metropolis
9 North Buona Vista Drive,  The Metropolis Tower 1, #02-02, Singapore 138588
+65 6334 7833 
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Peach Garden Catering & Events
+65 6252 9833

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2. Mìmì

Mimi Yusheng
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Mìmì feels like every millennial’s secret find—a modern Chinese restaurant wedged in a 150-year-old riverhouse that’s one of the only two remaining conserved Chinese mansions in Singapore. The place oozes charm and personality that draws those near and far, curious for a taste of the oriental yet contemporary menu.

Adorned with baby abalone, fresh salmon, green radish, daikon, carrot, cornflakes, puff rice, fresh blueberries, crispy cracker, and chef’s secret sauce, the Mìmì Prosperity Abalone Yu Sheng with Salmon (S$68 for small, S$88 for large) is a great choice to toss to a new year.

It requires an advanced pre-order of minimum three days, and the small feeds four to six people, while the large feeds six to eight. Mìmì’s festive menu is available from 27 January till 28 February 2021 (closed on 1st Day of CNY and selected lunch hours), from 12pm to 3pm and 6pm to 10pm, and advanced reservations are required.

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3A River Valley Road, Clarke Quay, Level 2, #01-02, Singapore 179020
+65 8879 0688
Daily: 6pm – 10.30pm
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3. Jiak Modern Zi Char (halal-certified)

Jiak Yu Sheng
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If you’re having Muslim friends over this season, Jiak Modern Zi Char offers halal-certified food options for your ever-inclusive party. Find lobster yu sheng under their 2021 Chinese New Year Menu which goes for S$238 for four to six people, and S$468 for eight to ten pax at their HillV2 outlet. The promotion ongoing at their Esplanade outlet is a little different, however, which go at S$198 for four people, S$368 for six people, and S$588 for 8 people. The lobster yu sheng is available under all menus.

Across the various menus, other dishes such as seafood sheng mian, roast chicken, deep-fried grouper with mango sauce, rice balls in brown sugar ginger soup, XO seafood fried rice, and ee-fu noodles with prawn balls.

Be sure to do a double check before placing your orders though, because each menu comes with its own unique dishes that all sound delicious in their own ways.

8 Raffles Avenue, The Esplanade Mall, #02-14, Singapore 039802

+65 6252 8765
Daily: 11.30am – 9.30pm
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4 Hillview Rise, #02-04, Singapore 667979

+65 6265 1097
Daily: 11.30am – 9.30pm
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4. Pink Fish (Portion for one)

Pink Fish Yusheng
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Sometimes, celebrating the new year season isn’t excessive and loud. Sometimes, it’s an intimate affair between two, or even just a time to quieten down on your own. Pink Fish understands this and has a mini-sized yu sheng portion for one available for order.

Using the freshest Norwegian salmon coupled with an assortment of ingredients like garden greens, golden-crisped salted egg fish skin, and their speciality plum sauce. The Pink Fish Abundance Lo-Hei (S$28.80) is available from 15 January to end-February 2021. For a smaller portion, there’s the Mini Abundance Lo-Hei that goes at S$10.90 for small, $14.90 for medium, and the not-so-mini portion at S$18.90 in large.

78 Airport Boulevard, Jewel Changi Airport, #B1-261, Singapore 819666
+65 6909 9771
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 8.30pm
Sat & Sun: 11.30am – 9.30pm
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5. Lai Wah Restaurant

Lai Wah Yu Sheng
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Established since 1963, Lai Wah Restaurant can be considered to be one of the OGs of traditional Chinese restaurants—and you’ve probably heard of it, that’s if you haven’t already visited yourself. Lai Wah keeps our wallets intact with budget-friendly yu sheng that starts at S$43 for medium (which feeds five to seven people), and S$80 for big (feeds eight to 10 people), available starting 30 January 2021.

In an effort to protect their customers from public health risks, and also in accordance with a joint news release by AVA , MOH and NEA, the restaurant will not be serving the typical raw fish to go with the dish, but instead abalone in place of it. To some, that might spell even better news. Addition abalones are available at S$16.

44 Bendemeer Road, #01-1436, Singapore 330044
+65 6294 9922
Daily: 11am – 2pm & 6pm – 9.30pm
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6. Fat Cow

Fat Cow Yu Sheng
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Probably one of the most indulgent options out there, Fat Cow‘s take on the yu sheng is nothing short of fancy. The Gyu Sheng (S$99)Wagyu beef yu sheng, if you haven’t already guessed—is also topped with decadent uni, and feeds three to four people.

Not only is the luxurious Gyu Sheng available this season, but a CNY Three-Course Set Lunch (S$128) is also up for bookings. It starts with an Ikura Chawanmushi with spinach sesame sauce and paired with miso soup, followed by The Fat Cow Wagyu Donburi topped with toriyama and miyazaki beef, unagi kabayaki, and sashimi moriawase. Finally, relish the Gâteau Chocolat in strawberry sauce and green tea ice cream.

1 Orchard Boulevard, Camden Medical Centre, #01-01/02, Singapore 248649
+65 6735 0308
Daily: 12pm – 3pm & 6pm – 10.30pm
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7. Neo Garden Catering

various yusheng sets
Credit – Neo Garden Gatering

This list is already peppered with options for various needs, but Neo Garden Catering keeps it fuss-free with extensive yu sheng selections all available at a single destination. Boasting one of the widest ranges of yu sheng offerings yet, the famed catering service ensures that there’s something for everyone and for every need this lunar new year. 

The health conscious family might opt for the Rainbow Fruits Yu Sheng (S$94.16 w/ GST) which features an assortment of seasonal fruits crowned with orange plum sauce, while a Nonya Style Yu Sheng (S$94.16 w/ GST) topped with sweet and spicy dressing might prove to be a welcome Peranakan take on the classic. 

various yusheng sets
Credit – Neo Garden Gatering

An adorable Lucky Ox 16” Yu Sheng (S$179.76 w/ GST) is arranged to resemble an ox and is more than fitting for the occasion, but if you truly want to go all out, customise your very own yu sheng with a Chinese character of your choice (from S$388) such as 发 Fa, 福 Fu, 旺 Wang & 吉 Ji or better yet, a zodiac animal (from S$588) to really create a lo hei experience that’s uniquely and memorably yours. 

For something that’ll last past the day of celebrations, Chinese couplets bearing eight Chinese characters (S$2,448.16 w/ GST) are customisable and will make for great adornment in your home or store throughout the period of festivities. 

Before it’s too late, place your orders here early to secure popular catering slots for your gatherings and parties this 2021. 

1 Enterprise Road, Singapore 629813
+65 6896 7757
Fri to Sun: 9am – 6pm
Mon to Thur: 9am – 7pm

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8. Grand Hyatt (plant-based)

Grand Hyatt Yu Sheng
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When it comes to hotels and restaurants, Grand Hyatt needs no introduction—its prestige speaks for itself. Made by their highly-skilled in-house chefs, the food at Grand Hyatt is not to be missed.

Those on a plant-based diet will be ecstatic to find out about the Organic Vegetable & Truffle Yu Sheng (S$68nett) that’s available from 18 January to 28 February 2021. You can also eat sustainably and consciously with the Sustainable Smoked Salmon & Crispy Fish Skin Yu Sheng (S$68 nett) that’s one for the classics.

Aside from the perennial yu sheng, expect other specialities like the Bountiful Treasure Pot (pen cai) (S$388), Double-Boiled ‘Buddha Jumps Over The Wall’ Soup (S$338), and Mezza9’s signature Braised Soon Hock ($128) for your intimate feasting this year. Head on down to their online store to snag yourself some new years goodies for those nearest and dearest to you.

10 Scotts Road, Singapore 228211
+65 6738 1234

Mon to Sat: 12pm – 2.30pm & 6pm – 10pm
Sun: 12pm – 3pm & 6pm – 10pm

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Daily: 7.30am – 10.30am, 12pm – 2pm, 3pm – 4.30pm & 6.30pm – 9.30pm
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9. Hua Ting (Organic Yu Sheng)

Hua Ting Yu Sheng
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Apart from the traditional Whole Abalone “Lo Hei” Yu Sheng (S$78 for small, S$138 for large), Hua Ting Restaurant from the Millenium Hotel group also serves the unique Healthy Organic Seasonal Green “Lo Hei” with France Ice Lettuce and Truffle (S$78 for small, S$138 for large), which is a much welcome change for many who eat consciously as much as possible.

Of course, the classics like the Hua Ting Fortune Pot “Pen Cai” (S$328 for 5 pax, S$598 for 10 pax), Barbecued Whole Suckling Pig (S$308), and Fortune Traditional Nian Gao (S$42) will also be available for your gatherings and parties.

The CNY menu items are available for pick up starting 1 February 2021, and orders must be placed three working days in advance.

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442 Orchard Road, Orchard Hotel Singapore, #02-442, Singapore 238879
+65 6739 6666
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 2.30pm & 6pm – 10pm
Sat & Sun: 11am – 2.30pm & 6pm – 10pm
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10. Man Fu Yuan, Intercontinental 

Man Fu Yuan Yusheng
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Intercontinental Singapore’s Man Fu Yuan has long been respected as the Chinese restaurant to dine at, ever-flowing with delicious and indulgent dishes.

The Treasures Beef Yu Sheng (S$88 serves 3 to 5 pax, S$138 serves up to 8 pax) includes beef bak kwa, salmon, crispy fish skin, golden yuzu and plum sauce, and shallot oil—a combination that tastes just as fragrant as it sounds.

While you’re at it, tuck into the special Year of the Ox Man Fu Yuan Classic Braised Beef Pot (S$248), the Signature Smoked Duck with Truffle Sauce (S$108), and the Roasted Chicken with Garlic Crumble, Almonds, and Dry Chilli (S$58).

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80 Middle Road, InterContinental Singapore, Singapore 188966
+65 6825 2062
Tue to Fri: 12pm – 3pm & 6pm – 10pm
Sat to Mon: 11.30am – 3pm & 6pm – 10pm
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11. Lime Restaurant, PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering

Parkroyal Collection Pickering Lime Restaurant Chinese New Year Buffet

Lime Restaurant‘s Prosperity Yu Sheng Platter (S$58++ for 4 to 6 guests, S$88++ for 8 to 10 guests) is a hit every year, and a definite must-have to kick off any festive meal. The dish is served with fresh salmon, crispy fish skin, and traditional preserved vegetables with the chef’s speciality sauce.

Get a free portion of the yu sheng as well as a serving of Buddha Jumps Over the Wall for every five or more paying adults when you dine anytime on 11 to 14 February, and 26 February 2021.

Other interesting dishes at Lime’s CNY lineup include the Szechuan Chicken with Matcha Soba Noodles, Tteok-bokki with Bolognese or Truffle Mushroom Cream Sauce, and the Three Taste Prawn with Edamame Peas.

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3 Upper Pickering Street, PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering, Singapore 058289
+65 6809 8899
Mon to Fri: 7am – 10.30am, 12pm – 2.30pm, 3pm – 5.30pm & 6.30pm – 10pm
Sat: 7am – 11am & 12pm – 10pm
Sun: 7am – 11am, 12.30pm – 5.30pm & 6.30pm – 10pm
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For more CNY 2021 content, check out our list of must-buy goodies and snacks this year.

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