Before we know it, another Chinese New Year is around the corner yet again. And this time, it’s the Year Of The Tiger! That means it’s time to satisfy your roar-ing appetites with reunion dinners and family gatherings. For all your feasting plans and yusheng reservations, Little Steps has rounded up the best Chinese New Year dinners, brunches, and buffets to consider. If you want an intimate gathering, takeaway options at most of these venues are also available. Get ready your best outfits and pack those ang pows!
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Start off your Chinese New Year festivities from January 24, 2022 at Po Restaurant with their festive menu that will be available until February 15, 2022. Dishes include Chinese treats with a unique and localized flair, such as their popiah with abalone, and iberico pork bakwa. Prices start from SG$78 per guest for lunch and SG$98 per guest for dinner – make your bookings early!
Po Restaurant, The Warehouse Hotel, 320 Havelock Road, Singapore 169628, +65 6828 0007, www.po.com.sg
Between February 1 to 15, 2022, spend your Chinese New Year in a museum with Yàn at the National Gallery. Manifest good luck in the coming year with their signature Abalone & Salmon with Gold Foil Lo Hei in ‘Shun De’ Style (from SG$92++), available for dine-in only. Elsewhere on the menu, you and the family get to choose from 5 set menus (between SG$138 to SG$268 per person) with six to seven courses encompassing meat, seafood and vegetables. It’s a feast!
Yàn, #05-02, National Gallery Singapore, 1 St. Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957, +65 63845585, www.yan.com.sg
For a fuss-free reunion meal with your loved ones, Tablescape’s 5-Course Lunar New Year Menu (from SG$176) will have you covered. Dig in to treats like Hokkaido Scallops, Pork Belly between January 17 to February 10, 2022. For lighter bites, they also have the Afternoon Tea Set (SG$88) and Josper Grilled Bak Kwa with Fresh Black Truffle Shavings (SG$68 nett) so the snacking never stops.
Tablescape, 10 Coleman St, Level 3, Singapore 179809, +65 6432 5566, www.tablescape-restaurant-bar.myshopify.com/collections/cny
To celebrate the Year Of The Tiger literally, head to Hua Ting Restaurant and order their Tiger Yu Sheng (SG$888), specially created this year and consisting of prawns, abalone and toro. It looks so real, you might not even want to mess it up or eat it. Alternatively, they have a Fish Yu Sheng (SG$288) for something smaller, alongside dishes like Crispy Roasted Pork and Sautéed Dragon Tiger Grouper. There’s vegetarian options too so everyone’s included!
Hua Ting Restaurant, Orchard Hotel Singapore, Level 2, 442 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238879, +65 6739 6666, www.millenniumhotels.com/en/singapore/orchard-hotel-singapore/hua-ting-restaurant/
Eat well while knowing you’re also doing good for the environment at Salted & Hung, where their chef adopts a “minimal waste cooking” style for their festive 6-course Tasting Menu (SG$168++). Featuring sumptuous delights ranging from fresh prawns to grilled Hokkaido scallops, you’ll undoubtedly eat your money’s worth. Top up SG$48++ and receive a bonus Abalone Soup too.
Salted & Hung, 12 Purvis St, Singapore 188591, +65 6358 3130, www.saltedandhung.com.sg
Jade Restaurant’s Chinese New Year will be perfect to accompany your view of the waterfront next to Fullerton Hotel. For starters, opt for their premium salmon yusheng (SG$688) that is shaped like a tiger, or the premium braised pen cai (SG$98/person) that will be perfect for sharing among you and 4 other friends. Alternatively, full menus start from SG$158/person so you can gather your loved ones. Take note that these will be available between January 17 to February 15, 2022 only.
Jade, Fullerton Hotel, 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178, +65 6877 8188, www.fullertonhotels.com/fullerton-hotel-singapore/dining/restaurants-and-bars/jade
If affordability and variety are your priorities when it comes to reunion dinners, Mimi Restaurant offers several options for your consideration. There are 3 different set menus you can pick from, each consisting of 8 courses and starting from SG$288 for 4 pax and SG$558 for 5 pax. For gatherings where you don’t have to be concerned about noise level or privacy, request a private room for 5 pax, with prices ranging from SG$128 to SG$168 per pax.
Mimi Restaurant, 3A River Valley Road, Clarke Quay, #01-02 (Level 2 The Riverhouse), Singapore 179020, +65 8879 0688, www.mimirestaurant.sg/chinese-new-year-2022
Usher in the new year early between January 5 to 23, 2022 on Wednesdays to Sundays, as well as daily between January 24 to February 15, 2022 at Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium. The extravagant dine in-menu includes classic, prosperous dishes like Whole Roast Suckling Pig, Steamed Garoupa and Red Bean Soup With Dumpling. If a cozy affair is on the agenda instead, order their Signature Gold Leaf Salmon Yu Sheng and Traditional Pen Cai for takeaway.
Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium, Concorde Shopping Centre, 317 Outram Rd, Singapore 169075, +65 6733 0188, www.singaporeatrium.holidayinn.com/cny2022
With multiple locations from Thomson to Chinatown, you don’t have to be too worried about not getting a table at Peach Garden Chinese Restaurant. Available January 15 to February 15, 2022, their set menus cater to 2 pax so you can have a romantic reunion with your special someone (SG$98 per person), or larger groups of up to 5 pax starting from SG$788++ per table. With delights like Roasted Crispy Duck With Mentaiko and Fried Glutinous Rice, you’ll be eating like royalty!
Peach Garden Chinese Restaurant, multiple locations, +65 6702 0603, www.peachgarden.com.sg/promotions-cny-2022
Home is where the heart is, so a festive feast in the comfort of your dining room is also a good idea. Order in with Enjoy Eating House And Bar, where they have set menus so you don’t have to worry about cooking or ordering specific dishes. Both the Lucky Star Set (SG$248 for up to 5 pax) and Big Luck Big Returns Set (SG398 for up to 8 pax) include the the likes of Tiger Prawns, Salt Baked Barramundi, and the must-have classic Prosperity Yu Sheng.
Enjoy Eating House And Bar, Kam Leng Hotel, 383 Jln Besar, Singapore 209001, +65 9299 1601, www.enjoydelivers.sg/en_SG
From now till February 15, 2022, spoil yourself silly with the range of offerings from Min Jiang at Goodwood Park Hotel. Dine-in customers get to savor a sumptuous menu from SG$238++ per person, which includes a yusheng platter for extra prosperity in the new year. Takeaways and deliveries are also available, with orders required at least 5 days in advance. Don’t forget the desserts and snacks, such as a Tiger Swiss Roll and Tiger Gateau!
Min Jiang, Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Rd, Goodwood Park Hotel, Singapore 228221, +65 6730 1704, www.goodwoodparkfestive.oddle.me
Located at Beach Road, Madame Fan can be your gastronomic home during the CNY season. Get ready your chopsticks skills to toss their Elegant Blossom Shunde-Style Yusheng (from SG$118) that includes halibut sashimi, before digging into their lunch set (from SG$98) or dinner set (from SG$148). For greater convenience, why not order their set menus or Trio of Happiness Poon Choy (SG$368) to share with the whole family at home?
Madame Fan, 32 Beach Rd, The NCO Club, Singapore 189764, +65 6818 1921, www.madamefan.sg
With 4 types of yusheng options (from SG$68) and 8 different set menus (from SG$128), you’ll definitely find something to your liking at Hai Tien Lo from January 17 to February 15, 2022. Seafood lovers will surely have an affinity to the Vitality Yu Sheng that has lobster and smoked salmon, while the health-conscious can enjoy the Nutritious Prosperity Vegetarian Yu Sheng. Got a hearty appetite? Then head down on weekends for a scrumptious buffet at SG$99 per pax, pile your plat with prawn dumplings, BBQ pork buns and dessert!
Hai Tien Lo, Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039595, +65 6826 8240, www.panpacific.com/en/hotels-and-resorts/pp-marina/dining/hai-tien-lo.html
Neo Garden specializes in catering, so your Chinese New Year will be settled without you even needing to lift a finger. Sets range between 3 to 9 courses with dishes like Kong Ba Pau, Scallop With Vermicelli and Chicken Drumsticks, so you party of any size will be satisfied. Customizable yusheng platters shaped like a tiger’s face are also on the menu, where you can add on your own preferred ingredients like clams, crab stick or smoked salmon at various prices.
Neo Garden, +65 6896 7757, www.order.neogarden.com.sg/Menu/MenuListFestive/CHINESENEWYEAR
Settle in for a casual and chill reunion meal with familiar faces at Peach Blossoms over at Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay. Set menus (from SG$138) include extravagant creations like the Pacific Grouper ‘Lion Head’ Ball in Hokkaido Sea Urchin Crab Roe Collagen. Vegetarian options, a la carte and takeaway yusheng and reunion sets are all up for consideration too, so you can celebrate just the way you wish.
Peach Blossoms, 6 Raffles Boulevard Level 5, Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay, Singapore 039594, +65 6845 1118, www.panpacific.com/en/hotels-and-resorts/pr-collection-marina-bay/dining/peach-blossoms.html
From January 17 to February 15, 2022, 15 Stamford By Alvin Leung treats you to a bevy of cuisines with a 3-course set lunch (from SG$58) and 6-course set dinner (from SG$168). Consisting of a fusion of Western and Asian tastes, sink your teeth into interesting menu items like Scottish Lobster Dumpling, Japanese Wagyu Beef and Mandarin Orange Cured Salmon. Having gatherings at home? Ring up their signature Pen Cai or Yu Sheng Platter for takeaway!
15 Stamford By Alvin Leung, The Capitol Singapore, 15 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178906, +65 6715 6871, www.kempinski.com/en/singapore/the-capitol-singapore/dining/culinary-highlights/
For a whole month between January 15 to February 15, treat yourself to a luxurious spread at Mandarin Oriental’s Cherry Garden restaurant where you can choose from 6 set menus (from SG$168), or their beloved weekend Dim Sum Brunch (SG$98/adult and SG$58/child). Either way, there are many delicious items you can expect, from the Luxurious Pen Cai that’s filled with abalone, lobster and prawns, to their simmering Braised Pork Belly. Yum.
Cherry Garden, Mandarin Oriental, 5 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039797, +65 6885 3500, www.mandarinoriental.com/singapore/marina-bay/fine-dining/restaurants/cantonese-cuisine/cherry-garden
Usher in the Year of the Tiger in style at Shang Palace between January 17 to February 15, 2022. Together with loved ones, share their 7 or 8-course set menus (from SG$168 per pax), filled with lavish, festive fare like Crispy Suckling Pig, Bird’s Nest Soup and Yu Sheng With Smoked Salmon And Poached Lobster. If their set menus ain’t enough for you and the family, top up with selections from their A La Carte menu. A Dim Sum lunch menu is also on the cards for those who prefer lighter bites.
Shang Palace, Shangri-La Singapore, 22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258350, +65 6213 4473, www.shangri-la.com/en/singapore/shangrila/offer-detail/dining/rich-traditions-of-the-new-year-at-shang-palace
Celebrate Chinese New Year for an extended period of time this year, thanks to Osia Steak & Seafood Grill’s festive menu that runs from January 14 to March 31, 2022. The menu is largely seafood-centric, so you can select your catch of the day from Grilled Chatham Island Blue Cod (SG$198), Grilled Atlantic Turbot (SG$230) and Oven Roasted Rainbow Trout (SG$280). Throw in a side dish together with a bottle of wine, and you’re all set for a festive time!
Osia Steak & Seafood Grill, Resorts World Sentosa, 26 Sentosa Gateway, Festive Walk, #02-140 & 141, Singapore 098138, +65 6577 6560, www.rwsentosa.com/en/restaurants/osia/menus
If eating is what excites you for Chinese New Year, then make a date at Carousel for an all-you-can-eat buffet, lunch or high tea session (from SG$48 for adults and SG$32 for kids). Both young and old will get to enjoy dishes like Baked Tiger Eggplant with Crispy Chicken Cubes and Crispy Soft Shell Crab with Passion Fruit Dip. If you’re catering for a home party, leave it to the experts with their delivery service that will have all the food raring to go for your guests.
Carousel, 25 Scotts Rd, Royal Plaza On Scotts, Singapore 228220, +65 6219 3780, www.carouselbuffet.com.sg
Available from January 24 to February 15, 2022, Mott 32 presents a luxurious 5-course set menu for Chinese New Year that will surely whet your appetite. Traditional dishes like Braised Boston Lobster and Steamed Garoupa Fillet ensures your taste buds don’t get a surprise, while adults can toast with a complimentary glass of champagne, beer or wine that’s included. Prices start at SG$188 per person, with a minimum of 4 pax to dine.
Mott 32, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Ave, B1-41/42, Singapore 018956, +65 6688 9922, www.marinabaysands.com/restaurants/mott32.html
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