It’s time to get into the spirit of Chinese New Year. Little Steps has sourced out 10 unique family-friendly venues for reunion dinner in Singapore. From simple yet deliciously-prepared homestyle dishes to all-time fav extravagant delights to usher in the New Year, we’ll leave you spoilt for choice this Lunar New Year with our unique finds. Huat ah!
Back in the hay day when seafood restaurants lined up along Upper East Coast Road, Hua Yu Wee Seafood Restaurant was also among them. Now, it's the last one standing and we absolutely love it! Filled with nostalgia, it is even listed in the Bedok Heritage Trail and described as a restaurant that operates from its original 1920s bungalow featuring detached double-storey wings and outhouses! Nowhere else on the island would you find such a locale and it'll be great to gather the family for reunion dinner here. Plus, the quality of the food is consistent, with our favs being the Black Pepper Crabs and Drunken Prawns. Even the attire of the servers depicting the Singapore Airlines batik motifs is timeless!
Hua Yu Wee Seafood Restaurant, 462 Upper East Coast Rd, Singapore 466508, +65 6442 9313, https://m.facebook.com/pages/Hua-Yu-Wee. Opens daily from 4pm to 11:30pm.
Established since 1929, this is Singapore’s oldest family-run Chinese restaurant. It is located in a 4-storey shophouse in Chinatown. The venue and interiors add a unique heritage flair to the dining experience. On the menu, the sumptuous roast whole suckling pig and stir-fried live lobster with spring onion and ginger will not disappoint. Check out their delectable reunion lunch set menus here and make your reservations now and receive an SG$92 return Ang Pow voucher. (Only available for lunch sets). There's also limited availability for Reunion Dinner so book now!
Spring Court Restaurant, 52-56 Upper Cross Street, Singapore 6058348, +65 6449 5030, www.springcourt.com.sg. Opens daily 11:00am – 3pm & 6pm – 10:30pm.
Ban Heng Group is amongst the veterans in the culinary industry in Singapore. The restaurant specializes in fusion Teochew cuisine. The restaurant’s signature includes Teochew-style cold crabs, classic steamed Soon Hock fish and roasted meats. The relaxed atmosphere of the dining space makes it an ideal choice for families. Visit their website to browse through their festive menus at different outlets before making your reservations. Enjoy all the delicacies in the comfort of your home and opt for Reunion Dinner delivery here.
Ban Heng Group of Restaurants, Harbourfront, Aranda Country Club, Orchard Central & Boon Keng, +65 6278 0288, www.banheng.com.sg. Opens daily 11:30am to 2:30pm, 6pm to 10pm.
Live a little this CNY and splurge a lot with loved ones as you indulge in a reunion feast at Shang Palace. The restaurant offers 4 types of eight-course set menus – Prosperity, Harmonious, Opulence, and Abundance starting from SG$168++ per pax. Gastro highlights include Fortune Yu Sheng with Norwegian Smoked Salmon and Poached Lobster, Wok-fried Boston Lobster with Green Pepper Sauce, Buddha Jumps Over the Wall, Braised Bird’s Nest with Sea Cucumber, Braised Whole Abalone, and a whole lot more. Order here from Shopee to participate in an exclusive CNY giveaway. Also available are their Auspicious Reunion Takeaway Feasts!
Shang Palace, 22 Orange Grove Road, Tower Wing, Lobby Level Singapore 258350, +65 6213 4398, www.shangri-la.com/singapore/shangrila/offer-detail/dining/reunion-gala-dinner Opens daily for lunch and dinner.
It's all about the Crab Bee Hoon at Long Ji Zi Char and what better way to share it with the family for Reunion Dinner right here. Once you enter Long Ji, you'll be transported back to an 80s Chinese restaurant. Prices are reasonable, the wait is tolerable, and the food, well, simply good old zi char that'll satisfy everyone's tummies.
Long Ji Zi Char, 253 Outram Rd, Singapore 169049, +65 9790 5682, longjizichar.getz.co. Opens daily from 5:30pm to 10:30pm.
With a long-standing history of authentic Teochew cuisine, Chin Lee Restaurant serves up dishes crafted with the finest ingredients, befitting of any celebratory dinner, let alone a reunion dinner. You have to try to hei zhou (homemade Teochew prawn ball), fried oyster pancake, and orh nee (yam paste with gingko nut). Be warned, walk-ins are nearly impossible so reserve your tables early!
Chin Lee Restaurant, Blk 115 Bedok North Road, #01-285, Singapore 460115, +65 6444 5554 / +65 6449 5454, http://chinlee.com.sg/#page. Opens Mondays to Fridays 11:00am to 2:30pm & 6pm to 10:30pm. Saturdays & Sundays 11:00am to 2:30pm & 5:30pm to 10:30pm.
Known for their Cantonese style comfort food, Joo Heng serves up all time favs like minced pork with salted fish, tofu prawns, bittergourd pork ribs and pork liver, that are sure to tantalize your taste buds this Lunar New Year. A homely venue for reunion dinner, we're sure it'll be packed these few weeks leading up to Chinese New Year so be sure to reserve your tables in advance!
Joo Heng Restaurant, 360 Joo Chiat Rd, Singapore 427605, +65 6345 1503, www.facebook.com/pages/Joo-Heng-Restaurant/116793178384724. Opens Tuesdays to Sundays from 11am to 2pm, 5pm to 10pm.
A traditional Chinese eatery within the Tiong Bahru district, Por Kee is always crowded even with their two aircon areas and a large outdoor seating location. It is voted as one of the best zi char places on the island with their signature homemade beancurd, champagne pork ribs, and Thai Style Live Seabass. Parents and grandparents alike will simply love this locale for reunion dinner.
Por Kee Eating House, 69 Seng Poh Lane, #01-02, Singapore 160069, +65 6221 0582, https://porkee.business.site/. Opens Tuesdays to Sundays from 11:30 to 2:30pm & 5:30pm to 11:30pm.
One of the most famous and popular Hokkien restaurants in Singapore, Beng Hiang has since located from Amoy Street to Jurong East. The interior decor looks entirely the same, with a stage for functions or special events. Food wise, staples include the Crispy Oyster Omelette and Traditional Hokkien Noodles, which are good for sharing at reunion dinner. White rice is a must when ordering an array of dishes here as most go well with it.
Beng Hiang, Block 135 Jurong Gateway Road, #02-337 Singapore 600135, +65 +65 6221 6695 / 6221 6684, www.benghiang.com. Opens daily from 11:30am to 3pm & 6pm to 10pm.