5 Places for Chinese New Year Reunion Dinner

We’re soon going to say goodbye to the year of the rooster and welcoming the year of the dog, and it’s also time to plan reunion dinners or lunches with family. Besides having the traditional hotpot at home, many people are opting to do their reunion dinners out of home so that it is less stressful (imagine the clean up!) and less of a hassle, especially when the family gets larger with more additions with every growing year. So let’s take a look at some go-to restaurants to visit this Chinese New Year, with delicious food and extraordinary offers that’ll have you drooling in your seat.

Remember the simple rules when it comes to eating during the festivities:

  1. Plan your exercises before or after a large meal
  2. Remember your portion sizes and eat till you’re just full
  3. Load up more on the vegetables
  4. Stay away from sugary drinks
  5. Avoid too much oil or sugar into your meals (e.g. the oil and plum sauce used in the Yu Sheng)

Golden Peony

Golden Peony is opening its doors this year with its popular Fortune 3D Meringue Yu Sheng packed with albalone, salmon and a medley of julienned vegetables that are great for the palette – all for S$888++ and enough for 30 people to eat.

Of course, if you want more variety, you can also try out their special roast suckling pig filled with Shanghainese sticky rice, fritters and chicken floss for S$338++ or their stir-fried half lobster topped with crispy XO chilli sauce (S$38++ per person).

Golden Peony can be found at Level 3 Conrad Centennial Singapore, 2 Temasek Boulevard. This offer starts on 5th February till 1st March, 11:30 am to 2:30pm, Mondays to Saturdays; 10:30am to 2:30pm, and 6:30pm to 10:30pm on Sundays .

You can call Golden Peony at 6432-7482/88 or email them at [email protected] to make your reservation.

Jade

Fullerton Hotel’s Jade restaurant is sparing no expense for the occasion. From 22nd January to 2nd March, the restaurant will be offering a variety of dishes – starting off with the Eight Happiness Gold Rush Yu Sheng at S$78++ with accompanying champagne jelly, edible gold leaf honey pineapple and salmon. However, you have to make sure to order a day earlier.

You’ll also have a limited edition Yu Sheng that embodies the Year of the Dog perfectly by actually shaped like a Pekingese Dog for S$999++ by ordering three days in advance. It’s said that these dogs, with their resemblance to lions, bring a lot of protection to start the year off right. If you’re not in the mood for Yu Sheng, then Jade also offers a poached yellow capsicum, mushroom and pork dumplings and eight treasures pen cai.

Jade is located at  The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, 1 Fullerton Square and you can also contact them at their phone 6877-8911/8912 or through [email protected]

Si Chuan Dou Hua

This restaurant isn’t just offering any old kind of Yu Sheng but its very own Blessing Yu Sheng. Priced at S$178++ to S$198++ and feature fugu sashimi decorated with the shape of a dog for everyone to enjoy.

If you’re not in the mood for that, then you can also try out the Japanese Amberjack Sashimi at S$138++ or the classic pen cai at S$438++ to S$688++; this year’s rendition even comes with fugu noodles. The offers start from 15th January to 2nd March from 11:30pm to 2:30pm, 6pm to 8pm and 8:30pm to 10pm.

Si Chuan is located at:

UOB Plaza
#60-01 Top of UOB Plaza 1
80 Raffles Place
Tel: +65 6535-6006

Tampines
#01-99 Our Tampines Hub, Festive Mall
1 Tampines Walk
Tel: +65 6386-8113

Beach Road
Park Royal on Beach Road
7500 Beach Road
Tel: +65 6505-5722

Kitchener Road
Park Royal on Kitchener Road
181 Kitchener Road
Tel: +65 6428-3170

Website: www.sichuandouhua.com.

10 at Claymore

10 at Claymore is known for its expansive buffet at great prices and this Chinese New Year is no different as it comes in with a myriad of Chinese delicacies. Diners will be able to indulge in the a la carte set lunch for only S$42++ (for two people) or the all you can eat buffet which will be at S$108++ (for two people).

These delicacies range from the Steamed Cod in Superior Soy Sauce, characterised by a large cod fillet that’s perfectly steamed and topped with savoury-sweet soy sauce. Other delicious dishes that will be taking centre stage throughout Chinese New Year are the Braised Pork Belly with meat that’s so soft that it will melt in your mouth, Eight Treasure Lotus Leaf Brown Rice that packs a ton of flavour and the Nian Gao, a sweet treat made up of sweet rice-based cake deep fried with egg wash.

This offer starts on 22nd January  and lasts all the way to 28th February at Pan Pacific Orchard, 10 Claymore Road. You can call them on +65 6831 6686 or email them at [email protected] to make reservations.

Hotel Jen

Take in the prosperity in the air at Hotel Jen OrchardGateway’s all day dining restaurant. Hotel Jen comes in with a set of extravagant and tasty dishes that will help highlight the Lunar New Year. So much so that guests who book before 31st January will enjoy a 15% off offer for all of its Prosperity Buffets.

Prosperity is the main thing on the table as Jen’s Prosperity Yu Sheng (small order at S$48++ and large serving at S$68++) offers a perfect blend of the traditional and modern, with a kaleidoscope of colours made up of classic Yu Sheng ingredients and fresh salmon sashimi.

There’s more than Yu Sheng. You can enjoy Chef Lee Hoong Wan and his team’s mouthwatering buffet (at S$38++) for the whole family. Sink your teeth in the Roast Suckling Pig with Special Marinade, Braised Eight Treasure Vegetables, Roasted Duck with Plum Sauce and Jen’s iconic Laksa Fried Rice, among many others.

Of course there’s also the Prosperity Feast (at S$45++ for brunch and S$78++ for dinner) which includes dishes such as the Large River Prawns with Cheese and Teriyaki Sauce, Three Treasure Roast (Duck, Pork Belly, and Chicken), Braised 8 Treasure Vegetables with Golden Mushrooms, Jen’s Signature Laksa Fried Rice and many more that’ll make it a great Chinese New Year.

If you want to know more about the meals and prices then contact Hotel Jen at (+65) 6708 8899 but you can also email them at [email protected].


Photo Credits: Hotel Jen, The Shutterwhale, Trip Advisor, Seth Lui

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