As we just send off Christmas and year 2015 in a bang, we are ringing in the Year of the Monkey by exploring numerous Chinese reunion feasts in Singapore. Chinese New Year is a great time of merrymaking and gathering with your family, friends and loved ones.
Whether you are holding a celebration at your place, feasting at the hotel or at a Chinese restaurant, here are some of my recent gastronomic indulgences and Lunar New Year festive suggestions that might fit the bill perfectly.
Park Hotel Alexandra
Treasures At The Carvery (available 25 January to 22 February 2016)
The Carvery at Park Hotel Alexandra celebrates the Year of the Monkey presenting its first Chinese-inspired Lunar New Year festive offerings, in addition to its already stellar and well-received range of premium meats.
The Carvery will feature two prosperous seasonal roasts specially for the Chinese New Year period – Crackling Pork Belly with Raisin Mustard and Roasted Brazilian Beef Hump. Other seasonal highlights include Duck Confit Rice, Guinness Braised Beef Brisket, Peking Duck Pancakes, and scrumptious staples like the crisp and fluffy Yorkshire Pudding, creamy butter-laced Mashed Potatoes, Corn on the Cob, caramelised Sweet Potatoes and more.
The dessert section will see a new Chinese New Year pound cake made healthy and light with only flour, cream, Mandarin juice and sweet and sour cream cheese kumquat frosting.
All You Can Eat Prosperous at The Carvery (exclude 7, 8, 9 February 2016)
Prices start from $45 per adult, $23 per child for weekday lunch on Monday to Sundays (12pm to 3pm) from 25 January to 22 February 2016. Dinner from Sunday to Thursday (6pm to 10pm) is priced at $55 per adult, $28 per child, and Friday to Saturday (6pm to 10pm) at $62 per adult, $32 per child.
Chinese New Year Feasting (available 7, 8, 9 February 2016 only)
On the eve of and Chinese New Year, feast all you can at The Carvery for lunch at $48.80 per adult, $25.80 per child and dinner at $68.80 per adult, $36.80 per child.
For those looking for a toss to an auspicious Monkey Year, The Carvery also offers the perennial Chinese New Year favourite Yu Sheng – featuring the Golden Eight Treasures Yusheng ($38.80 serve 4 to 6 persons) composed of sliced trout gravlax, fried fish skin, fennel, beetroot crisp, seaweed, candied ginger, crushed roasted walnuts, red radish and pickled turnips, draped with honey lemon dressing and crisp tortilla crackers.
The Carvery – Park Hotel Alexandra
Address: 323 Alexandra Road, Level 7, Park Hotel Alexandra, Singapore 159972
Reservations at The Carvery: +65 6828 8880
The Coffee Belt @ Park Hotel Alexandra
Liquid Luck at The Coffee Belt (available 25 January to 22 February 2016)
For those looking for a cup of caffeine with a mandarin kick, try the Kumquat Latte or Kumquat Cappuccino ($9.80) at The Coffee Belt, located at the lobby level of Park Hotel Alexandra.
The Coffee Belt – Park Hotel Alexandra
Address: 323 Alexandra Road, Lobby Level, Park Hotel Alexandra, Singapore 159972
Telephone: +65 6828 8885
The Fullerton Hotel
Gourmet Feasts at Jade Restaurant (available 18 January to 22 February 2016)
Kicking off the Year of the Monkey, Master Chef Leong Chee Yeng and his culinary team at Jade Restaurant presents innovative festive dishes such as the celebration must-have, the Eight Happiness Gold Rush Yu Sheng with Champagne Jelly, Salmon, Olive Oil and Peach Dressing ($68 – 5 person and below, $98 – 6 to 8 persons, $138 – 9 to 12 persons / 1 day pre-order) combining a splash of colours, a dash of spirit and a touch of playfulness featuring calligraphic drawings and auspicious greetings created by the very talented Chef Leong.
Sumptuous reunion set menus which consists of a variety of delicacies like the Eight Treasures Fortune Pen Cai, the signature Yam Paste Nian Gao Tarts and the newly introduced Sweet Potato Pandan-Flavoured Nian Gao Tarts are priced from $68 per person.
Jade Restaurant‘s a la carte highlights include Chef Leong’s take on the traditional Pen Cai featuring the Braised Six-head Abalone, Fish Maw, Sea Cucumber, Deep-fried Fish Maw, Chinese Cabbage, Flower Mushrooms, Roasted Garlic and Roasted Pork in Claypot ($58 per person), Poached Seaweed and Abalone Fortune Dumpling ($16 per person – 3 pieces / $38 per portion of 8 pieces), buttery and flavourful Ginger Milk Simmered Boston Lobster ($88 for whole lobster 700g), Fragrant Wok-Fried Glutinous Rice with Chinese Sausage ($14 per person / $30 per portion), as well as a new and noteworthy dish – Roasted Duck in Foie Gras Sauce with Sour Plum Guava Jelly ($23 – quarter portion, $46 – half portion, $92 – whole duck) featuring the piquant flavour of the foie grass and the crispy skin of the roasted duck all in one bite.
Lunar New Year Goodies And Takeaway Specials (available 8 January to 22 February 2016)
Take your pick from Jade’s selection of Lunar New Year festive goodies and takeaway delicacies such as the signature Yam Paste Nian Gao Tarts or the new Sweet Potato Pandan-Flavoured Nian Gao Tarts ($28 per box of 8 pieces), buttery crust oven-baked Honey Peach Pastry ($26 per box of 8 pieces), Harmony Koi Fish Nian Gao ($38 each), and other handcrafted goodies include Honey Walnuts with Sesame Seeds ($26 – 300g), Kueh Bangkit ($26 – 240g), Almond Sugee Cookies ($25 – 350g), Prosperity Pineapple Cookies ($30 – 300g) and more.
Jade Restaurant – The Fullerton Hotel
Address: 1 Fullerton Square, The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore 049178
Reservations at Jade Restaurant: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dining Enquiries: +65 6877 8188
Orders at The Fullerton Cake Boutique: email@example.com
Order Enquiries: +65 6877 8943
Usher in an auspicious Year of the Monkey by indulging in a scrumptious spread of festive gourmet treats with your loved ones and business associates.
This Lunar New Year, the team of talented chefs from Min Jiang, Min Jiang at One-North and the Goodwood Park hotel creative Pastry team reveal culinary treasures to delight your palates!
New Prosperity Specials (available at Min Jiang from 21 January to 22 February 2016)
- Crispy Salmon Skin “Lo Hei” | $118 – large (Dine-in and takeaway at Min Jiang)
- Crispy Silver Bait Fish with Mock Tuna “Lo Hei” | $128 – large (Dine-in only at Min Jiang)
- Crispy Eel “Lo Hei” | $62 – small, $98 – large (Dine-in and takeaway at Ming Jiang)
- Gong Xi Fa Cai | $298 for eight persons (Dine-in and takeaway at Min Jiang)
- Braised Whole Chicken with Sea Treasures in Claypot | $248 for six persons (Dine-in and takeaway at Min Jiang)
- Festive Appetiser Takeaway Platter | $108 for six to eight persons (Takeaway only at Min Jiang)
Prosperity Set Menus (available at Min Jiang from 21 January to 22 February 2016)
Dine-in set menus for festive feasting featuring a lavish selection of delicacies are priced at $98 and $128 person (menu for minimum two persons), and range from $538 per table of 6 persons to $1788 per table of ten persons. Vegetarian set menu options are also available.
For celebrations at home, the Min Jiang Festive Treasures in Claypot and Festive 6-Course Menu which includes the new Braised Whole Chicken with Sea Treasures in Claypot and Festive Appetiser Takeaway Platter, is available at $488 for six persons. Prosperity “Yu Sheng” is included in all dine-in and takeaway set menus.
Address: Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221
Reservations: +65 6730 1704
Min Jiang One-North
New Prosperity Specials (available at Min Jiang at One-North from 21 January to 22 February 2016)
- Fruity “Lo Hei” with Bacon and White Truffle Oil | $78 – small / $128 – large (Dine-in only at Min Jiang at One-North)
- Crispy Eel “Lo Hei” | $62 – small, $98 – large (Dine-in and takeaway at Ming Jiang at One-North)
- Braised Pork Spare Ribs with Sea Treasures in Claypot | $248 for six persons (Dine-in and takeaway at Min Jiang at One-North)
Prosperity Set Menus (available at Min Jiang at One-North from 21 January to 22 February 2016)
The charming restaurant in the lush surrounds of Rochester Park feature elegant festive dishes in menus priced at $108 and $128 per person (menu for two to six persons), and ranging from $788 to $1388 per table of ten persons. A Bountiful Harvest menu is available at $888 for 6 persons, $1,188 for 8 persons and $1,498 for 10 persons.
For guests who like their tipple, there is a set menu at $788 for 6 persons with a complimentary half bottle of Remy Martin X.O. Cognac, and at $1,588 for 10 persons with a complimentary bottle of Remy Martin X.O. Cognac.
The Min Jiang at One-North Festive Treasures Takeaway 7-Course Menu at $498 for six persons, is perfect for feasting at home with the new Braised Pork Ribs with Sea Treasures in Claypot as the highlight. Prosperity “Yu Sheng” is included in all dine-in and takeaway set menus.
Min Jiang at One-North
Address: No.5 Rochester Park, Singapore 139216
Reservations: +65 6774 0122
Goodwood Park Hotel
New Lunar New Year Goodies (available for takeaway at the Deli from 21 January to 22 February 2016)
- Auspicious Blessings Cake | $88 for 1kg (Takeaway at the Deli)
- Wealth of Opportunities Cake | $88 for 1kg (Takeaway at the Deli)
- Sweet Potato Chips | $28 per jar (Takeaway at the Deli)
Popular Lunar New Year Goodies (available for takeaway at the Deli from 21 January to 22 February 2016)
- Durian “Nian Gao” Roll | $28 for two rolls (takeaway), $18 for six slices (dine-in) | Dine-in and takeaway at Min Jiang and Min Jiang at One-North
- Duo of Prosperity Fish (Mango with Pomelo and Sago & Durian Pudding | $108 for ten persons (Takeaway at the Deli)
- Bak Kwa | $50 for 600g, $78 for 1kg (Takeaway at the Deli)
- Traditional New Year Cookies and Chips | $19.80 to $24.80 per jar (Takeaway at the Deli)
- Prosperity Signatures (available for dine-in and takeaway at Min Jiang and Min Jiang at One-North
- Prosperity “Fa Cai” 8 Treasures Duck | $188 for eight to ten persons
- Claypot Reunion Rice | $78 for four to six persons, $118 for eight to ten persons
- Prosperity Sea Treasures in Wooden Pot (‘Pen Cai’) | $368 for six persons
Windsor Ballroom Chinese New Year Eve Reunion Celebration (available on 7 February 2016)
Celebrate the all-important reunion dinner at the grand Windsor Ballroom with two winning set menus priced from $688 for a table of six persons to $988 for a table of ten persons.
L’Espresso Lunar New Year Afternoon Tea Buffet (available from 5 to 9 February 2016)
Savour an extensive English Afternoon Tea spread encompassing Chinese New Year treats like chicken ‘bak kwa’ and ‘nian gao’ with yam beignet at L’Espresso priced at $68 per adult and $48 per child. 1st Seating at 12.00 pm and 2nd seating at 3pm.
Address: Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221
Reservations: +65 6730 1743
Deli at Goodwood Park
Address: Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221
Order Enquiries: +65 6730 1786
Sheraton Towers Singapore
Lunar New Year Delicacies by Li Bai (available 18 January to 22 February 2016)
Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant’s Executive Chef Chung Yiu Ming has expertly curated 9 dine-in reunion set menus that are catered to group sizes from 2 persons to a party of 10, showcasing a variety of fine festive classics such as Steamed Red Garoupa with Yunnan Ham and Lotus Leaf, Braised Abalone with Dried Oyster and Black Moss and Imperial Chicken with Conpoy.
*Click here to view Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant‘s reunion set menus.
Prosperous Traditions at The Dining Room (available 7 to 9 February 2016)
Lunar New Year Buffet Dinner – 7 to 9 February 2016 | Price: $98++ (adult), $49++ (child, 6-12 years old)
Celebrate the first bloom of Spring with a scrumptious feast that includes International fare like Seabass en Papillote and OP Beef Rib as well as local delights like Wok Fried Scallop with XO Sauce and Chilli Jumbo Prawn. Culminate the boisterous reunion on an auspicious note with festive treats like Pineapple and Coconut Mousse Cake, Osmanthus Jelly with Wolfberry and many more.
Lunar New Year Buffet Lunch – 8 to 9 February 2016 | Price: $88++ (adult), $44++ (child, 6-12 years old
Ring in the Lunar New Year with a tantalising spread of Claypot Yam Rice with Chinese Sausage and Mushroom, Slow Cooked Beef Cheek and Braised Pig Trotter with Chestnut and Shitake Mushroom amidst the tranquil ambience of The Dining Room and round up the leisurely afternoon with Coconut Koi Jelly and Orange Mascarpone Cream with Chocolate Almond Crumble at the dessert station.
Li Bai Auspicious Takeaways (available 11 January to 22 February 2016)
In the comfort of your own home, rejoice in grand family reunions with a multitude of acclaimed culinary delights from the kitchen of Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant. Takeaways include:
- Lobster ‘Loh Hei’ Platter – slices of blanched Boston Lobster atop an exuberant mix of ingredients such as Yam, Sweet Potato, White Radish, Carrot, Pickled Ginger and Pomelo
- Lobster and Abalone Fortune Pot – brimming with 19 decadent layers of premium ingredients ike lobster and abalone
- Stewed “Eight Treasures” Duck with 5-Head Abalone – encasing a melange of eight ingredients: Lotus Seed, Chinese Mushroom, Sea Cucumber, Salted Egg, Barley, Chicken, Pork and Chestnut
Orders may be collected at Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant from 11 January to 22 February 2016, between 11am and 9pm.
Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant – Sheraton Towers Singapore
Address: 39 Scotts Road Singapore 228230
Telephone: +65 6839 5623
Park Hotel Clarke Quay
Park Hotel Clarke Quay Lunar New Year Celebrations Special (available 6 to 22 February 2016)
From 6 February to 22 February 2016, Park Hotel Clarke Quay will host a seafood-filled Lunar New Year feast at the Van Kleef room, as well as at the intimate Robertson 1 & 2 function rooms and Brizo Restaurant & Bar, which will benefit guests craving for a mouth watering variety of seafood favourites and traditional delights.
Rainbow Lobster & Crab Meat Lo Hei ($68++ for 4 to 6 persons, $98++ for 7 to 10 persons) a new creation by Chef James Wong is a centrepiece to the table, showcasing a dazzling platter of seven types of fruits – mango, rock melon, honeydew, dragon fruit, apple, pineapple & papaya artfully presented with succulent and generous servings of lobster and crab meat, topped with sweet potato and yam crisps and tossed in a well balanced homemade plum-lime juice sauce. The resulting flavour is a refreshing one from the fruits and sweetness of the lobster and crab meat against the piquant notes from the homemade dressing.
The Prosperity Salmon Yu Sheng ($38++ for 4 to 6 persons, $68++ for 7 to 10 persons) is also available in the Lunar New Year menu.
Park Hotel Clarke Quay Lunar New Year Set Menus*
Lunar New Year festive set lunch and dinner menus are available at Park Hotel Clarke Quay for any group size from 4 persons up to 10 persons, and can be tailored for different budgets and requirements, from intimate gatherings to company-wide celebrations.
- 步步高升 – Success ($228 nett/table – 4 to 6 persons)
- 合家团圆 – Harmony ($388 nett/table – 6 to 8 persons)
- 财运亨通 – Fortune ($518 nett/table – 8 to 10 persons)
- 龙马精神 – Prosperity ($618 nett/table – 8 to 10 persons)
3 Seatings: 12.00pm, 6:30pm and 8.30pm (Advance reservations required)
Brizo Restaurant & Bar Lunar New Year Reunion Seafood & BBQ Dinner Buffet (6 to 7 February 2016)*
- Price $118++ per adult inclusive of unlimited wine & beer
- Price $76++ per adult – inclusive of unlimited red date tea
- Price $38++ per child – inclusive of unlimited red date tea
2 Seatings: 6:00pm and 8.30pm (Advance reservations required)
The doors at Brizo Restaurant & Bar are open as usual during the Lunar New Year period. Diners can tuck into a sumptuous seafood and BBQ reunion dinner buffet with a gastronomic spread of dishes like Smoked Duck & Mandarin Orange Salad, Lobster & Fruit Salad and Cold Poached Chicken in Chinese wine, Braised Pork Knuckle, Hong Kong-style Steam Red Garoupa Fillet and Salted Egg Yolk Prawns and more – including the seafood on ice and carving station featuring a whole Roasted Golden Pig and Roasted Duck.
Brizo Restaurant & Bar Lunar New Year Eve Fortune Seafood Dinner Buffet (8 to 9 February 2016)*
- Price $108++ per adult inclusive of unlimited wine & beer
- Price $66++ per adult – inclusive of unlimited red date tea
- Price $33++ per child – inclusive of unlimited red date tea
*Click here to download ebrochure for full details of Park Hotel Clarke Quay Lunar New Year Celebration Specials.
Brizo Restaurant & Bar – Park Hotel Clarke Quay
Address: 1 Unity Street, Park Hotel Clarke Quay, Singapore 237983
Reservations for Banquet: firstname.lastname@example.org
Banquet Enquiries: +65 6593 8825/8859
Reservations at Brizo Restaurant & Bar: email@example.com
Buffet Enquiries: +65 6593 8855
Swissotel Merchant Court
Delight in local delicacies and international cuisine at the Ellenborough Market Cafe at Swissotel Merchant Court and be spoiled with their array of savoury dishes, perankan kuehs and signature durian pengat.
From 1st to 14th February 2016, diners can indulge in the buffet spread with special festive goodies and highlights for the new year include Bbq bak kwa coins, waxed duck rice, roasted duck, tempura fried nian gao, and mandarin orange chocolate fountain.
Buffet prices start from $40 (High-Tea), $58 (Lunch) and $78 (Dinner). You can stand a chance to win attractive prizes simply by sharing your dining moments with hashtag #ellenboroughmarketcafefrom now till 14 February.
Ellenborough Cafe – Swissotel Merchant Court
Address: 20 Merchant Road, Singapore 178882
Tel: +65 6239 1848
Opening Hours: Buffet Lunch – Daily 12.00 – 14.30 | Buffet Dinner – Daily 18.30 – 22.00 | Buffet High Tea – Sat, Sun & public holidays 15.30 – 17.30
Chinese / Asian Restaurants
Red House Seafood
Red House Seafood Reunion Dinner (available 7 February 2016)*
Celebrate the coming Lunar New Year at Red House Seafood with delightful seafood dishes from the special Set Menus, as well as the Reunion Takeaway Set to usher in greater prosperity and abundance of happiness in the year of the Fire Monkey.
- 富贵团圆宴 – Fortune Celebration Set ($288++ for 4 persons / $438 for 6 persons)
- 心想事成团圆宴 – Harmonious Family Set ($588++ for 10 persons)
- 大家发财团圆宴 – Bountiful Treasures ($888++ for 10 persons)
*Click here to view the Red House Seafood Reunion Dinner Set Menus
Reserve a table online http://redhouseseafood.com/dine-in-reunion-dinner/
Red House Seafood Reunion Takeaway Set – Inclusive of limited edition Tiffin Carrier (available 25 January to 22 February 2016 except 8 February)
Red House Seafood takes inspiration from nostalgic childhood times for a special New Year’s dinner this year. The Red House Seafood Reunion Takeaway Set includes 6 delightful dishes for a family of 6, priced at $188+, all packed in a limited edition Tiffin Carrier.
- Sautéed Fresh Lily Bulbs with Wild Mushrooms & Asparagus
- Trio of Seafood with Pineapple in Chef’s Spicy Sauce
- Braised Pork Belly with Special Sauce
- Prosperity Salmon Yu Sheng
- Steamed Fried Rice Wrapped in Lotus Leaf
- Mandarin Oranges
Red House Special Treasure Pot Takeaway Set (available 25 January to 22 February 2016 except 8 February)
The Red House Special Treasure Pot ($288+ for 6 persons, $438+ for 10 persons) composed of mouth watering fine ingredients like the Eight-head Abalone, and other sea treasures such as Sea Cucumber, Premium Dried Oysters, Fresh Prawns, Dried Scallops, Pork Knuckle, Black Japanese Mushrooms, King Oyster Mushrooms, Handmade Cuttlefish Balls, Black Moss, Yam and Chinese Cabbage is available for takeaway as well.
Red House Seafood
Prinsep Outlet: 68 Prinsep Street Singapore 188661
Telephone: +65 6336 6080
Robertson Quay Outlet: 60 Robertson Quay The Quayside #01-13/14 Singapore 238252
Telephone: +65 6735 7666
Usher in the year of monkey with bountiful culinary delights at Paradise Group of restaurants. Available from 24 January to 22 February 2016, select from an array of auspicious menus featuring the Prosperity Abalone Yu Sheng, luxurious Treasure Pot and other festive specialties from its popular restaurants such as Taste Paradise, Paradise Teochew Restaurant, Seafood Paradise, Canton Paradise, Paradise Dynasty, Beauty in The Pot and Paradise Inn. Festive goodies are also available for takeaway at the restaurants, items will vary for individual concepts.
Festive Goodies for Takeaway
Enjoy a perfect family reunion this Lunar New Year with the premium festive takeaways that are prepared from the heart for the joyous occasion. Festive takeaways include sumptuous classics like the Paradise Treasure Pot 樂天聚宝盆菜, priced at $238 for regular size (serves up to 5 persons) and $398 for large size (serves up to 10 persons). Filled with layers of 17 deluxe ingredients including superior whole abalones, sea cucumber, premium fish maw, Japanese conpoy, Chinese dried oysters and black moss, savour this treasure trove in a heavenly rich broth.
Toss to a greater prosperity and better coming year with the Paradise Group’s Prosperity Abalone Yu Sheng 樂天鲍鱼捞生 priced at $39.80 and $59.80 for regular (serves up to 5 persons) and large (serves up to 10 persons) respectively. A significant mainstay at reunion meals, Paradise Group exclusively presents this colourful dish that represents abundance and fortune with abalones this year, at the price of Salmon Yu Sheng.
Customers can take away the Paradise Treasure Pot or Prosperity Abalone Yu Sheng from the restaurants directly from 24 January to 22 February 2016. Taste Paradise and Paradise Teochew Restaurant offers their own creation of Prosperity Yu Sheng (Salmon / Abalone) and Treasure Pot. Maybank, OCBC and Paradise Gourmet Rewards (PGR) cardmembers can enjoy 10% discount for all takeaway orders of festive goodies.
Paradise Group Early Bird Specials
For the early planners, Paradise Group introduces pre-order of the Abundance Set at $298 (regular) and $468 (large), usual price $335 and $514 respectively, from now till 10 January 2016, exclusively at any Seafood Paradise, Canton Paradise, Paradise Dynasty and Paradise Inn except Paradise Dynasty @ ION Orchard. The Abundance Set consists of Prosperity Abalone Yu Sheng, Treasure Pot, Herbal Salt-baked Kampong Chicken and Fortune Lotus Leaf Glutinous Rice with Waxed Meat.
With every set ordered, customers will also receive a complimentary can of abalone and dining vouchers worth $30 or $50 (Regular / Large set) that can be used at all Paradise Group of Restaurants.
Taste Paradise at ION Orchard 味之楼
Impress your business associates or family with a selection of 10 set menus starting from $398 (3-4 persons) to $3,888 (8-10 persons). The Treasure Set Menu ($1,088 / 8-10 persons) is a fabulous feast with dishes like Superior Shark’s Fin with Chicken Broth, Steamed Live Red Garoupa in Traditional Style, Sautéed Prawn with Scrambled Egg White in Truffle Oil and Braised Pig Trotter with Dried Oysters and Black Moss.
Paradise Teochew Restaurant at Chinese Swimming Club 潮樂轩
Indulge in a private family affair at the elegant Paradise Teochew Restaurant located in Chinese Swimming Club. Pick from nine traditional set menus starting from $368 (4-6 persons) to $2,688 (8-10 persons). Enjoy the Fortune Set Menu ($2,688 / 8-10 persons) that comes with Prosperity Salmon Yu Sheng, Teochew Style Roasted Suckling Pig, Braised Premium Shark’s Fin in Teochew Style, Braised Australian Whole Abalone in Brown Sauce, Braised Australian Lobster with Dried Flat Fish, Steamed Star Garoupa in Teochew Style, Wok-fried Glutinous Rice with Waxed Meat and Conpoy, Tau Suan with Bird’s Nest, and Teochew Duo Combination Dessert.
Seafood Paradise 樂天海鲜
The popular Seafood Paradise offers seven festive set menus starting from $298 (3-4 persons) to $998 (8-10 persons). Reminisce the roots of Paradise Group, and tuck into the Wealth Set Menu ($588 / 5-6 persons) which offers delightful dishes like the Mini ‘Buddha Jumps over the Wall’, Salt-baked Chicken with Chinese Herbs, Baked Boston Lobster with Salted Egg Yolk and Supreme Seafood Fried Rice.
Canton Paradise at 112 Katong and ARC 樂天小香港
Defining oriental chic with its vibrant chic interiors, Canton Paradise captures the essence of Hong Kong with its offering of Cantonese cuisine. For Lunar New Year, diners can choose from seven sumptuous festive set menus that range from $268 (4 persons) to $958 (10 persons). Don’t miss the Lucky Set Menu ($798 / 10 persons) which comprises the Prosperity Abalone Yu Sheng, Braised Shark’s Fin with Fresh Crab Meat and Conpoy, Panseared Sea Prawns, Wok-fried Pork Belly with Red Garoupa, Braised Sea Cucumber with Fish Maw, Signature Roasted Duck, Wok-fried Glutinous Rice with Waxed Meat and Mango Purée with Sago and Pomelo.
Canton Paradise at Ang Mo Kio Hub, Bedok Mall, and The Star Vista 樂天小香港 – 茶坊
Over at their teahouse outlets, Canton Paradise presents seven set menus that range from $258 (4 persons) to $858 (10 persons). Indulge in the Celebration Set Menu ($388 / 6 persons) that offers dishes such as the Prosperity Abalone Yu Sheng, BBQ Trio Combination, Double-boiled Chicken Soup with Cordyceps, Poached Sea Prawns, Deepfried Marble Goby in Supreme Soya Sauce, Sautéed Baby Cabbage with Wild Mushroom in Abalone Sauce, Wok-fried Glutinous Rice with Waxed Meat and Mango Purée with Sago and Pomelo.
Beauty in The Pot 美滋锅
Sharing food in a combined hotpot makes reunion dining more fun and heart-warming. Indulge in a whole new health and beauty hotpot experience at Paradise Group’s famed hotpot concept with six set menus available from $218 (3-4 persons) to $618 (8-10 persons). Savour the Prosperity Abalone Yu Sheng and Twin Flavours Broth (Beauty Collagen Broth and Spicy Nourishing Broth) with every set menu, accompanied with fresh ingredients in the Seafood Platter (10-Head Abalone, Shark’s Fin, Fish Maw, Sea Cucumber, Red Garoupa, Page 4 of 5 Ebiko Prawn Paste etc.), Meat Platter (US Wagyu Ribeye, US Kurobuta Pork, Soft Bone Pork Meat Ball etc.) and Assorted Vegetables in the Longevity Set Menu ($398 / 5-6 persons).
Paradise Dynasty 樂天皇朝
Go for the Northern and Southern specialty Chinese dishes for your reunion this year! Feast on the festive set menus at Paradise Dynasty. Pick from set menus that range from $238 (3- 4 persons) to $888 (8-10 persons). Tuck into the Wealth Set Menu ($288 / 3-4 persons) that comprises the Prosperity Abalone Yu Sheng, Double-boiled Shark’s Fin Soup with Chicken, Sweet and Sour Prawns, Steamed Live Marble Goby (with Supreme Soya Sauce / Diced Chilli), Stir-fried Vegetables with Mushroom and Abalone, Stewed Noodles with Dried Shrimps and Chilled Mango Pudding.
Paradise Inn 樂天客栈
Gather the whole family and indulge in nine affordable festive set menus at Paradise Inn that range from $268.80 (3-4 persons) to $668.80 (8-10 persons). The Harmony Set Menu ($488.80 / 5-6 persons) is a steal with superb dishes like the Prosperity Abalone Yu Sheng, Braised Shark’s Fin Soup with Conpoy, Steamed Patin Fish with Minced Ginger, Herbal Saltbaked Kampong Chicken, Pan-seared King Prawns, zake.
*Click here to visit the Paradise Group of Restaurants location and opening hours.
Crystal Jade Culinary Concepts
Rejoice in a bountiful Chinese New Year with Crystal Jade Culinary Concepts, where a tempting line-up of specially-crafted celebratory sweet treats and savoury festive dishes are in store for takeaway or dine-in, at the established group’s stellar portfolio of fine dining and casual restaurants.
From 4 January 2016, orders can be made online at www.crystaljade.com (collection can be made from 15 January at select outlets). From 15 January, customers can place orders through the festive hotline at 6512 0833 or at all Crystal Jade restaurants and bakery outlets. Reservations for Chinese New Year dining can be made through the respective restaurants.
Indulge in a sumptuous Lunar New Year spread comprising tantalising delicacies that are packed for convenience and available for takeaway at various outlets island-wide. From quintessential traditional classics to inventive yusheng, the extensive selection caters to varying palates and budgets.
Crystal Jade Festive Takeaway Delights
- Prosperity Yu Sheng with Abalone and Red Pomegranate– $138 for large | $88 for small. Available at Fine Dining outlets for takeaway and dine-in. Limited quantities available.
- Reunion Baby Abalone Yu Sheng– $66.80 for large | $40.80 for small. Available at Crystal Jade Jiangnan / La Mian Xiao Long Bao and Crystal Jade Kitchen for takeaway and dine-in.
Toss to good health and a smooth year with Crystal Jade’s renditions of this ubiquitous appetiser. A confetti of colours, the Prosperity yu sheng pairs essential ‘lo-hei’ ingredients with a sour plum and pomegranate dressing with slices of Mexican abalone and fresh pomegranate seeds that resemble red rubies, as the crowning glory. The Reunion baby abalone yu sheng presents the well-loved winsome version that will delight both young and old.
Luxurious Abalone Treasure Pot – $318 for 6 pax | $498 for 10 pax
Available at Fine Dining outlets for takeaway and dine-in. Limited quantities available. Literally a treasure pot, this feast is brimming with 15 different premium ingredients; including eight- head abalones, sea cucumber, dried oysters, smoked pig trotters and fish maw, braised in a robust thick sauce. Customers who purchase the Prosperity Treasure Pot (for 10 pax) will get to also enjoy a Prosperity Yu Sheng with Mexican Abalone for only $98 and $58; for the large and small packs respectively (usual price: $128 and $78).
Bountiful Abalone Treasure Pot – $238 for 5 pax | $418 for 10 pax
Available at Crystal Jade Restaurant (T2), Crystal Jade Kitchen, Crystal Jade Jiangnan/La Mian Xiao Long Bao outlets for takeaway and dine-in. Prepared with choice ingredients such as fish maw, fresh prawns, oysters, dried mushrooms and ten-head abalone, this hearty generous pot of wholesome goodness is a definite show-stopper on any reunion table and is best savoured in the company of family and friends.
Buddha Jumps Over The Wall – $228 for 5 pax | $428 for 10 pax
Available at Crystal Jade Restaurant (T2) and Crystal Jade Kitchen for takeaway and dine-in. Definitely the highlight on any reunion dinner table, this veritable speciality is painstakingly- prepared; the flavourful stock is rendered by simmering premium ingredients such as whole 8-head abalone, shark’s fin, sea cucumber and fresh ginseng over six hours until the broth is reduced to a luscious consistency.
Sweet and Savoury Traditional Cakes
Available at all outlets including Crystal Jade My Bread outlets, EXCEPTCrystal Jade Premium, Crystal Jade Korean Ginseng Chicken & BBQ, C-Jade Deli Corner outlets. For takeaway till 7 February 2015, 3pm only.
A nod to sweet beginnings and excellent for gift-giving, the Eternal Bliss sampling platter ($39.80) comprises five different homemade items; Carrot cake, Yam cake, Water chestnut cake, Egg cake and Glutinous rice cake, packaged in a pretty hexagon-shaped box.
Light and pillow-soft, the understated Egg Cake ($19.80) is a delightful Chinese-style sponge cake made with egg yolks; a great treat to serve to visiting guests or for personal enjoyment with a freshly-brewed cup of Chinese tea. The well-received Carrot Cake ($28.80) and Yam Cake ($28.80) remain on the menu by popular demand.
Besides the perennial favourite of traditional Glutinous Rice Cake ($26.80), Crystal Jade’s team of chefs have also conjured a Gold Bar glutinous Rice Cake ($21.80) and a pair of Gold Leaf Double Fish Glutinous Rice Cake ($42.80); both of which herald a prosperity year ahead.
Chinese New Year Cookies
Available at all Crystal Jade outlets EXCEPT Crystal Jade Premium and C-Jade Deli Corner for takeaway only. For takeaway till 7 February 2015, 3pm only. Present visiting relatives and friends with Crystal Jade’s two festive cookies; irresistible Fortune Bo Lo Pineapple Tarts ($10.80 – $20.80) with a generous filling of well-balanced sweet and tart pineapple jam, and buttery Almond Puff Cookies ($6.80 – $12.80).
Promotions for Takeaway items
Early bird period (4 – 28 January 2016)
12% discount for DBS/POSB, Standard Chartered cardholders or Jadeite members 15% discount for Jadeite members with DBS/POSB and Standard Chartered cards
Usual promotion period (29 January – 22 February 2016)
8% discount for DBS/POSB, Standard Chartered cardholders or Jadeite members 12% discount for Jadeite members with DBS/POSB and Standard Chartered cards
Crystal Jade Festive Dining
Usher in Chinese New Year at any of Crystal Jade’s diverse stable of restaurants. Thoughtfully-crafted Chef’s recommendations menu as well as a variety of dine-in set menus featuring a lavish selection of exquisite plates are available from 25 January to 22 February.
Crystal Jade Dining IN
Besides the Prosperity yu sheng with Mexican abalone and red pomegranate, mark a lucky start to the year with a striking Chilled Asparagus ($20); spears of steamed then chilled sweet asparagus artfully arranged like a prosperity plant. Other Chinese New Year special dishes include The Trio Treasures – a meaty Combination of braised duck, roasted suckling pig, foie gras ($16 per pax), delicate Steamed Fish Maw with Shrimp Paste ($22) and Sautéed Quail Meat with Celery and Snow Pea ($26).
A comprehensive range of elaborate set menus showcasing premium ingredients and produce are served at all four fine-dining restaurants. Vegetarian set menus are also available at Crystal Jade Dining IN.
Crystal Jade Kitchen
Popular among many customers for its affordable dim sum, noodles and congee bowls, Crystal Jade Kitchen’s culinary team has conjured several highlight Lunar New Year dishes; expertly- executed Sautéed Scallop and Coral Mussel with XO sauce ($28), comforting Fried Glutinous Rice topped with Roasted Duck ($36), as well as a hearty Thai-style Pork Knuckle ($28) and indulgent Braised three-head Abalone in Superior Oyster Sauce ($48 per pax).
Four set menus for 4, 6, 8 and 10 persons at $338, $498, $668 and $838 are available at all Crystal Jade Kitchen outlets except at Causeway Point and Westgate where there is an additional set menu for 10 at $1,188. At Zhongshan Park, a steamboat set is offered.
Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao
Famous for its plump and juicy xiao long bao or soup dumplings, Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao is introducing a special Steamed Pork Dumplings ($6.80 for six) with a sweet red date within; traditionally, a gold coin is wrapped within the dumpling and the person who bites into it is blessed with a prosperous year ahead.
Other auspicious picks include Braised Pork Knuckle with Black Moss ($36.80), Eight Treasures Glutinous rRice ($10.80), Steamed Herbal Xiao Long Bao ($6 for 4 pieces) and many more. There are also four set menus for 4, 6, 8 and 10 persons ranging from $238 to $598.
Promotions for dine-in
Set menu rebates (*25 January – 22 February)
12% rebate with Jadeite members with DBS/POSB, Standard Chartered cards 10% rebate for Jadeite members
*During this period, Jadeite members can only earn and not redeem rebates, except Chinese New Year’s Eve and 14 Feb 2016, no earning and redeeming of rebates.
*Click here to visit Crystal Jade brands and dining concepts, location as well as the opening hours.
Peony Jade Restaurant’s branches at Keppel Club and Clarke Quay are poised to welcome the prosperous year of the monkey and all its auspicious fortunes with the eight new artful creations from 14 January to 22 February 2016.
“Instant Enormous Windfall, Good Health and Longevity” – Monkey-shaped Yu Sheng
Toss and feast your way to prosperity and longevity with Peony Jade’s Instant Enormous Windfall, Good Health and Longevity” Monkey-shaped Yu Sheng. This brilliant handcrafted work-of-art sets the tone for the festive feast as it is prepared with choice seafood namely, lobster from Canada, premium 2-head golden abalone from Australia, Geoduck clam, tuna (sashimi- grade), salmon (sashimi-grade), crispy salmon fish skin, champagne jelly, lychee pulp-pops and edible 18k gold leaves.
This celebratory toss-for-fortune must-have is complete with fresh apricot and peach jam dressing, and Peony Jade’s deep-fried thin taro strips, roasted pine nuts and toasted sesame seeds. Priced at S$388.88, this yusheng serves up to 10 guests, and is available for dine-in at both Peony Jade outlets. 1-day advance order is required.
“Progress & Advancement Wealth” – Sautéed Boston Lobster with Egg White topped with Crispy Golden Conpoy, Fish Roe and Caviar
This food-meets-art masterpiece is an outstanding creation in the form of a cherry blossom tree to signify bliss, success and fortune in the new year. It satisfies the taste buds of diners hankering for a fresh and luxurious flavor by pairing the light, sweet taste of the lobster meat (set on the silky egg white) with the light-savoury-yet-rich caviar.
Priced at S$128.88, this serves up to 8 guests. 1-day advance order is required.
“Abounding Wealth” – Pit-fire Roasted Deboned Suckling Pig Rolls with Fragrant Wok- fried Glutinous rice & Chinese sausages.
From one indulgence to the next, this Cantonese roast favourite with its perfectly-crispy skin rolled with bands of fragrantly work-fried glutinous rice, Shiitake mushrooms, and Chinese sausages (Lap Cheong & liver Lap Cheong), truly needs no introduction.
The Peony Jade difference lies in the clever selection of the juiciest cut from the hind trotter that offers a bewildering taste layered with savoury goodness of the glutinous fillings and the meaty wrap. It is a satisfying and welcome alternative to the classic roast pork, and with its pungent sweet aroma and melt-in-your-mouth velvety texture.
S$198.88 (half), serves up to 6 guests. S$388.88 (whole), serves up to 10 guests. 1-day advance order is required. Available for Takeaways at all Peony Jade Restaurants and Takashimaya B2.
“Triumphant Harvest & Longevity” Gift Set
This exquisite limited edition gift set enlivens the artistic take on the Monkey King’s beloved celestial peaches in the ancient Chinese folklore, Journey to the West. An auspicious token to bless the recipients with great bliss, health, wealth and triumph in all endeavours.
The ideal gift of art (only 88 sets available) presents three handmade monkey figurines harvesting the peach-shaped pastries, which are rich with molten salty-sweet egg yolk lava fillings.
Priced at S$118.88 per set, while stocks last! 1- day advance order is required. Available for Takeaways at all Peony Jade Restaurants and Takashimaya B2.
Other new creations include the “Bountiful Harvest” – Steamed Red Grouper Fillet with Minced Garlic & Chopped Fresh Chili – priced at S$88.88 (serves up to 6 guests), “Triumph” – Premium Black Truffle and Braised Whole Abalone Poon Choi – priced at: S$88.88 per person (with a minimum order of 2 sets), S$498.88 for the medium pot (serves 6 guests), and S$698.88 for the large pot (serves up to 10 guests), “Magnificence and Success” – Hot, Sweet, Sour and Numbing Roasted Kurobuta Pork Belly with Crackling Kurobuta Pork Belly, served with Apple Slaw and Finely Shredded Cabbage and Chili Caramel – priced at S$118.88, this serves up to 6 guests, “Success, Longevity and Contentment” – Poached Boston Lobster Broth with Premium Australia 8-head Abalone, Plump Fresh Scallops, Japanese Shiitake Mushrooms, Bamboo Pith and Organic Vegetables – priced at S$168.88 per order, serves up to 8 guests.
The New Chinese New Year Sweets
Welcome the year of the fire monkey on a sweet note with Dim Sum Master Chef Wong’s handcrafted festive creations! Tantalise your tastebuds with Peony Jade’s new offers featuring the “Double Blessings” and “Bountiful Treasures” Chinese Pastry Gift Sets, and an exciting range of new flavours cookies.
“Double Blessings” and “Bountiful Treasures” Chinese Pastry Gift Sets
The food-meets-art trademark flows through Peony Jade’s 2016 offers. This is evident in the exquisitely handcrafted works-of-art, kumquat-shaped mochi filled with yuzu-infused white lotus paste and peach-shaped pastries with low sugar white lotus and Macadamia nuts in the “Double Blessings” gift set.
In the other just-as-artful set “Bountiful Treasures”, the brand’s signature flaky Teochew orh-ni pastry with egg yolk took the place of the kumquat-shaped mochi to pair itself with the peach-shaped pastries. Priced at S$68.88 per set.
Handcrafted Cookies with a Piquant Twist!
The year’s new cookie flavours are butter coffee caramel, fragrant lychee, lemongrass cereal prawn, salted egg yolk, almond flakes with goji berries and the salted egg yolk- flavoured crispy salmon fish skin! These addictive creations are the perfect partners to the brand’s signature must-haves, nyonya kueh kara kara, buttery pineapple tarts, love letters, kueh bangkit, concealed date tarts and the super spicy hei-bi hiam (spicy shrimp in hokkien) rolls! Priced from S$16.88 per box
The Dine-in Reunion Lunch & Dinner Set Menus, and Dim Sum Buffets
With the delicately-prepared feasts and joyful festive dining atmosphere in Peony Jade, it is no wonder that the brand’s members, corporate and loyal clients choose to make it their reunion and work celebratory venue throughout the new year festivities.
The eight set menus are priced from $118++ per person to S$658++ for a party of 6 guests, and from S$798 to S$1,898.00++ for a table of up to 10 guests.
Bask in the “Unlimited” Prosperity Dim Sum and Ala Carte Menu Glory!
No gourmets can resist the delicious draw of handmade dim sums and at Peony Jade, you are treated to a sumptuous offer! This Gourmet Ala Carte Dim Sum Reunion Feastings with complimentary “Prosperity” Yu Sheng is priced at S$48.88++ per adult and 50% discount per child (below 10 years old). It is available from 25 January to 9 February (11am to 230pm). Diners can also enjoy a complimentary flow of freshly brewed Chinese tea and refreshing pineapple infused with lemongrass soda!
The next irresistible deal is the Divine Ala Carte Buffet with unlimited orders from the brand’s menu and it gets even more sumptuous with complimentary yu-sheng, mini Buddha-jumps- over-the-wall (a Cantonese double-boiled classic), meaty chili crab (a very popular Singapore dish) and parades of oriental and dim sum desserts. This lunch and dinner offer is priced at S$78.88++ per guest and 50% discount per child (below 10 years old).
It is available for lunch (11am to 230pm) and dinner (6pm to 11pm) from 25 January to 3 February, and from 8 to 22 February.
Peony Jade @ Keppel Club
Address: Bukit Chermin Road, Keppel Club (Level M) Singapore 109918
Tel: +65 6276 9138
Peony Jade @ Clarke Quay
Address: Blk 3A Clarke Quay, #02-02 (Walk-in from Liang Court)
Tel: +65 6338 0305
Usher in the Lunar New Year from 1st to 22nd February 2016 at Halal-certified Katong Kitchen with Chinese New Year delights and Katong Kitchen favourites! Meat lovers will adore the Five Spiced Roasted Whole Crispy Duck and Honey Glazed Roasted Sesame Chicken. Those yearning for a comforting, flavourful bowl of soup can choose from the Dried Scallop Fish Maw Soup, Ginseng Scallop Soup and Braised Shark’s Fin Melon with Scallop Soup, in which chef uses a melon that resembles shark’s fin.
Guests dining over Chinese New Year Eve and first two days of Lunar New Year for dinner will be treated to the quintessential Eight Treasure Fortune Pen Cai. In Katong Kitchen’s rendition of the Chinese New Year must-have, chef added a variety of seafood and roast duck, braised to perfection in superior stock. End the feasting on a sweet note with the lineup of Lunar New Year Pineapple Tarts, Kueh Bangkit and Fried Nian Gao with Sweet Potatoes. Katong Kitchen favourites like the signature Katong Laksa, Village Fruit Rojak and Kueh Pie Tee will be also be available daily.
Price: Lunch (Mon to Sun) $38 | CNY Lunch (8th and 9th February 2016) $42 | Weekday Dinner (Mon – Thurs) $48 | Weekend Dinner (Fri – Sun) $58 | CNY Eve Dinner (7 February 2016) $65 | CNY Dinner (8th and 9th February 2016) $60
Address: 25 Marine Parade Road, Village Hotel Katong, Singapore 449536
Tel: +65 6551 2141
Eat At Seven
This Chinese New Year, Eat At Seven put a new spin on your usual lo hei sessions and unveils five different lo hei each at ENBU, Nigiro Café, MAGURO-DONYA MIURA-MISAKI-KOU SUSHI & DINING and NiKuNoHi.
Tai, or sea bream, is believed to be a fish that brings good luck. Its name recalls “medetai”, which means happy, and its red colour symbolises luck. This Yu Sheng features tai in sashimi cuts. Both the head and tail of the fish are also plated, which symbolises good fortune throughout the year. Choose either the invigorating yu zu or delightful sweet sour plum sauce as dressing.
The Mede Tai Lo Hei goes at S$48 and can serve up to 4-5pax pax. It will be available from 1 February to 22 February 2016. With a meaning that translates to “Dance of Flame”, ENBU offers a dining experience that perfectly complements Singapore’s exciting dining scene. The restaurant’s calling card is grilling with straws and charcoal grill, which lend a wonderful smoky fragrance to its wide array of fresh and exquisite cuisines.
Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard Suntec City Mall #03-307 Singapore 038983
Tel: +65 6268 8043
Opening Hours: Daily 11:30 – 14:30 17:00 – 22:00 Happy Hour: 17:00-20:00 (ENBU will be closed at 14:30 on 7 February 2016, business is as usual on all days throughout the Chinese New Year period)
Nigiro Café is the brainchild of Chef Kensuke Sakai, who holds the title of having been the youngest challenger —at age 26— to compete on Iron Chef, a famous TV culinary competition in Japan. The café specialises in Japanese-Italian cuisines, which are loved by many Japanese and Singaporeans.
Buck against the trend and opt for the Sweets Lo Hei (S$36). This special healthy rendition is a fruity delight, featuring a medley of dried papaya, dried fig, dried apricot, pomelo, dried orange and lemon skin. Fresh fruits such as strawberry kiwi, rock melon and mandarin oranges are also tossed into the mix.
Have an exquisite Lo Hei session with the Sashimi Salad Yu Sheng Lo Hei (S$48). The Japanese Red Snapper takes centre stage in this Yu Sheng. What pulls the ingredients together is the Italian-style homemade dressing. Both Yu Sheng will be available from 1 February to 22 February 2016.
Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard Suntec City Mall #03-315 Singapore 038983
Tel: +65 6238 1669
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 11:30 – 15:00 / 17:30 – 22:00 | Saturday and Sunday 11:30 – 14:30 / 14:30 17:30 (tea) / 17:30 – 22:00 | Happy Hour: 17:30 – 19:30 (Nigiro Cafe will be closed at 15:00 on 7 February 2016. Business is as usual on all days throughout the Chinese New Year period)
MAGURO-DONYA MIURA-MISAKI-KOU SUSHI & DINING
MAGURO-DONYA MIURA-MISAKI-KOU SUSHI & DINING is headed by Chef Shuji Sawada. The restaurant has its own fleet of fishing trawlers and hence is able to curate the freshest maguro and sashimi from around the world and fly them directly to Singapore via air freight. To ensure absolute freshness, MAGURO-DONYA MIURA-MISAKI-KOU SUSHI & DINING employs a state-of the-art transport and freezing method —and combined with air freight— to bring in the freshest and highest-quality maguro and salmon.
MAGURO-DONYA MIURA-MISAKI-KOU SUSHI & DINING’s Prosperity Yu Sheng (S$88.80++) comprises salmon, salmon roe and flying fish roe. The marquee ingredient is the maguro. The accompanying plum sauce enlivens with its sweetness and piquancy. The Yu Sheng will be available from 1 February to 22 February 2016.
MAGURO-DONYA MIURA-MISAKI-KOU SUSHI & DINING
Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard Suntec City Mall #03-314 Singapore 038983
Tel: +65 6654 5054
Operating hours: Daily 11:30 – 14:30 / 17:30 – 22:30 (Maguro-Donya will be closed at 14:30 on 7 February 2016, business is as usual on all days throughout the Chinese New Year period)
Are you looking for a new lo hei offering after the recent ban of freshwater fish? Look no further than NikuNoHi. A specialist in wagyu beef and yakiniku, the restaurant will be offering a special lo hei dish named Prosperity Wagyu Lo Hei (金牛升起)(S$38, small; S$68, large) this Chinese New Year. The small version will cater to two to three pax, and the large version will suit four to six pax. Gourmands can toss to fortune and good luck with A4 grade wagyu beef! The glorious beef slices add depth, flavour and texture to the salad base. It will be available from 14 January to 22 February 2016.
Apart from this special lo hei dish, gourmands can also enjoy the indulgent Kiwami Plate, which comprises Chateaubriand (50g), Thick Sliced Beef Tongue (50g), Finest Chuck Eye (50g), Finest Ribeye (50g), Finest Thick Sliced Skirt (50g) and Speciality Grill Sukiyaki (50g). This plate will go at 50% off (UP: S$138++) from 7 February 2016 to 22 February 2016.
NikuNoHi Offers a Chinese New Year Set Menu for the Ultimate Festive Indulgence
Apart from the lo hei dish, NikuNoHi has also come up with a Chinese New Year set menu. The Meat Platter comprises three kinds of wagyu beef; pork belly; and chicken thigh. The Seafood Fortune Pot is a grand offering that includes a medley of fish fillet, clams, scallops, prawns, squids, mussels and vegetables. Cap off the meal with a dessert. Available on the eve of Lunar New Year as well as throughout the Lunar New Year period, this Chinese New Year Set Menu goes at S$128++ (two pax); or S$238++ (four pax).
With a great selection of authentic roast beef and premium meats, this is a mecca for carnivorous eaters. The meats they bring in are a cut above the rest and patrons can select many different parts of the cow in one seating. Its secret ingredient is the east-meets-west marinade, which is used to enliven all its Yakiniku meats. Yakiniku is a Japanese culinary style of cooking small chunks of meat and vegetables on griddles. Each table at the restaurant is fitted with a hot plate. Patrons can huddle together and grill the meats themselves; or, upon request, the chefs will also help to grill the meats.
The must-try dishes include Premium Rare Plate (150g, S$48), which showcases three choices of beef parts. The Tomo Sankaku (Tri-trip) is the best part of lean meat thanks to its wonderful marbling. Kainomi (bottom flap) is the part of the flank breast that boasts a thick sweet layer of fat. Shibire (Veal Sweetbreads), whose taste resembles that of foie gras, rounds out the line-up. Other marquee highlights include Chateaubriand (100g, $$50), which features the best part of the beef fillet; and Japanese Wagyu Tenderloin (200g, S$90), a perennial favourite.
Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard Suntec City North Wing #03-316 Singapore 038983
Tel: +65 6837 0263
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 11:30 – 15:00 / 17:00 – 22:30 | Saturday and Sunday 11:00 – 22:30 (NikuNoHi will be closed at 15:00 on 7 February 2016, business is as usual on all days throughout the Chinese New Year period)
One of the most favourite Japanese izakaya restaurants in town, Tomo Izakaya is where patrons can enjoy a good time with friends and family over exquisite Japanese cuisines. In Japanese, ‘tomo’ means ‘friend’ while ‘izakaya’ translates to ‘staying in a sake shop’. Just in time for Chinese New Year, the restaurant has launched a new Japanese Yu Sheng offering: Abundance Yu Sheng (S$68++). This Yu Sheng can serve four to five pax.
The Yu Sheng features a medley of Boston lobster, salmon sashimi and white fish sashimi (snapper or Amberjack, depending on whichever cut is fresher). Homemade Japanese sauces —goma sauce; Japanese oba leave sauce; and sour plum sauce— will pull all the ingredients together. The plating and presentation of this Yu Sheng is bound to steal attention as well. A freshly peeled orange sits perched on an inverted champagne glass. This is a multisensory treat that will wow everyone at the table.
Apart from the Yu Sheng, Tomo Izakaya is also launching a special Chinese New Year menu. Expect delicious mainstays such as Hokkaido Scallop with Avocado Tar Tar Sweet Perilla Leaf Sauce (S$18). The scallops are fresh and plump, and the perilla leaf sauce adds a dimension of flavours. The Deep-fried King Prawns with Almond Slice (S$28) showcases big, succulent prawns that are simply irresistible. The King Crab Claypot Rice (S$24) and Grilled Duck with Japanese Sour Plum and Fig Sauce (S$20) also heighten the indulgence.
Opt for the set menu (S$128), which comes with the Abundance Yu Sheng. The set serves up to three persons.
Tomo Izakaya @ Clarke Quay
Address: 3A River Valley Road #01-04 Clarke Quay (S)179020
Phone: +65 6333 0100
Tomo Izakaya @ Esplanade
Address: 8 Raffles Avenue #01-09 Esplanade Mall (S)038981
Phone: +65 6333 0012
Bakerzin Lunar New Year Goodies (available 8 January to 5 February 2016 for online and in-store orders)
Dessert expert Bakerzin is proud to launch its range of Lunar New Year cookies, tarts, cakes and dine-in menu – all aimed to make every celebration with family and friends an extra special one.
This year, there are a total of nine different cookies, two special pineapple tarts and two exceptional cakes that are must-haves at every family gathering and office party. These are also ideal as thoughtful gifts during home visits or for corporate clients. To ensure freshness, the confections are individually wrapped and keep very well for the duration of the month long festivities.
Good Luck Cookies 步步高升
Bakerzin has created a variety of nine cookies to thrill those who love their sweet bakes. Each variant comes in air-tight wraps with eight pieces per pack and each box is priced at $29.80 nett.
- Choco-Nutty Oat Cookie – These crunchy cookies are redolent with chocolate, desiccated coconut, walnuts and oats.
- Long Jing Cookie – Each lovely tea-infused cookie is perfectly matched with hints of fresh lemon zest.
- Almond Cookie – These traditional buttery nuggets are choc-a-bloc with crunchy almonds.
- Lovely Lavvy Cookie – These flavoursome bites feature subtle hints of lavender.
- Rosey Posie Cookie – Every cookie has highlights of rose in each bite.
- Perky Citrus Cookie – Refreshing nibbles with refreshing hints of lemon.
- Peanut choc-chip with sea salt cookie – Hints of saltiness and sweetness dots this peanut and chocolate chip cookie.
- Nutty Cashew Cookie – These melt-in-the-mouth cookies are ideal for those who love this delightful nut.
- Mac-Coconut Cookie – Each cookie has luscious bits of coconut with crunchy macadamia.
Prosperity Lapis! 福寿双全
The team at Bakerzin has taken the recipe for a well- known and beloved Asian butter layered cake and put their unique spin on it to create two exceptional bakes.
Vanilla & Coffee Cake – $48 (whole – approx. 650g) and $26 (half – approx. 325g). This rich, delicious cake features double layers of vanilla and coffee lapis Surabaya cake with chocolate ganache filling.
Vanilla & Chocolate Cake – $52 (whole – approx. 900g) and $28 (half – approx. 450g). Enjoy double layers of vanilla and chocolate lapis Surabaya cake with raspberry jam in the middle to balance the sweet cake with hints of refreshing tartness.
Auspicious Pineapple Tarts! 招财进宝
In addition to its perennial best-selling signature festive tart – Traditional Yuan Bao Pineapple Tarts – $29.80 nett (21 pcs). Bakerzin introduces the all-new Parmesan Cheese Pineapple Tarts – $29.80 nett (21pcs). The buttery pastry is rich with Parmesan cheese and the combination of the salty cheese and light spiced pineapple filling is a marriage made in heaven.
Note: Early bird discounts of 10% for orders made from 8 Jan to 22 Jan 2016
- Free delivery for the purchase of $100 & above from 8 Jan – 22 Jan 2016
- $30 (subject to GST) delivery fee applies for orders below $100 from 8 Jan – 22 Jan 2016
- A delivery charge of $30 (subject to GST) is applicable for all deliveries from 23 Jan 2016 –5 Feb
- An additional delivery charge of S$8 (subject to GST) is applicable for deliveries to Sentosa
- Last day for outlet order is 4 Feb 2016
- Please allow 1 working day for all CNY collections deliveries
Bakerin Spring Festival Dine-In Menu (available 25 January 2016 onwards)
The coming of Spring is a time for joyous celebration with family and friends and there is no better place to revel in the festivities and enjoy a mouth-watering meal together than at any of the SEVEN Bakerzin outlets islandwide. The a la carte selection will be available all day from 25 January 2016 in celebration of the auspicious season.
- Spring Salad – $15.80 Bakerzin has created a unique version of yusheng ideal for two to share! Enjoy fresh slivers of vegetables such as carrots and crunchy purple cabbage topped with lightly poached, shelled prawns and sprinkled with crush peanuts, pickled ginger and winter melon strips. This is brought together with a homemade blood orange dressing before the dish is finished with crispy golden puffs and sesame seeds.
- Chicken Mousseline with Curry Foam – $18.80 | Finely chopped chicken is seasoned with fresh cream and herbs and rolled into a delicious roulade. This tasty treat is accompanied with a helping of quinoa sautéed with red and green peppers and a light curry foam.
- ￼￼White Miso Grilled Salmon with Soba – $16.80 | Plump fillet of salmon is first marinated in a luscious white miso mayonnaise and roasted to perfection. The fish is then sprinkled with black and white sesame seeds and served with tender soba noodles and julienne of carrot.
- Pasta Vongole – $17.80 | Enjoy a generous helping of pasta sautéed with garlic, chilli and the freshest clams steeped in white wine sauce.
- Braised Pork Buns – $15.80 | Bite into tender pieces of braised pork belly sandwiched between crispy mantou layered with house-made hollandaise sauce. This is served with a side of fresh garden salad.
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Old Seng Choong
Old Seng Choong
Founded by renowned local pastry chef Daniel Tay, Old Seng Choong offers traditional treats to celebrate every joyous occasion. The launch of this brand is timed to coincide with the coming Chinese New Year festivities; its e-commerce website (www.oldsengchoong.com) will debut on 11 January 2016 with a collection of four goodies – Carrot Cake, Yam Cake, Red Date Cake and Nian Gao.
This eponymous new concept is especially poignant for Daniel, who created it as a tribute to his father, a baker and confectioner himself for over 30 years. It is named after the well-loved Seng Choong Confectionery, which was established in 1965 and run by Daniel’s parents until its closure in 1996.
Taking on an e-business model, Old Seng Choong will retail its food products online, where customers can place orders then opt for self-collection or have them delivered to their doorstep (additional charges apply). Aside from rolling out promotional items for calendar events such as Mooncake Festival, Old Seng Choong will also offer customised special occasion cakes and bakes for celebrations such as babies’ full month parties, and milestone 80th and 100th birthdays.
Inaugural Chinese New Year Specialities by Old Seng Choong
Made with quality ingredients and time-honoured recipes, Old Seng Choong’s delicious and nostalgic Lunar New Year cakes are bound to delight adults and children alike. Each packaged in a stylish box sporting a vintage floral motif, these cakes will make excellent gift ideas for loved ones during this auspicious season.
Red Date Cake 红枣糕 (540g, $23.80) – A testament to Mr Tay Sr.’s philosophy that the only way to do anything is to do it right, this Hong Kong-style red date cake is the result of hours of meticulous preparation. Chinese dates are first skinned, pitted, and steamed with raw sugar. The softened dates are sieved into a smooth paste, which is then mixed with tapioca flour and finally steamed again to form a soft, sticky kueh.
Carrot Cake 萝卜糕 (500g, $23.80) – Whether served steamed or fried, the fragrance of this carrot cake studded with generous pieces of dried shrimp and lup cheong (dried Chinese sausage) is undeniable. To create a cake with more bite, Old Seng Choong uses white radish that is cubed instead of grated. These are steamed till tender before being mixed with premium rice flour.
Yam Cake 芋头糕 (500g, $23.80) – Faithfully-made with a recipe handed down from Daniel’s mother, Old Seng Choong’s peppery yam cake features big chunks of deep-fried tubers embedded in a dense, firm body of rice flour, along with steamed peanuts, dried shrimp, fried shallots and slivers of dried shiitake mushrooms. Thai yams are specially selected for the Old Seng Choong version for their superior flavour and texture.
Nian Gao 年糕 (540g, $23.80) – An indispensable delicacy at any Lunar New Year celebration is nian gao (year cake), a gooey brown sugar confection that signifies good fortune for the year ahead. This rendition is made less sweet – perfect for the health-conscious, and lends itself well to steaming or pan-frying.
Customers may visit www.oldsengchoong.com to place their orders for Old Seng Choong’s Chinese New Year cakes from 11 January to 6 February 2016. The cakes will also be sold at the following fairs with no advance order required.
- AMK Hub (25 Jan – 6 Feb)
- Bugis Junction (18 Jan – 6 Feb)
- Causeway Point (25 Jan – 6 Feb)
- Century Square (22 Jan – 6 Feb)
- Heartland Mall (29 Jan – 6 Feb)
- Junction 8 (25 Jan – 6 Feb)
- Jurong Point (18 Jan – 6 Feb)
- Novena Square (22 Jan – 6 Feb)
- Parkway Parade (25 Jan – 6 Feb)
- Raffles Exchange (11 Jan – 5 Feb)
- Waterway Punggol (25 Jan – 6 Feb)
Promotions (For online orders only)
- 11 Jan to 6 Feb: 30% discount
Promotions (For purchases made at Old Seng Choong fair booths)
- 11 Jan to 24 Jan: 20% discount
- 25 Jan to 31 Jan: 15% discount
- 1 Feb to 6 Feb 10% discount
Old Seng Choong
P. Bistro Lunar New Year Goodies (available 8 January to 1 February 2016 for orders)
This year, sweeten the Chinese New Year memories with P. Bistro. The head chef at the helm is a passionate artisan who has earned a Le Grand Diplôme and Master Certification from Le Cordon Bleu Paris and Ecole Lenôtre respectively. Order the melt-in-your-mouth, homemade pineapple tarts baked by an experienced chef and wow your guests!
P. Bistro prides itself on using premium ingredients to create its dishes. Baked to order, the fresh pineapple tarts are made with Lurpak butter, fleur de sel, plain flour and vanilla beans . The hand-grated honey pineapple is cooked for hours in a mix of its own juice and premium honey rock sugar. A layer of egg yolk glazes the exterior and gives the tarts a wonderful shine.
Each bottle of pineapple tarts is priced at S$35+. Advance order is recommended and collection can be done at either outlets.
P Bistro @ Orchard
Address: 390 Orchard Rd, Palais Renaissance, #B1-06, Singapore 238871
Telephone: +65 6734 9268
P Bistro @ Owen
Address: 142 Owen Rd, Singapore 218941
Telephone: +65 6392 2333
Joe & Dough
Joe & Dough Chinese New Year Goodies (available 9 January to 27 February 2016)
Usher in the year of the Monkey with delectable festive treats from Joe & Dough to uplift the Chinese New Year celebratory spirit. As a homegrown café chain that is certainly no strangers to incorporating local favourites into their menu, Joe & Dough is introducing a range of festive goodies for the very first time this season. The artisan bakers use carefully sourced ingredients and their expertise in time honoured European baking techniques, adding a premium spin on the traditional Chinese New Year treats.
The year of the Monkey calls for a more refreshing twist with auspicious coffee-soaked red cranberries found encased in the Golden Pineapple Tarts ($23.80) to balance the saccharine taste of pineapple jam. Together with the buttery melt-in-your-mouth crust, this bite-sized treat will leave anyone pleasantly surprised.
The Citrus Butter Cookies ($18.80), on the other hand, features gourmet candied citrus peel imported from Ardèche, the Rhône-Alpes region of France. The invigorating tangerine aftertaste that lingers on the palate fits perfectly with delicate toasty-sweet shards of Feuilletine which adds a texturized crunch to every bite.
Last but not least, indulge your loved ones with Joe & Dough’s signature Gula Melaka Pandan Cake ($52.00). The latest rendition comes with ground almonds suitably added for a fine texture alongside a more fragrant pandan infused butter sponge, moist and light to the touch. Generously slathered with a layer of luscious Gula Melaka and sprinkled with rich coconut shavings, this will definitely be a crowd-pleaser at any family reunion.
Joe & Dough’s Chinese New Year goodies continue to stay true to the principle of delivering “Simple, Honest Food”, emphasizing on product quality and paying special attention to every detail.
The Pineapple Tarts and Citrus Butter Cookies will be available from 9 Jan to 27 Feb 2016 in limited quantities online and across all outlets.
Joe & Dough Lunar New Year Promotions
Enjoy 10% Early Bird Discount with any purchases made from 9 to 15 January 2016. Spend $10 and above at any outlet from 17 January 2016 onwards and receive a free pack of Angbaos (while stocks last).
Joe & Dough
Délifrance Launches Festive Goodies with a Modern Twist
Celebrate Chinese New Year with Délifrance and its new festive offerings that are bound to delight and wow your loved ones. These sweet treats are perfect as gifts for relatives and friends or as desserts after a reunion meal. Leave your guests or relatives spellbound with an array of cupcakes, cakes and macarons!
Celebrate togetherness with the Sweet Reunion (S$28, UP: S$38). This is a yuzu pear cake that boasts a tangy taste. Chunks of pear are embedded within the soft, moist cake, like gold in a treasure trove. The yuzu enlivens with its citrusy flavour. The eye-catching design also features chocolate shaped in koi fish for luck; and an auspicious couplet. This cake makes a meaningful dessert to cap off the reunion dinner.
Take with you unique and pretty gifts for your visiting. Continue to surprise your relatives with the Blissful Prosperity —mandarin orange macarons. Instead of the usual mandarin oranges, greet your loved ones and friends with well wishes as you present them with these dainty French treats! The macarons are infused with the refreshing flavour of mandarin oranges. Their round shapes also symbolise reunion and happiness. What a thoughtful gift! Each box of eight macarons goes at a promotional price of S$18.80 (UP: S$23.80). Get six boxes at only S$98.80 (UP: S$142.80) —that is over 30% discount!
Finally, put a smile on your relatives’ faces with the Joyful Blessing: colourful festive cupcakes that come in two flavours: chocolate; and mandarin orange. These sweet and enticing desserts will appeal especially to the kids. The chocolate cupcake has a fluffy interior and an earthy taste. Bite into the mandarin orange version and relish the playful notes of orange zest. Both cupcakes are decorated with Chinese New Year-themed elements like ingots and firecrackers. Get two boxes of Joyful Blessing (8 pieces) at just S$25.80 (UP: S$30.80). One box (4 pieces) goes at S$13.80 (UP: S$15.80).
Pinces and Pints
Pince and Pints has recreated the traditional Yusheng, by adding chunks of fresh steamed whole live lobster and their own homemade sauce to complete this celebration must-have. Lobsters, are otherwise known as “the dragon of the sea” which is a symbol of strength and good fortune for the coming year ahead.
Apart from lobster, the Yusheng includes Salmon sashimi, strips of carrots, preserved cucumber, preserved melon, preserved lime, red sweetened ginger, tangy pomelo sprinkled with cinnamon powder, pepper and finished off with ground peanuts, sesame, lemon and pok choy (crispy golden pillows) tossed in home made sweet plum sauce.
The Lobster Yusheng ($88+) will only be available for takeaways only via pre-order from 4th January to 24th January (extended to 29th Jan) 2016. Collection dates will be from 3rd February to 6th February 2016- 5pm onwards on weekdays and 12pm – 11pm on Saturdays.
*Photographs and information from respective hotels, restaurants and bakeries.