As Chinese New Year approaches, it’ll soon be the Year of the Dog! Not sure where to take your family for your reunion dinner or shop for festive goodies? This humble CNY guide would do just the trick!
MIN JIANG — GOODWOOD PARK HOTEL
Harvest the prosperous year of Dog with a good start at Goodwood Park Hotel. Toss to good fortune with Min Jiang’s Prosperity Salmon and Abalone Yu Sheng ($168++), which showcases Chef Chan’s work of culinary art on the humongous platter.
New highlights at Min Jiang restaurant this year include Braised Pig’s Trotter with Sea Treasures in Claypot ($298++) and Braised Whole Chicken with Sea Treasures in Claypot ($288++).
Over at Min Jiang at One-North, the menu offers delicacies like Fruits of Fortune Yu Sheng ($88++/$138++) and Braised Pork Spare Ribs and Pork Belly with Sea Treasures in Claypot ($288++).
Besides planning for bountiful reunion feasts, you shouldn’t miss out on getting some festive goodies such as traditional cookies and chips, Bak Kwa and more.
Interesting new takeaways from the Deli include the Tree of Blossoming Treasures ($98/1kg), The Huat! Tart ($48/500g), Pineapple Ingot Tarts ($38/10 pieces), Salted Egg Yolk Yam Chips with Sichuan Spice ($36.80/jar).
JIANG NAN CHUN — FOUR SEASONS SINGAPORE
Award-winning Cantonese restaurant Jiang-Nan Chun at Four Seasons Singapore is all ready to showcase its new look and updated menu, as well as a range of sweet and savoury Chinese New Year delights for your reunion feasting.
For a perfect celebration, toss up the restaurant’s signature Yu Sheng that comprises an appetising mix of ingredients including smoked salmon slices, crispy vermicelli, fried sweet potato strips and beetroot, complemented with a homemade plum sauce and pineapple paste. “Three-head quality” abalone, Bird’s nest, Japanese surf clams, smoked salmon, crispy fish skin, crispy silver fish and crackers accompany this dish.
Traditional festive takeaway favourites at Jiang Nan Chun include Homemade Pineapple Tarts, Coconut Nian Gao and Carrot Cake with Chinese Sausages.
FOUR SEASONS SINGAPORE
THE CARVERY — PARK HOTEL ALEXANDRA
Embark on an all-you-can-eat prosperous meat feast accented with oriental highlights this Chinese New Year. In addition to its already impressive and well-received range of premium meats, The Carvery will feature three prosperous seasonal roasts specially for this auspicious period, include Szechuan Spiced Roast Leg of Lamb, Kumquat Chicken wrapped in cellophane paper and a Marmite Pork OP Rib.
For the first time this year, The Carvery will be offering the perennial prosperity toss with a difference for both dine-in and takeaway in the form of a Pulled Pork Lohei ($38.80).
Featuring the star ingredient of premium pulled pork and co-stars toppings of fried fish skin, caramelised walnuts, granny smith apple strips, red cabbage, orange pearls, and fried pickled ginger, draped with olive oil, white balsamic peach dressing and crisp tortilla “pok chui” crackers.
PARK HOTEL ALEXANDRA
LI BAI — SHERATON TOWERS SINGAPORE
Welcome the Year of the Dog at Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant with exquisite creations whipped up by Executive Chef Chung Yiu Ming and his team. Highlights include Sweet Shrimp and Hamachi Lohei Platter, Braised Sliced Abalone and Chinese Marrow stuffed with Conpoy, and Barbecued Suckling Pig stuffed with Glutinous Rice and Preserved Meat.
Those who are big on Niao Gao, you will be surprised by the delightful twist of the premium Shanxi Red Date Cake. This rendition is made less-sweet and features a rich flavour of red dates.
NEO GARDEN CATERING
Usher in the auspicious year of the Dog with a difference by gathering with your family and friends to assemble your own Popiah or Kueh Pie Tee at home.
If you are considering catering for your reunion feast at home or in the office, Neo Garden catering makes party planning easy as they have an abundance of festive menu and delights that fit all sizes – from 8 to 100 people, or more.
YAN CANTONESE RESTAURANT
Roar cheers of blessings as you toss the signature Yellowtail Fish Yu Sheng with Golden Flakes in Shun De Style ($128) at Yan Cantonese Restaurant.
Other festive creations include Sautéed Lobster Fillet with Egg White, Yàn Harvest Pen Cai, and Braised Deluxe Seafood Platter.
You also should not missed out feasting on the restaurant’s signature Roasted Whole Suckling Pig served in three ways. 1-day advance booking is required in order to enjoy this prosperity delight.
CRYSTAL JADE GROUP
One of the best ways to attract good fortune this year is to raise the chopsticks with Crystal Jade‘s Garden of Wealth Yusheng, which features a colourful myriad of unusual ingredients such as lily padshaped nasturtium leaves, freeze-dried wolfberries, ice plant and wood sorrel red leaves.
The floral themed Yusheng priced at $138 for large and $88 for small serving is available at Crystal Jade Golden Palace and Dining IN for dine-in and takeaway.
And it only gets better with a lavish Hong Kong-style treasure pot that comes with a plethora of ‘Pen Cai’ pleasures such as eight-head abalone, sea cucumber, homemade dace fish balls, prawn balls in tomato sauce, braised Chinese yam, lotus root, fish maw and braised pork.
Available at Crystal Jade Palace for dine-in and takeaway. One day advance order is required.
Other timeless reunion delights available for dine-in and takeaway include Abundance Abalone Treasure Pot — Crystal Jade Golden Palace (Paragon), Crystal Jade Dining IN (Vivocity), Buddha Jumps Over The Wall — Crystal Jade Kitchen for takeaway and dine-in, Reunion Baby Abalone Yusheng — at Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao / Jiangnan and Crystal Jade Kitchen.
Reunite with your loved ones and friends at Tamarind Hill, a rustic-luxe restaurant that is set into a vastly green surrounding atop the forested Labrador Nature Reserve.
This Chinese New Year, Tamarind Hill offers a Reunion Set menu influenced by the flavours of Thailand, as well as a contemporary take on Lunar New Year favourites include creations like Tiger Prawns with Salted Egg Yolk Sauce, Five Spice Braised Pork Knuckle, and Fish Roe with Red Curry.
Other highlights of the CNY menu — the Barramundi and Ginger Soup features slices of ocean-farmed Barramundi, while the Thai inspired Yu Sheng comprises Fresh Salmon and unique ingredients such as Shredded Taro, Sweet Potato and Tamarind Sauce.
The Lunar New Year menu is priced at $88 per person and available till 2 March 2018.
Meal preparing for Chinese New Year can be quite a hassle — especially when you need to pick up all your festive goodies in one swoop, or try to book a table at your favourite restaurant when reservations are full.
Skip the queue and hassle — order online and have your favourite Sakae Sushi food delivered to your door step.
Be greeted with festive platters and auspicious Yusheng from Sakae Sushi CNY menu such as 8 Treasure Yusheng ($46.88), Fortune Treasure Platter ($58.88) and Ocean Fresh Sushi Platter ($69.99).
With festive bundle options, you can save more and get greater value with Sakae Sushi‘s Bountiful Combo ($178.88), Celebration Combo ($168.88) and Harvest Combo ($208.88).
To complete your reunion feast, Sakae Sushi features good quality of abalones for your enjoyment. Retails at $58.88 per can, $88.88 for two cans or $126.88 for three cans.
Nothing beats the convenience of getting your sushi fix at MRT stations and shopping malls. Umi Sushi is a quick service restaurant chain that offers fresh and affordable Japanese cuisine for those in a hurry and on the go.
Umi Sushi is part of the Neo Group which also provides delivery services and party platters for your events and special occasions.
This Chinese New Year, order the CNY bundle promotion (from $168.88) — Double Prosperity Bundle / Prosperity Bundle / Double Fortune Bundle / Fortune Bundle and you get to enjoy one CNY Purchase with Purchase item of either Golden Fortune Sushi Platter, Six Happiness Platter or Auspicious Treasure Pot.
Umi Sushi also offers the traditional Prosperity Yusheng (from $43.88) if you are looking to raise the woof in the Year of the Dog.
What is Chinese New Year without snacks and festive goodies! Of all the festive goodies available at OLLELLA, the most popular treats are the Prosperity Choux, Kue Lapis, and Pineapple Pillows.
Every handcrafted prosperity goodies are made with love and guaranteed to satisfy your taste buds. They are also perfect to bring along as gifts for your reunion celebrations.
Revel yet again in 2018 with Bakerzin’s Spring Grandeur Collection of new flavoured Pineapple Tarts and cookies, as well as the most awarded and highly recommended, Original Ingot Pineapple Tarts.
This year, usher in the year of the Dog with the premium XO Golden Pillow Pineapple Tarts, “wow!” you may say, until the first bite into this lovely and luxurious texture of XO Wolfberry and Pineapple Jam blend concoction, you will realize this is the perfect gifting choice for your bosses and dads!
Pair your tarts with Good Luck Cookies collection, with each crisp cookie baked in curated temperature! 8 (‘huat’) flavours in 8 packs, choose from Coconut Chia Seed, Thai Milk Tea, Long Jing Tea to Salted Egg Yolk Cereal or pick amongst the familiar favourites like, Black Sesame, Orange, Coffee and Chocolate.
OLD SENG CHOONG
Old Seng Choong has built a legacy for baking traditional cakes and confections. Renowned pastry chef cum founder Daniel Tay has been keeping the well-loved brand alive with his online businesses and is now bringing the brand to new heights by launching its first brick and mortar store at Clarke Quay Central, along with Cat & The Fiddle flagship store.
For the Chinese New Year, Old Seng Choong has introduced a new collection of festive goodies such as Pineapple Tarts, and a variety of handbaked cookies with a nostalgia slant.
Interesting cookies flavours include Bak Kut Teh, Laksa, Satay, Cereal Prawn, Gula Melaka and Putu Mayam.
THYE MOH CHAN
It’s a oldie, but a goodie – Heritage Teochew bakery Thye Moh Chan is reputed for its famous traditional tau sar piah pastries.
To celebrate the Year of the Dog, Thye Moh Chan has introduced a new and exclusive collection of festive goodies include Golden Bangle, Gula Melaka Pineapple Pastry, Golden Joy, Auspicious Fish and Fortune Yam Cake.
A sweet beginning to the Chinese New Year, Bonheur Patisserie still maintain the tradition to give you the extra-sweet experience with its limited edition Chinese New Year macarons. Look how adorable the Corgi macaron is!
How could the New Year be anything but fabulous, with such a sweet beginning? Each set of festive macarons retails at $58 and comes with a dim sum case.