Chinese New Year is an important festivity celebrated by Chinese all over the world. Families honor age-old traditions by starting the Lunar New Year with a Reunion Dinner.
It signifies family, love and togetherness, and it’s also a great way to start the New Year. No expenses are spared for this sumptuous fare, as the table is filled to abundance with delicacies, with some food only available during Chinese New Year.
And with Chinese New Year fast approaching, tables are filling up even before the festivities begin! Check out our top 8 CNY Reunion Dinner picks and book them before it’s too late.
Let’s usher in the Year of the Fire Rooster with great food, awesome company and an abundance of laughter at the dinner table!
1. Crystal Jade
Crystal Jade is a family favorite when it comes to festive dining. Aside from their tantalizing spread of savory dishes and celebratory sweets, their CNY menu also carries a range of exclusive dishes carefully crafted for the occasion. This CNY, choose from the delectable list of 14 new chef-recommended dishes: from Thai-style Pork Knuckles and Baked Boston Lobster with Scallion in Superior Broth to Fried Glutinous Rice with Roasted Duck and Braised Whole Abalone 3 Head in Superior Oyster Sauce. Truly a gastronomic delight for everyone in the family!
If you prefer to enjoy the Reunion Dinner in the comforts of your home, you can also order online from Crystal Jade’s selection of mouth-watering snacks, cakes, and hampers. Choose from the Prosperity Abalone Treasure Pot or Reunion Baby Abalone Yu Sheng (both available for 5 pax or 10 pax) or get an Eternal Bliss Platter, which features 5 types of festive cakes.
Set Menu: Starts from $268.00++ for 4 pax
2. Dian Xiao Er
Dian Xiao Er ushers in Chinese New Year with unique dishes that add a twist to their set menu. Try the Golden Crayfish with Chef’s Special Otah Sauce*, a plump and juicy crayfish tossed in a special otah sauce, and spiced up with curry leaves for a flavourful burst of goodness!
For meat-lovers, the Kumquat Pork Ribs* that’s made of crispy pork ribs coated with golden kumquat sauce is a must-try! Tender and juicy on the inside, with a dash of refreshing citrus in every bite, it’s a dish that’s not to be missed!
And last but not least, you can also go for the Golden Crispy Bacon Wrap*, which, as you guessed it are shrimp bits wrapped in smoke-flavoured bacon and topped with crispy bread crumbs for a satisfying crunch in every mouthful!
*These dishes are only available together with the set menus.
Availability: 5 Jan 2017 onwards at Waterway Point, East Wing, #01-30. Reservations are required.
3. Din Tai Fung
Bring home Din Tai Fung’s Prosperity Smoked Salmon Yu Sheng, or enjoy it when you dine in! Enjoy a twist to this traditional delicacy, with roasted chestnuts and strips of crispy yam, plus fresh pomelo pulp and white radish to bring you luck and longevity. This dish is only complete with a drizzle of Din Tai Fung’s sweet and tangy plum sauce. Truly a burst of flavors and a refreshing dish suitable for all!
Prosperity Smoked Salmon Yu Sheng: $32.80++ for 2 to 3 pax and $48.80++ for 4 to 6 pax
4. Kyoaji Japanese Dining
For a truly unique experience, hold your Reunion Dinner at Kyoaji, where you can enjoy great food whilst revel in the warmth of Japanese ambience.
Choose from a wide range of dishes made with carefully selected, fresh ingredients, and top it off with a special and healthy Japanese Yu Sheng that is full of nuts for a great crunch.
Kyoaji Yu Sheng: $68.00++ for 4 to 6 pax
Availability: 23 Jan to 11 Feb 2017 at The Centrepoint, #04-17/18. Available for dine in or take away.
5. Mouth Restaurant
One dish that you should not miss out is the Mouth’s Treasure Pot with Abalone, a signature traditional cuisine prepared by their Master Chef once a year, using top grade ingredients such as Australian Baby Abalone, Japanese Conpoy, Xinjiang’s Fa Chai, and Fish Maw. This dish will definitely delight the young and the old. And of course, there’s the Mouth’s Abalone Prosperity Yu Sheng, which is made of fresh Australian Baby Abalones.
Adding on to the festivities, Mouth Restaurant is waiving off the 10% service charge for all Chinese New Year Set Menus!
Set Menu: $238.00+ for 6 pax and $388.00+ for 10 pax
Availability: 1 Jan to 11 Feb 2017 at China Square Central, #01-56 to 62. Reservations are required.
6. Paradise Classic
You’ll always be in for a treat when you dine at Paradise Classic. Enjoy your reunion dinner with specialties including Paradise Trio Combination (consists of Shredded Sea Whelk, Crisp-fried Prawn Roll with Pork Floss and Bonito Flakes and Stir-fried Shimeji in Truffle Oil) and Steamed Soon Hock with Supreme Soya Sauce.
You can also enjoy the magic of Paradise Classic at home with the take-away portion for Prosperity Abalone Yu Sheng (good for 8 pax) at just $45.80. There’s simply no better way to celebrate Chinese New Year.
Set Menu: $268.80++ for 3 to 4 pax and $$688.80++ for 8 to 10 pax (Set menu items differ on eve of Lunar New Year)
7. Uncle Leong Signatures
Uncle Leong Signatures, famous for their delicious crab and seafood, is the place to be for a hearty and joyful CNY reunion dinner. Try the new Drunken Herbal Crab to kick start the New Year. Those who enjoy spice can check out their signature Chilli Crabs with Mantous, and those who enjoy milky and buttery flavors can go for their Butter Cheesy Crabs. Throw in a Claypot of Crab Beehoon too for longevity, and you will be set for the night!
Set Menu: Starts from $488.00++ for 5 to 8 pax
Availability: 16 Jan to 12 Feb 2017 at Waterway Point, East Wing, #B1-21.
8. Beauty in The Pot
Newly opened at The Centrepoint, Beauty in The Pot gives you the essence of health and beauty with every steaming pot of soup, from 11.30am till 6.00am daily (last order at 4.30am). Enjoy their CNY Reunion Dinner sets, which is available for 2 pax to bigger groups of 8 to 10 pax. Each set comes with the Twin Flavours Broth and a Prosperity Abalone Yu Sheng. If you must try anything – we suggest the Beauty Collagen broth, which is easily becoming a crowd favourite with its dense and collagen-rich flavor!
You can also bring home the Prosperity Abalone Yu Sheng for only $45.80+ (good for 8 to 10 pax), if you prefer to celebrate at home.
Set Menu: Starts from $168.00++ for 2 pax.
Availability: 16 Jan to 12 Feb 2017 at The Centrepoint, #05-15/16.
With so many hearty offerings this Chinese New Year, we’re guessing you’re spoilt for choice now! Remember to make your reservations early as tables are fast filling up! We wish you and your family, a Happy, Prosperous and Yummy Chinese New Year filled with love and abundance!