11 Best Reunion Dinners for Chinese New Year 2018
Are you ready to welcome the Year of the Dog? This year, Team Tam Chiak has compiled a list of the best reunion dinners in town to get you CNY-ready. Show your loved ones just how much they mean to you by treating them to the most delicious reunion feast. Let the festivities begin!
Blue Lotus Chinese Grill House @ Tanjong Pagar
From 5 February to 2 March 2018, Blue Lotus Chinese Grill House at Tanjong Pagar will be offering set menus and a la carte menus to make your Chinese New Year reunion feast an especially memorable one.
There are three Chinese New Year set menus available — Happiness ($68++ per person), Fortune ($88++ per person) and Prosperity ($108++ per person). Highlights include the Braised Eight Treasure Broth with Crab Meat, Double-boiled Abalone & Shiitake Mushroom Consommé with Cordyceps Flower, 48 Hours Slow Cooked “Dong Po” Kurobuta Pork Belly and Roasted Spanish Iberico Suckling Pig with Citrus Spicy Dressing.
All set menus start off with the Blue Lotus Signature Tea-Smoked Norwegian Salmon Yu Sheng. Also known as 十全十美 (Shi Quan Shi Mei), the yu sheng is available for both dine-in and takeaway ($48++ for small and $68++ for large).
We couldn’t get enough of the Slow Roast Spanish Suckling Pig, and we are happy to share that Blue Lotus is offering this prized dish at just $198++ (U.P. $238++)! If you’re thinking of making this suckling pig the highlight of your reunion dinner at home, remember to place an order at least 3 days in advance.
Blue Lotus Chinese Grill House @ Tanjong Pagar will be closed from 16 to 18 February. Usual operating hours will resume from 19 February.
Blue Lotus Chinese Grill House @ Tanjong Pagar
Address: 5 Wallich Street, #01-13 Tanjong Pagar Centre
Phone: 6996 0880
Opening Hours: Mondays - Saturdays from 11:30am – 9.00pm
Planning a reunion dinner, or just having a Chinese New Year gathering with friends and family? Elsie’s Kitchen’s home catering buffet might just be what you’re looking for if you’re searching for fuss-free options that don’t require much work on your end.
Elsie’s Kitchen is offering 6 different festive menus this Lunar New Year, with prices starting from $15.88/pax ($16.99 with GST) for a 9-course menu.
A few of our favourite dishes include the Golden Salted Egg Chicken infused with Curry Leaves, and Crispy Soon Hock with Spicy Fruity Sauce! The dishes don’t just sound enticing, they look the part too. We’re pretty sure that your guests will enjoy the buffet tremendously.
If you will like to spruce up the spread, we recommend the Deluxe Treasure Poon Chai ($298/10 pax), and Invigorating Imperial Fu Gui Chicken infused with Truffle Oil ($48).
A transportation fee of $50 ($53.50 with GST) will be waived for orders above $1000 for deliveries to Jurong Island, Sentosa Island and CBD, and $800 for all other orders. From 18 February to 2 March 2018, only Chinese New Year menus and goodies will be available at Elsie’s Kitchen.
Holiday Inn’s Xin Cuisine
To usher in the Year of the Dog, Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant at Holiday Inn® Singapore Atrium has created numerous palate-pleasing set menus. These 8 festive set menus are available from 22 January to 2 March 2018. Exclusively on the Eve of Chinese New Year on 15 Feb 2018, a special Blissful Reunion Dinner Set Menu will be available for dining in the hotel ballrooms starting from $588++ for 6 persons. You can enjoy 25% off this special menu if you make your booking before 31 January 2018.
Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant also boasts artful Lunar New Year Dim Sum dishes, which have been skillfully crafted by Chef Cheung with irresistible dishes such as luxurious Steamed Seafood Dumpling with Foie Gras and Steamed Pork Dumpling with Truffle. These delightful Lunar New Year Dim Sum dishes are available from 16 February 2018 and start from just $21 per serving.
Not to be missed is Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant’s collection of abundant Treasure pots boasting premium ingredients for a prosperous Lunar New Year. This year’s newest addition is the hearty Supreme Braised Buddha Jumps Over the Wall ($388 small, $688 large), which features 8-headed whole abalone, superior fish maw, and other delightful morsels.
Don’t forget to toss to prosperity with Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant’s new Salmon Yusheng with Fish Skin and Passion Fruit Yoghurt Dressing ($78 small, $98 large), which is a lovely symphony of textures and flavours that is sure to delight both young and old.
InterContinental Singapore’s Man Fu Yuan
As one of the top Chinese restaurants in Singapore, it should come as no surprise that Man Fu Yuan is fully booked throughout the fifteen days of the Lunar New Year each year. This year, Executive Chef Eric Neo has curated and crafted five festive menus to impress in the Year of the Dog. Priced from $118 per guest, these prix-fixe menus are available until 2 March 2018.
Toss to greater heights with the restaurant’s Prosperity Yu Sheng. Featuring fresh Hokkaido Scallops, Norwegian salmon and Japanese-inspired sake goma sesame dressing, the yu sheng promises a sensational burst of flavour and texture with every bite. Diners who select the Fortune Menu will experience a luxe variation of the ubiquitous dish with the generous addition of baby abalone.
Other delectable presentations found in the five- to eight-course prix-fixe menus include the signature Man Fu Yuan Abundance Treasure Pot, which comes chock-full of 18 premium ingredients simmered in a superior sauce for rich and hearty flavours. The Barbecued Whole Suckling Pig served with Preserved Bean Paste is also a hot favourite amongst diners with its crispy skin roasted to perfect.
Round off the meal with nutritious and comforting desserts, such as the Eight Treasures Tea with Hashima or Bird’s Nest, and a dessert platter of Chilled Bird’s Nest, Peach Collagen, and Shredded Coconut, coupled with an Egg Custard pastry.
Man Fu Yuan
Address: InterContinental Singapore, 80 Middle Road, Singapore 188966
Phone: 6825 1131
Email Address: [email protected]
Opening Hours: Weekdays: 11.45am to 3pm, 6pm to 10.30pm, Weekends & Public Holidays: 11.30am to 3.15pm, 6.30pm to 10.30pm daily.
Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel’s Wan Hao
Award-winning Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel is the perfect place to usher in the Lunar New Year in splendour with your family and friends Ring in happiness, abundance and prosperity with bespoke Set Menus crafted by Executive Chinese Chef Brian Wong that features both classic favourites and innovative delights.
Usher in a prosperous Lunar New Year with festive Set Menus featuring exquisitely-crafted highlights such as Lobster, Scallop, Salmon, Tuna, Caviar and Crispy Fish Skin Yu Sheng with Kumquat Sauce; Braised Bird’s Nest with Assorted Dried Seafood in Golden Superior Stock; Roast Suckling Pig; Deep-fried Lobster Meat with Yuzu Mayonnaise; Braised South African 22-head Abalone with Goose Web and Seasonal Greens. You can also order mouth-watering dishes from the a la carte menu. We recommend the Chicken Bak-Kwah Yu Sheng with Kumquat Sauce, premium Imperial Pot of Prosperity Pen Cai with Crispy Oyster, Braised Irish Duck and Pig Trotter and Crispy Pig Trotter with Wolfberry Sauce. In addition, Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant is offering irresistible takeaway treats such as 6 types of Yu Sheng; Pen Cai; Golden Nian Gao Tart with Cempedak; Wan Hao Signature Ginseng Roast Duck, and more.
These sumptuous reunion dinner feasts will be available at Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant from 16 January to 2 March 2018. Note that advance reservations of at least 3 days is required if you’re thinking of bringing your loved ones to Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant. Make a grand entrance into the Lunar New Year with an amazing celebration at one of the most well-loved Chinese restaurants in Singapore!
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
Address: 320 Orchard Road Singapore 238865
Phone: 6831 4708
Email Address: [email protected]
Park Hotel Alexandra’s The Carvery
Chinese New Year is that time of the year when you have to treat yourself to an exceptionally indulgent meal. I mean, you have to start the year right, right? The Carvery, Park Hotel Alexandra’s stalwart restaurant, is rolling out an impressive spread of seasonal roasts specially for the new year.
Only available for dinner on Chinese New Year’s Eve and the first three days of Chinese New Year, the Marmite Pork OP Rib is not to be missed. The Carvery does a lavish version of this local zi char delight, using premium bone-in Iberico OP ribs. These ribs are marinated for a day in a mixture of Marmite, honey and Worcestershire sauce, before they are roasted and then glazed with another sticky, glorious layer of house-made Marmite.
The Szechuan Spiced Roast Leg of Lamb is a treat for those who are fans of everything “ma la”. Other interesting additions to the All-You-Can-Eat Prosperous Roasts include Kumquat Chicken, which is steam baked in cellophane paper, as well as the incredibly delicious Crispy Pork Belly, which is wrapped in crisp crackling. During this period, lunch at The Carvery is priced from $46++, and dinner from $58++.
Address: Park Hotel Alexandra, 323 Alexandra Road, Singapore 159972
Phone: 6828 8880
Email Address: [email protected]
Opening Hours: 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm daily.
Lime Restaurant at PARKROYAL on Pickering
Lime Restaurant at PARKROYAL on Pickering welcomes guests this Lunar New Year with 2 scrumptious reunion buffet feasts. You might be pleased to learn that Lime is even gifting diners a complimentary platter of their housemade yu sheng and Buddha Jump Over the wall, for one of their buffet feasts, ‘A Royal Reunion’! Note that Yu Sheng will be served for both lunch and dinner, while Buddha jump over the wall is only served during dinner.
The Feast of Paws-perity ($60++ onwards) runs from 2 February to 1 March 2018, and the star of the buffet is undeniably the addictive Peking Duck with Hoisin Sauce Pizza. You won’t be able to stop at just one piece, so get your tummies prepped and ready!
Delight in A Royal Reunion ($68++ onwards) from 15 – 18 February, and on 2 March 2018. Dive into a complimentary serving of Prosperity Yu Sheng that boasts fresh salmon slices, crispy fish skin, gold coin bak kwa, traditional candied vegetables and chef’s special yu sheng sauce. The yu sheng ($48++ /4-6 pax, $88++/8-10 pax) is also available for dine-in from 2 February to 2 March 2018.
If that isn’t enough to entice you, we are sure that the divine Claypot Foie Gras Rice will do the trick. Every serving of claypot rice comes with a thick decadent slab of foie, and each spoonful carries a lovely smoky wok hei that will steal your heart. If you’ve booked yourself a buffet dinner, you’re in for an extra treat! Look forward to a luxurious bowl of Buddha Jump over the Wall served with Scallops, Abalone, Fish Maw, Sea Cucumber and other premium ingredients.
Ramada Hotel’s Flavours At Zhongshan Park
Welcome the new year with festive creations at Flavours At Zhongshan Park. Prepare for a year of abundance as you feast on highlights such as Cantonese Roast Duck with Red Wine, Honey Glazed Pork Char Siew and Roasted Suckling Pig with Condiments.
One of the stars of the buffet line-up is the Braised Beef Brisket with Black Bean Sauce. The addition of dried tangerine peel makes the black bean sauce even more palatable and addictive. The Baked Rice with Waxed Meat, Dried Scallop and Chicken in Lotus Leaf, which left an impression, has a light and fluffy texture that is attributed to the use of Japanese rice instead of the usual glutinous rice.
Other Chinese New Year favourites include Braised Duck with Sea Asparagus, Abalone Mushroom and Broccoli, Braised Nyonya Chap Chai with Fatt Choy, and Steamed Seabass with Preserved Chai Poh.
The prices of the reunion buffet feast are as follows
Eve of CNY : $38++ (lunch), $68++ (dinner).
CNY Day 1 & 2 : $45++ (lunch), $53++ (dinner).
Pre and Post CNY (2 to 14 February 2018, and 18 February to 2 March 2018) : $38++ (weekday lunch), $48++ (weekday dinner), $43++ (weekend lunch); $53++ (weekend dinner).
Make your reservations with your UOB, DBS or POSB credit cards before 9 February 2018 to enjoy up to 20% discount on the buffet spread from 2 February 2018 to 2 March 2018.
*SPECIAL* Quote ‘MissTamChiak2018’ to enjoy a complimentary Asian Sensation Signature Mocktail from Heritage Bar Lounge.
Embrace tradition! This year, have your reunion dinner the traditional way with Swatow Group of Restaurants. All three outlets have released an array of set menus starting from $588++ onwards!
Toss to a better year with Swatow’s restaurant’s signature Teochew Prosperity Yu Sheng comes with your choice of seafood – salmon, abalone or lobster. The Teochews enjoy their fish steamed, as it showcases the freshness of the catch. Swatow Seafood ensures that every set menu comes with a classic Teochew steamed fish. Choose from Soon Hock, Pomfret, Grouper and the Royal Grouper and feast on the succulent and flavourful white flesh that lies within.
Other must-haves include the Teochew Charcoal Roasted Whole Suckling Pig, Prosperity Abalone Treasure Pot, and Teochew Braised Sliced Duck and Beancurd.
Do take note that all three outlets have been fully booked on reunion dinner (catch them earlier next time!) However, the CNY menus will still be available from 8 February 2018 to 2 March 2018!
Swatow Toa Payoh – 181 Lorong 4 Toa Payoh #02-602
| Tel: 6363 1717
Swatow Garden (OPEN TO PUBLIC) – 22 Kensington Park Road Singapore 557271 | Tel: 6343 1717
Swatow City (OPEN TO PUBLIC) – Level 2, Singapore Recreation Club B Connaught Drive Singapore 179682 | Tel: 6338 9595
VLV is a glamorous Chinese restaurant located in Clarke Quay. Traditional and chic Chinese elements, comfortable seating areas, soothing water sounds in the background, and private rooms await. The biggest table here can hold up to 16 people.
This Chinese New Year, VLV will be serving 11 set menus, including a vegetarian-friendly one. The menus are crafted by renowned Executive Head Chef Martin Foo (former Senior Executive chef at Tung Lok), and will be available from 29 January to 2 March 2018.
One of Chef Foo’s specialties is the Yusheng with Signature Passionfruit sauce, which is available in various sizes. Prices start from $48.
Other mouth-watering dishes include Truffle Roasted London Fat Duck, and Glutinous Rice with Scallop and Black Bean served in a Bamboo Basket. Taste the truffle infused into the tender, juicy duck, and be wowed by the intensity of the flavour. The perfectly cooked scallops too, have a nice, savoury aroma, which pairs well with the flavourful glutinous rice.
A wide selection of desserts is also available. We really enjoyed the Orh Nee, Peony Pastry, and Golden Charcoal Sesame Balls. The latter is presented in an intricate black nest, with artful calligraphy handwritten by Chef Foo. Be wowed by the wonderful roasted sesame aroma, and the Salted egg yolk sauce that oozes out instantly when you bite into the ball. VLV also has a stunning Roasted Whole Suckling Pig Stuffed with Glutinous Rice ($328++) for takeaway.
Set in the gorgeous National Gallery Singapore at City Hall, Yàn serves authentic Cantonese cuisine with modern day presentations. To celebrate the Lunar New Year, the restaurant has rolled out 7 exquisite Lunar New Year set menus that are perfect for small intimate gatherings to big reunion feasts. Menu prices range from $118++ to $268++.
Commencing all reunion feastings on a high note, toss to greater heights and success in
the new year with a Cantonese-style Lo Hei. Adorned with gold flakes, and topped with slices of fresh yellowfish, the opulent ‘Shun De Yu’ Sheng, which isn’t commonly found in Singapore, is such a visual treat.
Specially created to welcome the Year of the Dog, the Braised Deluxe Seafood Platter 长长久久 ($38++/ per person)’s is a dish that symbolises for longevity, love and harmony. Sliced abalone, sea cucumber, fish lips, and king of Grouper fillet are just but a few of the luxury ingredients in the platter. Available as an add-on (for a minimum of 4 persons), just place an order a day in advance to enjoy this auspicious dish.
Yàn’s Chinese New Year offerings are available from 1 February to 2 March 2018. Quote ‘Miss Tam Chiak’ with your reservation to receive a $50 return voucher! Voucher Terms & Conditions apply.
Make your reservations now to save yourself the headache of not being able to secure a table for reunion dinner! We all know how stressful that can be. Team Tam Chiak wishes all our readers a very happy, and prosperous CNY! Gong Xi Fa Cai!