Elsie’s Kitchen – Have an Exquisite & Effortless Reunion Dinner!
The days leading up to Chinese New Year is the busiest period for many of us. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not the stressful kind of busy, but it’s more of an enjoyable busy.
Families start by spring cleaning their home, and then getting new outfits to usher in the new year. Then, the planning for a reunion dinner starts. Be it amongst our parents and children, or with extended family members, hosting and planning for a reunion dinner isn’t an easy feat.
If you’re dining out, there’s the need to book days – or even months – in advance. It’s going to be even tougher if you’re cooking at home. Getting the freshest ingredients, preparing them, and the actual execution.
Now, why not do away with all the hassle and stress this year? Elsie’s Kitchen has got you covered and they will ensure that you have a smooth sailing welcome to the new year.
Elsie’s Kitchen has numerous Chinese New Year buffet menus available, with prices starting from just $15.88/person!
Mix and match items, or choose from the pre-selected set menus to create your ultimate Chinese New Year buffet spread that will wow all your guests!
Fit for 25 people, the 13-course Imperial Jade Buffet Spread ($34.88/pax) is truly fit for an emperor. Apart from the wide variety of tantalising dishes, the buffet setup was stunning, with all the ornate décor that brought the festivities to the party.
No Chinese New Year reunion dinner is complete without yu sheng. Elsie’s Kitchen turns it up a notch with its Majestic 10-Head Abalone Yu Sheng with Mango-Papaya Salad in Spicy Lemongrass Dressing! Whole abalones are meticulously placed along the perimeter. No need to fight as everyone gets a piece!
Have some fun, and shake it off like Taylor Swift, while making your own DIY Signature Peranakan Laksa! Start by blanching your own noodles, before customizing your own laksa – more fish cake, more laksa leaves, no bean sprouts. Finally, ladle a generous serving of the rich, creamy and spicy laksa broth over your very own picks!
I loved how there were so many seafood dishes included in the buffet spread. The Half Shell Scallop with Garlic & Tang Hoon isn’t a common dish you find among home delivery buffets. The fresh and sweet scallops are a real delicacy at any dinner table, and tastes so good with the garlicky flavours that complement the sweetness of the scallops!
Fish is a must-have during reunion dinners, simply because of the famous Chinese idiom ‘Nian Nian You Yu’. Elsie’s Kitchen serves up a WHOLE PIECE of Crispy Soon Hock with Spicy Fruity Sauce instead of the usual sliced fish! Everyone gets to pick their favourite part of the fish – be it the head, tail or the firm and flaky flesh – and savour it with your loved ones!
The Cantonese pronunciation of prawn is similar to happiness. Elsie’s Kitchen wishes diners a blissful and happy year ahead in the form of their Sautéed Prawn in Spicy Sauce. The prawns are fresh, and the spicy sauce is sweet and sour, which makes for a classic combination that is well loved by the masses!
In line with the craze over salted egg, Elsie’s Kitchen has come up with a Golden Salted Egg Chicken Infused with Curry Leaves. Each piece of chicken is encased in a wonderful mouth-watering layer of salted egg goodness.
The addition of gingko nuts in the Eight Treasure Lou Han Chai makes the dish so much more attractive. This dish lives up to its grand name, and isn’t just your normal vegetable stir-fry. Together with vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and mushrooms, it makes for a wholesome dish that is bound to be a hit with guests.
The Golden Chicken Siew Mai with Ebiko is Elsie’s Kitchen’s twist on the classic dim sum. The siew mais are so big and reminds us of gold ingots! Yay to a year of bountiful wealth! Each siew mai is topped with a dollop of ebiko, which pops in your mouth.
The older generations would definitely enjoy The Lotus Leaf Glutinous Rice with Hae Bee Hiam. The glutinous rice is fragrant and chewy, and is studded with a good serving of hae bee hiam, giving the dish that exciting spicy kick.
Wash down the meal with some Braised Fish Maw with Conpoy and Cabbage soup, which is generously laden with pieces of chicken, mushrooms and fish maw! Diners will be in awe at the richness of the soup, and everyone would be lining up for seconds!
Elsie’s Kitchen rendition of the classic cheng tng dessert is fun and exciting. They have made the well-loved dessert into an Auspicious Cheng Tng Jelly! These cute nuggets are sweet and chewy, and will definitely please both the young, and old.
It is time to have a warm and hearty reunion dinner with your loved ones. But if going out is too troublesome, and slogging over the fire isn’t the wisest choice, why not let Elsie’s Kitchen take care of all your catering needs? It really is that simple! Just go to http://www.elsiekitchen.com.sg/menu/Chinese-New-Year and get booking! Here’s wishing everyone a prosperous and joyful year of the dog!
[GIVEAWAY] To spice up the festivities, we’re giving away 2 x $100 discount for your reunion dinner this year so you can enjoy a special, fuss-free meal with your family and loved ones!
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