Chinese New Year 2021 Must-Haves from Suntec City

Sheila Hong
Sheila Hong
January 26, 2021

The season of Yu Sheng, pineapple tarts, and reunion dinners is just around the corner as we count down the days to Chinese New Year. Suntec City is revving up to usher in ‘Ox’spicious tidings with eight exciting dining options and festive goodies. Whether you choose to dine in or out this year, beat the crowd by getting a head-start on reservations and CNY shopping! Here’s our tried-and-tested guide on the best of Suntec City, CNY-edition. 

Wishing you a Happy 牛 Year!

Crystal Jade Hong Kong Kitchen (Fountain Court, #B1-112)



Well-loved by all for their Cantonese dishes, Crystal Jade Hong Kong Kitchen celebrates CNY with five traditional festive cakes in the Eternal Bliss Platter ($56). This collection of sweet and savoury cakes feature the Prosperity Carrot Cake, Fortune Glutinous Rice Cake, Abundance Yam Cake, Golden Pumpkin Red Date Sponge Cake and Lychee Rose Crystal Jelly. We couldn’t get enough of the homey yam cake that came peppered with dried shrimp and Chinese sausage in every bite. They also have a CNY Reunion Dinner Set Menu (starting from $298 for four pax), as well as take-away items for home celebrations.


Eu Yan Sang (East Wing, #02-702)


Looking for a gift to impress your parents, relatives or future mother-in-law? Eu Yan Sang has jazzed up their top-quality superior bird’s nest with Wild American ginseng into an impressive-looking Blessed Fortune Jackpot Premium Bird’s Nest Gift Set (From $78, U.P. $148). This 100% natural treat will give your skin that radiant glow for your CNY pictures! Their abalone gift sets also see an adorable make-over in the Fortune Ox Premium Braised Abalone Gift Set and 12 Zodiac Premium Mala Abalone Gift Set (From $88, U.P. $168). These luxurious treasures from the sea come braised with Eu Yan Sang’s secret recipe, or spiced up in the latest tongue-tingling mala flavour. Hurry and get yours today, while stocks last!


GODIVA (West Wing #02-307)


This one’s for the chocoholics. GODIVA embraces the year of the ox with premium chocolates in a gorgeously-designed Chinese New Year Chocolate Gift Box ($62 for 9 pieces, $99 for 18 pieces, $139 for 28 pieces). Among the mix of classic GODIVA signatures are three limited-edition CNY flavours to look forward to — White Chocolate Raspberry Orange, Milk Chocolate Piedmont Praline and Dark Chocolate Almond Mousse. The quaint decorative Chinese New Year Chocolate G Cube Gift Box ($32) comes brimming with individually-wrapped decadent truffles that include Dark Chocolate Strawberry, and Milk Chocolate Matcha. All purchases made before 14 Feb will receive a 10% discount, and up to 20% for GODIVA Gold VIP members. 


HarriAnns Nonya Table (West Wing, #01-416A)


HarriAnns Nonya Table’s Signature Kueh Platter ($65.00) is like a colourful treasure chest of traditional Peranakan delicacies. The tasting platter consists of nine best-selling items such as bite-sized Rainbow Kueh Lapis, mini Ang Ku Kueh Peanut and Ondeh Ondeh Gula Melaka that bursts in your mouth. Not forgetting your staple CNY goodies, HarriAnns Prosperity Set A ($80.00, U.P. $96.30) comes packed with a bottle each of Pineapple Balls, Pineapple Flowers, Sambal Prawn Rolls and Almond Cookies, plus two exquisite tingkat gift boxes.


Ichiban Boshi (Fountain Court, #B1-111)


One of our favourite sushi places has given the traditional Pen Cai a twist with premium Japanese ingredients, to create their first-ever Japanese Treasure Pot ($188 for four to five pax). This online-exclusive dish, which is available for pick-up at the Suntec City outlet, boasts a dazzling selection that includes whole abalone, Hokkaido sashimi-grade scallops, snow crab leg meat, and a sprinkling of gold flakes. Talk about fancy! And don’t even get me started on their delicious superior stock broth. Of course, no CNY is complete without the customary Yu Sheng platter, so don’t miss Ichiban Boshi’s best-selling Salmon Yuzu Yu Sheng (starts from $36.80 for two to three pax) which comes with their signature Yuzu sauce made with ingredients from Japan, and fresh Norwegian salmon sashimi. The Yu Sheng is available for both dine-in and takeaway.


KAZO (East Wing, #01-K7)


Known for their yummy Taiwanese snacks made with ingredients directly imported from Taiwan, KAZO puts a festive spin on baked goods to celebrate the new year. Among the treats in their CNY Gift Box ($28), my favourite is the creamy Yuzu Cheese Tart which is very well balanced in flavours — savoury, sweet, and sour. They also have a Chicken Floss Roll and a unique Bak Kwa Pound Cake, both of which are pillowy-soft. For your fill of CNY must-haves, their CNY Set of 2 ($34) has the all-time favourite Pineapple Tarts as well as indulgent Dark Chocolate Fudge Cookies. 


Krispy Kreme (North Wing, #01-419)


You’re in for a sweet treat with Krispy Kreme’s exclusive festive flavours! The Year of the Ox is perfectly encapsulated in their adorable Lucky Moo Moo doughnut, dipped in white and dark chocolate with a delectable cookie butter filling. In true CNY fashion, we have the chocolate-filled Auspicious Mandarin adorned with the Chinese “Ji” character for prosperity. Those with a sweet-tooth who can’t get enough can indulge in the special ‘Huat Huat’ Half Dozen Box ($19.80, U.P. $26.20) that is loaded with six Chinese New Year specials and two of my absolute favourite original glazed doughnuts. For double the joy, there’s also the ‘Huat Huat’ Dozen Box ($38.00, U.P. $52.40).


Paradise Dynasty (Fountain Court, #B1-110)


Explore a world of authentic flavours and tradition in Paradise Dynasty’s northern and southern Chinese cuisine. Our highlight of the season definitely has to be the Deep-Fried Crispy Duck served with Lotus Bun. The tender meat and crispy skin are placed into the pillowy-soft buns alongside crunchy cucumber and radish before being drizzled with sweet sauce. Coming in at a close second is the Deep-Fried Marble Goby with Sweet and Sour Sauce. The fish is prepared using the crosshatch cutting technique and boy, it makes the exterior nice and crispy! The flesh inside remains tender and goes wonderfully with the sauce.


Get Rewarded When You Go On A Shopping Spree

The more you spend at Suntec City, the greater the perks! For a minimum spend of  $68, you get to redeem free exclusive red packets and a $2.80 parking coupon or 2,000 Suntec+ points when you alight at Promenade, Esplanade or City Hall station on the day of commute. Spend $98 to receive a complimentary Prosperity Mandarin Orange Carrier Bag, and minimum $168 to redeem an adorable Collectible Lucky “Ox” Plush. 

Citibank Credit Cardmembers can also get $10 Suntec City vouchers with a minimum spend of $208 or $20 Suntec City vouchers with a minimum spend of $508 with their Citibank credit card. Use promo code ‘SUNTEC’ to get $3 off your Grab trip here, available daily from 10am to 10pm. 

Note: At the point of publication, the Collectible Lucky Plush and $20 Suntec City vouchers are fully redeemed. 

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