Whether you are looking for a restaurant to have reunion dinner with your family, or lo-hei with your friends and colleagues, here are some suggestions for Chinese New Year Dinner 2013.
Wishing everyone a happy Chinese New Year with your family and loved ones.
If the crowds at meal times are anything to go by, Canton Paradise is already very popular. It is not surprising, given that the restaurant chain focuses on the mass-market by offering decent Chinese food at affordable prices. The Lunar New Year menu here starts from $168 for a family of four, while you can also get their fortune pot (pen cai) for $198.
1 Vista Exchange Green
#B1-45/46 The Star Vista
Tel: +65 6694 2915
Mon to Fri: 11am – 10pm
Sat & Sun: 10.30am – 10pm
Have your reunion dinner at Checkers Brasserie on Chinese New Year’s Eve and begin the feast with the Prosperity Yu Sheng, before having a serving of Mini Buddha jump over the wall. That is not all. The spread also includes Peking duck, roast pork, Japanese sashimi and sushi. The Chinese New Year Reunion Dinner Buffet is available on 9 February 2013, at $88++/pax.
581 Orchard Road
Hilton Hotel Singapore
Tel: +65 6730 3390
With a tropical rain forest inspired interior, Chef Sam Leong’s Forest Restaurant at Resorts World Sentosa is one of the most stunning Chinese restaurants in Singapore.
Forest is introducing two reunion set dinners starting from $168++/pax and a 7 course Reunion Deluxe Tasting Menu at $888++/pax which comprises mains like Braised Bird Nest with crab meat and roe, and Braised 10 Head Dry Abalone with sautéed vegetable and truffle oil.
8 Sentosa Gateway
Level 1 Equarius Hotel
Resorts World Sentosa
Tel: +65 6577 7788
Daily: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Imperial Treasure Fine Chinese Cuisine
The Imperial Treasure name is synonymous with good quality and consistently good Chinese food. The prices may be steep, but the high standard food, the friendly service make a meal at Imperial Treasure’s flagship outlet in Marina Bay Sands so reasonable.
The restaurant has prepared 9 different Lunar New Year set menus, and they are priced at $668++ for four, to $1288++ for ten.
10 Bayfront Avenue
#L2-04 Marina Bay Sands
Tel: +65 6681 6680
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 10.30pm
Sun: 11am – 11.30pm
Majestic Bay Seafood Restaurant
Located by the waterfront at Gardens by the Bay, Majestic Bay Seafood Restaurant has one of the best spots in town. The new seafood restaurant by Chef Yong Bing Ngen showcases popular Singaporean classic dishes such as the chilli crab, black pepper crab and peking duck, but what you must not miss is the signature ‘kopi’ crab which is prepared with a special sauce made from a blend of 3 different coffee beans.
Besides having seven different Chinese New Year set menus (from $388++ for four), Majestic Bay Seafood Restaurant also has an eight course vegetarian set menu ($60++/pax) for this special occasion.
18 Marina Gardens Drive
#01-10 Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay
Tel: +65 6604 6604
Daily: 12pm – 2.30pm, 5.45pm – 10pm
The splendid view from level 33 makes Peach Garden at OCBC Centre an excellent option should you choose to dine out for reunion dinner. The basic Lunar New Year menu – which includes salmon yusheng, shark’s fin with crab meat, deep-fried sea perch, braised dried oyster – is available at $88++/pax (minimum two diners).
65 Chulia Street
#33-01 OCBC Centre, Singapore
Tel: +65 6535 7833
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10pm
Sun & PH: 10.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
This Chinese restaurant at Ritz-Carlton Singapore seems to have the right formula – refined Cantonese cuisine served in a classy interior. Summer Pavilion has a platinum 7 course menu ($2288 for eight pax), and it is also offering the traditional pen cai at $360 (for four pax).
7 Raffles Avenue
Tel: +65 6337 8888
Daily: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Shin Yeh, the famous restaurant from Taiwan, is another place that you can consider for your Chinese New Year reunion dinner. The 8 course set menu starts from $148++ for four guests and goes up to $498++ for a table of ten
177 River Valley Road
#02-19 Liang Court
Tel: +65 6338 7337
Daily: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Over at Szechuan Court. the chef has specially created a collection of Chinese New Year signatures and seven set menus. The Gong Xi Fa Cai set ($288++) – a 8 course menu featuring Salmon Yusheng and Crispy Canadian Scallop – is good for a family of four. For a big group, the Fortune Set ($888++) is a massive 10 course menu that can feed a table of ten and some of the highlights are Crispy Tiger Prawn, Steamed Turbot Fish, and Traditional Roast Duck.
80 Bras Basah Road
Level 2 Fairmont Singapore
Tel: +65 6431 6156
Weekday: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Weekend: 12pm – 3pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Regulars to Marina Bay Sands will definitely notice Yu Cuisine, a modern Chinese seafood restaurant and champagne bar which has an outstanding blue and silver decor. If you are planning to splurge on the Chinese New Year reunion dinner, this is the place in town to do it.
For Chinese New Year 2013, Yu Cuisine has a 6 course menu ($468++ for four pax) featuring Yu Sheng, shark’s fin, abalone with sea cucumber and tiger king prawn.
10 Bayfront Avenue
#B1-07/08/09 & #L1-82 Marina Bay Sands
Tel: +65 6871 4135
Sun to Thu: 11am – 11pm
Fri & Sun: 11am – 12midnight
For more recommendations, read my guide to Singapore’s Top 10 Seafood Restaurants.