We were feeling a tad bit sad that Christmas has come to an end but then we remembered that the Chinese New Year is just around the corner. We are excited to usher in the year of Pig and for us foodies, Chinese New Year means one crucial thing: another round of intense feasting!
Food and reunion meals are an absolute must for Chinese New Year. While many people prefer to whip up a reunion meal by themselves, sometimes it is almost impossible to feed the sheer number of guests you have.
But there are plenty of reputable and reliable catering companies out there that can do the job for you. One of these companies is Stamford Catering, and they are a common name when you need suggestions for stellar buffet line-ups to satisfy the masses.
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What we love most about Stamford Catering is their reasonable prices despite the high-quality food. Prices start from as low as S$17.98 per pax for their Lunar New Year Buffet, making it one of the more affordable catering buffets out there.
What makes them even better is that they are Halal-certified, so you don’t have to worry about leaving your Muslim friends out from the festivities.
Each buffet set up consists of a complete professional table setting with Chinese New Year decorations, skirting, drink dispensers, warmers as well as silk floral arrangements. Stamford Catering will also provide a full set of environmentally-friendly disposable dining ware.
All of Stamford Catering’s menus will be available for events from 14 January to 24 February 2019 and only Chinese New Year menus are available for events from 4th February to 8th February 2019.
BLOSSOM FEAST BUFFET
If you’re looking for an all-rounded menu to suit the needs of your various guests, we highly recommend their Blossom Feast Buffet (S$23.33 per Pax, min. 30 Pax) that comes with an array of delectable dishes that are sure to keep everyone’s bellies full and happy.
For the carbs, you can expect delicious platters of Braised Ee Fu Noodles with White Shimeiji Mushroom as well as Wok-Fried Rice with Smoked Duck.
We especially enjoyed their Wok-Fried Rice with Smoked Duck where the rice was cooked to just the right texture; the wok hei was perfect for us. The duck also added a nice, smokey taste to the overall dish which left us begging for seconds.
Everyone at our office party was a fan of the Ginseng Double-Boiled Chicken in Superior Broth. Chicken wings, as much as we love them are a common item in buffet lines but are often messy to eat. This whole chicken dish is definitely a healthier option and one that doesn’t require you to dirty your hands!
Ours came with three fleshy, full-sized chickens that were double-boiled to perfect tenderness in a divine superior broth. Every part of the chicken was soaked in the tasty broth, giving it an aromatic herbal fragrance. The older folks would really appreciate this dish!
Other dishes to expect in the line-up are Fortune Royal Thai Pacific Dory Fillet, Sautéed Sliced Mutton with Capsicum, Pandan Prawn Cake with Thai Dip as well as Assorted Vegetables with Abalone Sauce and ‘Fatt Choy’.
The Pandan Prawn Cakes with Thai Dip deserves a special mention. These little chunks of prawn cakes swaddled in pandan leaves feature sweet prawn bits, making each bite springy and incredibly addictive. The accompanying Thai dipping sauce also complemented the flavours of the prawn cake and the overall taste profile is that of sweet and sour notes.
Beef lovers can also expect to indulge in some Cantonese Style Bean Paste Sliced Beef, which, by the way, is best eaten with the Wok-Fried Rice with Smoked Duck for the ultimate flavour explosion.
If you’re still riding on the salted egg trend, you’d be thrilled to know that the Blossom Feast Set comes with delicious Prosperous Salted Egg Yolk Prawns. These succulent prawns are fried to a golden crisp in a decadent amount of thick, rich salted egg sauce, making it perfect for anyone who is obsessed with salted egg.
End off the feasting by indulging in their cooling desserts. This time around, we were served their very refreshing Chilled Sea Coconut with Aloe Vera and Nata De Coco. The concoction had just the right amount of sweetness to it and the bowl was swimming with generous amounts of white fungus, sea coconut, aloe vera chunks and nata de coco.
PROSPERITY IMPERIAL ABALONE PLATTER “YU SHENG”
It would be a crime to omit yu sheng at a Chinese New Year feast and Stamford Catering is well aware of that. Therefore, each of their Blossom Feast Buffet sets also come with the popular Prosperity Imperial Abalone Yu Sheng platters.
If your guests prefer to have smoked salmon you can always top up S$6 for an additional portion. Value for money, right?
Stamford Catering’s yu sheng has all the works of a good yu sheng platter; the vegetables were fresh and incredibly crunchy, the abalone slices were of just the right amount of thickness and delightfully chewy and the sauce added all the right flavours and bound the whole dish together.
So, this Lunar New Year, instead of slogging it out in the kitchen, why not just relax, put your pots and pans down and allow yourself to bask in the festivities while Stamford Catering does the hard labour for you! The amount of convenience it brings is definitely worth it and you get to properly enjoy the New Year surrounded by delectable food as well as your loved ones.
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