The time of the year has come again for family and friends to gather for reunion dinners. Most of us will be busy going around house visiting and catching up with relatives, and it comes naturally that many Chinese restaurants will shut their doors on these days as we spend our time celebrating this holiday.
If you are worried about cooking up an impressive feast for your guests and all the hassle involved, fret not for there are actually quite a handful of Chinese restaurants in Singapore that are still open during this period!
Here we have sussed out 24 Chinese Restaurants That Are Open During Lunar New Year 2019 where you can feast on traditional Chinese delicacies, lavish buffet spreads and more!
The Chinese Lunar New Year sees a culmination of many things. Family gatherings, thematic costumes, lion dance displays, feasting and so much more. As millennials, we go through the motion of things year after year but has anyone actually stopped to understand why certain traditions and practices even exist in the first place?
Take the iconic yu sheng toss for example. It’s more than just a group of rowdy folks screaming and tossing food in the air in a barbaric fit. In fact, it is a tradition with so much meaning and positivity around it.
To ensure traditions live on, here is our guide to 8 Chinese New Year traditions that every millennial should know.
Being one of Singapore’s most highly-anticipated cultural celebrations, the Lunar New Year is a remarkable one that sees the coming together of family, friends and loved ones. Whether you observe the festivities, we can all agree on one thing; that it’s always a feast.
This year, leave no room for hiccups by taking the celebration outside instead. Over at award-winning Racines, perched on the fifth floor of Sofitel Singapore City Centre, look forward to a medley of sumptuous festive offerings along with a variety of set menus, curated, designed and crafted by a veteran in the art of traditional Chinese cooking, Executive Chef Andrew Chong himself.
Be wowed by the artistry that is the Malaysian born chef’s elaborate fortune-enhancing creations, from his extravagant and exquisitely assembled Seafood Abalone Treasure Pot with Braised Cabbage and Black Moss (Pen Cai) to his signature Clay Pot Royale Braised Duck with Sea Cucumber.
Our readers can get 15% OFF Racine’s CNY takeaway orders using our code’ LADYIRONCNY’ on Sofitel Singapore City Centre’s website.
Spice Brasserie at PARKROYAL On Kitchener Road celebrates the arrival of the Lunar New Year with an array of mouth-watering auspicious delights where you can expect Chinese New Year classics as well as Nyonya flavours all in one place.
Known for their crabs, Executive Chef Kelvin Chuah and his team have created an extensive line-up with a Peranakan twist that features the Lucky Fortune Set which will be served right at your table for dinner buffet on 15, 16 and 17 February 2018. This luxurious set includes Salmon Yu Sheng, Baked Sea Scallop With Mushroom Cheese, Braised Abalone with Duck Feet, Braised Sea Cucumber With Roasted Pork and Nanas Lemak Lobster as well as free flow soft drinks.
On top of the amazing spread, diners can also find Chinese New Year specials such as the Steamed Seabass Fillet with Nyonya Sauce, Stir-fried Seafood with Yam Basket, Steamed Lotus Rice with Yam and Chinese Sausages and Traditional Nian Gao with Peanut.
Simply quote ‘ladyironchef’ upon making your reservations to enjoy 20% off Spice Brasserie’s mouth-watering lunch and dinner buffets.
You will be delighted to know that while most restaurants are unavailable during the Lunar New Year, Spice Brasserie will be operating as per normal.
While the majority of Chinese restaurants are likely to give themselves a break during the Lunar New Year to indulge in all the season’s festivities, little do many realise that the restaurant scene will still be fairly active during this period of celebration.
Whether it’s a seafood feast you crave, a dim sum brunch to commence the weekend proper, or a luxurious buffet spread that features a myriad of traditional Chinese New Year delicacies and more, the options are pretty much inexhaustible.
Panicky because your family has no reunion plans during the Lunar New Year? Stay calm, help is here. Here is our list of 19 Chinese restaurants that will stay open during Chinese New Year 2018.
Man Fu Yuan at InterContinental Singapore is renowned for serving up excellent Cantonese fare with a bold and modern approach. Having won several accolades including the prestigious ‘Best Asian Restaurants Award’ by The Straits Times and Lian He Zao Bao, this established restaurant presents a selection of perennial favourites from fresh seafood to delicately hand-crafted dim sum.
Expect nothing less from the culinary team this Lunar New Year.
Let your senses take flight as you embark on a flavour trip with one of the 5 festive menus (Prosperity, Success, Abundance, Harmony and Fortune)—all curated and handcrafted by Executive Chef Eric Neo and his team of experienced chefs. Available until 2 March 2018, the menus include auspicious highlights available from S$118++ per guest.
We recently experienced the culinary highlights of the prix-fixe menus for ourselves. It was a memorable lunch and it reminded us once again why Man Fu Yuan remains as one of the finest dining destinations for all who enjoy an authentic Cantonese feast in Singapore.
10 at Claymore at Pan Pacific Orchard, Singapore is a popular name when it comes to value-for-money buffet spreads and this Lunar New Year, it is no exception. Capturing the flavours of both new and traditional favourites, you can expect a lavish myriad of gourmet delicacies, diners with an affinity for gourmet delicacies that capture the essence of traditionally cooked dishes are bound to be spoilt for choice.
Indulge in a selection of auspicious delicacies that have been specially curated and masterfully executed. Luxurious as the line-up is, we are giving you an opportunity to experience it all without breaking the bank. Simply quote ‘LIC-CNY’ to enjoy the indulgent feast at S$42++ for two for the à la carte set lunch and S$108++ for two for the dinner buffet.
This exclusive promotion is valid from 22 January to 28 February 2018 from Monday to Sunday and especially just for our loyal supporters, we will also be giving you 25% savings on all other à la carte dishes for lunch on weekdays.
Locals and holidaymakers will be pleased to know that while most restaurants will be closed during the Lunar New Year, 10 at Claymore will be operating as per normal—and with a bigger and better menu comprising fresh seafood on ice, a divine dessert spread as well as an array of delicious international and Chinese New Year dishes. Now, have we got your attention yet?
When it comes to crab and seafood buffet, our minds naturally gravitate towards Chef Low and his team at Ginger at PARKROYAL on Beach Road. Drawing inspiration from Singapore’s culturally-rich ethnic landscape, the chefs at Ginger never fail to impress us with their tantalising array of seafood offerings each time we visit.
This Lunar New Year, usher the Year of the Dog with Ginger’s value-for-money buffet that will feature Boston lobsters in its Prosperity Trio. That’s right, lobster fans will be thrilled to hear that this all-day-dining restaurant is introducing a new Prosperity Lo Hei that swaps out the traditional salmon slices with luscious chunks of Boston Lobsters.
Exclusively for the dinner buffet from 05 Feb to 02 Mar 2018, every table will enjoy one complimentary serving of the Prosperity Trio—customised to suit the number of your dinner guests. The Prosperity Trio, is a new and exciting creation by Ginger that essentially comprises lavish delights such as their Prosperity Lo Hei with Boston Lobsters, Braised Sea Treasures (Pen Cai) and Wok-Fried Lobsters in Superior Stock.
Also making their debut on the buffet line are the Golden Sea Bass with Sha Sha Sauce, Barbecued Pork Ribs in Capital Sauce and Baked River Prawns with Garlic Shoyu (available from 01 Feb to 02 Mar 2018).
Quote ‘ladyironchef x Ginger CNY’ to enjoy 25% off for both the lunch and dinner buffet. That means you only pay S$36++ per adult for the lunch buffet and S$58.50++ for the dinner buffet!