ALL THE DELICIOUS THINGS YOU CAN EAT ON THE ISLAND FOR CHINESE NEW YEAR 2021
Reunion dinners, takeaway specials, yu sheng and more for The Year of the Golden Ox
Whether you are spending CNY weekend staycation-ing on the island or choosing one of our fine establishments for your reunion dinners and family gatherings, there are tons of delicious things for you to try this Lunar New Year.
From traditional favourites to extraordinary creations, there is something to suit everyone.
Aside from dining with the spectacular underwater restaurant with gorgeous sea creatures for company, Ocean restaurant's Lunar New Year menu will ensure you start the year on an abundant and delicious note. Both lunch and dinner menus are available, and specialities include their take on yu sheng that features Dutch Hiramasa fish with a medley of yuzu, pomelo and pickles. For mains, the Crispy New Zealand Blue Cod served with pointed cabbage and Chinese soybean sauce. Prices begin at $68++ for three courses.
Valid Till 26 Feb 2021
If you have had your fill of yu sheng, pen cai and other traditional eats over the years, have yourself a Spanish fiesta this Chinese New Year.
Available as a package for home delivery is FOC Sentosa’s Festive Feast that serves 4-6 persons. What you will receive is half of an expertly cooked Ibérico Suckling Pig, accompanied with all the sides and trimmings — chicken stock, suckling pig & port wine sauce, garlic and parsley oil and hefty portions of confit “panadera” potatoes, and confit piquillo peppers.
That’s not all, dessert is the Catalan specialty — Basque cheesecake with orange marmalade and strawberries glazed with balsamic vinegar, plus a bottle of red, white or sparkling wine. All of this can be part of your Reunion Dinner for $338, and the set comes with easy instructions to reheat and serve. More info here
Always a top choice for refined Cantonese cuisine, the elegant Cassia at Capella Singapore has a selection of Lunar New Year specials such as new Reunion set menus, a Dim Sum set lunch and, Dessert, and à la carte options. The Prosperity Reunion Set includes highlights such as the luxurious Double-Boiled Thick Chicken Broth with Duo of Scallop, Bamboo Pith and Flower Mushroom.
For lunch, along with a selection of hand-crafted dim-sum, expect dishes like a Stewed Whole 5-Head Abalone, Fresh Fish Maw with Black Truffle and live seafood delights such as an East Spotted Garoupa, which can be served steamed or baked with superior stock or cheese and garlic. Prices for set menus begin at $89++ per person, all of which can be supplemented with the Prosperity Lou Hei, with Salmon and Kumquat Sauce for S$48++ (serves 2-4 people) to start the meal on an auspicious note.
Heads to the W Singapore for a two-night only Reunion Celebration like no other on the island. From 11-13 February, gather your near and dear ones for a la carte-style buffet meal that begins with a tossing of lo hei (with salmon sashimi and sliced abalone), and then move onto an array of indulgent dishes. Have your fill of the comforting Stewed Bamboo Pit, Crabmeat and Fish Maw in a Superior Thick Broth before moving onto the barbequed meats including Charcoal Roasted Duck, and Honey Glazed Pork Char Siew. Dinner is priced at $128++ onwards per person, and you could splurge for a more indulgent lo hei and free-flow beer, wine and bubbles.
A CNY celebration with a difference can be had at Rumours Beach Club. Gather your group (of no more than eight!) and book yourself in for a beach-side reunion dinner with mega Bali-vibes. To go with your meal of Jimbaran-style live BBQ seafood, Rumours Beach Club presents the Jimbaran Grill Yu Sheng. Opt for either Lobster Tail with Sambal Merah (80g), Grilled Squid with Kecap Manis (120g) or Jumbo River Prawns with Sambal Merah (120g) to toss with thin slivers of carrot, white radish and the usual yu sheng fix-ins. The aromatic flavours of charcoal-grilled seafood and piquant sambal, coupled with a fun beach-side vibe will kick off the New Year celebrations on a relaxed note.
A traditional Lunar New Year celebration awaits at Resorts World Sentosa's Feng Shui Inn. Executive Chef Li Kwok Kwong's menus feature auspicious delights such as a Vegetarian Fish Yu Sheng with sea grapes and Black Fungus, making the traditional prosperity toss accessible to those who prefer a meatless diet. There are also set menus that feature dishes such as Sauteed Prawn and Scallop with Asparagus and X.O. Sauce, and the Golden Ingots Nian Gao (also available for takeaway for $58 per portion) for a sweet finish. Prices for set menus begin at $128++ per person
Valid Till 26 Feb 2021
For a reunion celebration, unlike the usual formal affairs in other hotel restaurants, head to Kwee Zeen for a home-style and heartwarming steamboat. These can be customised to your preference--choose your preferred soup base – spicy tom yum, fiery mala or classic chicken broth, and add from an extensive selection of fresh vegetables such as bok choy, broccoli, tang oh and more.
Plus, the meat and seafood options include juicy scallops and premium beef and pork belly. Prices for steamboat begin at $88 for two diners. There are also a variety of comforting a la carte options such as the Fortune Wok-Fried Crispy Cereal Prawns and the Auspicious Braised Sea-Cucumber with Seasonal Vegetables.
Available all through February 2021 for intimate CNY gatherings.
For a luxurious and decadent meal for Lunar New Year, Sentosa Cove's Blue Lotus is pulling out all the stops with their succulent Slow-Roasted Spanish-Style Suckling Pig ($298++). The whole-roasted pig is served boneless with two different sauces complement the perfectly-roasted meat. Choose from an English mustard sauce or a spicy Thai dressing. Apart from this, their signature Norwegian Smoked Salmon Yu Sheng, and Prosperity Set menus include an all-Vegetarian ($68++ per person) menu with dishes such as Braised Morel Mushrooms with Crispy Bean Root.
Those in the know, already know that the Singapore Seafood Republic is where you go to sample top-notch seafood dishes from Singapore's most-loved seafood brands (Jumbo Seafood, TungLok Group and more). For Lunar New Year, they have on offer Reunion and Celebration set menus that feature dishes like Live 'Long Hu' Garoupa Steamed with Preserved Radish, Singapore Chilli Crab with Deep Fried Mini Buns and Deshelled Prawns Served Two-Ways (fried with cereal or tossed with salad cream).
These menus are available from 25 January onwards, with prices beginning at $258 for four diners.
Well in time for the Chinese New Year feasting season, Sentosa Cove's WOK15 Kitchen has added Shanghainese cuisine to their existing repertoire of Cantonese dishes. These can be tried via special set menus, individual bento boxes, à la carte meals and buffets. Among their signature dishes is the signature Eight Treasures Duck with Glutinous Rice, Chinese Sausage, Chicken Cubes, Conpoy, Cured Ham, Dried Shrimps, Salted Egg Yolk and Wild Mushrooms ($68), and the Braised Sea Cucumber with Foxtail Millet and Snow Lotus ($12 per person). There are Prosperity Set Menus to be had (from $488), which begin with Yu Sheng and include dishes such as Lychee Wood-smoked Sakura Chicken with Golden Garlic and Shallot Oil, and Crispy Barramundi with Superior Sauce for takeaway. Don't forget to bring home a bottle of decadent organic Pineapple Rolls with Himalayan sea salt, ($28 onwards).
By Priyanka C. Agarwal
Priyanka C. Agarwal is a writer, communicator and content creator with several years experience in print and digital media. She writes about food, travel, parenting and other adventures. Her work has appeared in the print and online pages of Silver Kris magazine, Time Out Singapore, Her World magazine, The Michelin Guide, The Peak and HungryGoWhere.com, among several others. She is a mother to two tiny gourmands and an experimental home cook who hopes one day, to author her own cookbook.