Chinese New Year 2016’s best reunion dinners

With a week to go before Chinese New Year, you should probably snag a table fast 

Chinese New Year 2016’s best reunion dinners
Chinese New Year 2016’s best reunion dinners
28 Jan 2016

Chinese New Year 2016’s best reunion dinners

Ah, reunion dinners, one of our favourite times of the year—after all, what’s more pleasing to the eye than a huge table laden with mouthwatering Chinese delicacies? It’s not just about the food though (for most of us anyway), but also for the much-needed bonding time with our family, relatives, and… in-laws? With less a week to go before Chinese New Year, you should probably snag a table fast. We recommend 12 impressive restaurants where you can swing in the Year of the Monkey in sumptuous goodness.

Man Fu Yuan
Man Fu Yuan
28 Jan 2016

Man Fu Yuan

Renowned for its authentic Cantonese cuisine, the reunion dinner slots at Man Fu Yuan have always been highly coveted. Master Chef Kwan from Hong Kong ups the ante this year with artfully crafted yu sheng creations, luxurious pots of pen cai, the signature Barbecued Whole Suckling Pig with Wok Fried Glutinous Rice and Goose Liver Sausage, and refreshing desserts such as Double Boiled Superior Bird’s Nest with Julienned Young Coconut and Scented Osmanthus Nian Gao.

5 and 6-Course Set Menus: from $108++ to 328++ per person
Deluxe Treasure Set Menu: $688++ (table of 5)
Premium 8-Course Set Menu: $2088++ (table of 10)
Available from 18 Jan to 22 Feb.

Man Fu Yuan is located at InterContinental Singapore, 80 Middle Road, Singapore 188966. For enquiries or reservations, please call 6820 8519 or email to sinhb-festive@ihg.com.

StraitsKitchen
StraitsKitchen
28 Jan 2016

StraitsKitchen

StraitsKitchen puts a cosmopolitan twist on the traditional reunion meal this year with an all-you-can-eat buffet lunch or dinner, complete with their signature sustainable yu sheng. Completely halal-certified, the impressive line up includes classic Chinese dishes like ee fu noodles, traditional soups, roast duck, prosperity cakes, glutinous rice, and also Malay, Peranakan, and Indian spreads.

Alternatively, head to mezza9 for a three-course Chinese New Year set menu featuring dishes like Steamed South Patagonian Tooth Fish Fillet. A wholesome a la carte menu will also be available alongside a variety of Thai, Japanese, and Western dishes are also available.

StraitsKitchen Chinese New Year Reunion Buffet Lunch: $58++ (adult), $34++ (child). Available from 3 to 6 Feb.
StraitsKitchen Chinese New Year Reunion Buffet Dinner: $68++ (adult), $38++ (child).
Available from 3 to 6 Feb.
mezza9 Chinese New Year 3-course Set Menu: $88++ per person.
Available from 25 Jan to 25 Feb.

StraitsKitchen and mezza9 are located in the lobby level and mezzanine level of Grand Hyatt Singapore respectively. Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road, Singapore 228211. For enquiries or reservations, please call 6732 1234 or email to club.sg@hyatt.com. To book directly online, visit www.singapore.grand.hyattrestaurants.com.

Min Jiang
Min Jiang
28 Jan 2016

Min Jiang

Back this year with a range of sweet and savoury dishes, Min Jiang’s culinary team have created three new yu sheng platters for those who prefer not to eat raw fish: Crispy Salmon Skin (Min Jiang), Fruity with Bacon and White Truffle Oil (Min Jiang at One-North), and Crispy Silver Bait Fish with Mock Tuna (Min Jiang). Also on the table are gorgeous classic must-trys like Braised Whole Chicken with Sea Treasures, Prosperity 8 Treasures Duck and decadent desserts such as the Durian Nian Gao Roll and garlic-shaped Wealth of Opportunities chocolate marble cake.

Prosperity Set Menu at Min Jiang: $98++ / $128++ per person, $538++ (table of 6), $1788 (table of 10). Available from 21 Jan to 22 Feb.
Prosperity Set Menu at Min Jiang At One-North: $108++ / $128++ per person (table of 2 to 6), $788++ / $1388++ (table of 10). Available from 21 Jan to 22 Feb.

Min Jiang is located at Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228221. For enquiries or reservations, please call 6730 1704 or email to min_jiang@goodwoodparkhotel.com. Min Jiang at One-North is located at 5 Rochester Park, Singapore 139216. For enquiries or reservations, please call 6774 0122 or email to mj1n@goodwoodparkhotel.com.

Red House Seafood
Red House Seafood
28 Jan 2016

Red House Seafood

One of Singapore’s most iconic seafood restaurants, Red House Seafood has been bringing families together every year since 1976. Fans of the chilli crab will be psyched to know that their signature Crabs in Red House Chilli Stew in all three Annual Dinner menus, alongside dishes like Seafood Potage and Scottish Blue Lobster with Creamy Custard Sauce. A special Reunion Dinner Set Menu is available only on 7 February, featuring delicious dishes such as the traditional Braised Ee Fu Noodles with Mushrooms & Crabmeat, Stewed Ginseng Chicken Wrapped in Cabbage, and the Double Happiness Yu Sheng.

Reunion Dinner Set Menu: $288 (table of 4), $438 (table of 6), $588 (table of 10), $888 (table of 10). Available on 7 Feb.
Annual Dinner Set Menu: $588, $788 or $988, all for tables of 10. Available from 1 Jan to 22 Feb.

Red House Seafood is located at 68 Prinsep St, Singapore 188661 and #01-14 The Quayside, 60 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238252. For enquiries or reservations, please call 6336 6080 (Prinsep St) or 6735 7666 (Robertson Quay), or email to events@redhouseseafood.com.

Wan Hao
Wan Hao
28 Jan 2016

Wan Hao

Wan Hao’s newly appointed Chef Brian Wong will be tantalising tastebuds with an exquisite line-up in his reunion dinner set menus. Expect signature creations such as the tender Wok-fried Beef Cube with Black Garlic Sauce and Pork Ribs with Mandarin Orange, as well as perennial favourites like the Braised 3-head Whole Abalone and Roast Duck Marinated with Ginseng Sauce. For vegetarians, Wan Hao has a vegetarian set menu and even a premium vegetarian pen cai.

Chinese New Year Set Menu: $98.80++ (min. 4 persons), $118.80++ (min. 8 persons), $1088++ (table of 10), $1888++ (table of 10)
Bountiful Harvest Vegetarian Set Menu: $98++ per person
Available from 18 Jan to 22 Feb.

Wan Hao is located at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, 320 Orchard Road, Singapore 238865. For enquiries or reservations, please call 6831 4605 or email to mhrs.sindt.fb.reservations@marriotthotels.com.

Xin Cuisine
Xin Cuisine
28 Jan 2016

Xin Cuisine

Have a sumptuous reunion dinner exclusively in the Holiday Inn Atrium Ballroom, as Xin Cuisine’s Chef Eric Chan bring you an authentic Cantonese dining experience with flavourful roasts, heartwarming soups, and fresh seafood. Highlights this year include the Gold Leaf Bamboo Clam and Salmon Yusheng, the hearty Braised Vermicelli with Crab, Ginger and Onion, and the restaurant’s signature Imperial pen cai.

Prosperous Reunion Set Menu: $588++ (table of 6), $728++ (table of 8), $848++ (table of 10). Available only on 7 Feb.
Chinese New Year Set Menu: $188++ (table of 2), $398++ (table of 4), $598++ (table of 6), $818++ (table of 8), $968++ (table of 10), $1288++ (table of 10), $1538++ (table of 10), $2088++ (table of 10). Available from 15 Jan to 22 Feb.

Xin Cuisine is located at Holiday Inn Atrium, 317 Outram Rd, Singapore 169075. For enquiries or reservations, please call 6731 7173 or email to hiatrium@ihg.com.

Crystal Jade Fine Dining
Crystal Jade Fine Dining
28 Jan 2016

Crystal Jade Fine Dining

What better place to celebrate Chinese New Year than at one of Singapore’s biggest names in traditional Chinese cuisine? Mark a lucky start to the year with Prosperity Yu Sheng with Mexican Abalone and Red Pomegranate. Other speciality dishes created just for Chinese New Year include The Trio Treasures (a meaty combination of braised duck, roast suckling pig, and foie gras), and delicate Sauteed Quail Meat with Celery. Vegetarian set menus are also available at Crystal Jade Dining IN.

Longevity Set Menu: $338++ (table of 4), $498++ (table of 4), $668+ (table of 8), $838++ (table of 10), $918++ (table of 10), $1288++ (table of 10), $1498++ (table of 10), $1888++ (table of 10)
Available from 25 Jan to 22 Feb.

Crystal Jade Fine Dining is located at various locations around Singapore. For enquiries or reservations, please see individual outlet contact information.

Summer Palace
Summer Palace
28 Jan 2016

Summer Palace

Indulge in a lavish spread as Summer Palace’s Chef Liu presents ten specially crafted menus, from auspicious favourites to exciting new dishes such as the luxurious Braised Superior’s Bird’s Nest with Lobster, the signature Mini Buddha Jump over the Wall, Braised 12-head Australian Dried Abalone with Japanese Sea Cucumber, and the customary Summer Palace Yu Sheng, filled with generous chunks of lobster, abalone, and smoked salmon.

Chinese New Year Set Menu: $238++ per person, $488++ (table of 4), $568++ (table of 4), $678++ (table of 6), $848++ (table of 6), $998++ (table of 10), $1388++ (table of 10), $1728++ (table of 10), $1988++ (table of 10), $3988++ (table of 10)
Available from Jan 25 to Feb 22.

Summer Palace is located at Regent Singapore, 1 Cuscaden Rd, Singapore 249715. For enquiries or reservations, please call 6725 3288 or email to summerpalace.rsn@fourseasons.com.

Summer Pavilion
Summer Pavilion
28 Jan 2016

Summer Pavilion

Surrounded by a lovely modern Chinese Garden, Summer Pavilion truly embodies the spirit and celebration of the summer season. To usher in the Year of the Monkey, Chef Cheung Siu Kong presents a variety of auspicious delights such as the signature Chilled Sea Whelk and Salmon Caviar Yu Sheng, Double-Boiled Chicken Soup with Sea Whelk, Sauteed Fillet of Dong Xin Grouper with Sweet Peas, and a massive 12-ingredient Pen Cai to complete your reunion table.

Five to Eight-Course Set Lunch and Dinner Menus: from $68++ per person.
Available from 25 Jan to 22 Feb.

Summer Pavilion is located at The Ritz-Carlton, 7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039799. For enquiries or reservations, please call 6434 5286 or email to rc.sinrz.summerpavilion@ritzcarlton.com.

Jade
Jade
28 Jan 2016

Jade

We love Jade for its beautiful and spacious interior—tall ceilings, bamboo plants, gold and wood accents—and for its innovative take on traditional Chinese dishes. This year, Master Chef Leong will be serving up familiar dishes like the Eight Happiness Gold Rush Yu Sheng with Champagne Jelly and Salmon, Eight Treasure Fortune Pen Cai, and Simmered Boston Lobster with Ginger Milk. The signature Yam Paste Nian Gao Tarts is also back, this time in a new Sweet Potato Pandan flavour, alongside Six Happiness Red Date Flavoured Cupcakes.

Family Style Set Menu: $98++ per person (min. 5 persons), $118++ per person (min. 5 persons), $128++ per person (min. 5 persons), $138++ per person (min. 8 persons), $148++ per person (min. 5 persons), $158++ per person (min. 5 persons), $188++ per person (min. 5 persons)

Available from 18 Jan to 22 Feb.

Jade is located at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178. For enquiries or reservations, please call 6877 8188 or email to jade@fullertonhotel.com.

This story first appeared on City Nomads.

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