We have been dining at some of these restaurants in Singapore to try out the Chinese New Year menus for the year of the Ox. The tastings are still ongoing, so we will continue to update this post. Be sure to check back often.
|Where||Xin Cuisine at Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium|
317 Outram Rd, Level 4, Singapore 169075
|What||Curated by Chinese Executive Chef Chan Kung Lai whose origins are from Hong Kong, choose from 6 different set menus that showcase an irresistible array of Cantonese dishes. Indulge in favourites such as Xin’s Baby Abalone and Salmon Yu Sheng, Trio Barbecued Meat Platter (Roast Pork, Soya Chicken, Deep-fried Salted Egg Yolk Fish Skin), Double-boiled Conch Meat with Dried Scallop and Cordyceps Flower, Steamed Garoupa in Hong Kong Style and Braised Ee-fu Noodles with Live Lobster. |
Xin’s Set Menus are available for order from 7 Jan to 26 Feb 2021 and reservations for Chinese New Year Reunion Dinner is now open.
|When||Collection from 7 January to 26 February 2021|
|How Much||Set Menus|
8-course Blissful Set Menu – S$398+ for 4
7-course Bountiful Treasures Set Menu – S$538++ for 5
8-course Double Happiness Set Menu – S$598 ++ for 5
8-Course Prosperous Celebrations Set Menu – S$1,398 for 8
8-Course Golden Bliss Set Menu – S$1,898++ for 5/S$3,796++ for 8
8-course Opulent Success Set Menu – S$2,020++ for 8
Make reservations at https://www.tablecheck.com/shops/holidayinn-atrium-xin-cuisine/reserve
Takeaway Menu (prices nett)
Alaskan Crab with Salted Egg Yolk Sauce Yu Sheng S$98 (S) or S$138 (L)
Xin’s Gold Leaf Salmon Yu Sheng S$68 (S) S$88 (L)
Sliced 2-headed Abalone Yu Sheng S$108 (S) S$178 (L)
Vegetarian Abalone Yu Sheng S$40 (S) S$70 (L)
Baby Abalone Yu Sheng S$68 (S) S$88 (L)
Xin’s Traditional Pen Cai Treasure Pots S$288 (S) S$428 (L)
Xin’s Prosperity Pen Cai S$328 (S) S$469 (L)
Xin’s Imperial Pen Cai S$1,288 (L)
Roast Meats and other Lunar New Year Goodies are also available
Enjoy 20% off for takeaway orders made before 22 January 2021 at singaporeatrium.holidayinn.com/eshop. Key in CNY20 promo code to enjoy the offer.
The Capitol Kempinski Hotel
|Where||The Capitol Kempinski Hotel, 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung, Berthold Delikatessen, Frieda Restaurant, La Scala Ristorante.|
|What||15 Stamford at Alvin Leung has a 6-course Prosperity Chinese New Year Set Dinner at S$168++ per person that features starters of Razor Clams and Tasmanian Abalone, Guinea Fowl with foie gras foam and five spice jus, tender Wagyu beef cheeks and Atlantic Cod. End off with a Chrysanthemum Mousse. There is also a 6-course Auspicious Chinese New Year Menu at S$168++ served family style. Start off with King Salmon Yusheng, Classic Buddha Jumps over the Wall, Steamed Blue Eye Cod, Hokkaido Pork Spare Ribs and Eight Treasure Sweet Rice in Coconut Shell. End the meal with Double Boiled Peach Gum.|
Berthold Delikatessen has a Bak Kwa Bagel and a Bak Kwa Dark Chocolate Mousse Cake. Priced auspiciously at S$8.80 and S$88++ respectively.
Frieda Restaurant has a special 4-course set dinner menu at S$58++ per person. Enjoy dishes like the Braised Spiced Oxtail Stew with Mashed Potato and Spicy Paprika, Chicken Soup with Pork Dumplings and Root Vegetables or other classics like the Asian Pork Belly Glazed with Red Capsicum and Pickled Mustard Seeds. End with a White Chocolate Mousse with Osmanthus Flowers & Goji Berries.
At La Scala Ristorante, I enjoyed the Barbequed Pork Bak Kwa Bruschetta and the Char Siew Pork Egg Tagliolini.
Takeaways for dining at home are available. Treasures in a Pot Pen Cai for five is available at S$268+ or 155 Stamford by Alvin Leung’s Salmon Yu Sheng Platter is available from S$88+
|When||25 January to 26 February 2021 except on 14 February 2021.|
|How Much||Enjoy 15% early bird discount for all advanced online shop purchases at shop-capitolkempinski.com until 20 January 2021.|
藝 yì by Jereme Leung
|Where||藝 yì by Jereme Leung|
Raffles Hotel Singapore
|What||Enjoy ala carte selections and set menus at 藝 yì by Jereme Leung. Four set menus are available for dine in. Enjoy Lunar New Year delicacies such as Yu Sheng, Baked Lobster in XO Sauce and Cheese, Braised Pork Belly and Dried Oysters as well as Crispy Glutinous Rice Cake with Shredded Coconut.|
You can take away 3 different types of Yu Shengs that serves 8 to 10 people. They are assembled in a classy multi-tiered red box that is easy to carry. This year’s yu sheng comes with an alluring Yunnan rose dressing. 3 Treasure Pots are also available for takeaways. Order from RafflesCelebrations.com.sg
If you have a party of five or more, you can choose to celebrate in a spacious Residence Suite with your preferred Lunar New Year set menu at an exclusive supplementary rate of S$500++. If you wish to stay in the suite after the reunion feast, you can add an additional S$500++.
|When||17 to 26 February 2021|
|How Much||Set Menus|
Prosperity Set – S$168++ per person
Vegetarian Set – S$168++ per person
Abundance Set – S$188++ per person
Opulence Set – S$208++ per person
Takeaway Yu Sheng
Fortune Yu Sheng with Salmon and Crispy Fish Skin – S$168+
Longevity Yu Sheng with Abalone, Artic Surf Clam and Salmon – S$208+
Prosperity Yu Sheng with Asian Live Lobster – S$198+
Takeaway Treasure Pot
Decadent Set – S$308+ for 6
Auspicious Set – S$728+ for 8
Bountiful Seafood Treasure Pot – S$488+ for 6
|Where||Peach Garden at OCBC Centre, Hotel Miramar, Thomson Plaza, Chinatown Point, and The Metropolis.|
|What||Peach Garden’s Lunar New Year Special menu together with a new “Heng Heng” Million Dollar Yu Sheng, premium pen cai dishes and traditional festive goodies available in store and online. |
The Heng Heng Million Dollar Yu Sheng features a crispy cracker dome. Smash it to reveal a bed of premium Yu Sheng ingredients including lobster, baby abalone, wagyu beef and salmon. Available for dine-in, the small serving for 4 is priced at S$268++ and the large serves 8 at S$268+.
The Premium Mala Seafood Pen Cai is uniquely piquant. Contains lobster, red grouper, sea cucumber, Australian scallop, live prawn, fish maw, Tien Shin cabbage, Gluten puff, radish and king oyster mushroom. A very well balanced dish and not overly spicy. For S$428+, this dish serves 6.
|When||5 January to 26 February 2021. |
Open through the Lunar New Year including 12 and 13 February 2021.
|How Much||Prosperity Packages, Pen Cai and other dishes are available for delivery or takeaways. |
2 Prosperity Treasures Packages priced at S$788+ and S$838+ serve 8 to 10 people.
Yu Shengs are available as small for 4 people from S$68+ or large for 8 to 10 people from S$88+.
Shop online at Peach Garden’s E-shop with free delivery when you spend S$80 or more. Orders need to be placed at least one day in advance.
For local delivery or collection between 11 and 14 February 2021, place orders before 9 February 2021.
Make reservations online at www.peachgarden.com.sg/reservations
Park Hotel Clarke Quay
|Where||Park Hotel at Clarke Quay|
1 Unity Street, Singapore 237983
|What||Every year during Chinese New Year, the hotel banquet chef James Wong specially curates set menus for the celebrations. This year four set menus ranging from six to eight courses priced between S$388 and S$768 Self-collection takeaway, delivery or dine – in. |
Highlights include the Prosperity Tuna Yu Sheng Platter, Superior Braised Fish Maw with Crabmeat and Homemade Stuffed Crab Claw, Steamed Red Garoupa with Yellow Bean Paste, Fragrant Crispy Duck, Braised Sea Cucumber with Fish Maw, Baby Abalone and Broccoli, Salted Egg Yolk Golden Tiger Prawn and Steamed Fragrant Rice in Lotus Leaf with Duck Meat and Chinese Sausage. For dessert durian lovers will enjoy the Crispy Durian with durian puree blended with gula melaka and coconut milk. This can be replaced with the Mango Pomelo Sago.
|When||29 January – 26 February 2021|
|How Much||For takeaways only|
a. 8-Course ultimate health and wealth for takeaway only – S$768++ for up to 10
For takeaways and dine-in
a. 8-course Golden Fortune – S$698++ per table for up to 8
b. 7-course Abundant Happiness – S$648++ per table for up to 7
c. 6-course Treasure Trove – S$388++ per table for up to 5
Book before 29 January to enjoy a 15% discount of Chinese New Year Set menus. After that there is a 10% discount.
Visit https://www.parkhotelgroup.com/en/clarkequay/promotions/cny to book
Mitzo at Grand Park Orchard
|Where||Mitzo at Grand Park Orchard|
Level 4, 270 Orchard Road
|What||Executive Chef Nicky Ng has designed four types of yu sheng this year. We had the Kanpachi Kingfish Yu Sheng which with a refreshing sauce|
Mitzo offers the Miso “Peng Cai” packed with auspicious Chinese New Year delicacies including 6-head abalone, dried scallop wrapped with radish, flower mushroom, sea cucumber, dried oyster, poached duck, lettuce, lotus root, miso pork and black moss.
Chinese New Year set menus and ala-carte menus are available.
2 types of ‘Nian Gao’ are available this year. Warm Yam Nian Gao tarts and a CNY Koi Fish Nian Gao. Both are created with coconut and glutinous rice, baked and steamed to perfection.
Visit Mitzo’s website for more information.
|When||11 January to 26 February 2021|
2 seatings on Chinese New Year Eve Dinner at 5.30 pm and 8 pm
|How Much||– Abalone Yu Sheng S$158++ (Regular) S$258++ (Large)|
– Kanpachi Kingfish Yu Sheng S$128++ (Regular) S$208++ (Large)
– Salmon Yu Sheng S$108++ (Regular) S$168++ (Large)
– Mitzo Fruit Yu Sheng S$108++ (Regular) S$168++ (Large)
– Miso “Peng Cai” S$298++ for 4, S$588++ for 8, S$78++ per additional person
– CNY Koi Fish Nian Gao (2 pieces for S$28++ per box)
– Warm Yam Nian Gao Tarts S$28++ per box of 8 pieces
Wan Hao at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza
|Where||Wan Hao at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza|
Level 4, 320 Orchard Road, Singapore 238865
|What||Enjoy specially curated 8-course Prosperity Set menus, a la carte Lunar New Year delicacies or Takeaway Treasures from Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant. |
Highlights include the cooked lobster and caviar yu sheng with a choice of traditional or mandarin orange sauce; Wan Hao Pi-Pa Roast Duck; Braised Giant Prawn with salted Egg Cream Sauce; Crispy Pork Trotters with Fermented Red Rice Sauce; Deep-fried Lobster with Champagne Honey Sauce; Wok-fried Beef Tenderloin with Fermented Red Rice Sauce; Braised Boston Lobster with Black Truffle and Cheese in superior stock and more.
The Wan Hao Eight Treasures Imperial Pot with Bird’s nest is making its debut this year. The eight treasures contains bird’s nest, 10-head Australian abalone, Fish Maw, Dace Fish Beancurd Bag, Live Prawns, Pork Tendons, Chicken and Japanese Shiitake Mushroom. The superior broth for this pen cai contains nourishing ingredients such as chicken feet, old fowl, pork skin and more.
|When||20 January to 26 February 2021|
|How Much||8 Course Prosperity Set Menus start from S$108++ per person for four to eight persons to S$2,088++ per table.|
Jubilant Lunar New Year Eve 8-Course Set Menus on 11 February 2021 start from S$118.80++ per person for four to eight persons to S$2,098++ per table.
Wan Hao Eight Treasures Imperial Pot with Bird’s Nest is priced at S$788++ for 6 people.
Wan Hao Imperial Pot of Prosperity Pen Cai with Australian 2-Head Abalone and Goose Feet is priced at S$688++ for 6 persons or S$1,088 for 8 to 10 people.
Lobster, Scallop, Salmon, Tuna, Caviar & Crispy Fish Skin Yu Sheng is priced at S$268++ for large portion.
Takeaway treats include Golden Nian Gao Tarts with Purple Sweet Potato (S$32nett for 8 pieces), Japanese Red Bean (S$28 nett for 8 pieces) or Koi Fish Fresh Mango Pudding (S$52 nett for 6 persons), Golden Nian Gao Tarts with Cempedak (S$32 nett for 8 pieces) or the Golden Nian Gao Tarts with Yam (S$28 nett for 8 pieces).
You can also pick up gifts of prosperity at the hotel’s Lunar New Year Booth by the hotel entrance.
Call +65 6831 4605 or email [email protected] or visit celebratorydelights.com/cny.
The Real Peranakan
|Where||The Real Peranakan at Kim Yam and Hill Crest.|
– 46 Kim Yam Road, Singapore 239351 (Tuesday to Sunday 11 am to 10 pm (Last order 9.30pm)
– 73 Hillcrest Road, Singapore 288945 (Tuesday to Sunday 8 am to 10 pm (Last order 9.30 pm)
|What||Celebrity Chef Philip Chia debuts the first Chinese New Year for The Real Peranakan this year. There are two Chinese New Year festive sets.|
Prosperity Set A is for a minimum of two to dine and features the Prosperity Pen Cai, signature dishes of Ayam Buah Keluak, Babi Pongtay, Nyonya Chap Chye, Ikan Chuan Chuan, fluffy Thai Jasmine Rice and the Chendol topped with Japanese Azuki Beans.
The Prosperity Set B serves a minimum of five includes everything in Set A with the addition of Ngoh Hiang.
I liked Chef Philip Chia’s rendition of the Pen Cai because hos fragrant seafood broth has been simmered for hours to extract the essence of abalone, Hokkaido scallops, prawns and crab. This is commonly known by the Peranakans as Bakwan Kepiting.
The claypot features New Zealand abalones, sea cucumbers, Hokkaido scallops, fresh tiger prawns, fish maw, flower mushrooms and big plump crab meat balls hand moulded using fresh crab meat and minced pork as well as roasted pork that is marinated with Chef’s specialty, homemade blend of five-spice powder, then roasted for its crunchy skin.
And you can also order Chef Philip’s five specialty sauces.
|When||Lunar New Year Set menus available from 29 January to 26 February 2021|
|How Much||The Prosperity Set A – S$98.80++ per person with a minimum of 2 to dine|
The Prosperity Set B – S$128.80++ per person with a minimum of 5 to dine.
The Prosperity Pen Cai – S$198++ for 4 , S$288++ for 6 and S$488++ for 8
The Prosperity Yu Sheng is available ala carte at S$33.80++ for 3, S$48.80++ for 6 and S$68++ for 10. Available free with every set menu ordered.
Babablicious XO Sauce – S$32++
TRP Famous Sambal Belachan – S$18++
Specialty Sambal Ikan Bilis – S$19++
Exclusive Sambal Buah Keluak – S$28.80++
All Purpose Dipping Sauce – S$18++
Yuzu Pineapple Tarts S$38.80 / 390g
Islandwide delivery on oddle / Grab /foodPanda
Yàn Cantonese Cuisine
#05-02 National Gallery Singapore
1 St Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957
|What||Yàn offers six set menus for dine-in ranging from five to eight courses. There is also an eight-course vegetarian menu. Some of the set menu items are also available for ala carte orders.|
The Abalone & Yellowtail with Gold Foil Lo Hei in ‘Shun De’ style makes comeback every year. And 2021 is no exception.
Other menu items include the nourishing Double-boiled Fish Maw, Chicken with Cordyceps Flower soup; Braised Spring Chicken with 6 Head Whole Abalone; Wok-fried Local Lobster with Superior Sauce and Shrimp Egg and Ee Fu Noodles; or the Roasted Duck Marinated with Mandarin Peel.
For dessert, enjoy the double-boiled bird’s nest with lily, white fungus, wolfberry and lotus seed.
|When||15 January to 26 February 2021|
Lunar New Year Family Feast takeaway via delivery or self-collection available from 28 January to 26 February 2021 except for 11 February 2021.
On 11 February 2021, Eve of Chinese New Year, only CNY set menus are available for Lunch and Dinner. ( 1st dinner seating from 5.30 pm to 7.45 pm and second seating from 8.15 pm to 10.30 pm.
From 12 to 26 February 2021, only CNY menus as well as selected CNY a la carte items are available.
|How Much||Six Set Menus from S$78++ to S$228++ per person. 1 day advance notice required.|
Yàn Harvest Pen Cai available for dine – in and takeaway at S$300 for 5 or S$600 for 10. 2 days advance notice required.
Takeaways available from E-store: www.yan.com.sg/cny/. No minimum order for delivery and S$20 nett for delivery to one location.
Minimum spend of S$1,300 for private dining room for up to 8 from 11 to 26 February 2021.
Enjoy 10% discount for all CNY set menus for dine-in guests from 15 to 31 January 2021.
Call +65 6384 5585 or email [email protected] for reservations.
Blue Lotus Chinese Eating House
|Where||Blue Lotus Chinese Eating House|
31 Ocean Way, #01-13 Quayside Isle, Singapore 098375
(Closer to W Hotel Singapore)
|What||Enjoy Blue Lotus’s Chinese New Year set menus that also come with Yu Sheng. Enjoy dishes such as the Fish Maw & Bamboo Pith Chicken Soup, Steamed Baby Abalone with Duo Garlic, Salt Baked Herbal Chicken, Braised Top Shell, Shitake Mushrooms & Black Moss with Seasonal Vegetables or the Crispy Dried Scallops Fragrant Chinese Sausage Fried Rice with Dried Shrimps in Lotus Leaf.|
This year Blue Lotus has collaborated with Tuck Lee to introduce Season’s Best. The yu sheng is packaged in a luxurious red gift box that opens up to reveal Blue Lotus Signature Norwegian Smoked Salmon Yusheng with 10 herbs and vegetables, two aromatic spices, three types of nuts and salmon skin as well as Spring onion-infused olive oil and wild honey yuzu dressing. The yu sheng is good for 8 to 10 people.
|When||14 January 2021 – Yu Sheng |
25 January 2021 – Chinese New Year menu (closed on 15 and 16 February 2021)
|Chinese New Year Set Menu|
Available from S$68++ to S$108++ per person.
Longevity (Vegetarian) – 6 course – S$68++ per person
Happiness – 8 course – S$88++ per person
Prosperity – 8 course – S$108++ per person
Season’s Best Yu Sheng – S$88 with S$18 islandwide delivery or you can pick up from Opio Kitchen & Bar at 991B Alexandra Road, Singapore 119970.
Optional Add Ons for Yu Sheng
8 Pieces braised 10 head abalone – S$38
100g smoked salmon – S$18
80g crispy salmon skin – S$8
From 14 to 25 January 2021, there is a 10% discount on all Yusheng orders.
|Where||White Restaurant outlets at Sembawang, Waterway Point, SunPlaza, Jewel Changi Airport, IMM, Suntec City.|
|What||Feast with your family or friends at White Restaurant. Set meals from 4 to 8 people are available. Each set comes with the signature Prosperity Abalone Yusheng and a platter of appetisers. These could include signature meat and seafood roll, signature fried wings, wasabi wild fungus, crispy baby squid, traditional turnip kueh pie tee, dragonfruit wasabi salad prawn, Thai-style abalone clam, caviar scallop siew mai or the crispy mango prawn beancurd roll. |
For the mains, enjoy the abalone & foie gras wonton collagen soup or the ancient-style steamed red grouper, fragrant glutinous rice with conpoy in lotus leaf. The Conpoy and Curry Prawn Yam Ring is uniquely piquant. Another dish that I liked was the stew-fried pork rib with pineapple and Chinese herbs served with Golden Crispy buns.
End of with a dessert such as the signature orh nee with lotus seeds or the red bean with lotus seed and lily bud.
|When||29 January to 26 February 2021|
|How Much||First 88 reservations except on Chinese New Year Eve get free abalones. |
Enjoy 10% off for off-peak reservations on 11 February 2021 (12pm to 2pm seating and 4pm to 6pm seating)
Bountiful Set – S$238++ for 4 or S$518++ for 8
Fortune Set – S$288++ for 4 or S$568++ for 8
Prosperity Set – S$328++ for 4 or S$628 for 8
Call outlet for reservations. A S$100 non-refundable deposit is required to secure the reservation.
Man Fu Yuan at InterContinental Singapore
|Where||Man Fu Yuan at InterContinental Singapore|
|What||Executive Chinese Chef Aaron Tan and his team celebrate the year of the Ox with eight menus and a collection of specialty dishes. The new 60-inch Blossoms of Spring Prosperity Yu Sheng comes with Hokkaido scallops, salmon, crispy fish skin.|
Order the Roasted Suckling Pig with five grain glutinous rice with Chinese cured meat. The Man Fu Yuan Abundance Treasure Pot features 10-head abalone, Canadian Lobster, Hokkaido Scallops, Prawns, fish maw, goose web, Pig’s trotters, sea whelk, oysters, chicken wings, preserved meat, liver sausage, black trumpet mushrooms, cabbage, soy bean gluten, fried yam and fatt choy.
Enjoy the Pen Cai with the Man Fu Yuan Classic Beef Pot. This pot of beef brisket, beef louver, beef tendon, beef cheek, beef stomach, beef balls, beancurd skin and white radish will definitely make 2021 an ‘Ox’piscious year.
Takeaways include Treasures Beef Yu Sheng, Abundance Yu Sheng, Man Fu Yuan Abundance Treasure Pot, Prosperity Yu Sheng, Man Fu Yuan Classic Braised Beef Pot, Roasted Suckling Pig with Chinese Cured Meat, five grain and Glutinous Rice; Man Fu Yuan Classic Braised Beef Pot and more.
Other Chinese New Year goodies are also available for takeaways.
|When||Chinese New Year dining is available from 12 January to 26 February 2021.|
Chinese New Year Goodies can be purchased until 26 February 2021 and collected from 12 January to 26 February 2021.
|How Much||Set Menus (Minimum 2 to dine)|
1. Prosperity Menu – 5 Courses – S$138++ per person
2. Success Menu – 5 courses – S$198++ per person
3. Abundance Menu with a glass of Torres Altos Ibericos Crianza DOC Rioja – 5 courses – S$328++ per person
4. Harmony Menu – 5 courses – S$698++ for five people & S$139.80++ per additional person
5. Fortune Menu – 7 courses – S$988 for 8 people & S$123.80++ per additional person
6. Bliss Menu – 7 courses – S$1,188 for 8 people & S$148.80++ per additional person
7. Wealth Menu – 5 Courses – S$2,388 for 8 people and S$298.80++ per additional person (2 days advanced reservation required)
8. Vegetarian Menu – 6 courses – S$118++ per guest
Takeaway Yu Sheng
1. Treasures Beef Yu Sheng – S$138 nett for 8 and S$88 nett for 5
2. Abundance Yu Sheng – S$158 for 8 and S$108 nett for 5
3. Prosperity Yu Sheng – S$138 nett for 8 and S$88 nett for 5
4. Man Fu Yuan Abundance Treasure Pot – S$468 nett for up to 5
5. Roasted Suckling Pig, Chinese Cured Meat, Five Grain and Glutinous Rice – S$428 nett for up to 5
6. Man Fu Yuan Classic Braised Beef Pot – S$248 nett
7. Whole Smoked Duck with Truffle Sauce – S$108 nett for up to 8
8. Whole Roasted Chicken, garlic crumble, almonds and dried chilli – S$58 nett for up to 8
Place orders before 17 January 2021 and enjoy 5% savings when you order from InterContinentalShoppe.sg.