Start the year right with these CNY reunion-perfect restaurants!

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New Year, new beginnings, new menu! We're hoping you'll leap into the new year as fiercely as a tiger can, but first, you and your family need nourishment.

Here are some reunion-perfect restaurants to start making reservations for your Lunar New Year celebrations. Click on the restaurant names for reservations!

CÉ LA VI

Prosperity Yusheng (Photo: CÉ LA VI)
Prosperity Yusheng (Photo: CÉ LA VI)

From 10 January to 6 February, gather for a decadent Lunar New Year Six-Course Set Dinner Menu (S$398++ for 2 pax) at CÉ LA VI Restaurant, 57 storeys above ground, as you gaze at the stunning skyline of Singapore.

Serving an array of contemporary Asian cuisine, the special six-course dinner is catered for two pax and is filled with auspicious wishes for a successful 2022. There's Yu Sheng for abundant Prosperity consisting of fresh strips of salmon, peanut, sesame, honey plum sauce and lotus chips. Enjoy Longevity with Hokkaido Scallop Ceviche & Clam with Baeri Oscietra Caviar seasoned in yuzu koshu.

Ring in Luck with Coconut Saffron Mussel Cappuccino, cooked with fragrant coriander, chilli and calamansi; and embrace Harmony with fleshy Grilled King Prawns marinated in togarashi spice and drizzled with curry leaf oil. Grow your Wealth with tender A5 Kagoshima Wagyu Beef, asparagus, and truffle in Kampot pepper sauce, and bask the year in Love with the impeccably done Tiger Prosperity dessert filled with jasmine tea cremeux, orange pineapple marmalade and biscuit sponge. Black Winter Truffle (S$50/5g) is available as an add-on option.

Prosperity Yu Sheng (S$48++ for two pax and S$88++ for four pax) will also be available as an a la carte option from 10 January to 6 February, with an advance order of three days.

Kuriya Japanese Market, Ichiban Boshi and Ichiban Sushi

Love Japanese food? Have yourself a Japanese-style Chinese New Year celebration with RE&S Enterprises! Celebrate this Chinese New Year with a Japanese flare as RE&S offers six variety of Yu Sheng from six brand concepts – Ichiban Boshi, Ichiban Sushi, Sushi-GO, Shimbashi Soba, Kuriya Dining and Kuriya Japanese Market.

Look out for super value online-exclusive Prosperity Bundles (Japanese Treasure Pot and YuSheng) available from $238. Whether it is dining in, getting takeaway or delivery options, celebrating the festive season is convenient with 37 outlets islandwide.

Ordering starts from now and ends 12 February 2022. Collection period is from 18 January to 15 February 2022.

Full Chinese New Year Menu here: Ichiban Boshi, Ichiban Sushi, Kuriya Japanese Market

Watch the full review video here.

One Farrer Hotel

One Farrer Signature Yu Sheng (Photo: One Farrer Hotel)
One Farrer Signature Yu Sheng (Photo: One Farrer Hotel)

The culinary brigade at One Farrer Hotel’s has put forth delicacies available for online orders, as well as sumptuous menus for reunions at Escape and Nest at One Farrer.

Toss to good fortune with the hotel's Signature Yu Sheng (from S$98+) featuring a striking tiger design. New items to order this year include a splendid Hakka-Style Braised Pork Belly (S$58+) and Traditional Radish Cakes (S$48+) steamed to luscious perfection. Bestselling favourites such as the Bountiful Treasures Poon Choi (S$308+) also make a return. An assortment of these dishes will be available as part of a festive Takeaway Set Menu (S$218+) that is suitable for up to 6 diners and served in a stylish “money pouch” bag.

PARKROYAL on Beach Road

Buffet at Ginger
Buffet at Ginger (Photo: PARKROYAL on Beach Road)

If you’re looking for a local feast for your eyes and stomach, Ginger offers bountiful essentials such as the Chinese New Year Smoked Salmon Yu Sheng, Double Boiled Fish Maw Soup, Steam Jumbo Prawn with XO Sauce, Singapore Chilli Crab, Baked Abalone Tart, Crayfish Ipoh Hor Fun, and creative sweets including the Eight Treasure Ice Cream.

SCDH - Tiger-shaped Fugu Yusheng with Ice Plant, Fresh Greens, Edible Flower (Photo: PARKROYAL at Beach Road)
SCDH - Tiger-shaped Fugu Yusheng with Ice Plant, Fresh Greens, Edible Flower (Photo: PARKROYAL at Beach Road)

Fine-dining restaurant Si Chuan Dou Hua provides refined menu items including all-time favourites such as Steamed Garoupa with Golden Mushroom and Wolfberries, Pan-fried Scallop with Waxed Meat Rice, Double-boiled Chicken Soup with Fish Maw; or indulge in the handcrafted Reunion Imperial High Tea for a modern and casual get-together.

To keep festivities cosy and intimate, select from Ginger and Si Chuan Dou Hua’s abundance of takeaway options featuring signature Prosperity Fugu Yusheng, Traditional Prosperity Nian Gao (New Year Cake), Double Happiness Banana and Pineapple Cakes and many more to embrace the new normal.

PARKROYAL Collection Pickering

Joyful reunion at PARKROYAL Collection Pickering (Photo: PARKROYAL Collection Pickering)
Joyful reunion at PARKROYAL Collection Pickering (Photo: PARKROYAL Collection Pickering)

The culinary brigade at Lime Restaurant will be serving a Feast of Fortune from 24 January to 13 February.

Expect a bountiful line-up of both fresh and classic dishes to bring good luck, abundance and fortune in the upcoming year. From classic favourites like Braised Eight Treasure Duck, to Salt-Roasted Tiger Prawn with Garlic Butter Sauce, and the fiery Wok-fried Baby Crawfish with Mala Sauce.

For those looking to impress even the pickiest of relatives, celebrate the new year with Lime Restaurant's Joyful Reunion feast (31 January to 2 February and 14 to 15 February 2022), fit for royalty. Savour dishes like the Braised Premium Pot filled with Sea Cucumber, Fried Fish Maw, Dried Scallops and more, plus the ever popular, Buddha Jump Over the Wall.

Raffles Hotel

Fortune Yu Sheng with Salmon Sashimi & Crispy Silver Bait Fish (Photo: Raffles Hotel)
Fortune Yu Sheng with Salmon Sashimi & Crispy Silver Bait Fish (Photo: Raffles Hotel)

Delight in heart-warming reunions with loved ones and business associates with unique, artistic creations at 藝 yì by Jereme Leung. For a truly exquisite Lunar New Year feast, Chinese delicacies will be served alongside time-honoured specialities such as Steamed Spotted Garoupa & Fresh Lily Bulbs with "Mao Er Duo" Black Fungus, Steamed Jasmine Rice with Chinese Goose Liver Sausages & Preserved Meats, as well as Cantonese Sponge Cake infused with Dried Tangerine Peel, available as a la carte selections and in set menus.

Salted & Hung

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Salted & Hung

Salted & Hung sings an ode to the season with a flavourful 6-course Tasting Menu (S$168++) which melds the traditional must-have ingredients of a new year feast – fish and pork – with Chef Drew’s unique “Minimal Waste Cooking” culinary approach.

Available from mid-January to mid-February 2022, the menu offers, as a special LNY supplement at S$48++, a celebratory Abalone Soup. Featuring fresh Mazara prawns, Fa Cai, grilled green lip abalone, grilled Hokkaido scallops and his famous charcuterie broth, the soup is inspired by Chef Drew’s own family LNY feasts where a version of this is made every year.

Shisen Hanten by Chen Kentaro

Japanese fare with a Szechuanese twist (Photo: Shisen Hanten by Chen Kentaro)
Japanese fare with a Szechuanese twist (Photo: Shisen Hanten by Chen Kentaro)

Scale new heights this 2022 at Shisen Hanten by Chen Kentaro's Lunar New Year feast. This Michelin-awarded Chinese restaurant is offering eight themed set menus designed for both intimate gatherings and convivial celebrations, available for dine-in across lunch and dinner.

Paltry party sizes make for moments more precious that are best enjoyed across a selection of eight-course set menu options available for groups as small as two diners with the Prosperity Menu (from S$138.80 per pax), or a more lavish Peace Menu (S$388 per pax).

Mark your dates for a wondrous festive get-together with your family or business associates from five diners and up, where a bigger party can truly savour and indulge in a sumptuous selection of Szechwan delicacies from a delightful range of eight-course set menus, including Opulence Menu! (S$128.80 per pax), Fortune Menu (S$148.80 per pax), Triumphant Menu (S$168.80 per pax), Splendour Menu (S$258.80 per pax), and Majestic Menu (S$298.80 per pax). Available from 10 January 2022 onwards.

Sofitel Singapore

Magnifique Pen Cai (Photo: Sofitel Singapore)
Magnifique Pen Cai (Photo: Sofitel Singapore)

Welcoming the Year of the Tiger with exuberance, Sofitel Singapore City Centre presents a glorious ensemble of festive takeaways and auspicious set menus perfect for cherished reunions. Known for its exquisite duality of cuisine, Racines will be showcasing traditional Chinese delights prepared by Executive Chinese Chef Andrew Chong and his culinary brigade.

From 1 to 28 February 2022, Racines presents exquisite Lunar New Year lunch and dinner set menus to celebrate the joyous occasion. Available for lunch (from S$32++) and dinner (from S$58++), diners can look forward to an unforgettable reunion meal in a relaxed ambience, strengthening relationships with loved ones and businesses partners over tantalising celebratory dishes. Diners have the option of adding on Racines’ traditional Yu Sheng from S$38++.

Tien Court

(Photo: Tien Court)
(Photo: Tien Court)

Head into the New Year with a roaring start at Tien Court! Capturing the Spring Festival Spirit of joy and prosperity, Tien Court is proud to unveil its Lunar New Year specials with a side of kung fu, not literally, but Master Chef Lui Wing Keung’s new Kung Fu Pot pulls its weight with exceptional handcrafted items such as handmade sotong balls, individually wrapped cabbage parcels stuffed with chunks of crabmeat, scallops and carrot, fishmaw with prawn paste, deep-fried prawn roll and more that does require a fair bit of gong fu, or skill, which is truly a labour of love to share with kinfolk.

Other than the usual Cantonese-style Yu Sheng, this year’s Tien Court also presents the Prosperity Teochew Yusheng (Octopus/Salmon/Abalone); a signature Teochew favourite that is fresh and fruity with addictively zesty passion fruit and plum sauce that ties everything perfectly together. Not forgetting a selection of specially curated set menus of auspicious favourites to please the palates of those young and young at heart, from grandma and grandpa and even to the little ones.

Traditionalists who go vegetarian on the 1st and 15th day of the LNY will be thrilled to discover Tien Court’s new plant-based offerings in collaboration with Harvest Gourmet. Savour an expanded variety of delectable dishes such as Stir-fried Spicy Rice Vermicelli with Plant-based Minced Chicken (Ants Climbing a Tree), Stir-fried plant-based Chicken Patty with Assorted Mushroom, and Thai-style Plant-based Minced Chicken with Basil Salad.

Welcome the Year of the Tiger with Tien Court’s artfully crafted, individually hand-painted Tiger Buns that boasts a classic sweet red bean filling that is simply delightful!

The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore

Delight in traditional favourites and modern Chinese New Year interpretations from around the world (Photo: The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore)
Delight in traditional favourites and modern Chinese New Year interpretations from around the world (Photo: The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore)

The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore is all geared up to pounce on prosperity and welcome the much-anticipated Year of the Tiger with auspicious signature takeaways and delectable, curated menus ideal for reunion dinners and celebrations at 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung, The Atelier, Lobby Lounge and The Bar at 15 Stamford.

Selected outlets from Arcade @ The Capitol Kempinski are joining in these Oriental festivities with thematic course meals for the occasion, while festive takeaways further spread the auspiciousness to homes far and wide this coming year of the fortune enhancing and mighty jungle beast.

Delight in traditional favourites and modern Chinese New Year interpretations from around the world, or curate your own prosperity hampers to gift to friends and loved ones.

White Restaurant

Prosperity 8 Pax Set (Photo: White Restaurant)
Prosperity 8 Pax Set (Photo: White Restaurant)

White Restaurant, also fondly known as ‘The Original Sembawang White Beehoon’ Restaurant, is ready for the Year of the Tiger with auspicious set menu offerings at its six restaurants islandwide, and individual portions of yusheng and abalone white beehoon its express outlet in Tampines Mall. The brand has lined up an ensemble of auspicious feasts from 17 January to 15 February 2021, with pre-orders and reservations for set meals opening as early as 20 December 2021 to prepare well ahead.

Three special festive sets await to usher in auspiciousness this year – Joyous, Prosperity and Fortune – curated for groups of four, six or eight. They all come with Fortune Abalone Yu Sheng 鸿运鲍鱼捞生 and, depending on the set as well as the number of pax, feature Chinese New Year staples. Each set is headlined by the signature White Beehoon 白米粉 with festive deluxe additions that range from Pacific Clams and Abalone to Premium Seafood.

Yàn

Dine-in set (Photo: Yàn)
Dine-in set (Photo: Yàn)

From 1 January to 15 February 2022, Yàn rings in the Year of the Tiger with specially curated a la carte dishes, five sumptuous set menus (from S$138++ to S$268++ per person) offering six to seven courses featuring premium meats and seafood, and an eight-course vegetarian set menu (S$88++ per person). Exclusively for dine-in only is Yàn’s signature savoury Abalone & Salmon with Gold Foil Lo Hei in ‘Shun De’ Style (from S$92++), featuring a mountain of crispy vermicelli decorated with a vibrant garland of vegetables and fresh slices of salmon and braised abalone for a year of abundance.

The signature Harvest Pen Cai (from S$325), also available for takeaway, heralds the new year with an array of 18 auspicious delicacies such as 6-head abalone, sea cucumber, prawns, whole conpoy, and collagen-rich pork tendons.

Yàn’s takeaway offers include sumptuous sets, classic yusheng selections, and Cantonese-style barbecue delights. Gifting is also easy with new treats such as the Happiness Sesame Balls (400g; S$26.80+), a Cantonese festive treat symbolising happiness and laughter; and the Yàn 8 Treasures Tea (50g loose-leaf; S$22+) specially blended for the occasion with flowers, herbs, and teas such as safflower petals, red rose petals, mango flakes, goji berries, and white and green teas.

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