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Festive Feasting

Start the Year of the Dog on a delicious and auspicious note
19/01/2018 - 05:50

Resorts World Sentosa

Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) has curated an activity-filled calendar for the Year of the Dog where you can dine and have plenty of chances to get rich. From Feb 16 to 25, take a walk along Fortune Street, where guests can interact with masters from 10 different schools of divination at the resort’s Festive Walk. Consult a feng shui expert or astro-palmist to find out what’s in store for you in the new year.

From now till Feb 25, every S$38 spent at RWS in a single receipt a day earns a chance in two lucky draws with prizes worth more than S$110,000. Two lucky winners will walk away with top prizes of S$18,888 and S$28,888 worth of RWS Invites Dollars during the Great Fortune Draws taking place on Feb 18 and 25 respectively.

What better way to earn more chances than by dining at its celebrity and Michelin-starred restaurants? This year, RWS ups the culinary ante, serving 8,888 lobsters in all its big-name eateries - from Lobster Thermidor at the one Michelin-starred Osia Steak and Seafood Grill to French-Japanese inspired Live Lobster with Hollandaise Sauce at the newly-opened Teppan by Chef Yonemura.

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If you’re looking for a classic Chinese New Year reunion dinner, look no further than Feng Shui Inn.

Toss your way to prosperity with its Shunde Yellowtail Amberjack “Lo Hei”. New this year, Shunde “Lo Hei” is said to have sparked the yusheng craze that has taken root in Singapore.

Feng Shui Inn will also present a variety of set menus for lunch and dinner. The six-course Everlasting Happiness set menu (S$98++ per person with minimum of four diners) features Stir-fried Star Grouper with Black Truffles and Asparagus; and Braised Fresh Crabmeat With Japanese Noodles in Superior Stock.

The eight-course Golden Prosperity set menu (S$168++ per person with minimum four diners) includes Double-boiled Sea Whelk with Red Dates and Wolfberry Soup; and Braised Six-head Australian abalone with golden oysters.

Its top-of-the-line menu would be the luxurious eight-course Eternal Fortune set menu (S$238++ per person with minimum of 10 diners) that includes Lobster “Lo Hei” with Black Truffle and Yellowtail Amberjack; Double-boiled Imperial Bird’s Nest with Cordyceps Flower Soup and Signature “Eight Treasures” Duck.

For a more inventive take on Chinese cuisine, celebrity chef Sam Leong offers his Signature Salmon Yusheng at Forest restaurant, served with crispy white bait and citrus yuzu honey lime dressing, served in an old-school style that allows diners to pick their ingredients from a tiered counter.

There are two five-course set lunches priced at S$68++ and S$88 per person (minimum two diners), while dinner starts from S$118++ (minimum two diners). If you want to splurge, the no-holds-barred Luxury Celebration Menu priced at S$888++ per person lets you indulge in Buddha Jumps Over The Wall; 10-head supreme dried abalone; and Kagoshima beef topped with foie gras.

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TungLok Group

TungLok Group has its eye on taste and health this Chinese New Year. Have a fuss-free reunion dinner with its five-course, take-home feast that brings restaurant-quality food to your home. The Heavenly Take-Home Feast (S$488++ for six persons or S$698++ for 10) features a Heavenly Treasure Bowl that includes shark’s fin, six-head abalone and fish maw; Prosperity Yusheng; Fried Glutinous Rice with Assorted Preserved Meat; Superior Herbal Chicken and TungLok Nian Gao. The Royal Take-Home Feast (S$388++ for six persons or S$498++ for 10) comprises a Royal Treasure Bowl (pencai with 10-head abalone and sea cucumber) and the remaining four dishes. There is a vegetarian version as well (S$268++ for six persons or S$368++ for 10) that includes vegetarian pencai and yusheng.

So that you can indulge without guilt, TungLok’s yusheng is tossed in a lower-sugar sauce that has been endorsed by the Health Promotion Board (HPB). The HPB has also recognised TungLok’s preservative-free Nian Gao (S$22+ for traditional, pandan or black sesame flavours) for its low sugar content and as a source of dietary fibre. There’s also a S$28+ Red Dates Nian Gao - a nine-layer treat that also helps to lower cholesterol.

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The St. Regis Singapore

Welcome an auspicious Chinese New Year at Yan Ting, whose team of master chefs has created eight decadent dine-in set menus, as well as a range of time-honoured a la carte classics.

Start off with its signature Prosperity Yusheng with Norwegian salmon, followed by Braised Superior Bird’s Nest in Golden Sauce or Double-boiled Abalone Consommé with Maca Root Served in Teapot. For the main courses, pick from Stewed Pork Knuckle with Black Moss; Deep-fried Sea Perch Fillet with Spicy Mango Sauce; and Sautéed Prawns with Snow Peas in XO sauce.  

From Feb 1 to March 2, Yan Ting serves gourmet menus priced from S$128++ per person (minimum of two guests) and S$1,288++ per table of 10 diners. Highlights include Braised Bird’s Nest Broth; Steamed Marble Goby with Chinese Olives; and Braised 10-head abalone with Prosperity Oyster and Black Moss in Oyster Sauce.

If you would rather celebrate at home, Yan Ting’s gourmet takeaways are available from Jan 22 to March 2. Indulge in its Signature Roasted Suckling Pig, Crispy Roasted Pi Pa duck or Chinese New Year Pun Choy filled with abalone, sea cucumber and more. End off on a sweet note with Prosperity Pumpkin Cake and Osmanthus Water Chestnut Cake.

For enquiries and reservations, please call 6506-6887, email or visit


Located on Orchard Road, the 9,000 sq ft Kuvo houses several complementary spaces under one roof, including a lounge, bar and dining room popular for its Chinese a la carte buffet spread and contemporary Chinese tapas menu. For the Chinese New Year, it has created a series of set menus priced from S$388++ (for four persons) to S$1,188 (for 10 diners). Highlights include Braised Shark’s Fin with Crab Meat and Kuvo’s Signature Crispy Roasted Chicken. The menu is served from Jan 26 to March 2 but the restaurant is closed on Feb 16.  It also offers a takeaway set menu for six persons which includes Prosperity Abalone Treasure Pot and a mystery lucky bag worth up to S$150. End off with its pineapple tarts, baked in the shape of adorable bears.

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INDOCAFE - the white house  

Celebrate the Chinese New Year the Peranakan way at INDOCAFE - the white house, which is literally housed in a pretty colonial white house on Scotts Road. From Feb 2 to March 2, it offers a lavish spread of Nonya-themed dishes priced from S$208++ (for three to four diners) to S$688++ (for 10 diners). Enjoy dishes such as Fish Maw Soup with Prawn Ball, Pig’s Tripe & Fatt Choy; Steamed Red Garoupa with Nonya Sauce; or Nonya-style Braised Pork Knuckle with Pickled Green Papaya. It also offers takeaway items for a fuss-free meal at home, such as Prosperity Yusheng with Salmon (from S$48++) or Abalone (from S$68++) and Treasure Pot (S$238++).

Book before Jan 31 to enjoy a 15 per cent discount off the Chinese New Year menu. For more information, please call 6733-2656 or email For delivery orders, please go to

One Farrer Hotel & Spa

At the One Farrer Confectionery, Chinese New Year homemade goodies are available for takeaway, making for great gourmet gifts. Indulge in a comforting array of delectable delights such as One Farrer Signature Yusheng, Wealth Poon Choy, Traditional Walnut & Gula Melaka Nian Gao, Truffle Salted Macadamia Nuts, Homemade Golden Pineapple Tarts, Bak Kwa Madeleines and Golden Salted Egg Fish Skin - all specially created by its culinary team.  Many of these in-house specialities feature ingredients harvested fresh from One Farrer’s on-site Farm and Orchard. The takeaways are available from now until Feb 27.

If you would rather dine in, welcome the Year of the Dog with a Woofy Pow Wow spread at Escape Restaurant & Lounge. Dig into Salt-Baked Baby Chicken with Chinese Herbs, Roasted Suckling Pig with special sauce, Steamed Tilapia with fermented chilli and garlic, White Pepper Crab, traditional home-made Gula Melaka Nian Gao and many more. Chinese New Year lunch and dinner spreads are available from now till March 2.

If you’re looking for gift ideas, One Farrer has a unique array of Chinese New Year suggestions on the hotel’s website, including whimsical rooster-decorated crockery (S$158), blue and white porcelain vases (S$192 to S$720) and the ultimate gift of a 1,200-year-old Tang Dynasty terracotta figure of a polo player priced at S$38,250.

One Farrer Hotel & Spa’s order form can be found at Online purchases can be made at where home delivery is an option too.

Orchard Hotel Singapore 

Hold your reunion dinner in grand style in the newly-unveiled Hua Ting restaurant’s “Chairman Room”, the largest of seven private dining spaces with its own dedicated entrance. Feast on Master Chef Lap Fai’s range of contemporary and traditional take-home and dine-in treats, including Tea Cured Fresh Salmon “Lo Hei” with Passionfruit Sauce - which can be upgraded to Live Australian Lobster, Abalone and Sea Urchin “Lo Hei” (S$588 for 10 persons). Making a comeback is the Deluxe Pencai (from S$338) while new items include Fortune Traditional Nian Gao with Gold Vark (S$42) and Wealth Carrot Cake with Abalone (S$78). Prosperity menus start from S$108 (minimum two diners) and S$988 (for 10 persons).

For reservations, please call 6739-6666 or email

The Fullerton Hotels Singapore

Let The Fullerton Hotel and The Fullerton Bay Hotel get your Chinese New Year off to an auspicious start. This year’s highlights by Chinese Executive Chef Leong Chee Yeng of Jade restaurant include cute pineapple tarts shaped like bull terriers, Poached Yellow Capsicum, Mushroom and Pork Dumplings and Eight Treasures Pen Cai with 18 premium ingredients. Chef Siddharth Prabhu, who recently joined as Executive Pastry Chef, debuts a series of cakes at the Fullerton Cake Boutique including the Sugee Pineapple and Coconut Cake (S$68 per kg). At The Clifford Pier, heritage cuisine is reinterpreted for the reunion dinner on Feb 15 with a full buffet featuring Longevity Noodles and a giant Yusheng.

For dining reservations and enquiries, please call 6877-8911 or email  For takeaway orders, please go to the online store at For enquiries, please call 6877-8943 or email

Fairmont Singapore

From Feb 1 to March 2, Szechuan Court’s Master Chef Mok Wan Lok has created a tantalising line-up of Chinese New Year set menus, along with a range of impressive signature dishes exclusively crafted by him.

Toss for good health and wealth with Prosperity Yusheng (priced from S$58++ to S$98++) with luxurious toppings such as abalone, lobster and snow crab. Eat your fill from Szechuan Court’s Prosperity Pot of Gold (from S$488++) which features premium ingredients including whole South African abalone, Japanese dried oysters, Australian scallops and superior fish maw.

Boost your health with chef Mok’s Double-boiled Soup with Korean Ginseng, Fish Maw and Superior Sea Cucumber (S$68++ per person) - brewed for eight to 10 hours, delivering a bowl of pure soothing goodness.

Other highlights include: Sautéed Australian Scallops and Maine Lobster in X.O. Sauce (S$68++ per portion); Saffron Seafood Wealthy Pocket (S$9.80++ per set) - steamed “money bags” stuffed with prawns and conpoy; and dessert of Traditional Nian Gao and Golden Corn Nian Gao, dusted with fragrant dessicated coconut.

These dishes can also be found in Szechuan Court’s set menus, priced from an eight-course Auspicious Set (S$498++ for four persons) to an eight-course Blessed Reunion Set (S$1,488++ for 10 persons).

For reservations, please call 6431-6156 or email

Swift Heritage

Verifying the quality and provenance bird’s nest is always a tricky affair. That’s why Swift Heritage takes out all the guesswork with bird’s nest that is ethically sourced, naturally processed without any preservatives or additives, and accredited by two quality standard tests in Singapore - Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) and TUV.

Swift Heritage spent five years in research and development to ensure the integrity of every step of its production. For example, despite it being common industry practice to harvest nests up to 10 times a year, Swift Harvest does it fewer times, and only after the swiftlets have abandoned their nests. This ethical method that allows nature to take its course results in high-quality, fully formed nests which, under testing by both AVA and TUV, show highest levels of amino acids - the building blocks of protein. Amino acids in bird’s nest help boost tissue repair and stimulate the production of growth hormones, which leads to younger-looking skin. It also promotes healthy metabolism and immune function, hence the reputation of bird’s nest as an all-round health elixir.

Preparation is also a breeze - just soak for 20 minutes, double-boil for 30 minutes and enjoy a delicious bowl of premium goodness for Chinese New Year. Swift Heritage gift boxes are available for sale at Como Marketplace at 17 Dempsey Road and at the Shangri-la Hotel at 22 Orange Grove Road. Specially for the Chinese New Year, Como Marketplace has a pop-up at the Hilton Singapore, Level 2, from Jan 25 to 28. From pantry essentials, sauces and condiments to bird’s nest, treat yourself and your love ones to these gourmet delicacies this festive season.

For more details and online orders, please go to or call 6100-0733. Customised orders are available.

Pan Pacific Singapore

Traditional Cantonese at Hai Tien Lo; lavish buffet spread at Edge; Japanese-inspired Yusheng at Keyaki; signature goodies from Pacific Marketplace - there’s something for every taste this Chinese New Year at Pan Pacific Singapore. From Jan 22 to March 2, Hai Tien Lo offers eight reunion set dinners from S$138.80++ (minimum six diners) to S$188.80++ (minimum eight diners). Highlights include Double-boiled Fish Maw with Sea Conch, Bamboo Pith and Chinese Cabbage; and Stewed Whole Abalone with Sea Cucumber in Conpoy Sauce. At Keyaki, enjoy Premium Yusheng with luxurious sea urchin and lobster (S$308++ for eight to 10 persons). For those with a sweet tooth, take home Home-made Kumquat Sugee Cake, Savoury Cantonese Sponge Cake with Salted Egg, or the best-selling Rainbow Kueh Lapis from Pacific Marketplace.

For dining reservations and enquiries, please call 6826-8240 or email For takeaway goodies, please go to the online store at

Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza

From now to March 2, Wan Hao’s Executive Chinese Chef Brian Wong has created festive menus priced from S$108++ per person (four to eight persons) to S$2,088++ for 10 people. Highlights include Golden Prosperity Mini Abalone, Salmon and Crispy Fish Skin Yusheng; Wok-fried Lobster Meat with Fresh Milk, Egg White, Caviar and Broccoli; and Braised South African 22-head Abalone. The takeaway items are equally sumptuous, featuring six variations of Yusheng priced from S$68, and Wan Hao’s Imperial Pot of Prosperity with Crispy Oyster, Braised Irish Duck and Pig’s Trotter (S$688 nett for small; S$1,088 nett for large. End the meal with Golden Nian Gao Tart with Cempedak (S$32 for eight pieces).

For dining reservations or takeaway enquiries, please call 6831-4605 or email