Take & go

Most restaurants are already fully booked on the eve of Chinese New Year by now but if you still do not want the hassle of cooking your own reunion dinner, the best bet would be takeaways that taste just as good in the comfort of your home. By Jaime Ee

Blue Lotus

31 Ocean Way, Quayside Isle, #01-13

Tel: 6339 0880

THIS new kid on the Chinese restaurant block is making a good impression this Chinese New Year with a small but solid range of takeaway items from Spanish-style roast suckling pig to new-fangled yusheng that has you tossing sweet marinated cherry tomatoes and smoked salmon in a mountain of shredded greens, deep fried silver bait and crisp salmon skin in a lemon-honey dressing. The yusheng ($68/$98) is a creation of chef Emmanuel Stroobant and is one of the few non-Chinese versions of yusheng that tastes enough like the real thing but still offers a nice twist. Same with the suckling pig ($188) which is air dried and with a thinner layer...

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