Where to go for a Stunning Chinese New Year Dinner

Thinking of the perfect place to get your Chinese New Year Meal this year? We got you covered! Here are a list of places to visit with your family for a delicious meal!


By Marian Govin

Every family has their own traditions when it comes to the annual Chinese New Year (CNY) dinner. Some families like to go to the same restaurant while others like to head to new places every year. With that, every restaurant also dishes out new items and set menus every year to entice families to join them for their celebrations. Here are some noteworthy ones for you to take note off!

Credits: Imperial Feast

1. Imperial Feast

Opt for the Guo Yan – an exquisite feast based on the finest banquet dishes traditionally reserved for VIPs. Skillfully prepared by award-winning Chef Wu Hai Feng, he pays homage to the traditional Huaiyang cuisine, and adds elements of western cooking. Choose some of his specially curated dishes such as Chrysanthemum Tofu Soup and Tobiko Egg White Fried Rice with Crab Meat & Scallops. This unique and innovative menu is sure to please the whole family and still provide the warmth and comfort of traditional Chinese food.

If you would like to opt for the Guo Yan, Imperial Feast is having an opening promotion of $88++ Per person, coupled with a 1-for-1 promotion from now till 9th Feb! So you can try out the dishes and then bring the family over during CNY! For more info, visit http://www.jrgroup.com.sg/jr_fnb.aspx#IF

Credits: Hotel Jen

2. Hotel Jen

Want to couple your annual dinner with a day out with the fam bam? Then head to orchard and visit Hotel Jen at Orchard Gateway! After a day of roaming town and having fun, take a breather with a nice dinner at Hotel Jen’s Makan@Jen. Start the new year with an abundance of luck and toss your Lou Hei with Hotel Jen’s Prosperity Yu Sheng! Paired with salmon sashimi, the yu sheng is a tower of freshest ingredients waiting for you to toss together! Following that, savour their special Prosperity Feast (from $45++) , with specials like Large River Prawns with Cheese and Teriyaki Sauce, Braised 8 Treasure Vegetables with Golden Mushrooms and Jen’s Signature Laksa Fried Rice. This buffet meal that will leave both the tummy and heart happy find out more about Hotel Jen here https://www.hoteljen.com/singapore/orchardgateway/taste/restaurants/makan/

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3. The Shoppes @ Marina Bay Sands

Feeling a little more atas this year and want to head to MBS instead? The restaurants in MBS have a series of Chinese New Year delicacies lined this festive season perfect for you and your family. Award winning restaurant like Spago by Wolfgang Puck and Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay have created special dinner menus to celebrate this joyous day. Bread Street Kitchen offers a meat board, fully adorned with full pork rack, pork belly and even a roasted bone in baby chicken. Doesn’t sound like your cup of tea? Check out their other restaurants and full list of  line ups here http://www.marinabaysands.com/restaurants/festive-dining.html

Imperial Lobster
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4. Me@OUE

How bout have a dinner facing the gorgeous skyline of Marina Bay Sands and the Singapore Flyer? As you overlook the stunning view, sit down for a delicious 6-course meal created by Chef Sam ($128++) . Featuring dishes from all three of it’s kitchen (Japanese, French and Chinese), indulge in dishes like the Treasure Pouch. A braised oyster and fish maw soup with black moss and bean curd skin. Even get a taste of an Imperial Lobster, which is a spiny rock lobster topped with crispy spiced garlic. What CNY dinner is complete without an Lou Hei? Made fresh daily in house, Me@OUE’s rendition is elevated with fresh salmon trout sashimi and hokkigai. The yu sheng retails at $98++ for four people and is worth every penny. For reservations, visit http://me-oue.com.

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5. Greendot

Finding the place for a vegetarian CNY dinner? Then Greendot is your answer! This year, Greendot has come up with a 5-course Chinese New Year Set with steamboat, sweet and sour vegetarian fish and more! The set for four costs $98++ and is fully vegetarian. Available till 2nd March, the CNY meal also includes a Yu Sheng! Completed with  Konnayaku Salmon, toss your way into good health and prosperity this year!