Indulge in traditional dishes, comforting classics and innovative creations

Chinese New Year is always an opportunity to feast elaborately, so to know which places in Singapore will best suit your festive celebrations, continue scrolling. Just remember to keep your masks on when tossing your lo hei this 2021; and here's to an auspicious Year of the Ox. Huat ah!
 

Cassia (Capella Singapore)
 


 

This contemporary Chinese restaurant uses the finest seasonal ingredients to serve traditional Cantonese dishes with a modern twist, so expect the same excellent standard and quality with its CNY ala carte and set menus.

Highlights include the Prosperity Lo Hei, a delightful salad with kumquat sauce and salmon; Dim Sum Trio featuring Steamed Siew Mai Topped with Scallop, Steamed Barbecued Avinyo Omega 3 Pork Bun with Black Truffle, and Deep-fried Lobster Dumpling with Mayonnaise; and Steamed Glutinous and Jasmine Rice with Chinese Sausages served with Grilled Eel. 

End your meal on a comforting note with Homemade Red Date Tea with Peach Resin and Sesame Dumpling. Reunion set dinners start from $149 while CNY lunch/dinner menus start from $89 per person. 
 

Crystal Jade Palace
 


 

Helmed by resident chef Martin Foo, this fine dining restaurant is a choice pick for those who relish reliable Cantonese classics and innovative dishes. Begin with the Season of Wealth Golden Scallop Yusheng, a healthier rendition of the festive staple that’s prepared with fresh vegetables and fruits such as red dragonfruit and watermelon cubes, pomelo, burdock, quinoa and cherry tomatoes. 

Then try other notable dishes such as Crispy Charcoal Grilled Superior Sea Cucumber that delivers a smoky flavour to the palate; Crispy Roasted Chicken with Spicy Szechuan Sauce; and Braised Vermicelli with Scallop and Egg White topped with Crispy Conpoy that is permeated with the flavours of rich seafood stock. End your meal with the Molten Taro Moo-moo Bun, a special dessert that looks almost too cute to be eaten.  

CNY dining starts from Jan 25. Dishes are available ala carte or as part of its set menus (from $108 per person) for up to eight persons. Takeaways are also available for order at Crystal Jade restaurants, bakery outlets and its e-store from now till Feb 23. 
 

Feng Shui Inn (Resorts World Sentosa)
 


 

Savour a sumptuous repertoire of dishes by executive chef Li Kwok Kwong at this Cantonese fine dining destination. Among the festive menus available is the Eternal Fortune Set Menu ($288 per person with a minimum of four diners), an indulgent spread that includes Abalone Yusheng with Sea Grapes and Japanese Sakura Dried Shrimp; Braised Imperial Bird’s Nest Soup; Fortune Claypot Deluxe with 6-head Abalone and Golden Sea Cucumber; Steamed Giant Grouper in Hong Kong Style; and Sliced Roasted Chicken with Foie Gras.

If you and your family are more health conscious, consider the Everlasting Happiness Set Menu. It includes Double-boiled Lotus Root Soup with Dried Oyster, Sea Whelk and Bamboo Pith, and Sauteed Hokkaido Scallops. It’s also more affordable at $128 per person (also with a minimum of four diners).
 

Madame Fan
 


 

This CNY, Madame Fan on Beach Road continues to marry classic Cantonese cuisine with modern touches to cater for various reunion dinner occasions at The NCO Club. 

See the dining experience come together in the Kurobuta Pork Belly with Bourgogne blanc & green pepper sauce; Braised South African 6 Head Abalone; and Steamed Chilean Seabass with kombu and homemade black bean sauce. There’s even the Fire Cracker Champagne Mousse Cake, a thoughtful creation that symbolises the tradition of expressing happiness and an invitation of good luck for the year ahead.  

Madame Fan’s Lunar New Year Set Menus start from $98 per person.
 

Nest (One Farrer Hotel)



 

For a decadent CNY feast conveying the meaning of prosperity, head to none other than One Farrer Hotel’s Nest which offers the 6-course Premium Menu ($208 per person). Besides tossing to good fortune with the hotel’s Prosperity Yu Sheng comprising king salmon slices and fish skin crisps, diners will also get to enjoy executive Chinese chef Wong Yaw Vun's Supreme Broth brimming with jumbo crab meat and Avruga Caviar, and succulent Dong Po Rou with cordyceps mushroom and poached garden greens. 

The indulgent meal concludes with bird’s nest served alongside Japanese snow pear and kumquats—perfect for those hoping to give their complexion a little boost this year.
 

Park Hotel Clarke Quay
 


 

Usher in the Year of the Ox with four festive menus and a sumptuous spread of CNY delights at Park Hotel Clarke Quay.

The 8-Course Golden Fortune Menu would be a wise choice for a table of seven to eight ($698) with eats like Superior Braised Fish Maw with Crabmeat and Homemade Stuffed Crab Claw as well as the Steamed Red Garoupa with Yellow Bean Paste. Of course, the refreshing Prosperity Tuna Yu Sheng Platter is also a highlight that’s not to be missed; simply enjoy the lo hei that features a colourful vegetable medley topped with generous yellowfin tuna slices.
 

Yan
 


 

As this National Gallery stalwart brings back its unique, Shunde-style yu sheng inspired by the affluent Chinese city itself, Yan gets our vote this CNY as the place for elegant reunion dinners. 

But besides the appetising lo hei that promises a heap of crispy vermicelli, the restaurant will also serve up classic Cantonese fare featuring auspicious ingredients to satisfy both children and grandparents alike. Try the Braised Spring Chicken with 6 Head Whole Abalone and the luscious Wok-fried Local Lobster with Superior Sauce and Shrimp Egg and Ee Fu Noodles; these dishes are prepared as part of the luxurious set menus that range from five to eight courses (from $128 to $228 per person). 

Families can even opt for an eight-course vegetarian menu ($78 per person), which includes ample servings of Sweet Corn Broth with Diced Vegetables and Stir Fried Mock Abalone with Asparagus.