Chinese New Year’s Eve brings the most important meal in the calendar for all Chinese in Singapore – reunion dinner.
It’s a time for the whole family to get together to celebrate and see in a prosperous and happy new year. There are a number of incredible restaurants in Singapore to have your celebration this year. But where to go?
To help you narrow down the options, here are the top 10 restaurants to have your CNY reunion dinner at.
Si Chuan Dou Hua
Si Chuan Dou Hua claims to be the ‘pioneer of authentic Sichuan cuisine in Singapore’. Their authentic dishes are created from the very best ingredients from the Chinese province, making it a great place for a traditional CNY reunion dinner. The award-winning restaurant on Beach Road is also attached to the Tian Fu Tea Room, in which you can relax while trying one of more than 30 different types of premium Chinese tea.
1 Tampines Walk, Festive Mall, #01-99,
Tel: (65) 6386 8113
Fax: (65) 6386 8110
80 Raffles Place, #60-01 UOB Plaza 1,
Tel: (65) 6535 6006
Fax:(65) 6534 5875
181 Kitchener Road, Singapore 208533
Tel: (65) 6428 3170
Fax: (65) 6428 3184
7500 Beach Road, Singapore 199591
Tel: (65) 6505 5722
Fax: (65) 6298 0716
Alternatively, reserve online at http://www.sichuandouhua.com/
Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant
Based in the Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, the Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant is one of the finest eateries in Singapore. Executive Chinese chef Brian Wong Shiuh has crafted a sublime menu based on exquisite Cantonese delicacies. Their Lunar New Year menu will include an enticing set menu which will feature lobster, sea urchin, deep-fried tiger prawn and much, much more. The Prosperity Set Menu will cost $108.80 per person for four to eight people.
320 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238865
Tel: (65) 6831 4605
The Michelin-starred Summer Pavilion takes traditional Cantonese flavors and transforms them into delicious works-of-art. Chinese executive chef Cheung Siu Kong helps to craft incredible set menus for all the major holidays for the restaurant based in The Ritz-Carlton hotel on Raffles Avenue. Their muted and refined décor also provides a perfect setting to see in the Chinese New Year.
7 Raffles Ave, 039799
Tel: (65) 6434 5286
Prima Tower Revolving Restaurant
Sat on top of a soaring grain silo, the Prima Tower Revolving Restaurant combines traditional Beijing flavors with breath-taking views over Singapore. For CNY, you can expect head chef Chan Sung Og and his team to create a mouth-watering menu of classic reunion dinner dishes. Of course, the food will be sublime but the view is every bit as good. Like the name suggests, Prima Tower gently rotates to give you 360 degree views over one of the most beautiful cities on the planet.
201 Keppel Rd, Singapore 099419
Tel: (65) 6272 8822
Mezza9 at the Grand Hyatt Singapore offers contemporary dining in a chic and elegant setting. The Scotts Road eatery is divided into nine different cuisines, which means you’ll be able to satisfy the whole family — no matter how big it is. Foods range from classic Asian dishes to Western menus making the reunion dinner an extremely simple affair. In previous years, Mezza9 has also offered a takeaway service if you wanted to enjoy their delicacies in the comfort of your own home.
Mitzo offers traditional Chinese fare like you’ve never seen it before. The gorgeous hotspot, situated on the fourth floor of the Grand Park Orchard Hotel, takes classic Cantonese cuisine and turns it into something truly special. There’s a huge range of CNY menus available including a seven-course extravaganza. Parties of four ($698) can enjoy dishes such as fish maw soup, lobster with sesame mayonnaise, braised cucumber and chilled pineapple sago cream served with warm nian gao tart.
Hai Tien Lo
Offering sophisticated Cantonese cuisine, Hai Tien Lo is consistently an excellent choice for your CNY reunion dinner. The famous restaurant sits within the Pan Pacific hotel on Raffles Boulevard and is a regular fixture on the awards circuit. They’re yet to release their 2019 CNY dinner but their signature dishes, such as the delicately balanced braised Australian fresh whole abalone, will give you a clue as to how high a level they hit.
Folklore, a traditional restaurant serving a menu inspired by the many cultures of Singapore, offers a dining experience to remember. Led by local chef Damian D’Silva, the team behind the Beach Road eatery have created an exciting variety of dishes that will tantalize the taste buds. With so many different cuisines on offer, there’s going to be something for even the fussiest member of the family.
For an elegant reunion dinner experience, Min Jiang is excellent choice. Based in the Goodwood Park Hotel near Orchard Road, the award-winning eatery offers popular Sichuan and Cantonese dishes. Its classy interior based around polished wooden floors and sophisticated décor make a wonderful place to catch up with family. Their Year Of The Pig special menu will include their very own bak kwa and spicy salted egg yolk lotus root chips.
The Red House restaurants are some of the finest seafood purveyors in Singapore. You won’t be surprised to hear, therefore, that their 2019 reunion dinner set menus are mouth-wateringly attractive. From their three locations in Singapore, they will be serving four different fixed menus offering the very best seafood delights to see in the new year. The most expensive, the Bountiful Treasure Set, costs $1,188 per person and includes eight different courses.