Shangri La Chinese New Year Food
The prosperous Year of the Dragon welcomes fine repertoire of Cantonese culinary treasures befitting a new year’s feast from 29 January to 24 February 2024. Get ready to celebrate in the eight-course menus or select from the à la carte new year dishes that will boost your appetite and tease your senses, curated by Executive Chinese Chef Daniel Cheung & team.

The four elegant, eight-course set menus — Happiness, Prosperity, Harmonious and Opulence – ranging in price from SGD188++ to SGD338++, with culinary highlights featuring the Fortune Yu Sheng with Norwegian Smoked Salmon and Poached Lobster, Braised South African Candy Heart Dried Abalone, Steamed Atlantic Cod Fish Fillet with Crystal Noodles and Black Bean Sauce, Pan-fried Foie Gras and Roasted Suckling Pig, Sautéed Boston Lobster with Superior Stock, Sautéed Scallops and Pacific Clams, Braised Bird’s Nest Soup, Steamed Star Garoupa and more.

📍Shang Palace – Shangri-La
Shangri-La Singapore
22 Orange Grove Rd, Singapore 258350
Li Bai Sheraton Towers Chinese New Year Food
Li Bai’s premium dried seafood claypot (pencai) definitely does not scrimp on ingredients. You can expect a whole lobster, scallops, braised mushroom, duck feet, pork belly and dace fish – a classic in Cantonese cuisine.

The giant truffle prawns also deserve a mention. Although deep-fried, it is not oily and is lightly coated with Truffle-flavoured batter. This is available for ala carte and is also part of the CNY set menu.

Alternatively, for those who prefer variety instead of the usual sit-down Chinese dinners, The Dining Room serves an indulgent spread of local festive delights and international delicacies. A dish that we want to go back is this river scampi noodle soup. Sounds simple? It is anything but. The broth is robust – full of sweet seafood flavours from boiling the prawn heads for hours. One bowl is not enough.

📍Li Bai – Sheraton Towers
39 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228230
Yan Cantonese Restaurant Chinese New Year Food
What is the food that you would crave for every Chinese New Year? 

It would be Signature Crispy Roast Suckling Pig from Yan Cantonese Restaurant for me, served in 3 ways. The crisp skin itself is too addictive, served with house-made pancake, plum sauce, cucumber sticks, and spring onion. Next, the shoulder of the pig is served alongside an oven-baked fillet with lemongrass. Lastly, the tender pork fillet is marinated with barbecue sauce and baked with lemongrass. Not forgetting, the tender-loving Braised Two Head Abalone with Mushrooms and Seasonal Greens. The braising gravy is packed with bones and skin of Jinhua ham, mature hen, flavourful sauce but does not overpower the delicate flavour of the abalone.

📍Yan Cantonese Restaurant at National Gallery Singapore
1 St Andrew’s Rd, #05-02 National Gallery, Singapore 178957
Crystal Jade Chinese New Year Food
Welcome to all the “dragon energy” this Chinese New Year with a delectable feast at Crystal Jade Restaurants of 19 esteemed casual and fine dining outlets. Each menu is meticulously crafted by Group Executive Chef Martin Foo and his team of chefs to suit all reunions, be it big or small, for dine-in and takeaway.

Pan-fried Dace Fish Paste with Black Moss in Shunde Style (Crystal Jade Hong Kong Kitchen)
The laborious dish never fail to impress with a flavourful paste and melody of ingredients like carrots, chestnuts, diced shrimp, coriander, black moss, lap cheong and aged orange peel.

Prosperity Yu Sheng with Boston Lobster Tail, Aburi Scallop & Fruit (All Fine Dining concepts)
Red dragon fruit, tangy green mango, sweet longan, pomelo sacs, dried apricot, jackfruit, tomatoes, purple cabbage, cucumber deep-fried yam strips, pickled onions, walnuts and crunchy Hsin Chu bee hoon, scallion oil and an Okinawa acerola juice-infused plum sauce. A light and refreshing yusheng with chunky fresh lobster meat.

Double-boiled Kampong Chicken with Fish Maw, Sea Whelk & Maitake Mushroom Soup (Crystal Jade Pavilion) Nourishing and collagen-rich broth from the ingredients.

📍Crystal Jade Islandwide
Xin Cuisine Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium Chinese New Year Food
Usher into the dragon year with Boston Yu Sheng with Ikura popping and refreshed by Passion Fruit Sauce, Fork-tender Australian Beef Short Rib braised with Red Wine, Juicy Braised Stuffed Scallop with Sea Cucumber in Abalone Sauce, Al dente Inaniwa Udon with Wonton and Live Prawn in Superior Pumpkin Soup and ends the meal with Xin’s Deep-fried Nian Gao.

Menu
▪️Boston Lobster & Ikura Yu Sheng with Passion Fruit Sauce
▪️Australian Beef Short Rib braised with Red Wine
▪️Braised Stuffed Scallop with Sea Cucumber in Abalone Sauce
▪️Inaniwa Udon with Wonton and Live Prawn in Superior Pumpkin Soup

📍Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant
317 Outram Rd, Singapore 169075
Si Chuan Dou Hua Chinese New Year Food
To celebrate the Year of the Dragon, the chefs at Si Chuan Dou Hua have crafted exclusive set menus, ranging from $108++ to $388++ per person.  We were invited to try some of the dishes across the various menus.  We have visited Is Chuan Dou Hua (both their Parkroyal @ Beach Road and UOB Plaza restaurants) several times and know that they serve quality Chinese food that is focused on Sichuan and Cantonese cuisines. 

Carbs came in the form of Handmade Noodles in Premium Soya Sauce with Lobster.  The noodles were springy and the lobster is fresh.  I would usually pick noodles over rice so this pairing of lobster and noodles would be my choice in a set menu.

The next dish won praises around the table – Australian Cod Fish with garlic and preserved vegetables.  The broth is slightly spicy, with obvious Sichuan influence through the use of preserved vegetables.  The cod fish was also well executed, without any fishiness. 

As with every visit to Si Chuan Dou Hua, we had to round off the meal with their Homemade Fine Bean Curd with Snow Lotus Seed and Goji Berries.  The bean curd is very soft, almost custard-like, and easily slides down your throat. 

Read on foodgem.sg/food/chinese/si-chuan-dou-hua-cny-2024 (or click bio)

📍Si Chuan Dou Hua
7500 Beach Rd, Singapore 199591
Entrepot Chinese New Year Food
My favourite course has to be the locally-sourced Golden Snapper with Black Truffle Soy Sauce.  The fish is fresh and tender, with barely any fishiness. 

The truffle soy sauce and ebi shrimps complemented the fish given their heavier flavour profiles. 

Every lunar new year meal starts off with an Yusheng and at Entrepôt, they are serving the “Chasing The Dragon” Yusheng to welcome the Year of the Dragon.  It consists chai cured salmon, ikura, candied pecans, popping candy, charcoal oil and a red dragon fruit and plum dressing. 

The star of the yusheng has to be the chai cured salmon – fastest chopsticks first!  The popping candy in the yusheng was also an interesting addition.  If you’re dining in you can also choose from an alcoholic / non-alcoholic “Chasing the Dragon” drink to pair with the yusheng. 

📍Entrepot
1 Unity St, Singapore 237983
Ya Ge Chinese New Year Food
Think of pork belly that melts in the mouth arranged into a pagoda with premium 10-head abalone? 😋

You can’t miss the Prosperity Set Menu ($1088++) that is served with Braised 10-head Abalone with Pagoda Iberico Pork Belly and Preserved Mustard, Double-boiled ‘An Xin’ Chicken Soup with Matsutake Mushroom, Dendrobium Stem and Conpoy, Red Garoupa (Crispy Bone and Sautéed Sliced Fish with Pine Nuts and Truffle), Yam and Nian Go Ingot-shaped Pastry accompanied with Yuzu Snowskin Mochi & more. Eat with a peace of mind with ‘An Xin’ Chicken Soup that is farmed without antibiotics and growth hormones. Fresh Red Garoupa that are sliced with crispy bone, crunch from pine nuts with truffle fragrance.

Set Menus are available for dine-in from now to 24 Feb 2024

📍Ya Ge
1 Tras Link, Level 3 Orchid Hotel Singapore, Singapore 078867
Soup Restaurant Chinese New Year Food
For the first time, Soup Restaurant will be launching the Lobster Abalone Abundance Pot to usher in the Year of the Dragon. The lobster is imported from Australia and sprawls across the pot. Abalone, fish maw, roast pork, plump mushrooms and other seafood are all braised to produce a moreish lobster collagen broth. The broth boasts of seafood flavours and goes well with rice.

If you get the Prosperity Set Menu for 8 persons and above, it comes with a Hong Kong Steamed Uncle Lapan Fish.  It may not look aesthetic but the fish is fresh and steaming it with aromatics (ginger, spring onion, coriander) and finished with light soy sauce brings out the best flavours of the fish. 

Round off the meal with Golden Mango Sago – fresh golden mangoes that are pureed and paired with soft sago and pomelo, something refreshing after the feast.

📍Soup Restaurant Islandwide
Andaz 5 on 25 Chinese New Year Food
5 on 25 is a delightful find.  Located at level 25 of Andaz Hotel, 5 on 25 offers refined Cantonese cuisine in a modern upscale setting.  It may not sound like a typical Chinese restaurant, but it definitely exudes oriental vibes once you walk into it.  There are intimate booth seats or round tables – depending on which you prefer.  We love how there is lots of natural light during the day.

The wagyu egg tart is the most interesting, with wagyu beef in a sweet-savoury brown sauce encased in a cheesy egg tart.  Have this while it is still warm.  The serving size is just right so it does not get jelat.

📍5 ON 25 – Andaz
5 Fraser St, Level 25 Andaz, Singapore 189354
Goodwood Park Chinese New Year Food
The highlight for Goodwood Park would be its “Mao Shan Wang” Durian.  It comes in the form of an auspicious firecracker durian roll cake.  Luscious mao shan wang puree is enveloped within a soft chiffon cake.  It is in an eye-catching festive red to resemble a firecracker.  A centerpiece that would certainly spark conversations!  

📍Min Jiang at Goodwood Park Hotel
22 Scotts Rd, Goodwood Park Hotel, Singapore 228221
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