What’s on the menu for Chinese New Year 2021: Your Guide to Festive Meals and Food Gifts in Singapore

decorations for Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year celebrations may seem different this year, but it doesn’t mean that it should be any less festive.

As family and friends gather to usher in the Year of the Ox, one thing that makes the celebration more special and auspicious is the food served and shared among them. And whether you are preparing to cook for your loved ones, deciding on your takeaway or food delivery options, or planning on the gifts you are about to give to those you will be visiting, you have an array of delicious choices to select from.

To help you plan your menu for Chinese New Year 2021, check out these specialties that are set to bring a bountiful feast to your celebrations: 

1. Sure Huat! with PrimaDéli’s new Prosperity Gift Set

PrimaDéli’s Prosperity Gift Set
PrimaDéli’s Prosperity Gift Set

Usher in the auspicious year of the Ox with PrimaDéli’s wide array of carefully curated Lunar New Year goodies. Singapore’s beloved homegrown bakery makes it easy to herald great health and wealth for you and loved ones, near or far. Spread well-wishes of prosperity, joy and well-being with PrimaDéli’s new all-in-one hamper — Prosperity Gift Set. From now till 11 February 2021, all-time festive favourites like the Supreme Pineapple Tarts and Pillow Pineapple Tarts will make a comeback.

PrimaDéli’s Chinese New Year Pineapple Tarts
PrimaDéli’s Chinese New Year Pineapple Tarts

Ideal as gifts or for cosy get-togethers, these festive gourmet goodies include  signature Supreme Pineapple Tarts with freshly grated pineapples and premium  butter. Delight in the new zesty Orange Pineapple Tarts or enjoy a cup of afternoon  tea with local favourite Pandan Chiffon Cookies and the light, crunchy bite of  Almond Cranberry Biscotti. Reunion dinners will also be made easy with Prima  Taste’s Laksa Hot Pot Soup Base, Abalone, and stay in the pink of health with Bird  Nest with White Fungus Rock Sugar. At only $138, this affordable premium gift set  is not to be missed!

“Visiting may be restricted this Lunar New Year but the festive cheer must not. Spread  an abundance of well wishes to family, friends and business partners with our  thoughtfully put together Prosperity Gift Set hamper which will put a smile on their  faces and kick start their new year on a good note. With a myriad of delights to choose from – there will be something for everyone to enjoy,” said Mr George Lim, General  Manager of PrimaDéli.

Get extra Huat! with PrimaDéli

PrimaDéli’s Chinese New Year cookies
PrimaDéli’s Chinese New Year cookies

Apart from four types of pineapple tarts to beckon wealth, PrimaDéli has a line-up of  seven Prosperity Cookies for greater good fortune. New flavours like Cornflake  Raisin Cookies, Coffee Almond Cookies, Chocolate Chip Cookies and Peanut  Cookies join perennial favourites Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies, Deluxe  Almond Cookies and Pandan Chiffon Cookies.

What’s more, each tin of Supreme Pineapple Tart, Pillow Pineapple Tart, Orange  Pineapple Tart and Prosperity Cookies comes with a Sure Huat! Scratch and Win card. Stand to win PrimaDéli products, discounts or $88 cash with each sure-win scratch card for some extra Huat!

Other Festive Treats and Festive Cakes such as the popular Premium Pandan Chiffon are also available for a deliciously prosperous new year. For the full list of PrimaDéli’s Chinese New Year 2021 collection and promotions, please refer to the Annex below. For more information about PrimaDéli and outlet locations, please visit www.primadeli.com.

2. Usher In A ‘Golden’ Era This Lunar New Year with KFC Goldspice

The golden bucket you need this CNY!
The golden bucket you need this CNY!

All that glitters is not gold, but when it comes to fried  chicken, KFC is all about the creation of winning tastes. This year, making a prosperous  return since its last appearance in 2018, and just in time to ‘huat-up’ Chinese New  Year celebrations is the KFC Goldspice Chicken!

KFC GOLDSPICE CHICKEN – THE GOLDEN MOMENT FANS HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR

Back by popular demand after selling out within weeks of its launch in 2018, the KFC  Goldspice Chicken is available for a very limited time only from 20 January 2021, while  stocks last. Each precious piece of world-famous Hot & Crispy chicken is coated in a  winning blend of salted egg, curry leaves and sweet basil; the perfect flavour to  welcome good luck in 2021!

#KFCGoldspice Chicken For The Win

Enjoy auspicious golden moments with friends and family this Lunar New Year with  #KFCGoldspice Chicken as an à la carte option at $3.65 or feast away with one of the special bundle meals (below) that start from $8.95 for dine-in, takeaway and delivery.

The 2pcs Goldspice Chicken Meal includes two pieces of chicken, one regular serving  of Whipped Potato, Coleslaw and a regular Sjora Mango Peach for $8.95.  

2pcs Goldspice Chicken Meal
2pcs Goldspice Chicken Meal

The Goldspice Chicken Box includes two pieces of chicken, two pieces of hot and crispy Tenders, one regular serving of Whipped Potato, Fries and one regular Sjora  Mango Peach for $10.95.

The 5pcs Goldspice Chicken Buddy Meal includes five pieces of chicken, two regular servings of Whipped Potato, Coleslaw and two regular Sjora Mango Peach for $19.55.

The 8pcs Goldspice Chicken Family Feast includes eight pieces of chicken, two regular servings of Whipped Potato, Coleslaw and nine pieces of Nuggets for $36.95.

8pcs Goldspice Chicken Family Feast
8pcs Goldspice Chicken Family Feast

#KFCGoldspice is available for Dine-in, Takeaway, and KFC Delivery. More details can  be found online at www.kfc.com.sg

‘Huat’ this Lunar New Year with KFC Ang Bao Rush

KFC Ang Bao Rush

To bring even more ‘huat’ and prosperity, KFC Singapore will be launching a fun free-for-all game from 1 to 28 February 2021 that promises attractive prizes such as $1,888 worth of Cash and E-Vouchers* daily and unlimited food prizes*, such as Free Cheese  Fries and 1-for-1 Zinger which are just 2 of the 17 different types of food prizes. Win big this CNY with the KFC Ang Bao Rush!

* T&Cs apply and are fully listed on the prize coupons.

To start playing, the public can log in via the KFC Singapore App or through  https://www.kfc.com.sg/. No prior purchase is necessary to enter this game which is  free-for-all, simply tap an Ang Bao, and win!

3. Do More Than Prosper, Do It Your Way: The King Leads the Way as He Encourages Fans to Reimagine Lunar New Year

Ultimate Chilli Crab Double Salmon Burger and Chilli Crab Long Chicken Burger
Enjoy Double the Huat and Double the Richness this Lunar New Year with  
BURGER KING®’s Chilli Crab Burgers

Our Lunar New Year gatherings may well be smaller this year, but that doesn’t mean your meal needs to be. From today, the King challenges all Singaporeans to reimagine their favourite Lunar New Year traditions – and celebrate it your way. To lead the charge and help fans appreciate that different isn’t all bad, BURGER KING® is unveiling its big new taste with the  Ultimate Chilli Crab Double Salmon Burger ($9.50 ala carte) and Chilli Crab Long Chicken Burger  ($5.90 ala carte).

Yes, that’s right – this time, the delicately balanced pink salmon patties of the Ultimate Double  Salmon Burger will be doused in divinely sweet yet savoury, spicy and supremely satisfying chilli crab sauce. Bursting with flavour you’d expect from Chilli Crab, the thick, velvety sauce is loaded with abundant swirls of egg and fresh-cut chillis, topped with crispy lettuce and nestled between a  freshly baked sourdough bun – to maximise sauce soak up. 

Chilli Crab Fries
Pictured: BURGER KING® Chilli Crab Fries (regular)

Of course, we all know that the sauce is the best part of any chilli crab dish. That’s why the King is also serving Chilli Crab Fries ($3.20, regular) this Lunar New Year – so you can mop up all that saucy goodness with our golden, crispy fries. Due to popular demand, the King has also issued a new decree – fans can now upgrade the fries in their order to Chilli Crab Fries for just $0.90! Just when you thought life couldn’t get better, fans will be able to buy extra sauce separately. Double the richness and get an a la carte portion of the limited edition Chilli Crab Sauce at just $2.90 per tub,  to reimagine your meal and take it to the next level. Or if you just want more sauce on your Chilli  Crab Burgers, you can add it on at just $2.

“Chilli Crab isn’t the dish you first associate with Lunar New Year, in part because we go to great lengths to avoid using sharp objects on the first day of Lunar New Year to ensure our good luck and fortune stay intact. However, we’re also acutely aware that this year’s celebrations will be a little different, so we challenged ourselves to reimagine our limited edition Lunar New Year burger. We decided to embrace that difference by surprising and delighting our fans with our Chilli Crab burgers that would excite their taste buds, as well as remind them of happy, extended family dinners gone by. Even if you’re not spending time with your extended family this year, you can still celebrate it your way,” commented Irene Tay, Marketing Director, BURGER KING® Singapore.

As always, there are no Lunar New Year surcharges to indulge at BURGER KING®. Prices are kept affordable at $10.80 for the Ultimate Chilli Crab Double Salmon Meal and $7.80 for the Chilli Crab  Long Chicken Meal. All meals come with fries (M) and Minute Maid® Refresh Orange drink (S).

To truly celebrate Lunar New Year your way, BURGER KING® is serving up a number of Starbuys, but with a festive twist. Fans who love traditional sweets will enjoy the Golden Pie ($1.60), filled with smooth mung bean paste and generous bites of fresh coconut – a true union of the beloved Ang Ku  Kueh and Kueh Bangkit, all wrapped up in a crispy pie crust.

Golden Pie (Mung Bean Coconut Pie)
Pictured: BURGER KING® Golden Pie

Other Starbuys include:

Huat Huat Box ($6.80) 

A true pot of gold complete with two mexican drumlets, a large serving of onion rings and six nuggets. All for good fortune and double the huat this Lunar New Year.  

Huat Huat Box
Pictured: BURGER KING® Huat Huat Box

Huat Huat Orange Strawberry Float ($2.80) 

Need more sweetness and wealth in your life? Let us take the most auspicious Lunar New Year fruit to a refreshing new level.  

Huat Huat Orange Strawberry Fries
Pictured: Huat Huat Orange Strawberry Float

All items are available at BURGER KING® restaurants island-wide. 

4. Toast to the Year of the Ox with Junior The Pocket Bar and Rémy Martin

Rolling for Prosperity Cocktail
Rolling for Prosperity Cocktail

Toast to the Year of the Ox and bring good luck in the year ahead with Junior The Pocket Bar’s limited-run Chinese New Year pop-up in collaboration with Rémy Martin. Back for the second year, the pop-up runs from 27 January through 27 February with a signature menu of cocktails and  Chinese New Year treats as well as vibrant art and décor celebrating the occasion.

Tying in with Junior’s ever-evolving interiors, Rémy Martin and the Lunar New Year occasion come to life in the brightly coloured mural wall stretching around the seating area of the space. Get into the festive mood under the whimsical artwork with familiar motifs of the Ox, Rémy Martin’s signature Centaur, vineyards and  Cognac barrels. 

A timeless indulgence to enjoy for Chinese New Year gatherings, Rémy Martin is on offer in a variety of creative serves which will appeal to all drinkers across generations. Highlights from the menu include the Rolling for Prosperity (S$25++), a  pineapple tart in cocktail form with Rémy Martin VSOP, pineapple, spiced brown butter rum and lemon, served with a flaky pineapple tart on the side. For a luxurious indulgence, treat yourself and a loved one to the Year of the Ox featuring two pours of Rémy Martin XO served with a braised oxtail tart.

Additional highlights from the cocktail menu include the red envelope-inspired Ang  Bao Na Lai (S$25++) inviting the gifts of fortune and luck with The Botanist Dry Gin,  lychee, grapefruit, lemon and rose, garnished with strawberry dust and the Heart of  Gold, a refreshing mix of Cointreau, fino sherry, dry vermouth and spiced Mandarin soda, garnished with a love letter (S$25++).

A menu of treats complements the cocktails, including the rich and savoury Abacus  Seeds, Asian yam gnocchi with baby scallops, shitake mushrooms, 63º egg, dried shrimp & scallop powder (S$18), classic Duck Wrappers with pan-seared duck breast accompanied by a house-made plum sauce, pickled carrot and daikon (S$19) and popular Peranakan heritage dish Pie Tee Cups with braised pork belly and curly spring onion (S$17). Finish on a sweet note with the Egg Tart with Mandarin orange curd and vanilla in vol-au-vent (S$6).  

Those planning to continue the celebrations and gather with family at home can also enjoy select cocktails for takeaway and delivery. Each 250ml bottle is equivalent to one and a half to two serves (S$35++ per bottle). To find out more details and place an order, visit juniorthepocketbar.com.

5. Usher in the Lunar New Year with Limited-Edition Goodies from Janice Wong

Chocolate Koi
Limited Edition Chocolate Koi from Janice Wong Singapore

Usher in the Lunar New Year with Janice Wong and her newly launched collection of handcrafted chocolates, sweet treats and cookies. For the auspicious year of the Ox, this latest collection features an exclusive array of festive confections created especially for this occasion,  as well a twist on some on her much-loved favourites.

To bring out a little nostalgia and fun, Janice Wong has designed an iconic chocolate figurine for this festive season – the Chocolate Koi. Hand-painted in natural colours; it is coated with single-origin  Equateur 76% dark chocolate and filled with Praline Feuilletine and candied orange. The koi comes in a pair (S$78) encased in a beautiful gold glass box, resembling a koi pond and are sure to bring joy to the table this year!

The collection boasts a variety of limited-edition hampers uniquely curated for the occasion, as well as the classics such as Love Letters, an assortment of cookies and various Pineapple Tarts. Hampers are available in six options and are perfect gifting options for family and friends. Wish your loved ones  well with the Big Cookie Hamper (S$188) which features classic cookies and new flavours including Chocolate Bakkwa Cookies, Chocolate Pineapple Balls and Macadamia Raisin, or the Cookie Hamper  Set (S$145) consisting of cookie jar items such as the Caramel Popcorn, classic Pineapple Tarts and  Pineapple Balls.

Box of 5 CNY cookie Hamper
CNY Cookie Hamper Set

Other signature hampers include the CNY Tea Time Hamper (S$78) with Pineapple Flower Tarts, and  Janice Wong’s Signature Tea Tin and Lollipop Coffee Single Drip Bags, and the CNY Mini Cookie  Hamper (S$60) with classic Pineapple Flower Tarts and Pineapple Balls.

To jazz up the celebrations, Janice Wong is also offering Hamper sets with wine or champagne pairing. The CNY Big Hamper (S$188) comes with four cookie jars with a De Bortoli Pink Moscato, while the  CNY Mini Hamper comes with two cookie jars with a choice of Lys De France Wine (S$145) or a bottle of Bottega Gold Champagne (S$130). 

Another crowd favourite is the seasonal assorted cookie tin, highlighting a selection of handcrafted,  small-batch cookies made from scratch. This Chinese New Year, the CNY Assorted Cookie Tin (S$38) consists of new flavours including the Almond Orange Marzipan, the Almond Cookie and the Peanut  Butter Brittle. The cookies come in a Signature Janice Wong Tin with artwork on the exterior by Chef  Janice herself and is a wonderful treat to share among family and friends.

Other uniquely wrapped seasoned offerings available in single cookie jars include the Flower  Pineapple Tarts (S$29), Pineapple Balls (S$29), Macadamia Raisin (S$25) and Kueh Bangkit (S$25).  Exclusive to Janice’s CNY collection is the Dark Chocolate Coated Pineapple Tarts (S$32) and the Love  Letters with Hazelnut Dip (S$35), which are perfect for indulging in during the festivities.

All items are now available for order on the online store at www.janicewong.online or at retail stores located in Raffles City and Paragon.

6. Say Cheese To The Lunar New Year With Domino’s Pizza

Just in time for the Lunar New Year, Domino’s Pizza has launched a range of irresistible bundle deals featuring the new Cheese Xplosion Pizza.

The latest addition to Domino’s Pizza’s menu, the Cheese Xplosion Pizza boasts mindblowing cheesy goodness in every bite. An insane amount of 100% Mozzarella Cheese tops a layer of our cheesy and garlic-infused Top Secret sauce, and every Cheese Xplosion is made on our hand-stretched cheesy crust which oozes with mozzarella and parmesan while offering a subtle crunch as it is sprinkled with even more parmesan and breadcrumbs.

Whether you are looking for a fuss-free crowd-pleaser or a special treat for the pizza lovers amongst your family and friends, Domino’s latest Prosperous Meals make the perfect choice for your gatherings and reunions to usher in the Year of the Ox. 

  • Heng! set at $28.80: 1 Regular Cheese Xplosion Pizza with 1 Salsa Sauce, 4 pieces of Golden Roasted Drummets, 1 Chocolate Lava Cake, 1 Ondeh Ondeh Lava Cake, 2 cans of soft drink  
  • Ong! set from $38.80: 1 Large Cheese Xplosion with 1 Salsa Sauce, 1  Regular Pizza of your choice, 8 pieces of Golden Roasted Drummets, 1 Breadstix, 1 bottle of  soft drink (1.5L)
  • Huat! set from $78.80: 1 Large Cheese Xplosion Pizza with 2 Salsa Sauce, 2 Large Pizzas of your choice, 1 Awesome Foursome, 1 Breadstix OR Cinnastix OR Garlic  Twisty Bread, 1 Garlic Cheese Onion Rings, 1 9” Banana Kaya, 2 bottles of soft drink (1.5L)

The Cheese Xplosion Pizza is a limited-time offer via Domino’s Pizza Singapore’s website or in stores,  and the festive bundle deals will be available till 15 March 2021.

For an extra surprise, any purchase of a Prosperous Meal entitles you to a sure-win digital fortune cookie. During the campaign period, $21,888 worth of prizes will be up for grabs including:

  • Free Onion Rings 
  • $1 Crazy Chicken Crunches 
  • $8 off Huat Meal 
  • Lucky draw chance: 10 winners will be randomly selected to win a Party Set (6 Large Pizzas) 

The full terms and conditions can be found on Domino’s website.

Plan Ahead and Place Your Pizza Orders in Advance

Planning a reunion dinner? With Domino’s Pizza, planning ahead for any gathering is fuss-free as we provide customers with the option of placing their order up to 14 days in advance via www.dominos.com.sg.  Advance orders are available for both delivery and in-store collection.

For Click & Collect orders, spend a minimum of $22 to enjoy a complimentary bottle of Coca-Cola  (1.5L)!

Delivering Reunions Across Borders

It goes without saying – this Lunar New Year will be a very different one for many, given the current social distancing measures and international travel restrictions.

To give back to the community it serves, Domino’s Pizza Singapore has partnered Domino’s Pizza  Malaysia to bring cheer to families separated across the border. Via a social media contest, 10 lucky winners will have a special Lunar New Year treat sent to their loved ones in Malaysia, on us! Even  though physical reunions are not possible, this initiative provides the chance for families to catch up while sharing the same meal.

To participate:  

  1. Head to the contest post on Domino’s Pizza Singapore’s Facebook or Instagram channels. Leave a comment on the post between 18 Jan 2021 to 25 Jan 2021, telling us about your loved one(s) in Malaysia and why you’d like to send them a Lunar New Year surprise. Only  Singapore residents may submit their entry.
  2. 10 winners will be chosen. In addition to having a Lunar New Year treat (worth more than  RM100) sent to their loved ones in Malaysia, each winner will also receive an Ong Meal delivered to them.

7. Paris Baguette Launches New Treats that Make You Feel Like Royalty!

PB Royal Lunar New Year Series 1

Paris Baguette, the well-loved fast-casual bakery known for its quality, delicious and innovative array of breads and cakes, launches the Royal Lunar New Year Series of delightful cakes, cookies and teas in time for the coming Chinese New Year festivities and they will be available across all Paris Baguette outlets till 17 February 2021. They are perfect treats to serve and impress cake-lovers, cookie addicts and tea connoisseurs this Lunar New Year to make the celebrations even sweeter and more joyous!

CAKES FIT FOR THE ROYAL HIGHNESS

The King’s Roll Cake

PB The King's Roll Cake

Featured in the Korean Drama series “The King: Eternal Monarch”, this special new roll cake uses Isigny French butter from Isigny Ste-Mère, a French dairy coop with a long and prestigious tradition in butter-making. The coop is situated in a privileged location near the sea, where
the cows graze on lush grasslands, that are rich in mineral salts and trace elements, producing milk that is unmistakably full of the flavours of the terroir.

The rich flavour enhances the buttery taste of the roll cake that is balanced  well with the sweetness of the red bean paste. Packed in a premium gold box,  The King’s Roll Cake (priced at $15.90) makes a perfect treat to self-indulge  in or as a gift for friends and loved ones.

The Queen’s Pound Cake

Graced with a rich, buttery flavour, The Queen’s Pound  Cake (priced at $16.80) is decadently dense with each slice packed with generous chunks of sweet mango and tangy pineapple jam. While good on its own, this can also be enjoyed with additional fruit and nuts for an indulgent treat. Soft, moist and zesty, The Queen’s Pound Cake is sure to add an exciting twist to any family gathering this Lunar New Year! 

COOKIES WITH A ROYAL TOUCH

Royal Orange And White Chocolate Cookies

Inspired by French butter cookies, these Royal Orange and White Chocolate Sable cookies (priced at $16.80 per bottle) are light and chewy, with a refreshing citrusy aroma. Homemade with orange zest, the cookies are dotted with white chocolate chips, which give the treat delightful hints of creamy sweetness. This is complemented with the earthiness sourced from the almond powder used – a perfect blend of sweet and savoury.

Royal Macadamia Cookies

PB Royal Macadamia Cookies (Milk Chocolate)
PB Royal Macadamia Cookies (Milk Chocolate)

These buttery Sable cookies are baked with generous amounts of roasted macadamia nuts, which lend the cookies a hearty crunch, and creamy chunks of chocolate chips. Its golden exterior is crispy and when bitten, gives way to a satisfyingly chewy and aromatic centre. Coated with chocolate and coconut powder to satiate cravings for all things sweet, pair these cookies with a warm cup of brewed coffee or tea for the perfect afternoon snack. Priced at $16.80 per bottle, the Royal Macadamia Cookies are available in either white chocolate or milk chocolate flavours.

Royal Double Chocolate Cookies

For the chocoholics, these rich and indulgent handmade cookies will not disappoint. Baked with tasty chocolate chips, each bite of the Royal Double Chocolate Cookies (priced at $16.80 per bottle) gives way to a chewy, gooey and decadent chocolatey centre. The sweet fudginess of the chocolate chips is contrasted perfectly against the acidic bitterness of the cocoa powder used in these cookies, creating an irresistible snack that leaves you wanting more after every bite! Pair these cookies with a cold glass of milk for a delicious and satisfying treat. 

LET’S DRINK TO A BOUN-TEA-FUL YEAR!

TEATRA Tea Box

Available in three refreshing flavours – Hadong Green Tea, First Break Tea  and Young Earl Grey Tea, the TEATRA Tea Box comes in 10 or 12 teabags.

The Hadong Green Tea (priced at $18.00 for 10 teabags) has a savoury and  nutty aroma with hints of zingy, fruity sweetness for a refreshing thirst quencher.

The First Break Tea (priced at $17.00 for 12 teabags) consists of a black Assam tea base with robust notes of burnt caramel, which seamlessly blends  with the smoky, citrusy scent of Ceylon for an aromatic and sumptuous cup of tea, perfect for mornings.

Fans of Earl Grey will enjoy the Young Earl Grey Tea (priced at $17.00 for 12  teabags). The bold, earthy flavours of the black tea base include delicate  floral notes with hints of bergamot for a smooth, fragrant and comforting cup of tea.

Paris Baguette Royal Lunar New Year Series Special Promotions

In conjunction with the launch of the new series, Paris Baguette is offering a  slew of promotions available both instore and via islandwide GrabFood  delivery, from now till 17 February 2021: 

  • Royal Family of 4: Mix and match any four products from the new series at  the promotional price of $58.00 (U.P. $72.00) 
  • Royal Family of 6: Mix and match any six products from the new series at the promotional price of $88.00 (U.P. $128.00), plus a FREE tote bag, worth $20.00, while stocks last.
  • Free Islandwide GrabFood Delivery: Enjoy free islandwide delivery with a  minimum spend of $88.00 and above, exclusive to GrabFood delivery orders. 

8. Usher in the Lunar ‘Niu’ Year with Mr Bean’s Classic Chinese New Year Snacks

poster of Chinese New Year snacks from Mr Bean

Usher in the Lunar ‘Niu’ Year with Mr Bean, and bite into popular festive favourites uniquely made with soy flour and other premium ingredients. Mr Bean is bringing back bestsellers Pineapple Tarts and Macadamia Nut Cookies, alongside its classic Almond Suji  Cookies, Lychee Cookies, and Smoked Vegetarian Jerky – now available in Mr Bean stores island-wide, while stocks last. From 18 January – 31 January 2021, enjoy these delectable snacks at a special promotional price! 

Pineapple Tarts are a Lunar New Year must-have, and Mr Bean’s are baked to golden perfection with premium ingredients. Featuring a flaky and buttery pastry coating with a fragrant and satisfying pineapple jam filling that has just the right amount of sweetness, these tarts are worth every bit of indulgence.

A popular choice amongst customers, Mr Bean’s Macadamia Nut Cookies are chock-full of lightly-salted Australian macadamia nuts. It’s a party of flavours and textures: a cookie that melts in your mouth, coupled with the delightful crunch of macadamia nuts – the ideal go-to snack that will leave you wanting more.

Looking to try something ‘niu’ but meatless? Look no further! Putting an exciting, vegetarian spin on bakkwa, a Chinese New Year favourite, Mr Bean’s Smoked Vegetarian Jerky is set to make the perfect, inclusive snack for hosting gatherings with this festive season. Available in Original and Spicy versions, sink your teeth into this chewy and wholesome treat that’s equal parts sweet and savoury.

For a limited time only from 18 January – 31 January 2021, Mr Bean is offering a special promotion on these soy good treats! Purchase any 3 tins of goodies for $56.80 (U.P. $65.40) and receive 1 Mr Bean-exclusive bag and 1 red packet set, or purchase 5 tins for $86.80 (U.P. $109)  and receive 2 bags and 2 red packet sets! So huat are you waiting for? Head down to a Mr Bean store today or make your purchases on Mr Bean’s one-stop lifestyle portal, www.beanmyday.com.

9. It’s An HAE-PIC Chinese New Year With Texas Chicken’s All-New Hae Bee Hiam Chicken

Hae Bee Hiam Chicken poster

Eat your way to an Ox-picious new year with Texas Chicken’s all-new HAE-pic Chinese New Year menu, available for a limited time period from 28th January to 3rd March 2021 at all outlets.

After traversing through majestic, stormy seas for months, the Texas Chicken Crew has found the legendary culinary treasure – the golden-orange Hae Bee Hiam Chicken!

Using only 100% fresh chicken that are delivered daily to the restaurants, they are coated with a special Hae Bee Hiam recipe made with dried shrimps, that are fried till fragrant with belacan, shallots and other spices, and orange breadcrumbs.

Before they are served, more crispy Hae Bee Hiam orange breadcrumbs are sprinkled onto the fried chicken to enhance the rich aroma and give it a nice golden-orange colour and satisfying crunch with every bite.

The well-balanced combination of umami taste and subtle spiciness beautifully complements the natural flavour of the tender fresh chicken, making it a delicious Chinese New Year treat for all, young and young-at-heart.

As you sink your teeth into the tantalising chicken, enjoy the glorious sight of abundant golden Hae Bee Hiam orange breadcrumbs falling onto your plate – symbolism of the Chinese phrase “遍地黄金(Bian Di Huang Jin)”, which translates to bountiful wealth and good fortune everywhere.

1 piece of Hae Bee Hiam Chicken from Texas Chicken
1-piece Hae Bee Hiam Chicken

On the inspiration behind the debut of the Chinese New Year Hae Bee Hiam Chicken, Mr Eugene Lim, Director of Brand & Marketing of Select Group, the company that operates Texas Chicken, said: “We want to create a flavour that resonates strongly with Singaporeans, especially during Chinese New Year, and Hae Bee Hiam has always been a popular condiment in Asian cooking. Its unique sweet, savoury and spicy umami taste simply whets appetite, even at the mention of its name. After much testing, we found the right Hae Bee Hiam recipe that goes amazingly well with our succulent, tender fried chicken!”

“The auspicious golden-orange colour of our Hae Bee Hiam Chicken is also a symbolic way for us to wish our diners overflowing happiness and prosperity in the Year of the Ox”, he added.

In the spirit of bringing even more ”” or “Huat” to diners this Chinese New Year, Texas Chicken also introduces the new Pineapple Butter Biscuit, which is their version of the favourite pineapple tarts. Glazed with pineapple jam to give a sweet and tangy taste, the soft and fluffy biscuits, that are baked daily to ensure their freshness, are must-haves to complete a meal. Plus, sip on the refreshing Sjora Mango Peach drink for a fruity tingle while you enjoy the food.

Have a HAE-PIC Chinese New Year

A variety of the HAE-Pic Chinese New Year meal choices are available for ordering at the outlets or to be sent to your doorstep via delivery options. The well-known American quick-service chicken concept restaurant uses only 100% fresh chicken that are delivered to the restaurants daily to ensure that the juiciness and tenderness of the meat are maintained at its optimal level.

Kickstart your CNY feasting with the 2-Piece Hae Bee Hiam Chicken Set, priced from $10.60, which comes with two pieces of chicken, one small mashed potato, one pineapple butter biscuit, and one regular Sjora Mango Peach. 

Hae Bee Hiam Combo Meal from Texas Chicken
Hae Bee Hiam Chicken Combo

For couples or those with bigger appetites, try the 5-Piece Hae Bee Hiam Chicken Combo, priced from $29.90. The combo includes five pieces of chicken, four pieces of chicken tenders, one large mashed potato, two pineapple butter biscuits, and two regular Sjora Mango Peach.

Bigger groups can opt for the delivery-exclusive 8-Piece Hae Bee Hiam Chicken Bundle, starting at $49.90. The bundle comes with eight pieces of chicken, six pieces of chicken tenders, two large mashed potatoes, four pineapple butter biscuits and four regular Sjora Mango Peach.

Thinking of a unique CNY gift pack for your relatives or friends? Go for the delivery-exclusive 16-piece Hae Bee Hiam Treasure Box ($98.80), which will make for a delicious bountiful surprise! The treasure bundle includes 16 pieces of chicken, two serves of popcorn chicken, eight pieces of tenders, four large mashed potatoes, eight pineapple butter biscuits and two bottles of 1.5litres coke.

For a quick bite, the dine-in a-la-carte options include:

1 piece Ala Carte Hae Bee Hiam Chicken

From $4.30

1 piece Ala Carte Pineapple Butter Biscuit

From $1.60

2 pieces Ala Carte Pineapple Butter Biscuit

From $3.00

6 pieces Ala Carte Pineapple Butter Biscuit

From $8.40

Herding in the New Year

Delivery option is available via Foodpanda, GrabFood, Deliveroo and Texas Chicken’s islandwide delivery platform on https://sg.texaschicken.com.

The Texas Chicken HAE-Pic Chinese New Year menu is available for a limited time only, so be quick to order now!

GONG HAE FATT CHOY! Make yours an HAE-pic Chinese New Year at Texas Chicken!

*Texas Chicken is halal-certified.

10. Receive Bountiful Blessings of the Turn with Si Chuan Dou Hua’s Inspiring Chinese New Year Treats

Crispy Brown Rice with Two Head Abalone in Superior Stock from the Si Chuan Dou Hua menu
 Crispy Brown Rice with Two Head Abalone in Superior Stock (鲍脯海皇五谷炸泡饭)

A great start to the year is a sign of even better things to come.  With you always as your trusted dining partner, Si Chuan Dou Hua is kicking off 2021’s Chinese New  Year celebrations with a bountiful array of inspiring Chinese New Year delicacies, available for dine-in,  takeaways or for delivery.

Taking a leaf out of age-old wisdom 扭(牛)转乾坤,meaning to radically turn things around, Si Chuan  Dou Hua’s Executive Sichuan Chef Zeng Feng (执行四川主厨曾锋师傅), Executive Cantonese Chef  Leung Wing Chung (执行广东主厨梁永祥师傅) and Consultant Chef Peter Tsang (顾问曾镜雄师傅)  have created exquisite culinary treasures expressing this wisdom to partake in your celebrations. 

Starting from 11 January to 26 February 2021, usher in the year of the Golden Ox at Si Chuan Dou  Hua Restaurant with superbly curated menus and festive traditions. The restaurant’s Lunar New Year set menus are available from $88 onwards per person.

Spin and Toss To Ring In Good Fortune 

For a dose of good luck, spin and toss with Si Chuan Dou Hua’s Trio of Yusheng Collection. 2021 is the Year of the Metal Ox, which comes along once in 60 years. The time has come for the tide to turn in your favour. 

Headlining this year’s specialty treats is the Prosperity Pufferfish Yusheng with Bitter Gourd and  Fresh Greens (可爱牛河豚银鱼凉瓜捞).

For the fifth year running, Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant is the only Chinese restaurant in Singapore to exclusively present the fugu (pufferfish) sashimi with the prosperity Yusheng toss. This year, the fugu sashimi has been delicately shaped into the face of an endearing ox, and this can be savoured with  Consultant Chef Peter Tsang’s Yusheng dish.  

Translucent jade coloured bitter gourd petals, shaped like a flower and presented on ice, is the highlight of this Yusheng. Bitter gourd contains incredibly healthy compounds called cucurbitacins, and this wonder ingredient has been purposefully added to remind diners that at the end of bitterness comes sweetness. And just as the above saying goes, the bitter gourd’s unmistakable astringent flavour has been tamed by Chef Peter Tsang. He skillfully removed the whitish inner pith of the deseeded fruit and had the bitter gourd soaked in water overnight. This process also gives the bitter gourd an extra crunch.  The Yusheng sauce is well balanced with honey allowing only hints of bitter gourd juice to come through, available at $198 only at the TOP of UOB Plaza outlet. 

Solely presented at Si Chuan Dou Hua at PARKROYAL on Beach Road, Executive Sichuan Chef Zeng  Feng’s Prosperity Beef Tongue Yusheng (大吉大利椒麻牛舌捞起) is in itself a picture of celebration.  The huge bloom shaped by braised beef tongue slices get all the attention, but watch out also for the pseudo beef tongues — actually celtuce sliced thinly and nicely curled up at the base of the plate.

Chef Zeng Feng says, “Celtuce is referred to as beef tongues in the olden days. This dish,  quintessentially Si Chuan in style and flavour, is, in essence, a cold appetiser dish. The salad vegetables  and celtuce add textures and a refreshing mouthfeel, the bit of spice just enough to freshen you up.”  Available at $98 per order only at Si Chuan Dou Hua at PARKROYAL on Beach Road.

Prosperity Exotic Garden with Bolete Mushroom in Homemade Bolete Mushroom and  Osmanthus Sauce (金牛发财大捞生) is a healthy composition put forth by Executive Cantonese Chef  Leung Wing Chung, who is helming the kitchen at the newly refurbished Si Chuan Dou Hua at  PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road.

Prosperity Exotic Garden with Spiky Sea Cucumber from the Si Chuan Dou Hua menu
Prosperity Exotic Garden with Bolete Mushroom in Homemade Bolete  
Mushroom and Osmanthus Sauce ( 金牛发财大捞生)

An ensemble of more than 10 types of fresh vegetables such as green and red lettuce, red and yellow beetroot, turnip, soybean sprouts, kelp, cucumber, carrot, mango, bamboo pith, this colourful assortment is further dressed with Japanese Matsutake and cordyceps flower. Strips of fresh Cep, also known as the Bolete Mushroom (牛肝菌), specially sourced from Belgium are flown in twice per week. This prized ingredient often seen on menus in fining dining restaurants costs as much as $160  per kg and is known to be one of the finest varieties of mushroom gourmands would appreciate.

Much thought has gone into perfecting an osmanthus sauce that is light yet flavourful and inviting for the senses. To coax the complex fragrance out of the osmanthus, Chef Leung Wing Chung gently boils dried osmanthus over a small fire for an hour, then tops it off with homemade vegetable stock and injects extra bite and an earthy scent into this Yusheng sauce with Cep bits.

Chef Leung Wing Chung says, “I have noticed that healthier options excite diners more than ever.  Rather than to top off the Yusheng with beef to celebrate the year of the Ox, I have specially sourced  for fresh cep, called 牛肝菌 in Chinese, all the way from Europe to make this a healthier toss.”

He has chosen to plate Yusheng in a deep bowl sitting on top of a bed of dry ice. “The server adds a  splash of water and the dish comes alive. Like the cow’s breath that has rocked the skies.” He laughs,  “An actual spin on the bowl just before you toss puts you in a joyful mood, so toss and spin you will,  and get set to receive showers of blessings.”

A bevy of textures and colour on its own, upsize this Yusheng the way you want by adding fish, abalone or lobster sashimi. If you fancy, all of the above for your celebrations! Otherwise, this vegetarian-friendly Yusheng makes a lovely treat for veggie lovers and may well stay on the menu as your favourite appetiser dish on your next visit to the restaurant. Available from $98, only at Si Chuan Dou Hua at  PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road. 

Festive Takeaways 

Fill yourself with the comfort and joy of good food even at home. If you have chosen to celebrate the reunion with your loved ones at home this festive season, take pleasure in Si Chuan Dou Hua’s Treasures Chinese New Year Takeaway Set from January 11 to February 26.

Priced at $468+, the Treasures Chinese New Year Takeaway Set will be available at all three Si Chuan  Dou Hua outlets. Each set, good for 4 people, consists of six courses, the festive Yusheng, Pen Cai,  two main dishes, a rice or noodle dish and a Nian Gao treat. The two main dishes will reflect the specialty of chefs at different outlets. Orders can now be made on the Oddle platform for takeaways and home deliveries. Collection of orders can be made from 11 Jan 2021 at all Si Chuan Dou Hua outlets. 

11. An Ode to Spring over Bountiful Feasts at Marina Bay Sands

Marina Bay Sands’ celebrity chef and signature restaurants are set to ring in a season of celebrations with abundant Lunar New Year feasts. Look forward to reunions over an array of dining options, from superior double-boiled soups and timeless CNY classics at Mott 32, to an oriental-inspired set menu at  Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay and a month-long Lunar New Year-themed line-up at RISE.

For the first time, restaurants like CUT by Wolfgang Puck and Mott 32 will also be offering CNY  takeaway specials, alongside novel CNY-themed cakes and baked goodies from Origin + Bloom

For a full line-up of Lunar New Year dining specials, visit marinabaysands.com/festivedining.

Black Tap 

Black Tap Chinese New Year Specials

Black Tap Singapore celebrates Chinese New Year with three brand new treats, available from  1 to 28 February. Traditional soup dumplings (or xiao long bao) are reimagined in The XLB Burger  (S$25++), featuring a crispy fried pork scallion croquette packed with savoury pork broth, topped with soy pickled carrots, chilies and a drizzle of tangy ginger vinaigrette. Also not to be missed is  The Golden Boy (S$15++), a flavourful snack of crispy deep-fried pork belly tossed in golden garlic soy, topped with cilantro and red chillies. Mark an auspicious start to the Lunar New Year with The Huat Shake (S$23++), a pineapple-based milkshake with a vanilla frosted rim filled with butter cookie crumbs, pineapple puree, a pineapple ice-cream sandwich, crispy coconut wafers,  golden chocolate coins, red sprinkles and caramel drizzle.

For reservations, call 6688 9957 or visit marinabaysands.com/restaurants/black-tap.

Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay

Dine and celebrate with a mesmerising view of the Marina Bay waterfront promenade at Bread Street Kitchen

Jazz up Chinese New Year celebrations with a feast at Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon  Ramsay, as the award-winning restaurant presents a four-course CNY menu (from S$149++ for two), available on 11 February for dinner and all day on 12 February. Begin the feasting with a  refreshing smoked salmon salad with orange and sesame dressing, before a hearty course of fettuccine pasta with Chinese five-spice marinated oxtail ragout, broccolini, pecorino cheese. For mains, diners can choose between a whole baked sea bass doused in Szechuan velouté and topped with crispy puffed rice, or the South Carolina spiced-rub smoked pork ribs with orange &  honey glaze, both served with savoury sides of confit garlic mashed potatoes, honey glazed carrots and seasonal greens. Round up the delectable spread with a dessert platter, which includes the timeless pairing of chocolate and mandarin mousse, orange soda sherbet, and the vanilla cheesecake with kumquat curd and pineapple sorbet.

For reservations, call 6688 5665 or visit marinabaysands.com/restaurants/bread-street-kitchen.

CUT by Wolfgang Puck 

One of CUT’s all-time favourites: baby  chicken cooked on rotisserie with black truffles & natural jus

Usher in the Year of the Ox with one-Michelin starred CUT by Wolfgang Puck’s first-ever  Chinese New Year takeaway set menu (S$888+). A lavish spread for five pax, the family-style menu stars CUT’s unique rendition of traditional yu sheng with big eye tuna tataki, alongside four premium starters which include kaluga caviar (50gm) lemon-herb blinis and Maryland blue crab cake with heirloom tomato relish and basil aioli. For entrées, tuck into bountiful sharing mains of  CUT’s signature USDA prime porterhouse (1kg), baby chicken cooked on a rotisserie with black truffles and natural jus, as well as a magnificent roasted whole Iberico pork rack (700g) with apple apricot “moustarda”. The menu also includes a selection of three premium sides such as peewee potatoes, “patatas bravas”, garlic aioli and wild field mushrooms, shishito peppers. For a sweet ending, indulge in CUT’s freshly baked pineapple tarts. Available only from 11 to 13 February, the takeaway menu requires advance order a day before collection.

For booking, call 6688 8517 or email [email protected].

db Bistro & Oyster Bar

db Bistro & Oyster Bar is set to usher the Year of the Ox with a series of CNY specials (from L-R): spicy Maine  lobster with sauce “Americaine”; lo hei; double boiled ox tail for two

Gather your family and friends for a celebratory Lunar New Year feast at db Bistro & Oyster Bar, as the restaurant composes an a la carte menu inspired by fresh ingredients of the season.  Savour the restaurant’s lo hei (S$18++ per pax; minimum two pax) featuring thick slices of fresh  Tasmanian sea trout and hamachi, as well as the signature salt-baked branzino for two (S$88++),  accompanied by appetising ginger and scallion relish. The star of the menu is db Bistro’s double-boiled oxtail for two (S$98++) – a comforting stew of oxtail, short ribs and rich bone marrow served with seasonal vegetables and natural bouillon. Other highlights include the spicy  Maine lobster with sauce “Americaine” (S$90++), foie gras fried rice (S$45++) and flower crab bisque (S$30++). For dessert, enjoy the menu-exclusive coconut-pineapple rice pudding  (S$15++) coupled with a refreshing scoop of coconut lime sorbet, or delight in five-spiced madeleines (S$8++). This special menu will be available from 11 to 13 February, in addition to the restaurant’s regular dinner menu.

Reservations are required, and menus are subject to seasonal availability. For reservations, call  6688 8525 or visit marinabaysands.com/restaurants/db-bistro-and-oyster-bar.html.

KOMA Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar

KOMA will be offering two splendid versions of yu sheng this Lunar New Year

At KOMA Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar, guests can celebrate the Lunar New Year with their family and friends and usher in prosperity with KOMA’s yu sheng. The restaurant is offering two types of yu sheng this February – one with sliced salmon, tai (sea bream), maguro (tuna),  chuka kurage (seasoned jellyfish) and ikura (roe), and another version with the addition of sliced hamachi (yellowtail). This traditional Chinese New Year dish is priced at S$88++ and S$128++  respectively and is available for both lunch and dinner from 1 to 28 February. 

Reservations are required; call 6688 8690 or e-mail [email protected].

LAVO Italian Restaurant & Rooftop Bar

 One of the CNY specials await at LAVO: lo hei

In February, guests can usher in the Year of the Ox with a memorable Chinese New Year meal  at LAVO as the restaurant offers a special menu with festive staples such as the traditional lo hei (S$18++ per pax; minimum two pax to order) with smoked salmon, abalone and fish skin, a whole  roast suckling pig (S$398++) marinated with five spice and maltose syrup, and served with red  fermented beancurd and lotus leaf rice, as well as a whole red snapper (S$258++) with garlic,  ginger and soy sauce and accompanied with crabmeat angel hair pasta. LAVO’s lo hei will be  available all day, while the whole red snapper and roast suckling pig will be available from 5pm  to 12am from 11 to 13 February (pre-orders are required by 7 February).

Reservations are required at LAVO. For enquiries, pre-orders, or reservations, call 6688 8591 or  email [email protected].

Mott 32

Relish in Mott 32’s traditional Chinese cuisine with its special set menus and yu shengs available for both dine-in and  takeaway

Ring in a prosperous Spring over reunion dinner at Mott 32, which will be presenting two eight-course set menus, available from 11 to 26 February for both dine-in and takeaway (minimum four pax). Priced at $98++ per pax, the first set menu boasts premium dishes such as the nutritious double-boiled abalone, matsuke and chicken soup (松茸鸡炖鲍鱼), stir-fried South Australian scallops, snow fungus, XO sauce (XO 酱炒南澳玉带白木耳), and the deep-fried marble goby with fish sauce (油浸顺壳鱼). Other highlights include a scrumptious BBQ platter (烧腊三品), the traditional wok-fried glutinous rice, Japanese dried shrimp, crispy taro, preserved sausage (樱花 虾糯米饭), and a smoked salmon yu sheng (熏三文鱼鱼生). For dessert, reminisce with the classic festive treat of pan-fried nian gao (凤凰年糕).

Diners can also opt for the superior eight-course menu (S$168++ per pax) featuring extravagant dishes such as the lobster braised in superior stock, broccoli (上汤兰花炖龙虾), braised tiger garoupa (红烧龙虎斑), fish maw, double-boiled fish bone broth, bamboo pith, Chinese cabbage  (菜胆竹笙炖花胶汤), and the abalone yu sheng (鲜鲍鱼鱼生). All dine-in guests who order either of the two special set menus will also enjoy a complimentary serving of eight treasures tea,  glutinous rice ball (八宝茶汤圆).

From 11 to 26 February, families can toss to good fortune for the new year ahead with Mott 32’s line-up of four different yu shengs (发财鱼生), ranging from the classic smoked salmon yu sheng  (熏三文鱼鱼生; S$88++) and vegetarian fruits yu sheng (锦绣水果捞生; S$98++) to premium versions such as the abalone yu sheng (鲜鲍鱼鱼生; S$128++) and live lobster yu sheng (活龙虾 鱼生; S$168++). All yu shengs serve five pax.

For reservations, call 6688 9922 or visit marinabaysands.com/restaurants/mott32.html.

Origin + Bloom

Gift your loved ones Origin + Bloom’s exquisite cakes and novel goodies this Lunar New Year (from clockwise):  firecrackers; lucky fish ingot; fortune cookie; mandarin; ox treasure chocolate box; assorted CNY cookies

Marina Bay Sands’ signature European-inspired patisserie Origin + Bloom is set to impress guests with an array of novel Lunar New Year goodies available from 18 January. Executive pastry chef Antonio Benites reimagines nostalgic flavours in exquisite cakes shaped after iconic  CNY elements and introduces new pastries incorporating his signature French pastry-making techniques.

Available as an individual cake (S$12) and a 500 grams whole cake (S$68), the mandarin is a  delightful treat shaped like the bright orange auspicious fruit. It boasts a unique flavour combination of slow-cooked nectarous French mandarins and silky cottage cheese, complete with mandarin zest, candied lemon peel and pepper. Those who prefer contrasting textures will delight in the fortune cookie (S$10), a cake shaped like the iconic crispy cracker filled with roasted peanut caramel, complemented by velvety almond praline mousse and crunchy cocoa biscuit. Bring extra festive cheer with the creative red firecrackers (S$10), an innovative twist on baked coconut cake.

Families can usher in the Year of the Ox with the dazzling ox treasure chocolate box (S$68), a  treasure trove brimming with golden coin chocolates and coated nuts, or the lucky fish ingot (S$88) filled with merriment of CNY cookies such as kuih kapit and cashew cookies. Three limited-time varieties of freshly baked treats will also be available at the patisserie – look forward to the spicy pork bakkwa croissant (S$5.50), plum blossom danish with raspberry filling (S$4.50)  and ingot brioche pineapple (S$10), a treat inspired by the delicate pineapple tart.

These CNY goodies will be available at Origin + Bloom from now until 26 February, with online pre-orders to begin by early February via marinabaysands.com/restaurants/origin-and-bloom.  From now until 26 February, Sands Rewards LifeStyle members are eligible to receive a 20 per cent discount. From 24 January to 25 February, members can also receive up to 20 per cent earnings from Sundays to Thursdays, and 10 per cent earnings on the remaining days.

For enquiries, call 6688 8588 or email [email protected]

RISE

Have an abundant and surplus new year over RISE’s month-long Lunar New Year specials

RISE will be ushering in the Spring festival with a glorious line-up of international cuisines for the heartiest reunions over lunch and dinner from 25 January to 26 February (from S$70++ per adult;  S$25++ per child*). Dished in a la carte style and served tableside, these limited-time highlights include crispy roast suckling pig, barbecue honey pork ribs, roast soy sauce chicken, and the traditional braised sea cucumber with jade abalone, Chinese mushrooms and broccoli. Guests can also enjoy RISE’s signature dishes, such as the Singapore chilli crab with mantou, steamed halibut cooked in Hong Kong style sauce, garlic confit pork belly with roasted sweet potato and broccolini and the alluring seafood platter served with Canadian snow crab, tiger prawns, scallops on the half shell and mussels. For dessert, enjoy varieties such as Osmanthus jelly, mandarin orange sorbet, durian cream cheesecake to the nostalgic deep fried nian gao. The restaurant will also offer prosperous yu sheng in two sizes – medium (S$19.80++; ideal for four pax) or large (S$38.80++; ideal for eight pax). 

* From 25 January to 26 February, Sands Rewards LifeStyle members can enjoy 20 per cent discount, 20 per cent earnings on all weekdays except 11 and 12 February, and 10 per cent earnings on weekends, 11 and 12 February.

For reservations, call 6688 5525 or visit marinabaysands.com/restaurants/rise

Yardbird Southern Table & Bar

Classic American restaurant Yardbird Southern Table & Bar is presenting an East meets West  Lunar New Year a la carte menu with cocktail pairing (S$15++ per glass; U.P. S$22++ per glass)  from 10 to 12 February, available for lunch and dinner. Begin with the contemporary grilled asparagus and pork crackling salad (S$18++), and pair it with the refreshing Southern Revival,  an American whiskey-based cocktail that boasts a pleasant floral acidity from passionfruit, lemon and basil ginger ale. Tuck into the limited-time soulful deep south ramen (S$39++) featuring dark and smokey chicken broth accompanied by a classic American pickled relish, pickled okra, crispy mushroom tempura, salted duck yolk deviled egg and smoked trout roe. This dish pairs perfectly with the Southern Peach, a whiskey-based concoction with white peach and the iconic sweet tea.  Opt for a sharing portion of the classic American rendition of suckling pig (S$45++) served in white corn pancake, citrus demi, grilled orange and fresh coriander, and elevate it with the  Yardbird Old Fashioned, a bacon-infused American whiskey with maple syrup. Complete the feast with a refreshing chocolate sphere (S$18++) filled with silky tangerine mousse atop almond sponge cake, tangy lime granite and delectable chocolate pearls. Indulge in an after-meal sensation with the East to West Sour, a delightful concoction of Japanese whiskey and American whiskey-infused in dark chocolate, yuzu, lemon, earl grey tea, egg white and bitters. 

For reservations, call 6688 9959 or visit marinabaysands.com/restaurants/yardbird-southern table-and-bar.

12. PAZZION Café Rings in the Year of the Ox with a Special Bak Kwa Pasta Dish and Iced Pu-erTea Combo

Prosperity Bak Kwa Pasta $18
Prosperity Bak Kwa Pasta $18

Good things come in pairs! And this Chinese New Year, PAZZION Café launches its Double Happiness Combo menu that brings diners twice as much joy, prosperity and blessings to last you through the Year of the Ox! So, let the feasting and celebration begin!

Both PAZZION and Bee Cheng Hiang have been recognised with the ‘Made with Passion’ brand mark in a strong bid to support local businesses thereby encouraging a trend of #localforlocal. ‘Made with Passion’ is a joint national marketing initiative by Enterprise Singapore, Singapore Tourism Board and the Singapore Brand Office to instil appreciation and support for enterprising and inspiring local brands.

Bee Cheng Hiang, Singapore’s favourite bak kwa brand is known for its daily, freshly made, grilled bak kwas that are hand-crafted and smoked for hours over slow-burning flames of charcoal using traditional bamboo sieves.

The bak kwa is made with 100% natural ingredients without added meat tenderizer, preservatives, artificial flavouring or colouring and MSG since their inception in 1933 till date.

In a special collaboration with Bee Cheng Hiang, PAZZION Café introduces the Prosperity Bak Kwa Pasta ($18) featuring al dente aglio olio, packed with the irresistible aroma of garlic and chilli flakes. Generous strips of Bee Cheng Hiang’s caramelised and savoury quality, hand-grilled sliced pork bak kwa in the pasta are added to complete the mouth-watering, East-meets-West dish that is garnished with gourmet bak kwa for finishing touch! Perfect for pasta and bak kwa lovers, this hearty creation symbolises the welcoming of good fortune and happiness in the new year.

Feel the blessings flow as you enjoy a relaxing time at PAZZION Café (with an unobstructed view of the Jewel Rain Vortex) this Chinese New Year with your loved ones and friends. Complement your meal with the specially-brewed Oriental Blessings Tea ($6.80)  – Pu-er tea infused with red dates that give a natural sweetness. This refreshing iced drink is topped with fresh mandarin orange cream foam and garnished with slivers of orange peel and goji berries to make it picture-perfect for the gram. So, here’s a toast to a health-TEA and beautiful 2021!

PAZZION Café’s Double Happiness Combo, that includes the Prosperity Bak Kwa Pasta and Oriental Blessings Tea, is priced at $20.80, and will be available from 15 January to 28 February 2021. The pasta and tea can also be ordered individually at $18.00 and $6.80 respectively.

Find PAZZION Café on: https://www.pazzion.com/Café

13. SCS Launches First-ever Range of Chinese New Year Goodies

For the first time ever, SCS is going beyond serving the daily households and home bakers’ needs for their favourite butter. In an unprecedented step of product innovation with these delightful festive treats, SCS aims to invoke the taste of tradition with its range of  Pineapple Tarts, Butter Cookies, and an Ox-picious Gift Set!

You’ve probably seen your friends bake their annual ‘Special Pineapple Tarts’ with SCS butter, and gloating all about how soft, buttery fragrant they are over family gatherings and Social Media – but perhaps much less to offer them with. Look no further, for this coming Lunar New Year, SCS is your saviour!

With Chinese New Year gatherings in 2021 limited to small gatherings because of Covid-19 public health measures, it may be harder for families to get together and enjoy festive goodies. But SCS is hoping its range of goodies can help to still bring festive cheer to families during these unusual times.

Whether it is a gift to a neighbour or to loved ones overseas, SCS’ premium quality tarts and cookies are sure to bring a smile and are the perfect gifts of love. Made with the familiar quality taste of SCS butter,  these treats fill any room with the perfect buttery aroma. Invoking a sense of nostalgia with every melt-in-your-mouth bite, these treats are so irresistibly addictive you won’t stop at one tin.

In line with its legacy of 115 years as a homegrown brand, SCS has curated a range of premium quality  Pineapple Tarts and Butter Cookies manufactured locally; in bringing a taste made for Singaporeans, by fellow Singaporeans. These are lovingly made to recreate the fond memories, back when the family used to bake together as an activity, or the tireless sister who would toil for hours in the kitchen and emerge with golden brown tarts for everyone.

Every story has its own uniqueness, and SCS aims to celebrate nostalgia by invoking the taste of tradition, perfected with SCS butter.

In furthering the spirit of gifting, SCS has developed the perfect gift for your family, friends, and loved ones. Add a little colour and freshness to your regular gifts of BBQ pork or tidbits, with our premium gift set today! Encompassing 2 regular tins, it comes with double the joys of fragrant buttery Pineapple Tarts,  and Cranberry Butter Cookies for that added crisp! It’s an Ox-picious match!

With its premium look and melt in your mouth goodness, SCS goodies make the perfect gift choice for your loved ones this Lunar New Year.

SCS’ range of festive pineapple tarts and cookies are also Halal Certified. 

WHERE CAN I GET THEM

SCS goodies are affordably priced to cater to the majority of Singaporeans and their purchasing budget for Chinese New Year. As more are turning to options from the supermarkets, we have tied up exclusively  to launch this ALL-NEW range with NTUC FairPrice.  

What this means is: SCS festive goodies are only available in NTUC FairPrice stores (Xtra, Finest,  FairPrice), and selected Cheers outlets island-wide!

You can also find these goodies on FairPrice Online, FairPrice’s E-commerce platform.

14. Stamford Catering Launches Ten New Menu Dishes Perfect For An Ebullient Celebration For The Year Of The Ox

Reunion dinners are cherished get-togethers and a celebratory annual affair with family and loved ones to mark the beginning of a new year and therefore they deserve a  feast with the absolute best. Make this an opportunity to impress your family and guests with an array of mouth-watering Chinese classics as well as some new creations to tease their appetite! Tantalise your palate with ten new, must-try dishes introduced this year, and find comfort in the familiar with all-time favourite items from their astounding variety of yu sheng, seafood, meat, vegetables, rice and noodle dishes: Stamford Catering puts that extra care for party planners to pull together an extraordinary banquet no matter the size of the group!

Let your tongue rollick in a profusion of flavours and textures with the exquisite Pun Choy, also known as Prosperity Treasure Pot. A classic staple for special occasions especially during Lunar New  Year, this iconic Chinese communal dish shared among family and friends symbolises unity,  cooperation and to bring individuals fortune and luck.

Prosperity Treasure Pun Choy (Vegetarian) - $58.80+ for 10pax
Prosperity Treasure Pun Choy (Vegetarian) – $58.80+ for 10pax

Starting from an affordable price of $58.80+, choose from five colossal Pun Choy perfect for sharing with 8 to 10 persons. Layered with premium seafood and an assortment of meat, this traditional dish will whet the appetites of both young and old. For vegetarians, the Prosperity Treasure Pun  Choy delivers satisfying flavour and mouthful bites that will make you go for seconds. 

Each Pun Choy will come with a complimentary clay pot worth $20.

CHINESE NEW YEAR REUNION BUNDLE DEALS

For those who desire to indulge their loved ones, Stamford Catering is offering three types of bundle deals to cater to different budgets: choose from the Spring Blessing Bundle, Happiness Bundle or  Golden Harvest Bundle priced at $168+, $238+ and $308+ respectively.

For hosts who desire to top off an immaculately planned dinner, the Golden Harvest Bundle menu features a Superior Fortune Abalone Treasure Pun Choy that is perfect for setting the extravagant tone of your banquet. Packed with abalone, shark fin, ginseng, sea cucumber, fish maw, conpoy,  prawn and duck, this cornucopia of premium ingredients represents the love and esteem that the host has for his/her loved ones.

BENTO SETS

Bento

Celebrating Lunar New Year in the office is convenient with bento boxes from Stamford Catering!  These sets are individualised portions of the Fortune, Blossom and Bountiful menus, so diners can expect the same gourmet quality in every bite. Each bento is chock-full of flavours and it comes with a complimentary dessert to complete a delectable meal on a sweet note.

MINI FEASTS AND PARTY SETS

Bountiful Menu
Bountiful Menu

No matter the size of your dinner party, the Fortune, Blossom and Bountiful mini feasts and party sets take the guesswork out of ordering the suitable quantity of food to satisfy even the hungriest of guests!

Stamford Catering’s 2021 Chinese New Year menu is now available for online ordering at  www.stamfordcs.com.sg. You may also contact their customer service at 6852 3338 or  [email protected].

Enjoy 8% off the food bill when you place an order using the promo code “CNY888” from now till 31 January 2021. This Early Bird special will only be applicable for bookings made for delivery between  28 January to 28 February 2021. Not valid in conjunction with other discounts or promotions.

15. Conrad Centennial Singapore – Auspicious and Delicious Chinese New Year 2021

Auspicious and Delicious

Step into the Year of the Ox with authentic and nostalgic flavours served at the Golden Peony. Like a charging bull full of vitality and strength, we are doing a refreshing take on the iconic Yu Sheng.  Toss to new heights with our Fortune Ox Yu Sheng that feature tender strips of pan-fried Wagyu Beef served with seasonal greens instead and complimented with our homemade sour plum sauce. Other festive offerings range from Baked Spare Ribs with Red Glutinous sauce to Steamed Sliced Giant Grouper, topped with our secret Capsicum and Preserved Chili Sauce

Venue: Golden Peony, Level 3

Available: 18th January – 26th February 2021

  • Lunch: 11:30am – 2:30pm
  • Dinner: 6:30pm – 10:30pm

Chinese New Year Eve Dinner: 11th February 2021 (2 seating)

  • First seating: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Second seating: 8:30pm – 10:30pm

For more information or for reservations, please call +65 6432 7482 / 88 or email [email protected]

“Niu” Year “Niu” Experience

Our Oscar’s offering this Lunar New Year is a foodie’s dream with dishes such as Chinese Sausage Lotus Leaf Rice, the dried version of Bak Kut Teh with Cuttlefish and Tea Glazed Smoke Duck.  As it is the year of the Ox, on 11th – 13th February we have a host of specialty beef dishes including Tangerine Beef with Egg Fried Rice, Roast Striploin as well as Wok-Tossed Beef with Rice Cakes.

Venue: Oscar’s, Level 1

Available:  1st – 10th February, 14th – 28th February 2021

  • Monday to Friday Lunch: (12pm – 2:30pm) S$59++per person
  • Saturday Lunch: (12pm – 2:30pm) S$79++ per person
  • Monday to Thursday Dinner: (6pm – 10:30pm) S$69++ per person
  • Friday, Saturday and Sunday Dinner: (6pm – 10:30pm) S$79++ per person

 Available: 11th – 13th February 2021

  • Lunch (12pm – 2:30pm) – S$88++per person
  • Dinner (6pm – 10:30pm) – S$108++ per person

 For more information or to make a reservation, please call 6432 7481 / 63 or email [email protected]

Home for Chinese New Year

While Chinese New Year is one of the most wonderful time of the year, prepping for it can be a hassle. Thankfully, we have an array of take-home lunar offerings to save you the trouble of cooking yet having the occasion to feast with your loved ones delicacies and signature dishes befitting the festivities.

Venue: Golden Peony, Level 3

Available: 18th January – 26th February 2021

For more information or to order, please call +65 6432 7482 / 88 or email [email protected]

Gifts of Love and Prosperity

Be ready for the annual house visit this Chinese New Year with more than the usual mandarin oranges. Gift our Conrad Goodies that will not only please anyone on your visiting list, but they will be appreciative of it.

Venue: The Terrace, Level 1

Available:  18th January – 26th February 2021

  • Self-Collection: 18th January – 26th February 2021, 10am to 8pm at The Terrace
  • Delivery: 18th January – 26th February 2021, from 12pm to 6pm
  • Delivery Charge: S$30 Nett per location within Singapore, excluding Gated or Restricted Areas/Zones

For more information or to order your Chinese New Year goodies, please call 6432 7486 / 9 or email [email protected]

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Katherine Sng

Katherine Sng

I am a single mother living in Singapore. I am an advocate of living a healthy lifestyle through exercise; eating right; keeping a positive and youthful outlook of life; and, to live vicariously while you can. When not spending time watching Bubba grow, I am catching up on the latest news and entertainment gossip. I strongly believe that empowerment is possible for anyone, as long as they believe in themselves and the people around them.

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