Impress your guests by featuring these dishes at your Chinese New Year table. From yu sheng to roast duck, make your table a bountiful one this Year of the Dog.
Eight Treasures Pen Cai from Jade
Celebrate CNY in a lap of luxury with Jade’s sumptuous Eight Treasures Pen Cai ($564.96). The dish is packed with 18 premium ingredients from roasted duck and poached prawns to ten-head abalone and dried scallops. Standout ingredients include handmade fuzhou-style fish balls stuffed with a savoury minced pork and pork belly braised with five-spice.
Available from February 5 to March 2.
Pulled Pork Yu Sheng at The Cavery
Bored of yu sheng with salmon? Switch things up this CNY with the pulled pork yu sheng ($38.80) from The Carvery. The pulled pork is marinated in thyme, rosemary, juniper berries and bay leaves before it’s slow-roasted for four hours. Pile on the fried fish skin, caramelised walnuts, orange pearls as well as the olive oil and white balsamic peach dressing – and you are all set to ring in the new year. Good for a party of four to six people.
Available from January 22 to March 2. Advanced order of three days required.
Pineapple Tarts from Sprmrkt
Make Sprmrkt’s signature pineapple tarts ($28.80 for 42 pieces) a part of your gift arsenal when making house visits this CNY. Impress your relatives with these tiny bites of heaven. The classic treat is given a Vietnamese touch with lemongrass in the pineapple jam. And the crust? A buttery shortcrust pastry perfumed with earl grey tea.
Available from January 25 to February 15. Advanced order of two days required.
Nian Gao from Si Chuan Dou Hua
Adorn your festive spread with Si Chuan Dou Hua’s delightful nian gao aka new year cake. Go for the classic steamed new year cake ($30.82 per kg) with three layers of flavours - traditional, pandan and gula melaka. Another option is the pandan and osmanthus nian gao ($30.82 per kg) prepared with pandan leaves and osmanthus flowers.
Available from January 15 to March 2. Advanced order of three days required.
Herbal Roast Duck from Dian Xiao Er
Dian Xiao Er’s herbal roast duck ($59.80) is a safe bet for any Chinese New Year potluck gathering. Choose the ten wonder herbs sauce prepared with a list of herbs including condonopsis root, foxglove root and licorice root. There's a reason why this dish has been the restaurant's signature offering for years.
Takeaway orders close on February 11, collection on February 15.
Vegetarian Yu Sheng at Peach garden
Chinese New Year is a time of reunion and togetherness – so no one should be excluded from the festivities. Order Peach garden’s new vegetarian yu sheng ($68 for large, $48 for small) for the non-meat eaters in the family. Feast on a healthy mix of ingredients such as julienne vegetables, ginger flower, shredded taro, beetroot, fresh fruits and a zesty chef’s special dressing.
Available from January 8 to March 2. Advanced order of three days required.
Eternal Bliss Platter from Crystal Jade
Perfect as a CNY table centrepiece, Crystal Jade’s Eternal Bliss sampling platter ($38.80) features five homemade delicacies including carrot cake, yam cake, water chestnut cake, egg cake and glutinous rice cake.
Available until February 15.
Pandan Chiffon Cake from Pandan
Pandan cake isn't something you'd typically expect at the table during Chinese New Year but the folks behind Pandan, Andaz Singapore's patisserie, is introducing a Chinese New Year pandan chiffon cake ($5/$15/$35) filled with orange mousse and covered in a vibrant red glaze.
Available until February 26. Advanced order of two days required.