Get us in your inbox

Search
Golden Pillow 933
Photograph: Golden Pillow 933

The best Chinese New Year takeaways in Singapore

Bring home a bountiful, auspicious meal and ring in the new year with style – and ease.

Dawson Tan
Written by
Dawson Tan
Advertising

It’s time to start getting ready for Lunar New Year and welcome the year of the Tiger – there are rooms to clean, wardrobes to Marie Kondo, and reunion dinners to put together. If you aren’t planning on working up a sweat in the kitchen or looking for a quick toss of a lucky salad, we’ve rounded up some of the best, and auspicious dishes that are available for takeaway. Just place an order in advance and get ready to feast.

RECOMMENDED: For the best Lunar New Year goodies, here's what Time Out tried and our thoughts so you know what, where, and how to get them for your family this festive season.

  • Restaurants
  • Chinese
  • City Hall

Celebrate the arrival of spring in the heart-warming embrace of home with exceptionally-crafted home dining sets and exquisite gourmet delights curated by the 藝 yì culinary team. This 8 pax Decadent Set (from $888) is rich in symbolism and flavour showcasing dishes such as Organic Eggplant with Japanese Sea Urchin in Vinegar Dressing, Steamed Cod Fish with Spring Onion, Ginger & Brown Bean Paste, and Steamed Jasmine Rice with Chinese Goose Liver Sausages & Preserved Meats. Indulge in the highly–raved Prosperity Seafood Treasure Pot, a delectable trove of 10-head abalones, scallops, dried oysters and other delicacies simmered to perfection. You can also opt to enhance the feast with the Prosperity Yu Sheng highlighting rich smoky flavours from the Spanish Ibérico ham, tuna sashimi and honey melon.

Order here

  • Restaurants
  • Chinese
  • Orchard

The Summer Palace – one of the grandes dames of Singapore Cantonese restaurants – has truly opulent takeaway sets that are elegantly presented in striking red tingkats (tiffin carriers) for an elegant yet convenient reunion dinner. This year, 3 different sets varying in quality ingredients used all feature the mainstay appetiser that is Crispy Salted Egg Fish Skin and Jellyfish Prosperity Toss and the luxurious Summer Palace Pen Cai; Abalone, Sea Cucumber, Sea Moss, Roasted Pork, Dried Oyster, Fish Maw, Shiitake Mushrooms, Beancurd Sheets, Chinese Cabbage and Fungus in Festive Pot. What stood out was the blossom set ($788, feeds five) which included a crispy barbeque suckling pig dish that will have you salivating all over upon hearing its crunch.

Order here

Advertising
  • Restaurants
  • Chinese
  • Orchard

The stalwart fine dining restaurant of Singapore-based Chinese culinary group, Crystal Jade CNY bestseller is back with a Special Take-Home Set Menu ($308) featuring 6 brand new courses that feed up to 5 persons. All of its contents will be conveniently packed in an exquisite customised gift box so it doubles as a thoughtful gift. Start with a zesty Reunion Tiger Prawn Yusheng to usher in the roaring tiger year and mains such as succulent Steamed Salted Chicken with Ginger and Scallion Sauce, fragrant Braised Abalone and Homemade Pipa Beancurd with Black Moss, as well as a new dessert of a fluffy citrusy Gula Melaka Sponge Cake with Walnut to finish.

Order here

  • Restaurants
  • Raffles Place

Best known for their spicy Sichuan dishes served alongside panoramic views of the city, Si Chuan Dou Hua brings a bountiful feast to you this festive period with a Home Reunion Set (from $288, serves up to four). The set includes a Prosperity smoked salmon Yusheng with fresh greens in a refreshing yuzu sauce and a double-boiled French spring chicken soup with black tiger's paw mushroom and conpoy to nourish. Followed by a rich fragrant braised pork knuckle with ten head abalone and steamed glutinous rice with conpoy and waxed mat wrapped in lotus leaf for sustenance. Lastly, eat into a sweet and successful new year with the pan-fried new year cake.

Order here

Advertising
  • Restaurants
  • Chinese
  • Orchard

Renowned for their refined Cantonese and Sichuan cuisine since 1982, Min Jiang presents an abundant feast delivered to your doorstep. Gather the family around and relish in the Braised Boneless Pork Knuckle with Abalone Gold Bags in Pot ($393.76 nett) that serves up to 6 persons. Melt in your mouth and packed with collagen, the Australian pork knuckle is braised
for three hours until it slides off the bone tender alongside 6 other premium seafood and vegetables lavishly highlighting a whole abalone, oysters and sea cucumbers.

Order here.

  • Restaurants
  • Chinese
  • Sentosa

Exuding understated elegance and luxury, the skillfully prepared limited edition Eight Treasures “Fatt Choy” Golden Chocolate Pineapple ($338) by RWS’ Executive Pastry Chef Kenny Kong (江定佳) is one to impress. Expect to find a 1,888-gram chocolate pineapple liberally coated with exuberant 22C coated gold flakes, guaranteed to be the talk of the reunion dinner. Abundance also seems to be the modus operandi at Feng Shui Inn as one can feast on a wide range of exquisite innovative dishes such as prosperity mandarin orange truffle flower pot and gula Melaka yuzu pineapple tarts alongside iconic traditional CNY dishes from Carrot Cake with Conpoy and Chinese Sausage ($68), Golden Nian Gao Roll with Custard ($58, two pcs) and the Golden Ingots Coconut Nian Gao ($38, two pcs).

Order here

Advertising
  • Restaurants
  • Japanese
  • Kallang

Specialising in – you guessed it – uni, Uni Gallery by Oosterbay is the only place in Singapore where you can sample a wide variety of uni from Japan, Russia, Canada and more. This 2022, they came up with yet another Uni & Caviar Sashimi Yusheng Platter (from $128) that casts a spotlight on UNI Gallery’s trifecta of sea treasures. Boasting luscious Canadian Uni, dazzling orbs of Hokkaido Ikura pearls, award–winning Polanco Caviar, rose-shaped sashimi, Kampachi (Amberjack) and Mekajiki (Swordfish), this artfully presented opulent treat is sure to enchant the staunchest of seafood fans. For a fuss–free tossing session, a classic option of the Sashimi Yusheng Platter with Ikura is also available (from $38).

Order here
  • Restaurants
  • City Hall
  • price 2 of 4

Janice Wong kicks off 2022 in style with a brand new store at the revamped i12 Katong as she unveils her Lunar New Year bounty of novel treats. Highlights include a premium assortment of mouth-watering CNY cookies in a tin ($48) to satiate both young and old, love letters with a luscious nutty hazelnut dip ($35), and rich decadent chocolate-coated pineapple tart ($35). Back by popular demand, the exquisite hand-painted Chocolate Koi figurines coated with single-origin Equateur 76 percent dark chocolate filled with praline feuilletine and popping candy ($48 for a set of three).

Pre–Order here now

Advertising
  • Shopping
  • Bedok

It's a fuss-free and classic solution to feeding a family: a giant soft bun with a huge serving of curry inside the loaf. But for Chinese New Year, Golden Pillow 933 has launched the first-ever Golden Dusted Charcoal Pillow Bun with Curry Abalone Chicken – just think of it as a premium (and literal) version of the original Golden Pillow. Each gold-dusted bun comes with five abalones in the thick savoury curry. From $88, you can make it into a set by adding dishes like the Longevity Ee Foo Noodles with Brown and White Shimeiji Mushrooms and complete it with Prosperity Yuzu Plum Sauce Abalone Yusheng with Curry Pok Chui Biscuit. 

Order now

Here's how to have the best Chinese New Year of 2021

  • Restaurants
  • Chinese

Growing up listening to fanciful Lo-Hei sayings, we’re accustomed to how food and its association with auspicious symbolism play a significant role during the traditional festive season. Some believe that the higher the price tag of the foods, the more luck one will receive in return. However, we believe that one can have accessible options without breaking the bank in search of luck. Here are eight lucky dishes and food you must during this roaring Chinese New Year.

RECOMMENDED: The best Chinese New Year snacks for 2022

 

Advertising
  • Restaurants

Mala is all the rage now. From the hotpot soup bases to the fragrant stir-fry dish you can find at most hawker centres these days, the numbing and spicy Chinese sauce that is key to Sichuan and Chongqing cuisine has won the collective hearts and numbed the tongues of Singaporeans everywhere.

Want a hit of spice without committing to a full dish? These mala-flavoured snacks taste close enough to the real deal. Prepare to sweat up a storm – it's always good to have a glass of water on hand too – don't say we didn't warn you!

RECOMMENDED: Unique local snacks to try in Singapore and the best pineapple tarts in Singapore

Recommended

    More on Chinese New Year

      You may also like
        Advertising