LUNAR GOODIES SET
Why enjoy one type of Chinese New Year goodies when you can have a slew? Yan Ting has put together lavish baskets of festive snacks, which includes cashew nuts and even Chinese pu-er tea. For an even more indulgent celebration, opt for the restaurant’s bespoke hamper, which comes with delicacies including wild ginseng root and nourishing lingzhi soup.
Yan Ting, Level 1U The St. Regis Singapore, 29 Tanglin Road, Tel: 6506 6887
Blue Lotus by the Emmanuel Stroobant Group creates a medley of sweet and savoury flavours in its signature yusheng, which comprises tea-smoked salmon, crunchy Japanese cabbage, crackling salmon skin and crispy white bait, and is served in a wok. Dig in and stir up prosperity to new heights this Lunar New Year.
Blue Lotus, #01-13 Quayside Isle, 31 Ocean Way, Tel: 6339 0880
LingZhi Vegetarian Restaurant by the Tunglok Group has rolled out its vegetarian-friendly — but no less tempting — version of pen cai, which contains deep-fried beancurd, taro and mock abalone. This way, those abstaining from meat can still join in the festive feasting.
LingZhi Vegetarian Restaurant, #05-01 Liat Towers, 541 Orchard Road, Tel: 6734 3788
Known for its delectable Cantonese fare, Regent’s Summer Palace joins in the festivities with its mouth-watering concoction of braised bird’s nest with lobster. The thick soup is filled with succulent chunks of lobster meat and comes topped with gold foil for a luxurious touch.
Summer Palace, Regent Singapore, 1 Cuscaden Road, Tel: 6725 3288/6725 3289
Jiang-Nan Chun restaurant at the Four Seasons has put an extra-prosperous spin on the traditional nian gao (steamed cake) by crafting it as a pair of beautifully sculpted, gold-flaked fish, which symbolises good luck.
Jiang-Nan Chun, Four Seasons Hotel Singapore, 190 Orchard Boulevard, Tel: 6831 7220
Chocolates are sure to sweeten up any occasion — and that surely goes the same for the Lunar New Year. Start the celebrations on an auspicious note with Grand Hyatt’s festive praline set, which comprises 100 dark, milk and white chocolate pieces embossed with etymological variations of the Chinese character “fu” (which means prosperity). The pralines contain six types of fillings such as cognac, peanut butter and earl grey.
Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road, Tel: 6887 5492, email@example.com
If you can’t get enough of cornflake cookies, try Marriott’s bak kwa-infused reinterpretation of the perennial favourite. The hotel’s rendition features sweet chunks of barbequed pork embedded inside crumbly, moreish cookies, creating a delicious blend of flavours.
Singapore Marriott Hotel, 320 Orchard Road, Tel: 6831 4708
Cupcakes may not be a usual Lunar New Year snack but Gourmet Carousel is giving a reason to make an exception this year. Its adorable cupcakes, topped with sheep and cheongsam icing designs, have been crafted in flavours of chocolate and pistachio, as well as dried longan and wolfberries.
Gourmet Carousel, Royal Plaza on Scotts, 25 Scotts Road, Tel: 6589 7788