10 Popular Chinese Eateries in Singapore to Have Your CNY Meals in 2023


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Chinese New Year is coming earlier in 2023, which means for all the unmarried people out there, you will be getting your angbaos earlier. 

Of course, Chinese New Year is not just about collecting angbaos, but spending a good time with your family over a scrumptious feast.

Here are some of the best Chinese restaurants in Singapore to have your reunion dinner in 2023. Remember, it is always better to make your bookings early because the early bird catches the worm. 

Feng Xiang Bak Kut Teh

Feng Xiang Bak Kut Teh is a local food and beverage (F&B) enterprise that specialises in their Klang-Style Herbal Bak Kut Teh and fried porridge.

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With Chinese New Year around the corner, they launched their Prosperity Treasure Pot (Pen Cai), Prosperity Spring Set, and their Prosperity Smoked Salmon YuSheng.

The Prosperity Treasure Pot (S$228 for five people) consists of premium ingredients including abalone, sea cucumber, and Canadian scallops. The gravy is stored in a separate thermal flask so it is kept warm.

The Prosperity Spring Set (S$228 for five people) comprises delectable dishes including the fish maw and crab meat soup, speciality roast chicken, and roasted pork ribs.

Enhance the goodness with the Prosperity Smoked Salmon YuSheng (S$58).

Save the hassle of cooking your reunion meal and impress your guests at the same time. 

Red Star Restaurant 

As a Gen Z, this was the restaurant that my parents and grandparents would go to every Chinese New Year. Generations of Singaporeans flock to Red Star Restaurant for its classic Chinese delicacies.

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We call it the OG Chinese restaurant in Singapore since it has been operating for over 40 years. It is located on the 7th floor of Block 54 Chin Swee Road, which can form queues down the HDB staircase during its peak hours.

Red Star restaurant is well-known for its push cart dim sum, which is an option you can consider to have for your reunion dinner, apart from basic Chinese dishes.

We recommend trying out the taro horns (S$4.90++ for three pieces), salted egg buns (S$5.10++ for three pieces), and carrot cake (S$4.90++ for three pieces).

They also have individual Cantonese dishes, including Hor Fun (S$7++), fish head with winter melon (S$28++), and spare ribs (S$14++).

Address: 54 Chin Swee Road, #07-23, Singapore 160054

Mouth Restaurant 

Mouth Restaurant is another OG Chinese restaurant. Does anyone remember queueing outside Mouth Restaurant located at the Old Chinatown point before it was relocated?

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Those were the days when they still used push carts to serve their dim sum. After relocating to Airview building, which is not too far from Chinatown Point, they have upgraded their menu.

 

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Their specialities include their Peking duck with skin with egg crepes (from S$25.90++), salted toman fish slice (S$16.90++), and roast pork belly (S$16++).

You can also check out their Chinese New Year set menus, starting from S$218++ for two people.

Address: 38 Maxwell Road, #01-01/02 Airview Building, Air View Building, Singapore 069116

5 on 25

For more atas families, check out 5 on 25 at Andaz. 

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They believe in the harmony of five flavours: Salty, Spicy, Sour, Sweet, and Bitter.

But for noobs like myself who cannot take spice, most of the time, we will only get to savour the four other flavours. 

Helmed by Chef Lim Hong Lih, 5 on 25 has its interpretation of Chinese cuisine, which is a mix of classic and inventive dishes.

Their highlights include the Braised Hokkaido Scallops with Ee-Fu Noodles and Truffle Sauce (S$38++), Deep-fried Lobster, and Apple with Honey Sauce (S$58++) and Dang Gui Crispy Roasted Duck (from S$45++).

Address: 5 Fraser Street, Level 25 Andaz, Singapore 189354

Hai Tien Lo


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Hai Tien Lo is an award-winning restaurant in Pan Pacific that offers traditional Cantonese dishes with a contemporary twist.

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Do not miss out on their signature dishes, including the Crispy Chicken Smoked with Royal Tie Guanyin (S$32++ for half portion), elevating the taste of this classic dish to the next level.

You can also try out the Double-boiled Fish Maw with Bamboo Pith in Fish Bone Broth (S$68++ per person) and the Stewed Eight Treasure Wagyu Beef Cheeks with Spring Onion and Garlic (S$78++ per portion).

The beef cheeks are marinated for over 7 hours, and the flavour is further amplified by stewing it for hours over a traditional claypot.

Address: 7 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039595


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Jiang Nan Chun 

Jiang Nan Chun embodies the concept of enjoyment and happiness in their food. The restaurant features rustic decorations and authentic Cantonese cuisine.

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For big families looking for a spot to celebrate Chinese New Year, Jiang Nan Chun offers dining meals for up to 10 people.

You know, the round tables where everyone sits around like those at weddings. 

Their Chinese New Year set meals prices start from S$148++ per person, it might be a little steep, but you know you are getting the real deal here. 

Address: 190 Orchard Boulevard, Singapore 248646


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Yan Ting

Yan Ting features a gastronomic fine dining experience of Cantonese cuisine. It is where modern meets tradition, and you can choose to have your meals in a semi-private and private dining room.

Their speciality would be the hairy crab (from S$148++ per person), which is sweet, tender, and buttery.

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We recommend trying out the Hairy Crab set menu (S$228++ per person), and some dishes will incorporate the sumptuous hairy crab meat.

Address: 29 Tanglin Road, The St. Regis Singapore, Level 1U, Singapore 247912

Silk Road 

Silk Road showcases an extensive collection of dishes that are suitable for group gatherings and casual dining.


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Prices for their Chinese New Year set meals start from S$78++ per person, and you can expect to be served dishes like Crispy Roasted Chicken with Sichuan sauce, Mala spiced deep-fried prawns and Prosperity Salmon Yu Sheng.

Address: 165 Tanjong Pagar Road, Level 2 Amara Singapore, Singapore 088539

Swatow Seafood

Swatow Seafood is undoubtedly famous for its healthy and fresh seafood and Teochew cuisine.

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Besides seafood delicacies in the evening, they also offer dim sum in the day.

They are offering early bird takeaway promotions at S$328+ for five people.


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This includes dishes like the fragrant glutinous rice with preserved sausage, swatow herbal chicken, and their prosperity smoke salmon yusheng.

Address: 181 Lor 4 Toa Payoh, #02-602, Singapore 310181

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Crystal Jade 

Crystal Jade is no stranger if you are a fan of Chinese cuisine. Did you know that they are a Singapore-based culinary brand?

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No doubt, they are highly raved by their fans because of the scrumptious spread they offer.

Prices start from S$168++ per person, and there are set menus for up to 10 people.


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So, if you want to bring your boyfriend or girlfriend, there will be seats for them. 

Address: Multiple outlets 

In the meantime, lest you didn’t know, the reason why this year’s prices are much higher is due to this reason:

 

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