Although the five-person limit will still be in place during the upcoming Chinese New Year season, it certainly has not dampened the CNY spirit.
Of course, an essential part of CNY is the reunion dinner. Though many of us may not be able to gather in large groups at restaurants, there is still the option of having up to five visitors per household for reunion dinner at home.
However, most of us might be wondering the same thing: Walao, damn sian, I don’t want to clean up after spending an entire afternoon in the kitchen cooking.
Well, that’s where food delivery comes to the rescue. After all, what’s better than an entire night of good food and not needing to do the dishes?
In fact, if you’re looking for some good food to splurge on during this special yearly event, we’ve got you covered. Here are our top ten recommendations for your reunion dinner delivery order!
When on the topic of catering or food delivery, Neo Garden is sure to come up in discussion. Choose between over a dozen different sets, or shop from their a la carte menu and there’s surely going to be something for everyone at the table!
Their sets start from five-person portions, perfect if you’re going to have a few family members over. Sets available during the eve of Chinese New Year cost upwards of $351.90, inclusive of GST.
The large menu includes the Auspicious Treasure Pot ($276.06++ with GST) which includes 10-head abalone, sea cucumber and fish maw amongst other ingredients, must-have Truffle Roast Duck ($95.02/piece with GST), new items like Bountiful Yam Puffs with Seafood Treasures ($35.10/15 pieces with GST) and other DIY sets.
There are also vegetarian sets that cost upwards of $179.76 with GST.
With five varieties of yusheng alone, there’s certainly loads of variety available!
(P.S: You can even customise your own yusheng! Talk about a special reunion dinner.)
How to Order/Collect: Fill in your order at their website here. Delivery and self-collection are both available.
Lime Restaurant, while offering the classic reunion dinner dishes like pencai ($318++), yusheng ($48++) and braised sea cucumber ($108++), doesn’t just stop there.
They also provide CNY goodies like pineapple tarts ($40++), as well as more modern treats such as red velvet cheese cookies ($28++).
Additionally, there is a 10% discount running from now until 15 February, making Lime Restaurant a stellar choice if you’re looking for something a little more affordable.
How to Order/Collect: Fill in the order form here before emailing or calling them. Delivery and self-collection are both available.
For those craving Cantonese dishes, Madame Fan’s got you covered.
Combining Cantonese cuisine with a modern flair, Madame Fan is definitely a restaurant worth checking out.
With CNY specialty items such as the Trio of Happiness Poon Choy ($428++) and Prosperity Yu Sheng, Abalone ($148++), expect nothing but the best. The poon choy, for instance, is served with abalone, tiger prawns, poached chicken, roasted duck amongst other ingredients.
Madame Fan also offers various set meals ranging from six to eight courses, and the plethora of dishes is sure to keep everyone at the table happy.
How to Order/Collect: Browse and order from their takeaway/delivery menu here. Delivery and self-collection are both available.
Min Jiang (Goodwood Park Hotel)
With a special festive menu just for the CNY period, Min Jiang at Dempsey Hill offers luxury dishes such as Double-boiled Supreme Bird’s Nest with Crabmeat ($79.20++/portion) and Braised whole Abalone with Sea Cucumber and Black Moss ($96.80++/portion).
The restaurant also offers a range of poultry options such as Legendary Wood-fired Beijing Duck served with Homemade Crepes ($140.80++) and Deep-fried U.S. Kurobuta Pork Cubes with Sweet and Sour Sauce ($35.20++).
How to Order/Collect: Order at their website here. Delivery available.
Hai Tien Lo (Pan Pacific)
Chinese New Year is all about indulgence, and Hai Tien Lo at Pan Pacific definitely seconds that.
For $789.66++, enjoy the multi-course Hai Tien Lo Superior Treasure Set that serves 6. The luxurious set meal includes Fortune Yu Sheng with Classic Whole Abalone and Smoked Salmon as well as the Superior Treasure Pot, which includes eight head whole abalone, dried oyster, pork knuckle and lobster. It also comes with a bottle of Xanadu Exmoor Shiraz, perfect to pair with all the scrumptious food.
Additionally, from now until 15 February, Pan Pacific DISCOVERY and Pan Pacific Privileges members along with selected credit cardholders enjoy exclusive savings of up to 25%.
How to Order/Collect: Place your order here. Delivery and self-collection are both available.
Straits Chinese Nonya Restaurant
Being Singapore’s oldest Peranakan restaurant, Straits Chinese Nonya definitely won’t disappoint if they’re your restaurant of choice.
With a specially curated menu for the festive season, enjoy Peranakan favourites like Ikan Manis and Chendol from set menus starting from $98.88++ for 2 pax.
If you’re looking for pencai to round up your meal, you can get a six-pax serving from them as well for $268++. It even comes with a free claypot that you can keep!
How to Order/Collect: Order through their website. Delivery available.
Ichiban Sushi & Ichiban Boshi
While many of us may be familiar with Ichiban Sushi & Ichiban Boshi’s daily menu, their CNY menu is something to consider for sure as well.
With special sashimi platters ($43.90++) and other dishes curated for your reunion dinners, as well as prosperity bundles ($238++), you’ll get to put a Japanese twist to your reunion dinner.
The prosperity bundles include yusheng and a Japanese Treasure Pot. Dig into sashimi-grade Scallop from Hokkaido, snow crab leg meat and homemade Japanese chashu amongst other fresh ingredients in the Japanese Treasure Pot.
For the sashimi aficionados, you’ll be thrilled to see the amount of sashimi in their yusheng sets and platters, so don’t miss out!
How to Order/Collect: Place your orders here. Delivery and self-collection are both available.
For the adventurous, why not put a modern spin on your traditional reunion dinner with Tablescape’s Lunar New Year menu?
Enjoy tantalising dishes such as their Slow-Cooked Pork Belly with XO-scented Gold Yukon Potato Gratin, Truffle Jus and Roasted Vegetables as well as Mandarin Chocolate Cake with Grand Marnier and Valrhona Chocolate in their five-course Lunar New Year set ($528++ for 6 pax).
Though these aren’t the traditional dishes you might eat during CNY, you’ll definitely find yourself pleasantly surprised with Tablescape’s fusion cuisine.
Additionally, if you’re feeling extra fancy during the CNY period, they also have special Lunar New Year Afternoon Tea Sets ($88++ for 2 pax).
How to Order/Collect: Place your order here. Delivery available.
Attention, all meat lovers: Now’s your time to sink your teeth right into the abundance of roast meat in the various Chinese New Year sets offered by Kam’s Roast.
Get the Kam’s Roast CNY Prosperity Set ($108++), which includes roast duck, char siu and crispy pork belly to satisfy all your meat cravings, or order the Kam’s Treasure Pot ($258++) to share with the whole family.
There is also the option of adding 22-carat French gold flakes on top of your char siu, making it definitely worth the ‘gram.
Kam’s Roast also offers other platters with different types of poultry, so you can choose whichever fits your family’s tastes the most!
How to Order/Collect: Place your order here. Delivery available.
New Fut Kai
For our vegetarian friends, rejoice, as New Fut Kai’s a fully vegetarian restaurant that whips up delectable delights as well.
And even if you’re not vegetarian, you might be tempted to try out their food after seeing the wide variety of dishes and semblance to your normal meat dishes. They are healthier as well, which is always a bonus!
For $208++, you can get their Triple Blessings CNY Set, which includes a mushroom hotpot, pencai and yusheng.
There are other sets available as well, ranging from $305++ to $428++ for seven-course sets. If you’re a meat-eater looking to try something new, New Fut Kai’s definitely a restaurant to consider.
How to Order/Collect: Place your order here. Delivery and takeaway services available.
Armed with this guide, we’re sure you’ll be spoilt for choice. But don’t forget to place your orders before all the delicious food runs out, and stay safe as we usher in the new Lunar year!
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