Besides snacking on all the festive goodies and receiving ‘ang pows’, I believe having an intimate family reunion dinner is the most anticipated time of Chinese New Year. It’s one of the rare occasion where you’ll get to spend some quality time with your loved ones, especially those working or residing in foreign countries. With Chinese New Year in less than a week’s time, I have compiled ‘8 Most Memorable Reunion Dinner’ for you to check out with your family this Chinese New Year. From traditional dishes to unconventional eats, I’ve all you need in this list for a very memorable reunion dinner this year! Now, let the feasting begin!
Bee Heong Palace Restaurant
Championing authentic Hokkien cuisine for 3 generations, be prepared to indulge in a myriad of mouth-watering and traditional Hokkien heritage delights such as Hokkien Pork Belly with Golden Buns, Prawn Ngoh Hiang, Popiah and many more! What’s more! Bee Heong Palace Restaurant has also launched their NEW catering line and that means you can now enjoy all these succulent dishes at the comfort of home! For those having a reunion party at home, you should definitely consider catering food from Bee Heong Palace Restaurant!
Ngoh Hiang is the BEST! Dip them into the sweet sauce for maximum pleasure!!!!
The popiah was so good I brought it back home for my mum to try! And yes, she was singing praises of it. Generous servings and that sambal chilli inside the popiah was 🤤
Hidden within the perfectly fried mantou buns lies a fat, juicy and succulent piece of pork belly! Again, this is IRRESISTIBLE!
Paradise Dynasty is no stranger to many, especially their signature multi-coloured 8 types fusion Xiao Long Bao, La Mian and many other Chinese dishes. Upholding consistency since its inception, Paradise Dynasty is no doubt one of the more popular Chinese restaurant in Singapore. Recently, they have opened a new flagship outlet at Wisma Atrium and as expected, the restaurant is already swarmed with customers. Besides offering new dishes, Paradise Dynasty has also collaborated with Beauty in The Pot to release the limited edition Beauty in The Pot Beauty Collagen Xiao Long Bao. *Enjoy a FREE set of 5 with every 笼 of Speciality Dynasty XLB ordered from now till 31 Jan 2019 and it’s only limited to the first 100 orders!
This is not for sale and it’s only limited to the first 100 orders, so hurry and get your hands on this Beauty Collagen XLB at Paradise Dynasty’s newest outlet at Wisma Atrium!
Another MUST-TRY dish is this Steamed Glutinous Rice stuffed in Red Date! Once you pop one into your mouth, you LEGIT can’t stop!
Song Garden Chinese Restaurant
For a more lavish reunion dinner, Song Garden Chinese Restaurant comes straight to mind. Famed for their Cantonese cuisine, indulge in a luxurious Chinese New Year menu that features salivating dishes such as Braised Lobster with Pumpkin Puree served in Hot Stone Pot and Bacon Scallion Pencil (my FAV), Song Garden Supreme Fortune Pot, Golden Pillow White Pepper Pork Spare Ribs Bun and many more! Trust me, you and your loved ones will definitely be walking out of the restaurant with a very satisfied stomach!
Look at this HUGE Supreme Pen Cai from Song Garden! Filled with so many luxurious ingredients, this dish is a MUST-HAVE at all reunion dinner!
This piping hot and flavoursome Braised Lobster with Pumpkin Puree served in Hot Stone Pot and Bacon Scallion Pencil is definitely the limelight of our meal. So tasty everyone’s was singing praises of it! I’m willing to head back just for this!
This special CNY Golden Pillow White Pepper Pork Spare Ribs Bun is also another dish you need to try!
The Michelin One Star restaurant – Putien is one of my favourite Chinese restaurant for a good family reunion dinner. In fact, I have been patronising the restaurant since my JC days (a good 10 years ago) and I’m still very much impressed with their food today. Some of their signature dishes include the Sweet & Sour Pork with Lychees, Fried Heng Hwa Bee Hoon, Stir-Fried Yam and the list goes on. For Chinese New Year this year, it is a MUST to have their Peng Cai – Pot of Goodies Abalone which can serve either 6 pax ($328++) or 10 pax ($498++) !
Since Putien has so many delectable dishes, here’s a special CNY dish – Pen Cai you need to order here! If I were you, I’ll order the Bee Hoon, Sweet & Sour Pork and Taro!
Not your typical kind of reunion dinner but Yoogane’s special Flaming Chicken can burn all your bad luck (as well as nasty people) away! Only priced at $58++, the Flaming Chicken is a refreshing rendition of Yoogane’s signature Chicken Galbi which is stir-fried together with Chorizo Sausage, Fried Dobboki, Potato Wedges and later drenched with a choice of Galbi (spicy) or Bulgogi (non-spicy) sauce. Dip them into the rich and gooey melted Nacho Cheese for maximum pleasure! Oh yes, remember to get your camera ready for some Flambé action! On top of that, you can participate in Yoogane DIY Yu Sheng contest and win a $100 Yoogane voucher!
Looks good right? Everyone was fighting for the last piece of chicken! Also, the nachos cheese at the side paired so well with the chicken! Once you start, you literally have to force yourself to stop! And yes, remember to video the staff flaming the chicken!
Here’s our DIY Yu Sheng and hopefully we can win the $100 Yoogane vouchers! You should participate too! Win liao confirm Huat this year!
Komyuniti by YOTEL
For an unconventional reunion dinner, you can check out the new Komyuniti nestled within YOTEL. This under-the-radar restaurant in Orchard Road has a nice ambience, delicious Western fusion food and amazing cocktails. I’m also in love with their special, non-greasy and Fresh Lou Hei – Shake-It-Up Prosperity Toss, ranging from $28.80, $38.80 and $48.80 – serves up to 4, 6, 8 respectively! Also, remember to check out the super addictive Brussels Sprouts and Fried Chicken!
I know it’s not your typical kind of Chinese New Year spread but I can assure you the food at Komyuniti is 👍🏻
Fresh Yu Sheng at the restaurant! Loving the Salted Egg Fish Skin!
My FAV dish from Komyuniti! Crispy Fried Chicken with flavoursome Sweet Potato Mash!
Yan Cantonese Cuisine
Heard so many positive reviews about Yan Cantonese Cuisine (as well as recommendations) and I’m so glad I FINALLY tried it myself. How did I not know about this place previously? Nestled within National Gallery Singapore, this modern Chinese restaurant is famed for their delicate Cantonese delicacies and TRUST ME, it’s the perfect venue for a intimate reunion dinner! Some of the MUST-TRY CNY dishes include their super nutritious and comforting Superior Chicken Broth with Fish Maw, Signature Roast Crispy Suckling Pig, and Steamed Half Lobster with 18yrs Nu Er Hong Rice Wine (my FAV)!
The restaurant already got me so excited (read: impressed) with the presentation of their Lou Hei – Kaleidoscope of Prosperity (nice name too) which comes with crispy fried vermicelli, sliced red, green and
yellow capsicum, pickled ginger, pickled Japanese radish, red cabbage, cucumber, fried taro, crispy youtiao, sesame, bakkwa, gold flakes, dressed with soy sauce, lime juice, sliced lemon leaves and peanut oil. Creative isn’t it?
This nourishing Superior Chicken Broth with Fish Maw was so good I honestly don’t mind having another serving of it!
Steamed Half Lobster with 18yrs Nu Er Hong Rice Wine was definitely one of my FAVOURITE at Yan Cantonese Cuisine. Lobster was really fresh and sweet. Pour that Nu Er Hong Rice Wine over it for maximum pleasure!
Can never resist a crackling pig during Chinese New Year and I’m loving the rendition over here! A MUST to order this! And there’s 3 different methods to eat it!
For a unique reunion meal this year, you can also check out the auspicious 8-course menu at the NEW Sampan at Boat Quay. Each of the course is a delicate mix of traditional Chinese elements and The Sampan’s unique Pan-Asian cooking philosophy. The menu starts with a Sesame Crusted Salmon Yu Sheng. The Salmon, a symbol of abundance and prosperity is framed by finely
prepared vegetables to add elements of luck, longevity, wealth and completed with a delicious homemade dressing. Priced at $198++ for 2 pax, $598++ for 6 pax and $788++ for 8 pax respectively from 28th of January till 8th of February, treat you and your loved ones to a memorable meal (with a view) at The Sampan! Psst! They also have an event space on the third floor!
A sneak preview to the 8 course menu at The Sampan. I mean you have to start with a Lou Hei first right?
Duck Leg Char Siew served with Yellow Pineapple Rice is one of the highlight of the meal! Duck meat was flavourful and not too tough. Everyone really liked the fragrant Pineapple Rice which also has a hint of spice!
Ending the reunion meal on the sweetest note with this Ying Yang Orange Ginger Tang Yuan nested on Almond Paste and Black Sesame Pesto served with Citrus Tea.