CNY reunion dinners in town
Chinese New Year means you’re faced with options aplenty on where to dine and what to eat. Most of these items tend to be pretty standard zi char fare, so if you want to take your reunion dinner meal a notch up, here’s a guide of unique CNY dinner menus for you.
Standing apart from the crowd, these restaurants have dishes like meat platters, Sichuanese mala fare and more to spice up your mealtimes with friends and family through CNY. Topping it off are deals that include $20 cashback e-vouchers too!
1. Seoul Yummy
If you’re feeling like an unconventional reunion dinner option with friends, you can’t go wrong with Seoul Yummy. Located centrally in Square 2, the restaurant has recently launched sizzling barbecue hotplate platters on top of their signature army stew and Korean food offerings. Reminiscent of Korean barbecue, diners can choose from BBQ Pork Belly ($22.90++), Pork Sausages ($23.90++), Striploin ($28.90++), and BBQ Pork Belly and Striploin ($28.90++). Each comes with a vegetable medley on the side. The first three platters are exclusive to their Square 2 outlet as well.
A personal favourite was the BBQ Pork Belly and Striploin combo, pairing tender, fatty pork glazed in a sweet and spicy housemade Korean barbecue sauce with a generous serving of juicy steak. Every purchase of a platter between 3pm to 7pm daily entitles diners to two free bottles of Hite beer too.
Spend a minimum of $100 in a single receipt and get a $20 cashback e-voucher at Seoul Yummy, applicable for use during your next visit. To hit the minimum spend, you can also order dishes off their standard menu, such as their Stew So Good ($48.80++) bundle, which comes with your choice of army stew, an appetiser, and two cups of ice lemon tea, and banchan. This feeds two. An upgrade to mixed fruit tea is also available at $1.90 each.
Address: 10 Sinaran Drive, #03-68, Singapore 307506
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs, Sun 11:30am to 9pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am to 10pm
Tel: 6397 6939
2. Da Long Yi
Nothing spells CNY like a quality hotpot, so we’re here to share a secret find for authentic mala steamboat: Da Long Yi in Orchard Central. The restaurant transports you to Chengdu with its ornate decor and true-blue Sichuanese menu. Fiery mala dishes are a signature here, most notable being their Butter Mala Broth ($22 for a full pot, $9 for a half pot), which uses beef fat instead of the usual vegetable oil for a richer, more luxurious stock.
Spice lovers should get their Beef Kebabs ($8 for a half portion), which come studded with chilli seeds and powder. Also recommended to go with their hotpot are the wafer-thin Kungfu Potatoes ($8), Fresh Tripe ($18), Tender Beef ($18), and Shrimp Paste ($18).
On top of these, Da Long Yi is also home to some unique ingredients rarely found in Singapore, such as Dried Bellflower ($7), a clean-tasting vegetable that packs quite a crunch. According to the restaurant, some loyal customers call in advance to check if these veggies are available before coming down to dine.
On top of the delectable dishes, spend $100 in a single receipt here and get a $20 cashback e-voucher for your next visit!
Address: 181 Orchard Road, #08-08, Orchard Central, Singapore 238896
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 11pm
Tel: 6509 0002
3. JUMBO Seafood
Dining in is a safe bet this CNY if you’d like to do your part and avoid crowds. With that, JUMBO Seafood has curated Celebration Set Menus available for takeaway. There are nine options available, with prices starting at $258+ for six courses, that feeds four.
Highlights include their Award-Winning Chilli Crab with Deep Fried Mini Buns—a guaranteed crowd favourite—as well as Supreme Seafood Fried Rice and Seafood Soup Braised with Crab Meat.
Set menus increase in price and size, with eight course menus to feed eight people from $588++. If you prefer ordering festive dishes like yusheng, JUMBO Seafood also has that option, priced from $58+ for their Prosperity Yusheng, and $288+ for their Festive Pencai which feeds six people. These sets are available for takeaway, and you can get 10% off your takeaway food bill if you order your CNY goodies from JUMBO Seafood Riverside Point if you are a JUMBO Rewards Member. This promotion is valid till 28 February 2021. To order, call 6532 3435.
Address: 30 Merchant Road, #01-01/02, Riverside Point, Singapore 058282
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 2:30pm, 5:30pm to 10pm
Tel: 6532 3435
4. TungLok Signatures
TungLok Signatures at Clarke Quay Central has a number of dine-in CNY reunion lunch and dinner menus, starting from $118++ per person for a six-course meal, with a minimum of two people. If you are bringing the whole fam, though, it makes much more sense to get their Lunar New Year Menu 3, priced at $798++ for eight people, spanning eight courses and with a complimentary Prosperity Gift.
The set menu entitles you to a Prosperity Smoked Norwegian Salmon Yusheng, consisting of a lower-in-sugar plum sauce, smoked salmon, and popping candy to finish the salad. Also noteworthy on the menu is the Braised Diced Seafood with Mini Pearl Abalone in ‘Tanjia’-style Bisque. This hearty soup is loaded with luxurious festive ingredients such as shredded fish maw, shredded fish skin, scallops, and pearl abalone.
For every $200 spent between 11 February to 26 February on dine-in or takeaway orders, receive a $50 return visit voucher, while stocks last.
Do note that the restaurant is only open between 11am to 3pm, 6pm to 11pm over CNY, and closed on the first day of CNY.
Address: 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #02-88, Clarke Quay Central, Singapore 059817
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 11pm
Tel: 6336 6022
Unique CNY reunion dinner sets
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Photos taken by Kerrianne Goh and Lim An.
This post is sponsored by Far East Malls.