Where to Dine Auspiciously in Singapore

Lunar New Year 2019, auspicious foods, restaurants in Singapore, hotels in Singapore

Lunar New Year 2019 is another important celebration here in Asia. Family members from all over places are gathered together to celebrate New Year with their families and friends. Celebrations wouldn't be complete without serving the most auspicious foods that promises giving good luck and fortune for the year!

And where is the best place to celebrate the Lunar New Year, but in Singapore!




To help you with your reservation in advance, I would like to share you where are the best places to dine auspiciously this Lunar New Year. Let's celebrate new beginnings, bountiful opportunities, prosperity and abundance of happiness at these selected dining destination of Singapore.


1. Sofitel Singapore City Centre

Known for its distinctive French Chinese fusion cuisine, Racines at Sofitel Singapore City Centre, will feature prosperity-themed menus encompassing special Yu Sheng dishes and set lunches and dinners from 21 January to 22 February 2019

Lunar New Year 2019, auspicious foods, restaurants in Singapore, hotels in Singapore
The signature Racines Auspicious Yu Sheng

Choose from three types of Yu Sheng to toss in the Lunar New Year which includes the Traditional home-made Yu Sheng with cured trout at $128++, signature ‘Racines’ Auspicious Yu Sheng’ an East-meets-West creation of pickled chayote, cornichon, kohlrabi, shredded celeriac, finger lime caviar and homemade cured trout fillet with black garlic dressing at $138++ and the ultra-indulgent ‘Sofitel Luxe Yu Sheng served with a premium abalone pieces at $168++. The Yu Sheng will also be available for takeaway.




Lunar New Year 2019, auspicious foods, restaurants in Singapore, hotels in Singapore
Ang Xin Chicken with fish maw and black truffle

Savour authentic prosperity Chinese New Year Set Lunch featuring boiled fresh seafood with shredded sea cucumber, crab meat and dried scallop at S68++ or enjoy the Abundant Fortune Set Lunch comprising double-boiled ‘Áng Xin’ Chicken with fish maw and black truffle at $98++.

For dinner, relish Traditional Yu Sheng, stir-fried prawn fritters tossed with wasabi aioli, braised sea cucumber with chestnut and slow-cooked French duck breast as part of the Prosperity Set Dinner at $128++ or enjoy the Abundant Fortune Set dinner featuring Luxe Abalone Yu Sheng, golden seafood treasure soup with lobster and Hokkaido scallop, wok-fried king prawn with salted egg yolk butter sauce and ikura, slow-cooked compressed chicken with trumpet mushroom, braised abalone and superior foie gras sauce at S168++.

Perfect for large family and friends get-together, savour delicious 7 course lunch and dinner option with the Blissful Reunion Lunch at $1,088++, Blissful Reunion Dinner at $1,188++, Abundant Reunion Dinner at $1,288++ and Overflowing Fortune Dinner at $1,388++.



Sofitel Singapore City Center
9 Wallich St, Singapore 078885





2.  Fairmont Singapore

Located in the heart of Singapore, Szechuan Court at Fairmont Singapore will be launching an exquisite culinary indulgence by Master Chef Mok Wan Lok. Delight in six decadent set menus from 24 January to 19 February 2019 with an Auspicious set menu at $528++ for 4 persons, Success set menu at $828++ for 6 persons, Jewel set menu at $1,188++ for 8 persons, Resplendent set menu at $1,288++ for 8 persons, Blissful set menu at $1,488++ for 10 persons and Abundance set menu at $1,688++ for 10 persons.

Lunar New Year 2019, auspicious foods, restaurants in Singapore, hotels in Singapore
Double boiled with soup and couch sea cucumber, and traditional nian gao



Usher in The Year of the Pig with an auspicious Yu Sheng toss featuring Salmon Yu Sheng at $58++, Snow Crab Yu Sheng at $88++. Abalone Yu Sheng at $98++ and Sliced Coconut Meat, Vegetarian Abalone Yu Sheng at$58++.

Lavish in the Sze Chuan Court Prosperity Pot Gold from $488++ with mouth-watering whole South African abalone, Japanese dried oysters, Australian scallops, superior fish maw, sea cucumber, juicy prawns, ‘fatt choy’ (black moss) and a selection of succulent roasts. Braised in superior chicken broth over low heat for at least four hours is the perfect accompaniment with a bowl of fragrant jasmine rice.

Choose from a selection of a la carte specialties by Master Chef Mok Wan Lok that includes sautéed coral clam and jumbo asparagus in X.O. chilli sauce at $68++ per portion and stewed deer tendon, fresh Chinese yam and scallops at $68++ per portion.



Fairmont Singapore
80 Bras Basah Rd, Singapore 189560




3. Swissôtel Merchant Court Singapore

Savour authentic Peranakan festive favourites, at the award winning Ellenborough Market Café at Swissôtel Merchant Court from 18 January to 19 February 2019. Local favourites include Ayam Buah Keluak, Nyonya chap chye and babi pongteh and festive desserts such as nyona kueh, steamed nian gao with grated coconut and the signature durian pengat.

Lunar New Year 2019, auspicious foods, restaurants in Singapore, hotels in Singapore
Ellenborough Market Café Prosperity Buffet

Buffet lunch is priced at $68++ for Adult and $34++ for Child, buffet dinner is priced at $88++ for Adult and $44++ for Child. Weekend high tea buffet is priced at$48++ for Adult and $24++ for Child and is available on 5 and 6 February 2019.

Those who wish to skip cooking at home can look forward to prosperity takeaway treats that include  the Prosperity Kurobuta Pork Yu Sheng, smoked salmon Yu Sheng, a succulent platter of Chinese roast combination available from $88++ to $98++.



Swissôtel Merchant Court Singapore
20 Merchant Rd, Singapore 058281



4. Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy

Located in the heritage suburb of Katong in the East Coast of Singapore, Jia Wei Chinese Restaurant at Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy will feature a customized reunion dinner set menu starting from $399++ for four person to $1,398++ for 10 persons. Signature dishes include Steamed Dragon Spot Grouper with Chef’s Homemade Chilli Plum Sauce, Stewed Udon Noodles with Three Treasures in Golden Broth, Jia Wei Charcoal Grilled Suckling Pig, Braised Eight-Head Abalone with Assorted Dried Seafood Served in Claypot and more.

Lunar New Year 2019, auspicious foods, restaurants in Singapore, hotels in Singapore

From 4 January to 19 February 2019, Head Chef Victor Lee will showcase a wide selection of home-made take-away delights such as the popular Roasted Treasure set, priced at $249.00, Jia Wei Treasure Pot “Pen Cai” priced at $399.00, Buddha Jumps Over the Wall available from $499.00 and Abundance Golden Pig set at $669.00.

Lunar New Year 2019, auspicious foods, restaurants in Singapore, hotels in Singapore
Pineapple Tarts and Fragrance Honey Bee Hive

Enjoy delicious handmade Lunar New Year cookies and pastries by Head Chef Lester Wang at Wave Café that include Pineapple Tarts and Fragrance Honey Bee Hive and special Pistachio Cookies, Cashew Nut Curry Pop Rice Cookies, Pineapple Coconut Cakes and more priced from $8.90++ (per tub) to $30.90++ (per tub).


Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy
50 East Coast Road Roxy Square, Singapore 428769




5. Orchard Hotel Singapore

Lunar New Year 2019, auspicious foods, restaurants in Singapore, hotels in Singapore
The Smoked Salmon “Lo Hei” Yu Sheng with Organic Seasonal Greens and Red Plum Sauce

Toss to a greater year with award-winning Hua Ting Masterchefs’ Yu Sheng creation - the Smoked Salmon “Lo Hei” Yu Sheng with Organic Seasonal Greens and Red Plum Sauce 欢聚一堂齐捞生 (S$88 for small and S$148 for large).  A modern culinary staple in Chinese cuisine, the Red Plum Sauce represents good fortune and is prepared meticulously through authentic methods for a unique, fragrant taste.  The highlight is the use of specially imported Crystal Ice Plant, best known for its crunchy texture, tops off the dish and is accompanied by other Organic greens to make this a healthy and appetizing Yu Sheng.




For a luxe, auspicious salad to share, revel in fresh harvests of Live Australian Lobster, Salmon Roe and Abalone Yu Sheng 龙马精神鲍捞生(澳洲龙虾,三文鱼子,鲍鱼捞生)(S$588 for 10 persons). Other best-selling seafood variations include Fresh Toro Yu Sheng多罗鱼捞生 (small S$198; large S$388); Sliced Abalone Yu Sheng贺岁鲍捞生 (鲍鱼捞生) (small S$78; large S$138); Fresh Hamachi (Japanese Yellowtail Fish) Yu Sheng吉祥捞鱼生 (哈马池捞生) (small S$78; large S$138); and Fresh Salmon Yu Sheng 發 財 撈 鱼 生(三 文 鱼 撈 生)(small S$68; large S$118).

Lunar New Year 2019, auspicious foods, restaurants in Singapore, hotels in Singapore
Hua Ting Deluxe ‘Pen Cai’

Enhanced Deluxe ‘Pen Cai’ 围村家乡盆菜 (small S$328; large S$598) brimming with well-stocked delicacies including Abalone, Fish Maw, Tiger Prawns, Pork Belly, Goose webs and Black Moss (Fatt Choy) served in an auspicious red wooden round container representing an abundance of food and wealth for the new year!

Lunar New Year 2019, auspicious foods, restaurants in Singapore, hotels in Singapore
Golden Pumpkin Cake with Organic Black Garlic and Chinese Sausage



Newly featured items include the Golden Pumpkin Cake with Organic Black Garlic and Chinese Sausage 有机黑蒜腊味黄金糕 (S$42). Symbolizing 年年高升 (raising higher in each coming year), the savoury is infused with the mildly sweet flavored Organic Black Garlic topped off with a piece of gold foil to symbolize wealth.

Other signature favourites include the Fortune Traditional ‘Nian Gao’ with Gold Vark 发 财 年 糕. 金 箔 传 统 年 糕 (S$42); Tea-infused Chestnut Cake with Osmanthus马 到 功 成. 特 制 茶 香 桂 花 马 蹄 糕 (S$42); and Wealth Carrot Cake with Abalone步 步 高 升 (鲍 鱼 腊 味 萝 卜 糕) (S$78).

FAVOURABLE REUNION AT HUA TING RESTARUANT
Lunar New Year celebration at Hua Ting Restaurant promises to be an elevated dining experience following the recent multi-million revamp.

Ring in prosperity with set menus featuring chef-curated Cantonese favourites and signatures. Highlights include Double-boiled Chicken Soup, South American Sea Cucumber, Sea Whelk, Chinese Yam and Wolfberries 金银又满载 . 淮杞鸡海螺炖南美辽参; Braised 6-head South African Whole Abalone, Stuffed Homemade Fish Paste and Beancurd Pocket in Supreme Chicken Sauce 黄金满袋.浓鸡汤扣南非六头鲍鱼鱼茸福袋;Wok-fried Local Lobster in White Pepper龙腾虎跃.白胡椒爆开边本地龙虾; Superior Bird’s Nest with Salmon Roe, Egg White and Lettuce莺飞燕舞. 金箔三文鱼子芙蓉官燕盏;  and Braised “Tianjin” Cabbage, Yellow Fungus and Bamboo Pith事业皆有成 . 竹笙黄耳扒津白.

Hua Ting Restaurant’s Takeaway Goodies and Prosperity Set Menus are available from 21 January till 19 February 2019.  Prosperity Set Menus are priced from S$108 to S$198 per person (minimum 2 diners) and from S$988 to S$4888 for 10 persons.  Reunion Lunch is served from 11:30am to 2:30pm on Mondays to Fridays and 11:00am to 2:30pm on Saturdays, Sundays, Eve of and Public Holidays, while Reunion Dinner is from 6:00pm to 10:00pm daily.




HEARTWARMING REUNION AT HUA TING STEAMBOAT
Enjoy a warm gathering with families and friends at the Hua Ting Steamboat. Featuring two special set menus, relish the joy of dunking fresh ingredients in five flavoursome broths prepared from scratch daily. Well-loved culinary treasures include the Freshly Sliced Garoupa, Live Prawns, Top Grade Australian Scallops, U.S. Sliced Angus Beef and Fish Maw, alongside handmade items such as Fresh Shrimp Paste Ball stuffed with Minced Pork and Dried Beancurd Skin stuffed with Fish Skin.

Hua Ting Steamboat’s Fortune Set Menus available from 21 January till 19 February 2019 are priced at S$78 and S$98 per person. Reunion lunch is served daily from 11:30am to 2:30pm, while reunion dinner is served from 5:30pm to 10:30pm.

BOUNTIFUL REUNION AT THE ORCHARD CAFE
Celebrate over a Signature Class Buffet filled with Chinese New Year-themed dishes to honour the festivity.  Feast to your heart’s delight with auspicious favourites including a dedicated Yu Sheng Salad Bar, Braised Sea Cucumber with Broccoli, Roast Suckling Pig, Jade Noodles with Pork Ribs and Fresh Prawns, as well as Fresh Seafood on Ice and heritage desserts.

The Orchard Café’s CNY Signature Class Buffet is available from 4-6 & 19 February. Buffet items are served on a rotational basis.



Orchard Hotel Singapore
442 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238879


Lunar New Year 2019, auspicious foods, restaurants in Singapore, hotels in Singapore


Disclaimer: All prices are in Singapore dollar


xoxo, Blair



54 LOVES AND COMMENTS:

  1. Jane Dempster-SmithJanuary 22, 2019 at 4:09 AM

    Being in Singapore at CNY is such a fun time. We lived there for 6 years and it was a favourite time of the year for us. I loved tossing the Yu Sheng. Thanks for sharing options, after reading I still cannot decide which or where I would go.

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    1. Tossing the yu sheng gives good luck! Ah I am excited to visit Singapore again.

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  2. Oh my gosh! I've never even imagined food like those on the table. They look magnificent and special. I wonder if it's a tough choice for Singaporean to have their Lunar New Year dinner. I was intrigued with one dessert though. Do they really serve durian pengat? How's the smell?

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    1. Yes, the smell is only a little challenge but taste is heavenly!

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  3. Not only the names, but you have also added the maps to make it really easy for the readers to understand where exactly the location of the hotel is. I would prefer Swissotel Merchant Court because of the buffet. Many varieties to choose from.

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    1. Thank you dear! I felt really hungry while writing this post :D

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  4. What a wonderful list of suggestions! Being in Singapore at CNY seems like an incredible experience. The durian desert seems a bit odd but I'm sure it tastes delicious since they're serving it.

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    1. That durian dessert is truly a foodie adventure :D

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  5. Nice website to refer to especially if one is new to Singapore.Precise and neat to read through.

    Regards
    Vimal
    https://riseupvt.blogspot.com

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  6. These are some great places to dine like royalty in Singapore. Each one seems to exceed the other in terms of ambience and food. The spread looks really lavish and it would be difficult to choose one over the other. But personally we would love to dine at Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy.

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    1. Oh I am thinking to have a Chinese New Year dining hopping!

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  7. These all look so fantastic! And it's so cool to hear about what is good luck in different cultures.

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    1. That is true. And Lunar New Year is a very important event here in Asian culture, more important that the usual January 1st New Year.

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  8. Very informative and the pictures are great

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  9. OMG...all of these dishes look amazing. I've never been to Singapore, but Los Angeles has a lot of great palces to eat. I know some of my Chinese friends here celebrate Lunar New Year on Feb 5.

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  10. Such a helpful post full of detailed information! Amazingly put together. And the food looks delicious!

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  11. You have given me an idea where to dine. Glad you have also included the price range and map. Really helpful

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    1. Hahaha Thank you! Just making easy for you to locate them :D

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  12. A useful and elaborate food guide, I must say. Good that you added the relevant maps too. The platter at Sofitel looks too vibrant to even touch, forget about eating..haha. Looks drool-worthy!

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  13. All of this food looks like it would be so amazing. I have never had these cuisines before but I would love to try one day!

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    1. You may visit the nearest Chinese restaurants in your place, I bet they have many Lunar New Year special packages.

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  14. Singapore has always been at the top of my list for places to visit. Foodie is definitely a label I give myself so, of course, food is going to be a huge focus on my trips. This will help me out a ton when I finally get to go.

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  15. all of these dishes look amazing. I felt really hungry while reading your blog.

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    1. Hahaha sorry Elizabeth! I am feeling hungry as well :D

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  16. Oh wow have major food envy right now - all of these places look fantastic!! If we ever find ourselves in Singapore, even if it's enroute to somewhere else, going to make sure to try some of the dishes there

    Laura x

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    1. Lunar New Year is a very important celebration in Asian culture, and foods must be auspicious :D

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  17. chloe @callmecoco.coJanuary 25, 2019 at 8:50 PM

    Looks like a food heaven! I'd love to try the Fairmont :)

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  18. When in singapore I have only been to Fairmont and Orchid I am glad that they have made up on your list. However, I have not yet visited others.

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    1. Oh maybe this Lunar New Year you can have an afternoon tea with them :D

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  19. I ate mainly from the street markets in Singapore because they're way more budget friendly.. but by far some of the best cuisine I've ever had!

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    1. Yes, Singapore offers the best street food in Asia and would rival in the street foods of Malaysia and Thailand.

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  20. These foods are seriously works of art! This would definitely be a luxe vacation. I hear the food in Singapore is absolutely amazing with many of the restaurants holding Michelin stars. Yum!

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    1. That is true! Singapore also have the Michelin-star street food and it was the best experience you will have :D

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  21. Always wanted to visit Singapore! Will definitely check this out! Looks so yummy

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    1. If you haven't been to Asia, Singapore is the best stop for you :D

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  22. This food looks amazing. I don`t know which restaurant in Singapore I will choose. All the food at the pictures looks so yummy.

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  23. Singapore is such a foodies paradise and they sure know some amazing combos. In fact from the shots and descriptions you have given, hard to pick a favorite. They all look delicious. Sigh

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  24. Those are some fantastic options. Oh, I have just eaten, but now wanna eat something again. I wish I had something that nice next to my house.

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  25. Every single dish here is just so beautiful, and I'm sure packed with flavor! If I was here for New Year (which I wish I was), I think I would have to try the buffet at the Swissôtel Merchant Court!

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  26. This look so yummy! I can wait to visit Singapore!

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  27. I love all of your suggestions. I've gone vegeterian and I would love to try their veggies dishes

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