Chinese New Year is just around the corner and we all know what that means… feasting, feasting and more feasting! Most restaurants are booked solid for the entire period, but don’t panic if you’ve just missed out on your table. You can still have that awesome reunion dinner with these takeaway options. We’ve rounded up eight (yes, the lucky number!) fuss-free takeaway options for you to choose from.
Golden Peony at Conrad Hotels
Celebrate the new year with one of Golden Peony’s (top image) Treasure Dinner sets. Order three days in advance to enjoy a hearty meal comprising abalone pen cai with conpoy, fish maw, dried oysters and sea cucumber. Top your meal with the Signature Roast London Duck or Bi Feng Tang Crispy Chicken, but leave room for a slice of “kueh lapis” — a decadent layered cake that comes in prune or orange flavour.
Available until 15 February (so book fast!)
Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy
If you’re inviting a bunch of meat-lovers over, the Golden Treasure Barbecue set is probably your best bet. The set includes prosperity Abalone “Yu Sheng”, Jia Wei Roasted Duck, plus Crispy Roasted Chicken and Pork. Did we also mention it comes with a bottle of Reserve St Martin Cabernet Sauvignon or Chardonnay? For those who love their “pen cai” claypot, this version includes fried “yuan yang”, glutinous rice wrapped in a fragrant lotus leaf, homemade nian gao and even some archipelago craft beer to wash it all down.
Available from 15 January to 4 March
LOCAL Restaurant & Bar at 30 Bencoolen
LOCAL is serving up tasty takeaway treats this CNY with a whole suckling pig stuffed with glutinous rice and a side of caramelised pineapple sauce. Add on an organic-roasted chicken with crispy garlic bits, almond and prawn crackers and yam ring topped with braised angus beef cheek and you’ve got yourself a feast! Be sure to order at least 3 working days in advance or risk disappointment.
Available 22 January to 2 March
Ellenborough Market Cafe at Swissotel
Expect some yummy Straits Chinese cuisine at Ellenborough Market Cafe with dishes like braised Buddha’s temptation claypot with baby abalone, sea cucumber and XO Chinese sausage. If that’s not enough for your crowd, take your pick of roast meats, there’s pork belly and honey char siew or duck with sweet plum sauce.
Available 5 February to 2 March
Marina Mandarin Singapore
Marina Mandarin is offering a trendy new Amaebi, Salmon and Pear Yu Sheng along with classic favourites like Buddha Jumps over the Wall. You can also order the Abalone Treasures pot which is teeming with goodies such as 10 head whole abalone, fish maw, premium sea cucumber, roasted pork, roasted duck, roasted chicken and dried oyster. We love how there’s also a vegetarian version of the deluxe treasure pot, which includes “vegetarian abalone” and “vegetarian chicken”. If you’re still hankering for more barbecued meats, fill in that order for roasted crispy chicken or fragrant smoked chicken. Finish your meal with some traditional nian gao (sweet rice cake), but now with a surprise oreo chocolate twist!
Available from 22 January to 2 March
Min Jiang at Goodwood Park Hotel
A takeaway feast from Min Jiang is packed with everything you need to impress the guests. From the deep-fried shelled prawns coated with buttermilk, to deep fried “ngoh hiang” rolls and marinated jellyfish flower – it’s first class feasting all the way. There’s also an adorable dog-themed Yu Sheng platter. For dessert, try the Tree of Blossoming Treasures. This gold bar-shaped vanilla pound cake with chocolate fondant makes for a beautiful and prosperous centrepiece, plus it’s also super yummy. Or you could opt for the Huat tart, the biggest pineapple tart you, or the kids, have ever seen.
Available 29 January to 14 February and 19 February to 2 March
For a modern take on Cantonese cuisine, take a look at Yan’s Yu Sheng which comes with your choice of fish – salmon or yellowtail – and shredded abalone. Order a day in advance and you can nab a delicious roast suckling pig for your feast. Don’t forget to grab some sweet and sticky nian gao for dessert and salted egg yolk cookies for snacking later on.
Dian Xiao Er
Even if you’re not sampling their delicious in-store spiced trotters and crayfish prosperity sets, you can still bag yourself a whole herbal roasted duck as a takeaway treat. Shell out for the entire 4-in-1 package which includes salmon Yu Sheng, dong po pork and braised mushroom with sea cucumber and abalone.
Top image: Golden Peony at Conrad Hotel
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