Got some surprise guests or left everything to the last minute? We’ve got you covered.
Chinese New Year is just around the corner and we all know what that means… feasting, feasting and more feasting! (Goodbye, New Year’s resolutions.) Restaurants are usually 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. Psst, make sure to order these scrumptious dishes in advance!
If you’re a stickler for traditional offerings during the festive period, place an order with Peony Jade. This Chinese restaurant known for its Szechuan and Cantonese cuisine has a variety of sumptuous takeaway treats that are irresistible! Check out its limited-edition gold rush lo hei yu sheng ($388.88), a decadent treat to usher in your new year, with Alaskan king crab, pan-seared tuna, golden roe, crispy silver bait, champagne jelly lychee pops and organic radish. It even comes shaped in a rat! We also love its abundant pencai (from $408.88), which features 18 ingredients including eight-head Australian abalone, golden oysters, king-sized prawns, fresh whole scallops and more.
Psst, you can even order prosperity treats that are sure to rat-tle up the whole family, like its handcrafted roaring lion head (above) with Belgian dark chocolate and salted caramel with crunchy chocolate pearls, with eight “firecrackers”, made out of champagne truffle chocolate ganache wrapped in mochi skin ($168.88). A sweet treat for the whole family!
Available now till 8 February 2020 (promotions at Takashimaya Fair starts from now till 23 January)
Boon Tong Kee
Chicken rice fans, rejoice! Fan-favourite chicken rice stall Boon Tong Kee has promotions out for its set menus which include – you guessed it, chicken rice. Its specialities promotion packages consist of a wealth and prosperity pot (from $468.20) or a happiness prosperity pot ($388.80), plus fa cai sliced abalone, soup of the day, chicken rice, foo chow glutinous rice cakes and red packets. You can also choose to order other side dishes like braised duck with sea cucumber ($88), braised dried oyster with mushroom and barbecued pork ($53.80) and plenty of other options. Yum!
Available from now till 17 January 2020
Looking for some variety other than your usual Chinese New Year dishes? Popular dim sum restaurant Min Jiang has unique alternatives for you to enjoy while you usher in the Year of the Rat. Order some longevity noodles with baby abalones and roasted Iberico pork loin ($201.15 for six persons), tossed in an umami-laden sauce that will definitely be a hit with the adults and the kids! Looking for a change of tastes? Order up an auspicious deep-fried pork knuckle with pickled cabbage ($83.45 for four people) from sister restaurant, Min Jiang at Dempsey. The crispy, crackling exterior and tender, juicy meat complemented by a zesty portion of pickled cabbage is a sure-win, and will definitely leave you wanting more.
Available now till 8 February 2020
Mandarin Orchard Singapore
Mandarin Orchard’s two-star Michelin Szechuan restaurant, Shisen Hanten, has a list of festive goodies that give awesome bang for your buck. Although the restaurant’s known for its classic takeaway goodies like its baby abalone fortune pot ($468) with 20 ingredients and prosperity salmon yu sheng (from $78), be sure to place an order for its four treasures mini nian gao ($39). This sweet treat has new flavours this year, including rock melon, milk tea, purple potato and traditional red sugar. If you prefer more traditional treats, select between the Hokkaido pumpkin steamed nian gao ($38), golden pineapple ingots ($39) and steamed yam cake with dried scallops ($36). Affordable and delicious – mmm!
Available 10 January till 8 February 2020
Dian Xiao Er
Fans of Dian Xiao Er‘s herbal roast duck will be more than happy to know that you can order a portion for Chinese New Year this month! You can either order the herbal roast duck itself ($60.80), or you could opt to order it with the prosperity smoked salmon yu sheng (from $94.80), dong po pork (from $111.80) and braised mushroom, sea cucumber and abalone (from $149.80).
Available from now till 8 February 2020
If you’re on the hunt for some Peranakan offerings to spice up your new year, be sure to order from this Peranakan one-star Michelin restaurant! Candlenut’s yu sheng platter (from $68) not only includes your usual veggie delights, but its green mango slices, arrowhead chips and homemade plum dressing made with gula melaka and ginger flower make this delicious festive salad a one-of-a-kind dish that you’ll certainly want to try.
Available 23 January to 8 February 2020
Ring in an auspicious new year with Blue Lotus! You can choose to take away its signature Blue Lotus yusheng, or pick one of these two set menus to enjoy in the comfort of your own home. Both eight-course meals, the takeaway happiness set menu ($280) or the takeaway longevity set menu ($348) are perfect for a family of four, and include a variety of dishes such as claypot hua tiao drunken prawns, steamed garoupa in traditional style, braised lobster bisque with crab meat and much more.
Available from 13 January till 8 February 2020
This modern dining restaurant adds its unique twist to traditional Chinese dishes, and is certainly worth a try. This Chinese New Year, check out Xi Yan’s extensive takeaway menu for a variety of options like its Sichuan salivating chicken with konyaku noodles and century eggs (from $43), gourmet Hakka niang dofu in special broth (from $50) and others. If you’re finding it too troublesome to place orders a la carte, choose from one of its three set menus (from $680) instead. Not only will it include its signature Xi Yan’s three treasures prosperity yu sheng, but it’ll come with several main dishes and dessert to round out your meal.
Available from 13 January to 9 February 2020