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! 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.
Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy
If you’re inviting a bunch of meat-lovers over, the Roasted Treasure set is probably your best bet. The set includes one large prosperity premium abalone “yu sheng”, Jia Wei roasted duck, plus crispy roasted chicken and pork. Did we also mention it comes with a bottle of Faustino VII Tempranillo or Faustino VII Blanco? 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 doki doki superfood juice to wash it all down.
Available from 4 January to 19 February; www.grandmercureroxy.com.sg
Local Restaurant & Bar at 30 Bencoolen
Local is serving up tasty takeaway treats this CNY with a whole boneless suckling pig stuffed with glutinous rice and a side of caramelised pineapple sauce. Add on an organic roasted chicken with crispy garlic and almond bits and prawn crackers, and crispy yam ring topped with braised angus beef cheek and you’ve got yourself a feast! Be sure to order at least three working days in advance or risk disappointment.
Available 14 January to 19 February; www.30bencoolen.com.sg
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. And why not splurge on a prosperity Kurobuta pork yu sheng (pictured top) while you’re at it? It’s the Year of the Pig, after all!
Available 18 January to 19 February; www.swissotel.com
Marina Mandarin Singapore
Marina Mandarin is offering a trendy new salmon and nashi pear yu sheng along with classic barbecued favourites like roasted duck and crispy chicken. 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”. Finish your meal with the brand new golden pig-shaped nian gao (sweet rice cake) accompanied with purple sweet potato nian gao and mochi!
Available now until 19 February; www.meritushotels.com
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 pork knuckle to the slow-baked honey butter ribs – it’s first class feasting all the way. Dine-in for an added bonus of a beautiful hand-illustrated yu sheng featuring eight little piggies going on a stroll. Or head straight to dessert for the huat tart, the biggest pineapple tart you, or the kids, have ever seen.
Available 18 January to 19 February; www.goodwoodparkhotel.com
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. Or nab a delicious crispy 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.
Pre-order at least two days in advance; www.yan.com.sg
How about celebrating Chinese New Year with a German twist? Brotzeit is joining in the festivities for the first time ever with an all-pork CNY menu. Order a Prosperity Brotzeit Platter for the whole fam and dig in to roasted pork belly, crispy pork knuckle, marinated ribs and premium German sausages and finish off the meal with a cooling poached pear brewed with Chinese herbs. Prost!
Available 17 January to 19 February; brotzeit.co
Morganfield is joining the party too this year with by putting a CNY spin on its famous roast pork belly. Stuffed with glutinous rice, chestnuts, wolf berries, gingko nuts, pistachio nuts, red dates, mushrooms and Chinese sausage all wrapped in a delicious crispy skin. You can order the pork belly as part of the Abundance Platter, and for more porky delights try the baby back ribs, candied bacon, bacon wrapped meatballs and roasted veg.
Takeaway available 1 February to 19 February (available for dine in until 31 March); morganfields.com.sg
Top image: Ellenborough Market Cafe at Swissotel
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