Lunar New Year Reunion Lunch/ Dinner Recommendations

The Lunar New Year is approaching in two weeks' time. In the Chinese custom, it is important for families to have reunion dinner on the last day of the lunar year. The reunion dinner this year is on 30 January, 2014, Thursday.

Here are a couple of suggestions for your consideration.

Yan Ting(宴庭)@ The St. Regis Singapore

How about welcoming luck into the New Year with these long(evity) noodles. Inspired by the Ming Dynasty, Yan Ting(宴庭)served authentic Cantonese cuisine at The St. Regis Singapore. The Ming Dynasty was the period when authentic Chinese culinary art flourished. The restaurant name - Yan (宴) Ting (庭) translates as an Imperial Courtyard for a luxurious banquet, where royalty and influential diners for a feast befitting their importance and stature.


Jin Shan (金山楼) @ Marina Bay Sands

Jin Shan restaurant (金山楼) is a modern, yet elegant Chinese restaurant that serves the best of Cantonese, Hunan and Szechuan cuisines. The famous Master Chef Huang and his dedicated team use the best ingredients to make dim sum and exquisite dishes.


漁 Yú Cuisine @ Marina Bay Sands

漁 Yú Cuisine is a modern Chinese seafood, dim sum, grill and champagne bar restaurant. Their specialties include Chilli Crab, Pepper Crab, Butter Prawns are must-haves. 漁 Yú Cuisine provides creative seafood dishes.


Jin De Lai Zhong Hua La Mian (金德来中华拉面) @ Boat Quay

Located in the touristy belt along Boat Quay, Jin De Lai Zhong Hua La Mian (金德来中华拉面) serves Chinese Shaanxi (陕西菜) cuisine. Instead of fine dining, you may order delicious ala carte dishes and enjoy your reunion dinner with family and friends.


Mini Steamboat Delight @ HDB Toa Payoh

Gathering with family and/or friends over a hot pot or steamboat is one of the popular way of having a reunion dinner. Mini Steamboat Delight is affordable and serves one of the best broth and chilli sauces.


Imperial Treasure Nan Bei Restaurant (御宝南北小馆) @ Ngee Ann City

An amalgamation of flavours from the best of Northern and Southern cuisines, Imperial Treasure Nan Bei Restaurant (御宝南北小馆) serves from the bold flavours of Sichuan to sweet Cantonese desserts and savoury handmade Shanghai bites. This restaurant explores the traditional Chinese cuisine. Enclave in the famous shopping belt along Orchard Road, the Imperial Treasure Nan Bei Restaurant is located at Ngee Ann City.


Tong Le (同樂) @ OUE Tower

As part of the Tung Lok Group, Tong Le (同樂) is currently the most luxurious-looking Chinese restaurant in town, with food that's priced to match. The restaurant boasted of using the best quality ingredients and chef who have worked in some Michelin-starred restaurant and its excellent ambience that overlooks the Marina Bay view.


Canton Paradise (樂天小香港) @ Compass Point Mall

Under the umbrella of the Paradise Group, Canton Paradise (樂天小香港) specialises in Cantonese cuisine. Besides the classic Cantonese treat like all-day dim sum treats, the restaurant offers other traditional favourites like wanton noodles, rice dishes, congee and most importantly, roast meat.


Hai Di Lao Hot Pot (海底捞火锅) @ Clarke Quay

Founded in 1994, the company has owned 72 restaurant chains in 15 cities nationwide, including Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Nanjing and many more. It opened the first overseas chain in Singapore. It serves Sichuan Hotpot with a wide selection of meat, vegetables, and sauces. Whilst waiting for food, you can enjoy the free services such as complimentary drinks, manicure and snacks too.


Imperial Treasure Cantonese Restaurant @ Changi Airport Terminal 3

Enclave in the Terminal 3 area, the Imperial Treasure restaurant resides within the Crowne Plaza Hotel and serves Cantonese cuisine. If you are staying in the east of Singapore, perhaps you could consider this restaurant. It was away from traffic.