Savour the abundance
Five fine feasts that are worth tucking into.
Indulge in resident chef Martin Foo’s innovative take on Chinese cuisine at Crystal Jade Palace Restaurant. Foo not only jazzes up the usual noodle dish – a symbol of longevity – with a Wok-fried Yuzu Noodle with Bacon & Mushroom, but also offers his take on the traditional char siew with an umami-laden black bean sauce. An extensive range of set menus (from $108 to $168/person, minimum two to dine), including vegetarian options, is available. #04-19, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, 391 Orchard Road.
Tel: 6735 2388 Executive chef Liu Ching Hai continues to impress his regular guests with a slew of classic Cantonese dishes at one Michelin-starred Summer Palace. Between 25 January and 19 February, diners can come by for lunch ($88 per person, minimum four to dine) or dinner (from $508 for four persons). Pair his signature Steamed Soon Hock or Roasted Crispy Chicken with the Chinese New Year Wine Special ($78/bottle, $138 for two and $188 for three). Choose between five Italian varietals, which include a Chianti Classico from Felsina Tuscany. Level 3, Regent Singapore, 1 Cuscaden Road. Tel: 6725 3288
For an alternative to formal Cantonese-style sit-down affairs, try Ah Hoi’s Kitchen, an al fresco restaurant in Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore. Two six-course menus are available for lunch ($48 for two persons) and four for dinner (from $288 for six persons) from 15 January to 19 February. Highlights include the Seafood Fried Rice with Scallion and Crispy Eggs and the Chef’s Signature Thai Style Chilli Lobster. Book by 1 February to enjoy an early bird discount of 20 percent for dining in between 4 and 6 February. 1A Cuscaden Road. Tel: 6738 2222
Shang Palace's festive menu lineup this year includes luxe dishes like Braised Bird’s Nest Pumpkin Soup with Bamboo Fungus and Winter Melon, and Braised Three-head Whole Abalone with Liao Sea Cucumber. Choose between four eight-course sets (from $188/person) or order from the à la carte selection (from 21 January to 19 February). There’s also a Chinese New Year dim sum lunch menu (from 28 January to 19 February). Shangri-la Hotel Singapore, 22 Orange Grove Road. Tel: 6213 4473
Located in the heart of the CBD, Racines makes for a quieter spot for gatherings during the festive period. Four set menus are available, two for lunch (from $68 per person, minimum of two) and two for dinner (from $128/person, minimum two to dine). Seafood lovers will enjoy the Abundant Fortune Set dinner ($168/person, minimum two to dine) as it features the decadent Braised Abalone in a Superior Foie Gras Sauce and Wok-fried King Prawn, drenched in a luscious Salted Egg Yolk Lemon Butter. Available from 21 January to 22 February. Sofitel Singapore City Centre, 9 Wallich Street. Tel: 6428 5000
Crystal Jade Palace
Sofitel Singapore City Centre