Chinese New Year in Singapore certainly knows how to pull out all the stops. This 15-day annual festival celebrates the beginning of a new year based on the traditional lunar Chinese calendar, with 2024 bidding farewell to the water rabbit, and hello to the wood dragon. Every year the festival seems to turn it up a notch in Singapore with dedicated locals working hard to continue local traditions, incredible events, deals and discounts, and foodie offerings around the island that go above and beyond.
Here’s where to find some excellent Chinese New Year menus in the red dot over the next few weeks. As food is a major part of the CNY festivities, we recommend that everyone gets curious and dives into the local cuisine and culture. It’s not to be missed!
15 Stamford at The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore is seeing red and all prepped to make your Chinese New Year celebration something to remember. Choose from a four-course set lunch menu ($68++) or a lavish five-course set dinner menu ($168++). Add a touch of class with optional wine pairings – an extra $58++ for lunch and $98++ for dinner.
Lunch kicks off with starters like Cured Sword Fish with Mandarin Orange or the Bak Kwa Salad. Mains feature highlights such as Chicken Essence Broth with Abalone and the irresistible Fried Black Cod. And the sweet ending? Persimmon Mousse ends it all on a sweet note.
For dinner, Korean Abalone with Oscietra Caviar is not for the faint hearted. Follow it up with the likes of Smoked Magret Duck Breast or the 2GR Wagyu Beef Short Rib.
Available until February 24, 2024. 15 Stamford Road, 178906. Click here for more.
Man Fu Yuan
Welcome the Year of the Dragon in grandeur at Man Fu Yuan. It’s all about symbolism and food status here with a feast that represents strength, power, and good luck, all crafted by Executive Chinese Chef Aaron Tan.
The spectacular “Dragon’s Wealth Yusheng” ($888) is an absolute showstopper for up to 10 pax. Then the set menus cater to every palate: Blissfulness Prix-Fixe menu and the Harvest Prix-Fixe menu offer signature dishes like Abundance Treasure Pot, Steamed Atlantic Cod Fish Fillet, and more. A la carte options are also available, featuring favorites like Roasted Suckling Pig and Tea-Infused Roasted Irish Duck.
Available until February 29, 2024. InterContinental Singapore, 80 Middle Road, 188966. Book up here
5 ON 25
Chef Lim Hong Lih at 5 ON 25, Andaz Singapore, invites you to a modern Chinese reunion feast. Crowd-pleasers like Steamed Black Cod Fillet with 12-year-old Dried Tangerine Peel and Braised Whole Jade Tiger Abalone sit next to classics such as Lotus Leaf Steamed Glutinous Rice. For a private celebration, book one of the exclusive dining suites with stunning city views. Leave space for cocktail at Mr Stork afterwards.
Available until February 24, 2024. Find out more at this link
Red House Seafood
There’s everything fishy about the Lunar New Year celebrations at Red House Seafood. Set menus range from $598 for four to six people, spotlighting Nanyang-style cuisine. Indulge in some unique yusheng options featuring salmon, abalone, and lobster tossed in a dragonfruit-passion fruit sauce. Alaskan King Crab served two ways, Crispy Roasted Chicken and Purple Glutinous Rice Cake are all yours for the taking until February 25, 2024.
Multiple locations, including Esplanade and Clarke Quay. redhouseseafood.com
Momentus Hotel Alexandra
All eye will be on the succulent oriental-inspired roasts, decadent Black Garlic Truffle Pork Belly Char Siew, and Kumquat Honey Glazed Rotisserie Chicken at the Treasures of Spring Buffet Dinner here.
A live carving station serves expertly prepared delights like Peking Duck and Bak Kwa Kueh Pie Tee alongside Steamed Grouper Fillet, Scallops with Australian Broccoli, and more. Desserts include Mandarin Orange Crème Brulee and Osmanthus Jelly. Guests receive a complimentary Prosperity Yu Sheng with Cured Salmon with every four paying adults.
Until February 24, 2024. 323 Alexandra Road, 159972. momentushotels.com
Traditional Cantonese dishes that promise a hearty feast at Yan. Choose from a la carte options or gear up for one of the six dine-in set menus (starting from $128 per pax). Don’t miss the vibrant Kaleidoscope of Prosperity Yusheng and the indulgent Harvest Pen Cai.
Main dishes include Steamed Live Marble Goby Fish and Golden Pumpkin Broth with Dried Fish Maw, but it’s the decidedly different dessert that helps this menu to make its mark – Chilled Taro Paste with Coconut Ice Cream.”
Available until February 24, 2024. National Gallery Singapore, #05-02, 1 St. Andrew’s Road, 178957. Here’s where to make a reservation
One Farrer Hotel
Join the elegant reunion dinner celebrations at One Farrer Hotel’s Grand Ballroom ($128 per pax) on February 9, 6.30pm to 9.30pm. The spread here will be one to remember with traditional delicacies, and live band performances. Alternatively, explore the Nest’s Longevity Set Menu featuring yusheng, pen cai, and more.
Until February 16, 2024. 1 Farrer Park Station Road, 217562. onefarrer.com
Dian Xio Er
Using only the finest quality of Cherry Valley ducks paired with the freshest ingredients, Dian Xio Er’s signature Herbal Roast Duck is prepared, roasted daily, and legendary! As always, this popular chain restaurant celebrates the festivities with a selection of new year specials such as pork ribs, prosperity pouch and pineapple and cranberry tarts. The Herbal Roasted Duck, marinated in herbs and spices, then roasted till the skin is crisp and the flesh tender and packed herbal notes, is what CNY is all about.
Various locations. dianxiaoer.com.sg