The Chinese New Year Reunion dinner remains one of the most important dinners and gatherings of the year, especially in an age where many families are no longer able to make time to sit down together for nightly dinners.
This is why many Singaporeans still see it as an important part of Chinese New Year and go to great lengths to prepare for it. However, preparing a sumptuous feast for 10 or more can be a challenging task for whoever is cooking, not to mention the clean up after that and the fact that you need to get up early the next day. This is why many of us are opting to eat out these days. Here, we bring you a curated list of restaurants to have your reunion dinner, not to mention the discounts that come with using the right credit card.
Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel’s award-winning Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant re-opens its doors after a major refurbishment. Serving authentic Cantonese cuisine in an ornate décor replete with dramatic black and gold colours, you can be assured of a classy reunion dinner that your entire family will remember.
Set menu highlights: Abalone & Salmon Yu Sheng with Crispy Fish Skin; Braised Hashima Broth with Crab Roe, Crab Meat, Conpoy & Wolfberry; Stir-Fried Scallop, Prawn & Broccoli marinated with Glutinous Rice Wine & Spicy Sauce; Stewed Sliced 5-Head Abalone with Pig Trotter, Black Moss, Beancurd Skin & Seasonal Vegetables, and more.
- Discount: 20% off Lunar New Year Set Menus and Lunar New Year Eve Set Menus with DBS Cards
- Price: S$98++ to S$188++ per person
Szechuan Court and Kitchen
For a venue that is charming and elegant, Szechuan Court takes the cake for its renowned Szechuan and Cantonese cuisine in a classy setting. Signature dishes from its Chinese New Year menu include an indulgent Snow Crab “Yu Sheng”, stir-fried Maine Lobster, Superior Bird’s Nest Broth and whole suckling pig.
- Discount: 20% off CNY Set Menus or 15% off food bill for minimum 2 diners with OCBC cards
- Price: 8-course set menu starts at $468 for 4 persons to $1288 for 10 persons. Feel free to order from the a la carte menu as well since you still get 15% off for a minimum of 2 diners!
10 at Claymore
Prefer to be able to feast yourself silly instead? Well, then a value-for-money buffet will fulfil your appetite! For the Lunar New year, 10 at Claymore at Pan Pacific will present a Spring Time Oyster Rhapsody. The features are a host of gourmet delicacies that reflects the symbolic traditions associated with the Chinese New Year.
Diners can look forward to 5 types of freshly shucked oysters, as well as traditional new year dishes such as the Eight Treasure Lotus Leaf Rice, Fatt Choy with Sea Cucumber and Superior Fish Maw soup.
- Discount: 1 dines free with 3 paying adults for buffet lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch
- Price: $42 to $88++
Azur, Crowne Plaza
Are you staying in the East and looking for an excellent buffet that your family can eat at, without travelling all the way to town? Then you need to check out the Fortune Festive Buffet at Azur, Crowne Plaza Hotel.
This year, the culinary team has chosen to feature some yummy Szechuan delicacies such as Boiled Fish Fillet in Sichuan Chilli Oil, Twice Cooked Pork Belly with Leek and Dried Chilli Flakes and Chicken Dumpling in Chilli Oil to tantalise your taste buds. But they are not forgetting the classics as well, such as Pen Cai treasure pot, Crispy Roast Suckling Pig and Roast Duck.
- Discount: Early bird special of 25% off buffet if you reserve before 15 January for Citibank, UOB, Standard Chartered and Bank of China Cardmembers.
- Price: $48.88 to $88.88++
Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant
Indulge in classic Cantonese cuisine or try out the creative new dishes by the team at Xin Cuisine Holiday Inn for an interesting take on Chinese New Year dishes. Tantalise your tastebuds with a creative twist of classic Chinese cuisine with the Braised Superior Dried Oyster and Foie Gras, Braised South African Live Abalone with Chicken and Matsutake and the signature Home-style Roast Duck with Tea Leaves.
- Discount: 25% off for Citibank cardmembers when you make reservations for the Prosperous Reunion Set dinner before 25 January.
- Price: starts at $588 for 6 persons
Crystal Jade Restaurant
Crystal Jade remains one of the more popular chains of Chinese restaurants locally, featuring different concepts to cater to the local diners. This Chinese New Year, you and your family can enjoy different dining concepts for your reunion dinner, either with steamboat at the Crystal Jade Kitchen or indulge in classic Chinese New Year set menus at one of their fine dining restaurants.
- Discount: 12% rebate on Chinese New Year Set Menu with DBS cards
On top of these awesome credit card deals to help you save more, remember to utilise cards such as the CIMB Visa Signature Card (10%) and the Citi Cashback Credit card (8%) for extra savings on dining!