Highlights of Lunar New Year 2014 in Singapore

Here are some of the highlights of Lunar New Year in Singapore this year, from reunion dinners and festive menus to Lo Hei Yu Shengs to Pen Cai to festive goodies, Melicacy has got it covered.

Reunion Imperial High Tea at Si Chuan Dou Hua at PARKROYAL on Beach Road (https://melicacy.com/?p=7003) offers great value for money at $32++ for a 8-course high-tea menu paired with teas.

Resorts World Sentosa is one of my favourite destinations in Singapore –not for the casino but for the unrivalled gastronomy and fun attractions (Universal Studios Singapore!!). Chek out the festive menus at Feng Shui Inn and Forest here: https://melicacy.com/?p=6960

For high calibre Cantonese cuisine, Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant at Sheraton Towers Singapore is a top pick. The Braised Superior Bird’s Nest with Crabmeat and Crab Roe is particularly outstanding. Check out their festive menus here: https://melicacy.com/?p=6973

For an elegant and classy Lunar New Year, Jiang-Nan Chun at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore gets my pick. Check out their festive menus here: https://melicacy.com/?p=6993

We’ve encountered fruit-incorporated Yu Shengs, but Peach Blossoms at Marina Mandarin takes it up a notch by using organic fruits in their Yu Sheng. Check out their festive menus here: https://melicacy.com/?p=6995

A go-to place for Barbeued Goose would be Restaurant HOME at The Rail Mall by Chef Tan Yong Hua. A homely and cosy restaurant that serves comforting Chinese cuisine. Check out the festive menus here: https://melicacy.com/?p=6975

Buffet lovers would be flocking to Plaza Brasserie at PARKROYAL on Beach Road for the festive buffet. Have you checked out the new Ballrooms? Read more here: https://melicacy.com/?p=6997

As for the ‘Best Pen Cai’, the award goes to Cherry Garden, Mandarin Oriental Singapore’s extravagant Cherry Garden Treasure Pot ($328 for 6 persons) –also identified as the largest pen cai in Singapore, weighing a hefty 25 kilogrammes and measuring 45 centimetres in diameter. Check out their festive menus here: https://melicacy.com/?p=6987

Most memorable from Goodwood Park Hotel was the meticulously handcrafted Fortune of Gold ($80 for 1kg) that’s sweet and entirely edible –a stunning creation that will be the star of every party. Check out their festive offerings here: https://melicacy.com/?p=6952

For affordable and halal-certified Chinese New Year baked goodies, check out PrimaDéli’s range that includes new flavours such as the Pistachio Cookies that I got hooked on: https://melicacy.com/?p=6990

One of my favourite places to get Chinese New Year goodies would be Bakerzin. Classic pineapple tarts come in two designs, ingot-shaped and leaf-shaped. Fans of yuzu can try their yuzu-flavoured pineapple tarts. Their cookies are crowd-pleasers too. All goodies are individually wrapped to maintain freshness. Read more here: https://melicacy.com/?p=6965

The Taiwan Pineapple Cakes from Din Tai Fung made with Songshan Pineapples is a must-try for those who want an alternative to the usual pineapple tarts. Free of preservatives and trans-fat. Read more here: https://melicacy.com/?p=7026

Check out the cheery festive cakes from The Icing Room here: https://melicacy.com/?p=7011

One of the most popular giveaways I’ve done was for Violet Oon’s Kitchen’s Lunar New Year hamper, with over 300 participants in a span of less than 2 weeks. Check out more of the festive goodies from Violet Oon’s Kitchen here: https://melicacy.com/?p=6955

For casual western dining and seafood lovers, Fish & Co offers the Yu Sheng at $34.80++. More on the Yu Sheng here: https://melicacy.com/?p=7017

And for the best and most opulent version of Yusheng, Hilton Singapore takes the crowning glory. Truffle, lobster, caviar, bird’s nest, … basically all the good stuff, all in the Yu Sheng. Read more about their festive menus here: https://melicacy.com/?p=6971

Here’s wishing everyone a prosperous Lunar New Year!