Chinese New Year is just a few weeks away and here are some places we think are worth a visit (and worth the calories. In this year of the pig, expect many porky mouth-watering specials!
The Butcher’s Kitchen, Suntec City Mall
Start the Lunar New Year right with a prosperity toss or lou hei. The 3 Treasures Porky Yu Sheng ($38.80 for 10 pax) from The Butcher’s Kitchen is unlike any other. This yusheng spots three key ingredients: golden roast pork belly, char siew and fried pork lard. On top of everything, the yusheng is topped with The Butcher’s Kitchen’s very own freshly made chips for that extra crunch.
Don’t forget to also check out the other porky offerings, such as the Char Siew Pasta with Truffle ($18.80), Mala Pasta with Roasted Pork Belly ($18.80), and the Hebi Hiam Pizza ($18.80).
Chinese New Year is all about gatherings with family and friends, as well as lots of food. This year of the pig, check out Brotzeit’s Chinese New Year menu boasting an all-pork selection.
The crowd pleaser would be the “Prosperity” Brotzeitplatte ($188), which is good for a party of six to eight. Truly a spread to behold, this large platter features Golden Roasted Pork Belly with moist bread stuffing, Brotzeit’s signature crispy Pork Knuckle, a Duo of Ribs marinated with Bavarian Honey sauce and Apple Cider with Chilli Flakes, and premium German Sausages (Thüringer, Nürnberger, Pork Cheese and Spicy Pork Bratwurst). It also comes with sides of Sweet Potato Fries, Creamy Chinese Cabbage, and Sautéed Garlic Mushrooms.
For a smaller group, the Zweierlei Ripperl or Duo of Prosperity Ribs ($38) is the perfect dish. Bringing out the best of both worlds, Brotzeit’s signature fall-off-the- bone tender ribs are prepared in two ways – Bavarian Honey and Apple Cider with Chilli Flakes.
The Carvery @ Park Hotel Alexandra, Queenstown
Forget about your diet and indulge in an all-you-can-eat meal featuring roasts from The Carvery at Park Hotel Alexandra. Expect to find The Carvery’s version of a traditional Italian Pork Porchetta (available for dinner only, except on Feb 5 & 6) that is stuffed with rich salted egg paste, aromatic curry leaves and chopped chilli padi for that extra oomph.
And for beef lovers, the Australian Dry Aged Beef Prime Ribs (available for dinner during weekends only) is a must have. The premium ribs are dry aged with a light seasoning of salt for at least 14 days, then slow cooked for five hours before finishing off in a wood fire oven. The succulent and tender ribs are then paired with house-made red wine sauce or veal jus.
Racines @ Sofitel Singapore City Centre, Tanjong Pagar
Sofitel Singapore City Centre is putting a western twist into the traditional Yu Sheng. The brainchild of Executive Chinese Chef Andrew Chong, the Racines’ Auspicious Yu Sheng is a medley of pickled chayote, cornichon and kohlrabi which coalesces with shredded celeriac, finger lime caviar and homemade cured trout fillet. And instead of the typical plum sauce you would find in most traditional Yu Sheng, Chef Andrew has tied the ingredients together with a healthy dressing of black garlic.
Another Pièce de Résistance by Chef Andrew is the Seafood Abalone Treasure Pot with Braised Cabbage and Black Moss (Pen Cai). This pot comprises abalone, sea cucumber, king prawn, Hokkaido scallop, fried oyster, flower mushroom, fish maw, roasted pork, roasted French duck breast, truffles, Chinese gluten and black moss. This rather big serving of festive goodies is good for up to 10 people.
The dishes mentioned are available for dine-in from Jan 14 and take away from Jan 21 at Racines in Sofitel Singapore City Centre. Online bookings can be made here.
Usher in the Lunar New Year with a healthy Prosper-licious 8-course Vegetarian Menu at Elemen Restaraunt. The Prosper-licious 8-course Menu is available for dine-in only from 8 Jan –19 Feb 2019, at $42.80++/pax, with outlets at Millenia Walk, Thomson Plaza and Harbourfront Centre.
Begin your Prosper-licious 8-course menu with a bright and yellow Sour Plum Cherry Tomato and a comforting Double Boiled Truffle Soup, which is slow-boiled for over 6 hours with a blend of traditional Chinese herbs. Then, dig into a luscious Homemade Soft Edamame Tofu, served with oyster mushroom and crisp-fried golden beancurd skin which is hand wrapped with beehoon.
A crowd favourite for the night was the Yam Ring with Assorted Vegetables. The Yam Ring is marinated in natural charcoal for a subtle charcoal fragrance and detoxing benefits. Lastly, end your dinner on a sweet note with the fried Nian Gao with Coconut Ice Cream and freshly brewed Iced Osmanthus Red Tea.
Ring in a year of abundance with new Chinese New Year treats from Bakerzin! This year, Bakerzin is will be unveiling the Assorted pineapple tarts containing tarts in three flavours: Rose, Orange and Chrysanthemum. We especially loved the Orange flavoured one.
Also, indulge in Bakerzin’s cookies that come in 3 flavours - Black Sesame, Matcha and Orange.
These treats are available from now till Feb 3 at all Bakerzin outlets and online.
Lime @ PARKROYAL on Pickering
Dine to impress here at PARKROYAL on Pickering with an extensive buffet featuring premium ingredients, such as lobsters and foie gras. From an array of Chinese dishes to a spread of fresh seafood and sashimi, get ready to stuff your faces! What's more, is that you'd get a complimentary Yu Sheng, if you come in a group of 10 or more for the buffet dinner and the Super Lunch Sunday.
And specially on the 4-6 February, Lime will be introducing a specially curated menu, comprising dishes such as Roasted Duck and Pork Belly, Pan-fried Dumpling with Ginger and Black Vinegar, Roasted Prime Ribs with Dang Gui inflused Jus, and the Roasted Suckling Pig.
Novotel Clarke Quay
Feast your way into the Year of the Pig at Novotel Clarke Quay! From now till 19 Feb, enjoy a whole buffet spread, which includes an Assorted Chinese BBQ meat station, Poached Broccoli with Dried Oyster and Black Moss and the all-time favourite Chilli Crab!
Don't forget to save some space for dessert, because the Mandarin Orange Tartlets and the Pan Fried Nian Gao are definitely worth the space.
This Chinese New Year, Pezzo is joining in on the fun with some festive pizza flavours. Check out the Prosperity Smoked Salmon Pizza, which spots smoked salmon slices, avocado, tomatoes, yogurt and all brought together with some cheese.
And for dessert, try the Kaya Durian Pizza is a must-try! Think: creamy durian and sweet kaya, all on top of a bed of cheese. It was absolutely divine!
The new pizzas are selling at $5.90 per slice and $29.90 per pan.