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Your Cheat Guide To Having An Impressive Reunion Dinner This Chinese New Year – No Cooking Needed!

Your Cheat Guide To Having An Impressive Reunion Dinner This Chinese New Year – No Cooking Needed!

Lifestyle Food
By Shairah on 27 Dec 2022
Project Editor

Now that Christmas is over, we have our sights and attention firmly set on the next big occasion: Chinese New Year! There are so many reasons why we look forward to this holiday every year but the biggest reason of them all? All the yummy delicacies, of course.


With less than a month to the big day, you’re probably already scrambling to sort out all the preparations: house cleaning, outfit shopping and, let’s not forget, the cooking. Good news: we have the secret to an utterly delicious and fuss-free Chinese New Year – no cooking required! 

Crystal Jade is your fool-proof cheat guide to hosting impressive reunion dinners and CNY get-togethers this year, thanks to its range of festive takeaway bundles and dine-in set menus. Curated by Group Executive Chef Martin Foo and a team of dedicated chefs, the festive line-up promises to be a smorgasbord of classic Chinese fare with an inventive twist. From yu sheng to delish dim sum, nian gao to pineapple cookies, you can be sure that the varied tastes of your friends and family members will be sated.

Golden Harvest Sea Cucumber Yu Sheng with Abundance Abalone Treasure Pot. Photo from Crystal Jade

Festive goodies to take home

Your Chinese New Year festivities wouldn’t be complete without the traditional lo hei toss. To impress your relatives, get your hands on Group Executive Chef Foo’s inventive yu sheng creation. This year’s rendition is the Golden Harvest Sea Cucumber Yu Sheng ($138 for small; $208 for large), a new and improved version of the traditional Shunde-style yu sheng. It features tender slices of Australian sea cucumber on a bed of crunchy frisée lettuce, cucumber, ice plant and kaffir lime leaves. Combined with other fresh elements such as jellyfish head, pomelo, dried persimmon, and red capsicum, this unique dish is light and refreshing. 

Auspicious Reunion Feast Festive Takeaway Bundle.Photo from Crystal Jade

Hosting an intimate gathering? We recommend the Auspicious Reunion Feast Festive Takeaway Bundle ($488). Suitable for 5 to 7 persons, this five-course feast features festive favourites like the Reunion Yu Sheng with Abalone, Fortune Fried Glutinous Rice with Conpoy wrapped in Opeh Leaf, Dang Gui Crispy Salted Chicken, Prosperity Carrot Cake, and Bountiful Abalone Treasure Pot – everything you need to fill up those hearty appetites and impress your guests!


Joyous Red Bean Soy Milk Pudding (right); Ah Ma Almond Cookies, Macadamia Cookies, and Golden Pineapple Cookies (left).Photo from Crystal Jade

Of course, you can’t forget about dessert! Cap off your festivities on a sweet note with Crystal Jade’s dessert offerings. Like its name suggests, the Joyous Red Bean Soy Milk Pudding ($28.80) will be an impressive yet joyful addition to your dinner table. Instead of the usual Mandarin oranges, gift your loved ones with Ah Ma Almond Cookies ($22.80), Macadamia Cookies ($26.80), and Golden Pineapple Cookies ($26.80). They are made with reduced sugar, making them suitable gifts for health-conscious folks.

Save more when you order early

Enjoy up to 20% off from now till 3 Jan 2023, or 15% off from 4 Jan to 5 Feb when you buy any festive takeaway goodies from or participating outlets. Don’t forget to use the promo code 23GS8 when you order online for an additional 8% off! 

Home delivery is available from 4-18 Jan and 26 Jan-5 Feb 2023 with a delivery fee of $30 or $40 for delivery on 19, 20 and 25 Jan 2023. No delivery from 21 to 24 Jan 2023.

Festive offerings from Crystal Jade Palace.Photo from Crystal Jade

Delicious dine-in deals

Don’t like hosting parties at home? If you prefer celebrating Chinese New Year in the comfort of a restaurant, leave it to the experts at Crystal Jade. From 4 January, you can head to any one of Crystal Jade’s fine and casual dining restaurants islandwide and start your festive feasting. With so many mouth-watering dishes and set menus to choose from, trust us when we say you’ll be spoilt for choice!

Crystal Jade Palace serves up hearty Cantonese and contemporary Chinese fare that’ll delight all ages and taste buds. The Poached Wild Soon Hock in Pickled Tomato Soup ($16 per 100g) is a must-order; it features live soon hock fish gently cooked in a tomato-based soup, and topped with pickled mustard leaves, black fungus, deep-fried garlic and ginger. We especially love the Crispy Ginger with Orange Peel Nian Gao ($8.80 for 4 pieces) that are presented beautifully like bite-sized lollipops – kids will surely gobble them up! 

Over at Crystal Jade Golden Palace, you can expect satisfyingly hearty Teochew and Cantonese fare. What is sure to capture everyone’s attention (and taste buds) this year is the Crispy Spring Chicken marinated with Fermented Bean Curd ($36 for whole) – comprising a whole chicken that’s imbued with intensely savoury flavours until it’s golden brown and juicy.

The recently-opened Crystal Jade Pavilion is a great place to host family reunions and corporate events this Chinese New Year. Menu highlights include the Double-boiled Eight Head Abalone Soup with American Ginseng ($42.80 per person), a hearty concoction rich in premium ingredients.

Festive offerings from Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao. Photo from Crystal Jade

The laid-back and casual atmosphere of Crystal Jade Hong Kong Kitchen, Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao and Crystal Jade Jiang Nan will be the perfect setting for get-togethers with friends. Tuck into the auspiciously-named Braised Pork Knuckle with Abalone & Black Moss ($58) from Crystal Jade Hong Kong Kitchen or the whimsical gourd-shaped Hu Lu Prawn Pastry ($9.90 for 3 pieces) that was specially created for Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao.

For more information on Crystal Jade festive takeaway bundles and dine-in set menus, visit or contact the respective restaurants.

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