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CNY Dining 2023: 8 Places To Go For A Delicious Reunion Dinner

CNY Dining 2023: 8 Places To Go For A Delicious Reunion Dinner

Lifestyle Food
By Shairah on 30 Dec 2022
Project Editor

As 2022 comes to a close, we can finally put away the Christmas turkey and welcome the Year of the Rabbit


Chinese New Year is a time for fun, family, and of course, feasting! But if you’re too busy or daunted by the thought of hosting a reunion dinner at home, we’ve got your back. Skip the stress and leave it to the culinary experts to serve up an impressive CNY feast – complete with customary yu sheng, bountiful pen cai stuffed auspicious ingredients, and other classic dishes.

Read on to discover 8 Chinese restaurants in Singapore to go for delicious reunion dinners and festive get-togethers this CNY.

 Photo from Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore

Greenhouse at Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore

Set on the scenic grounds of Laguna National Golf Resort Club, Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore is the perfect place to ring in the Year of the Rabbit. The forest-themed Greenhouse restaurant is offering a prosperous buffet spread of Chinese favourites, along with international fare from 21 January to 5 February 2023. 

Create your own yu sheng from a medley of condiments and toppings at the DIY Yu Sheng station or tuck into the crowd favourite Cantonese Roasted Duck and Suckling Pig from the roasting station. Seafood lovers can also look forward to a smorgasbord of slipper lobster, fresh oysters, and the Steamed Sliced Garoupa Fillet with Chef Special Sauce on the CNY Sunday Brunch Menu.

Hosting an intimate soiree for friends or co-workers? Get together in the Private Dining Room and opt for the 8-course Joyful Bonanza or Jubilant Bonanza. On these set menus are tasty delights such as Prosperity Lobster Yu Sheng, Cantonese Style Roasted Crispy Chicken, and Braised South African Abalone with Black Moss. Dusit Gourmet also offers takeaways you can gift to friends and families including the Prosperity Salmon or Golden Abalone Yu Sheng. No meal would be complete without a sweet treat; bring home freshly-baked patisserie like Dark Chocolate and Mandarin Orange cake or the decadent CNY Chocolate Gift Set.


Selected members and credit cardholders can enjoy early bird specials of 15% off for reservations and payment made by 10 January 2023.

Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore is located at 11 Laguna Golf Green. Visit Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore online for more information on their festive dining.

 Photo from Crystal Jade

Crystal Jade

You can always leave it to the Crystal Jade Group to serve up impressive Chinese fare that’ll satisfy the varied tastes of your friends and family members. Over at the flagship Crystal Jade Palace, you can feast on special dim sum items and inventive Cantonese delights like the Braised Abalone with Sea Cucumber, Fish Maw & Conpoy on Crispy Hor Fun. One highlight item that’s not to be missed is the Crispy Ginger with Orange Peel Nian Gao: bite-sized balls of homemade glutinous rice cake presented like lollipops.

Crystal Jade Palace is located at #04-19 Takashimaya Shopping Centre, 391 Orchard Road. Visit for more information.

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Chopsuey Cafe

Whipping up fresh interpretations of classic Chinese cuisine with contemporary Anglo-Chinese and Southeast Asian influences, Chopsuey Cafe is certainly a unique choice for reunion dinners. The Joyous Reunion set menu offers a varied choice for adventurous diners – including a healthy Lucky Lunar Lo Hei Yu Sheng comprising trout, kale, celeriac, sprouts, red radish, blueberries and wild rice topped with real gold leaf. For the main course, choose from hearty options like the sweet chilli king prawns, house-smoked spice salmon fried rice, and tamarind beef ribs.


Chopsuey Cafe is located Block 10 Dempsey Road, #01-23. Visit for more information.

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JUMBO Seafood

We all know and love JUMBO Seafood for its award-winning chilli crab but here’s even more reason to host your CNY get-togethers there. From 13 January, seafood lovers can opt for the CNY Celebration Set for 4 to 10 diners. Of course, chilli crab with fried man tou is the highlight of these sets, alongside standouts like the 10-Head Abalone and Sea Cucumber Braised with Fish Maw in Claypot, Chilled Live Prawns Tossed with Chef's Special Sauce, and Fried Rice with X.O. Sauce and Sakura Prawn Topped with Tobiko.

JUMBO Seafood has 5 locations islandwide. Visit for more information.

 Photo from Yàn


When it comes to fine Cantonese cuisine, Yàn is an obvious choice. This year, the team has whipped up 6 special Lunar New Year menus that signify abundance and prosperity. The Fortune Feast is a 6-course set menu that begins with the Prosperity Salmon Yusheng, followed by classic dishes like the Double-boiled Six-headed Whole Abalone with Fish Maw and Wok-fried Pork Ribs with White Sesame in Sweet and Sour Sauce. A must-try is the Yàn Harvest Pen Cai: a stunning dish brimming with 6-headed Whole Abalone, sea cucumber, live prawns, pork tendons, and other wholesome ingredients.

Yàn is located at #05-02 National Gallery Singapore, 1 Saint Andrew's Road. Visit for more information.

 Photo from Rempapa



Helmed by MasterChef Singapore judge Chef Damian D'Silva, Rempapa is an ode to the many flavours of Chinese, Peranakan, Eurasian, Indian, and Malay cuisine. The Lunar New Year a la carte menu serves up comforting renditions of dishes beloved by Singaporeans like Dang Gui Prime Ribs, Braised Pork Knuckle, and Steamed Red Grouper with Silky Steamed Egg. For dessert, Rempapa has teamed up with Sourbombe Artisanal Bakery to come up with the A-bun-dance Box: a trio of Sourbombes doughnuts and eight pieces of kueh in unique flavours such as Prawn Bostador, Mango Pomelo, and Kueh Salat.

Rempapa is located at #01-01/02/03 Park Place Residences at PLQ, 2 Paya Lebar Road. Visit for more information.

 Photo from EMPRESS


A popular wedding venue, contemporary Chinese restaurant EMPRESS boasts luxurious interiors and gorgeous views of the Singapore River. From 9 January to 5 February, their Lunar New Year Reunion menu will elevate your celebrations with culinary delicacies that represent an abundance of blessing. Specials include the Smoked Salmon & Crispy Salmon Skin Yu Sheng and Sichuan Style Mouth-Watering Chicken With Chilli. For vegetarians, EMPRESS also offers meat-free options like Kung Pao Tindle Chicken and Plant-Based Salmon Yu Sheng.

EMPRESS is located at #01-03 Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place. Visit for more information.

 Photo from Madame Fan


Madame Fan

When theatre meets food, you get Madame Fan: a lush fine-dining experience that heralds a new era of Chinese cuisine. Amidst swanky surroundings, you can celebrate the festive season with the Lavish Set Menus. They include dishes like Boston Lobster with Springy Wonton Noodles or Deep-fried Chilean Sea Bass with Sweet and Sour Sauce. Don’t miss out on Madame Fan's Prosperity Poon Choi: a quintessential CNY dish that features 10 extravagant ingredients like abalone, sea cucumber, and scallops.

Madame Fan is located at The NCO Club, 32 Beach Road. Visit for more information.