The Lunar New Year holidays are coming and you know what that means – time to make reservations for the celebratory feast you’ve been thinking about 🎉


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Here, we have compiled a list of halal-certified buffets which will be offering Chinese cuisines in celebration of the special occasion, and that includes yu sheng of course! If you have always wanted to try Chinese cuisine, this is indeed the perfect opportunity to do so. All you have to do is take your pick from the amazing spread of buffets available 😉

1. AquaMarine

This Chinese New Year, AquaMarine is bringing in irresistible specials such as Szechuan chicken stew and braised duck with lotus leaves. Just looking at this picture of their braised duck will get you excited to feast 🤤

For a more authentic CNY experience, why not try your hand at making your own yu sheng at their DIY yu sheng station?

True to their name, AquaMarine’s seafood spread is pretty amazing! With all that fresh seafood, international AND local delights, it’s really not hard to see why people can’t stop raving about this buffet. Especially for dinner on the eve of CNY, you can dig into steamed whole scallops with crispy garlic and soy sauce, as well as abalone, sea cucumber and braised radish in organic pumpkin nage. What’s not to love about this vibrant CNY spread? 😍

Promotional Period: 22 January to 3 March 2018
Price:
Lunch: 16 & 17 Feb – $68++ per adult / $34++ per child; Other days – $60++ per adult / $30++ per child
Dinner: 15 Feb – $128++ per adult / $64++ per child; 16 & 17 Feb –  $88++ per adult / $44++ per child
Dinner (other days): Weekday – $70++ per adult / $35++ per child; Weekend – $80++ per adult / $40++ per child
Address: 6 Raffles Boulevard, Level 4, Marina Mandarin, Singapore 039594 (Prayer room available!)
Opening Hours:
Lunch – 12PM to 2.30PM (Mon to Fri), 12PM to 3PM (Sat – Sun, Public Holidays)
Dinner – 6.30PM to 10PM
Contact Number: 6845 1111
E-mail: aquamarine.marina@meritushotels.com 
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2. StraitsKitchen

If you’re looking for an ambient family-friendly setting for a reunion, StraitsKitchen is the place to be. On round tables perfect for family feasts, have their yu sheng in commemoration of the festive period!


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Dine on CNY specials such as their braised dried oyster with black moss, chicken feet, dark soy sauce and superior sauce. If you’re craving for more, indulge in the world’s first Marine Stewardship Council certified abalone, served in clay pot with a blend of mushrooms, broccoli and superior stock ($38++). Usually only served at weddings, this is definitely the big treat you need for the long weekend!


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Promotional Period: 15 to 17 February 2018
Price: Lunch – $68++ per adult / $38++ per child
Dinner – $88++ per adult / $48++ per child
Address: Lobby Level, Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road, S 228211 (Prayer room available!)
Opening Hours:
Lunch – 12PM to 2.30PM (Mon-Fri), 12.30PM to 3PM (Sat, Sun, PH)
Dinner – 6.30PM to 10.30PM
Contact Number: +65 6732 1234
Book online here!
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3. Katong Kitchen

Specialising in Peranakan and local cuisine, Katong Kitchen will be ringing in the Lunar New Year with their Prosperity Buffet! Feast on auspicious dishes, such as this slipper lobster in chilli crab sauce symbolizing family and unity.

Gather a big group of loved ones for this occasion, because groups of more than 20 pax will get to enjoy complimentary yu sheng! Otherwise, the yu sheng comes in different serving sizes, with the cheapest and smallest (for 6 pax) going at SGD$38++. Find out more here!

Promotional Period: 2 February – 2 March 2018
Prices:
Lunch –  $38++ per adult / $19++ per child (Mon-Fri); $48++ per adult / $24++ per child (Sat-Sun)
Dinner – $48++ per adult / $24++ per child(Mon-Thurs); $58++ per adult / $29++ per child (Fri-Sun); $68++ per person / $34++ per child (15-17 Feb)
FREE for children aged below 6. (Child: Aged 5-12)
Address: Level 4, Village Hotel Katong, 25 Marine Parade, Singapore 449536
Opening Hours:
Lunch – 12PM to 3PM (Closes at 2.30PM on weekdays)
Dinner – 6.30PM to 10PM
Contact Number: +65 6551 2141
E-mail: katongkitchen@kitchenlanguage.com.sg
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4. Carousel

Carousel is back with their Lunar New Year Festive Buffet! Their buffet boasts a wide array of cuisines from all over the world and best of all, their 2018 special – halal Rhapsody of Pineapple Yu Sheng. This yu sheng is made up of fresh pickled purple cabbage, shredded fruits, and crisp pineapple rings. The burst of sweet flavours is also complemented with the quintessential sashimi 😋


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To top it all off, you can pick from their desserts’ stations offering not just one, but three chocolate fondues! If you’re more of an ice cream kind of a person, you can choose from 13 flavours at their premium ice cream parlour. 😱


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Promotional Period: 15 – 17 February 2018
Prices 
(For lunch, high tea and dinner respectively):
Lunar New Year’s Eve (15 Feb):
Adult: $65.52, $56.16, $114.66
Child: $42.21, $37.44, $60.84
Lunar New Year Day 1 & 2 (16-17 Feb):
Adult: $76.05, $56.16, $97.11
Child: $50.31, $37.44, $57.33
Opening Hours: 12-2PM (lunch), 3.30PM-5.30PM (high tea), 6.30PM-9.30PM (dinner)
Contact Number: +65 6589 7799
E-mail: carousel@royalplaza.com.sg
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Address: 25 Scotts Rd, Lobby Level, Royal Plaza on Scotts, 228220

5. 21 On Rajah

The Mediterr-asean cuisine in 21 On Rajah brings together a selection of Mediterranean favourites, like spiced Basmati and Sultana Saffron Rice, and street Asian fares such as clams in Assam Chilli and barbecued chicken with sambal squid rings!


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In celebration of Chinese New Year, their buffet consists of such a huge spread that it offers varying selections for each of the 3-day CNY holiday! Try out their smoked duck with orange segments and sesame seeds, and make sure to dig in to some steamed prawn har kao and chicken siew mai 😍


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Check out their full menu here!
Promotional Period: 
2 February – 2 March 2018
Prices:
Brunch: $40++ per adult / $20++ per child (16-17 Feb & Weekends); $34++ per adult / $17++ per child (Weekday)
Dinner: $58++ per adult / $29++ per child (15 Feb); $48++ per adult / $24++ per child (16-17 Feb);  $40++ per adult / $20++ per child (Weekday); $45++ per adult / $22.50++ per child (Weekend)
Opening Hours: Brunch – 12PM to 3PM (Closes at 2.30PM on weekdays); Dinner – 6PM to 10 PM
Address: Days Hotel, 1 Jln Rajah, S 329133 (Prayer rooms available)
Contact Number: +65 6808 6847
Reservations: Website
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6. Blue Jasmine (Please note that as of Jul 2019, Blue Jasmine is no longer halal-certified ☹️)

From the restaurant that provided us the delectable Anchan Thai Buffet, a Thai-Chinese Buffet Dinner is now waiting for you! Blue Jasmine from Park Hotel Farrer Park will be ushering in the Lunar New Year with Thai-Chinese cuisine that will give you a gastronomical CNY experience unlike any other.

Come prepared with an empty stomach as a variety of irresistible dishes await. Feast on Chinese delights such as braised duck, steamed sea bass and even longevity noodles! You can also try your hand at tossing yusheng here.


Credit: Park Hotel Farrer Park Official Website

In the Chinese culture, these dishes are said to be ‘auspicious’ as they provide you with luck and prosperity. Whether you believe so or not, they will doubtlessly provide you with that extravagant meal you were looking to dig into this long weekend holiday 😉 Gather your makan buddies for a day of feasting – the more, the merrier!

Promotional Period: 15 – 17 February 2018
Opening hours: 
 6.30PM to 10PM

Price: $48++ per adult
Address: 10 Farrer Park Station Road, Singapore 217564
Contact number: 
+65 6824 8851

E-mail: hello@bluejasmine.com.sg
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7. Saltwater Cafe

Situated on a poolside among the lush greenery of Changi Village, Saltwater Cafe will provide the peaceful yet sumptuous feast you’d desire for the holidays. Savour some braised oxtail drenched in black vinegar soya sauce and top that up with char siew lamb rack. Definitely a must-visit if you have always wanted to try Chinese cuisine!


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And of course, what’s a CNY meal without their Abundance Lo Hei? Their smallest one (for 6 pax) comes at SGD$38++! Find out more here.


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Promotional Period: 2 February – 2 March 2018
Prices:
Lunch –  $38++ per adult / $19++ per child; $52++ per adult / $26++ per child (16 to 17 Feb)
Dinner – $68++ per adult / $34++ per child (15 Feb); $58++ per person / $29++ per child (16 to 17 Feb); $42++ per adult / $21++ per child (Mon-Thurs); $52++ per adult / $26++ per child (Fri-Sun)
Opening Hours: Lunch – 12PM to 3PM (Closes at 2.30PM on weekdays); Dinner – 6.30PM to 10PM
Address: 1 Netheravon Road, Changi Village Hotel Level 1, Singapore 508502
Contact Number: +65 6379 7018
E-mail: saltwater@kitchenlanguage.com.sg
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Now that’s a bountiful list of feasts for you to choose from! There’s no better time to try out halal Chinese cuisines than on Chinese New Year itself, so make sure to book your tables quick 😉

 

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