The Lunar New Year festivities are going into full swing, and here’s where you can find many dining options.

Somehow this is the season of hot pot, and newly opened Sichuan Kungfu Fish at Suntec City offers a not-so-traditional version with fresh fish and bountiful ingredients in tasty mala broth.

Many Suntec City restaurants will also be offering unique Prosperity Yu Sheng which should present talking points for the family – Yu Sheng with Yuzu dressing from Ichiban Boshi; Smoked Salmon Yu Sheng with Tianjin chestnuts from Din Tai Fung; Viet-inspired Jellyfish Yu Sheng from VietBox by Wrap & Roll, and vegetarian Yu Sheng from Nature Café.

Head over to East Atrium to stock up some of your favourite CNY goodies and gifts at the Robinsons Chinese New Year fair. (More details at the end of the post.)

Sichuan KungFu Fish
Fountain Court, #B1-132
Tel: +65 656333 9519
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10:00pm Daily

Fish with a kick. NEW-to-Singapore Sichuan KungFu Fish specialises in baked fish and seafood dishes served in hot hotpots, cooked in variety of traditional spicy flavours from Sichuan China.

Fish on the menu is caught from the deep sea of the United States, which includes Cod fish, Sole fish, and Salmon; served in signature Sichuan Hot & Spicy sauce for a get-together meal with a kick. Best for this weather.

Other than Mala, other appetizing flavours available include red hot chilli, steamboat bean base, pickled Chinese cabbage, and tomato base.

Consider this a combination of Eastern and Western cuisine.

Lunar New Year Special: Kungfu Set Meal
The special KingFu Set Meat ($238.80++ meant for 4 pax) features the show-stopping Grilled Special Cod which is a West Bay White Snapper; and other dishes of Grilled Prawns, Clam and Cucumber Salad.

Interesting experience. You eat this like a hotpot as there are a number of accompanying ingredients such as baby abalone, fish maw, scallop, sea cucumber, mushroom, enoki mushroom, Indian lettuce and cauliflower – all to be cooked in the mala soup broth.

The soup base was tasty. Spicy but not over-numbing so that you can still enjoy on its own.

Crystal Jade Kitchen
Fountain Court, #B1-112
Tel: +65 6884 5172
Opening Hours: 11:00am – 10:00pm Daily

Crystal Jade Kitchen remains a family-favourite for get-together meals, for their signature dim sums, comforting classic congee, roasted meats and wok-fried specialities.

If you are heading over during the festive period, try some of the recommended signature items, which include Reunion Salmon Yusheng ($42.80 small, $68.80 large), Bountiful Abalone Treasure Pot ($248 small, good for 5 persons; $428 large, good for 10 persons), Deep-fried Salted Egg Shrimp with Cheong Fun ($7.80), Fried Rice with Crab Meat and Dried Conpoy ($18.80) and Sautéed King Prawn in two ways – with salt & pepper and pan-fried with sweet and sour sauce ($28.80).

Lunar New Year Special: Sautéed Garoupa in Two Ways
Garoupa is a classic dish to serve during Chinese New Year as it represents togetherness and prosperity.

Having it served two ways allows you to enjoy the same fish differently for variation. One side you get it sautéed with vegetable; while the other salt & pepper version was fried till lightly crisp with slight spiciness which I think the young ones would enjoy.

Ichiban Boshi
Fountain Court, #B1-111
Tel: +65 6238 7088
Opening Hours: 11:00am – 10:00pm Daily

Casual Japanese restaurant Ichiban Boshi is known for its wide selection of Japanese set meals and sushi on conveyor belt, all kept at reasonable prices.

The Ichiban culinary team has also introduced new celebratory set meals, available for a limited period till 5 March.

Choose between the Kaisen Tonyu Miso Nabe Gozen ($26.90), Cereal Menchi Cheese Katsu Gozen ($24.90), Thai Chilli Tori Gozen ($25.90), Spicy Garlic Teriyaki Beef Gozen ($26.90), and Miso Katsu & Chazuke Gozen ($25.90).

The meals come complete with rice, chawanmushi, miso soup and a serving of fruits. Very filling for its value-for-money price.

Lunar New Year Special: Yu Sheng With Yuzu Dressing
If you would like to try something different from the usual sweet plum sauce for your Yu Sheng, then go for Ichiban Boshi’s unique Yuzu dressing. I enjoyed it for its zest and refreshing tanginess, which lifts the taste of the cut vegetables.

Available for dine-in and take-away, the Auspicious Set ($56.80++, serves 7-10 people) is great for large family reunions; while the Bountiful Set ($46.80++, serves 4-6 people) is a suitable choice for smaller groups.

Groups of 2-3 people can opt for the Celebration Set ($29.80++), for dine-in customers only. Valid from 1 Feb till 2 Mar 2018.

Din Tai Fung
West Wing (Near Convention Centre), #02-302
Tel: +65 6338 2422
Opening Hours: 11:00am – 10:00pm Daily

Talk about Xiao Long Bao, and world-famous Din Tai Fung – ranked as one of the world’s Top Ten Best Restaurants by The New York Times, comes to mind.

Their signature Xiao Long Bao aka Steamed Pork Dumplings ($10.30 for 10pcs, $7.80 for 6pcs), Steamed Chicken Soup ($10.80) and Fried Rice with Shrimps and Eggs ($12.80) remain as some of their top-sellers.

Another dish you should not miss out on is the Steamed Truffle & Pork Dumplings ($5/pc), which features black truffles with fresh pork wrapped in delicate skin. Experience the truffle-infused rich broth, succulent meat with that distinct truffle aroma, especially the moment the basket is lifted.

Lunar New Year Special: Prosperity Smoked Salmon Yu Sheng
Festive favourites offered include the signature Prosperity Smoked Salmon Yu Sheng 发财鱼生, and Steamed Layered Red Date Cake 枣泥糕.

For the Yu Sheng, what I liked were the pieces of soft Tianjin Roasted Chestnuts added which included some nuttiness, along with twirls of white radish and carrots, crispy yam strips, fresh pomelo pulp, Norwegian smoked salmon and their house-special plum sauce for a sweet and tangy finish.

Penang Place
West Wing (Near Convention Centre), #02-314/315/316
Tel: +65 64677003
Opening Hours: Lunch 11:30am – 3:00pm Last Order 2:30pm,
Dinner 6:00pm – 9:30pm Last Order 9:00pm

If you are up for all-you-can-have Penang food, you don’t have to head up north to Malaysia.

Penang Place at Suntec City serves up a wide spread of Penang favourites, in both buffet and ala carte style. What you get include mouth-watering dishes of Char Kway Teow, Assam Laksa, Hokkien Mee (Prawn Noodle Soup), Fruits Rojak, Beef Rendang, Chendol, and Kueh Kueh.

Reviewed as “The best Penang Char Koay Teow in town” by the local papers, don’t miss the signature dish complete with wok-hei.

Buffet pricing starts from $24.90++ for weekday lunch, to $30.90++ for weekend dinner in which you can eat to your heart’s content.

Lunar New Year Special: Braised Sea Cucumber with Duck
Look out for special CNY delights with a Peranakan twist, with dishes such as Abalone & Salmon Yu Sheng, Fish Maw with Seafood Soup, and Braised Sea Cucumber with Duck.

West Wing (Near Convention Centre), #02-307
Tel: +65 6341 9203
Opening Hours: 10:00am – 10:00pm Daily

GODIVA Chocolatier is best known for its famous truffle, shell-molded chocolate pieces, and European-style biscuits.

Its Chocolate Soft Serve which is rich, smooth and indulgent, has been popular among ice cream lovers as well. If you are a fan of matcha, then the Decadent Matcha Softserve or the Chocolate Twist will definitely satisfy your craving.

Lunar New Year Special: GODIVA Chinese New Year Chocolates
These dog-shaped chocolates are both cute and delicious, infused with a range of tea flavours inspired by the Asian market.

There are three flavours – the earthy “Thé Pu’Erh”; smoky black tea and dark chocolate ganache enriched “Thé Noir Fume”; and “Thé Vert Et Pistache” incudes creamy green tea and small pistachio pieces in a smooth white chocolate shell. My favouriteis “Thé Pu’Erh” with the subtle tea fragrance.

The chocolate assortments come in elegant red and gold orange festive gift boxes from $54 for a 9 pcs gift box to $216 for a 36 pcs Luxury Gift Box. Great for gifting.

Bee Cheng Hiang
West Wing (Near Convention Centre), #01-302
Tel: +65 6266 0568
Opening Hours: 10:00am – 10:00pm Daily

The household name of Bee Cheng Hiang known for its Bakkwa needs little introduction.

Few may know that their barbecued meat are actually hand-weaved using a traditional bamboo sieve, grilled over live charcoal to a smoky caramelization, that seals the moisture.

Richly flavoured, no added preservatives, no added meat tenderizer, no artificial colouring, no flavouring & MSG, 100% natural ingredients.

I would always go for the signature Sliced Pork Bakkwa, which is an all-time favourite, a premium cut using only hind leg meat that is so juicy. Sometimes, I would wrap it in a sandwich for breakfast.

For the festive period, their hot-items include Sliced Pork (From $55/kg), Gourmet Bakkwa (From $84/kg), Pork Floss ($59), and Mini Crunchies ($8.00/Pkt).

VietBox by Wrap & Roll
East Wing (Between Tower 3 & 4), #03-348
Opening Hours: 11:00am – 9:00pm (Mon – Fri), 12:00pm – 9:00pm (Sat – Sun)

For a healthy yet flavourful meal, VietBox by Wrap and Roll at Suntec City is a Viet-Aussie self-service dining cafe offering a selection of healthy rolls, noodles, baguettes, rice and snacks.

For the more traditional Vietnamese classics, opt for VietBox’s signatures such as the Turmeric Fish Rice Paper Roll ($4.60), Grilled Chicken Dry Noodle ($9.00), Premium Australian Beef Noodle Soup ($11.00) and Grilled Pork Baguette ($7.50).

Lunar New Year Special: Viet-inspired Jellyfish Prosperity Yu Sheng
Not reading wrongly, this is probably the only Viet-inspired Jellyfish Prosperity Yu Sheng ($22.90 for small, $46.90 for big) in Singapore.

VietBox brings on a twist by adding jellyfish, with the addition of sweet and sour Vietnamese salad sauce.

Good for those who want something atypical from the regular salmon, and prefer that distinct crunchy texture of jellyfish.

Nature Cafe
North Wing (Between Tower 1 & 2), #B1-148
Tel: +65 6266 6692
Opening Hours: 10:00am – 10:00pm Daily

Your one-stop shop for Asian vegetarian food cravings. The vegetarian café serves up dishes such as Herbal Burdock Noodle Soup, Tom Yam Noodle Soup, Wanton Noodle Soup, Fried Curry Noodles, even Hot Plate ‘Chicken’ and Curry ‘Mutton’ with rice.

The team of chefs pride themselves in not using MSG, garlic, onions and wine in the food preparation, to deliver healthier vegetarian cuisine.

Lunar New Year Special: Lunar New Year Vegetarian Sets
For a vegetarian family reunion, 3 sets are offered – The “Fu Xing Gao Zhao” ($148 for 4), “Xin Xiang Shi Cheng” ($268 for 6), and “Wan Shi Ru Yi” ($388 for 8).

The set for 4 includes quite a spread, from Prosperity Yu Sheng, Cold Dish, Veg ‘Sharks’ Fin’ Soup, Bai Ling Mushrooms with Greens, Hotplate Roasted ‘Meat’, E-fu Noodles and Sea Coconut with Longan.

H&J Bakery
East Wing (Between Tower 3 & 4), #02-605A

This cake shop slightly hidden at Suntec City’s East Wing, offers a variety of cakes and bread baked fresh daily.

Their two most popular cakes are the fragrance and fluffy Pandan Chiffon Cake and the pretty-looking Rainbow Cake which will be good for birthday celebrations for the young ones.

Other cakes they offer include Black Forest, Blueberry, Fruit Gateau, and Chocolate Delight.

The store also carries several home-made Lunar New Year Goodies, and the Salted Egg Fish Skin is highly recommended.

Spend & Be Prosperous
During this festive season, get limited edition “Chun” Red Packets and Parking Coupon (worth $2.80) OR a $2 ez-link Card Top-up with a minimum spend of $68 at Suntec City.

OR redeem an attractive Mandarin Orange Carrier with minimum spent of $88.

While stocks last. Sign up as a Suntec Rewards member to enjoy all promotions. Till 25 Feb 2018. T&C applies.

Taste A Season Of Abundance With Robinsons At Suntec City
Get your favourite Lunar New Year Goodies at one place.

Expect bountiful treats from brands like Bai Jia Xing (Cookie Containers with your surname), Home’s Favourite (Black Gold Pineapple Tarts), Kele (Rose Pineapple Tart), Thye Shan Medical Hall (top quality abalone) and more.

Enjoy exclusive offers for OCBC Robinsons card and Suntec Rewards members. For more details, check out h

Venue: Suntec City East Atrium (near Promenade MRT)
Date: 16 Jan – 14 Feb 2018

* This entry is brought to you in partnership with Suntec City.


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