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Festive Food Trail to usher the Dragon Year – with Citi Gourmet Pleasures

Top left clockwise – Grand Chankonabe (ENChanko Hotpot & Kamameshi), Yun Nans Prosperity Treasure Hot Pot (YUN NANS), Braised Duck with Sea Cucumber and Chestnut (Town Restaurant, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore), Spring Blossom Pen Chai (Social Place)

As we gear up to embrace the Year of the Dragon, you guys are probably scratching your heads, wondering where to organize your CNY feast. Fret not! Today, we feature four restaurants that are dishing out fabulous CNY dishes that could very well fulfil your quest. Most importantly, they all have Citi Gourmet Pleasures specials so you can have more money to put in your Ang Pao!

Watch us go on a food trail of the 4 restaurants

Jump straight to the restaurants featured:

YUN NANS Festive Sets

We have been fans of YUN NANS ever since they opened their first restaurant in Singapore in 2019. Their chicken soup is one of the best around as they are focused on sourcing fresh ingredients while maintaining authenticity by importing many of their ingredients directly from China.

For CNY, they are serving an impressive Pen Cai served in a rustic clay pot made from the volcanic soil in Tengchong, Yunnan. The collagen soup is smooth and velvety with carrots contributing to its golden hue. This unique Pen Cai would make for an impressive centerpiece of your CNY banquet.

Aside from the Pen Cai the Harmony set also includes other dishes like the Bi Feng Tang” style pork ribs with black truffles where the pork rib is first steamed till tender before being deep fried and topped with a delicious mix of garlic, ginger, and chili.

The highlight for dessert is a special pastry filled with a sweet rose filling that is directly imported from Yunnan. This Rose Pastry is also eaten during CNY in Yunnan.

Harmony Set S$388++ (U.P. S$418++) (for 4)


  • Prosperity Abalone Yu Sheng
  • Yun Nans Prosperity Treasure Hot Pot
  • “Bi Feng Tang” Style Pork Ribs with Truffles
  • Sauteed Golden Oyster Mushroom with Asparagus
  • Braised Truffle Ee-fu Noodles with Fresh Scallops
  • Double Boiled Peach Gum with Snow Pear
  • Freshly Baked Rose Pastry
YUN NANS at ION Orchard

Citi Gourmet Pleasures:
Up to S$50 off dine-in and takeaway set menus
Valid till: 24 Feb 2024

They have 6 festive sets to choose from, with prices from S$308++ after Citi discount. Click here for more details.

ENChanko Hot Pot and Kamameshi

ENChanko CNY menu, nabe and kamameishi
Clockwise: Prosperity Yu Sheng $38.80++, Grand Chankonabe $188++, Assorted Premium Seafood Kamameishi $28++, Signature Tori Chankonabe ($30++ for 2 pax)

This is EN Group’s latest Japanese concept, paying homage to traditional Sumo culture. Chankonabe, the staple meal for Sumo wrestlers, has all the protein and nutrition needed to bulk up for the ring. Chicken is the preferred protein, as it’s considered bad luck for Sumo wrestlers to be on four legs. However, at ENChanko, they do have other meats like a pork Chankonabe that comes with innards which should please fans of pig organ soup.

So, what makes Chankonabe different from the normal hotpot? Unlike the usual hotpot where you dip raw meat in the soup, Chankonabe comes with all the ingredients already in the pot. It’s like a cross between Pen Cai and hotpot. We enjoyed the Signature Tori Chankonabe – the collagen soup base is robust, and the ingredients are fresh which makes for a hearty meal.

For CNY, they’ll be serving up the Grand Chankonabe which will have lobster (龙虾, lit Dragon Prawns) and other festive ingredients like abalone, smoked duck, shark fin, and mochi kinchaku (money bags). Remember to pre-order (2 days ahead) and you can add a shot of Jim Beam for an additional $10.

We also want to highlight the Yu Sheng which comes with a generous portion of sashimi salmon and baby abalone!

They also serve Kamameshi or ‘kettle rice’ in Japanese. It is a traditional rice dish that is cooked in a cast iron pot. I like how you’re given extra dashi broth to pour into your pot so you can enjoy it like an ochazuke.

Citi Gourmet Pleasures Specials
10% discount off all festive items like the Grand Chankonabe and Prosperity Yu Sheng.
Valid till: 24 Feb 2024
Click here for more details.

ENChanko Hotpot & Kamameshi
1 Harbourfront Walk, #01-52, Vivocity, Singapore 098585
11am – 10pm daily, last order 9:30pm
Reservation: 6255 9188

Social Place – Contemporary Hong Kong cuisine

7-course CNY menu (528++ for 6 pax)

The Social Place strives to whisk its patrons away to the sleek and stylish streets of 60s Hong Kong, complete with a retro-chic allure. The walls adorned with mahjong tiles create an air of mystery, as though you are teleported back to olden Hong Kong.

The cuisine presents a modern twist on traditional favorites. We were pleasantly surprised by their animal-themed dim sum, a delightful treat for kids, especially their piggy pudding, which is sure to become a talking point of the meal.

Of particular note is their unique Yu Sheng, a departure from the usual shredded carrots and radish with preserved condiments. Instead, they use fresh ingredients like jackfruit and dragon fruit, crispy sweet potato chips, and lotus roots.

We also enjoyed their version of Pen Cai, featuring a whole spring chicken in the middle, along with sea cucumbers and fish maw. Overall, we found the food to be excellent.

7-course CNY Menu $528++ (for 6 pax)
1. Yu Sheng Bouquet with Alaskan King Crab Meat 
2. Yellow Croaker Fish in Caramelised Homemade Sauce
3. Succulent Prawns in Homemade Black Sauce
4. Spring Blossom Pen Chai 
5. Yuba with Yau Mai Chye 
6. Lotus Leaf Rice with Abalone and Preserved Meat
7. 甜甜蜜蜜 Traditional Tong Shui

Social Place retro-chic deco and their cute animal-themed dim sums

Citi Gourmet Pleasures promo:
S$20 Return Voucher issued with any spend, redeemable with min. S$70 on next visit (4 months’ validity from issuance date and is usable during CNY period too)
Valid till:  31 Dec 2024
Click here for more details.

Social Place Singapore
Forum The Shopping Mall, Orchard Rd, #01-22 583, Singapore 238884
Reservations: 8870 2288
Daily: 11:30am – 3:30pm | 6:30 – 9:30pm

Town Restaurant at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore

Suckling Pig, Fish Maw and Crabmeat with Sakura Chicken Soup, Braised Duck with Sea Cucumber and Chestnut, Asian Smoked Duck with Vegetables and Spicy Hoisin Dressing, Mango Passion Entremet and Eight Treasure Pineapple

Located at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore with a beautiful view of the Singapore River, Town Restaurant is the perfect spot for a leisurely breakfast or a buffet meal. During the Chinese New Year period, they are offering a festive buffet that features auspicious dishes like suckling pig and fish maw soup. Their pastry chefs have also specially created desserts to usher in the Year of the Dragon!

We especially liked their Braised Duck with Sea Cucumber and Chestnut. All the different “treasures” were stewed until the umami braising sauce is fully soaked so you get a wonderful unctuous bite.

As with all buffets, the menu changes depending on the time and day. So make sure you check the menu before going.

Citi Gourmet Pleasures promo:
1 dines free with every 3 paying adults for selected buffets, including Lunar New Year Lunch Buffets, Lunar New Year Sunday Brunch Buffets and Bountiful Dinner Buffet Feasts
Valid till: 24 Feb 2024 (excluding Feb 9 – 12, 2024)
Click here for more information.

Town Restaurant, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178

Conclusion

Thanks for joining us on our festive feasting food trail and hope you got some ideas of where you can go to welcome the year of the Dragon!

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Happy Eating and Happy Lunar New Year!

This post is written in partnership with Citi Gourmet Pleasures.

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