Lohei! 10 Places To Celebrate Chinese New Year

Take your pick from a plethora of cuisines.

By Dewi Nurjuwita      1 February 2021

Facebook: Be spoilt for choice with cuisines from around the world this festive season.

With added restrictions this year, Chinese New Year may be a bit toned down. But hey, dont let it dampen your mood. The Lunar New Year is all about feasting after all, and festive food menus are aplenty! Theres a myriad restaurants offering refreshed – and absolutely mouthwatering – Chinese New Year menus. You can even travel around the world through food – from the cobbled streets of Barcelona to Balis tropical, sunny shores through the different festive menus.

Be sure to make bookings early and gather your closest family and friends this February. Lets toss to a happy, healthy and prosperous year ahead and usher in the Year of the Ox at these restaurants around town – and at home!

Pura Brasa

Feeling adventurous? Break away from tradition and have an unorthodox Chinese New Year at Pura Brasa. The Spanish restaurant chain from Barcelona is launching two unique yusheng sets starting from $78++ for groups of 3 to 8 pax.

Available from 25 January to 26 February 2021 for dine-in and takeaway, add an interesting Spanish flair to your yearly tradition with Pura Brasas yusheng: 5J Cinco Jotas Jamon Ham Lou Hei ($78++ for 3-5 pax; $88++ for 6-8 pax) or Josper Grilled Abalone Lou Hei ($98++ for 3-5pax; $118++ for 6-8pax). The latter features fresh abalone that has been grilled over charcoal for added umami and the perfect touch of smokiness. All yusheng sets are complemented with a medley of shredded papaya, ginger and yam, and a tangy sweet sour plum sauce.

Pura Brasa is at 5 Wallich St, #01-16, Singapore 078883. Visit purabrasa.com;   www.facebook.com/purabrasa.singapore; www.instagram.com/purabrasa.singapore


Did you know that Chinese New Year is called Imlek in Indonesia? Celebrate the festivities at one of Singapores first authentic Chinese-Indonesian F&B dining concepts at Kota88 Restaurant. Indulge in a sumptuous reunion dinner and tuck into Kota88s Bebek Panggang ($48.88/whole duck) or grilled crispy duck. The dish features succulent and tender duck meat prepared with a variety of Indonesian spices, complete with delicious crackly skin served whole, symbolising fidelity. Alternatively, dig into the restaurants juicy Kombo Cha Sio and Sio Bak (100g each/$16.88) meat platter, best enjoyed with a plate of freshly steamed rice and fiery sambal.

Kota 88 is at 907 East Coast Rd, Singapore 459107. Visit kota88restaurant.com;   www.facebook.com/kota88restaurant; www.instagram.com/kota88restaurant


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