Because, Lunar New Year.
We’re looking forward to Peach Garden Noodle House‘s salmon yusheng ($48 for 6, $78 for 10), as well as mini deluxe pen cai ($238 for 6)–ideal for smaller families–comprising baby abalone, Tientsin cabbage, pork belly, roast duck, sea cucumber, dried oyster, prawn, scallop and black moss. Order from now till 14 Feb for self-pick-up at Noodle House and Chinese Dining outlets. While you’re at it, add on goodies like homemade radish cake ($18.80), waterchestnut pudding ($18.80) and pineapple tarts ($26.80). www.peachgardennoodlehouse.com
From 8 Jan, PrimaDéli will stock a variety of pineapple tarts: the buttery Pillow ($18.80/tin), limited edition Cheese ($18.80/tin), and Fortune ($1.80 each), which look like the tangy fruit, individually packed in red organza bags. Munch on the Prosperity cookie selection, 10 flavours which include a melt-in-the-mouth peanut butter ($18.80/tin), and hazelnut blackcurrant ($16.80/tin). www.primadeli.com
Gather around the hotpot at STREET 50 Restaurant & Bar ($68 nett/person, 18-19 Feb) and
toss to a year of abundance with the complimentary yusheng. Then feast on an 8 Treasures Platter which consists of salmon, wagyu, sea cucumber, razor clams, baby abalone, blue mussels, spanner crabs and red snapper. Savour their specialty herbal chicken broth, before ending with brown sugar or red bean nian gao. Level 1 Bay Hotel Singapore, 50 Telok Blangah Road. Tel: 6818 6681
Auspicious red Beautex boxes aren’t just the usual table necessity–each pack of five boxes purchased ($5.50) means a donation of 20 cents to Rainbow Centre, for children with special needs. Each pack also features designs by two students from the centre. Available from February.