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Takeaway feasts for CNY if you're too busy to cook

Make your pre-orders soon if you prefer ringing in the year of the pig from the comfort of your own home. These auspicious takeaway dishes like the ever popular pen cai and roast meats will make your reunion dinner a fuss-free affair. Delivery options are available too
 

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While it’s wonderful to revel in conviviality at restaurants during the CNY festivities, nothing beats the comforts of home for a meal with your loved ones.

Should you prefer not to potter around in the kitchen too much this year, check out these lovely takeaway feasts for a fuss free yet bountiful celebration.

 

1. Abundance Fortune Combo by White Rose Café

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Celebrate good fortune and new beginnings in the Year of the Pig with the sumptuous Abundance Fortune Combo ($328, serves six persons) from York Hotel Singapore.

This splendid set hits all the right notes with perennial favourites, which include a large-sized Prosperity Lo Hei with Mini Abalone and Crispy Fish Skin; a regular-sized Premium Braised Pen Cai filled with ingredients such as abalone, fish maw, Chinese mushroom, conpoy, roasted pork belly, dried oyster, sea cucumber, prawn and more; Fragrant Fried Rice with Preserved Meat Wrapped in Lotus Leaf; and the classic dessert of Yam Paste with Pumpkin.

White Rose Café is at York Hotel Singapore, 21 Mount Elizabeth Singapore 228516, tel: 6737 0511. Please allow three working days for processing of Abundance Fortune Combo orders. For more information, visit here. 

 

2. Bountiful Takeaway Set by Paradise Group

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Toss to a year of wealth and health with Paradise Group’s Bountiful Takeaway Set ($328, serves six to eight persons)

This hearty four-course meal comprises the Prosperity Abalone Yu Sheng, which includes a can of abalone and a medley of fresh vegetables, the aromatic Black Truffle Kampong Chicken baked for 1.5 hours with black truffle and house-made sauce, Fortune Lotus Leaf Glutinous Rice with mushroom and Chinese sausage, and the 16-ingredient Treasure Pot which has abalone, sea cucumber, fish maw, conpoy, dried oyster, duck wings and more. What a delight!

Psst, if you place your order for the Bountiful Takeaway Set from now onwards at any Canton Paradise, Beauty in The Pot, Paradise Dynasty, Paradise Classic or Paradise Hotpot outlet, you get to receive $300 worth of complimentary vouchers.

Paradise Group has several outlets. Visit here for more information.

 

3. Prosperity Package by Crowne Plaza Changi Airport

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Bring home the Prosperity Package by Crowne Plaza Changi Airport for your CNY feast at a special price of $328+ (usual price is $462+). This succinct set, which is good for six to eight persons, includes Australian Abalone Yu Sheng, which comes with accompaniments that include white radish, candied orange zest, candied winter melon, crispy crackers, crispy fish skin and tangy plum sauce, a tender Braised Pork Knuckle with Conpoy (dried scallops) and Fatt Choy (black moss), and Bountiful Treasures Pen Cai with Boston Lobster, which is a luscious pot consisting of ingredients such as sea cucumber, fish maw, conpoy, dried oysters, prawns and more, cooked in a superior broth and accompanied by an eye-catching lobster.

Add on the Herbal Emperor’s Chicken — stuffed with mushroom and Chinese sausage ($68, 1.8kg) and cooked in a herbal broth prepared using Executive Chef Jackie Zhang’s recipe — and it will be truly be a feast to remember.

Crowne Plaza Changi Airport is at 75 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819664, tel: 6823 5367. Order here. Orders should be made at least three days in advance. Last order is on Feb 16. Self collection is available at Lobby Lounge (Level 1) from Jan 21 to Feb 19 (9am – 9pm).

 

4. Roast Prosperity Trio by Kam’s Roast

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What’s CNY without roast meats? Indulge in some mouthwatering Hong Kong roast dishes with these special takeaway sets from roast meat specialist Kam’s Roast. 

The Kam’s Roast Prosperity Trio ($108, serves four to six persons) contains Kam’s Roast’s whole signature roast duck, and regular portions of juicy iberico char siew and crispy roast pork. Smoky and tender, they are best enjoyed with a bed of piping hot white rice.

Kam’s Roast is located at#01-04/05/06/07 Pacific Plaza, 9 Scotts Road, Singapore 228210. Preorders can be made online at Chope or in person at the restaurant.

 

5. Peranakan festive fare by Folklore

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Chef Damian D’Silva of Folklore is presenting heritage Peranakan festive fare handed down from his maternal Peranakan grandmother this CNY. Have a popiah party with the splendid DIY Popiah Set ($321, serves 20 persons) with homemade popiah crepe skin, a delicious robust filling of shredded turnip, carrots and bamboo shoots cooked in prawn and pork stock, and accompaniments such as prawns, crabmeat, shredded omelette, chilli sauce, and fried garlic.

Add on a refreshing Peranakan Prawn Salad ($22), a refreshing starter with plump prawns on a bed of lettuce leaves topped with a feisty chilli sauce, a satisfyingly fiery Peranakan Mee Siam ($18) and Chef’s selection Kueh Platter (think: wobbly kueh kosui, ang ku kueh and more) for a resplendent feast.

Folklore is located at Destination Singapore Beach Road, 700 Beach Road, Level 2, Singapore 199598, tel: 6679 2900. Takeaway is available from Feb 4 to 19, with advance booking of five working days.

 

6. Lunar New Year Home Reunion Set by Peach Blossoms

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Rejoice in the arrival of spring with scrumptious takeaway delights from well-known Cantonese restaurant Peach Blossoms with their Lunar New Year Home Reunion Set ($588, serves 10 persons).

Savour auspicious dishes such as the Prosperity Salmon Yu Sheng with Nashi Pear, which pairs the sweetness of pear with fresh salmon, Blossoming Abalone Treasure Pot, an all-time favourite comprising ingredients like 10-head whole abalone, scallop and dried oyster, Fragrant Rice with Assorted Preserved Meat wrapped in Lotus Leaf, and a dessert of Red Bean Nian Gao with Coconut Milk best served chilled for a sweet and refreshing way to end a feast.

Peach Blossoms is located at Level 5, Marina Mandarin Singapore, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039594, tel: 6845 1118.

 

7. Festive Treasures Takeaway by Min Jiang

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Meat lovers will dig the Min Jiang Festive Treasures Takeaway Six-Course Menu ($532.85, serves six persons) which includes the Five Fortune Takeaway Platter — that comprises delights such as Coffee-glazed Spare Ribs and Deep-fried Boxing Chicken with Sesame Chilli Sauce — and the new Prosperity Duo of crispy skinned Deep-fried Pork Knuckle and deliciously fork tender Slow-baked Honey Butter Ribs.

Over at The Min Jiang at One-North, a Festive Treasures Takeaway 7-Course Menu ($532.85, serves six persons) is also available, featuring the new Braised Pork Belly with Pan-fried Lotus Root Pork Patties and Sea Treasures in Claypot. Prosperity ‘yu sheng’ is included in all takeaway set menus.

Min Jiang at Goodwood Park Hotel is at 22 Scotts Road, Goodwood Park Hotel, Singapore 228221, tel: 6730 1704, while Min Jiang at One-North is located at No.5 Rochester Park, Singapore 139216, tel 6774 0122. For more information, visit here.

 

8. “Happiness” Treasure Pot by House of Happiness

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House of Happiness, the latest addition to the cosy neighbourhood of Simpang Bedok, is a casual homely space dedicated to claypot rice dishes. For their first CNY, Chef William Liou presents a “Happiness” Treasure Pot ($128, serves six persons) that is filled with their signature lor bak (braised pork belly), mushrooms, sea cucumber, white radish, bean curd skin and fatt choy (sea moss).

Add on ($20 for six pax, $38 for 10 pax) for fluffy steamed rice, moreish lor bak sauce, braised chicken wings, 12-hour slow braised trotter, bak choy (Chinese cabbage) with oyster sauce and an assortment of house of happiness sauces (sambal chilli, red bean magic sauce and hae bee hiam) for a satisfying meal.

House of Happiness is located at 294 Bedok Road, Singapore 469450, tel: 6241 2648.

 

9. Eight Treasures Pork Belly by Morganfield’s

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Known for their juicy ribs and roast meats, Morganfield’s signature roast pork belly with to-die-for crackling skin has been given an auspicious update.

This Eight Treasures version ($138.80++, serves six to eight people) is stuffed with the delicacies of glutinous rice, chestnuts, wolf berries, gingko nuts, pistachio nuts, red dates, mushrooms and lap cheong.

Slow roasted until the delicious juices from the tender pork are soaked into the rice, and paired with a satisfying crunch from the crispy golden skin, it’s a mouthful of heavenly flavours.

If you prefer some variety, go for their Abundance Platter ($118.80++, serves three to four people) which comes with two slices of the Eight Treasures Pork Belly, a full slab of Baby Back Ribs, six pieces of Candied Bacon, Pumpkin Wedges, French Fries and more. A hearty meal for your family.

Available in-store from Feb 1 to March 31. Delivery will be available from Feb 1 to Feb 19. Orders to be made at least one day in advance for delivery. Make your order via here from Jan 21. Morganfield’s is at various outlets.

 

 

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