The pretty works of art from Goodwood Park Hotel make the ideal gifts for this festive season. Check out the Auspicious Golden Pineapple (pictured), a 23cm-tall ﬁve-layered vanilla pound cake ($94.15 nett) with butter cream sandwiched between each layer. Another baked delicacy that wows is the The Huat! pineapple tart ($40.65 nett). With a diameter of 16cm, it’s wider than your face! All its Chinese New Year goodies are available for takeaway at the hotel’s deli, from Jan 12 to Feb 11. Visit http://www.goodwoodparkhotel.com
For a decadent meal, treat the family to the festive set meals at Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant, at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel. Standouts include the braised bird’s nest broth with crab meat, conpoy and wolfberries, roast whole boneless suckling pig and the ginseng marinated roast duck (pictured). These are available from Jan 9 to Feb 11; prices start from $98.80++ per person for four to eight people, to $1,888++ for 10 people. Call 6831-4605, or e-mail email@example.com
Dine with a pool view at Park Hotel Clarke Quay as you indulge in prosperity dishes. Additions to its festive set menus include braised seafood rice in superior broth, steamed red garoupa in lotus leaf, and succulent coffee pork ribs (pictured). Set menus are available from Jan 20 to Feb 11, starting from $338++ for four to ﬁve people. Call 6593-8825, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Indulge your family with the buffet line at Plaza Brasserie at Parkroyal on Beach Road. The menu showcases a wide array of international and Chinese cuisine, such as wings in four ﬂavours (spicy, soya, garlic and salted egg), crispy soft shell crab with tobiko mayo, braised sea cucumber with roasted pork, and boneless duck with eight treasures. The prosperity feast is available from Jan 16 to Feb 11, from $48++ per adult and $29++ per child for lunch. Dinner options are also available. Reserve and pay by Jan 15 to enjoy an early-bird discount of 10 percent for the eve, and the ﬁrst and second day of Chinese New Year. Call 6505-5710, or e-mail email@example.com
The Carvery at Park Hotel Alexandra is known for its buffet line-up of premium meat and cuts. In addition to its signature roasts, you can look forward to festive offerings, such as honey-roasted leg of lamb and crispy pork belly with apricot ginger sauce. If roasts aren’t enough, you can also try the ﬂower crab stew and golden pumpk in rice. The buffet is available from Jan 10 to Feb 11, and is priced from $45++ for an adult and $23++ for a child for lunch. Prices for the eve, and all three days of Chinese New Year, start from $48.80++ for an adult and $25++ for a child for lunch. Dinner options and set menus are available. Call 6828-8833, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Impress your health-conscious in-laws with this wholesome yusheng from Crystal Jade Prestige. It features fresh cordyceps ﬂowers, sweet lily bulb petals and strips of Chinese yam. They sit on a bed of organic salad vegetables and marinated jellyﬁsh, among other ingredients. Drizzle the Japanese sesame-based dressing with Chinese vinegar, plum sauce and lemon sauce over it and you’re ready to toss. It costs $78 for a small portion, and $118 for large, and is available for dine-in and takeaway. Order one day in advance. Visit http://www.crystaljade.com
Instead of the usual sweet plum sauce, the chef at Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant at Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium has concocted a tangy dragon-fruit sauce to go with the yusheng, which has decadent abalone and salmon slices. You’ll like that it’s light on the palate. Order the small portion for $98, and large for $138; available for both dine-in and takeaway. Call 6731-7173, or visit http://www.singaporeatrium.holidayinn.com/festive
Pineapple tarts with fish floss? The new offering from Bakerzin won’t disappoint if you like your baked delicacies sweet and savoury. The ﬁsh ﬂoss tarts are sold with lemongrass tarts for $22.80, for a box of 18. Available at Bakerzin outlets, or order online from Jan 3. Visit http://www.bakerzin.com