9 Jan 2022
Besides family reunions, temple visits, and sharing blessings, Chinese New Year is a time for sumptuous feasting—a glorious, week-long marathon of poon choi (盆菜; “basin feast”), puddings, and other auspicious delights that mark the traditional celebrations. And yet, as many of us know, the planning and preparation that comes with all the dinner get-togethers can threaten to dampen the fun a little. So to take some of the load off your hands and help you ring in the Year of the Tiger in grand style, we’ve scoured the city to find the best Chinese New Year menus to enjoy with your loved ones!
Get your year off to a spicy good start with Michelin-recommended Sichuan restaurant Chilli Fagara’s lavish festive spread. Adding a touch of heat and flair to the traditional Chinese New Year mainstays, chef Chan Kai-ying has prepared a wide selection of limited-edition mains designed to deliver a wealth of fortune and flavour.
Look forward to meaty highlights like the crispy-fried mandarin fish in tangy chilli sauce ($388), stir-fried abalone ($88 per piece), stir-fried premium mud crab ($488), and tea-infused chicken ($298 per half portion), alongside spruced-up vegetarian delights like the Sichuan-style taro bird nest with water bamboo and wild mushrooms ($288) and trio vegetables wrapped in bean curd skin ($168). If you need a gift for your foodie friend or family member, Chilli Fagara is also offering two festive Chinese New Year hampers (starting from $698) filled with the restaurant’s signature sauces, house-ground spices, and other edible goodies!
Chilli Fagara, 7 Old Bailey Street, Central | (+852) 2796 6866
When: From 17 January to 15 February