Image Credit: Beijing Holiday
Image Credit: Beijing Holiday

It’s that time of the year again. Well, almost.

A time where the sounds of crackling fireworks and booming drums can be heard from miles away.

A time where streets are decked with a cascade of flamboyant lights and red couplets.

A time where oranges… You get the picture.

Chinese New Year is barely a month away and it’s time to usher in the festive cheer. Of course, ‘tis the season of celebration of all things home, family, and friends. Nowhere is this seen more clearly than in the annual tradition of Reunion Dinners.

Times are changing and Singaporeans are opting for newer choices to host their reunion dinners. Here are 5 carefully curated selections of Chinese Restaurants, each catering to a specific type of customers while offering a totally novel experience.

  1. Hai Tien Lo

The epitome of traditional Cantonese dining, award-winning Hai Tien Lo remains one of the best Chinese restaurants in Singapore. Oozing class and grandeur with majestic red and gold themed elements, it feels like you are stepping in to the Forbidden Palace. Serving a range of impressive and quality fare ranging from the Roasted Barbecued Suckling Pig to handcrafted Dim Sum dishes, Hai Tien Lo is the ideal place to ring in the auspicious season.

第6次。 #yusheng #lohei #cny #haitienlo #huat #panpacific

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Location: #03-00, Pan Pacific Hotel Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039595
Dinner Hours: Daily: 6:30pm – 10:30pm

  1. Chui Huay Lim

Tucked at the corner of Newton Circus, don’t underestimate its rather obscure location. You’ll be wondering why you didn’t make a reservation. Boasting a history of more than 169 years, Chui Huay Lim specializes in Teochew cuisine, offering over 150 dishes of contemporary excellence and authenticity at its finest. Savour to delicious Pork Trotter Jelly, Braised Goose and Teochew Steamed Pomfret as you bask in the marvelous history of this quaint establishment.

#lobsternoodles #lobster #dinner #onmyplate

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Argh, thanks to my allergy that I can only look and drool at this ?? #teochewfood

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Location: #01-02, Chui Huay Lim Club, 190 Keng Lee Rd, Singapore 308409
Dinner Hours: Daily: 6:00pm – 11:00pm

  1. Jing Hua Xiao Chi

Tired of all the glamour and formalities of a traditional reunion dinner? Try Jing Hua Xiao Chi for a simple one. Although there are 2 other venues situated at Neil Road and Rochor Road, the ideal location to host your dinner is the branch at Orchard Road. Combining a rich and welcoming interior while retaining its original heritage, Jing Hua Xiao Chi does not forget its roots as a small shophouse and remains dedicated to serving traditional-style Xiao Chi dishes. Be sure to indulge in their signature Xiao Long Baos, Sweet Osmanthus Flower Rice Ball, and Red Bean Pancake.

Couldn't resist coming again after being reminded about it! @camemberu @thehungrycow ??

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Jing Hua Xiao Chi at Palais Renaissance #sgrestaurant #instafoodsg #jinghua

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Location: #B1-04/05, Palais Renaissance, 390 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238871
Dinner Hours: Daily: 5:30pm – 10:00pm

  1. Chopsuey Café

This one’s for the hipster families and friends. Serving up Chinese-fusion food in a beautiful colonial-style environment at the particularly winsome Dempsey Hill, Chopsuey Café is the brainchild of PS Café’s first foray into Chinese cuisine. An Instagrammer’s heaven typified by aesthetically eye-catching dishes like the the Flakey Char Siew Puff, Chicken Rice Balls, and Crispy Orange Beef, you’ll be thinking twice about eating these wonderfully plated creations.

Location: #01-23, 10 Dempsey Road, Singapore 247700
Dinner Hours: Daily: 6:30pm – 12:00 am

  1. Mouth Restaurant

One can always count on something familiar. For a no-frills experience and for the acquiescent who are nonchalant about where to eat, Mouth Restaurant is the classic choice due to its household name. Perhaps, to spice it up with a “Chinese-feel”, try the one at China Square Central in Chinatown, for obvious reasons. Dive in to the instantly recognizable and legendary Baked Salted Egg Yolk Bun, as well as other mouth-watering selections like the Pipa Prawns.

Colourful har gow to kick start the last week of holidays??

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This is the best liu sha bao I've ever had! I so wanna have a piece of it now?

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Woke up just in time for this incredibly #hearty #lunch!?❤️#fatdieme #dimsum

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Location: #01-61, China Square Central South Bridge Court Shop House, 22 Cross Street, Singapore 048421
Dinner Hours: Daily: 6:00pm – 11:00pm

So what are you waiting for? Hurry up and place those reservations!

And tell us: Where else would you go for your reunion dinners?

Featured image credits: Amari

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