Lunar New Year, the most important and celebrated event in the Chinese calendar is fast approaching. The traditional festivity at Orchard Hotel Singapore promises to be an affair of abundance and prosperity as we herald the Fire Monkey with a line-up of auspicious offerings, featuring some of the finest reunion feasts, perennial festive favourite takeaways and exquisite new creations at Hua Ting Restaurant, Hua Ting Steamboat and Orchard Café.
Catch our yearly traditional Lion Dance performance at the Hotel’s main entrance on the first day of Chinese New Year (8 February) at 10:08 am to welcome prosperous beginnings.
NEW PROSPERITY HIGHLIGHTS & TAKEAWAYS
Enjoy Spring goodies and luxurious takeaway selections curated by award-winning Masterchef Lap Fai whose culinary innovation is evident in his refreshing interpretation of the ubiquitous Nian Gao this year. The new Golden Fortune Pineapple Nian Gao with Cempedak 旺来黄金糕 (黄金凤梨菠萝蜜糕) (S$38) is a clever combination of Pineapple’s vibrant flavour and Cempedak’s nectar taste with a tantalising fragrance. Encased in a crunchy light batter, the pan-fried version is a harmonious marriage of sweet and savoury perfection while the steamed version is a healthy alternative to enjoy this customary treat. Other delicious favourites such as the Fortune Traditional ‘Nian Gao’ with Organic Cane Sugar 发财年糕 (有机蔗糖传统年糕) (S$38), Wealth Carrot Cake with Chinese Sausages 步步高升 (腊味萝卜糕) (S$38) and Happiness Chestnut Cake with Osmanthus 马到功成 (特制桂花马蹄糕) (S$38) are also available.
Toss to new heights of success in the New Year with Masterchef’s new “Lo Hei” creation – Fresh Scallop and Crispy Conpoy “Lo Hei” 合家欢捞生 (烟熏金根贝捞生) (S$78.00 for small and S$138.00 for large). Destined to be a huge draw amongst diners, this immaculately presented platter features fresh citrus-cured sweet tasting Hokkaido Scallops with its creamy texture and Conpoy fried to a delectable crisp, alongside a lofty stack of mesclun greens, strips of radish, carrot, red ginger and jellyfish, topped with yam crisps. Those who fancy a healthier vegetarian alternative can opt for the Healthy Seasonal Greens and Assorted Nuts with Homemade Fruits Vinegar Sesame Sauce延年益寿捞生（健康蔬果捞生）(S$68.00 for small and S$108.00 for large).
Other popular seafood favourites include Fresh Salmon “Lo Hei” 发财捞鱼生 (三文鱼捞生) (S$68.00 for small and S$118.00 for large) and Sliced Abalone “Lo Hei” 贺岁鲍捞生 (鲍鱼捞生) (S$78.00 for small and S$138.00 for large). Savour Fresh Hamachi (Japanese Yellowtail Fish) “Lo Hei” 吉祥捞鱼生 (哈马池捞生) (S$78.00 for small and S$138.00 for large) or for a gourmet experience, indulge in the Live Australian Lobster, Fresh Salmon Roe & Abalone “Lo Hei” 龙腾虎跃鲍捞生 (澳州龙虾，三文鱼子，鲍鱼捞生) (S$548.00 for 10 persons).
Convey blessings of good fortune through Hua Ting’s specialties for reunion feasting. Popular signature items include the Traditional “Pen Cai” 围村家乡盆菜 (S$328 for small and S$598 for large) served in wooden container with well-stocked delicacies representing abundance of food and wealth, as well as luscious roasts such as Roasted Suckling Pig 当红乳猪全体(Seasonal Price), Crispy Roast Pork 招牌脆皮烧肉 (S$48 for 1kg) and Roast Duck 招牌脆皮全鸭 (S$78).
Other take-home prosperity dishes include the Braised South Africa Whole Abalone (6-heads) with Goose Web in Superior Oyster Sauce 南非六头鲍和鹅掌 (S$39) and Stewed Pig’s Trotter and Fa Cai in Brown Sauce 发财猪手（一只） (Whole, S$68).
EXQUISITE REUNION AT HUA TING RESTAURANT
Hua Ting offers a perfect setting for memorable reunions with loved ones and business partners. This year, award-winning Masterchef Lap Fai has specially put together a glorious selection of 15 auspicious set menus to usher in the New Year on a prosperous note. Brimming with perennial favourites and divine Chinese creations, the menu highlights include Braised Superior Bird’s Nest with Fresh Crab Meat and Crab Roe合家乐融融（生折蟹肉蟹皇扒官燕）; Braised Whole Abalone (10 Head) with Fa Cai, Dried Oyster and Seasonal Greens in Superior Oyster Sauce 年丰财源广 (蚝皇发财好市十头鲍时蔬）; Braised Fillet of Venison with Shitake Mushrooms and Black Truffle Paste 身壮添力健（黑松露酱鲜冬菇焖鹿扒）; Deep-fried Prawns Coated with Durian Sauce accompanied with Sautéed Prawns Garnished with Broccoli 人人嘻哈笑 (榴莲虾球拼炒虾球伴西兰花); Roasted Whole Golden Suckling Pig 金猪迎新春（金陵片皮猪全体）；Pan-fried Soon Hock Braised with Fresh Tomatoes年年庆有馀（鲜蕃茄煮笋壳鱼; and the list of delicacies goes on.
Hua Ting’s Prosperity Set Menus are available from 8 January till 22 February 2016 and priced at S$98 or S$138 per person (minimum 2 diners), S$388 or S$518 for 4 persons, S$688 for 6 persons, S$768 for 8 persons, S$888 to S$5888 for a table of 10 persons. Reunion Lunch is served from 11:30am to 2:30pm on Mondays to Fridays and 11:00am to 2:30pm on Saturdays, Sundays, Eve of Public Holidays and Public Holidays, while Reunion Dinner is from 6:30pm to 10:30pm daily.
PREMIUM HOTPOT CELEBRATION AT HUA TING STEAMBOAT
A brand-new concept by multi award-winning Hua Ting restaurant, Hua Ting Steamboat provides the perfect setting and gourmet hotpot experience for your Lunar New Year reunion celebration. Presenting three set menus priced from S$88 per person, enjoy some of the finest ingredients such as Sliced Japanese Top-grade Wagyu Beef, Fresh Scallops, Live Prawns and Handmade Pumpkin Fish Paste Noodles, alongside a selection of nutritiously flavourful broths prepared from scratch daily. Highly-recommended soup bases include the Tomato Soup with Century Egg & Coriander and Shark’s Bone Cartilage Soup with Fresh Bean Curd Sheets.
For a more lavish affair, the set menu priced at S$118 per person serves up premium specialties including 6-head Abalone, Sliced King Garoupa “Long Dan”, U.S. Angus Sliced Beef, U.S. Kurobuta Sliced Pork, Handmade Black Truffle Fish Paste Noodles, among others.
To top off the experience, diners will enjoy a special dessert well as a complimentary bottle of House Wine or Sparkling House Wine for groups of four persons.
Hua Ting Steamboat Set Menus available from 2 February till 14 February 2016 are priced at S$88, S$98 and S$118 per person with a minimum of two diners. Reunion Lunch is served daily from 11:30am to 2:30pm, while Reunion Dinner is from 5:30pm to 10:30pm.
TIDINGS OF ABUNDANCE AT ORCHARD CAFÉ
Round up your family for a convivial reunion filled with sumptuous culinary presentations and Chinese New Year-themed dishes to honour the festivity. Highlights include Chao Zhou Ngo Hiang Lobster Roll, Braised Pig Ear Terrine with Chinese Herbs, White Lor Mee with Seafood and Condiments, Crispy Nian Gao with Banana and Nuts, alongside other delectable choices such as Sautéed Clay Fish with Kam Heong Sauce, Chinese Braised Pork Knuckle with Chestnut, as well as an extensive array of Crustacean on Ice, Hong Kong-style roast delights, Dim Sum items and local fare.
A crowd-favourite at the carvery station will be Executive Chef Vincent’s specialty – Spanish-style Roasted Suckling Pig with Kumquat Compote. The lovely Pineapple Meringue Tart and a range of decadent Chinese Goodies will ensure a fulfilling and sweet reunion celebration.
Orchard Café’s Prosperity Buffet is available from 7 February till 9 February 2016, at S$52.85 per adult; S$26.43 per child for lunch and S$88.90 per adult; S$44.45 per child for dinner. Lunch is served from 12:00pm to 2:30pm and Dinner from 6:00pm to 10:00pm.
PROSPEROUS MERRIMENT STAYCATION AT ORCHARD
Have a prosperous stay with us from 1 to 14 February 2016 and join in Orchard Hotel’s seasonal festivities with rates from S$208 per night, including complimentary breakfast buffet for two.
Advance reservations are recommended for the festive season. Please call 6739-6666 or email [email protected] for orders of takeaway goodies and reservations at Hua Ting Restaurant. For reservations at Hua Ting Steamboat, please call 6739-6628 or email [email protected]. Reservations at Orchard Café can be made by calling 6739-6565 or emailing [email protected]. For room reservations, please call 6734-8595 or book online at www.orchardhotel.com.sg. Please note that all prices are subject to service charge and prevailing government taxes.