Escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre with a joyous reunion dinner at Changi Airport this Chinese New Year (CNY).
With CNY just around the corner, many families are busy making plans for their annual reunion dinner to catch up with extended family far and wide. Instead of having to brave the crowds in the city or stressing out over what to cook at home, why not hold your reunion dinner at Changi Airport?
With a wide variety of F&B outlets, you’ll be spoilt for choice. There are plenty of activities at the airport, such as a CNY bazaar, horticultural displays, exciting lion dances by the award winning Wen Yang Lion Dance troupe, and even appearances by the Fortune God to get the family in a festive mood. You will also enjoy one-hour free parking at Changi Airport (with a lower minimum spend if you pay by Mastercard®!) if you dine during weekdays. Parents, don’t forget to redeem these Pokémon-themed red packets for free if you shop and dine at participating outlets – the kids are sure to love them!
With so many perks, there is no reason not to enjoy your reunion dinner at Changi Airport. Check out the mouth-watering feasts that some of the outlets have on offer during the festive season.
1. Soup Restaurant: Enjoy a meal of comforting favourites
Treat your family to Soup Restaurant’s double-boiled cordyceps flower with chicken soup this CNY
The home-style delicacies at Soup Restaurant are delectable
Enjoy the Samsui ginger chicken with your family
The Joyous Set Menu ($258 for four people) at Soup Restaurant and Teahouse by Soup Restaurant comprises six home-style Chinese dishes that will make you feel like you are back in Grandma’s kitchen – just like the good old days. Favourites include the restaurant’s signature Samsui ginger chicken, which was traditionally eaten by Samsui women during CNY, and double-boiled cordyceps flower with chicken soup. For some indulgence to ring in the Year of the Rooster, this menu also comes with a delicious seafood treasure pot with Boston lobster.
2. Paradise Dynasty: Indulge in a traditional Chinese banquet
The annual reunion dinner is a once-a-year occasion, so celebrate the annual festival with a decadent Chinese-style feast at Paradise Dynasty. Its one-night-only eve of Chinese New Year menu features five different sets ($288-$788) that are suitable for up to 10 people. A popular favourite among gourmands is the braised fish maw and sea cucumber with broccoli from the Abundance Set Menu ($788 for 8 to 10 persons).
The restaurant also offers takeaway dishes for those who want to complement their home-cooked reunion meal with gourmet offerings. In addition to the Prosperity abalone yu sheng, which includes a can of 8- to 10-head abalone the Paradise Treasure Pot is filled with 17 premium ingredients such as sea cucumber, fish maw and Japanese dried scallops ($238-$398).
For all other days of CNY, the restaurant is offering a specially curated selection of set menus, including the Auspicious Set Menu ($388) which features a range of classic delicacies that are savoured during special occasions, including abalone and Jiangnan-style braised pork knuckles with vegetables.
Paradise Dynasty, T3 Level 3; Lunar New Year set menus, including Auspicious Set Menu, is available from 16 Jan to 12 Feb, excluding 27 Jan; eve of Lunar New Year set menus, including Abundance Set Menu, is only available on 27 Jan. For reservations, please contact restaurant directly.
3. Swensen’s: Toss your way to prosperity and health
Ring in good fortune and a long life with Swensen’s yu sheng, made with smoked salmon and 18 other ingredients
Did you know that yu sheng – a dish of raw fish, vegetables and sweet plum sauce – was actually popularised in Singapore and Malaysia? It was first introduced to the region by Cantonese immigrants, but over the years, it has been adapted and modernised to suit local preferences, such as through the use of local fish, the addition of plum sauce and other condiments and the shredding of the vegetables into thin slivers. The scrumptious rendition of yu sheng ($23.80+ for dine in) at Swensen’s comprises smoked salmon, 18 ingredients and the chef’s secret recipe of sweet and sour plum sauce. Swensen's does not take reservations, so do get there early to ensure you'll have a table for your family and friends!
Swensen’s, T2 Level 1; available from 10 Jan to 11 Feb.
Did you know that yu sheng – a dish of raw fish, vegetables and sweet plum sauce – actually originated in Singapore and Malaysia?
4. Seafood Paradise: Takeaway a gourmet feast
Seafood Paradise’s Lunar New Year feast can be indulged in the comfort of your home!
Indulge in a feast in the comfort of your home with Seafood Paradise’s Lunar New Year celebratory takeaway set menus. Take the stress and guesswork out of cooking by reserving your decadent and epicurean indulgence with set menus such as Prestigious Set that serves up to 6 pax at $528++. Set menus come with a customary abalone yu sheng, and seafood-centric delicacies including steamed wild ‘Patin’ fish with Supreme Soya Sauce and baked Boston lobster with golden salted egg yolk.
Seafood Paradise, T2 Level 3; available from 16 Jan to 12 Feb (excluding 27 Jan)
5. Peach Garden: Be flexible with your reunion dinner
Peach Garden's dine-in reunion set menu ($738++ per table for 10 people) is available not just on the eve of CNY, but through the 15 days of the new year! This menu features delicacies such as the Pan-fried Tiger Prawn with XO Sauce and Broccoli to make it a truly memorable dinner for the family.
To further sweeten the deal, Peach Garden is offering giveaways such as a bottle of wine, water chestnut pudding and $50 dining vouchers for every $898++ and above set menus ordered.
Reservations are filling up fast for CNY eve, so do contact the restaurant for reservations to secure your table soon.
Peach Garden, T2 Level 3; available from 11 Jan to 11 Feb
6. Dian Xiao Er: Keep it casual
Dian Xiao Er serves up a feast in a casual setting
The whole family can enjoy a veritable feast at Dian Xiao Er
If your family prefers a more casual dining experience without compromising the quality of the food, make a beeline for Dian Xiao Er. This Lunar New Year, check out the Dian Xiao Er’s Classic Signatures Set ($178++ for three people, $568++ for 10 people), which features their signature Herbal Roast Duck, Kumquat Pork Ribs and of course, the classic Smoked Salmon Yu Sheng. Other notable dishes include a comforting Pumpkin Broth w Crabmeat & Conpoy, and Hong Kong Style Steamed Chinese Pomfret with Chicken Essence.
Dian Xiao Er, T3 L3; available from now till 12 Feb.
Make it a CNY reunion dinner to remember by bringing your family to Changi Airport this year!