Early CNY celebration at top Cantonese restaurant in Singapore, Summer Pavilion

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We decided to have some early informal CNY celebrations as we know that from next week onwards, many Chinese restaurants will be booked to their gills for Chinese New Year lo hei events – both for families and for corporates. In case you have not done the bookings, we hope you find our list of 2017 CNY restaurants  useful. Our first choice to have a weekend lunch was Summer Pavilion – a top Cantonese restaurant in Singapore.

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Yan’s Peking Duck at National Gallery Singapore

Yan's Signature Peking Duck

Yan Chinese Restaurant at National Art Gallery

YAN is the Cantonese restaurant on the roof garden level of the beautifully restored City Hall building which now houses the National Gallery Singapore. On our previous visit to Yan Restaurant at National Gallery Singapore, we had a treat for the eyes as well as the palate, but we missed out on the top billing Yan’s Peking Duck. We went back recently to try the signature Yan’s Peking Duck and must say it was worth the trip.

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Kam’s Roast Singapore – HK Michelin Star restaurant in Pacific Plaza

Kam’s Roast Singapore was launched in Pacific Plaza in November 2016 to great anticipation. Many Singapore residents (ourselves included) are fans of the Yung Kee restaurant in Hong Kong and looked forward to having their roast meats and other Cantonese dishes without waiting for the next trip to the Fragrant Harbour.  Enough ink has been split on the connection between Kam’s Roast Goose HK and Yung Kee as well as why goose was dropped from the name of the restaurant in Singapore and from the Singapore menu, see e.g. the Straits Times story on 7 Nov 2016.   We will just jump straight into our lunch experience at Kam’s Roast Singapore.

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Cherry Garden dim sum buffet

The Cherry Garden dim sum buffet served as brunch on weekends is popular with fellow Singapore diners. This lovely Chinese restaurant in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel next to Marina Square was full when we were there on a Sunday, despite the pricey price tag of $68++ per person. It is so popular that there are two 2-hour sittings for brunch – 11 and 1.30 pm. We took a 11 am slot which required us to finish by 1 pm.

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One Harbour Road – one of the best Chinese restaurants in Hong Kong

One Harbour Road Chinese Restaurant Peking Duck

One Harbour Road Chinese Restaurant HK

One Harbour Road is one of the best Chinese restaurants in Hong Kong well known for its traditional homestyle Cantonese cuisine. It is the favourite Cantonese restaurant of many locals and it is not unusual to spot a celebrity or two there. Their dishes feature a lot of premium ingredients but there are also simple comfort food. On our recent trip to Hong Kong, we were fortunate to be able to have dinner at One Harbour Road. We could understand why it continues to be one of the city’s top destinations for traditional Cantonese fare.

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Golden Peony Chinese restaurant in Conrad Hotel Singapore

The Golden Peony Chinese restaurant in the Conrad Hotel Singapore is a beautiful place.  The overall feel of the place is bright and contemporary.  But there were enough subtle clues such as the big round tables, the art on the walls and scattered Chinese antique-styled furniture to leave us in no doubt that this was a Chinese restaurant.


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