Chinese New Year is definitely one of my favourite occasions as we get to spend time with our loved ones, meet up with relatives we haven't met for ages, gamble (muahahaha), and most importantly, EAT GOOD FOOD TOGETHER.
Reunion dinner is something so important as it's finally a day when everyone finds time to have a meal together and rekindle family ties. Therefore, to me, reunion dinner has to be a reallllyyyyy good meal!
Thanks to Cathay Restaurant, I get to have a perfect reunion with my family and friends before Chinese New Year. xD
I brought my family, aunt, and friends to try out their unique Chinese New Year dishes before it is launched for all of you!
The very first thing that was served to us is the "Salmon Lo Hei Yu Sheng"!
How can anyone miss out Yu Sheng on Chinese New Year??
If you have no idea what are the auspicious wishes to say while putting the ingredients of Yu Sheng together, not to worry, Cathay Restaurant has really nice waiters/waitresses to help us with that!
She was sooooo good with her words!
HUAT AH!!! Look at my happy aunt! HAHA.
The next dish was "Braised Shark's Fin with Crab meat and bamboo pith"!
Can you see all the goodness in this bowl? It was so good I want to tear lol.
The crab meat in it is really fresh! I can taste the sweetness in it. SO GOOD.
Next up, "Stir fried scallop and prawns with seasonal vegetable in XO sauce"!
It's no secret that I LOVE scallops and prawns so I was anticipating for this dish after looking at the menu!
I don't really like fish but I cannot deny that fish above was delicious. I finished every bit served to me!
AND WAIT FOR THE NEXT DISH. IT'S MY ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE!
Braised 8 head abalone with dried oyster!
The abalone was fantastic it MELTS in my mouth *_*
Roasted Crispy Chicken!
Super yummy glutinous rice!
After that was the dessert. :D
Chilled Sea Coconut with snow lotus seed and American ginseng.
I LOVE THIS SO MUCH, I'm dying to have another bowl of this!
The meal ended off with Nian Gao, which is also one of the must-haves in a Reunion Dinner!
This Nian Gao is very unique and very different from the usual ones I've eaten. It tastes a little like peanut mochi but a tad bit sweeter since it's Nian Gao. I was so full but managed to finish my share of this because I really liked it!
With my brother who snatched all the good genes before I came out.
And my dad at the back looking H-A-P-P-Y after a satisfying meal! :)
ARE YOU TEMPTED TO BRING YOUR FAMILY OVER TO CATHAY RESTAURANT FOR A YUMMY MEAL THIS CNY NOW?!
Here are the promotions available this CNY!!
1) Rekindle family ties or strengthen corporate bonds, when you plan a perfect reunion at The Cathay Restaurant.
Chinese New Year set menus priced from $698++ for 10 persons.
Festive Takeaway set menus priced from $398+ for 6 persons.
2) Reserve a table to celebrate an early reunion dinner at 4pm on 9 or 16 February, and be entitled to a $50 return dining voucher with $500 spent or a $100 return dining voucher with $1,000 spent.
3) Reap the rewards of generosity with complimentary wine, ang pows and movie treats*! Collect the following tokens of fortune when you dine at The Cathay Restaurant:
Ang Pows for a Year of Good Luck
Limited edition Ang Pows up for grabs, with order of any Chinese New Year set menu.
Platinum Movie Suites Vouchers for an Opulent Experience
Complimentary pair of Platinum Movie Suites vouchers when for the first 80 VIP Cardmembers to make a reservation for their reunion lunch or dinner with us.
More Movie Treats for a Harmonious Chinese New Year Getaway
Receive a pair of movie passes to “check in” to HOTEL DELUXE (百星酒店), opening on 7 February 2013) or “enjoy a fengshui session” with RED NUMBERS (红字), opening on 21 February 2013, or collect the movies’ limited edition premiums, with order any of our delectable Chinese New Year set menus.
4) CNY Goodies
20% off Chinese New Year Festive Goodies with participating credit cards (ANZ, DBS, UOB)
The Cathay Restaurant’s Festive Goodies Sales Booth at the The Cathay, Internal Atrium (Level 1), from 11 January till 24 February. Opens daily from 12pm to 8pm.
5) Wine & Dine for a Smooth Sailing and Prosperous Year
Make a corporate reservation from 7 January to 24 February and be duly rewarded with:
- A complimentary bottle of wine, with spending of $688;
- $100 worth of dining vouchers (valid for next visit), with spending of $888;
- $200 worth of dining vouchers (valid for next visit) and a complimentary bottle of wine, with spending of $1,888.
I can't wait for Chinese New Year already, can you??
With all these promotions, you don't have to worry about burning a hole in your pocket.
The meal was scrumptious and affordable so I thought it was really worth it! ;)
Thanks for reading and have an awesome year ahead! x