It’s a time of celebrations, and just like us, your favourite celebrities are busying themselves with festive activities. But lucky for us, some of them took time off their busy schedule to film a special greeting for Yahoo readers. Actress Fann Wong, Yeo Yann Yann, Lawrence Wong and Ferlyn G share their Chinese New Year greetings - watch the video above.
SINGAPORE – The quick-witted and resourceful Rat leads the pack at Chinatown’s Chinese New Year Celebrations this year. Based on the theme Ushering in a Great Year, Chinatown will be all aglow with beautiful lanterns from 4 January to 22 February 2020.The street light-up features 200 rat lanterns dressed up in traditional Chinese costumes at Eu Tong Sen Street, New Bridge Road and the Garden Bridge. Segmented into three sections of Success, Celebration and Family, the centre divider between Eu Tong Sen Street and New Bridge Road is decorated with brightly-lit and elaborate handcrafted lanterns inspired by the Chinese Zodiac. Both roads are also adorned with overhanging gold coin lanterns and festive greetings which stretch all the way to South Bridge Road.READ MORE:Top 5 tips for a more sustainable Chinese New YearChinese New Year 2020: Rats, luck and why you should avoid medicine, laundry and crying children7 Chinese New Year feasts to usher in the Year of the RatChinese New Year 2020: Our picks for the most unique yu sheng to toss2020 Chinese horoscope: Your 12 animals forecast for the Year of the RatA towering centrepiece – a 12m-tall, 8m-wide and 8m-long lantern installation – features a Golden Rat and seven other rats atop a bed of gold coins, pink peonies and a giant ingot to symbolise good luck and prosperity.For more Instagram moments, head to the Garden Bridge where visitors will be greeted by rat lanterns inspired by the Five Elements which are a part of Chinese philosophy – Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water. The design of this year’s Street Light-Up is a collaboration between Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng Citizens’ Consultative Committee, students of Singapore University of Technology and Design, the Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2020 Organising Committee, and master craftsmen from the Chinese city of Zigong in Sichuan province.
So here are some handy tips on how to have a more sustainable Chinese New Year celebration without missing out on any of the most important, yummiest, or fun parts.
As the year of the Rat dawns upon us, chefs are taking it upon themselves to come up with the most creative ways to express this year’s Chinese zodiac in the food served.
Find out what you can expect from the year ahead based on your animal zodiac, and use that knowledge to design a great 2020 for yourself!
When word got out that Lego was releasing two Chinese New Year-themed sets we were elated; but before we could get our hands on it, the sets flew off the shelves. We're not surprised; the two sets here feature iconic traditions commonly seen during Lunar New Year celebrations, namely the dragon dance and families gathering around for reunion dinner. How cute!
Chinese New Year is just around the corner and if you're like us, who's doing last-minute shopping, we've compiled a few interesting looks that you may find interesting. From piggy motifs to bright red and prosperous attire, your mum will give you the thumbs-up for approval.
It's that time of the year again, when we subject our colleagues to some new experimental foods, and this Chinese New Year is no exception as well. Pizza Hut has released their new offerings for the festive season, including a Ji Li crab pizza, and a Treasure Platter featuring a collection of signature sides, including a flavourful rendition of the perennial local hit ngoh hiang (Five Spices).
For the year of the Pig, we're seeing a lot of creative ang paos or red packets that got our attention this year. Some come with embellishments, others in surprising colours that we didn't think would work but they do.
If you’re looking to reap some luck this Lunar New Year, there are a multitude of auspicious plants that can help. The experts explain the symbolism of these plants, and share tips on where best to place them
All-time favourite pineapple tarts, shaped like piglets, the trending mala chips, plus a whole lot of other unique snacks and cookies to munch on this festive period.
Chinese New Year festivities in Singapore are never complete without the tossing of the auspicious yu sheng. To impress your business associates or family members, head to these top-notch hotels for a luxurious celebration this year.
Cheongsams are beautiful traditional Chinese dresses with distinctive features, and often worn during the Chinese New Year festive period. Also known as qipao, they can also be worn during formal events such as weddings.
An image showing joss papers being used as Chinese New Year decorations at a mall in the Philippines has been widely circulated on the Internet, with netizens calling the mall out for the inappropriate use of materials. Spotted at the Ayala Malls The 30th, which is located in the city of Pasig, the joss papers had images of gold ingots printed on them and were hung alongside red pineapple-shaped lanterns to decorate a bazaar that was happening at the mall’s common area during the Chinese New Year weekend. On Friday (16 February), the mall announced on its Facebook page that the management had asked for the joss papers to be removed.
While annual Chinese zodiac predictions usually give insights to career, wealth, health and love for the year, we’re stepping in to give predictions for one of Singaporeans’ favourite pastimes — travel. Hong Kong Feng Shui and Chinese Astrology consultant Master Kelvin Poon has teamed up with travel accommodations site Hotels.com to suggest highly-recommended places you should take a break, in accordance with your respective Chinese zodiacs. In a recent media release, they also included the most auspicious periods for travel. ...
It’s irresistible! Every bite of duck meat is flavorful and juicy. A recipe in collaboration with The Burning Kitchen. Cooked for 5 hours, the Eight Treasure Celestial Duck dish taste heavenly, and the meat is so tender it falls off the bones! “My children and niece simply love this dish and they always look forward […] The post Eight Treasure Celestial Duck 八宝鸭 appeared first on Share Food Singapore.
Visitors can catch more than 60 extravagant lantern displays at the upcoming River Hongbao festival, which will return to The Float@Marina Bay from 14 to 24 February. The largest lantern display – named “Prosperous Nation Flourishing People” – measures 50 metres and 15 metres in length and height respectively, and is inspired by the Singapore skyline. Meanwhile, the tallest display stands at 18 metres in height and depicts the God of Fortune.
Be belly-happy with this auspicious Chinese dish for your reunion meal! This Bountiful Fried Fish with Zesty Sauce Recipe signifies a prosperous new year with abundance – 年年有余. “My new creation to celebration this festive season!” – Poh Lay Tin Find it too challenging to fillet the fish? You can get the fishmonger to […] The post Bountiful Fried Fish with Zesty Sweet Sauce 甜橘酥炸鱼 appeared first on Share Food Singapore.
The festive celebrations of Chinese New Year are nearly on us, so it is no surprise that Chinese cuisine takes the spotlight this month. For Chinese families, the approaching weeks will be packed with grand reunion dinners, guilty snacking, in addition to delectable treats following house visits, and perhaps leftover chocolates from Valentine’s Day. From traditional pen cai to experimental lo hei, this month’s selection is here to spice up CNY dining and usher in 2018 with flair. <strong>Din Tai Fung Tosses to Prosperity</strong> <strong>Din Tai Fung</strong>’s renowned xiao long baos and egg fried rice hold a special place in our hearts. In conjunction with their newest outlet at Northpoint City, the Taiwanese restaurant chain will be ushering in the new year with two special dishes: <strong>Prosperity Smoked Salmon Yu Sheng</strong>, as well as the <strong>Steamed Layered Red Date Cake</strong>. Fried salmon skin and smoked unagi slices will also be available for those who are looking to accentuate the yu (fish) component of their lo hei. Their <strong>Steamed Custard Buns</strong> also make the perfect door gift for families who are entertaining. Available only at Paragon and Northpoint city, each pillow bun is generously filled with steaming golden lava custard and finished with a gleaming 福 (prosperity) stamp. Best eaten while piping hot, so perhaps it can be the Chinese substitute for breaking bread? <em>When? Now till 4 Mar for Chinese New Year dishes</em> <em>Prosperity Smoked Salmon Yu Sheng from $32.80 onwards</em> <em> Available at Din Tai Fung restaurants islandwide</em> <strong>An Abundance of Innovation at Mitzo</strong> When deciding on a location to dine out during CNY, it can be tough when deciding on a restaurant to satisfy the palates of all three or four generations — until now. At <strong>Mitzo Restaurant and Bar</strong>, familiar Cantonese dishes get a modern makeover with something extra. Their Lunar New Year menu features a marriage between incredible food and innovative artisanal cocktails specially designed to complement the dishes. Look out for their <strong>Kanpachi Kingfish Yu Sheng</strong>, a fresh take on the standard fish slices by upgrading it to the luxurious Kanpachi sashimi, paired with lychee caviar, crispy salmon skin, and <strong>Chef Nicky Ng</strong>’s Chu Hou sauce, prepared and served in a shiny cocktail shaker. We recommend sipping on <strong>Twist of Tradition</strong> as you enjoy the food, and not just because the clay pot and foamy presentation is especially Instagrammable. The tropical, citrus combination cuts through the chrysanthemum-infused gin to whet your appetite, saving you more stomach space for the rest of the meal. <em>When? Now till </em> <em>28 Feb</em> <em> Mitzo Restaurant & Bar, Grand Park Orchard, 270 Orchard Road, Singapore 238857 </em> <em>Kanpachi Kingfish Yu Sheng from $78 onwards Chinese New Set A from $108 onwards per person (for 2 persons or more) Chinese New Year 8-Course Yu Sheng Set from $498 for table of 4 Chinese New Year 6-Course Peng Cai Set from $698 for table of 4 </em> <strong>Dragon Bowl Serves Up Good Value </strong> A post shared by Popspoken (@popspoken_sg) on Feb 1, 2018 at 8:32am PST It is no easy task trying to prepare enough food for house gatherings. Fortunately, <strong>Dragon Bowl</strong>’s <strong>Fortune Package</strong> offers one of the most value for money sets with four premium dishes already cooked and available for takeaway. Available in servings for five pax onwards, the package features the <strong>Prosperity Abalone Yu Sheng with Fish Roe</strong>, <strong>Herbal Kampong Chicken with Cordyceps</strong>, <strong>Yuan Yang Rice Wrapped in Lotus Leaf with Waxed Meat and Sakura Shrimp</strong>, and the <strong>Dragon Bowl Prosperity Fortune Treasure Pot</strong>. Customers will also get a $30 or $50 cash voucher that can be used in their restaurants island wide. Instead of using raw fish slices, their yu sheng features mini abalones instead, along with fish roe and the usual medley of vegetables, crackers and condiments. It transforms the lo hei experience into something like a folk tale of discovering gold taels as the abalones will eventually be hidden after all the vigorous tossing. <em>When? Now till 2 Mar</em> <em>Available at Marina Square, Greenwich V, and Aperia Mall</em> <em>Yu Sheng from $38.80 onwards Dragon Bowl Prosperity Fortune Treasure Pot from $238 onwards </em> <strong>Eat Like Royalty with Imperial Feast</strong> Those who are looking for something beyond pen cai, how about an option fit for an emperor? <strong>Imperial Feast</strong>’s <strong>Guo Yan</strong> (国宴) offers an exquisite banquet option once only enjoyed by esteemed members of Imperial China, politicians, foreign ambassadors, and even Bill Clinton himself. A six-course meal helmed by award-winning <strong>Chef Wu Hai Feng</strong>, his distinctive knife skills are recognised to be delicate, refined, and precise. With two Chinese World Chef Championships under his belt, his preparation of the <strong>Chrysanthemum Tofu Soup</strong> shows just how finely honed his technique is: silky tofu finely sliced into 3,600 strands to form the shape of a chrysanthemum floating on clear chicken broth. The standout dish for us is the <strong>Fried Cod Fish with Green Puree</strong>. The fish is pan-fried until the outer layer achieves a light caramelisation, yet the inner flesh still retains its natural, melty sweetness. Paired with a puree blend of soy sauce, spring onions, and ginger, the overall result is reminiscent of French techniques, but with strong Cantonese flavours. For CNY, the restaurant also offers a pen cai option with their Golden Abalone Treasure Pot. <em>When? Now till 9 Feb for 1-for-1 Guo Yan promotion</em> <em>Imperial Feast Restaurant, The Chevrons, 48 Boon Lay Way #03-06, Jurong East, Singapore 609961</em> <em>Guo Yan from $88 onwards per person for a six-course menu</em> <em>Chinese New Year menu from $228 onwards for table of 6</em> <strong>Give the Golden Gifts of OLLELLA</strong> The salted egg yolk trend has followed us into the new year as <strong>OLLELLA</strong> introduces the first <strong>Salted Egg Yolk Kue Lapis</strong>. Just in time for CNY, it signifies as a pretty auspicious gift as it is layered with chunks of salted egg yolk bits between buttery layers of kue. The rest of OLLELLA’s pastries, such as almond cookies and pineapple pillows, will also be an instant hit among younger fans with their alluring minimalistic take on traditional packaging. The snacks can be purchased at their physical stores, including the newest outlet at Ngee Ann City, or online through their website. <em>When? Now till otherwise specified</em> <em>Ngee Ann City, Takashimaya Basement 2 Food Hall, #B208-4</em> <i>==</i> <em>Keep culture journalism alive, at just the price of a kopi. For a little bit more, get access to exclusives and a monthly gift box. Support us at patreon.com/popspoken</em> <i>Stay updated and social with Popspoken: </i> <i>Facebook</i> <i> | </i> <i>Twitter</i> <i> | </i> <i>Instagram</i> This article Bite Sized Beef: Conquer Chinese New Year Dining With Golden Deals appeared first on Popspoken.
Delicious and flavourful with every bite! The Abundance Money Bag with Sweet Sauce is an auspicious Chinese dish that signifies a prosperous new with happiness and good fortune. “An irresistible huat huat dish, a must-have dish for every Chinese New Year!” – Cheng Geck Chau Not only is the money bag beautiful to the eyes, […] The post Abundance Money Bag with Sweet Sauce 如意满满金钱袋 appeared first on Share Food Singapore.