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What to eat at Millenia Walk during Chinese New Year

One of the perks of running this blog and being in the social media scene is that sometimes you get to do fun things that won’t actually happen in real life. Like for example, partake in a Chinese New Year feast in the Great Hall of Millenia Walk, while curious shoppers and passers-by wonder what we’re up to. Did you know Millenia Walk has a Great Hall? Sounds like some cavernous place in a fairytale castle (okay I’m thinking more of Harry Potter) but actually I’m sure you’ve been there because it’s just the huge space in the center of Millenia Walk. I’ll let you in on a secret, I’ve been looking forward to this Chinese New Year lunch! It’s a fun and celebratory affair, and also because it is a reunion of sorts for all those in the media.

While you won’t have the chance to toss yu sheng in the Great Hall of Millenia Walk, you can most definitely sample all these Chinese New Year dishes being rolled out by the various F&B establishments in the mall. Scroll down for more photos. Also add me on Instagram so that you can get on the spot 1st hand pictures and videos of all the events that I attend.

Millenia Walk - Elemen Prosperity Truffle Yu Sheng (2)

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Chinese New Year 2020 : Best restaurants to go for great Yu Sheng

Now that the Christmas festivities are over, it’s time to change direction and start planning for Chinese New Year. And when it comes to all things Chinese, bigger is better! So here’s a list of where to go for the most decadent and luxurious Yu Sheng you can find in Singapore for your reunion dinners / lohei to help you HUAT BIG in the year of the Metal Rat!

Interestingly, unlike in previous years, not many restaurants are featuring the rat image in their Yu Sheng creations. Perhaps the rat does not lend itself well to being recreated in Yu Sheng form, unlike say a horse, a monkey or even the pig. However, if you scroll down, you will see that Fullerton Hotel has done a pretty nice rat version. Do you know of any other Rat Yu Shengs out there? Head on over to my Instagram Stories to vote if you’d like to have a depiction of the Rat in your Yu Sheng. After all, the Rat IS part of the Chinese Zodiac.

Where to go for Best Yu Sheng 2020

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Happy Chinese New Year Everybody!

Chinese New Year is just about 6 hours away so let me wish all of you out there a Happy Chinese New Year in advance! May the year of the Dragon bring you peace, prosperity, happiness and health!

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This evening, I will be enjoying a sumptuous reunion dinner with my parents, the Partner as well as my 3rd Uncle’s family at our favourite Cze Char stall in Bedok. I may even be able to get second helpings if the Partner acts up and sniffs as dishes that are too foreign for him.

Every year, I always entertain the thought of welcoming in the New Year by visiting Chinatown. There’s just no place in Singapore that’s as festive and atmospheric than Chinatown on Chinese New Year eve! It’s jammed packed like hell and you move a few inches every minute or so. But that’s how you soak up the atmosphere isn’t it? You may find very good deals too but only after 12 mid night when the stallholders are keen to get rid of their goods. The Partner finds the idea totally abhorrent and encouraged me to go last week with one of my good friends so that he would be free of that task. Heh, that’s what he thinks cuz there’s no rule against going to Chinatown twice right?!

Anyway go last week I did, and here are the pictures. If you don’t know what to do on Chinese New Year eve, go to Chinatown! Enjoy!

One day, just maybe one day I will be able to fit into a Cheong Sam.

I dunno why but I find the waxed meats stall fascinating. I somehow gravitate towards it. I hear the meats calling out my name.

Apparently everything can be waxed, even fish. No idea what wax is used. I wonder if we can still get the same taste without using wax? I suppose that would be the European meats. I overheard a customer complaining that the waxed meats were more expensive than the Parma ham she bought in Europe. I bought $5 of the waxed duck seen in the 3rd picture, which amounted to 2 pieces.

My friend was too shy to appear in the picture so he hid behind the leg of ham.

Clockwise : Pomelos, buddha’s fingers, gourds, peanuts. The fingers and the gourds are for display and not for eating.

Taiwan fruit jellies. There are several stalls selling these and there is a guy standing there just to dish out samples. According to my friend, if you eat lots of samples and don’t buy any, they will take you aside and ask you what you’re doing. Don’t know whether to believe him or not.

The jellies are very nice. They are ice-cold, sweet, and quite firm so they give a good bite. Rather expensive though. $1 for 100g, but 2 of the jellies are already 100g. I tried to limit the flavours I chose, but I still ended up buying 12 for $6.

These aren’t the traditional Chinese New Year goodies we eat in Singapore. Is it just me or what but I thought that the number of stalls selling the traditional goodies were very limited. Stuff like Kueh Bankit, Almond cookies, Love Letters, Pineapple Tarts etc. I thought I would see stall after stall selling those, but I was wrong.

See this stall selling Crispy Fish Skin for $18 per packet. Don’t think this is traditional Singaporean CNY fare. I tried some and they were very delicious! Absolutely addictive, and they weren’t oily tasting too, on the contrary, quite light.

Now finally a place selling traditional Chinese New Year goodies. Apparently this shop is super famous and has a very long history. Look at all the newspaper write-ups! There are even black and white photos of snaking queues! Love old photos which let me glimpse what Singapore was like back in the old days.

Chinese New Year decor and red packets you can buy. I prefer getting red packets for free from the banks.

There is this cluster of mini food stalls somewhere near the Chinatown food centre. Not to be mistaken for the Smith Street Food Street. The Indo Sumatera stall looks really old school. The sign says it sells “Indo Traditional Snacks with Natural Ingredients and Less Sugar”. And then there’s the Caucasian selling sausages in Chinatown. I believe these stalls are here all year round.

The New Chinatown Visitor Centre

Well that’s all for now folks! Have a very festive and happy Chinese New Year! May you receive lots of Ang Pows, and for those that are giving, give more!!

 

HUAT AH!!!!!!

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