Chinese New Year is coming right up this Thursday and I’ve got a few great food & drinks ideas for you & your family in this post! 😉
1. Enjoy Soup Spoon’s Healthy Collagen Hot Pot at the comfort of your own home!
Chinese New Year calls for family reunion dinners… and we’re all so busy with work that dinner preparation and cooking can be quite demanding, right? To meet the needs of busy customers like us, the thoughtful Soup Spoon founder Anna has created the Collagen Hot Pot set which you can conveniently order from online here, arrange which day you want to pick up and all you need is just a hot pot and your love ones to enjoy dinner with! Just a heads up that the entire bag is about 10kg, so be sure to have someone strong to carry with you and you might want to take cab or have a car ride home with the heavy bag. 😉 The Collagen Hotpot come in two sizes, Deluxe for 4 pax ($98) or Premium for 6 pax ($128), the latter which includes Whole Cordyceps Chicken, Collagen Chicken Stock, Clear Chicken Stock, Kimchi Stock, (stocks in 1.5L each) Assorted Seafood & Veg, 3 dipping sauces (Soya, Garlic & Chilli) & Osmanthus Jelly! I foresee that this is gonna be a hot seller as it makes for an ideal, fuss free yet sumptuous CNY gathering meal. This Collagen Hot Pot set is only available for takeaway. Want to know more about the benefits of Collagen for your body and skin? Check out their very helpful & informative site here.
I had the sweet privilege to enjoy this yummy Collagen Hot Pot twice, the first time with a few bloggers at the Soup Spoon Suntec store and the second time, I enjoyed it with my family… It was such a delight to enjoy the yummy collagen soup base which was thick and yummy, and sweet with all the vegetables and cordyceps chicken! I definitely think that this Collagen Hot Pot is super value for money. It’s meant for 5-6 persons but if you prepare additional rice/noodles, soup stock and ingredients, you can definitely host up to 10 people, or have 2 rounds of dinner with the recommended 5-6pax. Check out my photos for the 2 rounds of Collagen Hot Pot below! 😀
And ending off with Osmanthus Jelly, So oriental, light and wonderful end to the Collagen hot pot!
Just in case you’re not sure how to prepare the hotpot, check out this nifty poster:
My family loved the Collagen Hot Pot and my sister Lu Jia was so inspired that she came up with a story line for my post today, hope you’ll enjoy the short story! 😀 Thanks jie for the cats, cat pictures credits to Dayre, heh.
Are you tired and weary after a long day of work?
And Feel Awesome! 😀
Thank you Soup Spoon, Anna & Cherie for hosting us for your delicious Collagen Hot Pot! <3
2. Enjoy Yu Pin Zhen Bird’s Nest at home
Bird’s Nest is widely known to be an oriental delicacy which boosts many health benefits; “As it is rich in protein, collagen and other nutrients and minerals, the consumption of bird’s nest is scientifically proven to have several health benefits, such as stimulating the regeneration of cells, strengthening our immune and respiratory system, and improving the performance of our internal organs. When consumed by pregnant women, it could also help to strengthen the body of the mother and foetus as well as speed up the post-birth recovery process. Besides that, bird’s nest is known for its beauty benefits that help women to rejuvenate and maintain smooth, radiant and youthful complexion.” credits here. However, it’s not easily affordable because a lot of work goes into rearing the sparrows’ for their nest, obtaining their nest and then cleaning it effectively. Thanks to our local brand Yu Pin Zhen who has invested in cleaning technologies for pure birds nest, they have also conceptualized the idea of delivering cooked birds’ nest, so you can now order them by the bowls and enjoy it at the comfort of your home! For this CNY, why not surprise your parents and reward them with a bowl of this delicacy? 😉
At the media preview of the Yu Pin Zhen Bird’s Nest, we had the pleasure to enjoy many variations of Birds Nest dishes and I was so wowed by the Chef Simon Lee from Citrus restaurant specially flown in from M’sia to prepare the dishes. The taste of the Yu Pin Zhen birds nest is neither too sweet nor bland, and makes for a great after dinner healthy dessert. Each bowl costs $28 (Free delivery), call 6842 1142 to order. Better hurry if you want to order, ahead of the Public Holidays! 😉
Order more to enjoy a lower rate. 😉
3. Enjoy Jap & Thai Cuisine In a Relaxed & Artistic Atmosphere at Mad Nest
Mad Nest has recently concluded their last exhibition “What She Gave To Me”, a nostalgic exhibition about what Nature has given to us. I had the pleasure to be there to enjoy some fine sushi and the artworks. Located at 378/380 East Coast Road, check them out with your friends for dinner and enjoy drinks at the bar after. Their kitchens are closed for CNY but their bar will be open. For more info., visit their FB page.
4. Indulge with Italian Wines from The Wine Creek
Festive & happy occasions calls for a toast, right? Why not order a dozen of wines from The Wine Creek to celebrate the Chinese New Year with your family? Plus you can always keep them if you can’t finish in one seating. 😉 I recommend the Furlan ($30/btl) if you’re a fan of Proseccos, sweet Italian white wines, like I am. For sweet reds, try Mignanego, I call this the alcoholic Ribena, lol. Turns out, my family and friends also really love the sweet white from Miganego (orange btl below) and they’re both only $15/btl. Free delivery for 1 dozen and above! Call/sms/whatsapp to +65 83186992 (Lionel) for your orders.
Should I be writing a post on how to minimize weight gain during Chinese New Year? 😛
I’ll be having 2 more Chinese New Year fashion & beauty related posts coming right up… Keep a look out for them! 😉