Food For Thought: Mandarin Orchard Singapore Ushers in The Year of the Rat with a New Line-up of Lunar New Year Goodies

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Mandarin Orchard Singapore reveals a stellar line-up of delicacies and takeaway goodies to celebrate the Lunar New Year, from auspicious set meals at two Michelin-starred Shisen Hanten by Chen Kentaro, or Triple Three’s Lunar New Year offerings. The hotel will also kick off the festivities with a traditional lion and dragon dance performance on the first day of the Lunar New Year (25th January) at the hotel’s main driveway, as well as at the main lobby on Level 5.


An epicurean journey awaits at Shisen Hanten by Chen Kentaro, where guests can choose from seven auspiciously-themed set menus—from the eight-course Prosperity menu at $538++ for four persons, to the Majestic menu that features Whole Roasted Suckling Pig among its nine courses, at $2,988++ for 10 persons.

Making its debut this year is the Roasted Brown Rice-fed Chicken topped with Garlic, Mala-glazed Barbecued Pork, and Braised “Rat Noodle” with Lobster in Superior Broth. The Roasted Brown Rice-fed Chicken topped with Garlic features a new breed of chicken which is 100% organically fed with specially selected brown rice grain, hence yielding meat that is tender and juicy with a rich flavour profile. Adding a twist to the classic barbecued pork, the restaurant presents its own rendition—Mala-glazed Barbecued Pork. Succulent strips of pork are roasted with a decadent glaze made from Szechwan peppercorn, giving the dish an extra fiery kick.

In celebration of the Year of the Rat, the culinary team has also specially created a dish using “Rat Noodles”, which is also commonly known as Bee Tai Mak, or Silver Needle Noodles. Using a superior broth simmered for five to six hours, the noodles and fresh lobster are then braised together, creating a dish that delivers a burst of flavour with every mouthful.

Also available are Shisen Hanten’s specialities such as the Baby Abalone Fortune Pot, and Prosperity Salmon Yu Sheng. The outlet’s version of the classic fortune pot is a combination of 20 premium delicacies that include dried oyster, fish maw and Chinese sausage—making for the perfect and delicious centrepiece for family gatherings. All purchase of the Baby Abalone Fortune Pot is accompanied by a complimentary Salmon Yusheng, and Glutinous Rice with Dried Sausages.

Alongside traditional favourites are goodies such as Hokkaido Pumpkin Steamed Nian GaoGolden Pineapple Ingots, and Steamed Yam Cake with Dried Scallop. A new addition is the Four Treasures Mini Nian Gao, featuring new flavours such as rock melon, milk tea, and traditional red sugar.

For reservations and enquiries, call +65 6831 6262/6266 or email


Mandarin Orchard Singapore’s award-winning Japanese-inspired international buffet restaurant, Triple Three, presents an array of Lunar New Year specials. Classics such as Buddha Jumps Over the WallBraised Pork Trotters with Black Moss, Roasted Suckling Pig, and Wok-fried Cray Fish with Black Pepper will be available on the buffet. Diners can also indulge to their heart’s content in grilled lobster topped with a decadent layer of uni sauce.

Must-try dishes also include the Abalone Noodle where each bowl of noodle is topped with abalone, king prawn, and braised Chinese mushrooms. Not to be missed on the carving station are the Roasted Korobuta Pork with Five Spice, and Steamed Garoupa with Garlic Soya Sauce. Other highlights on the buffet include freshly-shucked oysters, seafood on ice, and sushi and sashimi.

Plus, be sure to toss the Yusheng for good fortune, which will be included on the eve of Lunar New Year on the dinner buffet spread so that diners can toss to prosperity with their loved ones. Also available are traditional sweets such as Love LettersPineapple TartsKueh Bang Kit, Kueh Lapis, Almond Cookies, and Cashew Nut Cookies.

For reservations and enquiries, call +65 6831 6288/6271 or email



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