9 restaurants with pen cai delivery to ox-sher in abundance this Chinese New Year


All-in-one-pot goodness
$150 – $250: • Ming SeafoodKuriya Japanese MarketKam’s RoastStraits Chinese
$250 – $350: • Soup RestaurantAmara SingaporeYuCun Curry Fish HeadLime Restaurant
Above $350: • PARKROYAL Collection Marina Bay

Pen cai, or also affectionately known as poon choi in Cantonese, is the Rolls-Royce of all hotpots. Gracing dinner tables mainly during the Chinese New Year, this festive dish famously contains an abundance of hearty ingredients. Loved ones come together and enjoy a reunion feast with it.

As CNY celebrations will be vastly different this year, we’ve done the work for you so you can still enjoy the festivities — in the comforts of your own home, that is. With that, here’re 9 places that serve up a sumptuous pen cai with islandwide delivery!

1. Amara Singapore

Light up your taste buds with Amara Singapore’s Spicy Chuan Xing Mala Abalone Treasure Pot (from $288).

An intriguing repertoire of festive goodies aside, Amara Singapore also has a special line-up of pen cai selections. Spice it up with their Spicy Chuan Xiang Mala Abalone Treasure Pot (from $288), or the Spicy Vegetarian Treasure Pot (from $88). If you have a low spice tolerance like me, fret not, there’re non-spicy options for both variations too. Don’t forget to check out their Eight-Treasure Yu Sheng with Salmon (from $128) as well, especially those of you who’re hoping to improve your luck and fortune this year.

2. Kam’s Roast

A well-known roast meat specialist, Kam’s Roast hails all the way from Hong Kong, where pen cai originates from. You can bet, therefore, that Kam’s Roast New Year Treasure Pot 甘牌新年盆菜 (from $238) is as authentic as it gets. Not only that, but the ingredients are also delivered in frozen vacuum packs. This means you can order the dish in advance, store it and reheat it just before your feast. If you’re craving roast meat, check out Kam’s Golden Roast Duck 甘牌黄金烧鸭 ($88) and Kam’s Toro Char Siu 甘牌金薄肥浓叉烧 ($38.80) too, which come with a dazzling coating of edible 22-carat gold flakes.

3. Kuriya Japanese Market

Indulge in the freshest catch with Kuriya Japanese Market’s Japanese Treasure Pot 金玉滿堂 ($188).

A one-stop shop for all delicacies Japanese, Kuriya Japanese Market pride themselves on their fresh air-flown seafood. You can therefore be assured that their Japanese Treasure Pot 金玉滿堂 ($188) is filled with best seafood ingredients. Think snow crab leg meat, sashimi-grade Hokkaido scallops, homemade Japanese chashu, and the list goes on. Otherwise, you can also find a similar assortment of fresh seafood on their Abundance YuSheng 三星報喜 ($60.80) and Blessings YuSheng 雙喜臨門 ($48.80).

Get up to $30 off all items from now until 24 Feb when you pay with a Citibank credit/debit card. Promo codes: “CITICNY10” ($10 off, min. spending $100), “CITICNY20” ($20 off, min. spending $180) and “CITICNY30” ($30 off, min. spending $250).

4. Lime Restaurant

Usher in the Ox year with a lavish Treasure Pot Reunion Pen Cai ($298 for small, $488 for large) from Lime Restaurant.

Offering one of the best buffets in Singapore, Lime Restaurant has come up with an assortment of comforting dishes to usher in the lunar new year. Savour a medley of premium ingredients in the Treasure Pot Reunion Pen Cai ($298 for small, $488 for large); or go with ever-classic dishes such as the Fragrant Glutinous Rice with Chinese Sausage ($38 for small, $48 for large). Last but not least, end off on a sweet note with these ultra-adorable Zodiac Macarons ($68) or a Traditional Nian Gao ($28) from their CNY goodies selection.

Enjoy 20% savings when you pay with a UOB card for orders placed between 29 Jan and 26 Feb.

5. Ming Kitchen Seafood Restaurant

This Auspicious Pen Cai | 富贵盆菜 (from $188) from Ming Kitchen Seafood Restaurant is a must-try for all seafood lovers.

Offering Chinese-style seafood cuisine at affordable prices, Ming Kitchen Seafood Restaurant‘s Auspicious Pen Cai | 富贵盆菜 (from $188) contains an abundance of premium seafood. Nevertheless, in addition to Korean oysters, abalone and prawns, just to mention a few, the dish also consists of meat ingredients such as braised pig trotter, smoked duck and boneless chicken leg. They even deliver it in a claypot and warmer bag so that it reaches your dining table still piping hot. If you need a yu sheng to go along with your pen cai, there’s the Auspicious “Pen Cai” + Prosperity “Yu Sheng” 富贵盆菜 + 风声水起 (from $218) available too.

6. PARKROYAL Collection Marina Bay

Pen Cai Delivery - PARKROYAL Collection
This Blossoming Abalone Treasures Pot ($415.15) from PARKROYAL Collection Marina Bay consists of 13 exquisite ingredients.

This CNY, PARKROYAL Collection Marina Bay is providing everything you need for a hearty reunion dinner. Starring in their festive menu, Peach Blossoms, is the Blossoming Abalone Treasures Pot ($415.15), which features a total of 13 exquisite ingredients. Think a 10-head whole abalone, sea cucumbers, scallops, and many more. They even have a Vegetarian Deluxe Treasures Pot ($329.55) that’s suitable for vegetarians. To round up your dinner, choose from the fruity PARKROYAL COLLECTION MARINA BAY Yu Sheng (from $110.20) or the Prosperity Salmon Yu Sheng With Crispy Whitebait And Nashi Pear (from $99.50).

From now till 7 Feb, enjoy 25% off all goodies, except hampers, from PARKROYAL Collection Marina Bay with the promo code “PBCNY25” .

7. Straits Chinese

Pen Cai Delivery - Straits Chinese
This unique Peranakan Peng Cai ($238) from Straits Chinese will definitely appeal to all Peranakan cuisine lovers.

With a spot in the MICHELIN Guide for four consecutive years, Straits Chinese whips up authentic Peranakan dishes which have been passed down for generations. Indulge in their one-of-a-kind Peranakan Peng Cai ($238), which contains Peranakan favourites such as ban wan kepiting, babi pangang, nonya scallops and many others. The pen cai is suitable for a group of six and even comes in a claypot. Get the Fa Cai Yu Sheng (from $33.80) to go along with your pen cai too!

8. Soup Restaurant

Pen Cai Delivery - Soup Restaurant
Nourish your soul with the Soup Restaurant’s Golden Collagen Treasure Pot with Abalone (from $298).

With origins dating back to 1991, Soup Restaurant is yet another well-established chain specialising in Hong Kong-style dishes. Indulge in their nourishing Golden Collagen Treasure Pot with Abalone (from $298) which features a rich pumpkin collagen broth as its base. In it, you can expect to find ingredients such as roast pork, fresh scallops, sea cucumbers and abalone, amongst others. They also serve up a Traditional Steamed Rice with Mushroom and Chinese Sausage (from $29) which you can choose to top off with baby abalones as part of their CNY menu. If not, you can’t go wrong with their signature Samsui Ginger Chicken (from $24.90) too!

Enjoy $10 off your order with minimum spending of $80 from 1 Jan – 28 Feb when you pay with a Citibank debit/credit card and use the promo code “CITI10”. Else, enjoy $10 off all CNY set menu orders placed before 31 Jan.

9. Yu Cun Curry Fish Head

Pen Cai Delivery - Yu Cun
From roast pork to abalone, YuCun Curry Fish Head’s CNY Prosperity Pen Cai ($298) has everything you’d expect in a pen cai.

Yu Cun Curry Fish Head is famous for… well, their curry fish head. That said, they’re also serving up a CNY Prosperity Pen Cai ($298) this festive season. Suitable for six to eight eaters, the pot contains ingredients ranging from roast pork and roast duck to yam and lotus root. If you’d like to order, do note that there’s a 4-day advance order required. Don’t forget to add on the Yu Cun ‘Heng Ong Huat’ Yu Sheng ($49.80) too if you’re getting your pen cai here.

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