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Top 5: Chinese New Year takeaways

Amid the abundance of food available in restaurants for the festive season, here are some quality goodies to feast on in the comfort of home

ETERNAL BLISS PLATTER.
ETERNAL BLISS PLATTER.PHOTOS: CRYSTAL JADE, GOODWOOD PARK HOTEL, INTERCONTINENTAL SINGAPORE, PARADISE GROUP, THE FULLERTON HOTEL SINGAPORE
YAM PASTE NIAN GAO TARTS.
YAM PASTE NIAN GAO TARTS.PHOTOS: CRYSTAL JADE, GOODWOOD PARK HOTEL, INTERCONTINENTAL SINGAPORE, PARADISE GROUP, THE FULLERTON HOTEL SINGAPORE
STEAMBOAT INGREDIENTS.
STEAMBOAT INGREDIENTS.PHOTOS: CRYSTAL JADE, GOODWOOD PARK HOTEL, INTERCONTINENTAL SINGAPORE, PARADISE GROUP, THE FULLERTON HOTEL SINGAPORE
ABUNDANCE TAKEAWAY SET.
ABUNDANCE TAKEAWAY SET.PHOTOS: CRYSTAL JADE, GOODWOOD PARK HOTEL, INTERCONTINENTAL SINGAPORE, PARADISE GROUP, THE FULLERTON HOTEL SINGAPORE
SIGNATURE ROAST SUCKLING PIG.
SIGNATURE ROAST SUCKLING PIG.PHOTOS: CRYSTAL JADE, GOODWOOD PARK HOTEL, INTERCONTINENTAL SINGAPORE, PARADISE GROUP, THE FULLERTON HOTEL SINGAPORE

Hotels and Chinese restaurants are rolling out a dizzying selection of Chinese New Year (CNY) food for takeaway and most of what I've tasted so far is pretty good.

Those having a steamboat reunion dinner at home can up their game by ordering premium ingredients such as fresh prawn dumplings and pork balls with oyster from Man Fu Yuan at InterContinental Singapore and those looking for something extra special can splurge on a $700 pencai from Shang Palace that comes in a beautiful custom-made red-and-gold pot and includes a whole deboned garoupa stuffed with foie gras and wild mushrooms.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on January 05, 2020, with the headline 'Top 5: Chinese New Year takeaways'. Subscribe