CNY takeaways at The Clementi Mall
To most of us, Chinese New Year means reunions with relatives, angbaos and chowing on lots of yummy food and snacks. If you’re hosting the gathering though, the festive season might also mean lots of preparation and stress.
To save yourself the hassle this CNY, get these discounted takeaway sets and gifts from The Clementi Mall instead. They’ve got everything from mahjong-themed bird’s nest to yusheng for you to impress the fam with zero anxiety! Here are some of the discounted deals you need to look out for:
1. Soup Restaurant – $57 off CNY dinner set (U.P. $365)
Traditional CNY fare often requires hours of preparation and for those who can’t spare the time, Soup Restaurant now has a sumptuous CNY takeaway set ($308) so you don’t have to go through the hassle of cooking everything yourself.
There’s no need to worry about fighting for a reservation or hustling out with large crowds when you can dapao this luxurious grub to chow on from the comforts of home.
Feast on deluxe traditional dishes like Samsui chicken, steamed rice with Chinese sausage and mushroom and mini abalone. They even have yusheng as part of the set to complete the array of CNY mandatory dishes.
What steals the show though, is the pen cai, a massive clay pot dish, generously packed with ingredients like succulent abalone, large prawns and thick scallops.
Add a piquant touch of Cantonese fare to any DIY feast!
The set is perfect for 5, but if you have plenty of guests coming in, this will also serve as a great add-on to any DIY feast you’ve already prepared – especially if you’ve got a lot of stomachs to fill.
2. Ichiban Sushi – Salmon Sashimi Yusheng from $36.80
Japanese restaurants come top-of-mind when it comes to reliable and drool-worthy raw fish platters. If thick-cut freshly prepared, juicy salmon sashimi sounds like the perfect topping to a yusheng, opt for the Salmon Sashimi Yusheng (from $36.80) from Ichiban Sushi this CNY.
As salmon addicts, it took a lot of self-control to stop ourselves from diving into those succulent slices while the rest of the yusheng was being prepared.
Completed with 2 thick salmon sashimi rosettes, this is a dream come true for all sashimi-lovers out there. Each yusheng purchase also comes with an adorable red packet set designed with cats in traditional Japanese garb that you just might not bear to give away.
3. Mei Heong Yuen Dessert – 10% off Chinese New Year cake
Chinese New Year cakes, or nian gao, are a great way to get in touch with ol’ school CNY desserts. While the original version is great, switch things up this year for a little something different with Mei Heong Yuen Dessert’s Chinese New Year Cakes ($18, U.P. $20).
These CNY cakes are savoury instead of sweet and come in 3 different flavours – Yam, Carrot and Pumpkin. Traditional with a refreshing twist, these chewy treats are likely to please both the young and old in the family.
4. Eu Yan Sang gift sets
Mahjong Premium Cave Nest with American Ginseng Gift Set $78 (U.P $148)
For relatives that are glued to the Mahjong table every year, Eu Yan Sang’s Mahjong Premium Cave Nest with American Ginseng Gift Set ($78) makes the perfect gift that’s both great for their health and pays amusing homage to their mahjong skills.
Originally $148, it’s now going at a fraction of the price at $78, if you spend a minimum of $88 in-store!
Limited-edition 12 Zodiac Premium Abalone Gift Set $88 (U.P $168)
By itself, the 12 Zodiac Premium Abalone Gift Set from Eu Yan Sang is one that will be well-appreciated for its symbolisation of success and prosperity. The packing, however, is a whole other uber-adorable matter altogether. Originally $168, it’s now going at just $88 when you spend a minimum of $88 in-store!
They always say not to judge a book by its cover but the lovable zodiac characters on each of the individually packed boxes of abalone will have you sold right off the bat. Gift it as a whole package, or give them out as individual gifts to people of various zodiac signs!
5. Swensen’s – CNY ice cream cake
When it comes down to desserts, you can’t really go wrong with ice cream and cake. Put both together and it’s a sure-fire way to win the hearts of the young ‘uns. Welcome this year of the rat with the ice cream-based Squeaking with Joy ($63.80) cake from Swensen’s.
A cooling way to end a warm steamboat dinner, this frozen treat is filled with a Napoleon ice cream core. The garnishing on top also amps up the festivity with its vibrant red glaze topped with adorable edible gold ingot and rat figurines.
Redeem free red packets and plushies
After you’re done purchasing all your CNY needs at The Clementi Mall, make sure to head to the Information Counter on Level 5 to redeem your freebies. With a minimum of $68* (or $88 for Fairprice Finest receipts) spent in the mall, shoppers can redeem a set of 8 red packets.
Larger-ticket purchases of more than $168* (or $218 for Fairprice Finest receipts) will unlock a Huat Kueh Plushie which you can decorate the living room with.
- Pink: 3rd -13th January 2020
- Yellow: 14th -24th January 2020
*Maximum of 3 combined same-day receipts per redemption. Plushies are available while stocks last!
Chinese New Year takeaway sets
Westies, there’s no need to look any further than The Clementi Mall for all your Chinese New Year needs. With plenty of stores offering the necessities available for takeaway, it’s a convenient one-stop-shop to get all the food you’ll need for a peaceful and easy CNY dinner.
To bask in the festive season in the coming weeks, make sure to head down to the mall from 13th – 24th January 2020 to participate in CNY-themed games and digital fortune-telling. There will also be a lion dance performance on 29th January, 11AM at the Main Atrium on Level 3 of the mall – so don’t miss out!
The Clementi Mall
Address: 3155 Commonwealth Avenue West, Singapore 129588
Opening hours: 10AM-10PM, Daily
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Photography by Ian Teoh.