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5 Restaurants For CNY Reunion Dinners

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As many are still reeling in the fact that 2020 is here, another new year comes – the Lunar New Year, which is a time celebrated with traditions such as the hanging of red lanterns and donning new, red outfits. The main tradition of Chinese New Year are family reunion dinners that are held to renew family bonds with the serving of symbolic dishes to usher in prosperity and wealth. 

Traditionally, reunion dinners are held at home but nowadays, many families opt for the easier option of eating out to avoid the hassle of cooking, or cleaning up.

If you are looking for a place to host your family reunion, we have rounded five worthy restaurants that are not only delicious, but also with discounts! 


  • Contango, The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Known for its lavish buffet spreads, Contango is a family favourite with various dishes of different cultures served to suit every taste bud. The hotel itself is held in high regards with its colonial theme and elegant décor that provides diners with a luxurious experience. 

Here, you will find an array of savoury dishes including local favourites such as rendang and curries, while other cultures from Indian dishes, classic Chinese cuisine to Japanese, as well as western delicacies are served. Besides that, the buffet features an entire array of mouth-watering desserts, including its own ice cream bar! 

Book Contango at the Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur now! 



  • Steamboat Factory, Cheras

Steamboat is a timeless family favourite you cannot go wrong with. Known for their hearty soup bases, Steamboat Factory in Cheras offers set meals as well as an eat-all-you-can steamboat buffet. Definitely a budget-friendly reunion dinner choice, you can choose from various soup bases of Tom Yam, Pork Stomach White Pepper Salted Vegetables Soup, Clear Soup or Tomato Soup. 

Diners can also choose two different kinds of soup to dip in their fresh meats of seafood, meatballs and more, while other popular dishes include their Hua Diao Drunken Chicken, Prawn Cheeseballs and Australian Wagyu. 

Book Steamboat Factory in Cheras now! 



  • Essence, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur

Hosting a variety of buffet stations, Essence is popularly known for its western delights including the Tomahawk steak, Alaskan King Crabs, fresh oysters and even, caviar.

Other traditional buffet items include cold cuts and salad, while an Italian feast awaits with a station for those craving a plate of satisfying, light and springy pasta.  

Additionally, Essence serves local delights with the usual array of rendang and curries, as well as Chinese favourites of double-boiled soup, as well as peking duck. There are vegetarian-friendly options with meat-free Indian recipes, while its servings of desserts are not to be missed with Japanese cheesecakes, a chocolate fountain and ice cream, among other sweets. 

Book Essence at Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur now!



  • Five Sen5es, The Westin Kuala Lumpur

If you are craving dim sum, Five Senses is perfect for that. Families can enjoy an all-you-can-eat dim sum feast with more than 30 types of bite-sized selections. Amidst the elegant dining atmosphere, popular dim sum items are emphasized with unique flavours of truffle, crab roe and more for a luxurious experience. 

Its popular items include Poached Prawn Dumplings in Crab Roe Bisque, Xiao Long Bao and Deep Fried Crispy Yam Puff with Fresh Scallop, while other menu items include the classic Loh Mai Kai, Chicken Feet and Siew Mai. 

To clean your palate with a refreshing end, the buffet includes desserts of mango puree or pudding, as well as the much-loved egg tarts and more.  

Book Five Sen5es at The Westin Kuala Lumpur now!



  • Xiao Long Kan, Bukit Bintang

Sichuan-style hotpot is gaining its popularity these days with the chilli-heavy spicy broth and its sweet, yet savoury tomato soup. Xiao Long Kan, which is among the most popular hotpot establishments in the city, is known for its signature spicy Broth that features numbing spices mixed with the finest chilies.

For those wanting to try their other broths, you can choose to mix up to three broths of Traditional Spicy Soup, Mushroom Broth, Tomato Soup and Pork Bone Soup. 

Hotpot enthusiasts can choose to dip in fresh meats including Australian A5 Beef, Shrimp Paste, Deep Sea White Prawns, Supreme Layered Beef Omasun and for extra spice, the XLK Spicy Chilli Beef. 

The restaurant ambiance itself is decorated finely in traditional fittings with seats including cosy booths for smaller dinner parties.   

Book Xiao Long Kan in Bukit Bintang now! 


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