A whole new take on Chinese New Year

Happy Rabbit New Year!

Chinese custom dictates that once a girl is married, Chinese New Year is spent with the husband's family. This year is my first and I'm taking some time to adjust. I must admit I was a little home sick during the festive season wondering what my family was doing and coupled with the new-found responsibility of a chinese wife (meaning prepare the house, prepare red packets, who to give, how much etc.)

This year, we had steamboat for reunion dinner which is a first time for me although I know lots of families practise this. Did you know that the upmarket Ah Yat Chinese Restaurant chain has a humble and discreet steamboat shop at Heeren's Shopping Centre too?

 Poor cutie Joash was not feeling well that day.

When we arrived, I must say I thought the buffet spread of ingredients for steamboat was limited but as we ate along, it is actually sufficient as the main items were available and I did eat my fill. The prawns were fresh and the tom yum soup super spicy but shiok!

For a price of $20ish per person, it comes with 2 tiny abalones, free flow of drinks and of course soup and ingredients. One plus about this place is the environment, it was peaceful and amazingly we did not stink up after we left. Best of all, service was good and prompt!

Maybe we shall visit the same place next Chinese New Year too?

Ah Yat Shabu Shabu Hotpot (The Heeren)
260 Orchard Road , #B1-10
Tel: +65 6836 2282

Warm love,

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