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Before I start my review, I would like to commend a short-hair female staff named Siew Chin, for her excellent service and impeccable attention to the table. It was rare chance to be served by such a warm and lively lady who always carried a smile on her face and everyone was impressed with the service even though we did not feedback to the management. For full review : http://dairycream.blogspot.sg/2013/01/wah-lok-at-carlton.htmlWe were there to have a family dinner and tried some alacarte dis
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Before I start my review, I would like to commend a short-hair female staff named Siew Chin, for her excellent service and impeccable attention to the table. It was rare chance to be served by such a warm and lively lady who always carried a smile on her face and everyone was impressed with the service even though we did not feedback to the management.

For full review : http://dairycream.blogspot.sg/2013/01/wah-lok-at-carlton.html

We were there to have a family dinner and tried some alacarte dishes. I am not a keen fan of expensive ingredients and thus I cannot comment on the taste of some food but those who had them enjoyed the delicacies.
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Mee Sua with Crab in Huatiao Stock ($12) was originally with Mee Sua with Lobster($22) but with opted for crabs since they were cheaper and the stock base remains the same.
This was surprisingly simple but flavorful and mildly sweet. It was highly recommended by the staff and now by me because it is a nice change from the usual Yi Mian or fried noodles/rice.
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Braised Tofu with Spinach and Sea Cucumber( $12 Per portion)
It was quite hard to find fault with this dish but nothing spectacular. Ignore the sea cucumber and you can quite easily cooked them or have them at local zi-chars. It chanced upon us that many Chinese dishes included oyster sauce. Seems like the Western brown sauce has found its long lost twin in China.
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The signature XO sauce Cod Fish in Banana leaves ($12) was overrated. The small portion of cod sat on sliced mushrooms surrounded by the healthy fish oil. But the banana leaf did not seemed to fuse with the fish and neither was the xo sauce strongly distinguishable.
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This deep fried golden brown Durian Tempura is an irresistible sinful must have for durian fans

In short, the quality of Wah Lok's ala carte dishes truly lives up to its numerous awards and good reviews(even though most are for dim sum). However, what makes this place different from other Chinese restaurant here is the top-notched service by the service staff. It was not just simply our table that was lucky to be served extremely well but we notice how the staff attended to the needs of others and asked their opinions of the food. With such dedicated service, how can one not return for its dim sum?

(The above review is the personal opinion of a user which does not represent OpenRice's point of view.)
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Date of Visit
2013-01-18
Spending Per Head
$120 (Dinner)