First thing i had noticed upon stepping into this restaurant was the hanging lanterns. The marketing manager said that these lanterns were added to the interior decor at the final stage. We agreed that they set a complimentary mood for the otherwise incomplete setting; making the cuisine place look well presented enough to have corporate dinners, and yet cosy at the same time for family gatherings.
Was told that one of their most popular dishes, is the Signature Lobster Porridge
Depending on your food intake capacity, this dish supposedly serves 2 pax. It consists of fresh succulent lobsters, porridge akin to teochew muey texture and a secret sauce that gave this dish its unique flavour and fragrance. A good comfort food in my opinion.
Another dish we had today was Seven Spice Pork Chop
(七味汁猪仔扒) which tasted mildly peppered and rather fragrant. Unfortunately, i have never been a fan of porky pig so i ate this dish least.
This was followed by their Crispy Lotus with Salted Egg
(咸蛋脆莲藕). I must say i truly enjoyed this dish. The lotus root..very thinly sliced and coated with salted egg yolk, the chef then fried them. Not oily nor too salty when touching the taste buds. It can be a healthier snack substitute for your regular potato chips or popcorn while sitting on the couch watching your favourite drama series.
Next, was the Green Dragon Vegetables
(双味青龙) served in deep-fried and stir-fried variants. I enjoy vegetables in general so it was pleasing to see this being served as part of our lunch today. The deep-fried version tasted a little like fried seaweed in terms of texture, whereas the stir-fried one retained the freshness and mild crunchiness of fresh vegetables.Caro Chicken Soup with Chinese Pear & Coconut
(椰肉雪梨鸡汤) was the soup for today. Giving thanks to my cantonese upbringing, i adore soups, in particular double-boiled tonic soups. It was a cold day and this soup warmed my body, and nourished my health. The chicken used for this dish is fed with a secret but healthy diet. Resulting in a low cholesterol end product. The marketing manager said that this soup is recommended for people who are looking to 'clean' their lungs.
To welcome the season of hairy crabs, we shared 1 of their Authentic Shanghai Hairy Crab
(大闸蟹). The crab we dissected had generous servings of crab roe and tasted rather creamy with intense seafood sweetness and fragrance.
Last but not least, i recommend their Fresh Vegetable Juice
(新鲜蔬菜汁) which is refreshing without being too overpowered by the 'plant taste'. It consists of pineapple, sourplum and cai xin. Very appetising drink.
The restaurant has 2 rooms available should you prefer to dine in private, away from the dining crowd. The marketing manager was pleased to advise that there will not be extra charges incurred for the use of these rooms.
Signature Lobster Porridge
Seven Spice Pork Chop
Crispy Lotus with Salted Egg
Green Dragon Vegetables
Authentic Shanghai Hairy Crab
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