One of my favorite chinese restaurants! I love the deco of the restaurant as it fits the name of the restaurant very well! They have chinese wine urns as the deco and wooden furnitures, which emulated the older days inns very well!
Staff were all very friendly and wore dian xiao er hats! Very cute! They were all very well-versed with the menu and most memorize the menu. Quick and friendly service from them.
On to the food!
1. Soup of the day - Double boiled lotus root - $11.60
Refreshing and light, was a good start to the meal. Lotus roots were of generous serving and the meat inside was actually quite flavorful! There was some peanuts, dried scallop within too.
2. Duck roasted with angelica herbs - $12.90
Filled with herbs, the duck was roasted to perfection. Personally, I don't eat the skin of the meat but this skin was too good to be wasted! It was crispy and some of it didn't even have any fats on it! The meat was soft, tender and aromatic as it absorbed the herbs flavor. I tried some of the herbs and they were surprisingly sweet! Not too sure what kind of herbs are they though.
3. Stir fried bitter gourd and pumpkin -$11.60
This is quite a special dish, never seen it outside before! Bitter gourd and pumpkin was quite a good mix. There were some crunchy things (dont know what are they) and chestnut (?) cooked together. The sweetness of the pumpkin compensates the bitterness of the bitter gourd!
4. Old-style steamed fish slices $12.30
I like the sauce that they cooked the fish in. Not too salty and taste different. The fish slices were fresh too!
5. Chinese spinach in superior stock - $18.30
One of my favourite dish to order as it has wolfberries in it and i love spinach! plus, the superior stock can be taken with rice, delicious!! There were some anchovies sprinkled on top of the dish, adds to the healthiest of the dish!
6. Braise mushroom in chinese wine - $10.90
Taste of chinese wine was quite strong but with the other condiments added to make the dish, i felt it was quite a nice touch!
White rice - $3
Best place to have another bowl of rice if you're love eating rice! The rice is very very flagrant and it's always pipping hot! Ask the waitress which brand they use and i believe they said "zhen zhu mi" (pearl rice). Got to go buy it for myself!
Quick tip for the health conscious: there's dishes with the health pyramid at the side and i think they list the calories in the food too!
I will definitely be back for more! (:
Duck roasted with angelica herbs,Chinese spinach in superior stock,Old-style steamed fish slices
Date of Visit: Dec 23, 2012
Spending per head: Approximately $16(Dinner)Other Ratings: