I was told by a friend that Wo Peng Restaurant
brings you the very best traditional and authentic Hong Kong style Cantonese cusine. Armed with two sets of Groupon coupons (worth SGD$80 each), I bought my family of four to try their lunch on a weekday.
Entrance to Wo Peng Restaurant
Banner of Award Winning Chef Julian Tam Kwok Fai
Indoor showing photos of Chef Tam and HK TVB Celebrity
The restaurant was crowded
even though our appointment was 130pm. The staff were busy handling other customers. Most of the customers were using the Groupon coupons vouchers. It took ten minutes before the waitress was able to take our order.
It also took a long time before the dishes were served. We ordered some dishes from the a la carte menu and some dim sum. Perhaps we came too late as most of the dishes stated in the menu were not available
. We were rather disappointed.Soup
We ordered two types of of soup. The menu reads "A Daily Soup, A Healthy Choice",
so we selected the healthy version. The double boiled chicken soup with bamboo pith and chinese cabbage is quite reasonable in terms of taste but it is quite pricey at SGD13 per bowl. I didn't enjoy the double boiled cordyceps flower soup with drendrobium and meat reduction. It tasted like Chinese medicine.
The Stir-fried asparagus and scallops
was nice. The scallops were big and fresh. The irony : This was a substituted dish as the original dish which we ordered (traditional smoked and roasted duck with camphor and tea leaf)
did not arrive after waiting for fifty minutes. The staff did not realize that the duck was out of stock until we enquired why it took so long to serve the duck). It was obviously a mistake
The blanch Taiwan cabbage with century egg, salted egg and egg white in superior stock
was quite nice. It wasn't too salty and it is comparable to the one served in Diao Xiao Er
, which is my all time favourite!
We ordered mostly common and standard dim sum
such as Siew Mai, Har Gow (Fresh Shrimp Dumplings) and Steamed Pork Ribs. I would rate the dim sum average and reasonable
which you can get similar dim sum in other Cantonese restaurants.
Reasonable siew mai
Shrimps are quite fresh!
A bit too salty
Out of the seven items advertised in the desserts menu, only three are available. We selected Chilled Mango Puree with Pomelo and Sago
and Home-made Osmunthus Jelly
. Similarly like the dim sums, I would rate the desserts reasonable and average. I like the sweet Mango Pudding with pomelo (though little) better than the Osmunthus Jelly. The Jelly tasted like agar agar and it costs SGD6 per bowl.
Sweet and quite nice!
Tasted like agar agar
To be honest, I was disappointed with the lunch @ Wo Peng Restaurant. It fell short of my expectations on many factors such as quality of food, pricing, customer services, waiting time and food presentation.
Sincerely hope they can make improvement to win back the customers in future.
Table Wait Time: 5 minute(s)
Date of Visit: Dec 18, 2014
Spending per head: Approximately $40(Lunch)
Dining Offers: Groupon Discounted CouponOther Ratings: