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Simple, classic and modern setting for a Chinese restaurant. Top 50 music was playing, but wasn’t too loud or distracting. Very much enjoyed the elevated booth seating, which gave us some privacy yet a nice overview of the entire restaurant and a peek at Sentosa Island.
The baked crab shell stuffed with seafood paste is the best dish on the menu. The crab is extracted from the shell, stuffed with fish paste and seasoned, before lightly baked for a nice crusty finish. Incredibly flavourful with just the right amount of creaminess, it’s good to eat on its own, but can be accompanied with rice if desired. Worth the money, as the serving of crabmeat is generous—you can see and taste the lumpy flesh amidst the paste.
Braised ee-fu noodle with Boston lobster in wild mushroom sauce & truffle oil is another winner. The noodles are perfectly al dente, and not too heavily seasoned. It is not the usual sauce-y ee-fu noodles which was a refreshing change, as it allowed the fresh lobster to shine. The truffle oil gave it a hint of additional fragrance. Loved it.
For the mains, the pan-fried kurobuta pork chop with teriyaki sauce was sweet and tender; these came in piping hot and delicious. Considering how lean the meat was, I was surprised I didn’t have to fight these with my teeth. Good thing too, otherwise it would have been messy. Though pan-fried, I was happy to find that they weren’t dripping in oil, unlike some of the pork chops Chinese restaurants tend to serve their red meats.
The braised whole abalone with sea cucumber was very fresh and juicy; the abalone was sizable and came glazed with a light fragrant sauce. The sea cucumber was also well-prepared; not overcooked, with no “fishy” taste. You can taste the ocean, but in the best of ways.
There's a small selection of wines. Opt for the tea instead to pair with the delicious dishes.
Warm and friendly service, the waiters constantly refilled our tea and came to check on us a couple of times to make sure we were happy with our food. They were also very knowledgeable about the ingredients used in the dishes. The manager actually stopped by our table even before knowing that we were media tasters. Very impressive.
Worth it! We spent $120 for 2 people on 5 dishes plus 2 desserts. Definitely over-ordered—we could not finish the ee-fu noodles.