Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant

Rating

Date of reviewAug 31, 2016
Cuisine Chinese
LocationClarke Quay / Boat Quay

317 Outram Road Holiday Inn Atrium Singapore 169075 , Clarke Quay / Boat Quay, Singapore

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Overview

Lunch hours

Mon-Fri12pm-2.30pm; Sat-Sun, PH 10.30am-2.30pm

Dinner hours

Mon-Fri 6.30pm-10.30pm; Sat-Sun, PH 6.30pm-10pm

Dress Code

Smart Casual

Corkage

$30/Bottle

Reservation

Yes

Buffet

No

Private Room

5

Accept Credit Card

Yes

Smoking Area

No

Review

Setting

The elegant interiors showcase an understated palette of earthy hues accented with pinkish low hanging lamps. Tables are nicely spaced apart and there is also alcove seating for added privacy. Soft lighting and a serene ambience add to its quiet appeal.

Food

The menu offers a good range of traditional Cantonese dishes. A must-try is the signature home-style roast duck with tea leaves. Aromatic with a robust smoky note, it is tasty, with tender succulent meat and crispy roasted skin. 

The stir-fried black tenderloin in black pepper sauce is well executed too with a good balance of flavours and tenderness. The deep-fried Pipa bean curd served with vegetarian oyster sauce with its crispy taste sensations makes a good complement to the other dishes. 

Noteworthy also are chef recommendations like superior soup with fish maw, as well as baked scallop with Japanese miso sauce and eggplant. 

As for dessert, a must try is the divine, nicely indulgent chilled mango coulis and bird’s nest in mini pumpkin accompanied by Kimberley chocolate pastry.

Wine

The wine menu is adequately curated, with a mix of Old and New World varieties. Three white wines are offered by the glass as well as an equal number of reds. The Corner Stone chardonnay from Chile, for instance, proffers aromatic peach and banana, is refreshing and exotic on the palate, and has an elegant finish. And the Torre Tallada Tinto Joven from Spain has a dry, medium body, note of red cherries and raspberries and offer a medium finish.

Service

Servers are friendly and helpful with recommendations. They are also efficient with the serving of dishes and clearing of tables. However, they need to be more proficient in English.

Price   $$$$$

The average spend per person is about $30 for lunch and $55 for dinner.

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