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Chinese Feasts

Chinese Feasts

Featuring KEK Keng Eng Kee Seafood (Alexandra), Red Star Restaurant, Peony Jade Restaurant (Keppel Club), Lei Garden, Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck Restaurant (Paragon), Summer Pavilion (The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore), Imperial Treasure Noodle & Congee House (ION Orchard), Tian Wai Tian Fishhead Steamboat (Serangoon), East Ocean Teochew Restaurant (Ngee Ann City), Min Jiang (Dempsey)
Veronica Phua
Veronica Phua

It pays to take heed of recommendations from people we trust. In this case, it was Mr. Ho, the General Manager of the restaurant who told us we needed to try the Bamboo Shoot dish. Well, it turned out to be fantastic! Lightly fried, the young bamboo shoots were juicy and succulent and completely addictive. I could have finished the whole plate by myself if we didn’t have more food coming. Definitely a must-order at Jade Palace.

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The other major show-stealer amongat the dishes we ordered was this Prawns with Vermicelli in Claypot.
All five of us could not hold back our praises for the fresh, large and super sweet crustaceans, and the strands of glass vermicelli that were strongly aromatic and flavourful from being saturated in the sauce.
I recall having eaten this dish (or something very close to it) decades ago and was thrilled to encounter the familiar flavours again.

After our dinner here during Chinese New Year, we were eager to return to Jade Palace for another slap-up feast.
On this recent visit, we had our hearts set on the Claypot Rice, a speciality of theirs. In fact, there is an an entire page in Jade Palace’s menu devoted to mouthwatering variations of the dish. We chose the one with salted duck and three kinds of very fragrant Chinese preserved sausages - the classic pork, a duck liver and a goose liver ($88++), which were interestingly, served separate from the rice. These meats, as well as the practice of finishing off by scraping the remaining “burnt” rice from the sides of the pot and pouring in a clear soup to mix and enjoy, contributed greatly to this dish being unforgettable.

I was so blown away by the food at @shaobbq previously, I couldn’t wait to return.
On my second visit, I ordered the Sliced Fish Claypot “Pao Fan” Porridge for T.H. and I to share but with grouper ($36++) instead of pomfret which was what I had the last time. It turned out to be marvelous as well but if I had to choose, the pomfret would be the winner by the narrowest of margins. I guess I just prefer its smoother flesh.

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Comfort food done so immaculately it had us sighing in happiness.
Portion size for the #泡饭 ranges between 2 and 6 pax, and besides the standard dory fish ($28/48++), you can also opt for either grouper ($36/56++) or pomfret, like we did ($38/58++).

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We noticed the quality of ingredients here are above average. The stirfried Qing Long Cai for example, was so much more robust and succulent than the wilted, fibrous specimens we’ve had at certain places.
When we returned for a second time on our own as paying guests, it was apparent this is a popular dish because every table had ordered a plate.

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My parents and I were awestruck by this. The crab may not have been huge but it was incredibly fresh and had the loveliest firm flesh. Blanketing everything was a truckload of garlic that’d been fried with a bit of dried scallops and chilli padi for depth and zing. Underneath was a heap of glass vermicelli saturated in the delectable duo of crab juices and garlic oil-rich sauce.

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It arrived bubbling in a claypot. The thick broth was extraordinarily sweet from the inordinate amount of dried scallops and shrimps used. While the large cubes of roasted pork belly made every bite so satisfying, the juicy mustard greens with its distinct bitter-ish edge, added complexity to the flavour profile. I loved it with the superb housemade sambal belachan.

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The NEW off-the-menu claypot dish of “Wok-Fried Crab and Pan-Fried Cheong Fun in Chef’s Special Spiced Sauce with Lard” is simply put, fantastic.

Coincidentally, even before it was served at the tasting, I was already thinking about it because my foodie friend Caecilia had raved about the dish to me the night before. The restaurant’s General Manager CK had recommended it to her group of friends when they were there during Chinese New Year.

Anyway, this unadulterated flavourbomb features pieces of fresh crab in a bubbling “zhup” (gravy) that’s a mouthwatering blend of savoury and subtle sweetness. Arranged at the bottom of the claypot are thick rolls of “cheong fun” (steamed rice rolls) which, I feel, you should hold off eating until you are done with the crab. As they are the stickier Hongkong dimsum type of “cheong fun”, they taste better after they’ve had time to soak up more of the “zhup”.

The price of this dish depends on the size of the crab but I reckon it is THE latest must-try item at Yàn Cantonese Cuisine.

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If you are fond of fish, the “Star Grouper Three Ways” set menu promotion here has your name on it.

Available for lunch and dinner 7 days a week, it is priced at $168++ and is perfect for 4 people or 6 (if it’s supplemented by a couple of other items).

The 1.5kg grouper is first presented on a large platter cooked in two ways (do note what is shown in my video is less than the usual as there were only 3 of us dining that day). On the lighter side is the fillet sautéed with spongey pieces of luffa and silky blobs of egg white in dried scallops. The other execution has the fish belly braised in a rich and umami clam sauce with squares of puffy beancurd and crunchy ginger chunks. Both styles are superbly done, and I think, best enjoyed with a bowl of plain rice.

The third way of preparation, a soup brewed from the grouper’s head and bones, is truly zero waste at its tastiest. Served in a large tea cup, the steaming hot liquid is sweet and has a luxurious mouthfeel. If you have any rice left, pop it in to enjoy a mini bite of “Pao Fan”.

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Whether you are visiting for lunch or dinner, I recommend starting with the other ongoing promotion: “Any 3 appetisers for $20++”.

You get to select from a list of 10 which means there is ample choice. We tried the chilled marinated lady’s finger with spiced sauce, the deepfried mushrooms with salted egg yolk and the wok-fried carrot cake with Chinese pork sausage, beansprouts and X.O. sauce. I found the former two good but the carrot cake was my no-fight favourite. It had a mochi-like texture and was extremely flavourful from the sauce and the way it was fried.

What I also appreciate is the complimentary herbal drink every guest gets. The lovely brew is made from herbs that help with boosting immunity (the Head Chef had gone to source for them himself) and sugarcane for some sweetness.

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The food here exceeded all our expectations to say the least. Frankly, I thought my parents and I would be served roasted meats (can’t blame me right, given the name of this restaurant?) and maybe another dish or two but nope, what we got to enjoy was far more varied and exciting.
One of those was this plate of Crispy Baby Pomfret ($16++ for 8 pieces). I am thrilled to have discovered this outstanding appetiser. The inherent sweetness of the mini pomfret was accentuated when fried in extremely hot oil to shattering crunchiness. Can you believe I gobbled up three at one go? Highly, highly recommended.

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Can't cook to save my life but boy, can I eat! 😄 (I pay for all my meals unless otherwise stated)

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