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My friends and I enjoyed the Peking duck. The lobster was good too.
Excellent food and service as always. Dim sums are the best
We ordered Beijing duck and a bowl of century egg porridge. These are our favourites and the best we have eaten. The service was fast and the food as good as expected. The waitress regularly topped up our tea with a smile. Billing was fast and pleasantly done.
The food was nice and delicious. The service was attentive and prompt.
visiting over a long public holiday weekend is always the best.. it's crowded but it's tolerable. we had three soups (individual portions of hot and sour soup, hokkien fish maw soup, and sweet corn and crab meat soup) and they were all to die for.. yummers... also had the peking duck (so good - still one of my faves), beef - i didn't get to try it cos my fiance ate all, and the prawns with wasabi. yummo.. ended off with the crisp red bean pancake :P~ good food paired with great service :D
They're having a Peking duck half price promotion and we ordered it. The first part - wrapped duck skin wasn't tasty, almost tasted bland (you had to put your own sauce/cucumber/spring onion so that's not the issue). It just doesn't seem to have been marinated well. But the biggest disappointment is how long it took for the 2nd part using the duck meat to be served. We opted for lettuce+minced duck for half, and other half eefu noodles. Both took way too long to be done and by then we had long finished all other dishes and were ready to leave. Having said that, must compliment that the minced duck was very well done. Other dishes - jade tofu was v good. The Passionfruit sauced fried prawn was weird, didn't seem to go well with that combination but maybe it's personal. Service staff were polite despite the obvious busyness and not bad service relative to what you get outside these days.
Food was great and the service was excellent. The waitress who took our order realised that we had over-ordered. Without our knowing, she held the order of one of the dishes. When most of the dishes were served, she came to check with us if we still wanted the last dish which was the coffee pork ribs. By then we were all stuffed! We thanked her for her thoughtfulness and cancelled the dish. Such great service!!! We were impressed!
Manager was attentive even though restaurant was crowded. The sea bass served tasted “too muddy” for our liking and informed the manager about it. He was swift in responding that he would cancel that dish for us and not charge us for it. Roasted meat “shio ba” was tender, juicy with the skin retaining its awesome crunch. Quality of food is consistently good over the years we have been patronising.
The last time that I've visited is about 2 years ago, and I felt that the food isn't as great as it used to be. Back then I had felt it was one of the best Chinese cuisine restaurant in Singapore , but now it is average. Still a great value for money restaurant, with nice service staff and a "quiet" enough Chinese cuisine restaurant. Kitchen is a little too slow for my liking, dishes in my opinion that should be quick to served e.g. soup, dim sum, roasted pork, took a long time to be served, nothing short of 30 minutes, and it came out a dish at a time. I sincerely hopes that the restaurant improves, it used to serve really good roasted meats.
The Manager, Sebastian Chia was most helpful and pleasant. He allowed our bill to be charged to 4 different membership cards and made us feel so welcome. The menu chosen with his help was very good, and as we brought a small cake to celebrate our sister’s birthday, he happily helped us with the candle, the cutting and the provision of plates and cutlery for our distribution of the cake pieces.