Yàn Singapore has been serving up delicious Cantonese cuisine since 2015, drawing inspiration from 宴, and showcasing conviviality and exquisite Cantonese flavours cooked with a whole lot of passion and love. With executive chef Lai Chi Sum at the helm, Yàn offers a diverse experience, from 私房菜 private dining through to elegant Chinese classics served in a modern environment. Located within the National Gallery Singapore on St Andrew’s Road, the space itself is stylish and features carefully curated art adorning the walls that complements the menu and atmosphere just perfectly. Offering three private rooms and a plethora of seating options, Yàn is a soulful dining experience and is an essential Cantonese restaurant to dine at when in or around the City Hall area. Reservations are essential.
So often Cantonese food is run-of-the-mill and not worth getting excited about. The Cantonese food at Yàn, however, is a treasure. This elegant restaurant at the National Gallery Singapore abides by the disciplines of the Cantonese kitchen to ensure every plate of food is alive with flavour and marvellously presented as though it were art. To be found on St Andrews Road, this City Hall restaurant is warm and inviting, resembling a modern and intimate Chinese dining room that is perfect for convivial gatherings.
The menu at Yàn puts great emphasis on fresh flavours and leader of the kitchen Chan knows how to handle the wok just right. Diners of Singapore and City Hall flock here to enjoy lunch, set, and Dim Sum menus, yet the a la carte is where Yàn really shows off. Chef’s recommendations include stewed king prawns with a shark cartilage broth, sauteed beef tenderloin cubes with asparagus and white pepper sauce, as well as the signature crispy roast suckling pig, served three ways.
Good food as expected. The hainan chicken rice dumplings is a surprising for me and my friends
Great food, excellent service! The staff were really nice to us.
A bit noisy during lunch hour and overall was pleasant. But not for business lunch