Din Tai Fung is a name familiar to many, with roots dating back to Taiwan more than 30 years ago; Din Tai Fung has created impact in Singapore since 2003. Whenever I crave for xiao long baos (steamed pork dumplings), Din Tai Fung comes to my mind instantly.
One of the newest outlets in Singapore, the outlet at Resorts World Sentosa is huge –you’re bound to score a seat even during peak hours.
If you’re hankering for local fare in the bustling Orchard area, and wish to steer away from the food courts or travel to the suburban for hawker fare, you may consider heading down to Prima Taste Kitchen where they house an expansive menu of local delights at the comfort of a clean, hygienic and air-conditioned environment, where wait staff are more than happy to serve you.
When I heard about the invitation to an AFC Studio event, I was stoked! The AFC Studio is a culinary haven where all gourmands, foodies and homemakers can call their second home. In particular avid fans of the Asian Food Channel like myself, who watch the channel religiously, daily! In fact, it serves as a studio for the filming of original AFC productions.
Since its opening in 2009, the AFC studio has hosted many AFC celebrity chefs and a number of other culinary talents from around the world. Check out the wall of fame!
Note: This is a continuation from the previous post
Other than the first 6 dishes that was introduced in the previous post, Shi Wei Tian also served up 5 other dishes that had more sophistication and characteristics to them.
Without further ado, I present to you, the other dishes.
Forenote: C.Y., my guest blogger, dined here as their guest.
I’ve always found that the best food are those that feel closer to one’s heart . You’ll immediately get this warm fuzzy feeling inside when you eat them. Food with rich history appeals to me the most; I love old places that have tenants running their little establishments for years. Shi Wei Tian (食唯天), albeit new in the scene, hails with recipes passed down from generations.
I’ve always wanted to go to Li Bai - It’s one of those restaurants that seem to have been around for the longest time yet never had the chance to visit.
Located in the Sheraton Towers along Scotts Road, the venerable Cantonese restaurant is the flagship of the hotel. With heightened expectations, we went for lunch. Unfortunately, from what we had that day, I did not quite feel like it warrants a return visit. Perhaps I should have ordered from the dim sum ala carte menu or the ala carte menu instead of their set lunches. If I were to re-visit Li Bai, I would order straight from either of those menus.
And so the hunt for dim sum here in Singapore continues…..This time, 37 storeys above ground at Hai Tien Lo, Pan Pacific Hotel.
The views from the restaurant of the Bay area are rather excellent, coupled with their better-than-average dim sum, Hai Tien Lo is definitely one for the keeps (Especially if Royal China is full and unable to accomodate your reservation.)
I’ve always known of the existence of this really good restaurant that serves awesome dim sum at Raffles Hotel but never had the chance to give it a try.
Both the friend and I both had a severe dim sum craving that weekend and we just had to pay a visit to dim sum establishment; Granted it was a toss up between Wah Lok at Carlton and Royal China at Raffles, but I am glad that we chose Royal China.
Now that I have tried it, Royal China is easily THE restaurant for dim sum now!
If there is one thing that I miss from Hong Kong – it has got to be the avaibility of excellent dim sum! Choices are available, seemingly at every corner of the island to suit any budgets. On the one hand you have Man Wah and Lung King Heen etc. for Michelin-starred (and expensive) dim sum and on the other you have traditional tea houses like Lin Heung.
For those of you who get to have dim sum at the likes of Man Wah, lucky you; For the rest of us, Tim Ho Wan is here!
Continuing on from posts of my recent trip to Hong Kong, is a review of Chinnery’s Fish and Chips, served in-room.
Just the day earlier, I had an excellent weekend wine brunch at 2 Michelin Starred Amber at the nearby Landmark Mandarin Oriental. Feeling the effects of the alcohol, I decided to eat in.
The Deep Fried Battered Pollock was good, it was not excellent, but good enough! I was surprised that, even the time it took for them to send the meal to me, the batter remained crispy. I was pretty sure that beer was used in this batter – it had a hint of beer in it.
I too was happy to see that the fish was not too oily, which probably helped the fish to retain its crispyness too.
I was decently satisfied.
HungryEpicurean paid for his meal at the restaurant reviewed here.
Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
5 Connaught Road, Central,
Telephone: +852 2522 0111