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If you like stylish interior design, you will like this place.
Located in the Esplanade, this restaurant offers contemporary Chinese cuisine.
We came here directly from the airport, so we were not fancying a long meal.
Do get a window seat if you want a view of the river and the Merlion.
The most poetic restaurant menu we have ever seen, as labelled, it's a "Work of Art"!
Each dish is associated with a phrase from ancient Chinese poems. Very creative!
Image 8: We basically followed suggestions from our waitress to sample their signature dishes.
Image 9: Amuse bouche even for Chinese cuisine: watermelon with mango, cucumber with garlic, quail egg with mashed corn.
Image 10: "Earthly Treasures, Heavenly Pleasures"
Pan-seared Bai Ling mushroom in truffle jus. Quite a tasty and meaty mushroom.
From the "To Warm the Soul" section, we got a "Dance of the Wind"
It's a double-boiled seafood consommé in young coconut. Flavourful soup carrying a strong coconut fragrance throughout the course.
Image 13: Paradise Found
Steamed whole Marble Goby in Hua-Diao wine and sliced ginger.
Excellent service here -- after showing us the whole steamed fish, they then removed bones for us on the side.
Image 14: Sauntering among the golden leaves
Crispy spiced pork rib in sun-dried tomato reduction. A touch of fusion here but it was a very delicious course.
Image 15: And finally, we had the Tropical Sunset as our rice dish - stir fried seafood with rice in abalone jus.
Image 16: We didn't have any appetite for desserts after a long flight.
Overall, it was an excellent Chinese meal, cool dining area, good location, and reasonably priced. Well recommended!