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chefquak
 • 17 Jul 2014 158 reviews 1 follower
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See my full reviews & photos at = http://chefquak.com/2014/07/17/a-close-friends-birthday-dinner-ah-yat-abalone-forum-on-16jul2014/

a close friend celebrating his birthday. normally we would buy dinner. but this time somehow he bought some groupon deal & insisted on buying dinner @ ah yat abalone forum at hotel grand pacific on 16.7.2014. we bought him a cake instead. 

i had not been to ah yat abalone forum (but was a regular visitor to ah yat turf city for past many years until about 2 years ago), so this was a good choice for me to try out the food here. 

#1 the sharkskin soup was very good (a surprise actually as usually sharkskin in such sets are no better than, or i should say usually poorer than a good lie tong), a very tasty stock, and much better than ah yat turf city
#2 sliced chicken with veg – this had to be the poorest in the set, quite edible but essentially a nothing dish, i guess understandably to make up the numbers…haha. 
#3 the deep-fried fish fillet with thai sauce was again above my expectation. i had this couple times at chao yue xuan (a ah yat group restaurant at mohamed sultan) & they were mostly sickly sweet. this one was crispy & good. 
there is nothing to say about the #4 chinese cabbage with golden mushrooms, competent like any usual veg accompanying a set.
#5 the baked rice with small abalones & mushroom was good. came with 3 small abalones & a thick slice mushroom. 
#6 glass jelly with dried longans was i guess better than the red beans, green beans often served at ah yat turf city & chao yue xuan just to make up the numbers for the set. 
a friend went to pick up a nice looking cake from flo at taka food hall. 
the groupon was i think S$29.80, which i considered a rather good deal for the quality of food, better than ah yat turf city S$156 for 4pax set on account of the much better quality sharkskin & baked abalone rice but not better than chao yue xuan’s S$38pax 8-course set.
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I spent $33 per person.

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Jacky Ng 296
 • 30 Nov 2013 1 review 1 follower
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f*** ta service... waited 1 hr 45 mins for 3 custard bun, asked 3 times from the staff "where is my order..."
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I added 2 photos

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ranntoral
 • 22 Nov 2013 3 reviews 0 follower
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Dim Sum buffet not too bad with groupon deal, I guess the lunchtime discount will work out just as well if you're not a big eater.

Downsides are the beef and char siew dishes, beef texture wierd either baking soda/lye water a bit much and char siew on the dry side even in the chee cheong fun. Siew Mai a bit lacking in taste but had good size and crisp prawns. Egg tarts were kinda meh as well.

Really tasty custard buns freshly made, probably had 6-7 servings shared between 4 people. Hot prawn dishes were pretty good as well.
The rest of the dishes not bad, had ordered the entire menu at least once haha.

Ambience pretty good, got sent up to the upper level and had a large table even for 4. Service was pretty good, just need to ask once or twice and the next couple of dishes get sent out. Be it here or other places, I think a large part of rudeness expereinced by cutomers is brought on by themselves. Ps and Qs get the message across not threatening/atas manners that many are oblivious of.

Parking at bras basah bit of a hassle at lunchtime but where isn't?
Can't remember exact price but 20++ with service tax, tea, peanuts, towel.
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I spent $20 per person.

Must tries: Custard Bun

I also recommend this place for:
Buffet, Lunch

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