I love this place for its decor and ambience.
The weekend set lunch comes with an assortment of choices, suitable for even the fussy ones.
Brought my mum for her birthday celebration, and we recieve the cutest longevity peach buns.
Located at the new six-star, ultra chic, colonial-like Capella Singapore, Cassia has an impressive interior that is elegant, tasteful yet warm. The menu is extensive -- the cuisine is modern Chinese (with Western, local, Szechuan and Cantonese influences), but we were in the mood for meat.
We started our meal with the barbequed boneless duck with mango in lemon sauce ($18) which was awesome. The duck was firm and tender, with a crispy skin; and the mango was wonderfully soft and sweet. Our happy mood continued with the five-spice roasted Australian pork belly ($18) nine cubes of perfectly cut and roasted pork belly. The skin was unbelievably crispy and the meat, although thick and interlaced with strips of fat; was firm and not too oily; yet tender and sinfully good. The wok-fried Australian Wagyu beef tenderloin steak done Cantonese style ($68) was next. We were a little dismayed when we realized this pricey dish comprised only two small, finely-cut steaks. Still, the beef was melt-in-the-mouth tender and the plum sauce complemented it well. Service-wise, the staff were discreet and attentive despite small slip-ups.
For desserts, we had the combination platter of chilled herbal jelly, homemade sorbet and Chinese petit fours ($12), and the chilled lemongrass jelly ($8); and loved both. For the first, the herbal jellys bitterness went well against the lychee sorbets refreshing sweetness, and the petit four ended it nicely. As for the lemongrass jelly, it was pure refreshment; and ended our meal on a high note. Cassia is expensive; but it surpassed our taste expectations; and is definitely worth a try.
the egg plant with beef dish was really oily snd unhealthy. the soft shell crab with salted egg was tasteless. the tofu with mushroom was soagy. only the olive oil fried rice was okay. never waste your money at this expensive restaurant
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They have 2 options for the afternoon tea. You can either choose Oriental Dim Sum Afternoon Tea (E.g. Steamed siu mai topped with abalone) or Western Afternoon Tea Set with Gryphon Tea selections. We picked the Western Afternoon Tea. The pastries are creative. Some are even exotic like the Foie Gras Creme Brûlée.
Walking in, can't help but be impressed by the ambiance and friendly service staff. However, the food really comes across as average or maybe a letdown after the high expectations given by the ambiance and menu. Would rather go to any neighbourhood restaurant for same quality of food at fraction of the price.