Daily: 11:30 - 14:30
Daily: 18:30 - 22:30
Serving the intricate tastes of Singapore Cantonese delicacies, Hua Ting Restaurant is an exquisite Chinese Restaurant that is recognized for its extraordinary dining experience featuring high quality ethnic cuisine.
Read the full review at http://thehungrybunnie.blogspot.com/2010/09/hua-ting-restaurant.html
Hua Ting's consistently garnered a bunch of dining awards and always ranks high on every food gourmand's list of best Cantonese restaurants. Hua Ting manages a fine balance between the traditional and modern, so the food's always a creative twist on classic favourites.
1) Pan Fried Cod Fish Dumpling with Sweet Preserved Cabbage ($4.80) Loved this.
2) Steamed Siew Mai with Fresh Scallops ($4.80) bouncy and juicy
3) Deep Fried Bean Skin Roll with Prawns ($4.80) prawns were fresh, beancurd skin crisp
4) Steamed Cheong Fun with Char Siew ($5.20) rice roll was a tad too thick
5) Steamed Carrot Cake with Waxed Meat ($3.90) soft and flavoursome without being too salty
6) Steamed BBQ Pork Buns ($3.90) good but not stellar like some of their other dishes
Its largely a hit-and-miss for this Canton stalwart of Orchard Hotel. Stick to its time-honored traditions of Peking duck and dim sum. They do not disappoint as opposed to the more adventurous culinary crusades and experimentations of the kitchen from time to time. Service was personalised and genuine, the kind of old-school neighbourly affection from yesteryear which our grands and parents would identify immediately with nods of satisfied approval. A homely family friendly restaurants for all occasions.
See my full review & photos at = http://chefquak.com/2015/11/04/huatings-sg50-6-course-lunch-on-3nov2015/
a good younger friend wanted to buy lunch on 3.11.2015.
i wanted to try the huating 华厅 SG50 6-course lunch (not shy la..haha!) so suggested the place. ^^
i have not been to huating maybe >10yrs? not sure.
used to come here when i was having the ala carte card which gives 50% discounts for 2pax. liked the braised goose especially but that was like for a very short window & never had that since.
so we mostly had braised duck & also the lobster noodles. but like i was telling my friend, lobster noodles now we can have it anywhere, & 2 of the best for me are tunglok signature & xin cuisine. :-)
we had a vegetarian goose starter.
first course was the mushroom fritters & seafood salad.
mushroom fritters were good, crispy batter & tasty mushrooms.
prawns & scallops salad was competent.
overall not a particularly fine starter, but i guess a good restaurant standard, competent.
second course was sweet & sour soup 酸辣汤.
this soup is not my favourite. still i remembered it was a rather tasty soup here eons ago. well, dishes change & tastebuds change too.
i felt it was a bit below par for a huating standard restaurant.
even the colour & look were much better.
i always like sea perch. the taste & texture is like cod. this one sat on an emarld tofu with minced pork sauce.
photo looks ok, and overall the taste of both the sea perch & the minced pork tofu were good too.
it was a good restaurant standard. we both thought that the combination was not the best matching – a quite robust minced pork tofu competing with a sea perch.
c/w min jiang’s steamed sea perch, simple & dignified, somehow huating’s version look a bit like food from past decades.
the lamb rack was ok. meat was tender, sauce was a bit overpowering. there was a bit of gamey taste which the sauce helped mask.
i would say very competent dish. a bit of tacky decorations?
prawn noodles? for me that was really quite below par.
so would any at tunglok signature & xin cuisine.
dessert was a mango pudding with fruits.
overall, it was a very enjoyable lunch, catching up with my friend about his business & family.
food was pretty good i supposed considering it’s a S$50pax 6-course set with sea perch & lamb, but really far below the expectations i had for a restaurant like huating. so either the restaurant standard has fallen far behind or they are not giving representative dishes for the set (which defeats the purpose of having a promo).