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We were scouting for value for money set lunches on a weekday when we took the day off, and we finally settled for Lei Garden at Chijmes for the sole purposes of its solid air conditioning and grand interior compared to its outdoor fan-based counterparts. Cucumber with Mince Garlic and Vinegar
The first starter that came up was the Cucumber with Mince Garlic and Vinegar. I would have liked it to be a little more sour or spicy as an appetiser, the dish was passable. Crispy Silver Fish
The Crispy Silver Fish was hardly impressive as it was rather bland as a fried dish, and the taste of oil stood out starkly as the batter to fish ratio was disproportionate, tipping more towards the former.Classic Boiled Daily Soup
The Classic Boiled Daily Soup was the Lotus with Pork Ribs soup. We were surprised to find generous chunks of pork ribs and slices of lotus in the soup. The broth was rich and very flavoursome, definitely a thumbs up for this one. Steamed Live Bamboo Clam with XO Chilli Sauce
The Steamed Live Bamboo Clam with XO Chilli Sauce was another winner as the XO chili sauce complemented the bamboo clam succinctly.Panfried Cod Fish with White Sauce
The panfried Cod fish was coated with a layer of batter and then panfried and drizzled with white sauce. The fish was crisp on the outside and its flesh was fresh and moist on the inside. I thought the dish was pretty well executed. Panfried Kurobuta pork in special sauce, served with seasonal vegetable
The Panfried Kurobuta pork was splendid with its full-flavoured special sauce and the meat was moist and tender. The dish was served with seasonal vegetables that complemented the Kurobuta pork with its light preparation methods. The vegetables were blanched and aid to cleanse the palatte after the heavy pork dish. Mini Minced Pork Dumpling in Hot and Spicy Sauce
The Mini Minced Pork Dumpling in Hot and Spicy Sauce was served with the sauce separate. I would have liked the sauce to be more spicy, but I found the dumplings very well made. The skin was smooth with tasty pork fillings, and I finished them despite almost bursting from a very full stomach. Double Boiled Dry Apricot and Sea Coconut
After a heavy meal, we were delighted to finish our meal with the Double Boiled Dry Apricot and Sea Coconut. A light yet satisfying dessert, the sweetness of the soup was derived from boiling the apricots and it was wonderfully refreshing.
I'd say, a good place to bring your family/business counterparts for meals.