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Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant

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Feed your craving for refined Cantonese soups and head to Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant where selection of soupy dishes that you crave to have blended with a set of unique ambiance with it's artistry touches of paintings and poems in the interior.

Mon - Sat: 11:30 - 14:30

Sun: 10:30 - 14:30

Daily: 18:30 - 22:30

+65 68395623
$97 based on 30 submissions
Business Dining (10 votes), Dinner (10 votes), Lunch (7 votes)
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Another great place for dim sum

Glad to have discovered this place. Always good to have variety of good places for dim sum. Li Bai certainly doesn't disspoint but don't expect it to serve outstanding food. Just another of those 5-star dim sum eateries.

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• 19 Dec 2014 • 107 reviews • 0 follower

Another great place for dim sum

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Glad to have discovered this place. Always good to have variety of good places for dim sum. Li Bai certainly doesn't disspoint but don't expect it to serve outstanding food. Just another of those 5-star dim sum eateries.
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• 11 Sep 2014 • 58 reviews • 1 follower

Classic Items done right and New Items to impress

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It is no doubt that I enjoy going to this restaurant on regular basis due to the quality good food and good service that meet my expectations. Some of service staffs are very meticulous and a number of them actually remember us!

Though quality and fresh ingredients are used, some of the dishes taste okay only since the texture is not fine enough to be memorable (example, the char Siu Sor, and the Chang Fun).

On the other hand, some of the foods, whether classic items or new creations, are really outstanding, full of flavours, and with the right balance of taste (for example, their soups and some of the special dim sums, like 5 colours dumpling). Oh yes, the cod fish here is simply divine, where the light soya sauce goes very well with the creamy flesh of the fresh fish. The ambience is classy, great for family gatherings.

So basically, this place is a true definition of fine Chinese dining, a good choice for an enjoyable meal!

If you're interested to see the photo of a bowl with the golden words "Li Bai" printed on the outside (the contents are mouth-watering soup with lots of ingredients), it can be found on my blog: http://morsels-of-delice.blogspot.sg/2014/09/li-bai-cantonese-restaurant-classic.html
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• 23 Jan 2014 • 493 reviews • 68 followers

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The year of the horse will be upon us in less than 2 weeks and I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to try out a few CNY dishes at Li Bai, courtesy of the kind folks at Sheraton Singapore.

Turbot Fish "Yu Sheng Loh Hei" - My first lou hei of the year and a relatively pleasing one at that. Instead of the usual salmon, Li Bai uses the turbot (大鲽鱼 or 大菱鲆), which is a relatively pricey fish and stands out with its firm texture. Definitely a good way to start off the festivities!

Braised Superior Bird's Nest with Crabmeat and Crab Roe - In an effort to ensure the sustainability and welfare of sharks, Li Bai has put bird's nest on the menu as a substitute for shark's fin. And this dish definitely looks absolutely decadent and mouth watering on paper. But in reality, the execution was far from perfect. Granted, the bird's nest was nice and silky whilst the crab meat and roe was in abundance but the whole thing started out nicely salty and turned bland somewhere after the second or third spoonful. Talk about consistency issues.

Salted Egg Lobster and Sauteed Fillet of Lobster - I appreciated the aesthetics of this dish and applaud the simple flavours of the sauteed lobster fillet, which was lightly salty coupled with a nice crunchy texture. The salted egg yolk variant was, however, too overwhelming and masked the inherent sweetness of the lobster. Prawns would have sufficed in my humble opinion. But nonetheless, still a pretty decent eat.

Stewed "Eight Treasures" Chicken with South African 5-head Abalone and Sea Cucumber - Instead of the usual peng cai, Li Bai has introduced the Stewed "Eight Treasures" Chicken with South African Abalone and Sea Cucumber. Apart from the sizable and chewy abalone, I can't really comment on this dish as my serving only consisted of chicken skin and salted egg yolk - probably not the best representation.

Water Chestnut Cake with Pan-fried Nian-gao - The water chestnut cake didn't sit well with me due to the presence of a singular foreign taste mixed into it. The nian gao (年糕) fared better in my humble opinion, coming across as sinfully pleasing with a similar texture to that of 九层糕.

Thanks once again to Sheraton for the invite!

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