Kris Leong 465 •
13 Nov 2014 • 76 reviews • 5 followers
As you enter the hotel lobby, you are inextricably drawn to the high ceilings and charm. Man Fu Yuan is located on the second level and is decorated in tasteful, modern Chinese furnishings. This restaurant has one of the prettiest crockery, spotting floral and butterfly motifs.
Had a leisurely Saturday lunch. Started the meal with birthday longevity buns. The fragrance of the lotus filling waived into your nostrils as you bite into the bun, undoubtedly one of the better longevity buns that I have had. This was followed by tea smoked pork belly char siew; succulent har gow (fresh, juicy prawn dumplings) and siew mai with scallop (pork dumpling). The taste of the scallop was distinct as you bite into the delicious siew mai.
Other noteworthy dishes were deep fried prawn ball on sugar cane (prawn was bouncy and tasty); Jing Chuan dumpling (meat dumpling with a spicy kick) and rice roll with scallop and garlic.
Do try Man Fu Yuan’s signature fried rice – individual grains of fluffy rice and not oily. I felt that the rice wine was a tinge strong for the mee sua with steam egg white and sea perch. The presentation of this dish was outstanding though.
For dessert, molten egg custard with salted egg encased in steam bun is worth a try. There is also another rendition – fried sweet potato bun with egg custard. The cream of pumpkin with ice cream had grains of black glutinous rice, providing interesting bite and good contrast.
A pleasant experience all round.