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(Closed) My Humble House

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A member of the Tung Lok group, this self-style "artistic restaurant" serves neoclassic Chinese cuisine, juxtaposing traditional Chinese flavours with modern artistic elements. House specialties include fantastic-sounding concoctions like tiger prawn glazed with citrus cream on grape salsa and grilled wagyu in green apple sesame reduction.

Daily: 12:00 - 15:00

Daily: 18:30 - 22:30

+65 64231881
$82 based on 60 submissions
Dinner (28 votes), Quiet (23 votes), Fine Dining (21 votes)
NaiNai

Weekend lunch at an extraordinary price

For more pictures and full menu, go to http://nainaigrandma.blogspot.sg/2013/02/review-humble-house-at-esplanade.html 
Was there on a Saturday afternoon. It is almost empty with only us and another table. The staff were in the midst of setting up for a wedding banquet.I was quite disappointed with the change of menu as they removed my favourite Peking duck and crispy noodles with seafood. Food quality has also dropped as compared to the last time I was there. However, service is still as awesome. 
Will I be back again? Maybe
Point to note: If you have a Amex platinum card which comes with palate membership, this restaurant offers a 50% off total bill when you order at least 2 main courses. With the 50% discount off the total bill, this place is definitely worth a visit.

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14 Dec 2013 • 30 reviews • 2 followers

Expensive lousy food in miserable portions

  My fren had a palate card which gave us 50% off   Overall the food was lousy and the portions were miserable  . I won't go back again and I dun find it worthwhile at all despite the 50% discount for palate card members.   Here's what two of us ordered (prices listed are before discount)   Tapas: silver bait in salted egg yoke. The silver bait must have been grounded up and mixed into the flour. Cos all we tasted was fried flavoured floor .   Tapas: Chicken and chives dumpling- this was worse than Lao Beijing standard. The pan fried skin was thick and had a strong flour taste. The filling inside was very average. Strangely, the Chinese and English names of this dish did not correspond. The Chinese version of this name was something abt egg and chives pancake. There were 8 small pieces and it filled us up.   Boston noodle ramen $38: again this dish was disappointing. The noodle was the handmade kind and overly cooked (soft soggy), there was a strong flour taste. This was dry noodle and it just tasted salty,soggy and "flour". Ok abit of the lobster fragrance was infused in the noodle but it was mostly as above. The lobster portion was a tiny part of the tail- abt 2 medium prawn size, it was the only thing that tasted nice. But how to go wrong with pan fried lobster that is of good quality/ fresh?   Sakura San bei chicken- this was one of the first dish to be served. While the order taker had subtly warned us of the one person portion, it still came as a shock. For that price ($38?) the chicken came in a 'baby size' claypot (smaller than small) with a few PETITE pieces of chicken that you could count at a glance. I would think if I scoop up the contents of the claypot, everything would fit into my (normal  female size) palm and maybe I could even close my palm .   Kagoshima wagyu beef $50- the name was enough to make me salivate. This turned out to be the worst dish. The miserable and thin portion surpassed my expectation of the small portions they serve. Come on, this is $50! The taste was tender and 'liver'. The sauce on the beef was somewhat like wine-vinegar reduction. The sour sauce and the beef did not match at all. I kind of recalled the menu indicated 'pan-seared and salt'. I was expecting plain beef in salt, but the salt turned out to be a decoration on the rim of the plate.      The funny thing was, the tapas were cheaper and portions bigger. Well, the catch for the palate card discount was that you had to order at least 2 mains for the discount to kick in.   The plus points of the place was the good service and nice environment. Drinks were not included in the palate card discount and our order of jasmine pearl tea was $4.50++ per pax. It added $10 to the final bill and we paid $75. (Would have been $65 after the palate discount for the food items).   I dun understand why the restaurant was 90% full and survived so long with such standards.       
08 Feb 2013 • 31 reviews • 0 follower

Weekend lunch at an extraordinary price

For more pictures and full menu, go to http://nainaigrandma.blogspot.sg/2013/02/review-humble-house-at-esplanade.html 
Was there on a Saturday afternoon. It is almost empty with only us and another table. The staff were in the midst of setting up for a wedding banquet.I was quite disappointed with the change of menu as they removed my favourite Peking duck and crispy noodles with seafood. Food quality has also dropped as compared to the last time I was there. However, service is still as awesome. 
Will I be back again? Maybe
Point to note: If you have a Amex platinum card which comes with palate membership, this restaurant offers a 50% off total bill when you order at least 2 main courses. With the 50% discount off the total bill, this place is definitely worth a visit.
31 Jan 2013 • 4 reviews • 0 follower

good food but not humble bills.

ice food but not so humble on price.

we had lunch here and the food was great.

the place looks great with the fancy design.

i would bring a date there to impress maybe

but going there for the food wise, i am sure you can find a better place with a cheap tag.

we tried a few dish, wasabi prawns, seafood consomme and snow fish.
all good. but is i wont go back at those prices!


19 Oct 2012 • 1 review • 0 follower

Love the ambience

My friend brought us here, and we were expecting to burn a hole in our pockets. To our surprise, it is rather affordable! Love the salad which came in a jug (don't know the name). The bak kut teh is quite unique as well. Worth a try :)
10 Oct 2012 • 9 reviews • 0 follower

Worth a try.. maybe not the second time

Decided to try My Humble House since it's the upper tier of the tung lok group. Made reservations yesterday itself so wasn't able to get a good seat by the window. So ensure you book early to avoid getting a seat you don't want. We were given a normal table and chair which was definitely way worse than its supposed to be. I cannot remember the exact names of the dishes but we ordered the shark cartilage, prawn with grape salsa, roasted scallop with garlic paste, bailing mushroom with truffle, 3 egg vege, crispy kurabuta pork rib, fish noodle, marble goby fillet.

The first 3 dishes were fabulous. The brought out the pork, scallop and prawns first which i believe is their signature dishes. Some reviewers complain abt the pork being too dry, i beg to differ. The key to all 3 dishes were the sauce going so well with the meat. The pork, prawn, scallops were cooked too perfection. Not overcooked at all. However, the others that came along were disappointing. The 2 vegetables were bad.. i can cook the 3 egg veg better than that.. and the bailing mushrooms is not better off than wedding banquet standard. I've tried the fish at wan hao and mandarin court with different cooking style, this by far rank as the lowest. Maybe a bit harsh to compare cod and sea perch with marble goby but yeah. The fish noodle i will give 60 marks as best. For the price we pay for a place like that, every dish should be on par with the 1st 3 dishes mentioned above, no compromise. All in all we spent $136 before discount, with discount was still ok. Otherwise, i wouldn't be back. Service wise they were ok only. Very prompt in clearing our plates but i don't know how to put it.. not to extent which i will label as exceptional. Haven't seen exceptional service in Singapore for the longest time.