The Hungry Bunny •
11 Sep 2011 • 579 reviews • 20 followers
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consistently ranks as one of the best Chinese fine-dining restaurants around. They serve Cantonese and Sichuan classics, in a traditional setting filled with vivacious red hues, sophisticated dark woods and hanging Chinese lanterns and grand chandeliers. In addition, the restaurant's location on the second floor of a converted godown along Clarke Quay ensures gorgeous views of the Singapore river and hence cements this place as one of the go-to places for entertaining business guests or friends from out of town.
Please note that it's best to make reservations on weekends. The food's a bit pricey but it's undeniably delicious. Plus you get a good 15% discount with an OCBC credit card.
1) Braised Fish Maw & Dried Scallop Soup
($15) which arrived in an unusual but pretty cocktail glass. The portion was small but it was comforting and yummy
2) Stir Fried String Beans with Minced Pork
($18) wasn't the best I've tried, but this was commendable. The string beans were perfectly fried to a smoky fragrance, and wilted just right, while the chunky minced meat was tasty without being salty. A little spice would have enlivened this dish
3) Braised Homemade Beancurd with Golden Mushroom and Dried Scallops
($18), silky soft and wobbly beancurd, with a nicely browned exterior, and a generous slathering of rich gooey mushroomy gravy, accented simply with conpoy
4) Braised Ee-Fu Noodle with Prawns and Golden Mushroom
($22), noodles were braised just right, soft, not limp, with beansprouts lending crunch and mushrooms adding texture. My only gripe was the somewhat artificial crunch and slightly alkaline quality of the prawns
5) Sea Perch Fillet Steamed with Crispy Soy Bean Crumbs
($17) was too tiny a portion. Good as it was, and moist as the fish was, this still totally wasn't worth its $17 price-tag