Restaurant HOME is located at Rail Mall Bukit Timah. The decoration is quite minimalist, and the open concept made the restaurant look big. It has a nice balance of traditional big round tables for group of 8 to 12 and square tables for group of 4 or smaller. Due to a huge following of loyal customers of Chef Tan, HOME has 2 sessions for weekend dinner and reservations are required.
Our first visit to HOME was with Little Devil's BFF for dinner. Our Entrée started off from the Barbecue selection, the Crispy Roast Pork and Honey Glazed Barbecued Pork Loin (Char Siew). The roast pork has a light crispy skin, well seasoned and the meat is tender. This is one of our niece favourite dish and she will personally order two plates and for herself. The Char Siew uses a fatter cut of the loin. It is slightly burnt with honey crisp and the meat just melts in your mouth. Slightly sinful but Yummy! I personally like this version of Char Siew, but Little Devil does not.
Barbecue Peking Duck with Lychee Wood came next. It is one of the Signature dish at HOME. Following the traditional presentation of Peking Duck, the prime cut of the breast skin are served first with sugar. HOME version is thin and crispy, without much fat on it. The rest of the duck has a consistent crispy skin and not oily. Although it looks more healthy, the downside of minimum fat is the meat of the duck become dry and slightly though, which is what happen here. The sauce has a nice flavour and well balance sweetness to go with duck and the wrap. If you order the whole duck, the left over can become the second dish either soup, deep fried or a stir fry dish.
If you are a fish lover, don't miss the fish baked in claypot with Chef Tan In-house recipe. The lemon grass, galangal and spring onions are stir fried first to create a base aroma for the baked fish. Combine with rice wine and baked it on the claypot topped with ginger and parsley, the result is just delicious. The meat of the fish is just tender while the gravy is just a great companion with a bowl of rice. However, as I were expecting more dishes to come, we refrained ourself from ordering rice just slurp the gravy without the carbo.
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Service standard can be improve. As they are short handed like many F&B establishment in Singapore, the service staff seems to be overwhelmed and looks disorganised during the peak dinner hours. It is also difficult to get their attention to top up the tea or get a fresh set of plates.
Overall, HOME delivery a very good combination of Chinese Cuisine. The Peking Duck are good but missing the Omph factor. The rest of the dishes are perfectly executed, tasty and delicious. It sure is worth the trip to the West side to visit HOME. Cheers!!!
Must tries: Crispy Roast Pork, Honey Glazed Barbecued Pork Loin (Char Siew), Fish baked in Claypot with Chef Tan In-house recipe, Peking Duck, Stewed Homemade Yellow Noodle with Lobster, Braised Duo Rice Vermicelli with Pork Knuckles
- I also recommend this place for:
- Ala Carte, Anniversary, Birthdays, Business Dining, Children/Family, Dinner, Large Groups, Large Groups/Gathering, Lunch, Take Away
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