Pissy Missy •
12 Sep 2010 • 85 reviews • 4 followers
As part of the IndoChine family, Madame Butterfly is situated at the Forbidden City located at the heart of Clarke Quay. I particularly loved the setting of the place, which exudes posh, charm, mystique and modern Chinese hues all at once. I would recommend sitting indoors because that is where you can fully experience dining in a setting of antiques and terracotta warriors.
The service was prompt and efficient, and the head manager was able to offer his personal recommendations as well as explain the different house specialties. Out of his own initiative, he also served us a platter of the various types of chilli (garlic chilli, sour plum chilli, traditional chilli padi etc) which went well with their IndoChine cuisine. This is the place to go if you're a sucker for spice.
Some must-tries include their cod fish (served with chilli and garlic) as well as their house roast duck (served with spicy plum sauce). I am impressed with how the cuisine at Madame Butterfly consists of a wonderful blending of very unique spices, something which I've never tasted before.
Dining at Madame Butterfly could be a little pricey but it is definitely worth the experience. It probably has the most charming decor out of all the Chinese restaurants I've been to.