Summary

Overall RatingBased on 13 reviews
Food/Drink3.5
Value3.2
Ambience3.8
Service3
$56/pax
"Chen's Mapo Doufu" - Stir-fried tofu in hot Szechwan pepper-flavoured meat sau, Dan Dan Mian with Soup, Cloud-Milk pork with cucumber strips, Lobster in chilli-garlic sauce, 乾燒龍蝦 - Stir fried Lobster with chili sauce, Deep Fried Cream with Yuzu Ice, Duo Braised Duck, Local style and Hong Kong style, Hot and sour soup, Hui guo rou, Osmanthus Pipa Duck, Shisen Hanten Roasted Duck, Spicy chicken bits, Stired fried chicken with red pepper, Wagyu beef Chinese style, 擔擔麺 - Chen's originial spicy soup noodles, 紅油雲白肉 (chili oil pork), 蒜泥牛肉 (garlic beef), 蠔油和牛排 - Stir fried AU wagyu beef sirloin & oyster sauce View all
Dinner, Ala Carte, Birthdays, Business Dining, Anniversary, Children/Family, Large Groups/Gathering View all
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Smoked ducks

Total Reviews: 295

Shisen Hanten has a smoked duck promotion offering five kinds of roast ducks until 31 August. Roast master, chef Nobuyuki Sato, was in town to teach the chefs his signatures, including this osmanthus pipa duck (butterflied duck served with plum-like osmanthus sauce, half $32; whole $62). What a beauty, eh?


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Fantastic Sichuan!

Food/Drink 4| Value 5| Ambience 5| Service 4
Total Reviews: 652

See pictures @ http://thehungrybunnie.blogspot.com

Although touted as a purveyor of Japanese-Sichuan cuisine, the fare at Shisen Hanten is very simply, Sichuan fare, made just a little more refined and nuanced by the quintessential Japanese precision.
 
 The extensive menu is a tad daunting, and while we loved almost everything we ordered, it wasn't a 100% hit-rate, but a tip is to stick to the traditional stuff for a slamdunk meal.
 
 We had:

1) Cold Steamed Chicken ($22) - seasoned with sesame and leek oil: incredibly aromatic, and despite subtle kick of the chilli pepper spice, was clear and refreshing. This was like Hainanese chicken, but all shredded up and given a spicy twist. Absolute must try.
 
 2) Grilled Wagyu Beef ($30): beautifully burnished and glossed with a delicate garlicky spice blend. Sumptuous, albeit forgettable. The earlier starter really stole the limelight. 

 3) Hot & Sour Soup ($12): exceptional, punchy and robust, but finished with an exquisite polish 
 
 4) Braised Corn Soup with Crabmeat ($12): skip this, it was insipid and clunky.
 
 5) Roasted Crispy Chicken ($46 for whole and promotionally half-priced on Thursday lunches): outstanding. For once, I actually only ate the breast meat, which was wonderfully moist and flavoursome
 
 6) Sweet & Sour Pork with Black Vinegar ($26): A galfriend thought it was "too porky", but I thought it was acceptably full-bodied. The one thing we all could agree on, was that the heady, sweetish, piquant glaze was absolutely delightful.
 
 7) Chen's Mapo Doufu ($22): hearty but restrained. I liked the complex nuance finessed into this.
 
 8) Rice Vermicelli with Crabmeat ($28): The noodles were lush with stock, but managed a light elegance; and it was generously piled with scallops, sh!tmeiji caps, freshly shredded crabmeat and egg white scramble


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Special Weekend Dim Sum Buffet!

Food/Drink 4| Value 4| Ambience 5| Service 5
Total Reviews: 174

For full review and photos, please visit:
http://summerlovestoeat.blogspot.sg/2015/12/weekend-dim-sum-brunch-buffet-at-shisen.html




The dim sum buffet at Shisen Hanten is a little different from other hotel chinese restaurants. It's a Sichuan Chinese restaurant features a chef from Japan. Their Appetisers, Desserts and Peking Duck are served at buffet table! Complimentary 6 Head Whole Abalone was served 1 time too! You can select 3 choices of main course under the chef selections, 1 selection of rice or noodle, as well as unlimited dim sum!


Please remember to try Stir Fried Pork Collar with Superior Soya Sauce and Stir Fried Mashed Fish Noodles with XO Sauce & Seafood!


The service here was great, tea was always refilled promptly and the staff were mostly very polite. The plates that they used for the main dishes were very unique. Most of the food and dessert here were quite high quality except the peking duck needs some improvement in the exterior pancake and the mashed fish noodles a tad too salty. Other than that, Shisen Hanten is definitely one of the most comfortable places for dim sum buffet!


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Better than the original

Food/Drink 5| Value 4| Ambience 5| Service 2
Total Reviews: 160

I'm not much of a fan for sichuan a.k.a "ma la" cuisine. Hot & spicy foods are fine with me but when the hotness/spiciness numbs the tastesbuds, I don't believe you're actually eating.  I didn;t google the name before agreeing to head to this establishment initially coz it didn't sound like anything I wouldn't like hence imagine the shock when i sat down the first time and looked through the menu! Having said that I've been back a grand total of 3 times and that says a lot.

The food here is more balanced for sichuan lightweights like me. I can actually taste what I'm actually eating. The resturant is also set up nicely on the 35th floor with easy access from the mall. One thing we noted though. Service is suffering from a laspe. on my last visit, it appears they are fairly well staffed but somehow we had to always ask for tea refills or take a long time to grab someone's attention for orders. I don't profess to know what is going on here so i'll let it be a note for you to temper expectations.

Overall though, food and ambience are great. 4 stars overall instead of 5 for the service laspe. 


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Fantastic food, impeccable service!

Food/Drink 4| Value 3| Ambience 4| Service 5
Total Reviews: 56

Fantastic food, impeccable service by wait staff! I loved their Osmanthus Pipa Duck and dan dan spicy soup noodles. 

For a full review with photos, please view:

http://jankliciouz.blogspot.sg/2014/12/shisen-hanten-by-chen-kentaro.html


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Traditional Sichuan Cuisine

Food/Drink 4| Value 4| Ambience 4
Total Reviews: 2143

Located at Mandarin Orchard, Shisen Hanten offers authentic Sichuan cuisine in a nice hotel setting that your parents would love.

Start with the kou shui zi, a spicy Sechuan delicacy that would open up the palette.
 
 For the soup, there is the Hot and Spicy Sechuan Soup. For something less spicy, go for the Stir Fried Australian Wagyu Beef Sirloin with Oyster Sauce.
 
 A must try is the Stir Fried Lobster with Chilli Sauce. A creation from Japan, the chef says he has never heard of chilli crab before, but it tastes surprisingly similar.
 
 Back to the spicy dishes, those who love their chillis should go with the Stewed Fish Fillet in Super hot Szechuan Pepper Sauce or Chen's Mapotufu.
 
 Finally, end with the Chen's Original Spicy Soup Noodle - similar to the "tan tan mian".
 
 Desserts to cool down the palette is recommended, and the red bean pancake will do just that.


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