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Review for Shisen Hanten

3.7

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Address: Orchard Wing Level 35, Mandarin Orchard, 333 Orchard Road, 238867
26 Aug 2014
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Smoked ducks

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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Special Weekend Dim Sum Buffet!

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

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!

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

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.