Daily: 11:30 - 14:30
Daily: 14:30 - 18:00
Daily: 18:30 - 22:30
Savour authentic Sichuan and Cantonese cuisine in the elegant surroundings of Si Chuan Dou Hua, where a team of renowned Chefs expertly prepare an extensive menu of delicacies. Admire the deft skills of the Tea Master who combines martial arts, dance and gymnastics in the traditional art of tea-pouring.
I recently had the pleasure of dining at Si Chuan Dou Hua. And i must say, after one security guarded gantry and 2 lift rides, getting to the restaurant can be pretty complicating. But, I guess at every end of a long rainbow, there lies a basket of dim sum.
My first impression of Si Chuan Dou Hua was how grand it was, and after further inspection I found myself drawn to the s*** allure of the restaurant. Perfect for an intimate date by the window - overlooking the magnificent view that comes with being on the 60th floor.
I feasted on the Imperial High Tea Menu at $20++ per person. Now, for 12 different dishes at that price, pretty reasonable don’t you think?
But, if only the food was as good as the hyped up anticipation. Out of the 12 dishes, I can only say that I really enjoyed only 4 of them.
The first dish of Steamed Crystal Prawn Dumpling (Har Gow) was very disappointing. Even though the prawn filling was very crunchy and well seasoned with subtle hints of sesame oil, the skin of the dumpling was way too thick and ruined the almost perfect essential dim sum dish.
However, I must say that the Steamed Crystal Vegetarian Dumpling was perfect! Mushroom lovers, you’ll love this! On first bite, the thin glassy gooey walls break apart and you’re left with this explosion of flavour and texture from the vegetable filling. A million times better than the Har Gow.
Another favourite was the Dan Dan noodle. For all you Ma-La lovers, do not skip this one. The taste of this is very similar to the peanut dipping sauce that you conjure up for your ma-la steamboat. For me, the level of heat was just right. Also, the peanut sauce was not too overpowering and the flavours were very well balanced. Shiok…
Unfortunately, the hits for the savouries stop here. If the deep-fried items on the menu did not arrive drenched in oil they would have definitely been at the top of the list. The Siew Mai, Pan-Fried Seafood Bun with Sesame and Pan-Fried Chicken Dumpling were average and you can skip on the Boiled assorted Seafood Dumplings and the Spring roll with Shredded Chicken. For some reason the filling reminded me of yam and not chicken and the boiled dumplings had a very heavy ginger after taste.
The desserts for me, were a hit. The Crispy Green Tea Glutinous Balls were beautifully done. The mochi balls with black sesame paste filling were perfectly coated and deep-fried. With one ball, came 3 different textures. First you bite into this crispy then chewy skin and then end of with this gooey-oozey black goodness. The subtle flavour of the green tea in the glutinous skin pairs perfectly with the sweet black sesame paste.
And then to finish of the meal - Yam Jelly with Mixed Fruit. The texture of the jelly - soft and delicate and slides your throat. It also had a very refreshing taste of lemongrass. However, I didn’t really like the fruit pairing that went with it. Jello shots anyone? Yum ...
The food here was very nice however it is very expensive. Luckily we have 50% Discount for the whole menu if not the total meal for $700 plus for 6 people but we only paid $300 plus for 6 people.
I like their passion fruit prawn, it is very special and nice. Their spicy egg plant was not bad too. The fried rice is nice but i think is a bit over price.
The staff is friendly and they keep helping us to pour the tea.
It is a bit troublesome to locate this restaurant as you need to take two lift in order to come out here.
The ambience is very nice, you will get the see the view from Marina bay sand from here.
The view is rather fantastic but due to the high windows, u can't see out to appreciate unless you are standing by the window.
They are extremely inflexible about not cooking the prawn with wasabi and we ended up having to order the $888 set menu so that there won't be spicy dishes (Instead of the $588 or $688 set menu).
For the amount you are paying per pax after tax, you can easily dine at a vey good buffet place or have much better food.
The tea master never did perform, and just did simple pouring of hot water.
The dishes are okay but nothing memorable. Any Zi char stall wouldn't have lost to this. So we were just essentially paying for the rental.