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Summer Palace

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Summer Palace specialises in Chinese cuisine. Summer Palace boasts a formidable team of gourmet chefs from Hong Kong who create culinary magic to satisfy the most discerning palates.

Mon - Sat: 12:00 - 14:30

Mon - Sat: 18:30 - 22:30

+65 67253288
+65 67253289
$67 based on 52 submissions
Dinner (18 votes), Lunch (14 votes), Business Dining (12 votes)
Morsels of Delice

A Chinese Restaurant where one can have it All

I have been to many Chinese fine dining establishments and Summer Palace is the best all-rounder among the Chinese Restaurants.    Reason: They provide the best service among all the Chinese Restaurants I had been to: meticulous, friendly with a genuine warmth and prompt response. It definitely helps that they actually remember our preferences whenever we go there (Yeah, we are kind of like regular customers there already). In addition, they do not have this timing thing, commonly seen in Chinese Restaurants where they only allocated 11/2 hours or so for you to finish dining, which is all good with me. 

As for the food: No over-powering sauces or MSG needed (which is exactly what I like) since the natural sweetness and fragrance of the extremely fresh ingredients used, say it all. The dim sum items are one of the best, with moist texture and light aromatic flavours, showcasing the great creativity of the chef. Bird's nest dumpling is a must try. The other dim sum items are all delicately made and are delicate in taste.    The creation of fresh garoupa fish with truffle is absolutely beautiful in taste due to the silky fish meat being drizzled with the strongly flavoured sauce of the woody aroma. The crab meat with rice is another winner—the result of the generous helping of fresh crab meat adorning the top of the pile of fragrant, lightly seasoned rice. The double-boiled soups are bursting with flavours of the abundance of treasures put inside them. Scallops, fishes, shellfish, herbs, fruits, vegetables, this restaurant is very generous in adding these into the soups.

Though I need to add that it will be hard to see the standard of the service and food during Chinese New Year since these are usually adversely affected during such period.
  The ambience: unbeatable also. Since the tables are amply spaced between each other and the view of the bamboo-like greenery outside, extending across one entire side of the place induces a calm and serene mood. Book early for a table by the side of the glass panels (max four persons for a table there).

Good service and good food is a winning formula for me!

For photos, Visit my blog at http://morsels-of-delice.blogspot.sg/2014/09/summer-palace-chinese-restaurant-where.html

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  • Dim Sum4 votes
  • 8 treasure fried rice3 votes
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11 Sep 2014 • 51 reviews • 0 follower

A Chinese Restaurant where one can have it All

I have been to many Chinese fine dining establishments and Summer Palace is the best all-rounder among the Chinese Restaurants.    Reason: They provide the best service among all the Chinese Restaurants I had been to: meticulous, friendly with a genuine warmth and prompt response. It definitely helps that they actually remember our preferences whenever we go there (Yeah, we are kind of like regular customers there already). In addition, they do not have this timing thing, commonly seen in Chinese Restaurants where they only allocated 11/2 hours or so for you to finish dining, which is all good with me. 

As for the food: No over-powering sauces or MSG needed (which is exactly what I like) since the natural sweetness and fragrance of the extremely fresh ingredients used, say it all. The dim sum items are one of the best, with moist texture and light aromatic flavours, showcasing the great creativity of the chef. Bird's nest dumpling is a must try. The other dim sum items are all delicately made and are delicate in taste.    The creation of fresh garoupa fish with truffle is absolutely beautiful in taste due to the silky fish meat being drizzled with the strongly flavoured sauce of the woody aroma. The crab meat with rice is another winner—the result of the generous helping of fresh crab meat adorning the top of the pile of fragrant, lightly seasoned rice. The double-boiled soups are bursting with flavours of the abundance of treasures put inside them. Scallops, fishes, shellfish, herbs, fruits, vegetables, this restaurant is very generous in adding these into the soups.

Though I need to add that it will be hard to see the standard of the service and food during Chinese New Year since these are usually adversely affected during such period.
  The ambience: unbeatable also. Since the tables are amply spaced between each other and the view of the bamboo-like greenery outside, extending across one entire side of the place induces a calm and serene mood. Book early for a table by the side of the glass panels (max four persons for a table there).

Good service and good food is a winning formula for me!

For photos, Visit my blog at http://morsels-of-delice.blogspot.sg/2014/09/summer-palace-chinese-restaurant-where.html
23 Aug 2014 • 148 reviews • 6 followers

Hits and Misses - Know what to order and what not to order

For the full review with pictures, go to: http://pickledpeas.wordpress.com/2014/08/21/wedding-dinner-tasting-at-the-summer-palace/   This post will cover dishes in the wedding dinner/banquet menu at the Regent Singapore.   Cold dish- we opted for the smoked duck, crispy baby squid, lobster salad, chicken money bag, and spring roll. Everything was really nice! Probably not going for the smoked duck though and replacing that with jelly fish. The crispy baby squid were really quite good- best I've ever had. They were not very generous with the lobster for the lobster salad though.   Eight treasure soup.. meh. Not a big fan. They always recommend this cause it’s thick and has lots of ingredients but I thought it was pretty bland.   King prawns in Summer Palace sauce (sweet and sour) – Skip this. So much hassle deshelling them, better to go for a scallop dish in the same category. Also “summer palace special sauce” just means sweet and sour sauce, which is really rather underwhelming.   Bi Feng Tang roasted crispy chicken – this was really good! Not the normal roast crispy chicken, it comes scattered with fried shallots, hay bee, and slivered almonds. Would prefer it with keropok and that nice five spice salt but it was really well seasoned all the way through.   Braised baby abalone with broccoli – another meh dish. The baby abalone was good I suppose but the oyster sauce was rather underwhelming.   Cod fish baked in honey teriyaki sauce. I ordered this just for fun since it’s so off the beaten track, but it turned out being really good. We’re actually going to go with this instead of the typical HK style steamed soon hock, which I also love.   Deep fried spare ribs in red wine sauce that nobody liked. At this point everyone was stuffed to the brim. Anyway the dish itself wasn’t great. I think we’re going to do away with this dish altogether.   Deep fried mantou with chilli crab sauce… not at all like Singaporean chilli crab. We suspect it’s cause it’s a Cantonese chef. Well we told them to omit the bean paste that came in the sauce.   Passionfruit and chocolate mousse – really quite good. Not everyone likes passionfruit though. Should have tried the orh nee perhaps, but this was a bigger question mark. We’re going with the tiramisu for the final selection!   The best thing I liked about this Chinese restaurant was that they served the girls at the table first. We have come so far from our patriarchal heritage! I almost feel proud.
10 Aug 2014 • 579 reviews • 21 followers

Good and luxurious but pricey

For more reviews, please go to http://thehungrybunnie.blogspot.com

The food's exquisite and luxurious, but pricey, and in this day and age where restaurants like the Imperial Treasure Group have perfected the art of balancing price points with impeccable quality fare, the higher-than-most pricetag here works against Summer Palace. Granted, their dim sum tends to class it up with precious ingredients, but I'm quite happy to do without the bird's nest or abalone in my dim sum.
 
 That being said, service is as you'd expect from a Four Seasons hotel; attentive and discreet. And, on a huge plus side: they don't have that awful staggered tiered seat timings that so many other restaurants have eagerly jumped on board with, so you get to enjoy a languid unconstrained brunch.
 
We had:

1) Double Boiled Bamboo Pith Soup ($16) with mushrooms and chinese cabbage: delicate and elegant, using the barest of ingredients and a most incredible chicken-based consomme.

2) Steamed Winter Melon Roll ($5) with fish maw, chicken and mushroom bound by a sprig of spring onion and beancurd skin: unique and delicious

3) Steamed Pork Dumplings ($6) with dried scallops: Juicy but too heavy on the umami accents

4) Steamed Pork Dumpling ($2.50 per pc): given a local spin with a sweetish eggy chilli sauce and shredded crabmeat. Despite my initial reservations about the fusion of xiao long bao and chilli crab, this combination actually worked!

5) Steamed Prawn Dumpling ($8) lavished with bird's nest for added bounce: light and clear and succulent

6) Fried Yam Puffs ($6) stuffed with a medley of abalone, prawns and scallops: Well-balanced and sumptuous

7) Deep-Fried Prawn Balls with Mango ($6): good contrast of the crunchy and mushy, and savoury and sweet. We got seconds of these.
19 Mar 2014 • 4 reviews • 18 followers

Worth the visit

It doesn't matter whether you are looking for dim sum or cooked dishes, as you can find it all at Summer Palace. Their dim sum is nice and unique, and do note that they do not serve with sharkfins - which is very environmentally friendly. It is definitely worth your visit and you will not be disappointed. I recommend to go with the set meals and may be top up with a few dim sum dishes.
Assorted dim sum
12 Nov 2013 • 71 reviews • 7 followers

Vintage Cantonese Cuisine

The Regent hotel has retained much of its original heritage styling, but has through the years done modifications and minor refurbishing to keep with the times. Simply classic.

Summer palace is as old as the hotel itself, and retains much authenticity of Chinese semi-fine dining.  Having only 2 of us, we sampled the 5 course Power Lunch Set Menu ($52/person, minimum 2 person).

The dishes are all deeply-rooted in Chinese cuisine, with minor modifications to keep it more interesting and premium. The dumpling skin for example comes infused with Spinach in the skin.
Check out full review and photos at:
http://sethlui.com/summer-palace-regent-singapore-food-review/