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The Cathay Restaurant

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The Cathay Restaurant, located at the Cathay, offers some of the finest Cantonese and Shanghainese cuisine. Its Interiors are laced with a touch of nostalgia, bringing diners back to the 1960s.

 

Our signature dishes:-
- Braised Shark’s Fin Soup with Crab Meat and Bamboo Pith
- Braised Baby Abalone with Mushroom
- Deep-fried Soon Hock
- Cathay Crispy Roasted Chicken
- Stir-fried Fresh Scallop and Cuttlefish with XO Sauce
- Pan-fried Beef Tenderloin
- Fried Prawn with Wasabi Salad Cream

 

Weekdays & Saturdays:
* 11.30 - 15.00 (Lunch) (last order at 14.30)
* 18.00 - 23.00 (Dinner) (last order at 22.30)
Sundays & Public Holidays:
* 10.00 - 17.00 (Lunch) (last order at 16.30)
* 18.00 - 23.00 (Dinner) (last order at 22.30)

+65 67327888
$35 based on 58 submissions
Dinner (25 votes), Lunch (25 votes), Children/Family (24 votes)
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Tried this place as I was early for a film and wanted a nice peaceful setting for a meal before I embarked on the adventurous Avengers film.
 
 Ordered the buffet since i was famished and felt I could eat my money worth. Indeed I am always skeptical about the standard of buffet food but The Cathay Restaurant definitely came through. The menu was quite extensive and I was delighted to be able to try many dishes.
 
 Amongst the many delicious items i tried, the dishes tt made me feel I got my money's worth(aside for my eating capacity). I had a delicious bowl of Shark's fin Soup with Abalone, A whole deep-fried SoonHock, Braised baby Abalone with Mushroom and Fried Crayfish with Black Pepper.
 
 Aside to these dishes, I thouroughly enjoyed their specialty "Cathay Roasted Crispy Chicken", Stir-fried Snapper Fillet, Fried Prawn with Crispy Oats, StirFried Scallops and Cuttlefish. And not to mention stewed Spare ribs with Eggplant.
 
 Not wanting to stuff myself with carbs, This place definitely assisted me in that. But since I do love carbs(Especially fried ones), I indulged on crispy noodles w seafood(Must Try).
 
 To top of my super decadent chinese buffet, I slurped down 2 Mango puddings and chomped down a delicious chinese pancake.
 
 Did I leave out dimsum? I heard this place was good for dimsum and surely I cant resist a good HarGow so I ordered a portion outside of the Buffet, and boy were these good. Kudos to the chef!
 
 Spot on indeed.

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  • Crispy Chinese Pancake4 votes
  • Yolk Custard Bun4 votes
  • Century Egg Porridge2 votes
  • Deep Fried Soon Hock2 votes
  • Drunken Chicken Roll2 votes
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• 27 Apr 2015 • 1 review • 0 follower

Derriiicioussss

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Tried this place as I was early for a film and wanted a nice peaceful setting for a meal before I embarked on the adventurous Avengers film.
 
 Ordered the buffet since i was famished and felt I could eat my money worth. Indeed I am always skeptical about the standard of buffet food but The Cathay Restaurant definitely came through. The menu was quite extensive and I was delighted to be able to try many dishes.
 
 Amongst the many delicious items i tried, the dishes tt made me feel I got my money's worth(aside for my eating capacity). I had a delicious bowl of Shark's fin Soup with Abalone, A whole deep-fried SoonHock, Braised baby Abalone with Mushroom and Fried Crayfish with Black Pepper.
 
 Aside to these dishes, I thouroughly enjoyed their specialty "Cathay Roasted Crispy Chicken", Stir-fried Snapper Fillet, Fried Prawn with Crispy Oats, StirFried Scallops and Cuttlefish. And not to mention stewed Spare ribs with Eggplant.
 
 Not wanting to stuff myself with carbs, This place definitely assisted me in that. But since I do love carbs(Especially fried ones), I indulged on crispy noodles w seafood(Must Try).
 
 To top of my super decadent chinese buffet, I slurped down 2 Mango puddings and chomped down a delicious chinese pancake.
 
 Did I leave out dimsum? I heard this place was good for dimsum and surely I cant resist a good HarGow so I ordered a portion outside of the Buffet, and boy were these good. Kudos to the chef!
 
 Spot on indeed.
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• 22 Jan 2015 • 96 reviews • 0 follower

Dim Sum is OK

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Tried this place on recommendations from a friend. Tried the dim sum, which turned out to be alright. The usual stuff can be found here but don't expect the menu to be overly extensive. They do serve some Shanghainese cuisine here. Ambiance is very average only while service staff were very attentive. Will return but not on priority list.
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• 19 Jan 2015 • 227 reviews • 30 followers

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Kudos to the kind folks at HGW & Cathay for inviting me to the table

This restaurant has heritage as old, if not older than our nation. Quite appropriate for the SG50 mood that’s ongoing presently. Originally established (in the 1940s) to reach out to the colonial clientele back in the day, over time, transformed to feature Cantonese & Shanghainese cuisines. Perched nicely on the second level at the Cineplex, it’s not difficult to locate.

Don’t be mistaken, this is not a CNY review, but more so; a feature that covers some of their regular items on their menu, on any given day.

All in all, 16 dishes (excluding desserts), so I will spare you the long thesis and cover some I felt shouldn’t be missed.

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Marinated Sea Whelk – this is something familiar yet unfamiliar. The sweet, sour & mild spicy blend is drizzled over the scalded sea whelk, served chilled. One can’t help but to recollect the familiarity to the Thai chicken feet salad. Except, with the whelk, the crunch factor is less laborious for the jaw.

Crispy Eggplant with Pork Floss – this is not something you’d find readily available in most other Chinese restaurants, but I’ll say this is somewhat addictive, to the likes of the familiar phrase “once you start, you can’t stop”

Drunken Chicken Roll – the name in itself suggests that the elements within isn’t intended for the under 18. However, one would find it pretty heartwarming when it the chilly climate rings. The taste of the alcohol isn’t overbearing, and has a light tinge of herbal fragrance, given the presence of dried wolfberries rolled within.

Deep Fried Soon Hock - This I find is pretty neat. The fish is deep fried whole in an arch like posture, fried to the crisp even the fins are like crunchy crackers. The fish is dissected into almost equal portion, roll the portions in the sauce for taste.

Black Pepper Cray Fish – do not fret having to slap on surgical gloves for sweat pumping procedure to consume. The cray fish is already halved down the middle, so all it takes is to lightly probe the flesh off its crust. The lightly salted flavor and bounce to the bite makes for a pleasant dish to savor.

Cathay Roasted Crispy Chicken – there’s little wonder why they’d call it a signature. Unlike most roasted chicken, the meat is tender, moist & juicy. I’d speculate that they first prepare it like a confeit, prior to roasting the skin to a crisp.

Crispy Chinese Pancakes – the crust is light, thin & crispy, with light mushy sweet lotus paste. We sat deliberating & ruminating over the filling, for there was a nice fruity essence to it. But none could exactly deduce what element it was. Applying the theory of elimination, we drew 2 possibilities, either; apricot and/or pineapple. Perhaps you might want to give it a try and shed some light on the matter.

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