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Tung Lok Xi He

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This restaurant is the collaboration between the Tung Lok Group and China-based restaurant Xi He Yuyuan. Diners will be treated to Xihe's signatures like the crispy and thinly sliced Peking duck skin and Zhang's braised meatballs;Tung Lok's classic seafood dishes will also be on the menu.

Daily: 11:30 - 15:00

Daily: 18:00 - 22:30

+65 64663363
$57 based on 17 submissions
Dinner (5 votes), Children/Family (4 votes), After Work (3 votes)
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Peking Duck Review

I had the opportunity to try Tung Lok Xi He's Peking duck at the Grandstand recently. But before we get to that, lets take a look at the starters.

We started out meal out with the Rose Cherry Tomatoes, and with a sweet and sour flavour the dish did well to open the palette and prepare us for the sumptuous meal ahead.

Another starter that I tried was the Deep Fried "Huai Shan" with Dried Chilli. Here, crispy bites of tapioca are mixed with a spice from the dried chilli that only kicks in after each bite.

Finally, all the way from Beijing, there is Ms Zhang's Braised Lion's Head Meatballs. With a little beancurd in the mix, it gives a light feel. Served with a side of rice, it is easily eaten and can be rather addictive. One serving is not enough.

But my main objective today was to try the Peking duck, and I am happy to note that the version served here is not the usual Cantonese done style where oil is poured over the skin, but one that is painstakingly prepared in the original way. Once the duck is roasted and carved, the restaurant recommends trying it with a  sweet blueberry sauce, adding a modern twist to the original dish. The breast meat with its skin intact is then used with its traditional wrap while the thigh meat can be eaten on its own with some sweet sauce. The "second dish", as we are all accustomed to, can be cooked with cereal, and the way it is done here makes the "spare parts" of the duck really tasty.

After such a heavy lunch, I had a lot of difficulty getting back to the necessities of life, but I will be back for more.

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Rose Cherry Tomatoes
19 Aug 2014 • 1909 reviews • 258 followers

Peking Duck Review

I had the opportunity to try Tung Lok Xi He's Peking duck at the Grandstand recently. But before we get to that, lets take a look at the starters.

We started out meal out with the Rose Cherry Tomatoes, and with a sweet and sour flavour the dish did well to open the palette and prepare us for the sumptuous meal ahead.

Another starter that I tried was the Deep Fried "Huai Shan" with Dried Chilli. Here, crispy bites of tapioca are mixed with a spice from the dried chilli that only kicks in after each bite.

Finally, all the way from Beijing, there is Ms Zhang's Braised Lion's Head Meatballs. With a little beancurd in the mix, it gives a light feel. Served with a side of rice, it is easily eaten and can be rather addictive. One serving is not enough.

But my main objective today was to try the Peking duck, and I am happy to note that the version served here is not the usual Cantonese done style where oil is poured over the skin, but one that is painstakingly prepared in the original way. Once the duck is roasted and carved, the restaurant recommends trying it with a  sweet blueberry sauce, adding a modern twist to the original dish. The breast meat with its skin intact is then used with its traditional wrap while the thigh meat can be eaten on its own with some sweet sauce. The "second dish", as we are all accustomed to, can be cooked with cereal, and the way it is done here makes the "spare parts" of the duck really tasty.

After such a heavy lunch, I had a lot of difficulty getting back to the necessities of life, but I will be back for more.
14 Jun 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Slow Service

Reasonable value for the quality of food. For set dinner, expect to wait 2.5 hours on the weekend. Peking duck is good but not quite the best. Best dish is the Song Hock fish. Extra large!
18 Apr 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Nice Peking duck

I became a fans of Peking Duck after visited Beijing last year. After coming back from Beijing, I visited different restaurants (including the famous one at paragon) for their Peking duck and only Xi He is worth for me to visit again. Today is my 2nd visit and it is still as good as the first time. I decided to sign up for Tunglok membership as I would definitely go back for their duck again.
TungLok Xihe Peking Duck
27 Feb 2014 • 281 reviews • 21 followers

The Royal Duck

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TungLok Xihe Peking Duck ('TXPD') is located facing car dealers section, opposite side of the football field. The dominant red colour, Chinese traditional red lantern and the Chinese graphics of Peking Duck on the outer wall, made the restaurant easy to spot. Upon entering TXPD, you welcomed by the Peking Duck and bright red brick duck oven on the left side. You definitely won't miss it.   We decided on Lunar New Year Menu 10. $468++ for 10 person. As it was getting late and some of our friends have not arrive, we ask them to serve the Peking Duck first and postpone the Yu Sheng.   As a signature dish of the restaurant, the Peking Duck received the royalty treatment. Once a duck is ready to be serve, someone will sound the GONG!! and you know there is Peking Duck on the way to a table. A chef will carved the duck in front of the table and divided into three plates. The breast skin, or I prefer to say it is the prime cut that normally eaten with sugar; the dark meat (from the thigh) and the breast meat. The condiments such as spring onions, sugar, Peking duck sauce and the wrap/pancake are served on a partition platter with bowl of hot water in the centre to maintain the moisture in the pancake.   The breast skin is crispy and melts in your mouth. The rest of the duck skin is crispy and the meat are tender. The duck and the wrap/pancake was maintained warm by using the hot water and charcoal pouch (a Japanese technology).   We then proceed to the Lo Hei session. The Yu Sheng ingredients are very generous, with a little twist of raisins in the dish. Two plate of salmon for 8 people. The vegetables are fresh and crispy, while the sauce has the right sweetness in it. Huat Ah!!!!   For the rest of dishes review, click here.   Service here is inconsistent. Our table got a very good service, while our friends table with the kids seems to get less attention. Plates are not clear properly and service is quite poor. When I was finished this review, I just realised that they forgot to give us our Complimentary Nian Gao ha..ha.. For TungLok standard, we find this service issue need to be ironed out.   The decoration in the restaurant consistent through out. The use of modern red colour are quite prominent. Instead of using all round tablets, TXPD incorporated modern square tables and boot seating as well.   Overall, we are quite pleased with the quality of the food served here. The presentation of the Peking Duck is very distinct and creative. Although it is not the best Peking Duck that I ever ate in Singapore, it can be considered one of the good ones. The rest of the other dishes are good and worth the TungLok standard. Hopefully we have a chance to try out their ala-carte menu in the near future. Cheers!!!
03 Feb 2014 • 6 reviews • 0 follower

Flash looking restaurant, disappointing food

The food here is below average for the price. The Peking duck was pretty much tasteless and hardly had any crispy skin on it. Goodness knows where they got the duck from, or how they prepared it. I guess this is why they decided to add popping candy to the plate, and some sickly overly sweet plum sauce, so that they would at least add some flavour.

The service though is very good and very Chinese style - lots of waiters running around and attending to you. They were very efficient. Also I quite liked the red decor and furniture, quite trendy without being typically over-the-top.

Overall, pretty disappointing for the price of around $100 per pax. Much better options around.