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Tung Lok Classics, part of the Tung Lok Group, offers a tantalising range of Shanghainese, Sichuan, Hubei and Cantonese dishes. An outlet is located at Orchard Parade Hotel along Tanglin Road.
See my full reviews & photos at = http://chefquak.com/2014/09/14/food-that-pleases-tunglok-signature-orchard-parade-hotel-on-13sep2014/
the restaurant is now renamed tunglok signature
time flies. almost a year had passed, the last time i took the fabulous 6-course lobster dinner set at tunglok signature orchard parade hotel was on 19.10.2013.
so i was looking forward to relish the wonderful moments on 13.9.2014. we took the exact same S$98 lobster & seafood set. as i noted previously, it was of exceptional quality, both in terms of quality of ingredients & quality of cooking.
as before & always, every dish pleases. if i have to pick my least favourite, it would be the kurobuta & it was good too.
the foie gras & smoked duck wrap was good, tasty, refreshing. i thought the “pan-fried foie gras” tasted similar to the usual unglamorous poached duck liver though.
the crab roe sharkskin was super & chokeful of ingredients.
the steamed soon hock fillet was very well done, very sweet, tasty, smooth, with the garnishes & sauce as well. i am thinking to replicate this for my home dinners.
the pan-fried spanish kurobuta was quite delicious too. if there were not other also great dishes, i would consider this pretty good.
the lobster ramen was the best. this time the serving came with shelled 1/2 lobster (before it was a 1/2 lobster in shell). lobster meat was fresh, bouncy, sweet. the sauce was excellent. i was impressed with this dish & thinking how to replicate it at home.
& i love the dessert 雪种情怀 – 1 vanilla & 1 coconut ice cream on the usual grapefruit mango puree (杨支甘露).
with palate 50% discounts for 2pax, dinner was S$49pax + S$2pax for the tea. wonderful deal!
A BIG Thank You to the Tung Lok Signature staff for a very memorable finale to my mother’s birthday celebration.
The Chinese birthday buns (http://www.burufly.com/travel-and-food/photos/) were served on a giant plate with Birthday Wishes written in Chinese calligraphy on the plate (see photo). The server read the Birthday Wishes aloud with great gusto. It was totally unexpected and a very pleasant surprise.
The dishes that we enjoyed –
* Pan-fried Foie Gras with Smoked Duck and crispy bean strips served on Pancake – the Foie Gras was smooth and absolutely melted-in-your-mouth, with the crispy bean strips and soft pancake wrap providing interesting contrast in textures.
* Braised Noodle with Lobster in Superior Stock –juicy and succulent lobster was served on a bed of smooth noodles immersed in rich lobster soup stock, extremely enjoyable.
* Fried Carrot Cake – I must say that this is one of the best carrot cake that I have had. Texture of the carrot cake was soft and springy with a tinge of spiciness. Thumbs up round the table.
* Pan-Fried Turnip Cake with Taro Shreds likewise had great texture and was topped with yam strips that had been fried till crispy.
* For dessert, go for the rich and fragrant Durian with Dark Glutinous Rice and Ice Cream Served in Mini Coconut. Thoroughly enjoyed this very interesting concoction of flavours.
The steamed Eggplant and Kurobuta Pork with Black Bean Sauce featured braised Kurobuta pork slices nestled on very thinly sliced eggplant. This dish is best eaten with steamed rice.
The Har Gow (prawn dumpling) was succulent but the skin could be a tinge thinner. The Siew Mai (pork dumpling) had a somewhat porky taste.
I finally found a baked egg tart with flaky pastry and custard filling that is not too sweet. The complimentary fruit sorbet was refreshing and helped to clean the palate.
Overall, a meal made memorable by thoughtful acts by restaurant staff. We left the restaurant with our faces wreathed in smiles.
See my full reviews & photos at = http://chefquak.com/2013/11/02/another-wonderful-lunch-tunglok-signature-orchard-parade-on-30oct2013/
a good friend bought me an excellent lunch at tunglok signature @ orchard parade on 30.10.2013. according to the service staff, they wanted to promote their set menu hence they offered palate discounts only for set menus on weekends (i had an excellent dinner set here recently on 19.10.2013), this was a weekday, we could only do ala carte to have the discounts.
ala carte was good too. we ordered the razor clams. this was steamed with the usual minced garlic. the sauce looked a bit darker than light soy sauce. the taste was good, and the bite was almost there though my friend felt it was still a wee bit tough. so it wasn’t perfect but still pretty good.
the lie tong 例汤 (soup of the day) as usual was super! the 1/2 pot was enough for 4pax & we had 2 bowls each.
the star garoupa fillet with brocoli & lily bulbs were ok but missing the very evident wok hae, & the fish was not as firm & sweet as the ones i had recently at tunglok signature branch @ central.
the lobster in 2 ways – the flour gratin part was flavourful & the other was sweet & watermelon refreshing. still, it was not quite worth S$32pax & both my friend & i would go with lobster steamed with superior sauce (上汤局) anytime.
for dessert my friend ordered the durian puree in coconut. i tried a teaspoon of the duran. it was excellent! i had the aloe vera with lime sorbet. it was very good too. i love it! we also had some complimentary 5 juices in a test tube.
it was a very enjoyable lunch! the cost came to S$96 for 2 after 50% palate discounts. they only charged S$1.50pax for tea. we had pu er & tea was good tea too. they should see me around more often
See my full reviews & photos at = http://chefquak.com/2013/10/22/best-lobster-6-course-dinner-tunglok-signature-orchard-parade-on-19oct2013/
had a best value dinner & among the best lobster dinner at tunglok signature at orchard parade hotel on 19.10.2013. :-) tunglok has a rather unusual arrangement with palate/amex where you get the usual 1 person off ie 50% discount for 2pax but then only for alacarte during weekdays and only for set meals during weekends. the latter is odd (surely if you give discounts for sets you should also give discounts for alacarte?) but quite fine with me as long as i get my discounts….haha.
we chose the S$98 lobster & seafood set. it was of exceptional quality, both in terms of quality of ingredients & quality of cooking.
the first course was a foie gras, smoked duck & crispy beancurd skin in pancake wrap (top 2 photos). this was excellent. fusion stuff are novel but frequently fail in taste (and/or matching) departments, but this was excellent! the texture & flavours of the foie gras & smoked duck & beancurd skin combined with the thick pancake wrap was unique & wonderful.
the crabmeat & roe soup was chokeful of ingredients – sharksfin, crabmeat & lots of roe (the photos tell it all). it was sweet & tasty enough but still lacking c/w the very flavourful braised crabmeat sharksfin soup (or the fishmaw soup) at majestic. we added vinegar & it tasted better (we don’t add vinegar when savouring the soup at majestic). still it was a rather good soup.
the steamed soon hock in light soya sauce was likewise super. flavour-wise almost as good as a chilean seabass done the same way, though soon hock would be inferior in taste & texture c/w chilean seabass.
the kurobuta was for me the least competent among the very good dishes. it was quite “well done” & little dry & did not taste much different from an ordinary pork chop, and not as good as the kurobuta steak served at the lobster set at chao yue xuan.
the lobster noodle though was par excellence. the lobster & superior sauce flavours were much better than chao yue xuan & as good or better than that offered at the lobster & abalaone set at xin cuisine. the lobster at the recent set we had at ah yat would be far down the list.
& the dessert 杨枝甘露 with ice cream was super as well. in other joints like ah yat & chao yue xuan, they often give you red bean soup etc for dessert just to pass off the course numbers. here we had very good tasty dessert, as we did also at xin cuisine. & they offered a refreshing lime/watermelon tube drink to finish off.
the cost for the scrumptious meal was just S$98++ for 2pax PLUS S$3++ for 2 tea covers (ah yat charges S$2.40pax tea covers). this is one excellent deal which i will certainly do again, & i would also try the other S$78pax set.