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Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant (华乐酒家)

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Address: Level 2, Carlton Hotel, 76 Bras Basah Road, 189558

Since its opening in 1988, Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant has continually been applauded as one of Singapore’s finest Cantonese restaurants, winning Singapore Tatler Magazine's “Singapore’s Best Restaurants” since 1991 and “Singapore’s Top Restaurants” by Wine & Dine years since 1997.

Mon - Sat: 11:30 - 14:30

Mon - Sat: 18:30 - 22:30

Sun & PH: 11:00 - 14:30

Sun & PH: 18:30 - 22:30

+65 63118188
$42 based on 78 submissions
Lunch (22 votes), Children/Family (19 votes), Business Dining (17 votes)

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Delicate Cantonese Dim Sum

Yup price steep but still worth it as the food is delicate and light...food texture and taste are well balanced,no overpowering sauce which some dim sums may tend to have,

The food may look simple but the ingredients and the way they cook are very precise...love the yam puffs...filled with correct amt of charsiew and yam...

the custard egg bun may look simple but be careful when u eat it...the texture of the bun is good!very springy and yet fragile...1 hard squeeze and the boiling egg custard will scorch ur hand...can say it has the hottest egg custard in singapore...

The pork ribs and chicken feet are also nice...porridge is also a hit...

However some dishes such as the chee cheong fun and roasted pork tend to be average but overall u will be pleased with the dining experience and will want to go back for more

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• 26 Jul 2015 • 68 reviews • 0 follower

Delicate Cantonese Dim Sum

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Yup price steep but still worth it as the food is delicate and light...food texture and taste are well balanced,no overpowering sauce which some dim sums may tend to have,

The food may look simple but the ingredients and the way they cook are very precise...love the yam puffs...filled with correct amt of charsiew and yam...

the custard egg bun may look simple but be careful when u eat it...the texture of the bun is good!very springy and yet fragile...1 hard squeeze and the boiling egg custard will scorch ur hand...can say it has the hottest egg custard in singapore...

The pork ribs and chicken feet are also nice...porridge is also a hit...

However some dishes such as the chee cheong fun and roasted pork tend to be average but overall u will be pleased with the dining experience and will want to go back for more
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• 20 May 2015 • 161 reviews • 8 followers

Prices steep, but its worth it

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For pictures and full review, pls visit:
http://madamechewy.com/2015/05/20/wah-lok-dim-sum/

I’ve heard many positive reviews on Wah Lok’s dim sum and finally had the time to check it out. This is my first time at Carlton Hotel and I was impressed by the spacious lobby, featuring an eye-catching chandelier made out of blown glass.

The grand entrance of the restaurant. I noticed numerous awards are display on the right; this upped my anticipation. Wah Lok’s decor is sophisticated,  with Oriental architecture features and motifs. Tables are spaced comfortably apart. Service is brisk and helpful.

Unlike most restaurants that offer their dim sum in portions of 3, Wah Lok accommodated our request for 4 portions. No need to cut (and at the same time ruin) the dim sum for sharing. Fantastic! No comments about the dish indicates I find it passable. I’ll elaborate further on the notable items, and also those I find lacklustre. Wah Lok has a fixed soup of the day from Mondays to Saturdays. On Sundays, it varies. On this particular Sunday, it was Shark’s Fin Melon Soup ($7.50), aka 鱼翅瓜 soup. Don’t worry, no sharks were used to prepare this. The main ingredient is a type of melon, which got its name from its resemblance to shark’s fin. The texture of the melon is beautiful- juicy and soft noodle-like strands. Slurping up the melon and fortifying soup was a joy!

The Roasted Pork ($12) had enticing crackling skin, but the flesh itself was a tad dry and not as melt-in-the-mouth as expected.

Large Steamed Prawn Dumplings ($6.80/4 pcs) came with shimmery translucent skin which held the fresh, crunchy prawns very well. The Steamed Pork Dumplings ($6/4 pcs) was another well-executed classic. Nice bouncy texture with great flavours from the fresh pork and mushroom.

Century Egg with Pork Congee ($6.80) and Pig Liver Congee ($6.80). Portions were small for the price.

Deep fried Beancurd Skin Rolls with Shrimps($9.20) and Deep Fried Prawn Dumplings ($6/4 pcs) were delightfully crispy and not at all oily.

Steamed Carrot Cake ($4)

Steamed BBQ Pork Buns ($4.80/ 3 pcs)

The Steamed Custard and Egg Yolk Buns ($4.80) were having a bad day; they failed to flow. The custard was too sweet as well, overshadowing the salted egg yolk flavour.

Deep Fried Crabmeat and Scallop Balls with Chilli Sauce ($10). What a convenient and fuss-free way to enjoy chilli crab, made even better with succulent scallops. The gravy is truly highlight here- addictively spicy and tasty.

The Baked Mini Egg Tarts ($6/4 pcs) could do with a more flaky and buttery pastry.

We rounded off the excellent lunch with appealing desserts- Cold Aloe Vera with Lemongrass ($6) and Chilled Green Apple Jelly with Chrysanthemum ($6).

While prices may be a bit steep for Wah Lok, the quality, execution, ambiance and service makes it worthwhile.













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• 07 Apr 2015 • 55 reviews • 16 followers

One of the Top Dim Sum Restaurants

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It was a really nice restaurant with a gorgeous comfortable interior. They are supposedly good for their dim sum so my boss brought us here for lunch to celebrate my birthday! For rest of the review plus food pics, please see http://wendylimwendy.com/2014/11/22/dim-sum-lunch-at-wah-lok-carlton-hotel/ - cheers!
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