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Yan Palace Restaurant (Hong Lim Complex)

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From Dim Sum to A-la-Carte, Yan Palace also specializes in buffet and catering functions. Our set menus start from 2 persons to 10 persons for lunch/dinner. Alternatively, you may wish to hold a private cocktail reception or dinner party. Whatever you choose, we assure you that Yan Palace will be a delight to visit and a memory to cherish.

 

The tranquil lane situated at the other side of the restaurant leads you to all ten of its exclusive VIP rooms. Each room is luxuriously furnished, featuring precious treasures from China and state-of-the-art KTV facilities. The cozy ambience and fine furnishing sets the mood for an easy relaxing meal. There are 10 private VIP and KTV rooms for those who prefer to dine in privacy.

Mon - Sat: 11:00 - 14:00

Sun & PH: 10:00 - 14:00

Daily: 18:30 - 22:00

+65 62222516
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Children/Family (8 votes), Large Groups/Gathering (6 votes), Lunch (6 votes)
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Average Chinese dishes

Having been to Yan Palace @ Warren Country Club some years back for dimsum lunch but not having great impression, I decided to give it another shot - this time at the Hong Lim Complex outlet at Chinatown. The restaurant is furnished in traditional Chinese restaurant style - complete with carpeted floors and big round tables with white tablecloth.  Disappointingly, they do not serve any dimsum at all for dinner, so *Edwin and I had to make do with ordering a few ala carte dishes for sharing.

I decided to try the Venison Broth with Egg White (SGD$5.00). The venison cubes were not too tender, but retained the sweet natural flavor of venison meat. The silken soft tofu cubes were a good contrast, and the egg white soup was clear enough to complement the flavor of its ingredients.

The Cod Fish in Beer (SGD$12.00) that I had been looking forward to was a little disappointing. The cod, while buttery smooth and luscious in its natural form, was definitely not enhanced by the overly sweet flavor of the beer sauce it was infused in. The gooey and far-too-sweet sauce somewhat reduced the flavor of the cod by a huge tad; might've been lovelier if it had been a bitterer beer for this dish.

We also had the Crispy Duck with Yam Paste (SGD$24.00) - a bit of a carbo overload, but nonetheless a delicious indulgence. The fried yam was very crispy on the outside, and we loved the coarsely sweet flavor of yam. The duck meat was ensconced within the crispy fried yam slices, turning the dish into a savoury-sweet combination of multi-textures.

For full review and more photographs, please feel free to visit:
http://thearcticstar.blogspot.sg/2015/01/dinner-at-yan-palace-restaurant.html


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23 Jan 2015 • 418 reviews • 7 followers

Average Chinese dishes

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Having been to Yan Palace @ Warren Country Club some years back for dimsum lunch but not having great impression, I decided to give it another shot - this time at the Hong Lim Complex outlet at Chinatown. The restaurant is furnished in traditional Chinese restaurant style - complete with carpeted floors and big round tables with white tablecloth.  Disappointingly, they do not serve any dimsum at all for dinner, so *Edwin and I had to make do with ordering a few ala carte dishes for sharing.

I decided to try the Venison Broth with Egg White (SGD$5.00). The venison cubes were not too tender, but retained the sweet natural flavor of venison meat. The silken soft tofu cubes were a good contrast, and the egg white soup was clear enough to complement the flavor of its ingredients.

The Cod Fish in Beer (SGD$12.00) that I had been looking forward to was a little disappointing. The cod, while buttery smooth and luscious in its natural form, was definitely not enhanced by the overly sweet flavor of the beer sauce it was infused in. The gooey and far-too-sweet sauce somewhat reduced the flavor of the cod by a huge tad; might've been lovelier if it had been a bitterer beer for this dish.

We also had the Crispy Duck with Yam Paste (SGD$24.00) - a bit of a carbo overload, but nonetheless a delicious indulgence. The fried yam was very crispy on the outside, and we loved the coarsely sweet flavor of yam. The duck meat was ensconced within the crispy fried yam slices, turning the dish into a savoury-sweet combination of multi-textures.

For full review and more photographs, please feel free to visit:
http://thearcticstar.blogspot.sg/2015/01/dinner-at-yan-palace-restaurant.html


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02 Jul 2014 • 246 reviews • 1 follower

really surprisingly good chinese food

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hotos and more: http://andmorefood.wordpress.com/2014/06/25/yan-palace-restaurant-chinatown/

really, really surprisingly good chinese food at this dodgy-looking, super old-school restaurant in chinatown. the place definitely seems to have had better days – the exterior is just as worn and outdated as the interior, the servers are cantankerous and grouchy, but the food – the food is good.   let’s talk about the restaurant first – the unimposing entrance to the place completely belies the hugeness of the dining area. we’re talking old-school, banquet-able (in the region of 20-30 tables, possibly more?), with a huge stage in the middle and private rooms surrounding the side. it looks like it would have been impressive in its heyday, but the furnishings are now pretty worn out, and the staff looking nearly as tired as their surroundings.   but thankfully, the food completely outshines all these (not that it’s terribly difficult to do so). 
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13 Oct 2013 • 28 reviews • 0 follower

Go with their set menu (Y)

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PLUS POINT: As I'm a heavy plain water drinker, I always see my beverage topped up whenever my cup is half empty. Not kidding. Or maybe they have lesser customers in house so they have nothing better to do hahaha. Yep i'm satisfied with their service! 

So we decided to go ahead with the 2-pax set menu @ $38++ together with a plate of Hokkien Noodles (aka Fu Jian Mian).

Full review with pictures here: http://mshuilingg.blogspot.sg/2013/10/yan-palace-restaurant-perks-of-set-menu.html
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10 Apr 2011 • 119 reviews • 42 followers

Inferior dim sum

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Ee fu mee: Too starchyHar gow: Soggy and unfreshPipa duck: The only saving graceMango sago: Watery and bland
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23 Feb 2011 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Food and bill equally difficult to stomach

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I came here for a company dinner and we ordered the set dinner ($688 per table) which came highly recommended by the manager as 'a great value set meal' but it turned out to be one of the worst meals I have eaten. And judging by the 'leftover food' on the table, my colleagues must have felt the same.

The starters was tiny stale-tasting prawns in cheap mayo sauce on a dragonfruit. The prawns were not fresh nor sweet and no different from those offered in an average run-of-the mill hawker centre prawn noodle stall. It was a mediocre start but still i had hopes that the later dishes would improve.

My hopes were quickly dashed by the sharks fin soup. It was so starchy i could have gelled my hair with it. The flavour is also artificially enhanced by MSG and not derived from good cooking nor double-boiled ingredients.

From then on, the food went further downhill. The steam fish was overcooked as one might sometimes experience in a big wedding dinner banquet. Except in this case, the restaurant was not even half-filled on the friday night when we were there.

The rice dish was a little like the 'mui fan' one gets in a tze char stall except the ones you get in a tze char stall is way more flavorful. Yan palace's version is all gooey sauce, mushy rice and no taste. It reminds me of bad babyfood. Not surprisingly, everybody took 1 or 2 spoonful and stopped eating.

The dessert is a sweet ching-tng-like liquid dessert that was plain horrible. It seemed like a token obligatory dessert that was served as an afterthought to complete the set meal.

The dinner cost about $80 per person including alcoholic drinks. Ouch!!! At the end of the meal, I couldn't decide what was harder to stomach: the food or the bill?

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