The place did not much lavishing look.I found it to be quite simple for high class restaurant. There was quite a steady number of crowds coming all the while.
On the house appetizer was pork belly with preserved veges.Was okay,a bit different but nothing exciting.
Steamed Lobster with Minced Garlic.This was very well timed steaming.It was soft,tender,juices flowed with a bite.The chopped garlic was surprising sweet tasting.Did not even need the light sauce glazed on the bottom of the plate.Very nice.
Even when mixed with the soup it did not have much desired effect on us.
Braished Abalone with Home made Beancurd with Garden Green topped with Supreme Oyster Sauce.The beancurd was very soft.The Abalone and veges were quite okay.Nothing bad ,nothing great either.Was okay.
Fried Rice with Scallop and Egg White.Yes.there were peices of scallops and egg white,that's about exciting as it gets.It was way too average in taste,the wok hei was not complete,the flavours did not come out.Have had much better simpler fried rice,tasting way better.Way too average be served with this price tag.
Chilled Fresh Mango Puree with Sago and Pomelo.Disappointing....Ridiculous... milk was added...too watery.Could not taste the mango puree. More to a milk shake taste.Had better one's in hawkers center dessert stall.
The above were all as prosperity set meal.price at 128++ person .
Maybe we were expecting something, something to blow us out our socks but it did not happen.Surely it was prosperity for them.
Buddy and me were not quite satify.And it's his birthday and just can't let him leave hungry like this so...
we order some from the ala carte.
Okay not giving up we tried some dim sum.
Prawn Roll with Mango.$4.00.(Prices were adjusted to the portion served.)
This was done very nicely with the mango in between the the prawn.Very crispy,with slight sour,sweetness from mango and fresh crunch from the prawn.this very nice,very good.
The chicken feet with Black Bean Sauce.$5.00.It was quite different from the usual style.It was overly soft,most likely flour added to the feet.A bit gummy,after some bites it tasted quite okay I think.
Pan Fried Turnip.Sorry,it did not live to expectation.Overly soft inside more to a floury taste.Could hardly taste any stuff inside,not even the turnip taste.And was not crispy either on top.Disappointing.
Steamed Bun with Salted Egg.$5.00.A simple bite the oozing of the yolk was wonderful.This was certainly one of better one I have had.The bun was soft,spongy,the oozing egg was very nice.
Service staff were very polite but did not live up to the reviews I read.Maybe the waitstaff were quite busy...I think.They were within sight but unable to get their attention.Managed to get only after some time or when they came to serve.
Overall we were not impress with food nor the prices that tagged along.Even at a cheaper price,I don't think it was for us.Only one or two items were good for us.
I should have left just after the set menu.But it's buddy's birthday.Tried to make him happy but it did not really work out.
Maybe these stuff's are not for ordinary lay man foodies, like us.
Sorry,we have no intention of going again, in near future.Total damage around $359.00.for 2 people.
The Regent Singapore
One Cuscaden Road