Food – Chinese

Yan Ting - The 6* Dim Sum Restaurant

One must take note to dress up more appropriately for this dim sum lunch – it is after all the main Chinese restaurant in the 6* St Regis Hotel. The impression after walking in was grandeur, with elegant table settings, classy chandelier, luxurious chairs and serving staff dressed in stylishly designed uniforms. There was a congenial East-meets-West synergy in its ambience, and one felt like going back in time to olden Shanghai, especially when there was piped music of Lin Dai’s. The fellow patrons were businessmen, Indonesian tai-tais, Japanese couples and European ladies dressed with pearls and floral. And......

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Pen Cai 盆菜 - A Basin of Goodies

Pen Cai 盆菜 – A Basin of Goodies

It is only in recent years that 盆菜 Pen Cai has become a ‘staple’ during the Chinese New Year period in Singapore. And it wasn’t even a traditional CNY dish to begin with! It was said that Pen Cai (Poon Choi) was invented when Mongol troops invaded Song China....

January 12, 2009
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