Hai Tien Lo (海天楼) at Pan Pacific Singapore has always been known for its Cantonese delicacies and quality dim sum.
Literally meaning “stairway to heaven”, diners frequently go for their double boiled soups, classic braised food, claypot dishes and delicious roasts especially the Peking Duck.
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If you have not been there in a while, the team of Chefs have recently refreshed the set menus.
As part of the refreshed menu, the Chefs have rendered a modern presentation on a number of familiar Cantonese dishes, along with the emphasis of using premium ingredients.
Jasmine Set Lunch Menu ($88 per diner, min 2 diners)
There are 4 Hai Tien Lo Lunch Set Menus available, starting with the Lily Lunch Menu ($56 per diner) to the Vegetarian Lunch Menu ($58 per diner).
One of the more popular sets is the 6 course Jasmine Set, featuring signature dishes of Hai Tien Lo including the Trio of Dim Sum (巧手点心三盛合), Double-boiled Mini “Buddha Jumps Over the Wall” (原盅迷你佛跳墙), Deep-fried Crispy King Prawn and Whitebait Fish with Oat Flakes (麦香大虾脆银鱼), Stir-fried Pork Spare Ribs in Draft Beer (私房生啤汁小肉排), Stewed Inaniwa Udon with Whole Abalone and Fresh Mushrooms in Supreme Stock (原粒鲍金汤鲜菇稻庭面) and Chef’s Special Dessert (精美甜品).
Traditionally known for its double-boiled Cantonese soups, the Buddha Jumps Over the Wall from Hai Tien Lo is a nourishing soup that is rich in flavour and extremely comforting.
As to the origins of its name, it is said that the dish is so delicious that even Buddha would jump over a wall for a taste.
Included with the-best-of-the-best ingredients from abalone, fish maw to mushroom, the soup looked clear but a sip down would reveal its complexity in flavours. To me, there is also that warm-the-belly effect.
Another highlight is the Stir-fried Pork Spare Ribs in Draft Beer, was the fork-tender ribs cooked with a sweet and savoury sticky sauce that contrasts with the slight bitterness coming from the beer.
Carnation Set Dinner Menu ($88 per diner, min 2 diners)
For dinner, there are 7 set menus available, also including a Vegetarian Dinner ($78 per diner) to a more luxe Willow Dinner Set ($228 per diner, min of 8 diners).
If you are in a small group or on a date, go for the 6-course Carnation Dinner Set.
Included are Chilled Crab Meat in Japanese Sake and Crispy Prawns tossed with Sesame and Wasabi Mayonnaise (清酒冻蟹肉伴胡麻沙丹虾), Double-boiled Winter Melon with Four Treasures (四宝炖白玉汤), Steamed Sea Perch with Diced Seasonal Greens and Preserved Vegetables in Fermented Minced Garlic (福菜黑蒜茸蒸鲈鱼翡翠粒), Stir-fried Pork Spare Ribs with Barbecued Champagne Sauce (香槟烧汁子排骨), Stewed Fish Noodles with Sea Cucumber and Scallops (海参玉带纸包鱼茸面) and Chilled Mango Pudding with Seasonal Fresh Fruits (香芒布丁伴时令鲜果).
Comparatively, the Double-boiled Winter Melon with Four Treasures is more ‘cooling’ and light, with a slight sweetness coming from the ingredients used. Good if you are feeling ‘heaty’.
Another meticulously prepared dish is the Stewed Fish Noodles with Sea Cucumber and Scallops. The noodles are actually made of fish paste, giving the strands a chewier texture and savoury flavour.
Cooked with wok-hei and added quality seafood, the braising sauce also made a difference.
The dish came served in parchment paper, which helped lock in the heat and moisture of the ingredients, especially for the jelly-like sea cucumber.
Gardenia Set Dinner Menu ($108 per diner, min 4 diners)
The exquisite Gardenia Set features a 6-course menu with highlights of Chilled Salad with Smoked Duck and Honey Glazed Pork in Sesame Sauce (叉烧烟鸭芝麻酱沙律), Scrambled Egg with Crab Meat in Superior Stock (上汤蟹肉桂花素翅), Deep-fried Fish in Spicy Nyonya Honey Sauce (冰花蜜汁炸海上鲜), Braised Classic Whole Abalone with Lobster in Abalone Sauce (鲍汁烩龙皇大吉鲍), and Wok-fried Rice with Shredded Chicken, Pine Mushrooms and Pan-fried Foie Gras (香煎鹅肝鸡丝松菇炒饭).
This is ended with a cooling dessert of Chilled Mango Sago Cream with Crystal Jelly and Osmanthus served with Western Cake (桂花水晶香芒露伴西式蛋糕).
If you have noticed, every dish in this menu has incorporated a more indulgent ingredient, from smoked duck, crabmeat, lobster to foie gras.
Hai Tie Lo’s premium and freshly imported Braised Australian Fresh Whole Abalone is said to take up to two days of preparation, resulting in a light and natural sweetness with a silky-chewy texture.
The piece is topped with braised homemade Abalone sauce for an exquisite finish.
One other highlight at Hai Tien Lo is allowing diners to opt for brown rice instead of white for all rice-based dishes at no extra charge for those looking for a healthier alternative.
A mixture of brown and white rice can also be prepared upon request.
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Hai Tien Lo 海天楼
Pan Pacific Singapore, Level 3, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039595
Tel: +65 6826 8240
Opening Hours: Lunch 11:30am – 2:30pm, Dinner 6:30pm – 10:30pm (Mon – Sun)
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