If you are looking for a restaurant for gatherings and feasting, Great World has gathered quite a number of food choices.
The newly refurbished mall is already known to bring shoppers ‘around-the-world’, with a wide range of well-known F&Bs.
These range from Ginza Anzu, Goobne Chicken Korea, Da Paolo Gastronomia, Kuriya Dining, Luke’s Lobster, Okinawan Diner Nirai-Kanai, Tajimaya Yakiniku, Tambuah Mas Indonesian Restaurant, The Oyster Bank, to PS.Cafe.
For Chinese and Asian restaurants to enjoy a delicious meal, head over to these 10 Great World recommendations: (prevailing taxes apply for dine-in restaurants)
Crystal Jade Hong Kong Kitchen
Great World #03-127
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon – Fri), 10:30am – 10pm (Sat, Sun, PH), Last order 9:30pm
Crystal Jade Hong Kong Kitchen is a familiar favourite to many, where you can enjoy a plethora of choices from delightful dim sum, comforting congee, and roasted delicacies to sizzling wok specialties.
Relive old and make new memories amidst signature dishes served in a modern ambiance decorated in pink.
Try their wholesome Steamed Salted Chicken with Ginger and Scallion Sauce ($20.80 for half, $39.80 for whole). Enjoy the fork-tenderness of this salted chicken crowned with sliced ginger and drizzled with scallion sauce.
Do add the Crystal Jade Signature Pork Belly ($23.80 for regular) to your spread, the highlight dish among the roast delicacies. Well-marbled cuts of pork belly are marinated overnight in a Chef-concocted sauce, then barbecued till tender. The sweetness in the marinade adds a wonderful char to the meat and a coat of honey glaze.
For group dining, get the festive special of Roasted Meat Platter ($68.80 for festive takeaway, good for up to 5 pax) featuring a medley of Crispy Roasted Pork Belly, Soya Sauce Chicken, Roasted Duck, Roasted Honey BBQ Pork & Jellyfish. A platter made to satisfy everyone on your table.
For dim sum specials, go for the Pan-fried Carrot Cake with Dried Shrimp and Preserved Meat ($5.80 for 3pcs) a guaranteed fan favourite. Crispy on the outside yet soft and moist on the inside, this carrot cake delivers a burst of savoury flavours at each bite.
If you want more of that carrot cake, they offer a ready-made version in which you can steam or fry at home, for you to enjoy even from the comforts of your home.
Imperial Treasure Cantonese Cuisine
Great World #02-111
Tel: +65 6732 2232
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm (Mon – Fri), 11am – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm (Sat),
10:30am – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm (Sun, PH)
Enhance your dining experience at the sleek and stylish Imperial Treasure Cantonese Cuisine, located at the 2nd level of Great World.
Using only the finest, premium ingredients, they offer an extensive range of classic Cantonese cuisine fit for your celebration. Master chefs skilfully execute wholesome cooking methods to bring out the best meals to your table.
A superb set of seafood and premium signatures are available including Braised Sliced Abalone with Sea Cucumber ($49), Deep-fried Prawn with Salted Egg Yolk ($38), Fish Maw with Premium Seafood ($110), Braised Whole Hokkaido Sea Cucumber stuffed with Minced Shrimp ($48), Roasted Crispy Chicken ($70) and many others.
Indulge in a prized delicacy, Braised Sliced Abalone with Sea Cucumber ($49) prepared with Australian abalone. Together with gelatinous sea cucumber, the sliced nutrient-rich abalone is drenched in a slightly sweet, salty, and earthy oyster sauce.
Another seafood special is Deep-fried Prawn with Salted Egg Yolk ($38) featuring soft, juicy prawns coated in rich salted egg yolks. Once cooked, the prawns transform into addicting bites packed with savoury flavours.
Imperial Treasure Steamboat Restaurant
Great World #01-140
Tel: +65 6235 6008
Opening Hours: 11am – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm (Mon – Sun)
Gather the family at Imperial Treasure Steamboat Restaurant and immerse in an enjoyable hotpot dining experience.
As you revel in its contemporary interiors and attentive service, you will be treated to premium steamboat made of flavourful soups and top-grade quality ingredients. To ensure freshness, soup bases are prepared daily from scratch and simmered for hours.
Signature soup bases include Imperial Drunken Chicken Soup, Sze Chuan Spicy Soup, Traditional Pork Bone Soup, and the Satay Flavoured Soup.
Enjoy the Set Menu from $118++ per pax (for 4 pax) where you can choose from a range of soup bases, including Traditional Pork Bone Soup and Sichuan Spicy Soup.
Choose from extensive list of premium meat cuts like Kurobuta Pork Belly or Australian Beef Brisket, deep-fried ‘Soon Hock’ fish, live prawns and squid, assorted vegetables and mushrooms, and handmade noodles to dunk into your soup.
The Blue Ginger
Great World #01-106
Opening Hours: 11am – 3pm Last order 2:15pm, 6pm – 10pm Last order 9:15pm (Mon – Fri)
11am – 10pm Last order 9:15pm (Sat, Sun, PH)
The Blue Ginger is one of Singapore’s most reputable Peranakan restaurants. They specialise in authentic Peranakan cuisine, featuring dishes made from time-honoured proprietary family recipes.
Located at Great World, this is The Blue Ginger’s second outlet, a venue imbued with a modern chic vibe.
Popular signatures include Sotong Keluak ($25), Terong Goreng Cili ($14.50), Ayam Panggang ‘Blue Ginger’ ($16), Beef Rendang ($25), Nonya Noodles ($15), and many others.
Best paired with fragrant jasmine rice, the Sotong Keluak ($25) is a stir-fried squid dish cooked in a thick, potent black buah keluak (black nut) paste. Sourced exclusively from Indonesia, the earthy black nut paste is mellowed with tamarind juice, sweet slices of onions, and spiced with red and green chilies.
Add a veggie dish with Terong Goreng Cili ($14.50) deep-fried eggplant batonettes topped with an in-house tongue-numbing fried chilli paste and swish of sweet dark soy sauce.
If you are craving for a curry, order the Ayam Kapitan available for a limited period ($22) – a rich, luscious Nonya-style curry made with a fragrant rempah or spice paste. It is a blend of lemongrass, turmeric, kaffir lime leaves, and pungent shrimp paste, among other seasonings and coconut milk. Squeeze some lime to add a touch of tangy flavour,
MASA by Black Society
Great World #01-121
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)
MASA by Black Society is a dim sum concept that brings it from ordinary to extraordinary.
The brand is named after masa, Hong Kong Cantonese, and Taiwanese slang for “master.” The word is frequently used to describe a big corporate raider, big corporate investor, or the master of the underworld triads – Black Society. MASA by Black Society is poised as the master of artisanal dim sum.
Get the made-for-sharing Dim Sum Platter ($16.80) featuring a mix of carbon har gau (prawn dumpling), queen shumai, little apple, mala shumai, custard lava bun, and swan yam pastry.
Din Tai Fung
Great World #01-138
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 9pm (Mon – Thurs), 11:30am – 9:30pm (Fri), 11am – 9:30pm (Sat), 11am – 9pm (Sun)
Renowned for their world-famous signature Xiao Long Baos (Steamed Pork Dumplings), Din Tai Fung is a culinary experience beloved by many.
With almost 100 dishes on the menu, Din Tai Fung’s Xiao Long Bao aka steamed pork dumplings remain a standout.
Savour these Steamed Pork Xiao Long Baos ($11.30 for 10pcs) handmade with thin and silky-smooth skin complete with 18 exquisite folds. It delicately contains minced pork with the right mix of lean meat and fat for optimum juiciness.
Add Fried Rice with Pork Chop and Eggs ($13.80) a crowd-favourite dish featuring stir-fried rice evenly coated with beaten fresh eggs. It comes with succulent strips of pork chop, marinated with complex spices, and cooked to right tenderness.
Great World #01-122
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 4pm Last order 3pm, 5:30pm – 10pm Last order 9pm
elemen Classic is all about modern interpretation of natural and meatless cuisine. Using only nourishing, wholesome ingredients, it aims to promote well-being of all its diners.
Here they use superfoods like wild rice, burdock roots, maca and black Chinese wolfberries and incorporate them into its dishes.
Design-wise, elemen’s elegant interiors make it an appropriate venue for family gatherings and business meetings. You can feel in harmony with natural elements like rattan and greenery all over.
Explore popular items in the menu like Wild Mushroom & White Truffle Pizza ($17.80), Seaweed Tempura Tofu with Avocado Roll ($15.80), Churros Fruit Rojak ($5.80), Double-Boiled Cordyceps Flower with Peach Gum in Superior Soup ($10.80) and Blue Flower Tofu with Black Truffle Wild Rice ($15.80).
Pizza afficionados can go for the Wild Mushroom & White Truffle Pizza ($17.80) featuring homemade flat bread made so thin its crispy around its edges. This cream-based pizza is topped with juicy umami-rich portobello and shiitake mushrooms, drizzled with white truffle oil. To add texture and flavour, it is finished with shaved cheese and fresh arugula leaves.
Also recommended is the Seaweed Tempura Tofu with Avocado Roll ($15.80) which features two items in one dish.
You get tofu in a seaweed-flavoured tempura batter fried to a crisp. Crunchy on the outside yet soft and silky inside, these tofu cubes are accompanied with a handmade vinegared-rice roll.
On the other side is a roll filled with crunchy Japanese cucumbers, deep-fried enoki mushrooms, and topped with fresh avocado slices and toasted sesame seeds.
Great World #02-149
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 3pm, 5:30pm – 9:30pm (Mon – Sun)
Five-time winner of the One Michelin Star award, PUTIEN serves cuisine from the Fujian Province in China. The dishes are known to be characteristically light, down-to-earth, yet flavourful with an emphasis on fresh ingredients.
Signatures include PUTIEN Crispy Oyster, PUTIEN Lor Mee, Fried Heng Hwa Bee Hoon and PUTIEN Cabbage Rice.
Look out for seasonal specials featuring plump oysters, such as the Fujian classic dish of PUTIEN Crispy Oyster ($17.90). (PUTIEN only selects oysters that have a 180-day growth period, to ensure that it absorbs the abundant nutrients of the sea. As they take in nutrients found in clear seawaters, this allows the oysters to be plump and sweet.)
Savour freshly shucked oysters seasoned with white onion, green garlic, ginger, Shaoxing wine, fish sauce, red chili and more. I found the batter made with corn starch, sweet potato starch and plain flour extra crispy, which worked out to be a good contrast with the oysters.
Plus, these perfectly crispy Fujian-style fried oyster omelettes are made without yolks. Thus, they become drier but shatteringly crispy. Even the Chinese oysters are chosen to be smaller, thumb-sized ones to coat them more evenly and be less likely to break.
Tim Ho Wan
Great World #01-139
Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm (Mon to Fri), 10am – 9pm (Sat & Sun), Last order 8:30pm
Tim Ho Wan is a familiar name to many known for its award-winning dim sum and mains made in-house daily.
This is where you can enjoy classic signatures such as Baked BBQ Pork Buns, Pork & Shrimp Dumplings, Pork Congee with Century & Salted Eggs, Glutinous Rice wrapped in Lotus Leaf and Hong Kong Braised Beef Noodles.
Among all Tim Ho Wan’s signatures, the Baked BBQ Pork Buns ($7) remain the crème de la crème. Feel the satisfyingly fluffy buns with a crumbly-crisp skin and filled with luscious, savoury-sweet pork char siew. Sink your teeth into this highly praised bun made using a winning formula.
Tim Ho Wan’s rendition of the simple yet popular Fried Radish Cake with Shrimp ($10) includes radish cubes and minced chai por (preserved radish) tossed with fresh shrimps, scrambled egg, crunchy beansprouts, and fresh spring onions. This fried radish cake is wok-fried over flames and infused with that desired crisp.
Order this dish for an authentic taste of Hong Kong Style Wonton Noodles ($8.50) with egg noodles imported directly from Hong Kong. To preserve its authenticity, Tim Ho Wan’s egg noodles are still made using traditional methods. Bamboo poles flatten and knead the dough, which includes salted duck eggs for a savoury flavour. Enjoy how springy they are, thanks to lye water used in making them.
Available in soup or the dry version, both complemented with plump, handmade wonton dumplings filled with minced pork and shrimp.
Joyden Canton Kitchen
Great World #01-141
Opening Hours: 11pm – 3pm, 5pm – 9pm (Mon – Sun)
Joyden Canton Kitchen has opened at Great World, bringing together a delightful and thoughtfully curated menu of famed Guangdong cuisine.
Using freshest in-season ingredients and classical Cantonese cooking techniques, look forward to mouth-watering dishes including Fish Maw and Tiger Prawns with Glass Noodles in Homemade XO Sauce ($22), Joyden’s Chargrilled Mandarin Peel Pork Ribs ($20) and Joyden’s Signature ‘Moonlight’ Rice Vermicelli with Egg White and Scallop ($18).
The must have is the Fish Maw and Tiger Prawns with Glass Noodles in Homemade XO Sauce ($22), featuring succulent pieces of premium fish maw, fresh tiger prawns and glass noodles tossed together over high flames with homemade XO sauce with dried scallops and Jinhua ham.
Open the sizzling claypot, and savour the delectable ingredients and of course, that all-important ‘wok-hei’.
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