Despite the vast array of cuisines available in our saturated food scene, the one we always find ourselves returning to and the very same one that delivers comfort like no other, is Chinese food.
From the concept of communal dining around a table with a lazy susan right smack in the middle to expertly executed dishes that never fail to delight—whether it’s a steamed fish or even hearty double-boiled soups—Chinese dishes are what we consider the truest form of comfort food.
Cantonese, Hokkien, Teochew or even the tastes of Sze Chuan, it doesn’t matter—they’re all darn delicious to us. If you are ready to dive into authentic Chinese cooking, here is our guide to 31 best Chinese restaurants in Singapore.
Since it first opened back in 1996, Si Chuan Dou Hua at PARKROYAL on Kitchener has been a haven for Sichuan and Cantonese fare, with a slightly heavier emphasis on Cantonese cooking. What diners can expect is a smorgasbord of dishes that are delicate yet boldly flavoured.
New to their offerings are 18 sensational dishes crafted by Executive Cantonese Chef Leung Wing Chung. Stemming from a long culinary career, allow your palates to be elevated as Chef Leung takes you on an edible trip with his interpretations of traditional Jiangnan cuisine in this new promotional a la carte menu.
We particularly love their Claypot Rice with Assorted Waxed Meat as well as their immensely comforting Braised Fish Maw, Abalone, Sea Cucumber and Conpoy in Brown Broth.
Did we mention? From now until 30 June 2018, all of the 18 new dishes cost just S$18++, and that’s not all—our readers can also quote ‘ladyironchef’ to enjoy an additional 20% off a la carte orders from the Flavours of Jiangnan Menu. Menu is available daily for dinner only.
For Sichuan and Cantonese classics executed with finesse, Si Chuan Dou Hua at PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road is one place that warrants a visit.
Established in 1992, Orchard Hotel Singapore’s signature restaurant Hua Ting has built a firm reputation as one of the top Cantonese fine dining restaurants in Singapore. Many spirits were shaken at the news of its closure some months ago but finally, after an extensive four-month facelift, Hua Ting Restaurant returns with a sophisticated new look and an improved menu to match.
At the helm of this grande dame is Masterchef Chung Lap Fai, and along with his team of veteran Chinese chefs, a brand new menu is introduced—one that aims to impart traditional flavours in a contemporary fashion. Look forward to a myriad of intriguing new dishes and creative tea-and-food pairing menus alongside the restaurant’s signatures and crowd-pleasers, all plated and presented in a sleek, artistic fashion.
New to Hua Ting Restaurant’s menu is their Smoked Peking Duck infused with Aged Pu-Erh served with Yuzu Sauce. Aromatic, succulent and everything you could ever want in a Peking duck dish (and more), it is one of those dishes that you’ll find yourself hankering over for days.
We are definitely loving Hua Ting Restaurant even more than we already did!
Xiao Ya Tou, or better known as XYT, is a modern Asian restaurant bar on Duxton Hill that serves up a plethora of playful and somewhat cheeky food and drink offerings—all of which find their inspirations stemming from cuisines from all across Southeast Asia.
The eatery is hard to miss. Its distinctive red lanterns, plastic chairs, and loud decor just call out to you as you walk past. Xiao Ya Tou is one establishment that will undoubtedly guarantee you and your mates a solid meal, yummy locally-inspired cocktail but more importantly, a great time out.
Ban Heng has a dim sum buffet with more than 30 dim sum items at just S$17.60++ per pax.
There is no doubt that Singaporeans take their dim sum seriously—we would source high and low for the best dim sum places in Singapore. What we love even more though, is a great deal that is easy on our pockets without compromising on the quality of the dim sum.
Originally at S$22.80++ per pax (inclusive of S$2 charge for Chinese tea, pickles & towels), Ban Heng has a current promotion of one dines free with every three paying adults. This works out to be only S$17.60++ per person! Yes, you can go for this awesome deal when you visit any of the five Ban Heng restaurants in Singapore during weekday lunch hours.
Here is why you should not miss out on this incredible dim sum deal at Ban Heng.
The Dragon Chamber is the first speakeasy restaurant in Singapore. A new dining concept by TungLok Group, The Dragon Chamber is hidden within Lokkee at Plaza Singapura.
For the uninitiated, a speakeasy usually refers to a bar which is hidden from plain sight; with that, part of the fun is in digging out its whereabouts. Go through a secret entrance in Lokkee and enter a different world. The Dragon Chamber is effortlessly hip and cool without trying too hard.
Do be warned that this new concept is not a space for political correctness. Only individuals aged 16 and above are permitted to enter. Contrasting Lokkee’s familiar, lovable Chinese-American recipes, The Dragon Chamber pushes boundaries by adopting experimental techniques and working with unconventional animal parts—think grilled pig’s tail and crocodile foot—to create a myriad of exotic dishes.
Whoever said dining in Singapore is getting boring most definitely need to know about The Dragon Chamber. Now, we promise you an experience unlike any other. READ ON
Sitting on the City Hall Rooftop of our beloved National Gallery is Yàn, a stunning restaurant that offers elevated and luxurious authentic Cantonese cuisine served in modern day presentations. The elegant restaurant boasts a modern setting and intimate seating. Yàn also has private rooms which are ideal for hosting private sessions and to celebrate occasions.
Having loved what Yàn had to offer before, we set our bar high on our most recent visit. We were lucky enough to try several different seasonal seafood, each cooked in its own special way. Something to appreciate about the fresh seafood at Yàn is that you get to choose your preferred cooking method(s).
Have it steamed with Chinese wine a la the traditional way or go for something a little more unique like deep-fried with white wine sauce; your pick, your way. And now, we need to share with you more about our memorable lunch when we luxuriated with premium seafood in this gem of a restaurant.
Enjoy 15% off Live Seafood selections when you quote ‘Ladyironchef’ upon reservation, applicable till 31 May 2017.
Cantonese cuisine is a fine art.
Preparation of Cantonese dishes requires a great deal of skill and expertise as the flavours of Cantonese cuisine must be well-balanced, not greasy whilst ensuring that its primary ingredients are the stars of the dish.
Situated on the 5th floor of Singapore’s iconic National Gallery and led by Master Chef Chan Kung Lai, Yàn specialises in authentic Cantonese cuisine that’s artfully prepared and presented. It is the perfect place for birthday celebrations, business luncheons and family gatherings!
From now until 31 March 2017, our readers can quote ‘ladyironchef’ upon making your reservation to enjoy 15% discount on a la carte bills. More details below.