Award-winning establishment TungLok Heen is internationally-acclaimed Canadian Chef Susur Lee’s very first outpost restaurant. The celebrated Toronto-based chef has starred in cooking TV shows such as Iron Chef America and MasterChef Asia.
Chef Ken Ling – who has been working alongside Susur for nearly two decades – currently helms TungLok Heen’s kitchen and a meal there means an impressive selection of exquisite oriental delicacies prepared with expertly finesse.
The Cantonese word ‘Heen’ literally means pavilion and is aptly named after the restaurant’s vision of providing discerning diners a gourmet retreat. Indeed, TungLok Heen has successfully merged traditional and contemporary Chinese elements into a chinoiserie-chic destination.
Located at Resorts World Sentosa’s Hotel Michael, TungLok Heen has hit all the right spots with its age-old classics, exquisite innovations and elegant ambience. It is also worth mentioning that the culinary team has put in tremendous efforts in plating every dish so beautifully – so keep your eyes peeled as we reveal our dining highlights.
The stunning 106-seater TungLok Heen is ideal for many occasions – a business luncheon or family dinner, and there are three gorgeous private dining rooms that are available for advance bookings.
You have to start your meal with the Chilled Fresh Abalone and Hokkaido Scallop (S$20++). Served with Yuzu Sesame Sauce and Yuzu Soya Sauce, these fresh molluscs are served atop a huge spherical block of dry ice and decorated with edible flower petals. Watch in awe as the fog dramatically unfolds your delicious ice-cold appetiser.
Who says you can only have Yu Sheng during Chinese New Year festive period? Over at TungLok Heen, customers can defy all traditions and tuck into the refreshing Singapore Slaw (S$18++) at any time of the year!
Singapore Slaw is actually Chef Susur’s signature dish. Inspired by the Yu Sheng, it consists of 19 ingredients and his special sauce. It has been featured extensively by several international media and is definitely something that you should try when dining at TungLok Heen.
Our idea of comforting soup at TungLok Heen is the Double-boiled Superior Fish Bone Soup with Fish Maw (S$30++ per pax). It is a nourishing broth that is packed with collagen and tonics. So rich this soup is, because you are really sipping the essence of all the premium ingredients with every spoonful!
The Roasted Irish Duck (half duck – S$35++, whole duck – S$60++) is a must-order. Popularly known as ‘London Duck’ – think succulent flesh, fragrant fats and glistening aromatic crisp skin. It is one of the best renditions we’ve had, and while plump, it was not over-the-top gross that will have you feeling sick.
Fans of crabs definitely have to give TungLok Heen’s White Pepper Sri Lankan Crab (Market Price) a shot. The gigantic shellfish is loaded with wholesome crabmeat and packs a peppery punch with every bite.
The Grilled White Sultan Fish with Hot & Sour Consommé (Market Price) is perfect for sharing and it was a crowd’s favourite on our table.
For the uninitiated, the White Sultan Fish is rich in Omega-3 oil and it has very delicate flesh that brings out a unique sweetness and amiable savoury taste.
The large fish is dunked in a flavourful clear soup. The addition of peppercorn added a kick to the consommé, making it so addictive with every sip.
And there are skewers to share too. The Boston Lobster (S$76++) and Rock Oyster (S$8++) are cooked with cheese and herbs, and the Kurobuta Pork Loin (S$20++ for two skewers) and Wild Mushrooms (S$16++ for two skewers) come with a charred fragrance that is smoky with every bite.
More meat? The Char-grilled Marinated Lamb Rack in Lamb Reduction (double-rack – S$22++, single-rack – S$12++) served with Fresh Chilli Mint-Chutney sure didn’t disappoint. The delicate red meat’s gaminess has been significantly reduced by the herbs.
You’ve probably had wasabi-mayo prawns before elsewhere since lots of Chinese restaurants in Singapore make this dish available on their menu. But did you know that this popular dish was actually created by Susur in 1997 at TungLok Seafood? We kid you not; this guy was the one who set the trend. Guys, the Wok-fried Prawns with Wasabi-mayo Sauce (S$16++) by its rightful creator at TungLok Heen is to die for.
All good things have to come to an end, but if you could end your meal with a sweet note, then it has to be TungLok Heen’s classy Asian desserts. The Chilled Aloe Vera Gelo (S$10++) and Coconut Jelly (S$15++) are our picks. The former is infused with ginseng and served in a Chinese snow pear atop a bed of ice, while the latter is placed in a young coconut, topped with coconut sherbet and crispy black rice.
Do take note that guests have to adhere to smart casual attire and guests should avoid wearing shorts, singlets and slippers. Reservations are strongly recommended, especially for those who are planning to dine in a big group.
Resorts World Sentosa
Hotel Michael, Lobby Level
26 Sentosa Gateway
Tel: +65 6884 7888
Daily: 11.30am – 2.30pm (last order at 2pm), 6.30pm – 10.30pm (last order at 10pm)
Nearest Station: Harbourfront MRT
(Transfer to the Sentosa Express monorail to Resorts World Sentosa)
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