It’s that time of the year again, when #reuniondinner and #OOTDs flood our Instagram feed. With Chinese New Year just a month away, come experience a majestic reunion with the family and dine like royalties at Imperial Feast Restaurant. Located at The Chevrons, you can expect an authentic spread of Chinese-Cantonese food.
This year, Imperial Feast has prepared a Guo Yan menu, featuring dishes that will not only be a treat for the entire family but at pocket friendly prices too. Rooted in Huaiyang and Cantonese cuisine and helmed by Gourmet Masterchef Wu Hai Feng, Chef Wu pays homage to the traditional Huaiyang cuisine, while adding in elements of Western cooking. Traditional prepared for VIPs and crowned heads in the past, the spread features 6 Guo Yan dishes at just $88++ per pax.
Starting with the Imperial Feast Trio Appetizer Platter, this starter carried the subtle elements of East-meet-West with its curation of ingredients to each item. Enough to whet your appetite with the crisp-fried prawn paste roll, savoury scallop with cheese, and tender abalone.
Next up is this delicately presented dish, Chrysanthemum Tofu Soup, consisting of a silky tofu finely sliced into 3,600 strands to form the shape of a chrysanthemum. First impressions – the fine intricate strands were almost hypnotising as we gently scooped the piece of tofu from the bowl of chicken broth. We also witness Chef Wu in action as he showcased his knife precision skills.
A traditional huaiyang dish, the Braised Pork Belly effortlessly sinks and melts in your mouth. Surely so, with the Spanish Kurobuta Pork being braised for 12 hours in fragrant soy sauce and Shaoxing wine.
Next up, the Fried Cod Fish with Green Puree, and we’re not exaggerating when we say it is already one of our 10 dishes for 2018 (mind you we’re just 14 days in)! This Guangdong dish is reinterpreted in a western rendition, with the cod fish baked and pan fried instead of the usual method of steaming. The fish retains all the traditional Cantonese flavours and was really firm on the inside. We especially loved the sweetness of the charred bits on the edges of the codfish, and the puree of soy sauce, spring onions and ginger.
Carb staple dish incoming, the Tobiko Egg White Fried Rice with Crab Meat and Scallop. This dish is fairly proportionate in size and is a mix of 4 different rice types, stir fried with scallops and crab meat. Topped with crunchy bits of gold dusted rice puffs and tobiko for added lux.
Concluding the dining merriment, the Double Boiled Peach Gum with Red Dates & Dried Longan is a traditional dessert that bears nourishing properties and acts as a collagen booster. Refreshing and not overly sweet!
The Guo Yan menu is currently running a 1-for-1 opening promo at $88++ per pax from 4th January 2018 – 9th February 2018 (strictly by reservations only).
Besides the Guo Yan Menu, look out for the Chinese New Year menu featuring delights such as Prosperity Abalone Oyster, and Golden Abalone Treasure Pot (Pencai), with the latter brimming with auspicious ingredients like abalone, fresh scallops, smoked duck breast, golden soy chicken wings, large juicy prawns, oysters, fish maw and many more. The menu is currently running at an opening promo of $228 for 6 pax; $338 for 10 pax from 15th January 2018 – 9th February 2018. For those having their reunion at home, you can also order this abundant pot online here www.chefinbox.com.sg.
Imperial Feast Restaurant
Address: #03-06 The Chevrons, 48 Boon Lay Way, Singapore 609961 (Map)
Opening Hours: Daily 11:00 – 14:30, 18:00 – 22:00
Contact: +65 6794 4528
With lots of love,
An Affair With Food