Chef Chan’s Restaurant
There's no a la carte option at this private dining, seven-table restaurant, only a set menu (chosen when you make your reservation), which can feel limiting. But because the food—black pepper melt-in-your-mouth beef; huge prawns smothered in garlic; Chef Chan’s famous roast chicken; stir-fried vegetables; a juicy fish with spring onions; and mango pudding; to name some dishes—is fabulous, we are inclined to forgive them for that. It’s best to ring ahead and come in a small group.
Chef Chan made his mark at Pan Pacific’s Hai Tien Lo; this outlet replaces his last restaurant of the same name at Odeon Towers. When we walked into Chef Chan’s the first thing we were surprised to hear is that they had no a la carte and only one set menu (lunch, six courses; dinner, seven courses). While we knew the food was going to be delicious, we felt a little arm twisted. But we ventured in. The décor was beautiful—Oriental and modern—and we found out that the restaurant only had seven tables. The food soon arrived, each course speedier than the last. Black pepper melt-in-your-mouth beef; a huge prawn smothered in garlic; Chef Chan’s famous roast chicken; stir fried vegetables; a juicy fish with spring onions; and mango pudding—all of it was fabulous. Because the food is so good we’re inclined to forgive the restricted menu. However we hope that the restaurant will do more to give its customers a heads up so they don’t get caught out at the door.
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|Address:||Chef Chan’s Restaurant, #01-06 National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Rd., Singapore, 178897 Singapore|
|Open since:||December, 2007|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sat 11:45am-2:30pm, 6:15-10:30pm|
|Reservation recommended, Parking available: at National Museum of Singapore, Takeaway available, Dress requirements: smart casual|
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