The buzz: Yet another dining option at Gardens by the Bay, this modern Chinese seafood specialist is the latest brainchild of hotelier Loh Lik Peng and chef-owner Yong Bing Ngen of Majestic Restaurant.
The vibe: A bright and airy space that sits 110, with nautical-inspired touches like turquoise chairs and dozens of circular mirrors in varying sizes that resemble submarine windows; there are also tanks with live seafood on display at the entrance for good measure.
The food: With an obvious emphasis on seafood, signatures here include Yong’s addictive take on baked rice with baby abalone, mussels and prawns blanketed in melted mozzarella (from $68) and kopi crab (market price), cooked in a special sauce made with a blend of three different coffee beans and flambéed tableside for dramatic effect. During lunch, you’ll also find dim sum items on offer by Guangzhou chef Li Shou Tai like bird’s nest soup dumpling ($6.80) and seared chili crab meat bun ($4.50), as well as glutinous rice dumpling with fresh cream stuffing ($4.50) and steamed custard buns with salted egg yolk ($4.50) for dessert.
The drinks: A list of over 40 vinos from Australia, Italy and Chile, with five house wines going for $10.90 a glass (from $59/bottle), and beers such as Tiger ($12) and Budweiser ($12).
Why you’ll be back: If you’re in the mood for delicious Chinese-style seafood, this is a tasteful, versatile location that works for family get-togethers, visiting out-of-towners and even business associates (there’s a private room for up to 14).
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