Fabulous Chinese Fine Dining Lunch Treat by my RI Buddies @ Kai Garden 嘉苑 on 28Oct2016

peking duck 五彩北京鸭

peking duck 五彩北京鸭

from my Facebook dated 28.10.2016 –

today my RI buddies bought me a belated birthday lunch & did many wonderful things for me.

this kai garden 嘉苑  truely the best fine dining Chinese restaurant i have been to…chef & staff from taste paradise…

food & service both super.

green tea cake from flor patisserie also super👍👍👍

special lunch menu

special lunch menu

my RI friends arranged this lunch on 28.10.2016. ^^

the friend who organised picked the menu items.

vine-tomatoes-with-plum-sauce

vine tomato in plum sauce

there were 4 items to start off the lunch.

vine-tomatoes-with-plum-sauce

vine tomato in sweet plum

the sweet vine tomatoes was marinated with sweet plum, unique & appetizing. 🙂

marinated cloud fungus with garlic & vinegar

marinated cloud fungus with garlic & vinegar

i like the tasty crunchiness of the cloud fungus 爽口.

marinated cloud fungus with garlic & vinegar

marinated cloud fungus with garlic & vinegar

& the garlic & slight sourness of vinegar. 🙂

roast pork 烧肉

roast pork 烧肉

this roast pork 烧肉 also very good.

roast pork 烧肉

roast pork 烧肉

though i did not think it was any better than the roast pork 烧肉 at tunglok signature orchard parade.

roast pork 烧肉 - S$12

tunglok signature’s roast pork 烧肉 – S$12

for me tunglok signature’s looked better & tasted better la. 🙂

xo-fried-carrot-cake

xo fried carrot cake

the xo carrot cake was good.

xo-fried-carrot-cake

xo fried carrot cake

flavourful, not too strong xo sauce.

fried siu mai

fried siu mai

the 4 appetizers were followed by 2 dimsum.

the fried siu mai was a special here.

fried siu mai

fried siu mai

it was nice, tasty, i guess uncommon, not sure it was better than normal steamed siu mai.

anyway siu mai not my favourite dimsum, but i know it is for 1 of my friend here. we had to order it in hong kong for him…lol! ^^

charcoal shengjianbao 生煎包

charcoal shengjianbao 生煎包

the charcoal shengjianbao 生煎包 was quite excellent, tasty quite juicy there’s actually some soup inside. 🙂

seemed that a friend asked the restaurant if they have squid-ink dish (he said i like to make squid ink dish), the restaurant said no but they have charcoal 生煎包. lol! ^^

charcoal shengjianbao 生煎包

charcoal shengjianbao 生煎包

shengjianbao 生煎包 not my favourite. like a ba pao 肉包made as 锅贴. many places no much juice. this one here a bit of soup, but overall experience still cannot compare with a good xiaolongbao 小笼包.

pig intestine soup 猪肚汤

pig intestine soup 猪肚汤

the pig intestine soup 猪肚汤 was really superb!

pig intestine soup 猪肚汤

pig intestine soup 猪肚汤

so very tasty, intense yet smooth. the best!

pig intestine soup 猪肚汤

pig intestine soup 猪肚汤

i think there was 金华火腿 to give it the smooth & deep flavours. there was also intestines & sea whelk.

peking duck 五彩北京鸭

peking duck 五彩北京鸭

the peking duck 五彩北京鸭 is a signature dish here. see also top photo.

it was certainly visually commanding. impressive la! 🙂

peking duck 五彩北京鸭

peking duck 五彩北京鸭

there were 5 colours skin & 5 sauces. all the skin were excellent!

peking duck 五彩北京鸭

peking duck 五彩北京鸭

we could only take 2 pieces each.

i tasted all 5 sauces. for me the original sauce & the sesame sauce were the best.

peking duck 五彩北京鸭

peking duck 五彩北京鸭

overall, a very pleasing dining experience. though i generally prefer roast duck to peking duck for purpose of eating duck.

tiger garoupa poached in lobster brot

tiger garoupa poached in lobster broth

the tiger garoupa poached in lobster broth is another signature dish here. 🙂

tiger garoupa poached in lobster brot

tiger garoupa poached in lobster broth

very impressive on bed of chipped ice like sashimi.

server poaching tiger garoupa in lobster broth

server poaching tiger garoupa in lobster broth

the server doing the shabu涮, poaching the garoup fillet in the lobster broth.

tiger garoupa poached in lobsyer broth

tiger garoupa poached in lobster broth

another superb dining experience. ^^

tiger-garoupa-fillet-poached-in-lobster-broth2

tiger garoupa poached in lobster broth

very tender, tasty garoupa fillet & wonderful lobster broth.

tiger-garoupa-fillet-poached-in-lobster-broth

tiger garoupa poached in lobster broth

so good! 🙂

i will try to think up a similar fish fillet dish at home.

salt & pepper garoupa 椒盐班件

salt & pepper garoupa 椒盐班件

they did salt & pepper garoupa 椒盐班件 for the remaining pieces.

salt & pepper garoupa 椒盐班件

salt & pepper garoupa 椒盐班件

salt & pepper 椒盐 not my favourite preparation as many places have too much batter.

salt & pepper garoupa 椒盐班件

salt & pepper garoupa 椒盐班件

this one here was very well done la. 🙂

fried duck meat 炒鸭件

fried duck meat 炒鸭件

the fried duck meat 炒鸭件 not so popular.

we were all quite full by then.

it was not badly done, but i prefer just to eat the duck, just as i like to eat roast duck.

minced-chestnut-mushroon-dumplings

minced chestnut mushroom dumpling

the mushroom chestnut roll in pumpkin sauce was a fine piece of cuisine.

minced-chestnut-mushroon-dumplings

minced chestnut mushroom dumpling

looked nice, tasted great, but not particularly a dish i need to eat la, especially i saw it cost S$22 on the menu.

grilled scallops on noodles on chawanmushi egg white

grilled scallops on noodles on chawanmushi egg white

the noodles on a bed of chawanmushi like steamed egg white was quite excellent.

grilled scallops on noodles on chawanmushi egg white

grilled scallops on noodles on chawanmushi egg white

the grilled scallop was very well done, and the poached kailan crunchy & sweet.

grilled scallops on noodles on chawanmushi egg white

grilled scallops on noodles on chawanmushi egg white

a nice dish to round off a fabulous meal.

i tried creating this dish at home, but not too successful. will give it another go!

flor-patissierie-cake-with-complimentary-longevity-buns

flor patissierie macha jelly cake & complimnetary longevity buns

my friend went to get a macha jelly cake from flor patissierie.

flor-patissierie-cake-with-complimentary-longevity-buns2

flor patissierie macha jelly cake

lovely cake! really nice.

the restaurant provided the longevity buns. quite odd that the only complimentary item they provide & it was quite bad. the lotus paste was dry not moist & tasty. the complimentary buns at hung kang & swatow all better than this. maybe they bought this item from some supplier???

this was a really enjoyable lunch for me.

my friends did me several great very pleasant surprises la! very memorable this lunch, so must commit to record on my blog & FB! ^^

among the best fine dining dishes i had so far.  for me, majestic, tunglok & xin cuisine all very good chinese fine dining. for elaborateness & presentation, kai garden maybe more fine on some/most dishes.

the other notable thing was the service was superb throughout from every server. & almost the entire staff came in to sing the happy birthday song. we stayed quite long & late & they served us very well.

i think my friends gave them a good tip.

c.h.e.f andy

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Kai Garden 嘉苑

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