went back with the family for early birthday dinner for wife at kai garden 嘉苑 on 8nov2016. ^^
soon after the dinner wife & I went for a short holiday in seoul 10-13.11.2016. so I had not made a blog post until now.
this time I ordered ala carte.
there wan an ongoing promotion – free whole peking for >S$300 spend before service & GST. not too difficult. prices here are expensive!
I ordered the roast pork. it was good but no better than other good restaurants like tung lok.
char siew was very good too.
very tender, and tasty.
daughter liked the xo fried carrot cake.
everyone was very impressed with the peking duck.
a nice crisp to accompany. couldn’t remember what it was. seems like it was not tofu.
the different sauces were good. & of course they had different skin wrappers too.
I still prefer the traditional sweet sauce. but the pepper sauce also very good.
everyone liked the pig stomach soup. I think we ordered 3, maybe 4 orders.
& couple of sweet & sour soup, which was standard fare.
wasabi prawns were good. large, plump, nicely deepfried prawns, and just a light wasabi mayo with good wasabi flavour.
the pomegranate dumpling was just average, and expensive. we had enough food actually so didn’t really need this order.
the kurobuta dish was good, tender, tasty & came with great vegetable & mushroom sides.
the braised garoupa fillet dish quite excellent.
good helping of garoupa, a flavourful pot.
on balance though, I thought the braised garoupa fillet dishes I had at tunglok were mostly better than this.
still quite an enjoyable dish everyone liked. 🙂
we had a curry crab dish. it was very good. I would order this again.
crab was fresh & sweet. and the pot ingredients quite tasty – belly pork & all.
the vegetable was good too.
overall it was a very enjoyable dinner. everyone enjoyed the food, especially the peking duck.
I cannot recall now. I think dinner came to about S$450nett, thought the S$88 peking duck was free.
the last time during my birthday lunch the service was excellent. this time service was still professional, however the server was pushing us to order more & bigger dishes, which I felt was not necessary, like the pomegranate dumpling dish. I could do w/o the kurobuta also.
still overall we all enjoyed the food here.
Kai Garden 嘉苑