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Imperial Restaurant Revisited @ Riverview Hotel

Reunion dinners are expensive affairs, infact, eating out has always been but Chinese new year gives an added reason for the price hikes. Restaurants opened for bookings way in advance as early as half a year ago (are we just getting more kiasu?) so Imperial Restaurant it was for one of the reunion dinners.

Table achar.

I'm seriously waiting for the time to come for the set up of chinese tables to be different.

Egg White Nests

In replacement of Yusheng, this was a healthier option. Loved the egg white pudding and scallops.

One full nest each!

Prawn in Thai Sauce, Cheese Croquette, Spicy Jelly Fish

A platter of abundance and absolutely looking like a wedding feast, I enjoyed the prawns and cheese croquettes best.

Huge portions of each.

Braised Shark’s Fin Soup with Fresh Crabmeat, Dried Scallop and American Ginseng

The addition of ginseng did not change the taste much, just a surprise find in the broth.

Imperial Roast Chicken with Fish Flakes

The sweet sauce could have marred the flavor of the dish and the sweet fish flakes made this dish even sweeter than usual.

Steamed Soon Hock Fish

Having been to the wet market of late and witnessed the price hikes, eating a whole fish isn’t the best decision over Chinese new year. This was surprisingly really fresh and succulent, which at least justified the price paid for dinner.

Braised Superior Sea Cucumber with Chinese Yam and Baby Abalone

This is the new age black moss, pig trotter and sea cucumber equivalent, only more ostentatious. Everyone had their eye on the baby abalones since these made the dish expensive. This dish is a personal favourite of mine, particularly the Chinese yams that go so well with the rest of the ingredients.

Fried Homemade Noodles

One word: love. Springy QQ handmade noodles stir fried with seafood. I prefer the braised version though!

Mixed Fruits Aloe Jelly with Hasma

A dessert that was tossed together on a whim, tasted rather average though.

To a fruity year ahead!

$798++ (Table of 10)

A foodie born to eat, shop and travel. Forced to work.

1 comment:

  1. Imperial Herbal Restaurant at Riverview right? That's different from the Imperial Treasure group.