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Wedding Dinner @ Raffles Hotel

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With the sister's nuptials coming right up, I have the privilege of reliving the pre-wedding days sans all of the jitters and stress. Hooray for siblings. 

Off to Raffles Hotel for our closed door tasting - no signage at all but we had the glittery ballroom to ourselves and a dedicated waitress who would plate the dishes and ensure we were served well.

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Homemade Iced Lemon Tea



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Logo-ed plates, old school and really classic.


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Eight Harmony Treasures


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I marvelled at the way this was plated, every item was strategically placed in order of flavour I assumed. The crispy five spice tofu was lacking in flavour and my favourites were actually the jellyfish, money bag and roast duck.

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Braised Shark's Fin Soup with Crab Meat and Roe

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Everytime shark's fin is served, it does elicit some form of guilt. However, that being said I still enjoy this delicacy very much. Best eaten with fish roe, decadence in its highest form.

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Steamed Live Water Prawn with Chinese Herb in Bamboo Basket

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A well executed live prawn dish with such freshness and succulence. There is no better way to eat fresh prawns than having them steamed.

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Steamed Red Snapper with Supreme Soya Sauce and Julienne Leek

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Fresh and meaty, for once I relished every bite, including the leeks. Delicious much. 
 
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Slow Braised Eight Treasured Duck with Chestnut

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The server niftilly dissected the sprawling duck that had its belly brimming with treasures. It is a close cousin of braised pig trotters and black moss, a very festive CNY dish. While I find the breast meat dry, the drumsticks were flavourful and juicy.

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Steamed Broccoli with Wolfberry in Crabmeat Gravy

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Crunchy brocolli with a crabmeat gravy so decadent, I actually wish there were crab pincers thrown in too.

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Braised Ee Fu Noodle with Mushroom and Yellow Chive
 




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These were done the authentic cantonese way, so says the hongkie. Noodles are soft with a foamy texture rather than the usual springiness that I thoroughly enjoy. Not a fan of this one.

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Chilled Homemade Bean Curd with Black Sesame Paste


A pleasant surprise awaited us at the end of the meal with a western interpretation of an asian dessert. Almost like panna cotta in black sesame paste, very light and it provided a comforting finish for this food tasting session. 


I look forward to the real deal later this year!

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

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