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Grand Pavilion Revisited @ Esplanade

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The bane of running promotions on Groupon means the bargain hunter of a consumer like me would not visit on a normal basis but rather wait for the descent of the next voucher promotion to visit.

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Grand Pavilion is one of those places I would head back in a heart beat with a Groupon, and that was exactly what happened.

Who does not love a good deal, anyway?

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Whole Peking Duck ($58)

Face it, I cannot resist peking duck. It must be the sorcery in that egg crepe, sweet sauce and thin as wafer crispy duck skin that makes me order it every single time.

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Not forgetting these keropoks!

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Having the duck chopped up is also a preferred way to eat it except the herbal sauce does make this taste like a herbal duck more than peking duck. Crispy goodness, mmmm!

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Half Crispy Chicken ($20)

Another poultry dish nailed well on crispy skin and crunchy keropok.

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Sweet and Sour Pork ($27.80)

A childhood favourite that usually sees more batter than meat but Grand Pavilion's has a lovely crunch, tangy sweet and sour sauce perfected with pineapples and last but not least a delicious affair that leaves me clamouring for more.

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Steamed Garoupa with Beancurd ($41.80)

There were inconsistencies in their steamed fish dishes the last round and turned out reasonably well this time. Hit and miss usually for me.

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Hong Kong "Kai Lan" ($24.80)

This looked so well greased, loved the crunchiness of this. Simple vegetable dish but so hard to nail.

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Braised Beancurd with Seasonal Greens ($24.80)

Silken egg tofu ingots and mushrooms served with seasonal greens of snow peas, I would have expected another type of greens served.

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XO Beef Rice Noodle ($31.80)

The parting end to the meal was this - none of the fanciful raw egg in horfun, just simple stir fried beef hor fun. Albeit a tad greasy yet this had so much flavour - the smoky, the tasty and the delightful. Best consumed with green pickled chillies.

Perhaps our interest was waning but I have tried almost all the signature dishes across all the visits. Dimsum would be on the cards next.

Grand Pavilion
Theatres by the Bay
Esplanade Drive #02-25/27/29

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

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