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Contempo by Dragon Phoenix Restaurant @ Civil Service Club

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Back in 1963, Master Chef Hooi Kok Wai, one of the Singapore's "4 Heavenly Chefs" opened an eating establishment that all would talk about. I was definitely not in the same era but my own mom has a cook book signed off by one of them!

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Contempo by Dragon Phoenix Restaurant at Civil Service Club is by no means a thing of the past, judging from the number of groupon voucher users who do not mind travelling far east just to utilise the voucher.

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Grand Lobster Platter

Think appetizer in an old school wedding dinner and this came with the lobster shell even. That said, it brought back memories of the past wedding dinners eaten - lobster salad with more canned fruit and mayo, oriental scrambled egg and saucy jellyfish.

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Double-boiled Chicken Consomme with Ginseng

Delicious soup heavy on ginseng - be a fan of herbs and love it.

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Braised Whole Abalone with Broccoli and Shiitake Mushrooms in Oyster Sauce

Ordinary chinese new year fare except for the baby abalone that made it luxurious.

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Deep-fried Soon Hock in Light Soya Sauce

The meat was bland but saved by the crispy skin and light soya sauce. I figured it would have been frozen anyway, no complaints given the great deal we had nabbed.

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Roast Crispy Chicken Flavoured with Deep Fried Garlic

Loved the crispy skin and tender chicken!

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Claypot Tom Yum Prawns

I liked this combination tom yum goong, rice vermicelli and prawns. Reasonably fresh prawns with a tangy and spicy broth that gave dinner a refreshing kick.

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Twin-flavoured Kai Lan with Silver Fish

Portions of this were too small as compared to the other dishes - that said, we were all glad it was not the usual stir fried vegetables with garlic.

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Olive Fried Rice with Chicken Floss

Flavourful combination with olive vegetables, cashew nuts and chicken floss.

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Chilled Almond Jelly with Longan

I waved this off as a canned dessert - and this turned out otherwise, silken almond jelly which was surprising.

A pleasant experience at Contempo off the beaten path, except do not expect no crowds because likeminded folks gather there anyhow!

Contempo by Dragon Phoenix Restaurant
2 Netheravon Road

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

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