River Palace Chinese Restaurant at Riverview Hotel

August 6, 2012

Haven’t posted about dining at a Chinese Restaurant in a long time, so I thought this would be a good time to post about River Palace Chinese Restaurant, lest you readers out there think that I only eat potato!

I haven’t dined in a posh looking Chinese restaurant for a while so it was quite nice to be invited by Riverview Hotel to sample their new Chinese menu last month.

River Palace Chinese Restaurant (3)

I like the decor of the place. It looks suitably Chinese, without being too Cheena, if you know what I mean.

River Palace Chinese Restaurant - Pan Fried Pork Chop in Mongolia Style (2)

Pan Fried Pork Chop in Mongolia Style $18

River Palace Chinese Restaurant - Fish Fillet in thick broth (1)

 Fish Fillet in thick broth $18

First up on the menu was this delicious fish fillet broth. The fish fillets had a very tender and smooth texture while the soup tasted really rich and nourishing. I loved it that the fish was covered in a starchy batter. Even though that makes it slightly more unhealthy, it made for nice eating. I could imagine ordering a bowl of this soup, together with some white rice and having a really nice lunch.

River Palace Chinese Restaurant - Pan Fried Pork Chop in Mongolia Style (1)Pan Fried Pork Chop in Mongolia Style $18

The pork chops were really tender and weren’t stringy at all. Also enjoyed the slightly sticky sauce which made for a very unique taste.

River Palace Chinese Restaurant - Steamed Cod Fish with Chilli Garlic & Plum Sauce

 Steamed Cod Fish with Chilli Garlic & Plum Sauce $32

Cod is one of my favourite fish and I thoroughly enjoyed this dish.

River Palace Chinese Restaurant - BBQ Whole Squid (4)

 BBQ Whole Squid $36

The BBQ Whole Squid was a feast for the eyes. I liked the texture of the squid, it was cooked just right so that the squid wasn’t rubbery. However, I would have liked a stronger BBQ flavour. Guess it was a little toned down as there is a special chilli dip on the side to go with the squid.

River Palace Chinese Restaurant - Chef Signature Braised Vermicelli with Seafood

 Chef Signature Braised Vermicelli with Seafood $18

This dish was very light tasting and full of diced seafood. A bit more broth and a bit more oomph in the broth would have made it perfect.

River Palace Chinese Restaurant - Chilled Sour Plum Jelly with Fresh Fruits

Chilled Sour Plum Jelly with Fresh Fruits $6

I was a little apprehensive about this dessert. Sour plum jelly just didn’t sound like something I would like. Interestingly, it was very palatable. It was somewhat sour, but had just enough sweetness to overcome the sourness. The jelly is soft, so you could even ”drink” it up if given a straw. The sweet fruits also complimented the sour plum jelly very well. I am told that this sour plum jelly is very good for health and can help to reduce heatiness. Well all the more reason to eat more! The chocolate stick was also a nice touch and I had 2!

***There is a mega promotion going on right now, where dishes are going at 50% discount for Tuesday Dinner to Friday Lunch!!!! It will last indefinitely, so get your butts down ASAP!***

Click here to view the Chinese Home-Style Menu


River Palace Chinese Restaurant
Tel: (65) 6349 4865 or (65) 6349 4836

Riverview Hotel Singapore

Robertson Bridge @ Singapore River
382 Havelock Road, Singapore 169629


Opening Hours : Tuesday Dinner to Sunday


    • Hey Jesslyn,
      The soup is definitely a MUST TRY!!! And it is quite filling too.
      The cod fish and the pork chop was also very good, but not necessarily a must try if you are not a fan of cod fish or pork chop.
      The squid a bit too mild for me, but you may like it.
      So, in conclusion, I would definitely recommend the soup. And order the cod fish and pork chop if you like these dishes.

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