Havenâ€™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 havenâ€™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.
I like the decor of the place. It looks suitably Chinese, without being too Cheena, if you know what I mean.
Pan Fried Pork Chop in Mongolia Style $18
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.
The pork chops were really tender and werenâ€™t stringy at all. Also enjoyed the slightly sticky sauce which made for a very unique taste.
Steamed Cod Fish with Chilli Garlic & Plum Sauce $32
Cod is one of my favourite fish and I thoroughly enjoyed this dish.
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 wasnâ€™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.
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.
Chilled Sour Plum Jelly with Fresh Fruits $6
I was a little apprehensive about this dessert. Sour plum jelly just didnâ€™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 â€œdrinkâ€ 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!***
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