The very mention of Dim Sum and Buffet makes my eyes glint. These are 2 of my favourite things.
Dim Sum is something that I cannot get enough of, and Buffet is something that I always look out for (to satisfy my prodigious appetite). Put the both together: perfecto.
I’ve always thought highly of the Meritus Hotels group and what they have to offer. I was soooo looking forward to the dim sum menu, and all ready to be impressed.
Mandarin Orchard takes the enjoyment of ‘yum cha’ to a higher level, literally. Perched high up on the 35th storey, the spacious restaurant is adorned in an unpretentiously oriental décor, replete with a variety of table settings that will cater to both the communal dining and small intimate groups.
The extensive choice of over 80 dim sum delights will excite many palates.
Dim Sum Buffet
Weekend Dim Sum Brunch –Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday*
1st seating: 11am-1pm
2nd seating: 1.30pm to 2.30pm
Adult $48++, Child $24++
*Additional $10 per person on Public Holidays
Steamed Prawn Dumpling with Crabmeat
Steamed Scallop Dumpling with Celery
Steamed Vegetarian Dumpling
Steamed Dim Sum costs $5.70 for a basket of three when you order a la carte, but it is free-flow during the buffet.
Thoughtfully crafted, the Steamed Scallop Dumpling with Celery boast translucent starchy skin with succulent filling.
Expect only the freshest ingredients in the Steamed Prawn Dumpling with Crabmeat –it is unpretentiously appeasing.
The Steamed Vegetarian Dumpling has gotten me to eat my greens, and left me yearning for more.
None of them disappoints.
During my next visit, I would order the Steamed Pork Dumpling with Superior Stock, for my love for ‘xiao long baos’ is infinite.
The Steamed Dumpling with Hot and Sour Sauce sounds like something I would order in future too. The Steamed ‘Siew Mai’ with Mushroom is another classic that oughts to be a regular on the ordering list.
Crisp-fried Yam Puff filled with Black Pepper Chicken
Is food preference hereditary? My mum loves yam. And so do I.
The crust is incredibly light, encompassing smoothly mashed yam and coarsely chopped chicken, enlivened with a black pepper sauce. Nicely executed.
This is something that I would order again.
Deep-fried Beancurd Skin Roll with Celery
The Deep-fried Beancurd Skin Roll with Celery is prized for its thin crisp skin and scrumptious filling. It is worth a try.
Items that always appear on my ordering list are the Pan-seared Radish Cake with Chinese Sausage and the Deep-fried Shrimp Dumpling.
Inventive items such as the Deep-fried Smoked Pork Roll with Honeydew and the Deep-fried Roasted Pork and Nyonya Sauce Dumpling sound absolutely tempting!
Steamed Custard Bun
Steamed Custard Bun costs $12 for a basket of four if you’re not having the buffet; ‘liu sha bao’ lovers must not miss this item during the buffet!
I shall warn you though: the molten custard squirts as you bite into the bun (Check out the squirt mark on the plate) –it is light and flow-y with a pleasant dulcet tone.
This item was one of the highlights that day.
The wide-ranging menu that Mandarin Court has to offer is not only limited to dim sum dishes; there are noodles, congee, soups and more.
A la Carte Menu (not included in the buffet)
Mian Sian with Assorted Seafood
Braised Shark’s Fin Soup with Crab Meat in Rich Brown Sauce
Pan-seared Sea Perch in Superior Sauce
The Pan-seared Sea Perch in Superior Sauce is spectacular. It is crisp on the outside, moist and flaky on the inside –wonderfully executed. The flavours of the sauce accentuates the freshness of the fish without being overpowering, allowing the natural sweetness of the sea to take centre stage.
I left Mandarin Court feeling like a princess. What a marvellous spread!
Mandarin Court Chinese Restaurant
Level 35 Orchard Wing
Mandarin Orchard Singapore