It’s Deepavali and almost every Chinese restaurant I called today is fully booked. Then, I remembered Hai Xiang Ge – one of the UOB Group’s Chinese restaurants – located at the fringe of Little India. We tried our luck going there without any prior reservation.
I guess because of its location in Little India (despite being adjacent to Farrer Park MRT station, many bus services nearby, decent food and polite service staff), there were only about 5 tables occupied on a public holiday.
The restaurant’s entrance
Refurbished hotel lobby – Modern and bright. Definitely more refreshing than it was 1 year ago before the renovation…
Every table has 2 stalks of purple orchids
What’s on the Dim Sum menu? Hmm…. what to order?
“Achar” – my brother loves it
Steam Groundnuts – my brother loves this too
Its Jasmine tea smells really good. Hate it when restaurant serves lousy Jasmine tea. I saw other guests ordered a tea that has a artichoke look-alike flower in it. Tea name is 锦上添花.
Its interior is modern and they play Chinese instrumental music of the oldies like 秋水伊人，烟花女子, 阳光三叠 etc.
Steamed Shrimp Dumplings or Har Kau – S$4.80++
Steamed Minced Pork Dumpling Shanghai Style – S$4.80++ (juicy…)
Deep-fried Dried Bean Curd Skin Roll with Shrimps – S$3.80++ (I like it)
Steamed Siew Mai with Crab Roe – S$3.80++
Deep-fried Assorted Meat Dumpling – S$3.60++ (this is good)
Deep-fried Shrimp Dumplings with Salad Sauce (this is no good cos it has a ghee taste on its skin)
Steam Carrot Cake (this is average cos it doesn’t taste as refine as the one at Wah Lok)
Char Siew Buns – S$3.60++ (this is okay)
3 Egg Tarts – S$3.00++ (I didn’t eat egg tart)
My parents scooped the century egg and lean meat congee before I realised… here’s what’s left for me and you to see 🙂
Congee is good – smooth and not too salty
Peking Duck – S$45++
Taste okay. But, we prefered the egg crepe to this skin which is slightly dry.
On the whole, we like the experience there and would come back again.
Total Damage = S$91.55 (20% off using UOB cards)
Parking is complimentary too! Do remember to ask its friendly and polite service staff 🙂
Besides dim sum and set lunches, you might be interested in their ala carte dinner buffet which I’ll blog later.
Happy Deepavali everyone! 🙂
Hai Xiang Restaurant
Parkroyal on Kitchener Road, Singapore
181 Kitchener Road
Lunch – 12:00 noon to 2:30 pm
Dinner – 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Location: Level 3
For reservation, please call: +65 6428 3170 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org