Holding the centre court at the Chijmes dining complex is the Lei Garden restaurant. While many of the Chijmes’ tenants have come and gone, Lei Garden has been there since day one (as far as we can remember) and still going strong.
We had lunch in the impressive main dining hall on the ground floor. The second floor is where the numerous private dining rooms are located. We had a selection of dim sum dishes.
We had the usual dim sum staples including the char siew soh (BBQ pork pie), seafood in deep fried dough fritters and steamed rice flour rolls (cheong fun), each dish priced around $7 each. They were all quite ordinary. The item that stood out was the durian puff ($3.80 per piece). The durian inside the deep fried batter was creamy and smooth. The savoury part of our meal ended with a plate of crsipy noodles with scallops ($28).
For dessert we had the freshly made egg tarts ($1.40 each), dried apricot in syrup ($6) and black glutinous rice ($7). We enjoyed the sweet part of our meal better than the savoury. All in all, it was a passable meal but we left feeling a bit disappointed as we had expected much more from this famous Chinese restaurant.
Food : 3
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
Lei Garden Restaurant
30 Victoria Street, Singapore
Tel: 6339 3822
Lunch : 11.30am to 3pm
Dinner : 6pm to 11 pm
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