A small Chinese restaurant in London has become known worldwide for their Cantonese-style roast duck. Long queue in front of the restaurant is a daily occurrence. We now do not have to be in London to find out what the fuss is all about. The new Four Seasons Chinese Restaurant at Capitol Piazza brings to Singapore the famous roast duck of London.
The Four Seasons Chinese Restaurant is one of the first eateries to open in Capitol Piazza. It is located on level 2 of the wing of Capitol Piazza named Neue. The restaurant is elegantly decorated in contemporary Chinese style. There is an airy and spacious feel. It can be an appropriate venue for a business lunch or a family dinner or just a casual meal.
Although the menu features a variety of duck as one would expect, it is otherwise a fairly typical Chinese restaurant menu. There are rice and noodle dishes, vegetables, roast meats, chicken, pork, beef and seafood cooked in various styles.
The Special Four Season Roasted Duck is listed on the menu at the price of $68 for a whole duck, $36 for half a duck and $22 for a single portion. We ordered the single portion and a bowl of Beef Brisket Noodle ($18) to share. Chinese tea was charged at $3 per person and they also charged for the wet towels and the usual service charge and GST would be added to the bill.
The single portion of the roast duck should be sufficient for sharing by 3 to 4 persons, especially if there are other dishes. The plating of the roast duck would not win any award. It came looking rather ordinary but the generous amount of sauce was noticeable. It was quite a “wet duck”. We think it is the runny sauce that gives the Four Seasons roast duck its legendary status. It was a herbal sweet soy sauce which was delectable. The well marinated duck meat was tender and moist. The duck was not gamey and, combined with the sauce, it was really quite enjoyable.
The dry beef brisket noodles we tried were very ordinary. You should be able to find better versions of the dish in many other places in Singapore. We found the soup that came with the noodles very salty.
On the whole, we think that at a similar price range there are many other Chinese restaurants in Singapore that would rank ahead of the Four Seasons Chinese Restaurant. Nevertheless, we think that it is worth trying out the Four Seasons Chinese Restaurant at Capitol Piazza for its famous roast duck. Whether or not it truly deserved its fame and lauded status, the roast duck we had was indeed delicious and better than most roast duck dishes we had tried.
Food : 4
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
Four Seasons Chinese Restaurant
13 Stamford Road
Tel: +65 6702 1838
Opening Hours: 11am – 10:30pm
Nearby Stations : City Hall, Bras Basah