Located deep inside the basement level of the shopping mall, Imperial Treasure Noodle & Congee House Raffles City looked surprisingly spacious in the windowless space. Having run out of ideas as to which restaurants to eat in Raffles City, we decided to have a lunch of noodles and dim sum at this Imperial Treasure outlet.
Here are some pictures of the Imperial Treasure Noodle & Congee House Raffles City dim sum and ala carte menu. Chinese tea costs $2 per person, soya bean drink $2.90 and wet tissues were 30 cents each.
We had several dim sum items – Teochew dumpling ($4.50), hum soi kok (deep-fried meat dumpling)($5), char siew soh (BBQ pork pastry)($5). The best item was the hum soi kok. Although deep-fried, it was still very light and the meat filling had a nice taste. The disappointing item was the Teochew dumplings. The skin was thick and the fillings very salty. The other two were quite average.
We also had a pei tan sow yuk chuk (that’s our broken Cantonese for century egg and lean pork porridge) ($$8.80). We ordered a dough fritter ($2) to go with it. The combination was good and satisfying.
We also had a plate of beef hor fun ($18). This was a really big serving of hor fun. It was not bad but lacked the smoky wok hei taste that we like in hor fun.
Here is a more unusual item. This strange-looking dish is spinach fried with minced beef and preserved vegetables ($18). This ugly dish was the best tasting dish of the day. The spinach which is hidden under the minced beef was cooked just nice and crunchy.
Note to self – never order when very hungry. We were so carried away with ordering that we lost track of the items orders. We clearly did not need this dish but because we were told that their roast meats were the highly recommended items at Imperial Treasure Noodle & Congee House Raffles City, we ordered this BBQ combination of char siew and roast duck ($20). They were right, the roast meats were very good. We had to doggy bag most of this dish.
Imperial Treasure Noodle & Congee House Raffles City has a menu that many are familiar with as their outlets are all over Singapore. We had a day of hits and misses. With the benefit of hindsight we could have just ordered the only the spinach plus the roast meats and eat them with plain porridge. That would have been an adequate and healthy combination. Moral of the story – do not order on an empty stomach.
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
Imperial Treasure Noodle & Congee House Raffles City
Raffles City Shopping Centre, #B1-37
252 North Bridge Road
Tel: +65 6262 1662
Monday – Friday : 11:00am to 10:00pm
Saturday – Sunday / Public Holiday : 10:30am to 10:00pm
Nearby Stations : City Hall, Bras Basah, Esplanade