Peach Garden OCBC Centre – dim sum and Peking duck lunch

The Peach Garden OCBC Centre Chinese restaurant is an impressive place. It takes up a large space on the 33rd floor of the OCBC Bank’s head office building along Chulia Street. If the spaciousness of the place does not take your breath clear away, the clear aerial view over Singapore probably will. We were there for a sumptuous dim sum and Peking duck lunch.

Peach Garden OCBC Centre

View from Peach Garden OCBC Centre
View from Peach Garden OCBC Centre

In addition to the main dining hall there are private rooms for those who prefer some privacy.  Some sauces were available for retail at a counter at the entrance to Peach Garden OCBC Centre. The birthday buns (寿桃) looked very attractive.

Peach Garden OCBC Centre Dim Sum Menu

For a very big restaurant, the dim sum menu at Peach Garden OCBC Centre was surprisingly quite modest. We tried quite a number of items.  We were not aware that there was a promotion going on with a 30% discount applied to dim sum items. We gladly accepted it when the bill came. The prices we refer to below are the menu prices before the discount.

The roasted Peking duck ($78) was presented to us and the served individually to us. The remaining duck meat was cooked with noodles ($15). The taste of the Peking duck was pretty good.

Here are the steamed dim sum dishes that we tried. The fresh scallop dumpling ($6.80) was average. The siew mai with phoenix prawn ($7.80) was very good, possibly the best item of the day.

Peach Garden OCBC siew mai with phoenix prawn
Siew mai with phoenix prawn

The xiao long bao ($6.80), cheong fun with prawns ($6.80) and sponge cake ($5.20) were average.

In general, the deep-fried items performed better than the steamed items. The deep-fried fruits and prawn roll, beancurd skin with seaweed and yam pastry ($6.80 each serving) were all quite good.

The baked Kurobuta pork buns ($7.80) looked very plain but had a good taste.  We had a vegetable dish – quogqi vegetable in superior stock. At $33 for a simple vegetable dish, we thought it was quite pricey. The picture below shows an individual serving from the big dish.

A bottle of Piper-Heidsieck Rose Sauvage brought a festive mood to our lunch. The rose champagne looked darker than usual. Upon subsequent research, we found out that “rose sauvage” meant wild rose and a higher percentage of pinot noir red wine was introduced to bring out the deep hues in the bubbly. No corkage was charged by the restaurant.  It is perhaps a good champagne to pop for a National Day celebration!

Cheers!

We wish our Singaporean readers a Happy National Day 2017!

Ratings:
Food: 3
Service: 3
Value: 3
Atmosphere: 4
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs 3 Tops

 

Peach Garden OCBC Centre
65 Chulia Street
#33-01, OCBC Centre
Singapore 049513
Tel: +65 6535 7833

Opening Hours:
11.30am to 3.00pm (last order 2.30pm)
6.00pm to 11.00pm (last order 10.00pm)
Nearby MRT Stations: Raffles Place, Telok Ayer

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