It has been twenty-eight years since we last dined at Cantonese restaurant, Li Bai Sheraton Towers. At that time Sheraton Towers was one of the newest 5-star hotels in Singapore. It was more glamorous than the other Sheraton Hotel in Singapore, the Century Park Sheraton at Nassim. The latter became the ANA Hotel and was eventually demolished to make way for a condominium built in its place. Sheraton Towers is still standing tall and its two attractions are still there – the spectacular water fall view from the cafe and the grand curved stairway. The latter was a favourite photo spot for the ladies to show off their long evening dresses and bridal gowns. Many a wedding dinner was held in the hotel ballroom.
The restaurant is named after the famous Tang Dynasty Poet, Li Bai. According to their website, “Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant is renowned for its Cantonese cuisine served in the tradition of grand Emperors, amidst the restaurant’s superb décor and grand table setting of jade, silver and fine bone china.” The restaurant looks largely the same as what we remember it to be. Perhaps there had been some small updates, but Li Bai is done up in a timeless classic fashion that does not go out of date. The tables were certainly luxuriously dressed up with fine crisp linen.
Li Bai Sheraton Menu
Li Bai Sheraton is a full-fledged Cantonese restaurant with an extensive menu. We will only show you pictures of some sample pages from the menu as well as the Li Bai monthly promotion and dim sum menu.
My generous hosts ordered a big selection of dim sum items. There was an endless flow of food for one and a half hours. I have the pictures of the food, but I cannot remember the details of every single item.
The dim sum items are usually priced around $8 to $10 each for a basket of four pieces. This is on the higher scale of dim sum prices in general but not out of line with those at the major dim sum restaurants in Singapore. The steamed items were all good. I think we had the siew mai, crystal dumplings, xiao long bao and some others. All were good. The xiao long bao was very good. Some of us thought it was better than the legendary ones at Din Tai Fung.
The pork congee ($7) was light and smooth. It provided a break before we started on the fried and baked items.
The pork buns and deep-fried shrimp rolls were very good. The XO carrot cake was quite average.
The communal dessert was red bean pancake ($15). It was not bad but I thought that the skin was a bit oily.
The individual desserts were gorgeous – both in terms of looks and taste. The chin chow with aloe vera jelly ($7) was superb. They managed to create a light and elegant taste from the simple ingredients.
The black glutinous rice and ice cream ($10) was a heavier dessert. It has a richer taste and but equally good. These two desserts provided a sweet end to our sumptuous dim sum lunch at Li Bai Sheraton Towers.
Overall Rating: 4 TOPs
Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant
Sheraton Towers Hotel, 39 Scotts Road
Monday to Saturday
Lunch: 11.30am – 2.30pm
Dinner: 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Yum Cha: 10.30am – 2.30pm
Dinner: 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Tel: +65 6839 5623
Li Bai Sheraton Website
For other suggestions of Chinese restaurants, read our post : TOP Chinese Restaurants in Singapore.