MYO Restaurant, Shenton Way Singapore

We had lunch at the new MYO Restaurant in Oxley Tower along Robinson Road (the road that runs between Cecil Street and Shenton Way) Singapore. Its exact name is MYO Restobar and is run by the people behind Kia Hiang restaurant in International Plaza. Those of us who do not work in the financial district of Singapore probably do not know of this building. It is a small building near the junction of McCallum and Robinson Roads. The building only has season parking. Diners to the MYO Restobar need to look elsewhere. Parking at the nearby SBF Building was the solution that we took. MYO takes up the whole of the 19th floor, which is low by Shenton Way standards.  Most of the view out of the big windows looks out at other buildings.

MYO Restaurant

View from MYO Restobar

The decor of the MYO Restobar is very un-Chinese restaurant. The modern industrial look is a nice change from the norm. The furniture and other aspects of the restaurant are pleasant but not luxurious. It looks like a good place to have lunch if we are working in the Shenton Way area.

MYO Restaurant Menu

The MYO Restaurant Menu is contained on two sides of a large board. Here are pictures of some portions from the menu. The claypot chicken is their signature dish. We placed our order for the claypot spring chicken, some dim sum items and a few dishes from other parts of the menu.

MYO Restaurant - gold foil dumpings with mushrooms
Gold foil dumplings with mushrooms

The gold foil dumplings with mushrooms ($4.80) was a pleasant steamed dim sum dish that started our meal. The deep-fried minced pork and shrimp dumplings ($4.80) were well presented as cute creatures. I wonder what they are supposed to resemble.

MYO Restrobar deep fried minced pork and shrimp dumplings
Deep fried minced pork and shrimp dumplings

The pan-fried radish cake with XO Sauce ($8) looked more at home at a Spanish tapas bar than a Chinese restaurant. We like the MYO restaurant’s new way of presenting a traditional item. The taste of this was good. The best of the dim sum items we tried that day.

The Angus rib-eye cubes with garlic ($18) was not bad but not remarkable either.

MYO restaurant Angus ribeye cubes with garlic
Angus ribeye cubes with garlic

The  Tangy Orange Braised Pork Ribs with Buns ($4 for each rib) was the better meat dish. The meat content of this dish was also higher. The magic of this dish lies in the mild orangey dark gravy. It is perfect for dunking in the man tou buns provided.

We can understand why the claypot spring chicken ($18) is the signature item at MYO Restrobar. The moment the lid of the pot was lifted to reveal a bubbling hot pot, the smell made us want to eat it.  We reckon a half chicken was contained in the pot. It was a generous serving of chicken.

We ended our meal with a couple of desserts. The double-boiled peach gum ($5) was like a diluted version of cheng tng. The better choice was the mango snow ice which cost the same but was many times better both in terms of looks and taste.

MYO Restrobar mango snow ice
Mango snow ice

We noticed some fliers as we were leaving the restaurant. Apparently, there is a 10% discount off food bills from 11 Dec to 31 Jan 2018. Unfortunately, no one told us about this discount, we did not ask for it and our bill did not reflect this. We learnt later that the discount would not apply on the eve of a public holiday.

Ratings:
Food: 4
Service: 2
Value: 3
Atmosphere: 3
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs  3 Tops

Myo Restobar
Oxley Tower 138 Robinson Road #19-01
Singapore 068906

Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm (Mon – Fri, Sun), Closed on Sat

Nearby MRT Station : Tanjong Pagar, Telok Ayer

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2 Comments

  1. Hi Ordinary Patrons,

    We are very thankful for your favourable review on our restaurant and to all diners who have patronised us since our opening last month. We have received many compliments, and positive reviews by our customers, food critics and bloggers. It has been an encouraging start and we are touched by your support. Thank you.

    We would also like to sincerely apologise to you and our diners on New Year’s Eve (NYE) for having overlooked stating that the promotional 10% discount did not apply on the eve of public holidays, in our publicity material. It was never our intention to cause the misunderstanding, and we have learnt from this incident.

    As our token of apology, we wish to extend the 10% off your NYE food bill (excluding Drinks & Set Meals) to you. We are making the same offer to all the other diners who came on NYE, 10% off their own respective NYE food bill, same conditions apply. Please call Janet at 81634975 before 17 January 2018 and come with your receipt to claim the discount. As a goodwill gesture, we also would like to extend to you & all NYE diners a complimentary Durian Mochi & Drink (Barley or Roselle Tea) on your next meal with us before 31 January 2018.

    Thank you and we hope to see you at MYO restobar soon.

    1. Hi MYO
      You are correct to say that we had a positive overall experience at your restaurant and would be happy to visit again.
      We appreciate your clarification on the discount. It is a small matter and we do not wish to dwell on it.
      We can understand that it is easy to overlook one or two things in the course of opening a new restaurant.
      Thank you for visiting us and leaving your comments. We wish you success!

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