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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
Oxley Tower 138 Robinson Road #19-01
Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm (Mon – Fri, Sun), Closed on Sat
Nearby MRT Station : Tanjong Pagar, Telok Ayer
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