Imperial Treasure Tanjong Pagar is the latest restaurant in Singapore by the Imperial Treasure Restaurant Group. The group has many restaurant concepts ranging from fine dining and Peking Duck restaurants to noodle houses and bakeries. Imperial Treasure Tanjong Pagar is classified as an Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine restaurant. Currently there are two such Teochew cuisine restaurants in Singapore. We had visited the other one at Ion Orchard and were suitably impressed (read about our visit here). We had lunch at the new Imperial Treasure restaurant in the Tanjong Pagar Centre recently.
Imperial Treasure Tanjong Pagar is located on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Tanjong Pagar Centre. The private rooms are on the second level and the general dining area on the third level. We did not see any escalators leading up to the restaurant. It seems that the only way there is by using the lifts which also serves the car park and the higher floors.
We had lunch in the general dining area on the 3rd level. The space of the restaurant is long and narrow along a row of windows facing the direction of International Plaza. The decor is serious and dark. It is attractive but not as beautiful as the space at Ion Orchard.
Imperial Treasure Tanjong Pagar Menu
Here are pictures of some pages from the Imperial Treasure Tanjong Pagar Menu and the dim sum list. We placed our order for a few dim sum items and some typically Teochew dishes.
In typical Teochew restaurant custom, some strong Chinese tea were served prior to the commencement of the meal.
The dim sum items were rice rolls with shrimp ($7), Teochew steamed dumplings ($5.50), deep-fried shrimp mango rolls ($7) and Teochew steamed crystal dumplings ($4.50).
The dim sum items were generally good. The best item was the steamed dumplings. They were fat, juicy and full of different ingredients like peanuts that provide texture and crunch. The steamed crystal dumplings were sweet and served in three flavours red bean, green bean and yam. They were attractive but tiny.
The marinated sliced duck meat ($20 for a small portion) was a fine plate of thinly sliced duck. The pieces of tofu propping up the meat were just as smooth and delicious. We thought that it was a tad pricey considering that it was quite a small piece of meat sliced into many thin pieces.
The mustard green with chestnuts ($24 for a small portion) was another dish that we could identify with Teochew restaurants. The vegetables were crunchy and just very mildly bitter. The chestnuts were something we would find in restaurants often and we were happy to have that dish.
Here are pictures of the tiny but interesting crystal dumplings. Each person should get a basket of this. Each dumpling is only the size of a small fishball.
Our desserts for the day were tau suan with water chestnut and taro paste with ginkgo nuts ($6 each). Both were very good. It is amazing how a couple of crunchy water chestnut slices in the tau suan made it so much more enjoyable. The oh nee was not too sweet nor oily.
Overall it was a pleasant lunch at the newly opened Imperial Treasure Tanjong Pagar. It was not crowded that day and we received great service from the staff. Our cups of tea were never empty and our plates got changed as soon as they got messy. The food was refined and well prepared.
Overall Rating: 4 TOPs
Imperial Treasure Tanjong Pagar Centre
#02-01 & #03-01
7 Wallich Street
Tel: +65 6384 2722
Monday to Friday
Lunch: 11.30am to 3.00pm
Dinner: 6.00pm to 11.00pm
Sat, Sun & PH
Lunch: 11.00am to 3.00pm
Dinner: 6.00pm to 11.00pm
Nearby MRT Station: Tanjong Pagar
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