Jia Wei Chinese Restaurant at Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy has just recently reopened, having been closed since the start of the circuit breaker. It is offering attractively priced set meals. Delivery and takeaway options are now available.
家味 Jia Wei Chinese Restaurant
Located on the second level of Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy Hotel in Katong, 家味 Jia Wei is a Chinese restaurant with a contemporary setting. It is sort of an under the radar kind of Chinese restaurant but has its loyal following. We had dined at Jia Wei on more than a few occasions (see Good Value Set Meals at Jia Wei Chinese Restaurant).
The menu of Jia Wei is not extensive but it covers the basic Chinese restaurant staples – soup, seafood, meat, vegetables as well as rice and noodle dishes. Its chef’s specials include Peking duck, Ah Ma slow cook pork belly, tofu with minced pork and spicy fish-head in claypot. A link to its online menu is at the end of this post.
Jia Wei Takeaway
Currently, Jia Wei has lunch sets at $19.90 nett. We placed our orders using the foodpanda platform and got a discount of about 15% for self-collection.
The Halibut Fish Set comprised Double-boil baby abalone with Chinese cabbage soup; Crispy fried diced Halibut with salted egg sauce; Wok-hei ocean gems fried rice and Heritage-recipe steamed brown sugar cake.
The King Prawn Set consisted of Double-boil baby abalone with Chinese cabbage soup; Farm fresh pea sprout wok-fried with minced garlic; King prawn poached with mushroom & vermicelli in black pepper sauce and Chilled mango puree with pomelo and sago.
Both sets had the baby abalone with Chinese cabbage soup, which was delicious. The slow boiling process really coaxed the nice flavours out of the baby abalone and cabbage without compromising their textures. It was a bowl full of goodness and was very tasty too. In some restaurants, we would have to pay more than $19.90 just for such a bowl of soup.
The Halibut with salted egg sauce was also delectable. The fish has firm flesh and tasted fresh. The skin was nice and crispy and the salted egg sauce was not overpowering.
The King prawn with vermicelli reminded us of the popular dish in Thai Chinese restaurant. The prawns were big and succulent. The natural sweetness of the prawns were well complemented by the slightly peppery stir-fried glass noodles.
The vegetables and desserts were good restaurant quality stuff and ensured that we had a nice complete meal comprising all the essentially food groups.
Restaurant Quality Meal at Home
We enjoyed our 家味 Jia Wei takeaway meal. We thought the set lunch prices were very reasonable. We got delicious food prepared with quality ingredients. It was like a meal in a top Chinese restaurant but in the comfort of home.
Jia Wei Chinese Restaurant (家味)
50 East Coast Road
Level 2, Hotel Grand Mercure Roxy
Tel: +65 6340 5678
Tuesdays to Sundays
12.00 pm to 9.00 pm
Closed on Mondays
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