Kam’s Roast Singapore – HK Michelin Star restaurant in Pacific Plaza

Kam’s Roast Singapore was launched in Pacific Plaza in November 2016 to great anticipation. Many Singapore residents (ourselves included) are fans of the Yung Kee restaurant in Hong Kong and looked forward to having their roast meats and other Cantonese dishes without waiting for the next trip to the Fragrant Harbour.  Enough ink has been split on the connection between Kam’s Roast Goose HK and Yung Kee as well as why goose was dropped from the name of the restaurant in Singapore and from the Singapore menu, see e.g. the Straits Times story on 7 Nov 2016.   We will just jump straight into our lunch experience at Kam’s Roast Singapore.

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Cherry Garden dim sum buffet

The Cherry Garden dim sum buffet served as brunch on weekends is popular with fellow Singapore diners. This lovely Chinese restaurant in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel next to Marina Square was full when we were there on a Sunday, despite the pricey price tag of $68++ per person. It is so popular that there are two 2-hour sittings for brunch – 11 and 1.30 pm. We took a 11 am slot which required us to finish by 1 pm.

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One Harbour Road – one of the best Chinese restaurants in Hong Kong

One Harbour Road Chinese Restaurant Peking Duck

One Harbour Road Chinese Restaurant HK

One Harbour Road is one of the best Chinese restaurants in Hong Kong well known for its traditional homestyle Cantonese cuisine. It is the favourite Cantonese restaurant of many locals and it is not unusual to spot a celebrity or two there. Their dishes feature a lot of premium ingredients but there are also simple comfort food. On our recent trip to Hong Kong, we were fortunate to be able to have dinner at One Harbour Road. We could understand why it continues to be one of the city’s top destinations for traditional Cantonese fare.

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Golden Peony Chinese restaurant in Conrad Hotel Singapore

The Golden Peony Chinese restaurant in the Conrad Hotel Singapore is a beautiful place.  The overall feel of the place is bright and contemporary.  But there were enough subtle clues such as the big round tables, the art on the walls and scattered Chinese antique-styled furniture to leave us in no doubt that this was a Chinese restaurant.

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Lunch at Peony Jade Clark Quay Chinese restaurant

We wanted to try the Chinese restaurant Peony Jade at Keppel Club which received a Bib Gourmand recognition by the Singapore Michelin Guide people. But it was located all the way at the southern end of Singapore. So we ended up at their sister restaurant, Peony Jade Clarke Quay which was a much more convenient location for all of us.

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Dim sum at Man Fu Yuan restaurant, Intercontinental Singapore

Man Fu Yuan restaurant has been The Chinese restaurant at the Intercontinental Singapore since the hotel opened two decades ago. It was the place we decided to go for Chinese cuisine when we were in the Bugis Junction area.  As in the case of the better Cantonese restaurants in town, weekend lunch time dim sum is a popular event at Man Fu Yuan. It was full house soon after we were there recently. Reservations are essential.

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