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Imperial Treasure Shanghai Cuisine @ Ngee Ann City, Singapore (Rating: 4/5)

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

It was finally Friday. It was time to chill and pamper myself after a week of hard work. I was at Ngee Ann City and saw the restaurant - Imperial Treasure Shanghai Cuisine beckoning me.

We were greeted by the friendly staff who ushered us to our table. The ambience was great and cosy. It made our dining experience pleasant. Our dining experience cost us about S$141.48. 



The first dish served was the Jelly Fish Head (涼拌海蜇). I am afraid of eating the jelly fish but I decided to give this a try. The jelly fish was chewy and the texture was very similar to the white fungus dessert. The marinade was refreshing and delicious. Not so bad for someone who ate this for the first time. (Food rating: 3/5)


Beef with Scallion (姜葱牛肉) was delicious. The soft tender beef slices stir-fried with scallions were heavenly. The sauce was fragrant and I could not stop picking slice after slice. You will wonder how the chef managed to cook so well. (Food rating: 3/5)


One of the main highlight is the Fragrant, delicious white rice. Although it looked very simple, the rice was shiny and fragrant. Every spoonful of rice was heavenly. I could eat the white rice on its own. It was a pity that I had to restrict myself to only one bowl of rice. Otherwise, I would have eaten two or even three bowls of rice. (Food rating: 4/5)




Braised Pig Trotters surprised me. The meat was very soft and disintegrated very easily. The skin was soft like jello. The braised sauce was light and herbal. Heavenly! (Food rating: 3/5)


Braised Meat Balls (紅燒獅子頭) originated from the regions of Yangzhou and Zhejiang and then became a part of the Shanghai cuisine in the 19th and 20th century. This dish comprised of large meat balls stewed with vegetables, mainly cabbage. At Imperial Treasure, the meat balls were huge. After eating 1-2 meat balls, I was already full. This dish, though a little salty, tasted nice with the fragrant white rice. (Food rating: 3/5)



Loved the Thick Soup with Beancurd strips and Crab Roe. I was amazed how the beancurd was cut into the thin strips as it looked very much like egg white. The soup was filled with crab meat and crab roe. I could taste the rich crab roe in the soup. The freshly cooked crab meat chunks were soft. The entire soup was very delicious and lip-smacking. (Food rating: 4/5)


Wantons in Spicy Chilli Oil (紅油抄手) was delicious. I loved the texture of the wanton skin. It was perfectly cooked. The chilli oil with garlic bits was fragrant. (Food rating: 3/5)


Address: Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Road, #04-22, Singapore 238872
Price: $$
Rating: 4/5

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