Le Mei

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WHY GO

Old World Shang­hainese splen­dour meets con­tem­po­rary dé­cor, es­tab­lish­ing Le Mei as a re­fined haven for con­tem­po­rary Chi­nese cui­sine.

WHAT TO OR­DER

The crys­tal jade shrimp dumplings (har kow) and chicken mush­room and shrimp dumplings (siew mai) are ex­cel­lent choices in the pork-free dim sum spread.

Other no­table se­lec­tions here in­clude chilled sliced abalone with as­para­gus and mar­i­nated jel­ly­fish perked up with minced gar­lic and bird’s eye chilli dip, and the scrump­tious ying-yang prawns in which shelled, suc­cu­lent crus­taceans come tossed in two sauces: zingy Asian-style dress­ing and gar­lic pep­per sauce.

Com­fort food seek­ers should be able to draw am­ple suc­cour from par­tak­ing hearty of­fer­ings of dou­bled boiled sun-dried scal­lops with seafood dumpling soup, and fried kway teow with fresh shrimp, eggs and crab roe.

Dessert veers between the clas­sic — Chi­nese herbal jelly served with honey — to the new-fan­gled such as salted egg ice-cream with red bean paste. Both ex­ceed ex­pec­ta­tions in terms of taste, with pre­sen­ta­tion lean­ing to­wards un­fussy min­i­mal­ism.

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