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A wide ar­ray of tasty and au­then­tic Can­tonese cui­sine, ad­min­is­tered by friendly staff in a cul­tured and re­fined set­ting con­verge in this long-stand­ing es­tab­lish­ment.

Starters of an as­sort­ment of dim sum dishes are a good way to whet the ap­petite and ac­cli­ma­tise with Li Yen’s culi­nary fair. Sta­ple dim sum fare like steamed har gao and siew mai with crab roe are ca­pa­bly done, re­sult­ing in pretty look­ing, nice tast­ing morsels.

The de­li­cious Pek­ing duck is bro­ken into two cour­ses, with the first see­ing the crispy, glis­ten­ing fowl’s skin be­ing carved up and served with steamed sesame pan­cakes, gar­nished with shred­ded cu­cum­bers and scal­lions along­side a sweet plum dip. The re­main­ing duck meat is pre­pared as the sec­ond course, ei­ther with fried rice or a choice of noo­dles.

Li Yen’s sig­na­ture bean curd is a square block of curd high­lighted by a mashed spinach top layer, with Hon­shimeji mush­rooms and greens. It is taste­fully pre­sented and taste­ful in tex­ture and flavour.

Dessert in the form of chilled sago cream with hon­ey­dew gives a cool­ing and re­fresh­ing fi­nale to the meal.

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