Blue Lo­tus Restau­rant

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Set in Sen­tosa Cove’s Quay­side Isle, Blue Lo­tus is a re­lax­ing spot to watch the world go by. Hap­pily, the food and ser­vice more than live up to the salu­bri­ous set­ting.

Not a run-of-the-mill Chi­nese restau­rant, Blue Lo­tus of­fers de­li­cious spins on tra­di­tion. Clas­sic chilli crab, for in­stance, is given a re­fresh­ing twist here with fresh to­ma­toes, lemon­grass and a shower of pomelo pulp to round off the dish, tem­per its spice level and im­bue it with com­plex­ity of flavour.

Set­tling on ap­pe­tis­ers can be mind-bog­gling, what with each one sound­ing as de­li­cious as the next. Go for the lemon­grass prawn sticks with a cit­rus spicy dress­ing, or the wok-fried Kurobuta minced pork let­tuce cups—they won’t dis­ap­point. For tummy-warm­ing good­ness, be sure to or­der the king prawn truf­fle won­ton soup. Reg­u­lars also highly rec­om­mend the wok-fried Kagoshima wagyu beef ten­der­loin with pep­per­corns that’s served in a siz­zling hot stone bowl. Lightly caramelised on the sur­face, the lus­cious cubes of beef are tossed with veg­eta­bles to yield a sat­is­fy­ing dish.

While there is much on the menu to tempt, do not shy away from ask­ing about off-menu spe­cials. We were re­warded with crispy egg noo­dles served with lobster and beau­ti­fully cooked leeks. For a de­light­fully zesty end to a hearty meal, try the lemon­grass jelly with lime sor­bet. Durian lovers should opt for the chilled durian shaved ice topped with durian purée, a sur­pris­ingly re­fresh­ing dessert and cer­tainly a unique way to en­joy the king of fruit.

A great se­lec­tion of beers, wines and juices com­ple­ments the meal, but it is the fab­u­lous ser­vice we re­ceived from start to fin­ish that truly sealed Blue Lo­tus’ sta­tus as a restau­rant above the rest. Quay­side Isle, #01-13, 31 Ocean Way, Sen­tosa, Sin­ga­pore 098375

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