ELEVATED CHINESE CLASSICS AT YELLOW POT
Yellow Pot’s menu, which is Six Senses Duxton’s modern Chinese restaurant, won’t yield too many surprises. However, what makes the restaurant stand out is that it follows the hotel’s ethos of sustainability and wellness. Healthy, organic, and sustainably-sourced ingredients are the star here, complemented by the Six Senses brand of warm service and unparalleled hospitality.
For a refreshing start, order the Chilled Organic Vine-ripened Tomatoes, which are lightly poached, peeled, and soaked in a Li Heng plum juice of herbs, licorice root, mint leaves, and rock sugar. For those who prefer to warm their bellies with soup, choose between the Chicken Soup, which is slow-cooked with a shimeji-stuffed tomato, or the classic Hot & Sour Soup with wood ear mushrooms, bean curd, and fiery Sichuan chili oil. The Roast Duck here is one of the best we’ve ever had, with a robust savory flavor from the marinade that’s made with herbs, star anise, bay leaf, fermented tofu, cinnamon and five-spice powder. It is then roasted with hickory wood chips until the skin is irresistibly crispy, and the meat satisfyingly tender.
Meanwhile, comforting home-cooked flavors shine in the Steamed Kühlbarra Barramundi, which is topped with a zesty mix of ginger, coriander, and spring onion pesto. And in place of soy sauce, the fish is served with a stock made from anchovies, fish bones, and trimmings, which not only results in intense flavors, it reduces food wastage as well. Finally, the Stir-Fried Mee Sua is the perfect ending to a wholesome meal, with its intense wok hei flavors and sweetness and crunch from fresh Hokkaido scallops, tiger prawns, beansprouts, and chives.
Visit Yellow Pot at Six Senses Duxton, 88 Duxton Road, Tel: 6914 1420