Yàn

T. Dining by Singapore Tatler - - Chinese -

This cosy restau­rant is a pop­u­lar place for din­ers seek­ing a taste­ful yet con­vivial at­mos­phere to in­dulge in Cantonese fare. The menu is con­cise, span­ning roasts, soups and live seafood, as well as del­i­ca­cies such as Aus­tralian green-lip abalone, with an em­pha­sis on fa­mil­iar, au­then­tic dishes. Main­stays are well ex­e­cuted—but as this is a mu­seum restau­rant af­ter all, dishes are pre­sented with artis­tic flair. Cases in point in­clude the fried live prawn with a ball of crisp noodles, which the server douses ta­ble­side with a flavour­ful broth; and the steamed thou­sand-layer tofu, skil­fully cut into slices of equal thick­ness and ar­ranged in a cir­cu­lar fan-like ar­range­ment around a colour­ful med­ley of bar­be­cued pork cubes, ginkgo, con­poy and mush­room. As if con­tin­u­ing the gallery ex­pe­ri­ence, the food here is like art on a plate—but it’s done taste­fully and cer­tainly with none of the pre­ten­tions one might ex­pect from a mu­seum restau­rant.

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