T. Dining by Singapore Tatler - - Indian -

Vis­ually, Hua Ting is a text­book ex­am­ple of an art­ful, high-class Chi­nese restau­rant—gold cutout screen pan­els, rich em­bossed wall­pa­per with flo­ral themes, gleam­ing Chi­nese vases and porce­lain ware, and deep car­pet­ing. It’s an at­trac­tive space, with nu­mer­ous pri­vate rooms splin­ter­ing off the main pas­sage, tended to by warm, ef­fi­cient and smil­ing staff who cir­cu­late with re­as­sur­ing reg­u­lar­ity. The food ranges from av­er­age to ex­cep­tion­ally good, though the pre­sen­ta­tions can be fur­ther im­proved to be more con­sis­tent. The high­lights are the juicy, ten­der char siu and the smoked Pek­ing duck in­fused with aged pu-erh; the lat­ter show­cases a deep crim­son colour and the fra­grance of the tea is ev­i­dent. Wine drinkers may want to bring their own (corkage is $30 per bot­tle) as the se­lec­tion of wines by the glass is limited—just one red and one white—and the bot­tles of­fered tend to be on the pricey side.

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