Peach Gar­den @ 33, OCBC Cen­tre

T. Dining by Singapore Tatler - - Chinese - 33-01 OCBC Cen­tre, 65 Chu­lia Street, S(049513) TEL: 6535 7833 peach­gar­den.com.sg

Com­mand­ing panoramic views of the Sin­ga­pore River and Padang, this stal­wart Can­tonese restau­rant is pop­u­lar with the busi­ness set on week­days and for fam­ily gath­er­ings on week­ends. The menu lists a typ­i­cal se­lec­tion of dishes, but do ask the man­ager for sea­sonal or chef’s spe­cials. Crowd­pleasers in­clude the fra­grant, umami-rich fried car­rot cake with XO sauce and the gen­er­ous seafood soup served in a melon tower. For fans of cen­tury egg, the restau­rant’s clever take on the Scotch egg with a crisp prawn paste ex­te­rior is a win­ner. The braised fish paste noo­dles in sweet soy sauce is an in­ter­est­ing al­ter­na­tive to noo­dles, pro­vid­ing a less starchy and tooth­some tex­ture with­out any fishi­ness. Leave room for dessert, as there’s a good se­lec­tion of var­i­ous desserts served in a fresh co­conut; the house spe­cial­ity is Chi­nese al­mond (apri­cot ker­nel) paste soup.

TATLER TIP

Pri­vate rooms of var­i­ous sizes can be booked to ac­com­mo­date one or mul­ti­ple ta­bles. The plus? All of them en­joy city views.

SIG­NA­TURE DISHES

1. Fried car­rot cake with XO sauce

2. Dou­ble-boiled as­sorted seafood in golden melon 3. Deep-fried prawns with wasabi salad cream 4. Hokkien-style braised fish paste noo­dle with live prawns

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