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10 top Chinese restaurants in Singapore
There's nothing quite like a good, hearty Chinese meal,
especially when you're in a city that offers some of the best in the world.
By Where Singapore Staff | Oct 02, 2017
A wide variety of Cantonese cuisine presented with an artistic touch. You'll find only the best here, with noteworthy dishes including the BBQ meat platter, wasabi prawns and double-boiled soup. Weekends there is a dim sum buffet brunch featuring steamed custard buns with yam and juicy xiao long bao. Two seatings from 11am-1pm and 1:30pm-3:30pm, respectively.
This fine dining favorite from the Crystal Jade Group is super luxurious, and serves up delicious Cantonese and Teochew food. Service is exceptional, and the menu features authentic dishes with a modern twist that are healthier alternatives to the traditional approach, but don't sacrifice any of the flavor. Notable wine list.
Shanghainese cuisine is the specialty here, and it has proved a hit with locals. We love the wide array of starters including chilled thousand layer pig’s ears. And don't miss the rich glutinous rice and cream crab.
Singapore boasts the first overseas branch of this popular Sichuan hotpot chain, which offers good service, affordable meals and even free manicures. But the food is the real star, with seven savory soup options and an extensive list of delectables, including their justifiably famous mashed shrimp and home-made tofu.
There's something to be said for a reliable standby. This classy Cantonese restaurant sports a modern look, with unexpected design flourishes and a menu with items such as baked custard bun and their signature appetizer, deep-fried century egg wrapped with minced shrimp.
For a glamorous, fine-dining Chinese experience, it’s hard to beat Cassia at the chic Capella Singapore. The extensive menu measures up to its tasteful decor; with decorative lamps, beautiful screens carved with flower motifs, stately windows and comfy sofas, all dressed in shades of gray and lilac. Well-executed modern Chinese (with Western, local and Sichuan influences) rounds out the experience, all provided with discreet and attentive service.
Signature dishes here include Cantonese specialties like cordyceps flower double-boiled soup, wok-fried beef cubes with black garlic sauce and pork ribs with Mandarin orange. Wan Hao has been dishing out scrumptious Chinese food since 1995. The main dining rooom features a dramatic gold and black color scheme, calligraphy and antique displays.
The dining room at Yan Ting -- with stained glass panels, chandeliers and plush booths -- is as luxurious as they come. The food is as eye-catching as the decor, so expect excellent Cantonese and attentive, well-trained wait staff. Check out the weekend dim sum brunch.
The folks who gave us PS Cafe have created Chopsuey in a black-and-white colonial house with a charming alfresco area. You'll enjoy their interpretations of westernized-Chinese classics such as General Tso’s chicken, as well as contemporary items including twice-cooked citrus and spice beef short rib. There’s also an appealing cocktail menu organized by mixing method—shaken, muddled or stirred.
Its modern interior, attractive furnishings and poolside dining aside, we come here for the consistently good food. The staff are efficient and well-trained, so it's a good option for business entertaining. The delectable dim sum is a crowd-pleaser.