Hai Tien Lo is one of the top chinese restaurants in Singapore. It serves traditional Cantonese dishes with a contemporary twist. It used to be located at level 37 of the hotel with a great to-die-for magnificent view of the marina area. After a $80 million dollar transformation in Pan Pacific Hotel, the restaurant reopens at level 3 with a modern and stylish look.
Gone is the sky view. Now what one can see is the hotel’s interior. Sitting by the side, one can have a great view of Edge which is located across the restaurant, and Atrium which is located at level 1.
Tonight I have made a reservations for 3 persons and 1 baby. We are shown to a table with a great view of the hotel’s interior. I like the fact that baby chair and kid’s friendly cutlery has been prepared for the baby. In each table setting, there is also wet towel and 3 different sauces (chilli sauce, green chillies, and XO sauce). The restaurant week dinner menu costs $35++ per person and tea is not included.
From the list of tea, I select White Royal Peony which costs $6 per person. It is delicate white tea with fruity apricot and flowery. It tastes quite light and smooth. The tea is served in a pot with a wamer below it.
A dish of honey roasted nuts, topped with coconut is served complimentary before the start of the meal. It tastes crunchy and not too sweet.
Hai Tien Lo Trio of Treasures
Crispy Prawn tossed in Sesame Sauce, Sliced Barbecued Beijing Duck with Jelly Fish and Pan-Fried Scallop with Minced Green Ginger
The Beijing Duck is quite juicy and delicious. Under it is the jelly fish which tastes well marinated.
The Sesame Sauce has a hint of spiciness. It tastes quite juicy and topped with a crispy lotus root slice.
The scallop is quite juicy but there is barely any ginger sauce to go with it.
Chinese Style Boneless Chicken in Chef’s Special Homemade Sauce
Fork and knife is served with this dish. This knife used here is quite unique as it looks blunt without any teeth but slices through the meat quite easily. The meat is juicy but I feel that it is not tender enough.
Wok-fried Rice with Crab Meat and Eggs White
The simply looking fried rice is filled with huge chunks of crab meat. So good that little JJ finishes half a bowl by himself. It is well fried but I prefer rice grains that are fully coated with egg. Maybe only egg white is used in this dish and I could barely see it.
Chilled Crystal Jelly with Grass Jelly and Lemon Smoothies
A simply looking dessert. The grass jelly is quite bland on its own. But when mixed with the tart and sweet tasting lemon sorbet, it tastes quite refreshing and nice.
Overall the meal is quite nice. Service is not bad, with tea been refilled regularly. The place is quite quite, although most of the tables by the side are all filled up. I guess we are the most noisiest table with the attention seeking little JJ making a lot of noises while eating. The staffs are also quite friendly especially with little JJ.
Total damages for 3 persons : $144.77
Hai Tien Lo 海天楼
Address : Level 3 Pan Pacific Hotel Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039595
Tel : 6826 8240
Website : http://www.panpacific.com/en/singapore/restaurants_bars/Hai_Tien_Lo.html
Operating Hours : 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/HaiTienLo.Singapore