It was a very beautiful morning when we went for the lunch invite at Peach Blossoms. The good news is that Peach Blossoms has launched their new set menu with some of their perennial favourites as well as new creations. Promotional Set Menus are launched on a monthly basis with the focus on Barbequed Peking Duck (March) and Boston Lobster with 7 variations of cooking style (April).
I thought I was very early to reach before noon. There were already two small tables of corporate diners before me.
Let’s take a look at the yummilicious creation we tried!
Imperial Four Dimsum Combination
The 4-item dimsum starter for this month’s Set Menu was pleasing to the palette and went very well with the Pu’er tea we had. Every piece was exquisitely handmade and distinctively special with it’s own flavour.
A cut above traditional dimsum mass-production restaurants where minced meat with the occasional prawn bits disguised with a different look for every other item, this is worth all the calories. 所谓点到心头上的快乐 ，就是这样由来 ♡
From top, clockwise :
🍴Steamed Pork Dumpling with Black Garlic 黑蒜蒸烧卖
🍴Steamed Prawn Dumpling with Bamboo Shoot 笋尖鲜虾饺
🍴Deep-fried Yam Dumpling filled with BBQ Honey Pork 芋角叉烧酥
🍴Crispy Codfish Roll with Wild Mushroom 三椒野菌鳕鱼卷
Barbequed Peking Duck 北京片皮鸭
This crispy roasted duck with crepe, cucumber, scallion and thick, fragrant sweet sauce is on this month’s promotional menu as part of a set of 8 gastronomic delights.
Alternatively, the big fat Peking Duck can be ordered as an ala-carte item at ONLY $48++ for now. So good deal hor! Don’t say bo jio!
Double-boiled Kampung Chicken Soup with Chinese Herbs 党参黄氏炖三芭鸡汤
The individually-served bowl of clear soup smelled of heavenly aroma. I’m a soup lover who spares no expenses over soup ingredients. Brought up the Cantonese way under my mum’s influence, I appreciate a hot bowl of soup when it comes to dining. However, the soup I make at home (although is very good too) can in no way compare to the standards at Peach Blossoms even though I slow-slow-boil over the stove for hours. At Peach Blossoms, they double-boil it for even longer hours hence I believe that is the way to seal in all the best flavour.
Looking at the ingredients from my soup bowl during the tasting session, I could not help but wonder if there was any other secret ingredients not seen.
Stir-fried Boston Lobster with Golden Stripe and Oatmeal 金丝麦香波士顿龙虾
Generously laced with oatmeal and the distinct taste of fried egg white, the Boston Lobster will be the highlight in the coming month of April.
We loved that the meaty chunk of lobster meat gave a sweet, flavourful and firm bite. It was so well fried. What delighted us further was the personal demo from Manager showing us how he removed the shell from the pincer, exposing the entire pincer meat. We only needed to bite that chunk of meat off then lick our fingers after that ✌
Totally awesome! Totally unlike the typical zichar kind of oat and cereal prawn thingy. ♡ This is a league on it’s own.
Under the Boston Lobster Promotion (1st April – 30th April 2017), there will be a choice of seven (7) cooking styles to choose from. I believe one would mull over the selection just by looking at the menu. The seven cooking styles available are listed below :-
- Deep-fried with Crispy Golden Cereal 金丝麦片
- Baked with Salted Egg and Cheese 芝士流沙焗
- Baked with Black Truffle in Supreme Stock 上汤黑松露酱焗
- Deep-fried and coated with Mayo and Mixed Nuts 果香珊汁
- Baked in “Portuguese” Style 葡式焗
- Stir-fried with Chill Paste 辣椒
- Baked with Creamy Custard Pumpkin Sauce 奶皇焗
Boston Lobster will be sold at $11.80++ per 100g during the promotional period.
Steamed Silver Cod with Spicy Bean Sauce 酱蒸银鳕鱼
From far even before the dish could reach our table, I could tell that my favourite fish is coming up just from the design of the bowl. This seems to be the signature bowl used for serving fish dishes at Peach Blossoms. Hahah!
I still remember the vivid tangy and spicy assam flavour from our last visit when Peach Blossoms had the Abalone Set Menu promotion. This time round, Chef upped one notch on the level of spiciness for the accompanying sauce. As Audrey could not stomach the sharp spiciness of the Spicy Bean Sauce, I gobbled up two whole servings of the Silver Cod with no regrets. It is really very, very hot and spicy with the savoury kind, not mala numbing kind. So if you are infatuated with spicy flavour like I do, this one dish will awaken all your sensations without failing to leave you asking for more.
Steamed Bean Curd stuffed with Minced Pork in “Chao Shan” Style 潮汕家乡煎酿豆腐煲
This Yong Tau Fu tasted very similar to what my mum makes at home, except that I could not taste the presence of salted fish or fish meat in the minced pork in a typical Hakka style. The broth with was rich in flavour and I must admit that it is more superior to my mum’s simple soya bean + ikan bilis soup.
Chao Shan is located in the region around the Eastern Guangdong. With Chao Zhou right below the Hakka-populated Meizhou Province in China, it is no wonder that both styles of cooking look and taste similar. I wonder who copied who many decades ago. ;p
Pan-fried Rice Vermicelli and Glass Noodles with Shredded Duck Meat 香煎鸭丝干炒鸳鸯米粉
The familiar “chaotah” bee hoon was given a touch of elegance with the abundance of shredded duck meat stir-fried to smokey fragrance. With the use of a mixture of glass noodles and vermicelli, it is one final stomach-filling dish that should not be missed even after all the fulfilling dishes prior.
Duo Dessert Combinations 香芒椰子冻配流沙煎堆
To make the meal complete, this Duo Dessert Combi of Chilled Coconut Jelly with Mango Puree served with Coconut Ice Cream and Deep-fried Glutinous Rice Ball filled with Custard and Salted Egg Yolk is here to find their way into your tummy.
To conclude the meal with the most perfect ending, start from the right with a medley of sweetness and work your way all the way to the left for the finale burst of savoury salted egg yolk lava encased within the very sticky, very QQ glutinous rice ball. This is by no means a hastily prepared dessert as can be seen that the efforts have been put into plating.
Every dish was beautifully plated and served hot. I went into food coma when the spoon was finally laid down.
Level 5, Marina Mandarin Singapore
6 Raffles Boulevard
Singapore 039594 (Map)
Call (65) 6845 1118/1111 or email email@example.com.
Opening Hours :
Monday – Friday Lunch: 12.00pm – 3.00pm
Weekend Lunch (Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays): 11.00am – 3.00pm
Daily Dinner: 6.30pm – 10.30pm
We are grateful for the opportunity to be invited for a sumptious lunch at Peach Blossoms, for the purposes of this review. We were not remunerated monetarily for the review, all opinions and experiences remain our own alone. All photos unless otherwise mentioned are copyright of Peach Blossoms and were provided for the purposes of this review. All other photos remain the copyright property of SAys! Happy Mums and may not be reproduced without prior notice or written permission given.
~ SAys! Shirley
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