Disclaimer: This was part of a food tasting event.
“Authentic Sichuan and Cantonese cuisine.”
Si Chuan Dou Hua is a restaurant franchise established under the Pan Pacific Hotels Group since 1996. They specialized in Sichuan & Cantonese cuisines, with a team of renowned chefs offering an extensive menu of delicacies of the Asian cuisine. Currently Si Chua Dou Hua is offering a “Nostalgic Dim Sum Buffet” with up to 50 dim sum items popular in the olden days.
Entrance of the restaurant.
Inside the restaurant.
Another view of the interior.
The look & feel of the restaurant is quite elegant, resembling your typical Chinese restaurant. With a majority of Earth tones used, the restaurant is filled Asian decor, such as vases & hanging lanterns. The restaurant’s interior is kept modern as well, balancing the Chinese theme with current elements. The floor is decked out with circular pattern carpeting & wall panelling.
Claypot rice on display. Yum.
Check out deft skills of the Tea Master who combines martial arts, dance and gymnastics in the traditional art of tea-pouring as well!
Nostaglic Dim Sum Buffet Feast
Si Chuan Dou Hua is currently offering a fantastic Dim Sum buffet feast from 1 October 2015 to 31 December 2015 by Master Dim Sum Chef Wen Xin Wen that is filled with 50 items, popular in the olden days. Apart from the various dim sum dishes, the menu also consits of a variety of Sichuan cold appetisers, stir-fry items & roast meats.
The buffet feats costs $32++ for an adult & $20.80 ++ for a child on Mondays to Thursday. $38++ for an adult & $22.80++ for a child on Fridays to Sundays & PHs. There’s also a promotion for UOB & HSBC Credit/Debit cardholders; one diner dines free with every three accompanying diners.
Double-boiled Cartilage Soup (Only one serving per person)
Don’t let the milky texture fool you, the double-boiled cartilage soup was really delicious & it tasted really similar to Shark’s Fin Soup. It’s also said to be really good for your skin! I would drink this everyday if I could.
Sliced Pork in Garlic & Chilli Sauce
One of the cold appetizers from the menu, this was a great starter. The pork was perfectly seasoned with a hint of spicyness.
Seaweed with Shredded Carrot & Radish in Chilli Oil
This was another delicious cold appetizer. The texture of the dish was quite similar to jellyfish. Was it jellyfish?
Barbecued Items – Soya Chicken, Teow Chew Stewed Duck & BBQ Pork Rib (One serving only)
Signature Pork Belly Roll with Yam
One of the pièce de résistances from the menu is the Pork Belly Roll with Yam! Chef Wen Xin Wen rationale how he wanted to keep the juices of the pork belly roll inside the roll, thus he devised a method to contain the juices of the roll inside, without the fuss.
The pork belly meat & juices are contained within the roll with gelatin skin. Take one bite & all the delicious flavours will envelope your mouth.
“Hakka” Dumpling with Turnip
Considered to be an all-time crowd favourite, this was pretty awesome as well., with a soft outer skin & a savoury filling of turnip.
“Siew Mai” with Diced Abalone
Another one of Si Chuan Dou Hua’s pièce de résistances is their Siew Mai with Diced Abalone! This was pretty much the most photogenic dish as well! (Great for Instagrammers!)
Pan-fried Beancurd Skin Roll
Fragrant Yam Cake with Waxed Meat
This was one of the more interesting dishes from the entire buffet feast. The yam perfectly balanced the waxed meat. If you’re wondering what waxed meat is, it’s pretty much the Chinese version of cured meats.
Pan-fried Chive Dumpling
A fan of dumplings, my friend really loved this dish.
“Char Siew” Bun with Preserved
Steamed Yam Paste Bun with Salted Egg Yolk
Another iconic dish from the buffet was the Steamed Yam Paste Bun!
Apart from it’s distinct colour & swirls, the inner filling is filled with yam paste & a hint of salted egg yolk. The subtlety of the yam paste complemented the salted egg yolk. Definite must-try!
Glutinous Rice Roll with Chinese Sausage
This dish was really interesting as well, with its intriguing green colour, wrapped with a Pandan leave.
Homemade Bean Curd with Wolfberry
Time for desserts!
Almond Cake with Mango Sauce
Chilled Osmanthus Cake with Honey
Fine Beancurd with Black Sesame and Vanilla ice-cream ($8)
This dessert is not included in the Dim Sum Buffet menu, but is available on the ala carte menu.
The hosts of the food tasting was nice enough to offer it to us!
Worth A Visit/Revisit?
Those dishes are just a hint of the 50 varieties of dim sum items that are currently offered by Si Chuan Dou Hua for their Nostalgic Dim Sum Buffet Feast! There’s a lot more delectable dishes to choose from, hence there’s definitely something for everybody. The buffet has been one of better dim sum feasts that I’ve had in a long time & it’s definitely not to be missed!
I do also want to thank William from The Influencer Network & Si Chuan Dou Hua for the invite & for being great hosts for buffet feast!
SI CHUAN DOU HUA
181 Kitchener Road, Singapore 208533
(Nearest train station: Farrer Park)
Contact: 6428 3170
Mon – Thurs: 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Fri – Sun/PH: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm