We are back at Pavilion Restaurant again. No relations to the Paradise group, and this is a stand alone Chinese restaurant located in the heart of the Duxton Hill area. And what's better is that they are opened for Yum Cha on both Satudays and Sundays.
I think not many people know they are opened as they are located inside a rather dead area in Craig Place. Started off our yum cha with Tie Guan Ying tea (S$5 for 2 person)
We ordered a tasting porting of the Braised Abalone (3 head) in Truffle Sauce (S$58) as they combined both things we love. The abalone was smooth and soft. Unfortunately, we could not taste much of the truffle in the sauce.
The Fried Prawn Dumplings (S$4.50), our first dim sum item, was crisp on the outside and had a generous amount of prawns inside.
We also enjoyed the Steamed Shao Mai with Fish Roe (S$4.50), which had real crunchy chunks of prawns.
We love our soups, and Pavilion's version of their Double Boiled Herbal Soup (S$12) had a strong chinese herbs taste which we like. After one sip and you know it is full of nutriton.
A unique item here is the Pan-Seared Scallops in Lemongrass (S$10). It's something different from the scallop + bacon match. The lemongrass taste did infuse into the sweet scallops.
Another special item was the Fried Fish Noodles with Eggplant (S$8). The sauce is slightly spicy, and from my understanding the noodles was made with a fish + flour mixture.
Ended our Dim Sum lunch with desserts like Avocado Puree with Vanilla Ice-Cream (S$6)
and our favourite Mini Egg Tarts (S$4.80). The egg tarts were of good quality.
We saw this Chilled Red Beans with Coconut Ice-Cream (S$8) on the menu. Find it rather ordinary as this dessert is now found in many Chinese restaurants in Singapore. But still, quality was acceptable.
Would recommend this restaurant as the dim sum is good and there is no need to call and reserve on weekends. Good for those who wants to have dim sum in a relax environment.
20 Craig Road,