Tuesday, March 27, 2012

品珍私房菜 Yummy Recipes @ Crescent @ Kallang

Was reading the Chinese tabloids recently and one article caught my attention. The owner of Yummy Claypot from Joo Chiat has invested a 6 figure sums to open a high-end Chinese restaurant in MacPherson. I was quite curious who would want to open a high end restaurant in an industrial estate, so I made my way down to take a look.

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It's not easy finding this place. The restaurant is located in a new office building called Crescent @ Kallang. The funny thing is that its location Kallang Pudding Road is nowhere near Kallang, but within MacPherson Road. You can park your car along the small road outside of the restaurant. A row of red lanterns will guide you to the main door (above).

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Upon entering the restaurant, we know where all the 6 figure sums went to. According to news reports, the owner went to different parts of China to source for antiques and beautiful decorations for his new investment.

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There are 2 sections to this restaurant. On your right is a family round table section.

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On your left is the small table sections, perfect for groups of 2 to 4.

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The staffs here are really one of the most attentive and most courteous guys for a Chinese restaurant. Although most are mainland China staffs, but their service level is top notched. We were served the Braised Peanuts (S$2) while looking through the menu.

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After ordering, the waitress wheeled out a huge black pot. When I say huge, I really mean HUGE! Guess what's inside?

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The answer is Double Boiled Pig Stomach Soup (S$38 for one huge pot). This huge pot of soup can easily serve 10 big bowls of soup. But if you can gather 4 to 5 soup lovers, it will be gone in no time. This pig stomach soup, one of their signature and a Hokkien specialty, has a really intense taste and aroma. We can tell that the soup has been boiled for hours and hours in the big pot. A must try.

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A whole chicken was stuffed inside the entire pig stomach to make this soup. The chicken meat was still tender when I tried it.

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Also had this Sambal Long Beans with Seafood. Beans were crunchy and the sambal had a nice kick.

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Tofu lovers will love this Special Tofu Treasure Box with Seafood. Forgot the price, but everyone enjoyed this too.

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Yummy Recipes also has another house specialty - Braised Duck with potato and yam (S$16). The braised duck was really smooth and tender, and if I didn't remember wrongly, was also boneless too. Try the meat together with a piece of yam or potato. Another must order.

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There is this unique vegetable dish called Double Prosperity Kailan (S$10). It's basically Kailan cooked 2 ways. On the left is the normal garlic stir fry style, but on the right is a special deep fried kai lan. Tasted almost like crispy seaweed.

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The last dish we had was the Sri Lanka Crab Baked Rice (S$58). Crab was fresh and sweet, but I find that there is too much minced garlic inside the baked rice. Perhaps a little less garlic would be better. But still, the rice was very flavourful.


品珍私房菜 Yummy Recipes
Crescent @ Kallang
47 Kallang Pudding Road
#01-08

18 comments:

  1. I didn't jot down their number. Did a quick search on the net ...
    Tel : (+65) 6636-0603
    Cheers

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    1. Thank you so much. I tried to call but no one answer.
      I wondered will the restaurant be packed.

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    2. THE CONTACT NUMBER 63431818

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  2. I guess it wouldn't be too packed.
    During my previous few visits, I have no difficulties in finding a table (except once during CNY period).
    Regards

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  3. The tel. no. is 63431818. manager Mr Jacky

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  4. hi is it very expensive to eat there?

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  5. Hi Crystal : no, it's not expensive, pretty affordable actually. Family friendly restaurant.

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  6. thank you very much :-)

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  7. Can I check with u their opening hours?

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  8. what is the tel number i wanna book...

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  9. can i also know what is the price

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  10. what time does the restaurant open

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  11. Pls see the previous comments. Someone has stated the contact person and number.

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  12. Overpriced!!! I went last night and I will not go back again. Read below! The prices are really expensive for a restaurant situated in an industrial estate. The service was not good, the table was too small to put all the dishes on it, the manager refused to give us another table! Instead joined another table to it. The food was unreachable, we have to stretch our hands or stand up!!

    The pig stomach soup is no longer $38.
    Instead, a hefty price at $56!!!!

    A small plate of 3 roast combination: roast duck, char siew & cold pork slices costs $40!!!

    Fried sambal with long beans & shrimps costs $15.

    Steam prawns with garlic sauce costs $38.40

    6pcs of eggyolk custard costs $10.80

    A pot of chinese jasmine tea $6
    4 small bowls of rice $4
    Braised peanuts & pickled cucumber $4

    Total amt: $175.40 for 4 persons is ridiculously expensive!!! I will not go back again.

    With 10% service charged & GST : $206.45


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    1. Wow! Serious? I haven't been there for quite sometime. Thanks for the update and sharing with our readers here.

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  13. Yummy recipe is definitely over-rated... The menu are overpriced and the staffs have an attitude not to serve... rude and unprofessional. Visit them to believe...

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  14. Good and attentive service accorded from Jack and his staff. Delectable dishes and good ambience. Prices are what you'd expect from a typical Chinese restaurant with this kind of set up.

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  15. Hi.

    I enjoy reading your blog.
    Is there a way I can contact you, perhaps your email address?

    Thanks,
    Jan

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