My dining partner and I wanted to dine at Imperial Treasure Cantonese Cuisine last week, at Great World City, but failed to do so as they were closed at 2:30pm. The Teochew cuisine outlet at Ngee Ann City closes later, close to 3pm so we had our fix there, this week!
Daily Soup – $6.00++
The soup of the day was chicken soup with barley and some herbs. I’m a big hater of herbs but the herbs in this wasn’t overpowering and overall I liked this soup.
Roast Pork – $9.00++
Despite having this at 2:30pm, when it has been probably hung up in the kitchen since 11am, the pork still tasted good though it was no doubt not served at its warmest. The meat was tender and flavourful while the skin remained crispy. This was way better than that from Crystal Jade Palace just next door, as the latter had rubbery meat and cost $12.00++ for the same portion.
My first time trying something like this but generally I’m not a fan of such dishes. Same goes to marinated tako from Japanese restaurants.
Deep Fried Beancurd Skin Roll with Shrimp – $4.50++
Decent but certainly not the best. The skin was soaked and fried thoughroughly with oil, and that’s not the sort I like.
Pan Fried Carrot Cake – $3.50++
I’m typically not a fan of such carrot cake so I shan’t comment.
Baked Chicken and Mushroom Pastry – $3.60++
I had read somewhere that some restaurant’s chicken pie was good. I can’t recall whether it was this restaurant but I ordered it anyway. The pastry was nice but I found the filling a bit too floury and mushy for my liking.
Steamed Beef Ball with Vegetable – $3.30++
Initially we wanted the Chicken with Fish Maw that we had on our previous visit. However, it was sold out and the waitress suggested this instead. The beef ball was very chewy and I even did a bounce test with it and it bounced back like a rubber ball! The texture was somewhat like fishball.
Baked Egg Tarts – $3.00++
The standard remained and this was still one of the best egg tarts I’ve had.
The prices at this restaurant in Ngee Ann City is really affordable and value for money, I’d say. Still highly recommended by Hungry Bird!
For my previous experience here: https://hungryinsingapore.wordpress.com/2011/09/17/imperial-treasure-teochew-cuisine-lunch/