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Following our last visit to Peony Jade, we were eager for more dim sum and hence we went back for a 2nd round. But this time, we went for the Weekday A La Carte Dim Sum Buffet!

Marinated Sea Blubber and Octopus

Marinated Sea Blubber and Octopus

Shark's Fin Soup with Crabmeat

Shark’s Fin Soup with Crabmeat

Wok Fried Creamy Egg Yolk Prawn

Wok Fried Creamy Egg Yolk Prawn

Amongst the spread of more than 30 items available for the ala carte buffet, there were 3 items which were limited to 1 serving per table – the Marinated Sea Blubber and Octopus, Shark’s Fin Soup with Crabmeat and the Wok Fried Creamy Egg Yolk Prawn.

The octopus was well-flavoured, fresh, with an adequate chewiness to eat. The sea blubber was slightly bland, and could do with a bit more sauce. The Wok Fried Creamy Egg Yolk Prawn was a crowd pleaser. The crunchy fresh prawns were thoroughly coated with the thick creamy gooey egg yolk sauce. It was rich in flavours without tasting overwhelmingly salty. The prawns were absolutely finger-licking good.

Beancurd Skin Roll with Prawn and Japanese Seaweed

Beancurd Skin Roll with Prawn and Japanese Seaweed

Steamed Phoenix Feet in Sichuan Chili Black Bean Sauce

Steamed Phoenix Feet in Sichuan Chili Black Bean Sauce

Baked Flaky Cha Siew So

Baked Flaky Cha Siew So

Prawn Rice Roll Cheong Fun

Prawn Rice Roll Cheong Fun

Barbequed Char Siew, Roast Duck, Baked Spareribs with Golden Garlic

Barbequed Char Siew, Roast Duck, Baked Spareribs with Golden Garlic

Overall, the quality of dim sum at Peony Jade was excellent. Regardless of which dim sum item, the chefs did not stinge on the amount and quality of the ingredients. In particular, we were once again impressed by the Steamed Custard and Salted Yolk Bun, which we ordered many times. We were also won over by the Baked Flaky Cha Siew So. It wasn’t overly oily and the crust was baked to perfection. It was served piping hot, akin to freshly baked chicken pies! The skin was crispy and flaky, with a strong buttery fragrance. The char siew wasn’t too sweet nor overwhelming with the fermented bean curd taste. The char siew was tender and had a balanced proportion of fats and meat.

Besides the usual dim sum, there were also roast meat, seasonal greens and noodles/rice available for the buffet. However, the highlights of the buffet were still the fresh dim sum.

Chilled Sea Coconut, Hot Cream of Red Bean, Chilled Mango Sago

Chilled Sea Coconut, Hot Cream of Red Bean, Chilled Mango Sago

Lastly to end the meal, there were 5 different kinds of desserts up for selection – Chilled Sea Coconut, Hot Cream of Red Bean, Chilled Mango Sago, Hot Ginger Tea with Glutinous Rice Dumpling (Black Sesame) and Chilled Longan Tofu. Our favourite was the Hot Cream of Red Bean, which was thick and viscous, almost paste-like – a sweet ending to a great meal at Peony Jade Restaurant.

For $25++ per pax (minimum 4 persons), you could enjoy a widespread of dishes from the menu. Additional charges were incurred from the wet towels, tea and peanuts.

Peony Jade Restaurant
M Level, Keppel Club
Bukit Chermin Road

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Written by foodphd

May 13, 2012 at 10:36 am

Posted in Buffet, Chinese

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