Dated all the way back to 1940, I was surprised to know that The Cathay was a Western restaurant initially before it is renovated and reopened in 1951 to served Chinese food. It closed down in 31 December 1964 for a period before it was been revived in the present location. Now The Cathay Restaurant is located on the second level of The Cathay and is known for its dim sum and ala carte dinner buffet. The ala dinner buffet has a wholly 62 items in the menu. The restaurant will also introduce seasonal Chef's Creations for a limited period.
Steamed Scallop with Golden Mushroom in XO Sauce 4/5
For the Autumn season Chef 's Creations this August, The Cathay introduces Steamed Scallop with Golden Mushroom in XO Sauce ($9.90 for 3pc). The plump steamed scallop is well embraced by the spicy seafood concoction, accentuating the flavour layered with golden mushroom and glass vermicelli for textures. Nothing fancy but an innovative touch of change from the tradition to play up the flavours which is enjoyable.
Baked Rice with Portuguese Sauce in Mini Golden Pumpkin 4.5/5
The other Chef's creations for August is the Baked Rice with Portuguese Sauce in Mini Golden Pumpkin ($14.80 per pax). Peeling off the layer of cheese, revealed a fragrant bowl of fried rice inside the pumpkin. Baking the pumpkin with the fried rice allows the earthy sweetness of the golden fruit to coat the grains turning them into sparkling gold with each mouthful of it.
You Mai Cai with Preserved Bean Paste 4/5
It is always good to have a balanced diet and I love my greens. I had the the You Mai Cai with Preserved Bean Paste ($18 small portion). The used of preserved bean paste blended well with the mild flavour of the green. It was also cooked to a nice crispiness.
Pan Fried Pork Chop with Chef's Special Sauce 4.2/5
I would recommend trying the Pan Fried Pork Chop with Chef's Special Sauce ($18 small). The pork chop was well marinated. extremely tender and succulent.
Chilled Lemon Grass Jelly 4/5
Wrapping up the dinner on a light and refreshing note is the Chilled Lemon Grass Jelly ($4.80 per pax). Infused with the coconut water, it added a hint of fruity sweetness to the jelly. Perfect for the cleansing the palate after a rich meal.
The Cathay Restaurant
2 Handy Road
Tel: +65 67327888
Nearest MRT: Dhoby Ghaut (CC Line, NE Line, NS Line)
Mon-Fri, Sat: 1130am - 3pm, 6pm - 11pm
Sun & PH: 10am - 5pm, 6pm - 11pm
1) Alight at Dhoby Ghaut MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to the traffic junction of Orchard Road and Handy Road. Cross the road and walk to destination. Journey time is about 5 minutes. [Map]