For fans of Kia Hiang at International Plaza and the defunct Kim Tian outlet, you will be glad to know that they have opened a new outlet named Myo Restobar on the 19th floor of Oxley Tower. The new outlet has a modern setting offering both classic home-style Cantonese dishes and dim sum.
Gold Foil Dumplings with Assorted Mushrooms 4/5
We started with some dishes from the dim sum menu. First we tried the Gold Foil Dumplings with Assorted Mushrooms ($4.80 for 3pc). The thin, stretchy and translucent dough is stuffed with assorted mushrooms which is huge and plump. The vegetarian dumpling has an enjoyable chewy and crunchy textures.
Healthy Walnut Buns 4/5
Not commonly seen on dim sum menu is the Healthy Walnut Buns ($4 for 3pc). It is quite similar to the lotus paste bun except that the dough is more fluffy. The stuffing is also replaced with the nutty walnut paste which is not as sweet.
Flaky Angus Beef Pastry 4.2/5
A favourite among the group is the Flaky Angus Beef Pastry ($5.80). My eyes brightened up when I bite into the flaky pastry. The pungent black pepper sauce is a good change to the usual sweet bbq sauce. Another worthy note is the used of diced angus beef instead of pork for a more tender bite.
Kia Hiang Claypot Spring Chicken 4.5/5
Not to be missed at Myo Restobar is the signature Kia Hiang Claypot Spring Chicken ($18) which has been passed down from father to son. A whole chicken is wrapped in cabbage and cooked in a herbal broth inside the claypot. This result in the sweet and soft cabbage absorbing the savoury broth on top of the juicy chicken. I could have this alone with two bowls of rice.
Angus Tenderloin Cubes with Garlic and Broccoli 4/5
Perfectly cooked is the succulent Angus Tenderloin Cubes with Garlic and Broccoli ($18/$23/$28). The dish showcases the chef's wok skill, coating the beef cubes with wok-hei flavour while locking in the juiciness of the beef.
Double-boiled Chicken Soup with Ginseng 4/5
Double-boiled Soup of the Day - Watercress Soup 4/5
Cantonese is known for the soup and you will not be disappointed with the offering at Myo Restobar. We tried both the Double-boiled Chicken Soup with Ginseng ($6) and Watercress Soup ($5). One could definitely tastes the effort and time in drawing out the essences for the soup, which has depth and flavour.
Baked Hamachi Collar in Butter Sauce 3.5/5
The Baked Hamachi Collar in Butter Sauce ($18 each) is rather pricey in my opinion. Putting the price aside, the fish collar is baked to a beautiful golden brown with crispy skin and succulent meat. It is a delightful dish to go with the craft beers on tap at Myo Restobar.
Double-boiled Peach Gum with Red Dates 4/5
Wrapping up our dinner is the Double-boiled Peach Gum with Red Dates ($4). Peach gum is known to be rich in collagen, cleanses blood, clears acne and prevent urinary tract infections with regular consumption. It is actually tasteless with a jelly-like texture that goes well with the refreshing sweet soup.
To accommodate the lunch crowd, Myo will also be launching Set Menus from $16. Diners can choose between three dim sum sets and three lunch sets from the wok station. Furthermore, Myo also offers brown rice for the health conscious customers. By the way, to access to the restaurant, take the lift to 19th floor from lobby 1. Do note that the lift has a weird design, there are two lift floor panels and you can only find the 19th floor button in the inside floor panel.
Note: this is an invited tasting.
Oxley Tower (Lobby 1)
138 Robinson Road
Tel: +65 69311247
Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar (EW Line)
Mon-Fri, Sun: 11am - 9pm
(Closed on Sat)
1) Alight at Tanjong Pagar MRT station. Take Exit F. Turn left and walk towards Robinson Road. Turn left and walk down Robinson Road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 6 minutes. [Map]