Man Fu Yuan at InterContinental Singapore has been one of my favourite Chinese restaurant, and I was really excited to know that Chef Eric Neo has introduced 10 new dishes inspired by his travel experiences.
Our dinner started with a trio of Appetisers which consists of Deep Fried Pork Shoulder Dumpling, Smoked Kagoshima Pork Belly Char Siew and Mango Passionfruit Prawns. The deep fried pork shoulder dumpling is sort of like a deep fried siew mai, with a crispy exterior and crunchy interior from the prawn. The smoked kagoshim pork belly char siew has a enjoyable balanced of fatness and sweetness. Lastly the mango prawn is coated with herring roes but I didn't get the popping effect on top of the fruity sweetness.
Double Boiled Chicken Soup, Fish Maw, Conpoy 4.5/5
The Double Boiled Chicken Soup is packed with richness and depth. The essence of the conpoy is well drawn into the soup through hours of boiling, for that umami flavour. It even comes with chicken pieces and premium fish maw.
Miso Shoyu Baked Cod, Scrambled Egg Whites 4.2/5
At first glance, I was wondering whether the scrambled egg whites is a good choice to pair with strong flavour of the Miso Shoyu Baked Cod. In fact, the sweetness of the moist cod fish goes very well with the lightly salted scrambled egg whites, giving the dish a contrast but yet harmony finishing.
Signature West Lake Longjin Tea Smoked Duck 4/5
Smoked to a beautiful aroma is the Signature West Lake Longjin Tea Smoked Duck. Diners can enjoy the tea smoked duck on its own or wrapped in it a then crepe.
Tiger Prawn Vermicelli, Chinese Wine, Superior Broth 4.8/5
Another favourite of mine is the Tiger Prawn Vermicelli. The highlight is the superior broth that is accentuated with a dash of Chinese wine. The thin vermicelli which acts like a sponge, absorbed the delish broth for a slurping goodness.
Chilled Coconut Jelly, Aloe Vera 4.5/5
Wrapping up the dinner, we had the Deep Fried Purple Sweet Potato Custard Ball and Chilled Coconut Jelly with Aloe Vera. I enjoy both desserts a lot. The deep fried purple sweet potato has a delightful chewy texture filled with oozing custard in it. On the other hand, the chilled coconut jelly with aloe vera is light and refreshing.
In addition to the new signatures, the restaurant has also elevate the culinary experience with a handpicked selection of quality wines from renowned regions, passionate growers and boutique wineries. On top of that, tea connoisseurs will also be pleased to be able to pair and appreciate their meal with nine different premium teas
Note: This is an invited tasting.
Man Fu Yuan
80 Middle Road
Tel: +65 63387600
Nearest MRT: Bugis (EW Line, DT Line)
Daily: 1145am - 330pm, 630pm - 1030pm
1) Alight at Bugis MRT station. Take Exit C. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]