Saturday, July 20, 2019

Si Chuan Dou Hua @ PARKROYAL On Beach Road - 100 Sichuan Delights, 1 Gastronomic Feast

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The popular '100 Sichuan Delights, 1 Gastronomic Feast' promotion returns for the fourth consecutive year at Si Chuan Dou Hua, PARKROYAL On Beach Road. This year's promotion will be available from 8 July to 30 September 2019, with 102 dishes in 26 flavour profiles on the menu. A showcase of the multiple facets of Sichuan cuisine beyond the commonly known spicy and mala flavour.

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The promotion is available at $60 per adult, and diners get to enjoy a complimentary glass of sake while children from the age of 6 to 12 dine at $30 per pax.

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Chilled Sliced Radish in Sweet and Sour Sauce

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Stir-fried Sliced Pork in Sweet and Sour Sauce

Most of us will associate Sichuan cuisine with spicy and mala flavour. Sweet and sour is also part of the flavours of Sichuan cuisine. Chef Zeng Feng has presented this flavour in the Chilled Sliced Radish in Sweet and Sour Sauce and Stir-fried Sliced Pork in Sweet and Sour Sauce. This definitely changes our perspective that Sichuan cuisine is all about spiciness.

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Stir-fried Sliced Fish in Tomato Sauce

If you prefer something sweeter in flavour, there is the Stir-fried Sliced Fish in Tomato Sauce. A very delightful combination of crispy exterior and moist interior, coated in sweet tomato sauce.

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Pork Belly in Chinese Rice Wine

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Chilled Chicken in Chinese Rice Wine

Moving on, we have more dishes that showcase the non-spicy side of Sichuan cuisine. We have the Pork Belly in Chinese Rice Wine and Chilled Chicken in Chinese Rice Wine. The addition of the Chines rice wine in cooking gives the dishes a beautiful aroma.

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Diced Chicken with Dried Chilli and Cashew Nut

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Long Beans in Ginger Sauce

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Beancurd with Sichuan Minced Pepper

Until now, the dishes we tired have been non-spicy. There are many types of spiciness in Sichuan cuisine that gives you the heat and tongue burning sensation. Let's take it slow and make some entry-level introduction such as the Diced Chicken with Dried Chilli and Cashew Nut, Long Beans in Ginger Sauce and Beancurd with Sichuan Minced Pepper. The used of dried chilli, garlic and Sichuan pepper give the dish the heat, but it doesn't make you break into a sweat.

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Eggplant with Garlic and Chilli Sauce

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Sliced Pork in Garlic and Chilli Sauce

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Eggplant and Minced Meat in Garlic and Chilli Sauce

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Stir-fried Prawns in Garlic and Chilli Sauce

For something more vibrant and more piquant in flavour are the garlic and chilli sauce. Chef Zeng Feng introduces the flavour in his interpretation of the Eggplant and Minced Meat in Garlic and Chilli Sauce, Stir-fried Prawns in Garlic and Chilli Sauce, Eggplant with Garlic and Chilli Sauce, and Sliced Pork in Garlic and Chilli Sauce.

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Braised Fish in Spicy Bean Paste

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Marinated Chicken Feet with Preserved Chilli

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Chilled Pork Knuckle in Chilli Oil

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Chilled Chicken in Spicy Bean Paste

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Shredded Pig Stomach in Chilli Oil

At the heat of the promotion is the spiciness that is close to our heart of Sichuan cuisine. I really enjoy the fiery flavour that is spicy and also packed an aroma punch in the dishes such as the Braised Fish in Spicy Bean Paste, Marinated Chicken Feet with Preserved Chilli,  Chilled Pork Knuckle in Chilli Oil, Chilled Chicken in Spicy Bean Paste and Shredded Pig Stomach in Chilli Oil.

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Steamed Egg in Prawn Paste

An interesting item in the 100 Sichuan Delights, 1 Gastronomic Feast menu is the Steamed Egg in Prawn Paste. A dish that introduces us to the salty, savoury sauce used in Sichuan cuisine.

I really enjoy the 100 Sichuan Delights, 1 Gastronomic Feast promotion. Not only was the food delicious, but it was also a very enriching gastronomic experience that widens my knowledge of Sichuan cuisine. It is not impossible to mention all the 102 dishes in 26 flavours in this review. Hence I would recommend you to make a reservation and experience it for yourself.

Note: This is an invited tasting.


Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant
PARKROYAL on Beach Road
7500 Beach Road
Singapore 199591
Tel: +65 65055724
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Nearest MRT: Nicoll Highway (CC Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 1130am - 1030pm

Direction:
1) Alight at Nicoll Highway MRT station. Take Exit A. Follow the overhead walkway all the way to The Concourse building. Take the exit down to Nicoll Highway and walk towards Parkroyal Serviced Residences. Cut through towards The Plaza at Parkroyal Hotel. Journey time about 8 minutes. [Map]

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