Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Restaurant Eclipse @ Yue Hwa Building - New Fine-Dining Destination Eclipse Opens In The Heart Of Chinatown


A new fine-dining restaurant, Restaurant Eclipse has recently opened. The restaurant is located on the rooftop of Yue Hwa Building, Chinatown. It has a breathtaking view of the city's skyline and Singapore's beautiful downtown area. The restaurant, helmed by Chef Samuel Quan, serves a multitude of east-meets-west fusion delicacies made from the chef's favourite ingredients.

Canape 3.5/5

Our dinner started with a couple of Canape. My favourite is the Amaebi for its play of textures and flavours. A crispy amaebi head sits on top of a Nori cracker paired with avocado cream.

Hamachi 4/5

Next is a refreshing starter served chill. The Hamachi is seasoned with kimchi sauce paired with pickled ginger flower, fresh Nashi pear, hanaho and kaluga caviar. I like how the pear gives the dish a sweet, fruity finishing, while the kohlrabi juice seasoned with lime zest up the whole enjoyment.

Pumpkin Laksa Soup 3.5/5

A unique take is the Pumpkin Laksa Soup which comes with a seafood tortellini consisting of tiger prawn and scallop. While I understand that laksa rempah is added to the cooking, I could not taste it. The taste is still inclined to the taste of pumpkin. The only familiarity of laksa profile comes from the laksa leaf instead. Puff rice is also added for texture.

Chicken 3.8/5

Surprisingly, the dish that left an impression on me is the Chicken Breast with Spiced Mousse paired with green curry foam and Asian slaw. Embarrassingly, I mistook the chicken as fish as the texture was so moist and soft. Hence, I was impressed by how the kitchen can achieve the texture.

Duo Beef 4/5

Next, we have the Duo Beef, which is done two ways. We have the braised short rib on the plate with hoisin glaze and Tajima wagyu cooked over the charcoal grill. Accompanying the dish is crispy potato mille feuille, garden vegetables cooked with anchovies butter and kampot pepper sauce. I prefer the Tajima wagyu for its succulent texture and sweet buttery flavour.

Roselle Granita with Fizzy Grape 4/5

Before moving to the dessert, we are served Roselle Granita with Fizzy Grape for palate cleanser.

Orh Nee Mille Feuille 4/5

Wrapping up our dinner is Orh Nee Mille Feuille for dessert. Taro mousse is piped between layers of crispy puff pastry, topped with whipped coconut cream. On the side is a scoop of coconut ice cream with popping candy and coconut crumble.


As a fine-dining restaurant, I felt that Eclipse was not there yet. While the food is good, I didn't get the wow factor from my dining experience. I think it lacks character for it to stand out among its peers. I checked with some of the friends who happened to be there, and they felt the food was mediocre.

Note: This is an invited tasting.

Yue Hwa Building
70 Eu Tong Sen Street
Singapore 059805
Nearest MRT: Chinatown (DT Line, NE Line)

Opening Hours:
Tue-Sun: 12pm - 2pm, 6pm - 10pm

1) Alight at Chinatown MRT station. Take Exit C. Walk to Eu Tong Street. Turn left and walk to destination. Journey time about 3 minutes. [Map]

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