Thursday, May 16, 2024

Tien Court @ Copthorne King’s Hotel - Celebrates 35th Anniversary With A Fresh Menu


Tien Court, located at Copthorne King’s Hotel, celebrates its 35th anniversary with a fresh menu curated by Master Chef Lui. With a lifelong dedication to Teochew cuisine and a profound cultural insight, Chef Lui's menu highlights the natural flavors and freshness of ingredients, ranging from seafood to poultry and vegetables.

Assorted Dim Sums 4/5

The Dim Sum menu is a highlight, featuring delectable offerings like the Teochew Steamed Crystal Dumpling, plump with a juicy mixture of dried shrimp, preserved radish, and turnip, wrapped in delicate translucent skin. Equally delightful is the pan-seared Teochew Chai Kueh, boasting a well-made kueh skin with a tasty seared exterior. One notable item is the Crispy Teochew Dumpling, featuring an airy crust filled with succulent prawn and bamboo shoot.

Double-boiled Fish Maw Nourishing Soup 5/5

The Double-boiled Fish Maw Nourishing Soup was stunning with a generous portion of premium fish maw complemented by chicken collagen, bamboo shoots, and an array of herbs. Slow-cooked for hours, the result was a velvety broth with a rich depth of flavor, offering a nourishing and satisfying experience.

Braised Sliced Silver Hill Irish Duck 4/5

An elevated take on the traditional Teochew braised duck is the Braised Sliced Silver Hill Irish Duck. While the use of Irish duck doesn't necessarily make the dish tastier than its regular counterpart, the addition of extra fats enhances its richness. However, what stood out for me is the aromatic and herbaceous braising sauce.

Signature Teochew Puning Fermented Bean Chicken 4.5/5

The Signature Teochew Puning Fermented Bean Chicken showcases the unique ingredient of Puning fermented bean paste. This dish features a whole chicken marinated in a mixture of Puning fermented beans — a specialty from the city of Puning — along with aromatics like ginger and pandan leaves. The chicken is gently baked in a claypot over fire. The meat emerged succulent, accompanied by a sauce that balanced sweetness with a subtle tang, offering a complex and enticing flavour profile.

Pan-fried Cod Fish with Superior Soy Sauce 5/5

Signature Braised White Teat Sea Cucumber 5/5

We had 2 excellent seafood dishes. The Pan-fried Cod Fish was executed with a perfect crust flavoured with a light superior soy sauce. The Signature Braised White Teat Sea Cucumber in oyster sauce is a memorable dish - Deep fried after braising, the sea cucumber had a delectable chewy and bouncy texture, contrasted with its crisp skin. This preparation also allowed it to absorb the oyster sauce better, elevating its flavours.

Teochew-style Oyster Omelette 3.5/5

The Teochew-style Oyster Omelette is prepared with Master Chef Lui’s special fish sauce blend. The egg and flour mixture is fried to a crisp perfection, with plump oysters nestled beneath it. While the dish delivered as expected, juicier and plumper oysters would have elevated its taste and flavour.

Signature Teochew Wok-fried Hor Fun 4/5

Signature Teochew Wok-fried Hor Fun with diced kailan and preserved radish hor fun boasts a remarkable infusion of wok hei. While the hor fun base itself leans slightly towards the bland side, it's elevated by the abundance of umami-rich flavors and textures from the other ingredients. Each mouthful is a delightful combination of wok hei and diverse flavours.

Steamed Yam Paste 5/5

The Steamed Yam Paste 'Orh Nee' with pumpkin and gingko nut stands out as one of the finest I've tasted from a restaurant. The yam paste had the right amount of sweetness, complemented by tiny yam chunks within that added texture. For those craving extra sweetness, a side of sugar syrup is provided.


Other than A curated range of set menus with Individual and Group Set Menus are available, priced from $78 per person for a 7-course exploration menu to 8-course family-style menu for a party of 10 for $1,088.

Photos and words by Si An. A girl who is allured by travelling, loves the feel of freedom, smell of the rain and the aroma of fine coffee and food.

Tien Court Restaurant
Copthorne King's Hotel
403 Havelock Road
Level 2
Singapore 169631
Tel: +65 63183193/ 63183198
Nearest MRT: Havelock (TE Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 12pm - 230pm, 6pm - 10pm

1) Alight at Havelock MRT station. Take Exit 5. Walk straight down Havelock Road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 8 minutes. [Map]

2) Alight at Havelock MRT station. Take Exit 4. Walk to bus stop opposite opposite Holiday Inn Atrium (Stop ID 06149). Take bus number 51, 64, 123, or 186. Alight 1 stops later. Cross the road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 10 minutes. [Map]

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