|My Dining Room|
My Dining Room, a Cantonese Restaurant which open its door after the renovation of the dining wing in Suntec City. This restaurant was first known to us when LD's colleagues brought her there for her birthday lunch.
|Part of the Front Dining Area|
Based on LD's glowing recommendation, we decided to go there for her dad's birthday. We decided to order Roast Suckling Pig and Abalone Set Menu ($499++ for 10 pax).
First item served is Roasted Suckling Pig. The skin of the pig is crispy and beautifully crumble in your mouth, in the typical Cantonese roast. Each cuts is about 5 cm in length and with, making it enjoyable for everyone to savour. Yum Yum PORKGASM.
|Roasted Suckling Pig|
|Each cut of the skin|
The suckling pig come with the sweet sauce and mini flower shape bun. The bun is light and fluffy, it will provide a good balance of offset the fattiness of the pig. Once the skin on the flat part of the pig are finished, the service staff help us to peel the skin from the legs and head so we do not need to dirty our hand. What a wonderful service.
|The flowery shaped bun for the suckling pig|
|The skin from the pig's head and legs|
Double Boiled Fish Maw Chicken Soup is up next. The broth is clear yet robust. The fish maw used is from the dried tube version instead of the fried one, resulting in a crunchy and gelatinous texture. The wolfberries add a touch of sweetness in the soup.
|Double Boiled Fish Maw Chicken Soup|
|Double Boiled Fish Maw Chicken Soup (Check out the Fish Maw)|
Stewed Abalone & Japanese Mushroom with Vegetable. The fragrant aroma of this dish just filled the room when it was brought out. The abalones chewy yet tender, while the mushrooms are well fattened after absorbing the broth in which the abalone is stewed. As it is a portion for 10 person, the abalone is just enough for one each per person.
|Stewed Abalone & Japanese Mushroom with Vegetable|
Fried Prawn with Garlic and Spring Onion. The only dish that was a let down for the night. I can understand if they butterfly the prawns to make it look big, instead they cut the prawn in half and left it dangling to the tails. The prawns are small and overcooked, resulting in a hard and chewy texture.
|Fried Prawn with Garlic and Spring Onion|
Deep-Fried Soon Hock Fish. The pair of soon hock fish are fried to crispy and served with superior soya sauce. The skin, fins and tails are crispy which is everyone's favourite while meat retain its flakiness.
|Deep-Fried Soon Hock Fish|
Deep-Fried Suckling Pig Meat with Salt & Pepper (2nd course). The deep fried process added crispy texture to the meat of the suckling pig. It is crispy yet tender at the same time. The salt and pepper seasoning is just addictive.
|Deep-Fried Suckling Pig Meat with Salt & Pepper (2nd course)|
Fried Rice with Chicken & Yam. A unique version of fried rice, but it works. The fried rice has a more subtle taste, with the yam added a mild crunchy texture to the dish. Each grain of rice is crunchy and crisp, which complement the Wok Hei in the rice.
|Fried Rice with Chicken & Yam|
Dessert of the day is a red bean soup, in which you can taste the flavour of the “Chenpi” (mandarin orange peel).
|Red Bean Soup|
We actually ordered Crispy Roast Duck ($68) to satisfy the birthday boy's cravings. True to its name, the skin of the duck is paper thin and crispy. In between the skin and the meat, there is a thin layer of fats which result in moist and succulent meat.
|Crispy Roast Duck|
As we are celebrating a birthday, we ordered the Birthday Bun ($1.50 each). The bun is fluffy, while the lotus paste filling is thick with a subtle sweetness to it. Check out the nice presentation, plated with old ginger and God of Longevity miniature.
|Birthday Buns with Smiling Longevity God|
The restaurant are decorated with the East Meet West theme, blending Chinese decorations with the classic chandelier and the huge wine cellar, and yet giving you the modern outlook with their wooden walls and furniture.
LD made special arrangement to have a private room as we are going to spend more than $500, the room was very simple yet very grand and classic.
|Our Private Room|
Overall, it seems that we have found a gem. My Dining Room is an excellent Cantonese restaurant that has been flying under the radar. Best part, they also serve dim sum in the evening. So we certainly be going back for more. Cheers!!
Food & Drink: 8.8/10
Budget per Person: $26 - $50; $51 - $80