The Weekly Glutton (27/6 – 02/7)
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The esteemed list of Michelin Bib Gourmand 2017 was released earlier last week. There’s a total of 38 eateries to choose from and guess where we had dinner on Sunday?
Peony Jade @ Keppel Club
First off, if you don’t drive, it’s a bit of a hassle to get to. Bukit Churmin Road is a pretty long stretch but the pot of gold at the end makes up for all that effort.
Think standard Chinese cuisine BUT all your usual dishes that you’re familiar with have a unique twist included in them to give them the edge over other restaurants.
The Perfect Match LobsterSalad and Barbercued Suckling Pig Combination
The name of the dish is definitely a mouthful but true to its name, The Lobster Salad and Suckling Pig are the highlights here.
I’m a sucker for Lobster, especially fresh ones. The Lobster at Peony Jade is no exception. They have certain standards to uphold after winning the Bib Gourmand Award and they’ve not disappointed me in that aspect.
The Suckling Pig was super tender and the crispy skin gave an extremely satisfying crunch and added texture in every bite.
Peony Jade’s Signature Sauteed Prawns with Creamy Yolk Sauce
It’s very difficult to pick a favorite dish at Peony Jade. This easily makes it into the top few dishes that I had there though.
The portions are generous and the creamy yolk sauce gives it a nice added sweetness that doesn’t steal the limelight away from the flavors of the prawns itself.
Braised Superior Shark’s Fin in Brown Sauce
Frown all you want you conservationists, as cruel as the whole process may be, the chefs at Peony Jade can somehow make you overlook that fact.
They throw in superior stock and a huge chunk of shredded crab meat which results in an end product that somehow made everyone’s eyes at the table widen in surprise.
Steamed ‘Soon Hock’ Fish ‘Hong Kong’ Style with Japanese Shoyu Broth
The Soon Hock fish or Marble Goby fish, is a premium freshwater fish popular in most Asian countries.
“Just look at the cheeks on this one”
I couldn’t resist and went straight for the cheek. I know I seem to be writing about fish most weeks but they’re so good! It’s not even one of my favorite meats! Super fresh and tender! Even the stock is addictive! I didn’t give two hoots about dining etiquette and slurped the residual sauce from my plate with gutso.
Peony Jade’s Signature Crispy Roasted US Duck
Arguably the best dish here, the meat was tender and succulent. The roasted skin literally melted upon contact with the tongue with just the right amount of fat tucked underneath the skin to give make it something you constantly want to be eating the whole night.
The other dishes were definitely good but I’m just highlighting what stood out for the night.
I’m pretty fortunate to have made reservations at this restaurant a week ago. We went there just 1 day after the Bib Gourmand 2017 award was announced and boy was it packed with people.
Singaporeans love their food. They will travel anywhere and anyplace within the country to get good food. So make your reservations fast! I’m expecting mad queues all over Singapore once again when they announce the Michelin stars this week.
Make your online reservations at Peony Jade @ Keppel Club here!
Peony Jade @ Keppel Club
Address: 10 Bukit Chermin Rd, 109918
Tel: 6276 9138
Opening Hours: 11AM–2:30PM, 6–10:30PM
*The Mbassadors paid for their own meal (ouch!) unless otherwise stated.
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