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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

SIN: Xin Yue

Yummy noodle with fresh crab meat, but the portion can be bigger~

Focusing mainly on Cantonese cuisine with a touch of modernity and creative interpretation, Xin Yue is helmed by an award-winning chef by the name of Fung Chi Keung. It's known that he spearheaded the first fine dining concept of the Paradise Group: Taste Paradise.

That bowl of noodle was certainly enough for my hunchbacked bear, yea?

Appetiser & Chili

The complimentary appetiser of shrimp salad was unexpected, but it was certainly good to whet the appetite with its light flavour. The chili wasn't that memorable, but it was spicy enough.

Deep-Fried Fish Skin Coated with Salted Egg and Satay Sauce S$8.00
Taste: 8/10

That single shrimp was certainly not enough for each of us, so my BFF and I ordered a substantial appetiser dish to share. The fish skin was crunchy enough, coated well with the salted egg sauce that had a slightly sweet and salty profile. Honestly, I don't think there was any satay sauce in the dish.

Poached Diced Chicken with Salted Fish and Tofu Served in a Casserole S$16.00
Taste: 8/10

The poached chicken turned out to be succulent, complemented well by the juicy tofu and mushrooms. There were enough spring onions to make the dish fragrant. I was hoping that the gravy would be slightly thicker when it came to the table though. I'm sure it'd be nice to have with plain rice.

Deep-Fried Fresh Scallops with Minced Garlic S$28.00
Taste: 8/10

As one of the recommended dishes, the deep-fried scallops didn't disappoint at all. Each of them was lightly battered, retaining its springy texture well even after deep-frying. As can be seen in the picture above, there were more than enough aromatic garlic bits for a garlic lover like me.

Braised Ramen with Fresh Alaskan Crab Meat in Brown Sauce
(per pax) S$12.00
Taste: 8.5/10

Without remembering the need to take a picture of the untouched dish, I immediately agreed when the server asked me if she could split the famous noodle dish for us. Anyway, I really enjoyed the chewy ramen that was thoroughly mixed with the savoury brown sauce. The crab meat was sweet and succulent.

Chilled Coconut Purée S$6.00
Taste: 8.5/10

Upon seeing the dessert menu, I was bent on trying something not commonly seen in a Chinese restaurant. The silky coconut purée was adequately sweet without being heavy at all, contrasted by the coconut bits in terms of texture. Simple, yet elegantly presented, don't you think? Pika's advice: There's a dessert item called Sweet Temptations that's priced at S$14.00 per person. Why not give it a try?

Melon's Rating
Taste: 8/10
Ambience: 7.5/10
Service: 7.5/10
Overall: 7.5/10

No matter how small the portion is, I'd certainly love to have the noodle again. 

Xin Yue

207 River Valley Road
#01-51/54 UE Square (River Wing)
(Mon-Fri: 11.30am - 2.30pm, 6.00pm - 10.30pm; Sat-Sun: 11.30am - 3.30pm, 6.00pm - 10.30pm)

*Prices quoted are subject to 10% service charge and 7% GST.

Have a nice meal,

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