In celebration of Peony Jade’s12th birthday, the brand is launching their new ala carte menu to their valued guests. This is my second visit to Peony Jade and I am glad that I am back for more. Peony Jade is one of the established Chinese restaurants in Singapore specializing in Szechuan and Cantonese cuisine. The foods are commendable over various media platform and their foods consistencies are on point. I was at their branch at Keppel Club last Friday to check out their new ala- carte dishes.
Here are the new dishes for their ala-carte menu:
Crispy Aromatic Duck Salad 手撕香酥鴨沙律 – S$18.00 per single serving.
Marinated Drunken Clams 一品醉蚶- S$10.00 (S), S$15.00 (M) & S$20.00 (L).
Suckling Pig served with Otah in Vietnamese Rice Roll Wrap 么么袋乌打片皮乳猪全体 -S$268.00 (whole roast), this roasted delight serves up to 10 guests.
The appetizer platter comes with marinated drunken clams, chinos salad and crispy suckling pig served with otak wrapped in homemade crepes and top with caviar. The drunken clams were challenging. The moment I put into my mouth, I can taste the spiciness. The chinos salad was just greens with the dressing. And the popiah shape appertizer was umami. I was sceptical with the combination of suckling pig served with otak but surprisingly it was just fine. But some may not accept the strong otak taste in it.
2. Soup 功夫茶(黑蒜炖螺头汤) – S$18.00 per teapot, it serves up to 2 guests.
The soup served in teapot is a double-boiled conch consomme with black garlic. The broth was well-executed with light and yet hearty taste. I felt blessed the moment I sip.
3. Cantonese Pai-Tong
Stewed Egg Plant with Hand-Peeled Crabmeat in Claypot- S$38.00
The stewed egg plant was so soft and flavourful and best to go with a bowl of plain rice. However, I was unable to taste the crabmeat within the claypot serving.
Braised Oxtail with Red Wine served in claypot (红酒焖牛尾煲) – S$38.00, this serves up to 8 guests.
This is also one of the recommended dishes to order to eat with a bowl of plain rice or even with mantou. The gravy was thick and the oxtail was tender and flavourful. I
4.Gai Mai Lo
Roasted Crispy Chicken stuffed with Glutinous Rice and preserved meats (腊味脆皮糥米鸡) – S$58.00, this serves up to 10 guests.
Roasted Crispy Chicken stuffed with glutinous rice and preserved meats. It is a filling dish and best to order for a big group dinner.
5. Dessert Story
Deep Fried Sesame Molten Dumplings filled with Taro Paste
Deep Fried Sesame Molten Dumplings filled with Taro Paste and salted egg yolk served with coconut ice-cream – S$12.00 for 3pieces
This was my favourite dessert of the night. The deep fried sesame molten dumplings was still crispy even after we took photos for about 5-10 minutes. The taro paste in burst into my mouth the moment I bite it. I would recommend you to try this when you are at Peony Jade.
Steamed Molten Lava Salted Choc-on-Bao S$7.50 for 3 pieces
The ‘gudetama’ alike bun was the crowd attention that night. Everyone was trying to squeeze the custard out from the ‘mouth’ or back of the bao. Here is a short clip I recorded that night for your viewing pleasure.
Taste wise, I would still prefer Dim Sum Icon version though. Nevetheless, this is the closest you can get in Singapore rather than flying to Hong Kong, right?
Peony Jade @ Keppel Club
Bukit Chermin Road (off Telok Blangah Road)
Keppel Club (Level M)
Tel: +65 6276 9138 / 6375 5562
Peony Jade @Clarke Quay
Blk 3A Clarke Quay
#02-02 (Walk in from Liang Court)
Tel: +65 6338 0305
Opening Hours :
Monday to Friday 11:00AM – 2:30PM & 6:00PM – 11:00PM
Saturday & Sunday 10:00AM – 3:00PM & 6:00PM – 11:00PM