Yanxi Palace Steamboat is now called Yanxi Dim Sum & Hotpot. The restaurant has rebranded itself with updated dim sum and starters on top of their signature hotpot. The restaurant is not easily accessible via MRT station, and they called the area as Chinatown “Dempsey”. There is a bus stop outside the main road, and you need to walk up the hill to find the restaurant. So, do take note if you are taking public transport.
The restaurant is currently helmed by Chef Chan Wai Keung, ex-Executive Chef of Mott 32 at Marina Bay Sands, and Chef Ben Yapp, former Dim Sum Chef at The Fullerton Hotels & Resorts Singapore. Thus, we can see some similarity in the presentation.
Here are the highlights from our dinner session:
Cold Poached Chicken in Handcrafted Chuan Xing Sauce S$12.00++
We started with the cold poached chicken with chili dressing. It makes a great cold dish for festive feast too.
General Tso’s Chicken S$16.00++
One of our favourite classic Chinese dishes of the night. This dish served under a glass dome filled with smoke. Wow! Sweet sauce chicken with light hint of smokiness after taste. Highly recommend to try.
Artisanal Truffle Mushroom Fortune Bag S$18.00++ for 4pcs
Beautifully presented in the beancurd skin bag filled with earthy shrooms, turnip and silken tofu, tied up and topped with a dollop of black truffle paste. Every bite was soft , smooth and crunchy bits from the turnip.
Sampling Platter S$12.00++
We had three dim sum which comes with your choice of dim sum from the menu. Every dim sum has an interesting creation by chef.
Michelin Herbal Seafood Ee Fu Noodles
Premium ingredients with herbal seafood ee fu noodles. I thought the herbal taste can be stronger in flavour as I find it a bit less tasty. But of course, with all the ingredients like prawns, scallops and fish made the noodles overall tasted sweet and savoury.
Netted Prawn & Tobiko in Spinach Infused Rice Roll S$12.00++
This amazing chee cheong fun coloured with spinach puree and dough fritters and deep-fried wrapped in the inside. Amazing! It has the layers of taste profile as you take each bite.
For hotpot, we had 2 hotpot base- Imperial Elixir Youth Soup and Pickled Cabbage Soup along with ingredients like Lychee Beer Drunken Prawns, Minced Meat Brothers, Vegetable and Mushroom Platters. Their Minced Meat Brothers are freshly made daily with limited quantities. Each ball are unique in their fillings and you will get surprises. As for the soup base, I prefer the Imperial Elixir Youth Soup rich in collagen. The Pickle Cabbage Soup tasted light and perfect for steamboat. There are a total of 9 soup base to choose from such as Buddha Jump Over The Wall, Mala Soup, Tomato Soup, Nyonya Laksa Soup and many more. The soup base price starts from S$18.00++ onwards. You can pre-purchase the voucher for discounts if you are interested with the hotpot here.
Jackfruit Sago with Caramelised Banana Fritters S$18.00++
We absolutely loved their desserts especially the Caramelised Banana Fritters. It was da bomb. It is literally like eating bingtanghulu. We come back for this. The jackfruit sago is sweet and tasty too, but I think the Caramelised Banana Fritters won our heart of the night.
To be honest, I am totally awe with the creation, detailing and the presentation of the dishes here. The chefs did a good job in revamping the brand and would love to come back for the dim sum and desserts. Hotpot wise is also recommended with the freshly made ingredients that is limited quantity in daily basis. Perhaps a small hotpot and some dim sum and other dishes to complete your dining experience here.
Yanxi Dim Sum & Hotpot
Address: 175A Chin Swee Road, Singapore 169879
Sun-Thurs 12:00PM to 12:30AM |Fri-Sat, PH Eve and PH 12:00PM to 2:00AM
Tel: 8858 9711