Nestled within the walls of a colonial bungalow on Scotts Road, Chef Chan’s Private Dine emerges as a concealed treasure within the renowned Indocafe Peranakan Dining. This relatively recent restaurant-within-a-restaurant concept provides an intimate dining experience. Featuring only two tables secluded in private rooms, creating an atmosphere of exclusivity.
@hazeldiary_ One of the hidden gems for Cantonese cuisine concept worth checking out! It is located within Indocafe Peranakan Dining along Scotts Road offering lunch & dinner menu. #sgfoodie #chefchanprivatedine♬ 難得有情人 – Shirley Kwan
The culinary mastermind behind this Cantonese cuisine is not the namesake Chef Chan himself, but rather his protege, Chef Wong Hong Loong. Under the guidance of Chef Wong Hong Loong, the protégé of Chef Chan Chen Hei, the restaurant continues to present classic favorites alongside a repertoire of new twists conceived and executed by Chef Wong.
The two private rooms boast a classic Chinese interior, adorned with traditional partitions, Chinese figurines, art-deco porcelain vases, and ancient calligraphy hanging scrolls. The ambiance sets the stage for a sophisticated dining experience, reflecting the culinary heritage of Cantonese cuisine.
With only one set menu for both lunch and dinner, Chef Wong’s culinary prowess shines through in the Inner Menu By Loong Shifu. The lunch menu is priced at S$98.00++ per person brings six (6) courses while the dinner menu is priced at S$188++ per person.
The meal commences with a tantalizing duo of Abalone with Caviar and Maitake Mushroom “Kung Fu” Soup.
A trio of small bites, featuring Foie Gras with Shrimp Paste, Marinated Quail Leg with Five Spices, and Iberico Pork with Chives Dumplings. Each masterpiece showcases the chef’s skillful play with flavors and textures.
Wellness Chicken Soup
A standout dish of the evening, the ginseng-infused clear chicken soup is meticulously brewed for over 12 hours, delivering a rich and nourishing experience. Served in a teapot, this clear and potent chicken soup boasts a pleasant and sweet taste, poured directly into the diner’s bowl upon serving.
Adding an unexpected touch to the dining experience, the Poached Australian Cabbage With Double Boiled Chicken Broth brings delight both visually and gastronomically. This dish, named after a Chinese proverb that expresses wishes for abundance and fortune with each blooming flower, involves pouring chicken broth over cabbage upon serving. The cabbage is gently cooked until it blossoms, mirroring the essence of the proverb.
‘Loong Shifu’ Signature Crispy Sakura Chicken’
A homage to Chef Chan’s legendary crispy roasted chicken. This dish takes the familiar to new heights with its flawlessly thin and crispy chicken skin, complemented by tender and moist meat. Chef Chan’s iconic crispy roasted chicken is easily recognizable by its paper-crisp skin, where the underlying fat is roasted and melted away, leaving behind a crisp exterior that encases lightly brined meat, ensuring a tender and moist experience underneath. One of the best I have had recently.
Wok-Fried Koay Teow with Seasonal Fresh Crab Roe Gravy
Deviating from the conventional fried koay teow dish, these wok-fried noodles go beyond expectations. Silky smooth flat rice noodles are expertly stir-fried to perfection with the essence of ‘wok hei’ and generously coated in a rich crab roe gravy, creating a truly exceptional experience.
Beyond its exquisite Cantonese cuisine, the colonial setting of the restaurant provides a charming backdrop for a delightful gastronomic experience. The dining experience left an enduring impression, and I eagerly look forward to revisiting to indulge in Chef Wong’s culinary masterpieces once more.
Address: Chef Chan’s Private Dine
35 Scotts Road
Singapore 228227 (within Indocafe Peranakan Dining)
Tel: +65 6737 0895
Opening Hours :
Tuesday to Sunday 12:00PM to 2:30PM | 6:00PM to 9:30PM
(Closed on Monday)