If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you might know that I travel back to Singapore often for business as well as spending time with my family – including Joanne’s mom. The recent 3-day trip was very short and rushed. I didn’t know where to bring J’s mom for dinner, so it was very timely when Park Hotel Group invited me for a dinner at Yan Restaurant, a traditional-meets-modern Cantonese restaurant located at the 5th floor of the iconic National Gallery Singapore.
Joanne’s mom is Cantonese so taking her out for a good Cantonese meal is something that I know we’d both enjoy together. The restaurant was relatively easy to find as it’s near the lift lobbies at rooftop area of National Gallery Singapore.
My first impression of this restaurant was its lovely interior. I particularly like the booth seats as well as one of the tables in a private corner. I think these make a very good background for group photos too.
Here are what we had (Swipe the above photo to see more food):
YAN’s Dinner Menu (Customised for us)
1. Baked Crab Shell with Crab Meat and Onion
2. Shark Cartilage Broth and Homemade Wanton
3. House Special Pork Ribs with Black Olive
4. Baked Half Lobster with Truffle Oil
5. Braised “Mee Pok” with Fresh Mushrooms and XO Sauce
Our favourites were the Baked Half Lobster with Truffle Oil, and Braised “Mee Pok” with Fresh Mushroom and XO Sauce. Simple yet sophisticated and delicious. I also like the Baked Crab Shell with Crab Meat and Onion. Talking about it makes me so hungry now. I’m a seafood lover!
Overall service was great – I saw the same service consistency at every other table which is more accurate to me than how just both of us were treated.
Only have 30 secs?
This Cantonese restaurant is great for business and pleasure. Warm hospitality, contemporary aesthetics and good quality of food. Braised “Mee Pok” with Fresh Mushrooms and XO Sauce is a must-order. Ideal for intimate celebrations and private events too.
Restaurant photo credit: Yan Restaurant
Date of visit: 21 June 2018
This was an invited tasting. However, I’m only responsible to write honest opinions based on my experience and observation for the benefit of my readers.
If you’re wondering why didn’t I bring my own mom for this tasting, my mom enjoys vegetarian food very much. Any good vegetarian restaurant recommendations in Singapore? Please share with me by commenting below, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!