If you are looking to impress your future / current in-laws or just want to bring your parents out to dine on delicious and affordable Chinese cuisine without breaking the bank – you should really consider Imperial Court Restaurant 凰珍阁!
Imperial Court Restaurant 凰珍阁 @ Ang Mo Kio
Conveniently located at Level 3 of The Grassroots’ Club, Imperial Court Restaurant is at a very accessible place as it is walking distance from Ang Mo Kio MRT! Alternatively, if you drive, you don’t have to worry about the lack of carpark space as there are plenty to be found!
Imperial Court Restaurant 凰珍阁 @ Ang Mo Kio
190 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8 #03-01 The Grassroots’ Club Singapore 568046
Phone: 6253 5515 (Reservations HIGHLY recommended!)
Operating Hours: Monday – Saturday (Lunch 11.30am – 2.30pm / Dinner 6.00pm – 10.30pm)
Sunday, Public Holiday (Lunch 11.00am – 2.30pm / Dinner 6.00pm – 10.30pm)
NDP Promotion – VALUE FOR MONEY LUNCH/DINNER SETS!
As of 15 July 2016, Imperial Court Restaurant has launched an NDP Special Promotion Set meal for weekday lunch and dinner as below all the way till September 2016! For a set price, you will be able to enjoy a spread of 6 luxurious dishes per person and let me tell you – it is worth EVERY CENT! Read on for my experience at Imperial Court Restaurant!
Here are more details on the 6 dishes in each set for your reference:
We had Chrysanthemum Tea and Braised peanuts to start our meal!
There are just too many dishes to review so I’m just going to do a summary review of all the dishes I’ve tasted in both sets!
1. Individual Set A ($38++) **SUPER VALUE FOR MONEY**
In my opinion, this is the best and most value set to choose between both. The shark fin soup alone is already worth the price considering that it comes served in a hot stone pot and the quantity is able to feed 2 to 3 people actually!
The meat dishes of pork ribs and prawns were great but the highlight will definitely be the latter with a crowd pleasing rich pumpkin. Beautiful!
The Bean Curd was nice and didn’t have the strong beancurd taste that usually comes with the dish. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it considering that I usually don’t eat beancurd!
The only rice dish of this set comes in the form of crispy rice crackers with diced prawns and scallops. Just pour the piping hot sweet and Sour Sauce over it and you get a form of crispy claypot burnt rice. I enjoyed it more than expected!
You end off your meal with a nice bowl of mango Sago and I assure you that you will definitely be stuffed!
Braised Shark’s Fin with Crab Meat in Stone Pot
Pan Fried Pork Chop with Red Wine
Fried Prawn with Pumpkin Sauce
Braised Bean Curd with Wild Mushroom in Abalone Sauce
Crispy Rice Cracker and Seafood with Hot & Sour Sauce
Chilled Mango Puree with Sago & Pomelo
2. Individual Set B ($68++) **SUPERB QUALITY FOR PRICE**
If quality is your option, you will be pleased with their higher tier Set B as more premium ingredients are used in this set.
You start off with a starter of 3 varieties (may vary) plated in a fine dining way. Let’s just say one of it is a siew mai topped with a baby abalone and fish roe.
You can tell the difference between this shark fins and the other set’s shark fins immediately. It’s more premium and you get a huge slab of shark fins to indulge in other than small bits. Sinful and good (provided you enjoy shark fins).
The star of the set meal is definitely the cod fish in my opinion. The cod fish was just done so beautifully whereby it melted in my mouth while the accompanying Mango Sauce complimented it very well. Amazing dish! If it was an ala carte dish, I would definitely order it!
I had a huge baked Prawn as my other seafood/Meat dish. Only wished that it was deshelled so it would be easier to eat. Then again, it wouldn’t look too impressive that way right?
Your carbs will be in the form of Lobster noodles with superior stock. I loved the stock as it was so flavorful while I savored each bite of my Lobster. Good!
To end off, you get to enjoy the pumpkin cream with Purple Dew which will definitely be a hit amongst the older generation. The bf was like “My mom would love the dessert!”. I think my mom would appreciate it too(:
Three Varieties Combination
Braised Superior Shark’s Fin with Crab Meat
Baked Cod Fish with Mango Sauce
Baked Prawn with King Soya Sauce
Lobster with Noodles in Supreme Stock
Chilled Pumpkin Cream with Purple Dew
I was really impressed with the set meal items offered by Imperial Palace Court and would definitely recommend you to try their food sometime soon too!(:
Note: This is an invited food tasting but all opinions are of my own!