Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Restaurant HOME

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Helmed by Celebrity Chef Tan Yong Hua, Restaurant HOME at Rail Mall dishes out great fare in a homely setting. We had the opportunity to try some of their signature dishes and items from their set lunch menu

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Barbecued Peking Duck with Lychee Wood - $38 / $68
My eyes lit up when this dish was served. I love roast duck and this was, needless to say, a winner for me. Crispy paper thin duck skin with delectable duck meat. I think I ate more than my fair share oops haha

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Baked Marble Goby in Claypot with Chef Tan's in-house recipe - $9/100g
Almost everyone was full of praise for the baked marble goby. Interestingly baked instead of traditionally steamed, the baked marble goby was indeed tender and appetizing with the light savory sauce. However, it didn't have that melt-in-my-mouth texture that I was expecting

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Homemade Egg Beancurd with Shrimp Paste, Crabmeat, and Roe (pi pa style) - $18
This was truly unique. The silky smooth texture of the beancurd was especially memorable and I was impressed by the gravy that the beancurd was doused in. I usually steer clear of gravies but the gravy complemented the beancurd pretty much flawlessly! I also loved the extra crunch that the water chestnut bits gave!

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Deep-fried duck with Dried Chilli, Roasted Minced Garlic, Capsicum Pepper and Fine Salt - $10

The leftovers from the whole duck that we had earlier on were used to prepare this dish. But apart from being drier, and more flavourful, there's nothing to shout about

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Soup of the Day (Boiled Dried Vegetables with Candy Dates, Wolfberry and Pork)- $20
Bursting with flavour but light on the palate, the soup was nutritious and comforting. The kind that you crave when you get home after a long day.

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Stewed Golden Noodles with Lobster and Spring Onions wrapped in O Ba Leaf - Seasonal
Colourful and well-plated, the juicy lobster comes with golden noodles that are created from Chef Tan's own recipe. Certainly not the typical noodles we get elsewhere and noteworthily, without a trace of alkaline in them. A tantalizing combination of great noodles, yummy sauce and fresh lobster. Definitely one of my favourite dishes of this meal

The lunch sets available at Restaurant HOME comes in really generous portions and you might think that the price is a little steep, but you're really getting both quality and quantity and one set meal can even be adequately shared!
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Soup of the Day + Barbecued Duck with Lychee Wood served with Homemade Yellow Noodle + Chilled Rosella Flower Jelly with Diced Mango - $24++

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Soup of the Day + Crispy Roast Pork with Handmade Yellow Noodle + Chilled Rosella Flower Jelly with Diced Mango - S$24++

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Soup of the Day + Homemade ramen with 8 Head Quaity Amidori Abalone + Chilled Rosella Flower Jelly with Diced Mango - S$26++

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Chilled Rosella Jelly with Diced Mango
My friends will know that I have a thing against red food in general. Like I don't eat red fruits or red velvet or anything red in general so this looked absolutely like a nightmare to me and I hardly took a bite. Just not my kinda thing but everyone else finished theirs!

Chef Tan will be participating in the upcoming Ultimate Hawker Fest on 22nd November at Suntec Convention Centre. The Ultimate Hawker Fest will see more than 20 chefs cook their hearts out to raise funds for 32,000 beneficiaries under Touch Community Service. Chef Tan will be dishing out his famous Barbecued Peking Duck with Lychee Wood! Do hop over to to purchase the coupons!

Restaurant HOME is always fully booked during the CNY period so if you're thinking of bringing your family here for CNY, do make a reservation as soon as possible!

394 Upper Bukit Timah Rd
Daily : 12pm-3pm, 6pm-11pm


Love, K

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