Dinner @ Mitzo

July 24, 2015 in Chinese by thywhaleliciousfay

It was an impromptu dinner where my ex-colleague and I suddenly decided to meet. And his only request was “Chinese cuisine, please.”

And it happened that I had a Chinese restaurant which I wanted to check out. Perfect! Keke. However, I was in the midst of a course and was not able to call (to make a reservation). As such, I decided to make reservation through my rusty account in Chope. Which proved to be a blessing in disguise as there was an ongoing 1-for-1 promotion for their 8-course set for reservations made through Chope! =) The promotion is still on, by the way! From 29 June to 31 July 2015.

Upon arrival, we were led to our table and were given the menu. I did a quick check with the staff to confirm we were eligible for the ongoing promotion, and my ex-colleague and I were ready for dinner to commence!

And from the menu (pages 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8), we ordered:-

1) Mitzo signatures set menu, $108 per person (min. 2 people) comprised of:-

(A) Deep-fried dim sum platter (above) – Thousand layer radish puff, bread coated shrimp and foie gras and crispy glutinous pumpkin in custard. The pastries were so good. The (green) puff was flaky and light while the (orange) bun was crispy on the outside, and soft and chewy on the inside. So good. I wasn’t impressed with the sushi look-alike as I couldn’t taste the foie gras. Or should I just say, the fried items on the dim sum platter were really oh-so-good! Especially the crispy glutinous pumpkin in custard!

(B) Mitzo special barbecued pork (above) – Meat was beautifully roasted and caramelised for the extra crunch. Although the layer of sugar was a too little for the trying-to-be-health-conscious me. But wash it down with Chinese tea, I say did!

(C) Mitzo lobster bisque with poached scallop (above) – This somehow tasted like tomato soup. I did not see any lobster meat in the soup. Mostly scallop, tofu and some mushroom.

(D) Over baked Chilean seabass with lemongass, chilli and spices (above) – We were impressed by how thick the slab of seabass. And the staff assisted to portion the fish for us. And it tasted almost like cod. The seabass was tender and juicy!

(E) Deep-fried prawn coated with creamy lemon sauce (above) – Not too bad. Thick, succulent prawns were used. And such generous serving. We had 2 prawns for each.

(F) Pan-fried lamb chop with enoki mushroom and onion in Xinjiang style (above) – Unfortunateky, I did not like this. I did not appreciate the (altered) texture after they pounded the meat.

(G) Braised vermicelli with scallops, prawn and cod fish (above) – This was my favourite dish! In all honesty, I nearly wanted to ask if I could change this noodle dish to something else on the menu. But thankfully I did not. One could whiff the strong aroma when it’s served. I simply enjoyed enjoyed everything about it. A simple-looking dish which delivered lots of warmth. We were pretty full by this point and could manage to finish one-third of it. And cause it was so good, I decided to pack the rest home. And my brother, who tried it for supper, couldn’t stop raving about it too. A must order!

(H) Chilled avocado milk shake served with fried sesame dumpling (above) – and within the dumpling was melted chocolate mixed with alcohol. I did not really like the milk shake although by now, I concluded fried pastry has to be one of their forte.

2) Black truffle crispy roast duck, $36 (above) – And as always, the glutton in me just had to order something from the a-la carte menu. Ha! I couldn’t decide between their Peking style duck and this when the staff said the truffle duck was their signature. And I was sold. Haha. And this was really good! The skin was thin and crispy while the meat was tender yet chewy to a good extent. Of course, I guess we are just being traditional but we preferred the plum sauce instead if the truffle sauce. Duck meat is stronger in taste (as compared to chicken) and we couldn’t quite taste the truffle once we started chewing onto the meat. But still… This is a must try!

Will I recommend Mitzo? For sure! While I din really like their decor, food was great and service was warm. I had just finished fidgeting with the lamb chop with my hand when the staff asked if I needed tissue. That actually took me by surprise cause most would probably assume we could wipe our (dirty) hand with the napkin. And for that, I truly appreciate her initiative!

And of course, our meal was made sweeter with their ongoing promotion. So yes, do check them out fast! =)

270 Orchard Road, Grand Park Orchard, Level 4, Singapore
6603 8855, Website, Facebook
Overall: 8
Opening hours:-
Food/Beverage: 8
Mon – Sun : 12:00 – 14:30 (Lunch)
Ambience: 7
Mon – Sun : 18:30 – 22:30 (Dinner)
Value: 8
Thur – Sat : 18:30 – 01:00 (Supper)
Service: 8