Dim sum @ Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine

January 8, 2017 in Chinese by thywhaleliciousfay

Because of our busy schedules, my friends and I would block out dates on our calendars in advance. However, as our meet-up date drew nearer, we couldn’t decide on our venue. I usually have many ideas, but was undecided this time. One wanted to go to Botanist Singapore but I objected since I was there just 2 weeks ago. Haha.

And 1 day before my friends and I were to meet, we decided to have dim sum. And 1 of places that came up during our brainstorm was Imperial Treasure. It’s ironic how Imperial Treasure is like a household name, yet I haven’t been there for their dim sum. My friend highly recommended Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine, and thus we decided to go with his recommendation since he doesn’t mind going back to same restaurants.

Relocated from Takashimaya Shopping Centre to ION Orchard, my friend assisted to call the restaurant. And we were very lucky to secure a reservation for 12pm despite calling only 3 hours before our meal at 9am.

And from the dim sum menu (pages 1, 2), we ordered:-

1) 笋尖鲜虾餃, $6.20 (above) – Steamed prawn dumpling “ha kau”.

2) 潮州家乡茶果, $4.50 (above) – Steamed roasted peanut dumpling in Teochew style. I really liked this.

3) 奶皇流沙包, $5 (above) – Steamed custard bun.

4) 酥皮蛋撻仔, $4.20 (above) – Baked egg tart.

5) 香芒炸虾筒, $5.50 (above) – Deep fried shrimp & mango roll.

6) 豉汁蒸鳳爪, $4.80 (above) – Steamed chicken feet with black bean.

7) 臘味蘿卜糕, $4.80 (above) – Pan fried carrot cake.

8) 叉燒蒸腸粉, $7 (above) – Steamed rice roll with BBQ pork.

9) 虾米椒酱炒肠, $8 (above) – This was not on the menu. My friend has a list of dishes which he must order when dim sum-ing, and this was one of them. And this was impressive. When we placed our orders, we split it up into 3 and this was served in the last batch. We thought we wouldn’t be able to finish the dish cause we were feeling full, but the dish was so tasty that we left nothing behind.

10) 菠蘿叉燒包, $5 (above) – Baked BBQ pork bun. A must try.

11) 燒味三拼, $28 (small) (above) – Triple combination of barbecue meat. We could choose the meats, and we went with the staff’s recommendation; Barbecue pork with honey sauce, roasted duck, roasted pork. The roasted pork was so, so good. A must order.

12) 鹹菜粉腸雜, $9.80 (above) – Pig intestine with salted vegetables. We were surprised when we were served a big bowl of soup as we were expecting a plate of stir-fried intestines. We thought the staff mistakenly served us porridge. Ha. And the soup was rich and flavourful. However, there wasn’t many pieces within. I tried to split the innards evenly among (the 3 of) us but found only 7 pieces inside. Hmm…

Honestly, I didn’t expect myself to be blown away by our dining experience. But my friends and I really enjoyed ourselves. Food was spot on. Service was good. Ambiance was great. And of course, company was perfect. Keke. I would say the spot we were sitting at contributed much. We were allocated a table by the ceiling-high window. And with the sunlight entering through the glass, the atmosphere was bright and cheery. Definitely beat sitting in a private room, facing 4 walls. Had enough of that in office. Keke.

And when my friend made the reservation, the staff informed that they needed the table back by 2.15pm. However, our friend forgot to rely the message to us. At 2.30pm, the staff came up to us and apologetically said they needed the table as the next group had been waiting for 20 minutes. Oops! Luckily we were almost done. And for that, we left the restaurant feeling very even more impressed with the service.

Highly recommended. I’m already thinking of bringing my family to Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine for dim sum. Am curious how it’s like with the other outlets of Imperial Treasure.

2 Orchard Turn, ION Orchard, #03-05, Singapore
6736 2118, Website, Facebook
Overall: 8
Opening hours:-
Food/Beverage: 8
Mon – Fri : 11:30 – 15:00 (Lunch)
Ambience: 8
Sat : 11:00 – 15:00 (Lunch)
Value: 8
Sun : 10:30 – 15:00 (Lunch)
Service: 8
Mon – Fri : 18:00 – 22:30 (Dinner)
Sat – Sun : 18:00 – 23:00 (Dinner)

UPDATE: Restaurant was awarded 1 Michelin star by Michelin Guide Singapore 2017.