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12 Chinese Restaurants in Singapore that will make you fall in love with Chinese Cuisine

Chinese cuisine never tasted this good


Chinese cuisine is well known for making full use of native flavours. However, as our local taste buds have been evolving, the restaurants are also actively changing their menu to fit our palate. Here are 12 Chinese Restaurants in Singapore that will make you fall in love with Chinese Cuisine.

1. Hai Di Lao
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If you are craving steamboat, one of the best places to patronize would be Hai Di Lao, a Szechuan style hotpot that originated from China. Not only is the service impeccable, they offer free services like the manicure while you wait for your turn to be seated. This is because the queue is usually long; it takes, on average, an hour’s wait if you don’t make any reservations. Once seated, you may choose up to 4 soup bases, with savoury flavours like Mala, chicken, seafood, and tomato.

Address: 313 Orchard Road, #04-23/24, [email protected], S238895
Nearest MRT: Somerset
Opening hours:
10.30am to 6am daily
Tel: 6835 7227
Website: http://www.haidilao.com/sg/

2. Crystal Jade
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Crystal Jade specializes in premium Chinese cuisine, ranging from fine to prestige to casual dining. Their kitchen constantly reinvents itself, introducing new concepts and dishes. Their La Mian Xiao Long Bao branch specializes in an assortment of Xiao Long Bao flavours and handmade La Mian, as well as a range of other Jiangnan snacks and delicacies. With so many options to choose from, you certainly won’t get sick of Chinese.

Address: 68 Orchard Rd, #02-32 Plaza Singapura, S238839
Nearest MRT: Dhoby Ghaut
Opening hours:
11am to 10pm daily
Tel: 6336 2833
Website: https://www.crystaljade.com/

 

3. Putien
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Putien is one of the more established Chinese restaurants to go for quality Chinese food. With an extensive menu of over a hundred dishes to choose from, you will certainly be spoiled for choice. If you are dining with a large group of 6 to 10, you could choose from their set menu, which includes a selection of savoury mains and sweet desserts like White Fungus with Lotus Seed and Chilled Lemongrass Jelly with Fruits.

Address: 2 Orchard Turn, #04-12, ION Orchard, S238801
Nearest MRT: Orchard
Opening hours:
11.30am to 3pm, 5.30pm to 10pm daily
Tel: 6509 4296
Website: http://www.putien.com/

 

4. Full of Luck Club
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This restaurant with a rustic exterior and an equally cosy interior reinvent the traditional Cantonese cuisine with its cute little meat buns. Popular flavours include Salted Egg Yolk Prawn and Kung Bao Fried Chicken wrapped with lettuce and man tou. Other interesting dishes include Moonlight Truffle Beef Hor Fun, Mee Tai Mak with XO sauce and Crispy Kurobuta Pork Belly.

Address: 243 Holland Ave, S278977
Nearest MRT: Holland Village
Opening hours:
11am to 11pm daily
Te: 6208 6845
Website: http://fullofluck.club/

 

5. Blue Lotus
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Blue Lotus cooks up a twist with the iconic Chili Crab dish. Instead of the usual thick gravy sauce with egg, the sauce is made from a refreshing blend of various herbs and spices, such as lemongrass and curry leaves. This glorious dish is then completed with pomelo bits, giving it an added dimension. The fleshy and chunky crab meat soaks up the goodness of the chilli crab sauce, making the flesh extremely succulent and juicy.

Address: 31 Ocean Way, #01-13 Quayside Isle, S098375
Nearest MRT: Harbourfront
Opening hours:
Monday – Friday: 6pm to 10pm
Saturday – Sunday: 11.30am to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm
Tel: 6339 0880
Website: http://www.bluelotus.com.sg/

 

6. Tim Ho Wan
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One can get decently good dim sum here at Tim Ho Wan. Not only does it offer a good range of dim sum, most of its dishes are incredibly tasty. Rice and noodle dishes are also available, albeit limited for the dim sum is the highlight of the show. You can be guaranteed that the dim sum will always be served hot to your table. Be sure to try their Taro Coconut Milk and their famous Baked BBQ Pork Bun.

Address: 68 Orchard Rd, #01-29A, Plaza Singapura, S238839
Nearest MRT: Dhoby Ghaut
Opening hours:
Monday – Friday: 10am to 10pm
Saturday – Sunday: 9am to 10pm
Tel: 6251 2000
Website: http://www.timhowan.com/

 

7. Soup Restaurant
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The Soup Restaurant is well-known for its Samsui Chicken with its speciality Ginger dish. The traditional Hainanese Chicken dish goes very well with the savoury ginger condiment, which is not too spicy. Their menu includes other traditional Chinese dishes like Ah Por Fan Shu Leaves which is a stir-fry vegetable dish and Beggar Bowl Tofu which is traditional soft tofu stewed in light soya sauce. Many of their dishes are not too salty so it’s perfect for those with a light palate.

Address: 1 HarbourFront Walk #02-141 VivoCity, S098585
Nearest MRT: Harbourfront
Opening hours:
11.30am to 10pm daily
Tel: 6376 9969
Website: http://www.souprestaurant.com.sg/index_ori.html

 

8. Dian Xiao Er

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You might have heard of the famous Herbal Roasted Duck from Dian Xiao Er. This best-selling dish is well-received for its aromatic flavour and tender texture. Their ducks are fine-picked and guaranteed to be of the freshest quality. The duck is then marinated with herbs and spices, then roasted to a crisp golden brown. Finally, it is dressed in savoury brown sauce which you can dip the succulent duck meat into. It also offers other unique dishes such as Crispy Fish Skin with Kang Kong Salad and Fiery Sambal Squid with Prawns.

Address: 23 Serangoon Central, #02-09/10, NEX, S556083
Nearest MRT: Serangoon
Opening hours:
Monday – Friday: 11.30am to 3pm,  5.30pm to 10pm
Saturday – Sunday: 11.30pm to 10pm
Tel: 6634 4828
Website: http://www.dianxiaoer.com.sg/

 

9. Paradise Inn
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If you are craving some traditional herbal soup, Paradise Inn is the place to go. They offer up to 8 different types of double-boiled soups, brewed with the some of the best ingredients. Their soups are served in a pot on a flame, ensuring that it stays warm throughout your meal. Some of their popular dishes include Hotplate Tofu, Braised Vermicelli with Pork Trotters, and Crispy Shrimp Paste Chicken.  There is also a decent range of sweet desserts to choose from.

Address: 313 Orchard Road, #B3-39/40, S238895
Nearest MRT: Somerset
Opening hours:
Monday – Friday: 11.30am to 3pm, 5pm to 10pm
Saturday – Sunday: 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6733 0348
Website: https://www.paradisegroup.com.sg/

 

10. Peach Garden
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Peach Garden offers an exquisite dining experience, with a wide selection of premium ingredients prepared to culinary finesse. Some of its signature dishes include its Lobster Claw Soup, Seasonal Vegetable with Fish Maw in Millet Broth, and Roasted Peking Duck. It also offers a delicious variety of dim sum so be sure to come on an empty stomach.

Address: 9 North Buona Vista Drive, #02-02, The Metropolis Tower 1, S138588
Nearest MRT: Buona Vista
Opening hours:
11am to 10.30pm daily
Tel: 6334 7833
Website: https://www.peachgarden.com.sg/

 

12. Shi Li Fang
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Shi Li Fang is a casual hotpot restaurant that is relatively new in Singapore. This is a non-buffet hotpot so you may order a hotpot set which comes with a variety of meat, seafood and vegetables. You can also opt for a la carte dishes like fresh eel, premium beef and pork belly. They even offer individual pot for single pax so you can enjoy your meal in peace without having to interact with other humans.

Address: 181 Orchard Rd, 07-10/11 Orchard Central, S238896
Nearest MRT: Somerset
Opening hours:
11am to 10pm daily
Tel: 6238 0800
Website: https://www.facebook.com/shilifangsg/
12. Paradise Dynasty
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Paradise Dynasty has been wowing its Xiao Long Bao fans with eight unique Xiao Long Bao flavours such as original, ginseng, foie gras, black truffle, crab roe, cheese, garlic, and Szechuan. Aside from their eye-catching pork dumplings, the restaurant also offers a variety of Shanghainese dim sum. The interior of Paradise Dynasty is a grand yet cosy seating area adorned with imperial chandeliers that give an exquisite and comfortable dining experience.

Address: 2 Orchard Turn, 04-12A ION Orchard, S238801
Nearest MRT: Orchard
Opening hours:
Monday – Friday: 11am to 10pm
Saturday – Sunday: 10.30am to 10pm
Tel: 9116 6487
Website: https://www.paradisegroup.com.sg/

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