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31 Bukit Pasoh Road
New Majestic Hotel
Singapore
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Telephone: (65) 6511-4718
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  1. feizhu
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     15 Jun 2013 at 12:57 am
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    Twas the weekend before Mother's day so we decided to beat the crowds (not to mention the ridiculously priced menus) and celebrate beforehand. A decision was made to try out Majestic Restaurant this year and honestly, my expectations were high as many people have raved about it.

    The place wasn't big and the interior leaned towards western influences rather than Chinese, with a huge open kitchen and booth seats. We had a corner booth to ourselves which was pretty nice and cosy although I must say that the air conditioning that evening was underwhelming.

    Wasabi Chips - Things got off to a good start with the wasabi chips - lightly salted, thin and crisp chips with a mild wasabi kick. Pretty addictive.

    Pan Seared Foie Gras - Served up on a slice of watermelon, the foie gras's crisp, well seared exterior belied a soft quivery composition whose sweetness was complemented by that of the watermelon. One of the best foie gras dishes I've ever eaten in a Chinese restaurant.

    Double Boiled Sea Treasures with Superior Shark's Fin and Black Truffle - I thought that the soup was deliciously sweet yet light. It definitely helped that there was a plethora of ingredients, from baby abalone to sea cucumber, fish maw, dried scallops, chicken etc. I'm usually not much of a soup person but this was one soup that had me yearning for more. One question though, where is the truffle taste?

    Deep Fried Brinjal with Pork Floss - I actually dislike brinjal but this dish was surprisingly quite palatable, with a crisp coating of flour and pork floss, very much like tempura. What I didn't quite take to was the oil content though.

    Scallops Wrapped with Bacon - Looks can be deceiving and the scallops wrapped with bacon was one prime example of that. The scallops were huge and the bacon looked like it had nice charred bits along the edges. Alas, the scallops weren't sweet and had a flour like texture whilst the bacon came across as soft and limp. Seriously seriously disappointing.

    Salted Egg Yolk Prawn - A seemingly common dish in most Chinese restaurants these days, Majestic's variation came with slices of watermelon and chopped mango. The prawns were quite a size but I couldn't make out any taste or texture of egg yolk. Decent but there are probably loads of restaurants that do this dish better.

    Zhejiang Spare Ribs - This was another disappointing dish, with the meat coming across as too hard. But at least the zhejiang vinegar was nicely tart with a hint of sweetness.

    Signature Stewed Mee Sua with Baby Abalone - As much as I would like to understand the hype behind this signature dish, I am afraid I fail to comprehend. For starters, the baby abalone was, well, tiny and the soup base wasn't flavourful enough nor was the Mee Sua (面线) silky enough. Overall, a rather average dish in my humble opinion.

    Signature Claypot Chicken Rice - Another signature dish from Majestic - the Claypot Chicken Rice. I can't say that I was wowed by it as it was evidently high class chicken rice. Sure, the rice was more fragrant than usual and less oily while the chicken was tender and reasonably plentiful. But seriously?

    Durian Paste - We opted for the Mao Shan Wang (猫山王) durian paste to end off our meal and whilst rich, it didn't taste any different from eating straight out of the fruit as the gula melaka taste was non existent. Maybe I should have gone for the fried durian ice cream instead.

    One word. Overrated. Dinner was a case of more misses than hits and wasn't cheap by any yardstick, standing at about $577 for 6 pax ($96/pax). Service was very good but I don't think that justifies the high price tag and less than stellar quality of food. I am pretty sure with $96/pax, I can get seriously better food elsewhere. Also, the choice of music played in the restaurant is pretty weird. Why would you play English pop music in a Chinese restaurant?

    See my entire review here.

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    1. Leenie Pigs
      Leenie Pigs said:
      great review :) now looking forward to your father's day review :)
      15 Jun 2013 at 10:10 pm
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     15 Mar 2009 at 10:21 am
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    2008 CNY:

    We went to this restaurant twice, both for CNY lunch gathering. For the first one, we had it in one of the rooms where we get a small view of the kitchen, the preparation area and our room is linked to the kitchen, so we could smell the food before it reaches us.

    I like their Yu Sheng, as they have added pomelo (and good that they use the not-sour type) and gold sheets.

    If you are like Tung Lok's Humble house, but is tired of going to the same outlet, try this restaurant. They also go for fusion. As for pricing, I got no idea how comparable they are, but my 2nd time at this restuarant, I paid $85 for my set lunch.

    I'm never there outside of CNY lunches, but I heard that for CNY lunches, they actually extended the tables out to the hotel's lobby (i.e. you definitely need to book and I was told that set lunches will be served faster), so the restaurant should look better during non-CNY days.

    2009 CNY:

    This time round, we only have 8 persons, so we could only get a table in their main hall (10 persons to get a table in the individual rooms). We were quite unhappy with their service this time round, as our dishes took very-very long to be served. This is despite that we already book the individual standard meal (per their claim that they can prepare the food faster) and we keep chasing them to serve the dishes. In the end, by the time the dessert was finally served, we quickly finish the food and simply run off as we are very late for work!!

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