Hai Tien Lo – a family brunch extraordinaire

The much awarded Hai Tien Lo is a must on weekends in Singapore. Exceptional not only because of its food, but its spectacular views across the island (reminding you how ‘big’ this small island has become through land reclamation) and high touch service makes this refined Cantonese restaurant  a stand out in an island reputed for its food.  There are many dim sum restaurants to choose from in Singapore on weekends but few that offer such refined chef inspired food.

spectacular 360 degree views (Raffles Hotel dwarfed by the fast paced development on largely reclaimed land)

Hai Tien Lo signage

On weekends it offers something that most dim sum places dont offer – a repertoire with considerable depth and flair. You can choose the weekend family brunch special or just go with the dim sum menu.  I would go with the brunch special

The brunch special is a well thought through multi-layer offering: first an appetizer buffet, followed by a page of chefs signature specials from which you can choose 2-3 dishes, you can then move to their main brunch offering which is an amazingly wide selection of small dishes (about 5 pages worth!), you can of course dip into the dim sum offerings followed by a dessert buffet.  And here is the amazing part of it – its only priced at SD 56 – outstanding value.

steamed bream served with special chef sauce

blanched baby spinach with crispy silver fish

Chilli Scallops and cuttlefish

south african baby abalone and mushroom

braised tofu topped with abalone

selection from the dessert buffet

The smiling Michelle the front of house manager, is always so genuinely happy to see me. And of course when you are there on weekends then she will offer specials that are not on the menu, for eg the corn, asparagus and lobster soup.  She has a wonderfully  attentive and skilled team who will serve your every need.  The wine list has several French options as well as new world wines from Chile, Australia. S Africa and NZ

Located in the Pan Pacific Hotel in Marina Square, it is on the 37th floor of that hotel

http://www.panpacific.com/en/singapore/diners/haitienlo.html

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