The Place Yan Ting at The St. Regis Singapore has always been one of my favourite Cantonese restaurants in Singapore. I still remember that this is the restaurant I brought my family to upon receiving my first paycheck years ago. Yan Ting has not changed much all these years, still maintaining its high standards in terms of food quality ambience and service. If you are into weekend brunch in a relaxing setting with good food, the weekend dim sum brunch at Yan Ting is something you will want to try at least once.
The Food If you love dim sum, the weekend dim sum brunch buffet at Yan Ting is like a dream come true. At $108++ per person (food and Chinese tea only), there are more than sixty dishes to enjoy! It’s virtually impossible to try everything unless you have a dinosaur appetite, but we reckon that it’s best to come in a trio or party of four to try more dishes.
We started with the Double-boiled Fresh Abalone Soup with Black Garlic, one of the specially crafted delights of the brunch, limited to one serving person. The soup was exquisitely served in a tea pot, where we enjoyed the rich soup in a mini tea cup. Don’t forget the huge abalone at the base of it.
Similarly, the Wok-baked Boston Lobster with Superior Stock is also limited to one serving per person, one of the dishes which made this brunch worthwhile. The generous serving of the lobster meat is one of the biggest I have seen, which I really enjoyed the sweetness and freshness of the lobster.
The menu is split into Dim Sum, Soup, Appetisers, Seafood, Poultry, Beef and Pork, Vegetables, Rice and Noodles, Cantonese Favourites and Desserts. Are you ready for it?
Some of our favourites from the dim sum selection include the Steamed Pork and Shrimp Dumpling with Black Truffles, Trio of Mushroom with Truffle and the Oven-baked Barbecued Pork Pastry with Sesame.
A hearty and meaty appetiser for us was the Barbecued Pork with Honey Glaze, Roasted Duck, Soya Sauce Chicken and Crispy Roasted Pork.
From the seafood section, I enjoyed the Pan-fried Scallop with Corn in Teriyaki Sauce and the Deep-fried Prawns with Mayonnaise.
Rants Can I rant that there are too many options to choose from? #firstworldproblem
Will I Return Again? There are many restuatant serving dim sum in Singapore but not many delivers in a fine fashion like Yan Ting. Even though we had the buffet, the quality of every dish we tried was not compromised, an element which is dismissed easily in any buffet setting. This is my kind of dim sum restaurant for a big family reunion or a cosy catch up with friends.
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Taste bud: 4.5/5
Hole in the pocket: 4.5/5
Overall Experience: 4.5/5
Lunch (Daily): 12pm to 2:30pm
Dinner (Daily): 6:30pm to 10:30pm
Weekend Dim Sum Brunch (Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays): First Seating at 10:30am to 12:30pm & Second Seating at 1pm to 3pm
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