For Christmas 2011, you can enjoy an oriental Christmas feast at Jia Wei Chinese Restaurant. This hidden gem of a place is located at Grand Mercure Roxy Hotel.
Indulge in The Grace of Christmas Menu, a luxurious 6-course meal replete with turkey, shark’s fin, prawn, fish, crab and scallop. (S$98++ per person, minimum 2 to order)
Beancurd with French beans
Tasty snacks such as beancurd with French beans or walnuts with honey are served once you are seated. The tasty beancurd with French beans will remind you of home, in consonant with the restaurant name “Jia Wei”, which means “taste of home” in mandarin.
The quintessential turkey cannot be missed during Christmas. The Christmas menu begins with the appetising sliced turkey salad with vegetable, comprising lean slices of turkey glistening with cherry sauce. The slightly sweet and tangy cherry sauce exudes sesame oil fragrance, with a slight hint of spice from chilli oil – a noteworthy outcome of East meets West. This Chinese rendition of a turkey dish is inspired by the conventional pairing of cranberry sauce with turkey.
The majestically presented braised shark’s fin with deep fried dumpling is the headlining dish of the day. The ample pieces of shark’s fin interspersed in flavourful chicken stock broth will elicit much oohs and aahs. This dish is appealing both visually and in taste. For those without a liking for shark’s fin, the alternative choice of fish maw soup is available.
If you’re wondering about the deep-fried dumpling with plump prawns encased within sitting in the middle of the shark’s fin soup, the creative chef explains that the crispy crunch of the dumpling skin symbolises the joyful sounds of Christmas bells. Now, who would have thought of that?
Baked to a crisp exterior with tender flesh within, the baked sea perch with caviar is another beautifully executed dish, the sweet-savoury sauce complementing the light smoky notes of the fish.
The deep fried prawn is coated with a delicious layer of salted egg yolk and creamy lemon sauce. With the shell still intact, it’s a pity that the prawn flesh doesn’t inherit all the delicious flavours from the sauce. The prawn is also slightly overdone, so much so that tugging the flesh off the shell becomes a chore.
The la mian with crab claw and fresh scallop encompasses springy strands of handmade noodles, encircled by an enlivening tasty broth made of fresh pumpkin and chicken stock. The tender scallop with a charred crisp exterior is a delight to savour.
End your meal with the nutritious dessert of steamed whole coconut with egg white and hashima. Hashima provides health benefits such as improving immunity and enhancing memory.
The gelatinous consistency pairs nicely with the smooth beancurd-like base, a combination of cream and egg white. It is contained in a fresh coconut that is specially imported from Thailand for its petite size and sweet flesh.
With its inventive festive dishes, Jia Wei Chinese Restaurant is a place you would want to consider dining at this Christmas season.
The Jia Wei Chinese Restaurant Christmas menu is available until December 31, 2011.
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Grand Mercure Roxy Hotel, Level 2
50 East Coast Road
Tel: +65 6340 5678 | Website