In the movie ‘Miss Sloane’, they show the title character not cooking for herself and viewing food only as fuel by eating at the same casual Chinese restaurant. ‘How do you always eat here?’ asks another character, implying that it would get boring. But none of this really rang true for me. Aside from the fact that it was a dumb way to establish character (and not really mentioned again), it looked like one of those Chinese restaurants that has a huge menu, not unlike that of Old Town Hong Kong Cuisine, and if you like Cantonese food, you could return to again and again.
In any case, the movie wasn’t that great, but it made us hungry (because it was too long) so it was appropriate we ended up here, at the funky end of Dixon Street, which seems to have 90% hotpot restaurants at the moment.
Yes, as the other reviews here have mentioned, it’s pricy, but it’s cheaper than a trip to Hong Kong. Once a large table of noisy university students had left, it was tranquil enough upstairs. Our $40 bottle of Riesling was very nice, and honestly, the food was delicious. Soy chicken and roast duck, a combo plate. Perfectly done shiny mushrooms and vegetables. And while I should have opted for plain rice, I decided we DESERVED fried rice that night. All up, $100 for the both of us (including the bottle of wine). A tasty meal, with free prawn crackers and watermelon to end.