Chinese,  Food

Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant: A Royal Feast

Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant Suckling Pig Feast Park Royal on Kitchener Road Hotel

In my opinion, Si Chuan Dou Hua is arguably one of the best Chinese restaurants in Singapore. I’ve dined at several high-end Chinese restaurants before but nothing is quite like Si Chuan Dou Hua’s dishes. Why hadn’t I discover this before?

I am just really thankful to have an opportunity to dine at Si Chuan Dou Hua at PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road. I was there for one purpose – to try out their new Suckling Pig Feast menu.

A Royal Feast

Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant Suckling Pig Feast Park Royal on Kitchener Road Hotel

There are several highlights in their new menu which are worth raving about. The prices are very attractive too. It starts from $488++ for 6 pax and $688++ for a table of 10 pax.

The Tea Master is in da’ house!

Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant Suckling Pig Feast Park Royal on Kitchener Road Hotel

We had a tea master in the house to help us prepare some freshly brewed Chinese tea which are to be paired with each dish. Since this was a media event, they had this tea-pairing session specially prepared for us.

The Suckling Pig Feast Menu

Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant Suckling Pig Feast Park Royal on Kitchener Road Hotel

It is an eight-course menu which features the Roast Suckling Pig and Stir-fried Sri-Lanka Crab with Signature Soya Bean Crumb in Osmanthus Sauce. These eight dishes are also offered in their ‘A Royal Roast’ special set menu.

“Pi Pa” Roast Suckling Pig

Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant Suckling Pig Feast Park Royal on Kitchener Road Hotel

This dish is aptly named due to its resemblance to the four-string Chinese instrument, Pipa.

It comes in three choices of marinades – black pepper, fermented red bean curd or traditional roast (original flavour). For me, I am all for the traditional roast as the suckling pig roast meat itself is flavourful.

Once you coupled a piece of the succulent roast meat with mini ‘bao-like’ pancakes and a dollop of sauce, you will understand why the diners at my table could not stop raving about this dish.

Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant Suckling Pig Feast Park Royal on Kitchener Road Hotel

This magic can only be achieved through the hardwork of the skilful chefs who relied on a conventional method to roast the pig til its skin crackled and turned crisp. This method of roasting the pig takes hours and I could not imagine how someone could be patient enough to sit by the fire for a really long time.

Want to have a taste of an authentic good suckling pig? Be sure to call and order the roast suckling pig in advance as it requires time for them to prepare.

Rose Vinegar

Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant Suckling Pig Feast Park Royal on Kitchener Road Hotel

I am glad that they served each of us a shot of Rose vinegar to cleanse the palette and whet our appetite for the upcoming dishes.

Double-boiled Black Chicken Soup with Fish Maw and Polygonatum Sibiricum

Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant Suckling Pig Feast Park Royal on Kitchener Road Hotel

This nourishing soup has soaked up all the flavours from the black chicken, fish maw and other Chinese herbs. Each of us has a relatively big bowl of soup. I was already so satisfied after eating the roast suckling pig.

Stir-fried Sri-Lanka Crab with Signature Soya Bean Crumbs in Osmanthus Sauce

Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant Suckling Pig Feast Park Royal on Kitchener Road Hotel

My mood swung up to a new height with this Stir-fried Sri-Lankan Crab with Signature Soya Bean crumbs in Osmanthus Sauce. These crabs were huge and stuffed with lots of flesh!

My tastebuds were buzzing with excitement the moment I tasted the floral notes of the Osmanthus sauce. I’ve tasted all kinds of savoury crabs but nothing tasted quite like this. The soya bean crumbs provided an added dimension of taste which made this dish outstanding. My goodness, this is only our third dish and at this point, I was so excited to try out the other dishes.

Flatfish Fillet with Fresh Fruit in Passion Fruit Sauce

Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant Suckling Pig Feast Park Royal on Kitchener Road Hotel

I can’t deny the fact that Si Chuan Dou Hua has really dished out the best dishes made with the freshest ingredients. Even the the flatfish fillet was cooked to perfection.

Sliced Lotus coated with Minced Fish paired with Stir-fried Broccoli

Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant Suckling Pig Feast Park Royal on Kitchener Road Hotel

This dish was nice but it didn’t quite stood out for me or has my expectations start to increase with every dish?

Crispy Brown Rice with Diced Duck Meat in Superior Stock

Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant Suckling Pig Feast Park Royal on Kitchener Road Hotel

For the ‘high-carb’ dish, we have this crispy brown rice with diced duck meat in a superior sauce. It was a heartwarming kind of rice porridge cooked with a flavourful stock.

Deep-fried Peanut Cake in Teochew-style

Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant Suckling Pig Feast Park Royal on Kitchener Road Hotel

For desserts, we had deep-fried peanut cake which is crispy on the outside and soft and warm on the inside. I enjoyed this peanut cake very much and I knew I had to come back to this restaurant with my family some day.

Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant Suckling Pig Feast Park Royal on Kitchener Road Hotel

Fresh Fruit Platter

Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant Suckling Pig Feast Park Royal on Kitchener Road Hotel

The chefs showcased their creativity when they dished out this fancy fruit platter that featured a glacier sculpture. It was a feast for the eyes and many took pictures of this gastronomic marvel. I love how they transformed a simple fruit platter into a work of art. In doing so, they elevated the presentation value of this dish.

What an incredible feast! And I sincerely urge you to try it for yourself.

From 15 July to 30 September 2019, the “Pi Pa” Roast Suckling Pig is available à la carte at $138 (half pig) and $228 (whole pig), and in A Royal Roast Set Menus priced at $488 for six persons and $688 for ten persons.

* UOB Cardmembers enjoy 20% savings on “A Royal Roast” set menus only.

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