The 5 Best Cantonese Restaurants In Singapore

Dine Like Kings And Queens.

Despite the plethora of international cuisines to be had and celebrity brand restaurants that have popped up in Singapore over the years, Singaporeans’ love affair with Chinese food remains unshakeable. Hailed as one of the Eight Culinary Traditions of Chinese cuisine, authentic Cantonese dishes from peking duck, dim sum to the hearty double-boiled soups has us utterly smitten. If you have a serious craving for traditional cantonese food, here are the best of the best all-time favourite places sure to sastify.

Yan Ting

While the luxurious St Regis Singapore has no lack of good restaurants, the award-winning Yan Ting – literally translated as the Imperial Court, where lavish banquets were held during Imperial China – remains consistently one of the best. Inspired by the Ming Dynasty, the era where Chinese culinary artistry and mastery flourished, the restaurant offers an exquisite Cantonese fine dining experience complete with sterling service. Innovative house signatures include the braised supreme sea cucumber with corn broth; wok-fried lobster with XO sauce; and braised oxtail in a clay pot.

29 Tanglin Road, The St. Regis Singapore, Level 1U, Singapore 247911

Wah Lok

Yet another classy well-furnished restaurant frequented by a well-heeled clientele of business elites is Wah Lok at the Carlton Hotel. Consistently a choice restaurant for businessmen to entertain their clients over lunch and lavish celebratory family meals, you can be sure only the best is served here. Reputed to be one of Singapore's best dim sum restaurants, outstanding dishes that have the rest beat include the signature baked barbecued pork buns and steamed carrot cake.

76 Bras Basah Rd, Singapore 189558

Hai Tien Lo

Hai Tien Lo – meaning ‘stairway to heaven’ – undoubtedly sets high expectations and standards for quality Cantonese cuisine. Delivering on its promise as alluded to by its impressive name, the stalwart in the local dining scene offers delectable handmade creations such as crispy prawns tossed in sesame sauce and sliced barbecued duck.

7 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039595

Summer Pavilion

Housed within the Ritz-Carlton for over a decade, the one-Michelin starred Summer Pavilion – the first Cantonese restaurant to receive the award in Singapore – hardly needs an introduction. Savour the finest contemporary Cantonese cuisine handcrafted by Chinese Executive Chef, Cheung Siu Kong such as the double-boiled superior chicken soup with fish maw, bamboo pith and Chinese cabbage.

7 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039799

Lei Garden

Situated within CHIJMES, Lei Garden’s charming setting and elegant décor sets the mood for a fine Chinese feast that awaits. Originating from the world-renowned Michelin-starred Lei Garden in Hong Kong, its outpost here surely doesn’t play second fiddle. Similar to the original, only the highest quality of ingredients are used, from the fresh succulent clam served in a lobster broth to the braised birds nest with sweet crabmeat and minced chicken.

30 Victoria St, Singapore 187996


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