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Saturday, November 8, 2014

Media invite: UJONG @ Raffles Hotel


Recently, UJONG @ Raffles Hotel had just revamped their menu, headed by the  newly-appointed Group Executive Chef Mark Richards. Looking at the table of food, it is not hard to guess that UJONG's new menu aims to offer popular Singaporean dishes as well as Asian cuisine that are close to our hearts. 


Stepped into the restaurant, nostalgic is the first word that came into my mind. The antique tables and chairs as well as rustic design, they work together to bring me to the olden days of Singapore, which I've only seen them on Television. 


Chee Cheong Fun with Foie Gras, $18. *Chef's signature*

Steamed light and fluffy rice rolls, served with housemade Foie Gras sauce and white sesame seeds. This could well be my favourite dish of the night! I'm not exactly a fan of Foie Gras, but this housemade Foie Gras sauce was really tasty to me! Most importantly, it doesn't make you feel overwhelming after a few mouths.


Chee Cheong Fun, $12.

The highlight was still this steamed rice rolls for me. It was really smooth! The texture isn't the very soft one, in fact a little chewy. Actually I think that the rice roll on its own is already good enough! :D


Char Kway Teow, $16.

CKT was a little disappointing.  It came out more like a normal plate stir fried hor fun. More eggs, oil and cockles would definitely be better.


Assam Pedas Ikan Pari,  $22. *Chef's signature*

Sweet, sour and spicy, all in a dish. 


Definitely goes well with a bowl of rice for me. In fact, I ate a little too much because of the appetizing soup! Not complaining though. ^^


Long Xia Chao Fan, $22.

Wok fried rice with air flown Lobster and baby scallops. This has to be one of the most 'atas' fried rice! 


Pandan Chicken, $18. *Chef's signature*

Boneless chicken marinated with Asian spices and wrapped in pandan leaves. I love how thoughtful the chef is to de-bone the chicken, makes it so much easier to eat! Not only this, the meat was very moist and tender! One of the better dish we had that night. 


Yong Tau Foo, $18.

UJONG serves a Hakka styled YTF. It is a very simple and humble dish which leaves you wanting for more. I love the gravy especially. 


 Lobster Kueh Pie Tee, $18.

A classic Nonya food made 'atas' with the addition of tender braised Lobster. 


UJONG Mango Pudding, $12.  *Chef's signature*

Housemade mango pudding with pomegranate, mint and crispy dried mango. I really love this refreshing ending to my meal. 


 Orh Nee, $12. *Chef's signature*

Orh nee is a classical Teochew dessert and I'm a huge fan of it! Love the cute plating as well! Heh. 

Overall, UJONG's new menu has a mixture of hits and misses. We hope that improvements would be made on our next visit. :)

Anyway, I think UJONG @ Raffles will make a nice place to bring friends from overseas to dine at, since it is located at one of Singapore's most iconic location, Raffles Hotel. 

Furthermore, their lunch promotion is quite attraction as well! A 3-course set lunch @ $20++. This is surely a steal in the Central area! Do check it out if you're round the corner! ^^

Thank you UJONG @ Raffles for the invitation. :)

#01-10, 328 North Bridge Road
Raffles Hotel Arcade
Singapore 188719
Opening hours: 10:00am – 10:00pm daily
Reservations: 6635 3502

Love,
Lirong.

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