Peony Jade is a Michelin Bib Gourmand title winner again for the second time!!!
To celebrate their award, they have launched an extravagant Bib Bib HURRAY “Sik Dao Bao Bao” Ala Carte Dinner Buffet! Diners, with a minimum of 4 people, can enjoy over 60 dishes of their hallmark Cantonese dishes, modern contemporary ones, as well as selected Dim Sum dishes. On top of that, each guest will be served one complimentary portion of mini Buddha-Jumps-Over-The-Wall, and each table one complimentary serving of pan-fried Chilli Crab!
First up were the appetisers. Chilled Beef Brisket in Spicy Sauce – the beef was tender and the sauce had that kick for all the spicy food lovers out there.
This Salted Egg Fish Skin is a special dish that they only prepare and sell as a Chinese New Year snack, which is very popular and sells out really fast. What’s laudable is that it’s crispy yet not oily at all. The salted egg taste was just right and not overwhelming too. Definitely a very addictive snack that will have you reaching for more!
The Roasted Pork Belly with Five Spice and Sea Salt had just the right amount of fats and meat, and the skin was definitely crispy too.
And now for the complimentary portion of the mini Buddha-Jumps-Over-The-Wall – complete with premium ingredients like abalone, ginseng, sea cucumber and fish maw, it was very rich and wholesome, and you can be assured of the high quality.
Moving on to the main dishes, the Steamed Chilean Sea Bass with Minced Chilli and Garlic Paste was my personal favourite. The fish was very fresh and it goes well with the paste, which elevated the taste to a higher level.
The Sauteed Prawns with Superior Soya Sauce was another dish done well. The prawns were juicy and had a firm bite to it, a testament of its freshness.
I love eggplant so I was excited to try this Szechuan-style Stewed Eggplant with Minced Meat in Claypot. It certainly didn’t disappoint because the eggplants were cooked well, and the texture was just right – soft but not limp.
On to the crowd favourite of the buffet – Chilli Crab! The crab meat was fresh and easy to remove from the shell. It was juicy and slightly sweet too!
What I love best when eating chilli crab is when you dip the fried man tou into the sauce! The sauce was sweet and spicy at the same time, and when eaten with the fluffy man tou… Ah, simply a match made in heaven!
Although this dish is a one-time serving to every table, the portion is enough to go around for everyone to eat sufficiently.
Next was the noodles – Wok-fried Mee Sua in Hometown Style. This had the familiar home-cooked taste prepared by our grandparents. Very flavourful and comforting.
The Sweet and Sour Pork is a classic Cantonese dish. Though you can find good ones in coffeeshops or tze char stalls, what stands out here is the meaty bite in every piece. There is a higher meat to fat ratio which is great.
Another old-school dish is this Stir-fried French Bean with Preserved Olives and Minced Pork. While there are many fancy offerings on the menu, sometimes it’s good to go back to the traditional fares that Peony Jade excels in right from the start, says the chef. And that’s why this vegetable was still welcomed by everyone at the table despite being so full already.
We were told to save 30% of our stomach space for dessert, and we wondered why. Turns out that advice was really true. Served on a rectangular plate, three individual portions of desserts were screaming for our attention, because they looked so cute and enticing!
The Steamed Molten Creamy Salted Egg-Yolk Pau will have you reflecting that same smile on the bun’s skin. It may be bite-sized, but it is packed with a full flavour of salted egg yolk custard that is runny and rich.
The next two desserts require an additional top-up of $12++ per order (3 pcs), but you really do get what you pay for! Peony Jade’s signature Mao Shan Wang Durian Pengat Layered Parcel with Gula Melaka and Mao Shan Wang Durian Mochi uses 100% pure bitter-sweet MSW durians. They have their own durian plantation in Malaysia where they get only the best durians to serve to customers. Definitely a rich and indulgent durian dessert!
Props to the mochi skin too – it was really soft, and with every bite, it just melts in your mouth!
This dinner buffet is perfect for family gatherings or a celebration for special occasions, as Peony Jade promises that you will truly “Sik Dao Bao Bao” (eat until you’re full), with their wide variety of dishes and the high quality of food.
On-going daily until the end of September, the buffet is priced at $38.80++ for adults and $28.80++ for children below 12 years old. Do note that a minimum of 4 persons is required to dine for this buffet.
Standard Chartered Bank card holders may enjoy 15% off the total food bill with bookings of 10 guests and above. Reservations are highly encouraged.
PEONY JADE AT KEPPEL CLUB
Address: 10 Bukit Chermin Road, Singapore 109918
Reservations: +65 62769138
Dinner Buffet Timings:
Mondays to Fridays – 6pm to 10.30pm
Saturdays, Sundays, eve of PH and PH – 5.30pm to 7pm (first seating), 7.30pm to 10.30pm (second seating)
*Photography and content by Rachel Loke