We checked out Park Chinois, Alan Yau’s much anticipated new venture a while ago during Chinese new year.
Back then it was still freezing cold midwinter(not that now is any better), I went for my trusted vintage fur that was purchased two years ago in Paris, and a pair of wide leg denim trousers which allowed room for my usual heattech leggings underneath. A top in the same colour as the jeans to help blur the waistline and elongate the figure, so I figured. And the falabella backpack that (hopefully) injected a breathe of youth in the otherwise mature and luxe image that a fur coat could usually represent.
The cocktail list is very tempting. A gin based orangey long glass(one on the right below) was one of the stars of the dinner.
Tiong Bahru Tofu Soup
Chicken Soup cooked in Chinese wine and medicine
Sichuan Chili Chicken(a good authentic flavour with a twist of fusion style)
Duck de chine, which you have to order in advance. Being a peking duck fan, and a loyal regular of Min Jiang, this duck definitely passed my skeptical standards. Perfectly roasted, packed with flavour, and the homemade pancakes that wrapped the duck were skilfully well prepared.
For those who think Park Chinois was too posh/expensive for your taste, now think again. The full duck with unlimited pancakes is 75 pounds, that would easily stuff 3-4 of you. Plus some drinks and appetisers of your choice, a dinner there could actually end up to be around 30 per head for a group of 4. You might want to splurge and indulge a little while you’re there, but it would be entirely depending on your budget and mood. But if you just look at the price for that sumptuous duck, at that location, in that surrounding, I genuinely cannot fault it.
Tofu Veggie Claypot
Glass Vermicelli, Lotus Root Claypot
Park Carbonara with sea urchin and udon
As the night went on, the band started to gather on the stage, and the most mellow jazz started to play. That’s when the night really began, and everyone was teleported back to the 20’s grand and sleepless city of Shanghai.