We had originally intended to go Hai Di Lao at IMM, but upon hearing the 3-hour queue, we changed our minds 😛
Walking past the various eateries, we saw a relatively empty Huang Ting, and it was having a 1-for-1 for its $68++ 6-course set meal, which consisted of an appetiser dish of Deep-Fried Yam with Sea Perch Tossed in Mayonnaise accompanied by Black Fungus and Juliene Cucumber in Fruit Vinegar 沙律香芋鲈鱼拼果醋云耳青瓜, shark’s fin soup, Sautéed Live Prawn with Fresh Lily Bulb and Zucchini 鲜百合鲜虾炒翠绿瓜, Poached Angled Luffa with Fresh Scallop and Conpoy in Superior Soup 上海干贝带子丝浸胜瓜, Stewed Mee Pok with BBQ Pork in Hong Kong Style 港式叉烧焖面, and dessert of Cream of Sweet Potato 番薯泥.
The manager was trying to entice us with shark’s fin (which we do not wish to eat), and its chef from the apparently very famous Hua Ting in Orchard (which we have not heard of before)… But they offered a replacement of the soup, and so we decided to give it a try. We opted for the Shark Bone Cartilage Soup 鲨鱼骨汤, which turned out to be really yummy!
We thought that food in general was very fresh and of good quality, and we enjoyed every item, including the hot dessert which was not overly sweet. Of note, the mee pok was thinner than usual but cooked to our liking, not too firm and not soggy.
The wait staff were rather attentive, and refilling of the free warm water was prompt without us having to request. They would follow up with a gentle reminder to be careful of the heat. Each item was served in succession, and very well-paced. Gotta say we left with happy and filled bellies 🙂