March’s Makansutra’s Dinner was held at Tonny Restaurant. Chef Tonny Chan has became a culinary superstart when he was still a chef with Sha Tin in Geylang Lorong 3 and Dempsey’s Grand Hong Kong. A few years back, he decided to start his venture in Joo Chiat Road. And now, he is back at the original premises at 8-10 Geylang Lorong 3.
Fans of Chef Tonny will know that his signature dish is “The Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” which is lobster puree cooked with egg white. Unfortunately, we didn’t manage to eat that dish that night, but we had some other interesting dishes!
Appetizers started with Panfried Dace fishcake, Crispy Yam with Truffle Oil, Hong Kong Wontons with Spicy Sauce. The Crispy Yam with Truffle Oil has won the approval among the foodies in our table. The yam is very crunchy and its flavours is intensified by truffle oil.
Claypot Chicken with Chinese Wine is my favourite. The marinade is simple but when cooked with chinese wine, it brings out the flavour. Meat is very tender.
We also had (from left) Deepfried Prawns, Eggplant stuffed with Kurobuta meat, French Beans with Homemade Waxed Meat and Fried Green Wrasse fish fillet with Crab Roe.
I am not a fan of eggplant, but I thoroughly enjoy the Eggplant stuffed with Kurobuta meat. The kurobuta meat is known for its rich marbling. This makes it extremely tender when it is added to the eggplant.
Braised Duck with Winter Bamboo Shoots should be awarded for its presentation. This lipsmacking dish comprises wonderfully tender duck which has been marinated and braised.
Because there were hundred of us hungry people at the restaurant that night, service was abit slow and some of us wanted to leave before the final course. But the restaurant saved the best for the last and the Braised Fish Noodles with Goose Liver Paste is a dish you must try. Fish noodles is probably very common in China and Taiwan but I hardly get to eat them in Singapore. The noodle dough is made from fresh fish and flour within the restaurant and it is springy and impressive.
Address: 8-10 Geylang Lorong 3
Tel: 6747 2483