Jin Shan Lou at Marina Bay Sands
Jin Shan Lou (金山楼) is a modern and elegant Chinese restaurant designed to excite and create an intriguing dining experience within the hotel of Marina Bay Sand. The cuisine presents the best of Cantonese, Hunan and Szechuan flavours. It is a fashionable blend of taste that delights the palates of demanding gourmets.
Renowned Master Chef Huang Qing Biao is the man behind this restaurant. He is definitely not a stranger in the local culinary scene. Chef Huang came from Yilan. He started when he was 13 years old and moved to a foreign land when he was 28 years old. Having been in the industry for close to 50 years, Chef has a strong basic foundation of Chinese cooking skills while he aims to continue to innovate and push culinary boundaries while keeping true to the roots of Chinese cooking.
Our dinner started with Jin Shan Special Combination (金山特色三拼) which is a combination of roasted pork cube, roasted duck, chicken with soya sauce. Especially love the pork belly, simple in its entirety but non-greasy, crispy and has a lovely crackling sound.
Bring in more inviting texture with Golden Sands Fresh Prawn with Salted Egg (咸蛋明虾球). Battered and deep fried, they are crispy despite the blanket of salted egg yolk sauce. The prawns pack a punch from sliced chilli padi and deep fried curry leaves. These add aroma and heat to salted egg yolk. It’s a beautifully presented dish.
Actually, sometimes the simplest dish taste best. Like this bowl of Poached “Xian Cai” Served in Cartilage Soup (鲨鱼骨浸苋菜), the double boiled soup is thick and richly-flavoured. And the best part, it is brimming with healthy goodness from the spinach.
Seafood Soup Served in Mini Pumpkin (金盅海鮮湯) is flavourful with an overrding taste of conpoy
Steamed Cod Fillet with Chinese Wine and Egg White (蛋白花雕蒸鳕鱼) is my favourite for the night. he cod is soft and as it melts in your mouth you can taste the sweetness of the fish and the slight savouriness from the wine and egg white.
Fujian Wheat Vermicelli with Shredded Meat (福建炒面线) packed a wallop of flavour from the meat and wok hei. Cooked just right, it was springy and had good bite.
Chilled Mango Sago with Pomelo (杨枝甘露) is a refreshing dessert which put a sweet ending to the meal.
Good to know that Jin Shan Lou also offers supper frm 11pm to 4am. And if you are American Express cardholder, you will be entitled 10$ off total bill with minimum spending of $100 for lunch, high tea and supper. Valid till 31 Dec 2013.
Jin Shan Lou (金山楼)
Address: #L1-05, Marina Bay Sands, 1 Bayfront Avenue
Tel: 6688 7733