Organic Goodness at Peach Blossoms
There is a changing appetite for healthy food in Singapore and with the recent surge of new health-focused start-ups such as Salad bars, Organic restaurants and low-calorie smoothie counters.
Peach Blossoms Chinese Executive Chef Chan Shun Wong is joining in the healthy food wagon by presenting the Organic Goodness food promotion from now till 30 April 2013 to satisfy the palates of health-conscious diners.
A burgeoning dietary trend in Hong Kong, organic dishes have already established a strong presence in Chef Chan’s hometown, and he is eager to develop this culinary transformation in Singapore.
While organic food is more prevalent in Western cuisine, Chef Chan is set to change this with his latest menus – two special set menus and an extensive à la carte menu using naturally-grown and chemical-free produces.
These organic goodness are created to provide healthier gastronomic options without compromising on their flavours.
Begin your health journey with a cup of Malva Nut Juice Drink with Organic Honey and Lime which has a balance of sweet and sour taste and perfect for palate cleansing.
Appetizers started on a good note with Baked Organic Pumpkin with Cheese served in Organic Kiwi ($12++ per piece). hef Chan created this flavoursome dish by adding the baked pumpkin into the half-emptied kiwi. Topped with a small piece of cheese, the stuffed kiwi is then baked for half an hour, adding a golden finish to this delicate dish. The delicious pumpkin mash is baked till soft with the cheese forming brown charred spots. Spooning it together with some kiwi meat gives a hint of sourness. Both pumpkin and kiwi contains rich source of vitamin C, which strengthens the body’s immunity.
I enjoyed the Braised Prawn Soup with Organic Pumpkin, Organic Bean Curd & Crab Meat (available in the 7 course set menu at $88++ per person, minimum order of 2 person). Not exactly a soup base I would say, but more like prawn bisque. It had that fresh sea taste and if you think it is not enough, there is a one big fat prawn on the soup.
Steamed Organic Egg with Braised Dried Scallop ($10++ per person, also available in the 6 course set menu at $56++ per person, minimum order of 2 person) is a healthier and luxurious version. Using organic ingredients such as milk and egg, chicken stock is added into the mixture to enhance its flavour before bringing it to steam for eight minutes. The dried scallop is braised separately and it is added onto the dish before serving. The silky and comforting smooth steamed egg acts as a bed for the conpoy. I would prefer a normal scallop than conpoy because it is too rich in taste.
Main course was Poached Silver Cod with Homemade Organic Tomato Sauce ($18++ per person, also available in the 6 course set menu at $56++ per person, minimum order of 2 person). ). Steamed to perfection, the cod is drizzled with Chef Chan’s self-made tomato sauce which is made from tomato puree, vinegar and sugar. The cod is cooked just enough not to be raw but remains smooth and delicate. It takes on the sweetness of the tomato sauce it is served in, with fried ginger strips to perk up the flavours.
Anything poached has got itself a bad reputation for being bland. But I enjoyed my Poached Organic Ginko Nuts, Organic Mushrooms & Organic Spinach ($20++ for 2-3 pax, also available in the 7 course set menu at $88++ per person, minimum order of 2 person) where you can truly taste the goodness from the vegetables.
Not forgetting the Fried Organic Multi-grain Rice with Shredded Duck ($8++ per person) which is sprinkled with some crispy rice.
And the creamy Chilled Organic Avocado Puree served with Chocolate Ice Cream ($14++ per person, also available in the 7 course set menu at $88++ per person, minimum order of 2 person) which has a velvety texture we love.
Six-course Set Menu at $56++ per person (Minimum 2 persons)
Seven-course Set Menu at $88++ per person (Minimum 2 persons)
À La Carte Menu
12 dishes starting from $8++ per serving.
Address: Marina Mandarin Level 5
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