Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant @ Carlton Hotel

This was a recent meal with my in-laws. MIL’s Cantonese and we like to go around some good Cantonese restaurants to experience some good stuff so that it will trigger the memories of dishes she grew up eating, or experience new ways of how traditional dishes are done by the expert Cantonese Shifu.

We were going to order à la carte but caught a glimpse of the set Special Seafood Set Menu that’s $188 for 4 persons that was on the transparent stand on the table. It had almost everything we wanted to order from the menu, so we thought we shall try it out, it turns out more value for money too.

Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant @ Carlton Hotel Singapore
Appetizer

The appetizer was mushrooms, cucumber, jelly fish and fish maw. It had a nice marinate and our folks really liked it, in fact they finished it. (Ya, just as the wife and I were busy instagramming!)

Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant @ Carlton Hotel Singapore
Classic Daily Boiled Soup (Set Menu)

The soup of the day was Papaya and Pork Soup. It was a very delicious soup that was probably boiled for a long time. The soup had the sweetness of the papaya and you can see the viscosity of the soup from the photo above. It got the approval from the MIL. MIL always prepares soup when we go to her place for dinner.

Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant @ Carlton Hotel Singapore
Roast Pork 

You can guess who requested for it…
The skin on top is just c-r-i-s-p-y! Oh, so y-u-m-m-y!

Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant @ Carlton Hotel Singapore

A closer look of the layers of fat and lean meat of the pork belly.
I am sure you can imagine the taste. Goes so well with the horseradish dip. 

Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant @ Carlton Hotel Singapore
Deep Fried Century Eggs

MIL loves century eggs and we thought we would just order this to nibble.

All of us loved it! I usually only eat them in porridge, but this proved to be exceptional.

Crispy outside, it has the usual jelly like part of the egg white. The egg yolk part was all custard like! It has a dribble of shrimp paste sauce over it.

Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant @ Carlton Hotel Singapore
Pan-fried Live Prawns with Soya Sauce (Set Menu)

The beautiful captivating aroma hit us even before we ate it.

A simple dish,  executed with fresh ingredients made it so enjoyable. Prawns are always a finger licking experience. Who doesn’t lick the sauce off their fingers? A nice portion too, each of us get to eat 2 relatively big prawns.  

Pardon the pun, but we ate it and we were rather ‘haa’-py!

Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant @ Carlton Hotel Singapore
Stewed Garoupa with Beancurd Skin & Garlic (Set Menu)

Another dish that sizzles and the aroma engulf our senses before eating. FIL is a fish person and he loves all kinds of fish and stewed fish dishes are one of the favourites.

Nicely executed. Fish was fresh, sizeable portions too, sauces good, really fragrant and I just love the whole garlic pieces in it! A good portion for 4 too.

Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant @ Carlton Hotel Singapore
Smoked Chicken (Set Menu)

We did not expect much when we saw this on the set menu, but it came out quite good.

Smoked Chicken, but it’s like soya sauce chicken that’s really addictive. You will want to pop another piece into your mouth right after having one. This was a cold dish.

Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant @ Carlton Hotel Singapore
Poached Chinese Spinach with Ling Zhi Mushrooms in Rich Broth (Set Menu)

The problem with this vegetable is that it is sometimes bitter.
We must have been in heaven’s favour, none of the strand of spinach had any hint of bitterness!

Not too salty too that you can drink up the broth. FIL did finish it all up. Haha….

Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant @ Carlton Hotel Singapore
Braised Ee Fu Noodles with Chives (Set Menu)

Reminds us of wedding dinners in many ways. It always served right at the end, and we knew it was almost the end of our meal. Of course, this dish is a wedding dinner favourite.

Can’t find any fault with it. Nice, warm, flavourful, enough mushrooms, not too chivy, not too wet, not too dry.

Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant @ Carlton Hotel Singapore
Chilled Sea Coconut, Preserved Apricot and Sweet Basil Seed (Set Menu)

It was a rather interesting dessert. What you see on the spoon is dried apricot that has been hydrated, it taste exactly like dried apricot that we always love chewing. It has the ‘tadpoles’ covering it too. Beautiful ya?

The set meal was quite good value for money, good sized portions too. The service staff knows it and said it was not a good idea to order any more sides. She was right, but we were still glad we ordered the Century Egg and Roast Pork. Luckily we did not order another of the side dishes after she wanted to stop us. We love service staff that are truthful and honest.

Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant
Carlton Hotel
Level 2
76 Bras Basah Road
Singapore 189558

Tel: +65 6311 8188



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