I’m not quite sure what the occasion is (or perhaps they’re just in season), but Peach Blossoms at the Marina Mandarin is having a special abalone menu for the month of June! From abalone boiled in soups, stir-fried with vegetables or stewed with noodles, they are offering a nice range of dishes to satisfy those abalone cravings.
Our family decided to pay Peach Blossoms a visit to celebrate Father’s Day with their new abalone themed menus, and had the basic one with six courses at S$68++ per person.
First up was a ‘Duo Combinations Platter’ of drunken chicken poached in Chinese wine and plum and stir-fried assorted mushrooms with superior oyster sauce. And boy, was that oyster sauce tasty. The mushroom were plump and juicy too, I liked that.
This was followed by a ‘Double Boiled Abalone with Flower Mushroom in Chicken Boullion’ (S$18/pax on the ala carte menu) which I and I think my family too, rather enjoyed.
The soup was thick and bursting with rich chicken flavour, with a bouncy abalone and giant plump mushroom.
The next dish, ‘Stir-Fried Diced Abalone with Fresh Lily Bulbs and Wolfberries’ was quite standard, nothing much to rave about but executed decently. The snowpeas were fresh and crunchy.
I liked the soya sauce chicken in the ‘Barbequed Meat Duo’ dish, as it was smooth, silky and tasty.
The char siew was a bit too sweet tasting for me, but my sister said she rather enjoyed the taste of honey in the sauce.
This was good! Nice and moist, the ‘Stewed Egg Noodles with Abalone’ was slurpingly delicious, with a succulent abalone and a lovely sauce that I suppose was the compatible reduction the noodles and abalone cooked together.
Dessert was ‘Chilled Puree of Mango with Sago and Pomelo with Lime Sorbet’ but my stomach was not great that day so I had a mango pudding instead.
I thought the mango pudding was quite nice! Fresh and packed with sweet chunks of mango.
Overall I quite enjoyed the abalone set menu. Portions were not very big I would say, but sufficient for a comfortably full meal.
Service was attentive and polite, must say the waitresses were quite poised and well groomed, which was pleasant.
If you like abalone do give it a try before 30 June, when this seasonal menu ends! Minimum 2 pax for the set menus though FYI.
Marina Mandarin Hotel
6 Raffles Boulevard
Tel: (65) 6845 1118
Open for lunch from 12.00pm to 2.30pm from Mondays to Fridays and 11.00am to 2.30pm on Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays, and for dinner from 6.30pm to 10.30pm daily.