Sing Yin’s signature menu raises expectations with its authentic Cantonese fare in Kowloon

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 16 November, 2017, 11:04am
UPDATED : Thursday, 16 November, 2017, 11:25am

FAREAuthentic Cantonese dining, dim sum in the day and a fresh seafood selection. AMBIENCE Sleek setting with seating booths, partitioned and stylish private rooms. COST HK$688 per person for chef Chan’s signature set menu. WHO TO BRING Business associates or those keen for upscale traditional Cantonese cuisine. TURN-ONS There are tasting menus and an extensive à la carte menu. We opted for chef Chan’s signature selection, and started with the Sing Yin deluxe combination of tender barbecued Spanish Iberico pork, roasted pork belly with crispy crust and chilled cucumber with black vinegar. Soup followed with the choice of a clear double-boiled fish maw and conch soup with Japanese Matsutake or braised shredded bean curd broth with crabmeat. Next was pan-fried crab claw or sautéed king prawn. The dishes did not disappoint. The sautéed Australian wagyu beef with black pepper sauce stood out, but the steamed sliced grouper with egg white in pumpkin sauce is a lighter choice. The meal ended with lotus leaf-wrapped steamed fried rice with whole abalone. Chinese desserts in upmarket Cantonese restaurants often fail to live up to expectations. Not here. The set menu came with a sweetened almond cream baked walnut puff, and the egg white was just right. The biggest test though was its mango pudding (surprisingly sans sago pearls) and one of the best we have tasted. TURN-OFFS The portions on the set menu were small, but it is a good introduction to the cuisine. DRINKSYou can pair the set dishes with Hennessy XO or V.S.O.P for an additional charge. There is a good selection of tea and white wine to go with the meal.