Almost every visit to Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant is delightfully delicious…except that one time when we were charged $48++ for a plate of 豆苗! 😱 It will be etched in my memory forever. And that was pre-covid. Wonder how much will the plate of average tasting 豆苗cost now? 

Anyway, fast forward to the present. We’ve since curated a few favorites which we’ll always order, while trying out different dishes. This time round, everything shared below is good. Though this new celebratory dish is definitely the highlight of the meal (for me). 

I haven’t tried that many a suckling pig before, but Wah Lok’s Roast Boneless Suckling Pig (Advance order required) 南乳去骨猪 (需预定) @ S$350 (Whole) definitely tops the list! The seasoning is done just right (not too salty), and the skin is so crispy and yummy! Well worth the calories…munch much…though…everything in moderation. 物以稀为贵.

It’s great that Wah Lok wraps the Peking Duck skin for us and there’s really nothing bad I could say about their Peking Duck 北京片皮鸭 @ S$50 (Half) S$100 (Whole). If I have to 鸡蛋里挑骨头, it’ll be I don’t see the duck i.e. it’s not skinned in front of us. But that’s just me.

Having started with 2 heavyweights, let’s switch gears and talk about dim sum! Wah Lok’s Fried Carrot Cake with XO Sauce XO酱炒萝卜糕 is something we order everytime. Even though it’s XO Sauce, it’s neither too salty nor spicy. The flavors are well-balanced, with tender carrot cake cubes. Warning: They could be highly addictive!

Another 2 dim sum we ordered were Steamed Chicken Feet with Chilli 川椒蒸凤爪 @ S$7 and Deep-fried Beancurd Skin Roll with Shrimp 鲜虾付皮卷 (3件) @ S$8.8. The latter’s dipping sauce is pretty interesting, though I’m more of a mayonnaise person.

2 more yummy main dishes before desserts. Wah Lok’s Live Prawn 活虾 @ S$10 / 100 grams was executed perfectly. I’m salivating again just looking at the photos.

And their Stewed Seafood with Sea Cucumber 海参海鲜煲 @ S$50 (Small) S$75 (Medium) S$100 (Large) never disappoint.

So for desserts…obviously I didn’t eat nor try everything. That’ll be weird, going around asking to take a bite out of everyone’s desserts. The general feedback is good. And my favorite dessert is Ice Cream with Avocado Cream 牛油果雪糕 @ S$10.

I used to order Cream of Pomelo & Mango with Sago 杨枝甘露 @ S$8 until I discovered the former. I did try Wah Lok’s Red Bean Soup too, which has 陈皮 (orange peel).

Double-boiled Chinese Herbal Jelly with Honey 秘制龟苓膏 @ S$10 recieved the thumbs up for its intensity.

I heard the herbal jelly in these 2 desserts are not as shiok as the one above: Chinese Herbal Jelly with Almond Cream 杏汁龟苓膏 @ S$10 and Cream of Pomelo & Mango with Sago topped with Herbal Jelly 杨枝龟苓膏@ S$10

Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant 华乐酒家
Carlton Hotel Level 2
76 Bras Basah Road
Singapore 189558
Tel: +65 6311 8188

 Mon to Fri 11:30AM – 2:30PM & 6:30PM – 10PM
Sat 11:30AM – 2:30PM & 6PM – 9:30PM
Sun and Public Holidays 11AM – 2:30PM & 6PM – 9:30PM

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