Majestic Restaurant vs. Chu Dao

Majestic restaurant and Chu Dao are both known for their innovative Chinese cuisine in Singapore.  We decided to go out of our Chinese restaurant comfort zone i.e. Imperial, Paradise Group…. and try out the two well reviewed restaurants.

Majestic Restaurant                         Majestic restaurant is housed in a boutique hotel on Bukit Pasoh Road

The Must OrderStewed Mee Sua with Baby Abalone – The irresistible noodle dish contained a generous number of baby abalones! The soft mee sua absorbed the seafood goodness from the thick broth and tasted wayyy fab.

The Innovative

[LEFT] Lychee Siew Mai – I was expecting an interesting dish that would harmonize both ingredients seamlessly. However, the dish turns out to be exactly how it looked – A lychee placed on top of a siew mai. The overly sweet sauce drenched on the siew mai was unnecessary too 😦
[RIGHT] Sliced Peking Duck with Pan-seared Foie Gras and Banana topped with Black Cavier. Each item on this plate was well executed but again the binding factor was missing.

The Dessert
[LEFT] Chilled Mao Shan Wang Durian with Gula Malacca
[RIGHT] Crispy Durian Ice Cream

Chu Dao

Chu Dao is located along Joo Chiat Place (Near to the little Vietnam)

The Must Order

[LEFT] Peking Duck – The signature dish in Chu Dao and some said that it’s on par with Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck.

Verdict – We are going back to the super peking duck. 🙂 Taste is subjective.

[RIGHT] Duck Soup with Tofu, Mushroom & Salted Vegetable – We took the recommended soup option for the second serving of the duck. This is excellent – almost comparable to our favourite salted vegetable duck soup in Ole Sayang.

The Innovative

[LEFT]  Stewed Pork Ribs & Pumpkin in Mini Pumpkin – LOVE the presentation. The pork ribs were tender and tasty.
[RIGHT] Homemade Egg Bean Curd with Shrimp Paste, Crabmeat & Roe in Pi Pa Style – A dish that goes very well with white rice. The sauce tasted rich and comforting but we agreed that it’s not salty enough. An additional pinch of salt would have work wonders.

The Dessert
Chilled Cream of Mango Sago and Taro Paste with Pumpkin and Gingko Nuts – The desserts were unimpressive. We should have moved on for better desserts.

Overall – both Majestic Restaurant and Chu Dao served above average Chinese food but nothing was really memorable that we would go out of the way for a round 2. The mainstream Chinese restaurants in Singapore are good enough to satisfy our fine Chinese food cravings.

Majestic Restaurant
Tel: +65-6511 4718
Opening Hours: 11.45 am to 3 pm & 6.30 pm to 11pm, Daily
Add: 31 Bukit Pasoh Road  089845

Chu Dao
Tel: +65 63441925
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 14:30pm & 6pm-11pm, Daily
Add:#01-01, 45 Joo Chiat Place, S427769

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