Sunday, December 28, 2014

Dim Sum Brunch at Hai Tien Lo 海天樓, Pan Pacific Hotel

This was the last birthday celebration of the year for our evil sista, the grand finale took place at the Cantonese fine dining restaurant, Hai Tien Lo 海天樓, at Pan Pacific hotel. The semi open concept eatery is located at level 3 with some tables overlooking the uber chic lobby and bar below.

The Ruby room is a private dining suite with a massive 20 seater table.

Contemporary oriental decor theme and table settings...

The Weekend Dim Sum Brunch menu ($68++ per adult, $38++ per child, exclude drinks) is Ala Carte buffet style with limited selection of premium dishes and unlimited offering of dim sum and Cantonese delights.

For the premium dishes under the Chef’s Signatures section, everybody gets a serving of Mini Buddha Jumps over the Wall and Braised Abalone w/ Beancurd in Conpoy sauce, and also 2 choices (out of 5 dishes) of the restaurant's signature creations.

The Buddha jumps over the wall soup was loaded with huge chunks of dried scallops, a whole abalone, bamboo pith and cordyceps flower. Every scoop of this delicious soup was bursting with flavors. The Braised abalone with beancurd was another luxurious crowd pleaser.



As for the 2 choices of chef's creations, we picked the Hokkaido Scallops & Coral Clams in Homemade XO sauce and Deep-fried Sea Fish w/ Mushrooms in Supreme stock. Both dishes were well executed and really tasty.



We ordered two servings of Cantonese Roasted Combination Platters with almost everything that's available under the BBQ dishes section. The platters were wiped out in a jiffy!

烟薰鸭胸, 烧鸭, 蜜汁叉烧, 脆皮烧腩肉

All of the above & 青葱姜酱醉鸡片

There is only about a dozen items under the dim sum menu but we certainly found some hidden gems in there. Staple dishes such as Har Gao and Siew Mai were expertly done. And, new creations such as Sesame Purple Potato Balls w/ Minced Chicken & Mushrooms and Fried Prawn Rolls w/ Mixed Fruit Salad were pretty impressive as well. The Fried Carrot Cake in XO sauce was quite disappointing though, the rest were passable.





Purple Potato Balls w/ Minced Chicken & Mushrooms






Some picks from the Appetizers menu, all 3 dishes were delectable.




The myriad of Main courses we had were all great dishes made with good quality fresh ingredients, we have no complains at all.







And last but not least, dessert and complimentary birthday cake for the birthday girl. We managed to have a small bowl of yummy Mango Sago dessert despite having 24 dishes prior to this!

The complimentary chocolate fudge cake was chocolaty but too sweet for our liking.


Our dining experience at Hai Tien Lo was a magnificent one, food quality was exceptional and so was the service rendered. However, we felt that they should arrange additional staffs to cater to more patrons during the weekends, getting the staffs to attend to us was taking longer than it should have been for a fine dining establishment like this one. That being said, this is still a fine restaurant worthy of an occasional splurge for those special occasions.

Hai Tien Lo 海天樓
Pan Pacific Singapore
7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square
Singapore 039595

Telephone: +65 6826 8240

Opening Hours
Lunch - 11:30am to 2:30pm
Dinner - 6:30pm to 10:30pm

We can't leave the hotel without taking tons of photos of the incredibly chic Atrium bar (Asia’s longest) and the hotel lobby with the fabulous Christmas decor.