The minute you walk into this beautifully appointed restaurant you know you're in for a special meal. The decor is contemporary and relaxing. The host took us to our reserved table in a booth. It was fully set with dishes of soy and sweet chilli.
The waitress came promptly with four separate menus per person. And she took drink orders. She was very unpretentious and helpful.
We selected four dim sum items from their relatively small dim sum menu. The waitress offered to bring them in smaller portions so that we could have a greater variety.
We also ordered two small dishes from the main menu.
The dim sum arrived in short order. Their har gow was traditional and very good. No surprises, no innovative flourishes. We had a pan fried crab meat dumpling. It was quite different from the potstickers we had expected. It was wrapped in more of a pie crust like dough. It was very tasty and unusual. Their siu mai was a disappointment. It was heavy and rather bland with big chunks of shiitake mushrooms. No fish roe on top. We tried their deep fried lobster pastry. This was the biggest disappointment. It consisted of lobster meat wrapped in angel hair thin noodles. You couldn't actually taste the lobster meat - it could have been any shellfish. And the noodle wrapper was just annoying. You ended up in a cloud of tasteless brown fibres. I think this item should be removed from the menu.
After the dim sum items we had their black pepper beef. This was outstanding. Bite size morsels of melt in your mouth beef lightly dressed in a delicate black pepper sauce. After that, we had their much praised fish noodles with seafood. These were very good. Permeated with "breath of the wok", and a lovely textured egg noodle-like dish. However, I was unable to detect any trace of fish which is supposedly a key ingredient in the noodle dough.
Overall, this was a fine dining experience. However, in the Trip Advisor no. 1 restaurant in town with a Michelin star, I don't expect any disappointments. I would return but I'd be prepared for more pleasure - and disappointments - as I got to know their menu.
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