Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant 万豪

I had a very delicious dinner last Sunday. You can tell by my dress that it was Chinese. Clue: Cantonese cuisine! Where and what did I eat?"

I had a very delicious dinner last Sunday. You can tell by my dress that it was Chinese. Specifically Cantonese cuisine! Where and what did I eat?”

Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant 万豪

Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant 万豪

The last time I visited was in 2009 on Mother's Day.

The last time I visited Wan Hao was in 2009 on Mother’s Day.

The first dish served was appropriately Braised Sharksfin with Crab Meat.

Braised Sharksfin with Crab Meat – S$68 each
This dish was well prepared. The starchy broth was smooth and I savoured superior stock made of chicken and perhaps pork bones. The portion was generous and quite filling on its own. I was jokingly telling Adrian that the next time we dine here, we’ll have 2 each and nothing else which he readily agreed.
And all of a sudden, my mind started to drift to Summer Palace (regent Hotel’s Chinese Restaurant), wondering if their sharksfin were still as good as I’d remember. I must make a trip there soon.

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We usually eat Braised Sharksfin with raw or quick scalded Beansprouts and chopped Cilantro. The extra seasonings are White Pepper Powder and/or Chinese Red/Black Vinegar.

We usually eat Braised Sharksfin with raw or quick scalded Beansprouts and chopped Cilantro.
The extra seasonings you can add are White Pepper Powder and/or Chinese Red/Black Vinegar.

Chinese Roasts Platter of 3 Combinations - Jellyfish, Charsiew and Roast Duck.

Chinese Roasts
We had a Platter of 3 Combinations – Jellyfish, Charsiew and Roast Duck – S$30

We were given Roast Duck Leg. I preferred breast meat for duck.

We were given Roast Duck Leg. I preferred breast meat for duck.
I have always enjoyed the crispy succulent texture of jellyfish and most restaurants served them fairly the same.
The Charsiew and Roast Duck here weren’t very spectacular just slightly better than average.

Siew Yoke or Chinese Roast Pork Belly 脆皮燒肉 - In Wan Hao, this dish is sold separately. Usually, we can order order this as part of the Chinese Roasts Platter Combinations. However, in the recent years, Chinese Restaurants have been competing on the culinary of roasting pork bellies. In my humble opinion, Imperial Treasure still serves the best Siew Yoke. See photo here.

Siew Yoke or Chinese Roast Pork – S$20
In Wan Hao, this dish is sold separately. Normally, we can order order this as part of the Chinese Roasts Platter Combinations. However, in the recent years, Chinese Restaurants have been competing on the culinary of roasting the best pork bellies.
In my humble opinion, Imperial Treasure still serves the best Siew Yoke.
See photo and recipe here.

Claypot dishes are one of my favourites. The usage of claypot retains heat and thus is good for braising, stewing and slow cooking. Falvours really come through and the best is always in the soup or gravy. You can be sure all the ingredients are completely infused with the seasonings, spices or herbs used.

Claypot dishes are one of my favourites. The usage of claypot retains heat and thus is good for braising, stewing and slow cooking. Flavours really come through and the best part is always at the “bottom”, in the soup or gravy. You can be sure all the ingredients are completely infused with the seasonings, spices or herbs used whenever cooking is done in a claypot.

Claypot poached squid, enoki mushrooms, dried shrimps, conpoy, bean starch noodles, assorted vegetables - S$18

Claypot poached squid, enoki mushrooms, dried shrimps, conpoy, bean starch noodles, assorted vegetables – S$18
Tada!
This is super delicious!
It came last of our order and I was like “Oh… oh… can we finish this?”
We did, every single drop.

Tada! This is super delicious! It came last of our order and I was like oh... oh... can we finish it?

This claypot dish looked normal on first sight but the taste was amazing!
The greens remained crisp, both fungus were slippery smooth, and the broth/soup was really really good.

Adrian, my dinner partner for the evening. Both of us share the love for braised sharksfin :)

Adrian, my dinner partner for the evening.
Both of us share the love for braised sharksfin 🙂

I had a very delicious dinner last Sunday. You can tell by my dress that it was Chinese. Clue: Cantonese cuisine! What did I eat?

This is a really nice place for family or friendly meal. We had a quiet and cosy booth seat at one end of the restaurant.

Photo taken by the captain of this restaurant who seemed to know quite a bit about camera lenses but the harsh lights were not cooperating. We had to take several shots but still... Oh well... I was telling Adrian about my last visit here.

Photo taken by the captain of this restaurant (who seemed to know quite a bit about camera lenses when we chatted) but the harsh lights were not cooperating. We had to take several shots but still… Oh well… I was telling Adrian about my last visit here.

My last visit to Wan Hao was immemorable. In fact, when Adrian suggested this place, I was like "can we go somewhere else, please......?" This meal really changed my mind. Whilst the service of Wan Hao has always been good, the food tonight was superb!

My last visit to Wan Hao was immemorable. In fact, when Adrian suggested this place, I was like “can we go somewhere else, please……?” This meal really changed my mind. Whilst the service of Wan Hao has always been good, the food tonight was superb!

The food was served in the correct order;  braised fins or soup should be served first (personally, I like to have my soup drunk on empty stomach and then consume my meal half an hour later as I believe through TCM teachings that nutrients are better absorbed that way) and was done so.  Next came the roasts/appetizers and I had some steamed rice with it. Before we finished the roast meats, the claypot dish of mixed vegetables came with flavoursome gravy broth to complement my rice.  scooped some of this dish and allowed my rice to soak in the gravy for a while.

The food was served in this order; soup (fins), appetizers, mains, and dessert.
Personally, I like to have my soup drunk on empty stomach and then consume my meal half an hour later as I believe through TCM teachings that nutrients are better absorbed that way. Our meal was served in accordance to my approval without any prompting from me. I was delighted!

This won't be my last visit. Adrian and I had taken a second look at the menu before leaving and we've shortlisted some items we'd like to try next visit.

Adrian and I had taken another look at the menu before leaving and we’ve shortlisted items we’d like to try on our next visit.

Singapore Marriot Hotel.

Singapore Marriot Hotel.

It had started to rain again (been raining for the past few days) and we decided to chill a little before joining the queue for taxi.

It had started to rain again (been raining for the past few days) and we decided to chill a little before joining the queue for taxi.

The closest place we could hang out and people watch without getting soaked was Crossroads Cafe, Singapore Marriot Hotel.

The closest place we could hang out and people watch without getting soaked was Crossroads Cafe, Singapore Marriot Hotel. All prices quoted here are before GST 7% and SC 10%

Sauvignon Blanc for him and Chardonnay for moi. Cheers :)

Sauvignon Blanc S$25 for him and Chardonnay S$19.50 for moi. Cheers 🙂

Happy eating 🙂

Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant 万豪
Address: 320 Orchard Rd,
Singapore 238865.
Singapore Marriott Hotel.
Phone:+65 6831 4605

Operating Hours:
Lunch 11:00am–3:00pm
Dinner 6:00pm–11:00pm

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8 Responses to “Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant 万豪”
  1. Kevin says:

    This looks so good.

    • Sam Han says:

      Best dish was the claypot, really yummy! The sharksfin here (texture) is better than Thai Village although one may argue they are slightly different cooking. 😀

  2. renxkyoko says:

    Oh, man. I envy you for all that yummy food you eat. I don’t know why we have no such stuff here. I think I’ve been to all the Chinese restaurants here in our city, but I’m not familiar with the foods you’ve so far shown here. believe it or not, some of the dishes you’ve posted here, with the recipes , are very familiar . I think my Mom had cooked the same dishes at home. I’ve diligently copied your recipes but I have not tried cooking them yet, as some of the ingredients are not available here. ( or maybe they are, we just have not tried looking for them yet )

    Hey, cheers ! Keep up the food tasting !

    • Sam Han says:

      You can buy loads of the ingredients from Asia when you visit, haha. But I’m sure US must have them. There are many Chinese living there 😀

  3. The Mouse says:

    Looks like you ate very well. Beautiful interiors. Plus, you had roast pork. 🙂

  4. Lignum Draco says:

    It all looks delicious. How you manage to eat all this food, so regularly, I’ll never know. 🙂

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