Happy Mother’s Day Celebration @ Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck Restaurant

We celebrated Mother’s Day yesterday (I had trouble with Flickr so “yesterday” was few days ago) on Sunday, 10th May 2015.

Mother's Day 2015

Vanessa gave me these roses for Mother’s Day 2015.

This year’s Mother’s Day is very special to me because it was the last time I’ll have exclusivity of this event with my immediate family. It would be hard in future when my girls have to juggle celebrating among all the mothers (my mom, my elder daughter, 2 mom-in-laws and myself). Therefore, to enjoy this year’s preferential treatment from my darlings, I did not bring my DSLR to dinner. Of course I took pictures of our meal, but it was fast, a hit or miss type of photography. Valerie, the mom-to-be said, “Aiyah, no need to take photos lah!“. Nah! Valerie doesn’t speak Singlish, hahaha… What she said was, “Just enjoy our company and food, mom.” 😀

Mother's Day 2015

Valerie & Ryan, the new parents-to-be.
Flowers for Valerie were presented by Vanessa, too!

Eating out on Mother’s Day (the actual day) can be a stressful event because the restaurants are usually running at full steam and booking of tables especially at Chinese restaurants is a must! There are usually two seatings and if you got the first seating like us, you have to jockey for position, sometimes quite aggressively, in getting the attention of wait staff and order taker due to the the urgency in finishing your meal before the next round of diners. Of course I am exaggerating here but it is true on some smaller eateries/restaurants where seats and staff are lacking. Most of my friends celebrate on weekends a week or two before the actual day to avoid unnecessary agitation.

Mother's Day 2015

Vanessa bought Valerie flowers to celebrate her 1st Mother’s Day!

That night’s celebration was held at a “secret” venue. I was just told to be ready by 5pm but when we arrived at Paragon and hit button “5th level” in the elevator, I instinctively knew that Mother’s Day celebration would be held at Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck Restaurant! Besides, grumpy grandpa (new nickname for the new grandfather-to-be), prefers Chinese meal over western most of the time.

Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck Restaurant

These condiments meant Peking Duck would be served!

Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck Restaurant

And true enough the duck came 🙂
Please note that Peking Duck has to be ordered in advance.

Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck Restaurant

The fowl was sliced and served in separate dishes – white (foreground) and dark meats.

Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck Restaurant

Normally, soup would be served before the mains but Peking Duck is considered “appetiser” so was eaten before we were served this Lor Bak Tong (Carrot Radish Soup).
The orangey broth was rich and definitely loaded with beta-carotene.

Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck Restaurant

Cod Fish.
We loved the fish! The flesh was satiny smooth and juicy. The skin of the cod was really crispy.
The sauce only served to lubricate the fried seafood so I wasn’t that impressed with its standard taste.

Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck Restaurant

Asparagus with XO Sauce.
Sam said that asparagus is in season now and most western restaurants are promoting them.
I wonder if this is true for Chinese restaurants, too.

Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck Restaurant

Normally, we would pay $10 more and have the skeletal remains of the Peking Duck stir-fried with noodles but when the restaurant is busy, they will not provide this service and being Mother’s Day, they did decline us.
So for the first time in our lives, we had had to eat the remains this way.
I’m guessing and rightly so, that the duck was reheated.
The taste wasn’t bad, slightly salty with a hint of 5-spice and there was the sweet plum sauce as dipping sauce.
Despite the plain look, it was quite nice.

Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck Restaurant

Ee Fu Noodles.
Now this would be tossed with the shredded remains of the Peking Duck but I guess the restaurant did not have enough kitchen helpers to strip the carcass.

Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck Restaurant

Beef Steak Chinese Style.
The steaks were uber delicate!
I wonder what the chef use to tenderise them.
The sauce was too sweet for me and I did detect some HP sauce.
Under the beef was a pile of caramelised onions mixed with the same sauce.
I really like the flavour of this dish but it was definitely too sweet. Please cut down on the sugar!

I have been to Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck Restaurant quite a few times and have posted a couple on my blog so I wouldn’t dwell on the cuisine (you can see links to the posts below). Although the restaurant was packed, the service we received was commendable. Food, as usual, was yummilicious! We were all happy. We didn’t order dessert as we wanted to have kopi afterwards. It’s been a while since the whole family including Sam P ate together and we wanted to “lepak” (chill/relax) a bit and gossip.

Mother's Day 2015

We window shopped to size up what Valerie’s baby would further need before heading for coffee.

Toast Box @ Paragon

Instead of going to Starbucks or Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (my usual haunt), we had local style kopi and tau sar piah (豆沙饼 – mung bean pastry).

Valerie and I. Happy Mother's Day Valerie!

Valerie and I.
Happy Mother’s Day Valerie!

Happy Mother’s Day to ALL the super moms out there!

Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck Restaurant
Address: Paragon, #05-42/45,
290 Orchard Road,
Singapore 238859.

Tel: (+65) 6732 7838.

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday
Lunch: 11.30am to 2.45pm
Dinner: 6.00pm to 10.00pm

Saturday
Lunch: 11.00am to 2.45pm
Dinner: 6.00pm to 10.00pm

Sunday
Lunch: 10.30am to 2.45pm
Dinner: 6.00pm to 10.00pm

See more of Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck Restaurant below:
Smoking Fowl of Beijing 北京烤鸭 @ Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck Restaurant

Eve of Renri At Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck!

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4 Responses to “Happy Mother’s Day Celebration @ Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck Restaurant”
  1. This grumpy great grand pa took the Boss to the beach,
    on the way home we passed a few restaurants, all had full parking lots,
    so we ended up at home, I microwaved something.
    We’ll go out to eat sometime soon when the crowd is gone.
    Happy for you, the soon to be grand ma.
    ME and the Boss

    • Sam Han says:

      Thank you Michael. The thought that counts and I’m sure you don’t celebrate love once a year. I know you celebrate life daily 😀

  2. Lignum Draco says:

    I hope you all had a wonderful time together. Time passes quickly and life changes without warning.

    • Sam Han says:

      So true. Life changes without warning. It is way too still for delivery but the gynae said the baby has turned. Impatient little fellow. Lol…

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