The Cathay Restaurant @ The Cathay

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Things I’m going to miss: leisurely dim sum lunches, being able to be far from the typical lunch crowd, having the freedom to crave and satisfy the cravings because we aren’t restricted by time/work/whatever. This is my boyfriend’s favourite dim sum place in Singapore, and whenever he’s back, there’s no doubt we’ll head there.

I always enjoy my meals there. Service is attentive, place is comfortable and spacious, and suitably luxurious (for us).

On the table: Century Egg Lean Meat Porridge, Pig Trotters in Vinegar (!! My favourite !!), half-eaten Siew Mai, Scallop Dumplings, Deep Fried Prawn in Beancurd Skin, Liu Sha Bao, Pan Fried Carrot and Yam Cake.

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Featuring some awesome smooth salted egg yolk custard goodness encased in sweet smelling buns. Love their version.

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Dear pig trotters in vinegar sauce, you are such comfort food to me. It’s verrrry sour, and it’s actually confinement food. Confinement is a Chinese practice where a new mum has to be ‘confined’ for a month after the baby is born, to rest and restore her health. She’s put on a special diet to restore ‘qi’, and this dish is something those lucky mums get to have, because vinegar ‘heats up’ a woman’s body. Most of my friends find this too sour, but there’s actually quite a big of sugar and ginger in it to offset the vinegar. Whatever it is, I’ll happily have the whole portion to myself!

 

Like Har Kaus with a scallop on top of them!

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We’re creatures of habit with old favourites on the table. At the top of the picture, there’s Prawn Roll with Mango and Rice Flour Roll with Prawn.

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Last day – so pampering the boyfriend with coconut desserts when we can buy young coconuts at NTUC. We did go back to NTUC to get ourselves a couple of coconuts and hacked them open happily. Here’s the Young Coconut with Coconut Jelly ($6.80). Refreshing jelly that melts away in the mouth, coupled with very juicy coconut flesh that peeled away from the shell easily.

Here’s to special places (:

Old post on The Cathay here!

The Cathay Restaurant
2 Handy Road #02-01
The Cathay
Singapore 229233
6732 7888

Operating Hours:
Weekdays & Saturdays: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm
Sundays & Public Holidays: 10am – 5pm, 6pm – 11pm

 

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