To mark Matilda’s first month, our family went out for a celebratory dinner at Mouth Restaurant. Instead of their flagship outlet at Chinatown Point, we went to their newest (second) outlet at China Square Central. It’s a lot less crowded compared to the one at Chinatown Point.
We ordered a 7-course set meal. First dish was this thick soup. Tasted like the typical Chinese banquet shark’s fin soup, but minus shark’s fin.
There was a Peking duck promo going on. For ordering the set menu, we just had to top up S$10 for a whole Peking duck, but only the crispy skin is served.
The next dish was a feast for both the eyes and palate! Dry ice effect was used to create a stunning presentation, while sweet crunchy vegetables such as sugar snap peas, celery, and bell pepper augmented fresh juicy scallops.
Those brown noodle-like strands are cordyceps flower. STUMPBO has written a detailed and useful post on the differences between cordyceps and cordyceps flower, as well as how to prepare a wholesome cordyceps flower chicken soup!
Patin fish is a freshwater fish with silky and delicate flesh. But sometimes, it tends to have a muddy taste, so the spicy and savoury gravy was a suitable condiment. This would also go very well with rice!
A delicious assortment of oyster, Shimeiji, shitake, and enoki mushrooms lightly sauteed with garlic and butter.
This was a rather decent rendition of crispy skin fried chicken. The bird was on the small side, which is probably due to the use of hormone-free Sakura chicken.
This was another add-on dish (at extra cost) from the Peking duck we had earlier. We could choose to have the meat stir-fried in a variety of styles, but we chose teriyaki sauce cos it’s more kid-friendly. The duck slices were surprisingly tender and juicy.
Here’s the carbo filler: Ee-fu noodles topped with cream sauce, cheese, and lobster.
The white cream sauce was a little too heavy and clumpy; otherwise it was rather tasty.
This was more like a beverage rather than dessert. The consistency of the mango puree could have been thicker. It could also do with more mango chunks and sago.
On the whole, the dishes were well-executed but stopped short of being outstanding. Portions were on the small side. The wait staff have to be commended for being efficient and polite. I was too occupied to take pics of the interior, but the decor was modern and classy.
Mouth Restaurant (China Square Central)
22 Cross Street
#01-61 China Square Central
Tel: 6438 5798
Weekdays: 11.30am to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm
Weekends: 11.am to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm