Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Tung Lok Classics at Chinese Swimming Club

Peking Duck
Everybody loves Peking duck. Tell me if you don't. I am not fond of duck normally, but ooh, I can never get enough of this delicacy, no matter how good or bad it is.


Tung Lok Classics handled the 110-strong group well
This is last month's Makansutra dinner, held at Tung Lok Classics at the Chinese Swimming Club. It's only been open a year, so I had not heard of it (despite living so close by) until this dinner was announced in the forums. As usual, it was a multi-course meal for a steal (around S$40 per pax).



Lightly braised crunchy peanuts
The standard appetiser was not so standard after all - braised peanuts that were not soft, but instead crunchy. Nice element (even if small) of surprise.


The duck doth protest!
Here is the duck again, protesting. Sorry, duck, but you will be loved.


Roast Peking Duck
Duck is soon turned into crepe du canard. All polished off in no time.


Double-boiled Soup of Sea Treasures
This was followed by the biggest tureen of soup I have ever seen. And it was chockful of ingredients. Double-boiled Soup of Sea Treasures. It had a whole chicken, big chunks of pork, some sea whelk or shellfish, Chinese herbs, dried fruit and nuts.


Seeing the rich soup ladled out was like a dream. All those ingredients!
It smelled so good when it was being ladled out. You could tell this was a nutritious brew. The warmth did the constitution good, and the taste was pleasing, smooth and sweet.


Steamed Crimson Snapper with Minced Pork in Bean Sauce
Steamed Crimson Snapper with Minced Pork in Bean Sauce. The fish was a little bit overdone, but still more than palatable.


Stewed Australia Pork Shank combined with Crisp-fried Long Bun
My favourite of the evening. Two ginormous and deliciously stewed pork hocks made our table very happy. Stewed Australia Pork Shank combined with Crisp-fried Long Bun. See the long, yellow "buns" (rather fuzzy) at the back? These were like mantous shaped like breadsticks and fried! Simply marvellous! I wish I could buy these from a cornershop, I'd eat so many!


Crispy Sakura Chicken
Crispy Sakura chicken. I can't argue with crispy chicken. This one didn't even need any sauce or salt for seasoning. Yum!


Sauteed Assorted Vegetables served on Winter Melon Ring
The token vegetable. Sauteed Assorted Vegetables served on Winter Melon Ring. Not particularly memorable because we've eaten this kind of sauce too many times in too many places. But ingredients were fresh and good.


Braised Japanese Mian Xian with Shredded Duck Meat and Pickled Vegetables
Braised Japanese Mian Xian with Shredded Duck Meat and Pickled Vegetables. OK, it's never easy to do mian xian or mee sua (in this case, somen) well. And they didn't. Bits of it were clumpy, and it was too soggy. Poor duck gave its meat to something less than stellar.


Chilled Pumpkin Cream with Pomelo and Water Chestnuts
Chilled Pumpkin Cream with Pomelo and Water Chestnuts. I suppose they are trying to break away from the traditional mango, but I'm not sure pumpkin works that well. This was so very thick too - we had a lot left over that we could not finish.


Classics Test Tube Juice
They rounded off with the Classics Test Tube Juice. I'd tried these before at Tung Lok Signatures, so I knew these would be good. Very refreshing combination of fruity and vegetal sweetness. We tried guessing the ingredients - guava, wheatgrass, lemon, apple? Well, all wrong! The waitress didn't tell us the complete formula but there's pineapple and surprisingly chye sim in there!


NinjaHelloKitty
Oh yes, this was a good dinner.


TUNG LOK CLASSICS
Chinese Swimming Club
#03-00
21 Amber Road
Singapore 439870
Tel: +65 6345 0111

Opening Hours:

Mondays to Saturdays
Lunch: 11.30am - 3.00pm
(Last order 2.30pm)
Dinner: 6.00pm -10.30pm
(Last order 10.00pm)

Sundays & PH
Lunch: 10.00am - 3.00pm
(Last order 2.30pm)
Dinner: 6.00pm -10.30pm
(Last order 10.00pm)
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8 comments

  1. The last photo is cute! haha

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  2. Thanks! Yes, I just had to add it. :)

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  3. i have made pumpkin and yam sago before and it turned out nicely (: you should really try making it!

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  4. ooooo...I've got goosepimples on my stomach just looking at the pics! :)

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  5. Stargirl: Yes, that combi works. But pumpkin alone...

    DC: haha you hate chye sim too? I know, eew but it actually tastes nice. And chye sim is my no.1 most hated veg!

    Liverpool: wow that's a first I've ever heard! Was it the photo of the duck being slashed? hahaha...

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  6. Most of the food look so good!

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  7. I've tried Tung Lok for a couple of times. Its great!

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