The highest of Yue Hwa Constructing in Eu Tong Sen Avenue has at all times struck me as a super spot for a restaurant, so it’s no shock to search out Eclipse, a sensible restaurant that marries European and Asian cuisines, opening there this month.
The constructing has an extended historical past. It opened in 1927 because the Nice Southern Resort and was the tallest constructing in Chinatown on the time.
Now occupied by Yue Hwa division retailer on its decrease 5 flooring, the rooftop restaurant on the sixth flooring instructions a superb view of the shophouses within the neighborhood in addition to Chinatown Level throughout the highway.
Eclipse is helmed by chef Samuel Quan, previously from Ingredient on Tras Avenue at Amara Resort. The inside design is beautiful, with a mixture of old-world grandeur and trendy stylishness accentuated by what appears to be like like glowing clouds on the ceiling.
The menu captures that whimsical spirit in its mixture of Western and Asian flavours. Having lived via the Nineties when fusion cooking was all the trend, I discover a number of the concepts fairly retro, although youthful diners could discover them novel. Moreover, I do like the way in which the cooks right here play with textures on the plate.
A five-course tasting menu prices $198 with dishes like pumpkin laksa soup with seafood tortellini and hen with inexperienced curry foam. Lunch units are $52 and there are a la carte dishes like slow-cooked salmon with celeriac remoulade, pickled beetroot and fritter crumbs ($26); and lobster risotto with inexperienced curry ($42).
There are additionally bar snacks like tempura soft-shell crab with mala spices ($26) and citrus roast duck in pie tee shell ($18).
The place: Eclipse, 06-01 Yue Hwa Constructing, 70 Eu Tong Sen Avenue
Open: Midday to 2.30pm, 6 to 10.30pm (Tuesdays to Sundays), closed on Mondays
Information: For reservations, name 6908-0880 or go to the Eclipse web site