After a few visits, I dare to make a few observations. China Blue is consistently good. C Lounge still a great place to watch sunset, except that their coffee service was better before. And the Brasserie I’d rather forget.
This time was a dimsum lunch. Fish lip soup here is tops. (I remember the other 2 soups I tried here before were also good) As for the dimsum, the truffle mushroom buns were still as I remember. The Xiao Long Bao, hakao, pork siomai, taro with scallops and the bean curd were delish. But the top marks go to that basket of “imitation green pears and carrots” bearing duck filling (pears) and pork (carrots). Soooo good. I had one of each on top of 1 piece each of the xiao long bao and other dimsum.
The flavours burst in your mouth with each morsel. Dimsum was never more fun. And I thought I had fun with that mushroom-looking truffle bun! For starters, we had our fill of that fish lip soup which stayed hot the whole time because it was served on a bowl warmed by a tea candle underneath. Oh, China Blue always plates their food soooo well. This served me well as I simply love taking my own sweet time when dining. 😍🍵🥢
The next time I’m back, you’d find me ordering this fish lip soup and basket of pears and carrots plus the truffle buns. I also do remember a great sorbet dessert here but we chose to move to C Lounge for our coffee and later, afternoon tea set for sharing. Scones, tea cakes, spring rolls, etc served in this special wooden tray with all sorts of contraptions. The coffee wasn’t served in a similar “contraption” I remember, though. (Check it out : https://jollybelly.weebly.com/blog/not-so-blue-in-china-blue-conrad-hotel )
Anyway, the C Lounge at 4pm isn’t as good as around 5:30pm. The afternoon sun can be blinding so choose where you’d sit. But come sunset, it’s a superb place to be. You may even choose to step outside right where you have an unobstructed view of the Ferris wheel and the bay. Lovely sunset by the Bay!