Treasures Yi Dian Xin by Imperial Treasure is located at the heart of the Orchard shopping belt, that is Paragon. It is the latest casual dinning concept conceived by the Imperial Treasure Group of restaurants. This restaurant serves All Day Dim Sum and some light meal, hence when shopper needs to replenish more energy from a shopping trip, they could turn to Treasures Yi Dian Xin for quick and yet delish meal of Dim Sum at the restaurant.
The dinning interior is furnished with mainly white finishing and warm lighting to create a casual ambience intending to attract the younger diners.
We started our meal with 2 side orders. With 8 side order for selection, diners are spoiled for choice. The first being a Chef Recommendation is the Marinated Black Fungus in Vinegar with Sesame 芝麻陈醋黑木耳 ($9.20), sourish and lightly spicy to whet the appetite.
I was surprised to find the Marinated Duck Tongue in Sichuan Style 四川麻辣鸭舌 ($9) on Treasures Yi Dian Xin Menu. As I know this isn’t quite a familar dish among Singaporean. Most, especially the younger ones would shun away from it. Anyway, I enjoyed.
Roasted Meat is always a highlight in Cantonese Restaurant and at Treasures Yi Dian Xin with all the Cantonese cuisine background and experiences it has up in its sleeves, it offers the classic roasted meat too.
One of the noticeable dish is the Crispy Roast Pork 脆皮青靚烧肉 ($10). It was roasted to perfection with very crispy skin and you won’t notice oozing oil instead good ratio of fats between the succulent meat that melt in the mouth. Most importantly, the meat were lightly salted to enhance the flavour.
Besides offering the standard items, they have improvised the Roast Duck and came up with their version of Homemade Roast Duck 蜜饯烧鸭 ($10) by using small duck with a special in-house marinate.
Other BBQ Meat choices includes the Steamed Chicken, Soya Sauce Chicken, BBQ Pork with Honey Sauce and Sliced Charcoal Grilled Pork Collar. Diners could choose to enjoy the Roasted Meat with either rice or noodle too.
One could find an array of Dim Sum from the Steamed ones such as Steamed Diced Mushroom Dumpling 雜菌如意, 3pc ($4.80) and the instagram-worthy Steamed Salted-Egg Black Custard Bun 黑金流沙包办, 2 pc ($3.60).
Its exterior is decked in black with a gold streak. This view is already very stunning. When one tear apart the bun, the salted egg custard flows from within. This sight is even more sensational. This moment attracts tons of camera and even video action too. And by the way, the Steamed Salted-Egg Black Custard Bun is a Chef Recommendation. There are 7 more Steamed selections with the well-like items such as “Ha Kau” ($4.80) and “Siew Mai” ($4.20) available as well.
There were 2 Pan Fried items, Pan Fried Carrot Cake ($3.20) and Pan Fried Water Chestnut Cake ($2.80), which we tried none this round.
4 Deep Fried items are on the menu. With 2 being Chef Recommendation; Crispy Fungus Spring roll 羅汉斋春卷 ($2.80) and Stuffed Prawn in Crispy Wrap with Wasabi in Mayonnaise Dip 金绸芥末鲜虾卷 ($4.80).
And don’t forget to order the cutie pie, the Deep Fried Porcupine Bun with Red Bean Paste 箭猪豆沙包, 2pc ($4). Crispy outer bun that was packed with tasty lightly sweet red bean paste.
Next is the Baked Dim Sum, 4 were available such as Baked Chicken & Mushroom Pastry ($3.40), Baked BBQ Pork Pastry ($3.40), Baked Egg Tart ($2.80) and Baked Snow Crust BBQ Pork Bun ($3.60). A pity we tried none.
At Treasures Yi Dian Xin, they offered Vermicelli Roll with 9 different fillings; such as Beef Brisket, Roasted Duck, Sliced Fish & Century Egg, Shrimp, Beef, BBQ Pork, Chicken, Dough Fritters and the most noticeable is the with a deep fried shrimp, Steamed Crispy Rice Roll with Shrimp 金绸脆皮虾肠粉 ($7). This is highly recommended by the Treasures Yi Dian Xin. If diner prefer it without filling, opt for Hong Kong Style Rice Roll with Sesame and Sweet Sauce ($6).
Treasures Yi Dian Xin has offered 3 flavours of Hong Kong Dumpling; Glutinous Rice Dumpling with Dried Scallop ($13.50), Traditional Glutinous Rice Dumpling with Pork Belly & Salted Egg Yolk ($5) and lastly Glutinous Rice Dumpling with Lotus Seed Paste ($4).
For noodles lovers, there are noodles with 13 different ingredients pairing. Among the option, the Chef’s Recommendation is Treasures Signature Noodles with Pig’s Shank, Beef Tendon, Wanton and Shrimp Dumpling 四宝招牌面 ($10). You get the best of 4 items in a bowl. It is certainly highly recommended. I quite enjoy the noodles since it is with minimal alkaline taste and I was surprised how smooth the texture was.
If noodles isn’t your choice selection, there are 13 Congee flavours to choose from.
Finally, the sweet dishes. We tried two out of 6 available option. And our favourite goes to the Mango Custard Mochi 芒果奶皇软磁, 2pc ($3.60)
Osmanthus Jelly 水晶桂花糕, 2pc ($2.40) is a classic dessert for Dim Sum. Lightly sweetened, it was good for my palate.
Other available dishes are Steamed “Malay” Sponge Cake, Coconut Jelly, Sweetened Mango Sago with Pomelo and Mango Pudding.
NAHMJ find that the dishes are towards the stronger palate and some of the dishes are more generous in salt. As always dishes served at Imperial Treasures are of high quality as such Treasures Yi Dian Xin is likewise. We like the concept of having Dim Sum all day since this isn’t offered by too many restaurants in Singapore, at least for now. But we think that in order to attract younger crowds, there might be a need to tweak the menu a little by offering more items that attract this group.
Treasures Yi Dian Xin by Imperial Treasures will soon have their second outlet at Marine Parade. Great news for East dwellers.
Treasures Yi Dian Xin By Imperial Treasures
290 Orchard Road, #B1-08, Paragon, Singapore 238859
Tel: +65 6262 3662
Monday – Friday 1100 to 2200; Saturday – Sunday 1030 to 2200
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