From dramatically lavish interiors to refined cuisine cooked with finesse, diners at modern Cantonese restaurant Madame Fan at The NCO Club are in for an elevated epicurean experience. Whether it is the grand Art Deco-style main dining hall adorned with red and black motifs, or well-appointed private dining rooms, diners can soak up the sexy and sultry vibe, which is not found in typical Chinese restaurants.
Like the elegant interiors at Madame Fan, traditional Cantonese fare gets a contemporary update under the creative hands of executive Chinese chef Pak Chee Yit. His boundary-pushing culinary approach often yields delicious results: from caviar-crowned crispy duck hand rolls to abalone paired with Japanese somen. These inventive flavours can be savored in specially-curated lunch and dinner set menus.
Delightfully scrumptious menus
The six-course Savour menu ($138 per person) includes innovative dishes such as Crispy Boston Lobster Balls with Dragon Fruit Salad; Double-boiled Chicken Soup with Spiky Sea Cucumber, Matsutake and Bamboo Pitch; and Deep-fried Pork Spare Ribs with Apple Vinegar Tomato Sauce.
Or opt for the Delight menu ($198 per person) showcasing seven courses of modern Cantonese delicacies highlighted by Wok-fried Crispy Duck Hand Roll with Caviar and Sea Urchin; Slow-cooked Wagyu Beef Shank; King Prawn Squid Ink Fried Rice; and an innovative dessert of Papaya Soy Milk with Peach Gum and Brown Sugar Pearls.
But it is the aptly named Indulge ($268 per person) that will truly pamper and delight everyone at the table. The seven-course dinner menu starts off with truffle-scented Wagyu Beef and Foie Gras Roll; and the feast continues on a high note with dishes such as the nourishing Double-boiled Cordyceps Kampung Chicken Soup with Sea Whelk and Fish Maw; as well as mains like champagne-spiked Pineapple Pork Ribs; Pan-fried Chilean Sea Bass with Yuzu Supreme Soy Sauce; Braised Three-head Abalone with Kailan; Wonton noodles crowned with Boston Lobster; and more.
A decadent feast to remember
In the spirit of Chinese dining, there is a luxurious Communal ($1,288 per set) menu that feeds up to 10 diners — perfect for large group gatherings. The table comes laden with Spiky Sea Cucumber with Truffle Sauce; Double-boiled French Pigeon Soup; South African Abalone and Soon Hock braised in a claypot; as well as Fried Rice tossed with a cloud of Egg White, Crab Roe and Crab Meat; alongside other dishes in the seven-course menu.
Cap the night off with a drink or two from the well-stocked alcohol shelf at the restaurant — from bubbly and wines to innovative creations on Madame Fan’s East-Meets-West cocktail menu — and you have the perfect recipe for a winning meal.
A food destination worth dressing up for
Besides being housed in a conservation building, Madame Fan’s interiors are a visual feast. To elevate your meal, consider booking one of the restaurant’s six private dining rooms or the luxe VIP Room, if you are in the mood to splurge.
Each private dining room is comfortably furnished to feel lived-in and luxurious all at once. The coveted VIP Room, which dazzles with gold and glitter, is known as the ‘crown jewel’ of the restaurant and seats up to 14 people comfortably. The room is also decked out in velvety furnishings, chinoiserie ornaments, and a glittering chandelier. The six private dining rooms, with a seating capacity of up to 10, are equally well-dressed — each with its own unique style.
Madame Fan, 32 Beach Road, The NCO Club, telephone: 6818 1921
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