Dinner at Imperial Treasure Noodle & Congee House
Located at the corner beside Watson’s on the 2nd Level of the renovated Amara Shopping Center and now renamed to 100AM is Imperial Treasure Noodle & Congee House. Imagine beautifully roasted pork (aka Char Siew), duck and pig, exotic bite like duck’s tongue, QQ Noodles, smooth congee and soup brewed for hours, this is the place to be at.
Very “atas” looking Menu. There were no pictures in the menu showing you how the dishes look like so we ordered according to what called out to us. LOL
The traditional style of menu sheet on the table, just like in Hong Kong 🙂
One part of the interior from where we were seated.
The lovely roast ducks hanging from the kitchen area behind us.
Sweetcorn Soup Thick Soup with crab meat, $8.
Close up of the ingredients in the soup. The 2 small pieces of crab meat shown above was all we had in the soup. A little pathetic for the pricing and portion. The sweet corn was sweet and crunchy though and the consistency of the soup was just right. A simple and sweet soup that is good on a cold night if you ignore the price :p
Marinated Duck Tongue, $8.
Close up of the duck Tongue. This is PB’s favourite dish but it is still an acquired taste to me. PB polished off almost everything and I had to “reserve” one to try. I ate the toufu and was surprised by its smoothness. The sauces drizzled over the ducks tongue and toufu is so fragrant that you do not need the dip that accompanied the dish. The Tongue was meaty and one bite was all I took as I still do not like its fatty texture.
Deep Fried Silver Fish $9. You cannot go wrong with deep fried items as they are generally easy to eat and loved by all, young and old. The batter was a little thick and greasy though but an overall good finger snack.
Noodles with Shrimp Roe (Dry), $6. This noodle reminds me of my trip to Hong Kong and the moment I saw it, I told PB that I want to order that! hahaha..
I like the texture of the noodles here. It is springy yet not chewy. The shrimp roe was geneous and together with the noodles, it was an addictive dish though we found the noodle portion a little small. 2 words to describe in chinese: 爽口
I like the soup too although it was a little salty on its own. I guess if we had ordered noodle soup, it would have tasted just right. 🙂
Braised Crispy Noodles with Seafood, $18. Basically this is Crispy noodle with seafood. PB had a difficult time asking if the noodles is the same as the noodles we had with the shrimp roe. They had probably mistaken his question and told him they were different. They even explained to him that it was Hong Kong noodles that was fried, etc. We proceeded with the order anyway and was glad to see that it was the same noodles used.
Close up of the ingredients on the noodles. Seafood came as 3 big prawns and 3 big slices of fish on the plate.
The seafood was very fresh and the prawns huge! This was the size I was expecting from my lunch when they mentioned huge prawns! The prawns were 80% cooked hence retaining its slightly translucent colour. Lovely succulent prawns but I preferred my prawns to be more well done.
I had actually wanted to order the Steamed Custard Bun ($1.30 each) for dessert but the waitress told me that it belongs to the dim sum menu and hence not available although it was listed under the dessert section.I was a little disappointed. Why do they put it under dessert in the main menu when it should be dim sum?
This is the dim sum order chit that the waitress showed us and suggested that we pop by to try.
You may be wondering why we did not order any roast items. The reason is because we will be heading into Malaysia to eat roast items tomorrow and hence decided not to over indulged! Lol… We will be back to try the roast items and the dim sum and see if there will be any improvements as today is only the first day of operation 🙂
Overall, the food was delicious and a nice place to dine in. An improvement that the establishment can make is to re-organise the menu a little and add in some pictures to make ordering easier. The only grouse I had was that the waitress was a little over zealous in clearing the plates. My dining companion was done but I am not as I do eat a little slower and chew the food more. Perhaps it is a sign from her that I should stop eating to maintain my figure? Hahaha….
Imperial Treasure Noodle & Congee (Amara)
100AM (next to Amara Hotel)
100 Tras Street
Mon – Sun: 11am – 10pm (last order at 9.30pm)
Dim Sum: 11am -5.30pm (last order at 4.30pm)