This is home, truly….. Feeling awfully tired and did not feel like heading out for dinner but on PB’s insistence, we headed to HOME for dinner. 😛
Restaurant HOME 家 is located at The Rail Mall, along Upper Bukit Timah Road and it is opened by Celebrity Chef Tan Yong Hua. For more about the chef, click here.
The number of newspaper articles adorning the walls of the restaurant
View of the interior
The number of celebrities posing with Chef Tan
View of the interior from where we were seated
The Peking Ducks on display
SG50 Menu and even the famous Barbecued Peking Duck with Lychee Wood is on Promotion just for SG50!
Menu Cover – Home 家 – Eat 吃. Love 爱.Fortune 福.Happiness 乐
One of the many set meals from $29.80++ for one person available for selection.
They looked really good and luxurious and if not for PB knowing what he wanted to order, I would have gone for one of the sets but without the abalone as I do not really like it 😛
Menu – Chef Tan’s Signature Dish.
The Peking Duck is a MUST Order! $38 for half a duck and $68 for a whole duck. For a second method of serving the remaining duck, all you need is to add $10 and you can have it deep-fried with dried chilli, roasted minced garlic and pepper fine salt or wok-fried with ginger and onions. As there was a promotion of $48 for one duck, we ended ordering one whole duck but skipped the second serving and had the remainder taken away.
Menu – Appetizers
Menu – Soups.
The pumpkin really caught our eye
Menu – Rice and noodles
This dish caught both of our eyes!
Started our meal with a not so typical tea – Hot Honey Pomelo Tea, $4
Starters of Braised Peanuts, $3, and Ah Char, $3 placed on our tables.
Love the China used at the restaurant. Feels like dining at a patriarch home! 😛
First dish – Peking Duck Skin!
Look at how thin the skin is! Almost no fat there too!
Dip it in this sugar and you get a sweet and crunchy taste
The skin was so thin that you can almost see through it!
Next up was the meat served with steaming hot wraps
Top view of the Peking Duck, plum sauce, wraps and cucumber and leeks.
Close up of the duck meat. So beautifully plated!
Plum sauce that has a hint of of orange peel skin which helps to take any greasiness away.
Cucumber and leeks for the crunch. You can omit it if you do not like them.
Skin for the wrap
My greedy wrap with plenty of leeks and cucumber.
How to eat the peking duck with the wrap? Basically you take a piece of the wrap, spread some sauce on it, top it with the duck meat and add one cucumber/leek (your preference) in it and then wrap it up. You will want to avoid a very big wrap hence only one of everything goes into the wrap 😛
Tier-ing it together for an easier wrap
Ta-da! My wrap!
Another attempt and this time with more of the lovely sauce
I didn’t fully enclose the wrap so you can see the ingredients peeking out 😉
We were attracted by the the Pumpkin Soup with Japanese Mirin and Lobster Meat served in a Mini Pumpkin Cup, $16 per person, and despite being told that the mini pumpkin was out of stock, we ended up ordering the soup.
Close up of the soup served in a porcelain bowl
On hindsight, we should have chosen other soups as it was a little diluted and there wasn’t much ingredient in it. The lack of the pumpkin bowl may have affected the taste of the soup too.
Next up was Stewed Homemade Yellow Noodles with Lobster and Spring Onions Served in O Ba Leaf.
As there was a promotion for Boston Lobster ($35 each, approximately 600g), we ended up with that and had it served in the O Ba leaf.
The noodles served by the side instead of inside the O ba Leaf. Love the texture of the noodles and it would have tasted better if it had been stewed with the lobster!
Lobster in the Oba leaf
Close up of the Boston Lobster
I feel that too much corn flour was added which made the lobster very a little gooey which I did not like. Lobster wise, nothing to complain since it is on promotion.
View of interior before closing
Ducks enjoying the fan in preparation for the barbecuing the next day. 😛
This is one of the steps to ensure that the skin will come out crispy by removing any water that may be in it.
A lovely corner of the restaurant
Our bill for the meal.
Most of the tables here are cater for 6 pax and above and we do see a lot of families (extended) here for meal. Do make a reservation before coming to avoid disappointment.
Restaurant HOME 家
392 Upper Bukit Timah Road,
The Rail Mall,
Tel: 6465 1698
Opening Hours: Tuesdays to Sundays
Lunch: 12 pm – 3 pm last order at 2.15pm
Dinner: 6 pm – 11 pm, last order at 10.15pm
Closed on Mondays
Photos taken with Iphone6