Celebrated P's birthday at Peach Garden, Novena. Peach Garden is one of those institutions of chinese cuisine where it had slowly garnered a good reputation for itself from providing tasty food with good service. This time it wasn't different; our server was one of the most charming waitresses I've had for a while, in being frank, candid, and professional at the same time.
On to the menu.
Started off with Roasted Pork - just the normal siew yoke. this one was quite fatty, but it went well with the chinese mustard.
Next up was the Peking Duck - Nice crisp skin, very flavourful duck wrapped with crepes. was not bad but i would have preferred more duck to crepes.
wok fried Beef Tenderloin came next; this was really good. the tenderloin was really urm, tender, for want of a better word, and it had a lovely caramelised wok-hei flavour which can only be achieved through intense heat, till the onions have slightly caramelised. probably with the addition of some sweet-teriyaki sauce. i'm not sure, don't quote me on that. either way, it was good. (8/10)
Prawn balls with plum sauce and well, onions came next; I'm not sure what to make of this one. Didn't really dig it; the prawns were fried until crisp tempura-style, and paired with a plum sauce which was of course, tangy. not my kinda thing. (6/10) - im being generous here
Three-egg spinach - this was much better than the BTK one; the spinach was really fresh, the eggs flavorful, and the gravy was a joy to behold. very clean tastes in the gravy. yums. (8.5/10)
Ee-fu-noodles: nothing to shout about really. just, well, noodles. (5/10)
the fried rice was a disappointment. let's just say i didn't take photos of it coz it was that bad. (3/10)
But the dinner rounded up on a nice note with Orh-Nee (Yam Paste with gingko nuts). this one was not bad; very rich, starchy, and yammy, almost too rich for me! but well, yums.