The Imperial Treasure group of restaurants brings you excellent Shanghai Cuisine at accessible prices on the 4th Floor of Ngee Ann City Shopping Mall (some would erroneously refer to the mall as Takashimaya which is actually the name of the main tenant).
This restaurant offers a flexible menu that would work well for lunch or dinner, depending on your mood and how heavy a meal you’d like.
Dishes that we think should try regardless of meals would include the crispy eel, smoked eggs, xiao long bao, and chilled slice pork. These starters are a standard order whenever we find ourselves in this restaurant and it paves the way for the delectable mains to follow.
For mains, our all time favourites are the fan pei with crab meat, glutinous rice with either lobster or crab, and the pork knuckles with brown sauce that is cooked so well that the meat peels off easily and mouth waveringly melts in your mouth. The glutinous rice is flavours infused and you’ll be able to feel the texture of each rice grain in every mouthful.
You’ll find xiao long baos in various restaurants all over Singapore, but its rare that you’ll find one that has the right balance of a thin skin that doesn’t break when you pick it up, the right amount of “soup” inside, and tender pork meat within. These little babies in Imperial Treasure Shanghai Cuisine checks all the boxes and in our opinion makes one of the better Xiao Long Baos in Singapore.
A good way to end the meal would be the fried pancakes with either dates or red bean filling.
Xiao Long Bao
Fan Pei with Crab Meat
Pork Knucle in Brown Sauce
Pan Fried Pork Bun
If you’re in Ngee Ann City, check out Imperial Treasure Shanghai Cuisine