Because I live on my own, my personal time is strictly for myself. And the BF, of course. This means that, on weekends, the BF and I get to do things on our own timetables and whim. This also means having lunches at 4pm, dinners at 9.30pm or going to the gym at 12noon or 7pm.
Today was one of those days, we got out of the gym at 4pm, and had lunch at 4.30pm. We originally wanted to go to Crystal Jade Palace Restaurant but unfortunately, it was closed. We headed for the next best alternative one floor above, at Imperial Treasure Nan Bei Restaurant.
We were famished by the time we sat down and immediately placed our orders. First up was the BBQ Pork Noodles ($6). The noodles were disappointingly portioned for stick-thin models on a diet. It was good enough though, the noodles were al dente, the pork was suitably sweet and smoky, and the vegetables were crunchy and fresh. But we still felt that Crystal Jade Kitchen does a more satisfying version of this dish.
We also got 2 soups, the first being the Wanton Soup ($7), juicy sweet prawns in a satin wanton skin floating in a robust prawn stock. This was lapped up in seconds.
The other soup was the Pork and Vegetable Wanton Soup ($4.50), this was slurpilicious. As usual, I got 2 refills of the delicately rich chicken stock soup ($1 per rice bowl refill).
Imperial Treasure Nan Bei Restaurant
391 Orchard Road
Ngee Ann City (Takashimaya Shopping Centre)
Tel: 6738 1238
Open daily from 10am to 10pm