London Roast Duck at Shisen Hanten by Chen Kentaro

London Roast Duck at Shisen Hanten by Chen Kentaro

London roast duck lands at Shisen Hanten by Chen Kentaro—this is also the first time the Singapore outpost is serving the dish.

Shisen Hanten by Chen Kentaro, Mandarin Orchard Singapore - Mandarin London Duck Closeup

Overlooking Orchard Road from the top of Mandarin Orchard Hotel, Shisen Hanten is part of the famed Japanese chain and legacy by Japan’s ‘Father of Szechuan Cuisine’ Chen Kenmin and celebrity Iron Chef Chen Kenichi, where third-generation Chef Chen Kentaro continues to amaze taste buds with authentic and sublime Szechuan cuisine.

Shisen Hanten by Chen Kentaro, Mandarin Orchard Singapore - Trio of Appetisers - London Duck with Chinese Steamed Bun, Chilled Chicken with Sesame Sauce, Chilled Jellyfish with PicklesTrio of Appetisers: London Duck with Chinese Steamed Bun, Chilled Chicken with Sesame Sauce, Chilled Jellyfish with Pickles

Using imported, fatty Irish ducks, the Mandarin London Duck ($34 for half, $68 for whole duck) is stuffed with herbal ingredients before roasting, resulting in meat that is succulent and tender with a flavoursome herbal aroma.

Shisen Hanten by Chen Kentaro, Mandarin Orchard Singapore - Mandarin London Duck

Drizzled over with herbal sauce only after serving also helps maintain that delightful crispness of the skin. No prior ordering required for the duck, though reservations recommended as the restaurant is usually quite packed.

Shisen Hanten by Chen Kentaro, Mandarin Orchard Singapore - Foie Gras Chawanmushi with Crab Roe Soup

If it is your first time at Shisen Hanten, I highly recommend their signature Foie Gras Chawanmushi that comes bubbling in crab roe soup. Just on presentation alone it scores, but the real draw is that decadent, rich yet almost weightless creaminess teamed with a distinct crab sweetness.

Shisen Hanten by Chen Kentaro, Mandarin Orchard Singapore - London Duck with Chinese Steamed Bun AppetiserLondon Duck with Chinese Steamed Bun Appetiser

Shisen Hanten by Chen Kentaro, Mandarin Orchard Singapore - Steamed Sea Perch with Clams & Fresh Seaweed

Also good is the Steamed Sea Perch—a simple yet brilliant dish of expertly executed fish with briny-sweet notes of clams and fresh seaweed.

Shisen Hanten by Chen Kentaro, Mandarin Orchard Singapore - Alaskan Crab Meat Noodles with Fresh Yuzu Broth

Chef’s Japanese streak shines through in his rendition of Alaskan Crab Meat Noodles, intriguingly served in a light fresh yuzu broth. The citrus notes play up the subtle seafood sweetness wonderfully.

Shisen Hanten by Chen Kentaro, Mandarin Orchard Singapore - Sauteed Seasonal Vegetables with Duo Mushrooms & Truffle OilSauteed Seasonal Vegetables with Duo Mushrooms & Truffle Oil

Shisen Hanten by Chen Kentaro, Mandarin Orchard Singapore - Trio of DessertsTrio of Desserts

Address: Level 35, Orchard Wing Mandarin Orchard Singapore, 333 Orchard Road, Singapore 238867
Tel: +65 6831 6262/66
Operating hours: Daily 12pm-3pm, 6pm-10pm

 

Jazpster
Jazpster

What started out as just something fun for Jasper has developed into a passion for food over the years. Always having weird urges to take pictures of other diners’ food, he is used to being forcefully restrained by dining companions, but has yet to have security called on him. Jasper is open to all sorts of cuisines and dishes, and is always on the lookout for a good meal or deal. To him, an ideal restaurant is one that combines good food, friendly service and a warm ambience. "Food is all about the dining experience."

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