SENTOSA - Colourful Vietnamese lanterns adorn the entrance and ceiling space of Blue Lotus, a two-storey Chinese eating house next to the water on Quayside Isle that is brought to us by chef and owner Ricky Ng and the Emmanuel Stroobant group. Here Ng takes Chinese classics and infuses them with a modern twist, creating what he calls ‘New Age Chinese Cuisine’. Fresh, flavourful seafood dishes seasoned with exotic spices stand out, as do the silky bisques and sizzling grilled meats.
Why you should come here:
Quayside Isle is known for as being a destination dining spot and Blue Lotus makes for a great weekend escape where you can sit and linger along the water as you sample imaginative fare like Szechuan style Boston lobster and claypot San Bei chicken. The Blue Lotus Signature Pomelo Chilli Crab is definitely worth the trip too.
What we love:
This is the home of what some people call the best pomelo chili crab anywhere. It consists of a Sri Lankan crab simmered in tomato and orange jus with Asian spices and chillies and comes topped with a generous heaping of pomelo pulp. You can customise the spiciness to make it as mild or as mouth-searingly hot as you can handle, so for spice lovers, this is a definite must try. The Wok-Fried Kagoshima Wagyu Beef Tenderloin with peppercorn is also delicious, as is the Crispy Fried Salmon Skin coated with salted egg yolk and lime zest.
Offer a drink to Chef Ricky and he will be sure to come back with more tasty treats for the table. If you’re coming in a group, try booking into the upper level where you can dine around big round tables.
You’ll probably want to come here in a group to share a number of dishes, so factor in about $50++ - $60++ per person, excluding alcoholic beverages.