>> October 3, 2012
I went to Mr Wong before I left for holidays, a few weeks after it had initially opened.
Is it still the hottest spot in town? Because when I went, it was near impossible to get a table for dinner with their no-booking policy. My friend and I had planned to go one night at 7pm and were thwarted upon arrival by being told that there wouldn't be an available table until 9pm. Undeterred, we left our number and went to amuse ourselves in the meantime. At about 8.30pm, we were called and told there was a table free.
Apologies for the poor lighting in these photos - it was dim lighting inside!
The deep fried dim sums were better than I expected. I usually steer clear from deep fried dim sums at yumcha due to the unhealthy factor. Mr Wong's deep fried dim sums add a little twist to the usual yumcha offerings. Out of the selection here, I liked the spring roll filled with beef best.
The drunken chicken was served too cold for my liking. Instead of being silky and smooth, the refrigerator temperature meant that the chicken was dense and unappealing. I wouldn't order this again.
The alaskan snow crab salad, on the other hand - I loved. It is definitely not for you if you don't like the taste of ginger because strong ginger permeates the entire dish. The salad was fresh, delicate and topped off by salmon roe.
Green apple ice, osmanthus jelly, water chestnuts and coconut sorbet ($14)
Both desserts were exotic and different. The yuzu curd left a savoury taste in the mouth and I'm not sure if I liked it or not!
Out of the dishes that I had, I would probably only order the alaskan snow crab salad again. I would definitely revisit to try other items on the menu - if I can get a table!