Another surprise when I made a recent visit to the Tea House. They have again changed their menu. Now it is more towards restaurant concept. I was told they will change their menu every 3 months and this current menu started 1 July.
Besides their Brown Rice Bento set, their menu includes Japanese cold soba & dishes served in Hot stone pots.
We tried their Japanese Green Tea Cold soba (日式绿茶酸辣冷面). Not quite sure whether the soba or the sauce is to be of green tea taste, nevertheless, the soba is nice & smooth but the sauce is more to the taste of black vinegar which we felt the overall taste could be further enhanced if Wasabi could be added to it.
I would strongly recommend their Noodles with Fish and Squid (素鱼苏东面) served in Hot stone pot. (Picture on right but because served in dark colored pot & lighting is insufficient so photo not well-taken :P)
I like the noodles, tasted abit like yellow noodles but not exactly... I wonder what it is. The mock fish is Soya-made mock fish which is average, but I like the mock squid balls which tasted like the actual version. What made the dish is its broth, very tasty, abit sweet but nice and I could not stop myself from wanting to finish it.
Another recommendation is the appetiser, Japanese cucumber with wasabi sauce. They marinated the cucumber with white vinegar and tasted wonderful when dipped with wasabi sauce.:-)
In addition, they had also started buffet catering services (Deluxe, Supreme & High Tea reception menu) daily from 10am to 5.30pm. You may like to call @ 6854 7689 for more info on the menu.
Personally, I feel that more effort could be made to publicise on their Tea-house & catering services. It is important to make public aware of its presence and its attractive menu.
I just had a check on their web on their Tea House. As at posting time, they are still showing an old menu when they had just started the Tea house...
The tea house's operating hours are daily from 9am to 7pm with last order at 6.30pm.
It is located at level 2 of Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum which is located at Chinatown: 288 South Bridge Rd, off Sago street or opposite the famous Maxwell food centre, nearest MRT: Outram/Chinatown MRT.