As the saying goes, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” and Kai Garden at Marina Square Mall wisely heeds this advice. While the menu does serve a range of more modern items, the majority of the dishes feature traditional Cantonese flavours without introducing too many fancy tweaks. In fact, any change that executive chef and owner, Fung Chi Keung, makes is carefully chosen to enhance your dining experience.
Dishes manage to achieve full flavours without compromising the delicate tastes of ingredients, and presentations don’t lack for fun or interest. The Garoupa in Lobster Soup will have your server bringing forth a whole garoupa – freshly sliced – to be cooked in an intensely orange lobster soup right at your table. The resulting broth is deep and chock full of tender fish. Their Peking Duck is a signature, understandably so given the deliciously crispy skin, and will be sliced and prepared at the table to be served with a selection of innovative wraps and sauces. Not to worry, their less exorbitant items are equally as amazing. Try their surprisingly succulent Sweet & Sour Pork on the Rocks which are served like colourful lollipops on a bed of ice.
With over 15 years and a previous position with Paradise Group, Chef Fung’s expertise reaches from dim sum to excellent roasts, and Kai Garden is the perfect place to sample his creations. (Dec 2015)