Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant

Located in Marriott Hotel itself, I went to try its Dimsum Buffet. I reserved the second seating which is at 1315 hours. It seems like there is only an hour plus to order food before its kitchen accept last ordering before closing.

It has 3 sets of menu, which are the set meals, dim sum buffet, and ala-carte.

The whole list of dim sum buffet menu. Looks quite extensive. One person is around 33++ excluding teas or drinks. That totaled up to $42 nett per pax.

Jellyfish, Teochew style marinated Duck wings, and Drunken prawns. Jellyfish is a cold dish, and I think its cripsy. But for the other two, I am a little disappointed.

Claypot stewed diced Chicken with garlic, spring onions and dried chilis. The taste is quite different from what I had tasted before, and overall to say, I don't quite like it. The dim sums are generally not bad though.

Baked Cripsy Honey-glazed BBQ Pork Bun is one of my favorite! It is something like the common char siew buns, but with honey seared on top and sent for baking. Yums!

Steamed Rainbow Egg Custard Bun is another of my favorite. Although I don't see any sign of rainbow colors at all, even after I stepped out of the restaurant to look at the sky, its custard is piping hot and flowing out like it just melted.

Steamed Prawns with Glass noodles and garlic. The prawns are definitely smaller than the drunken prawns, and it tasted so-so. Nothing to bring up your excitement level about. We also had the Steamed Sea Perch Belly with eggplant and black bean sauce. Fish is fresh, but a little oily though.

Baked Pork Trotters with cheese and thyme. Waited from start of our meal to end, before it was sent to our table. And expecting it to be delicious since its baking time is exceptionally long, I was dumbfounded. We basically had a bite of the meat, and left the whole dish hanging there.

Egg Tarts are in mini sizes, and is not bad.

Desserts are Pumpkin with Mandarin Orange Peel & Sago. Do not mistaken it for Mango with pomelo. Orange taste quite strong, but as I have a disliking for pumpkin, this dish never improves my condition for it. Second is Herbal Jelly with Honey syrup. Well, so-so? Third is Sweetened Cream of Red Bean Paste. Expect nothing more than just a creamy version of our usual red bean soup.

Service is not bad, as the crew is always on the lookup to refill your teapot, and clearing empty plates to clear your table for more dishes. They are organized with their orders, and will informed you what are the dishes yet to be served, and if there is any delay to serving the dishes. They have a polite attitude and with smiles, but dim sum quality is a little disappointing for some, but generally still quite acceptable. 

Hopefully their ala-carte mains are more attractive.

Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant

320 Orchard Road
Level 3 Singapore Marriott Hotel
Singapore 238865

Tel: (65) 6831 4605

Opening Hours
Mon - Thurs: 1100 - 1500 hours
1800 - 2200 hours
Fri - Sat: 1100 - 1500 hours
1800 - 2300 hours
Sun: 1100 - 1500 hours
1800 - 2200 hours


  1. Don't bother. Unless you are desperate or angmo. Service ID non existence for locals. Manager doesn't care. Staff from China are not properly trained e.g. they expect you to eat without plate or bowl, tea isnt refilled etc. They rather set the table than serve customers. Food can take 20min to arrive in between serves. For buffet with limited time, you find yourself rushing to finish what you ordered at the end

    1. I didn't had such attitude service when I went.. But still, staff training, customer service, etc. can be improved :)