Dine at Dragon Phoenix @ Temasek Club
Dining Done Differently
Prepare to embark upon a culinary adventure like never before. At Dragon Phoenix, we believe that each meal is an emotional experience, sparking sights, smells, and sounds from one’s personal memories. Your unforgettable meal awaits.
This menu is a documentation of our culinary conviction in the preservation of classical Chinese cuisine as well as the local food culture since the establishment of Dragon Phoenix in 1963.
Many of the dishes on this menu are rare and even unheard of to most. To help you understand better, the followings are stories of our Heritage and Signature Dishes.
To the older generation diners, we hope that this menu will walk your through a journey of tastes and flavors of yesteryears, letting your senses nostalgically recall moments that your heart once held close to.
To those Millennials and beyond, we hope that this menu will walk you through a journey of discoveries when your taste buds are immersed into a rhapsody of aromas, textures, and flavors of the past. And yes, we’ll try to present the dishes as Instagram-able as possible.
Pearl of Prawns
A dish inspired by the Cantonese sword-fighting movie “A Pearl and Two Treasured Swords” (三合明珠宝剑), which was screened in Hong Kong and Guangdong in 1961. The blockbuster narrates the reunification of two princes who were separated in the course of a conspiracy to dethrone their father, an emperor of the Han dynasty, as well as their friendship with a princess.
A creative Cantonese chef depicted this tale with a salted egg yolk sandwiched between two prawns, representing the female and male leads respectively. The chef also added chicken liver to symbolise the absolute devotion that the trio had for one another.
These ingredients were crusted and shaped like a pearl, then deep fried until golden. The challenge of this dish lies in placing the yolk exactly in the centre of the sphere so that all portions have an equal part when it is served quartered.