Sha Tin Kitchen

Sha Tin Kitchen Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Sha Tin Kitchen
8-10 Geylang Lorong 3
Tel: 6747 2483
Opening Hours: 11.30am to 2.30pm, 6pm to 11pm, daily
Website: http://www.sbestfood.com/shatinkitchen.htm

What’s highly recommended here is their “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” dish.  This dish is not actually named after Taiwanese director Lee Ang’s Oscar-winning movie.

That title is itself a Chinese idiom which refers to a hidden talent or power.  Here, it is a euphemism for the ingredients in the dish as well as the way it is presented.  The dish, which won chef-owner Tonny Chan an award in a cooking competition some years back, is egg white fried with scallops and lobster and served in a golden basket made from deep fried wonton skin.

The mastery of the dish lies in how the egg white is cooked laboriously over very low heat so that it gets wondrously smooth.  The pieces of seafood are sweet and blend well into the colour and texture of the egg.

The wonton-skin basket, holding the snowy-white mousse, adds a nice crunch for a different texture.  Sha Tin looks like a humble neighbourhood eatery but its version of this dish beats that of many upmarket restaurants.

Note: This review was extracted from The Sunday Times dated 14 Oct 2007.
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2 responses to “Sha Tin Kitchen

  1. Hi I’m the previous Chief Chef of Sha Tin Kitchen, my famous dishes served in Sha Tin Kitchen is not cooked by me anymore. I will update all when I’m settled on a new location. Thanks for all the support and reviews. Have a nice day.

  2. Thanks for the update! Really looking forward to hearing from you re your new location. 🙂

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