Gourmet Food Trail with Ah Lun (阿伦笑吃人间 周末趴趴吃) – Part 3 of 5: Long Beach King (长堤海霸王海鲜酒楼) and Marina Mandarin Peach Blossoms (滨华酒店 鸿桃轩)

In a special collaboration with ten well-known restaurants, omy.sg and Lianhe Wanbao, together with veterian food critic Ah Lun (黄卓伦) will be bringing a group of readers on an exclusive gourmet food trail for five consecutive Saturdays.

Each week, a group of 80+ readers will visit two restaurants together with Ah Lun to sample their signature dishes as well as specially created dishes, not available on the restaurants’ menu.

Other than eating, participants will also have the rare opportunities to meet with the restaurants’ chef who will be answering questions and even sharing a few cooking tips on the spot.

Last Saturday was the third event. I attended the food trail together with fellow bloggers, Cherie Lee and Calvin Timothy.

We visited Long Beach King (长堤海霸王海鲜酒楼) at Kallang for the first session and Peach Blossoms at Marina Mandarin (滨华酒店 鸿桃轩) for the latter session.

Here’s the menu for the first stop:

莺歌活龙虾
蒜蓉圣旨王
丽影凤翅
东坡骨
冷热甜品 杏仁露+黑糯米雪糕+千丝猫山王榴梿卷
Surprise Dishes: Cuttlefish with fried Kang Kong, Fried Hor Fun with Seafood

I particularly like their award-wining chicken wing, pork ribs and Mao Shang Wang (猫山王) durian dessert.

The fried, crispy Kang Kong vegetable and fried, crispy Hor Fun were both delightful surprises. This style of cooking is not available in the regular menu, but are available upon request when ordering. Next time you head down to a Long Beach restaurant, do try ordering them. 🙂

The hosts, Ah Lun and Xiao Peng introducing the head chef at Long Beach King
The hosts, Ah Lun and Xiao Peng introducing the head chef at Long Beach King
莺歌活龙虾
莺歌活龙虾
Ah Lun mingling with the participants as the food was served
Ah Lun mingling with the participants as the food was served
蒜蓉圣旨王
蒜蓉圣旨王
丽影凤翅
丽影凤翅
东坡骨
东坡骨
Introducing the surprise dishes
Introducing the surprise dishes
Cuttlefish with fried kang kong which tasted like crunchy Japanese seaweed
Cuttlefish with fried kang kong which tasted like crunchy Japanese seaweed
Delightful seafood hor fun, whereby half of the hor fun was fried
Delightful seafood hor fun, whereby half of the hor fun was fried
冷热甜品 杏仁露+黑糯米雪糕+千丝猫山王榴梿卷
冷热甜品 杏仁露+黑糯米雪糕+千丝猫山王榴梿卷
千丝猫山王榴梿卷
千丝猫山王榴梿卷
杏仁露+黑糯米雪糕
杏仁露+黑糯米雪糕
Salute to this 81 year old grandma who has worked with Long Beach for eons
Salute to this 81 year old grandma who has worked with Long Beach for eons
All the chefs came out to greet everyone
All the chefs came out to greet everyone

Moving on to Marina Mandarin, here’s the menu for the day from their Peach Blossoms Restaurant:

海鲜鱼翅瓜汤
XO带子花枝片
艳丽麒麟鲈鱼
霸王海鲜炒饭
Surprise Dishes: Dang Gui Chicken, Chilled Mango Sago & Pomelo with Lime Sherbet

The dishes I enjoyed here were the two surprise dishes. The other items were more ordinary, with lavish ingredient.

At Marina Mandarin
At Marina Mandarin
Menu for the day
Menu for the day
海鲜鱼翅瓜汤
海鲜鱼翅瓜汤
XO带子花枝片
XO带子花枝片
艳丽麒麟鲈鱼
艳丽麒麟鲈鱼
霸王海鲜炒饭
霸王海鲜炒饭
Cooking demonstration by the head chef
Cooking demonstration by the head chef
Dang Gui Chicken
Dang Gui Chicken
Cherie and Calvin bonding over Dang Gui Chicken
Cherie and Calvin bonding over Dang Gui Chicken
Chilled Mango Sago & Pomelo with Lime Sherbet
Chilled Mango Sago & Pomelo with Lime Sherbet
Various stage games
Various stage games
Ah Lun bonding with the participants
Ah Lun bonding with the participants
Cherie and Calvin
Cherie and Calvin
Group picture of the working crew
Group picture of the working crew

Registration for the food trail is priced at $75 per pax or $58 per pax if you register in a group of 2 to 3 pax. All the slots for the remaining sessions have been fully booked. Nonetheless, you can stay tuned to omy.sg’s Ah Lun’s food column for more reports and photos of the events.  :)

To read about the previous Ah Lun food trails:

Part 1: Crystal Jade Korean BBQ and East Ocean Teochew Restaurant

Part 2: Mandarin Court Chinese Restaurantand Lao Beijing

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