Monday, July 17, 2017

Prima Tower Revolving Restaurant

Prima Tower Revolving Restaurant is one of two revolving restaurants in Singapore. It offers good views of the port and Sentosa and don't worry, it revolves slowly enough such that you wouldn't get nauseous while eating. 

The restaurant has been around since 1977 and has that old school feel.  

For Father's Day, we ordered the set menu for 6 ($288++) and the menu looked promising (later, I found out that it does not help to have high expectations). 

The meal started off with Shredded Scallops with Fish and Egg White. While the smooth consistency of the dish was enjoyable, the egg white taste started to overwhelm the taste buds after a while such that the entire dish tasted predominantly of egg white. Some might also find this a little too mushy. 

The Fish Maw & Seafood in Thick Soup was average.

The Stewed Pork Ribs was one of the better dishes- it was not tough and tore easily.

The Authentic Barbecued Peking Duck was disappointing. Peking duck is typically served without the meat- look from the picture how much meat came out together with the skin. The skin was also not as crispy as it ought to be.

The vegetables were again average.

I didn't enjoy the noodles at all. I have a particular aversion to yellow noodles which have that slightly bitter taste. Needless to say, I barely ate a few mouths of this.

The fish came out right at the end, around the same time as dessert. If this is not poor planning, I don't know what it is. I found the fish lacking in freshness although it was not to the extent that it will cause a stomach upset.

The dessert was Osmanthus Jelly. Given that I have tried to make Osmanthus Jelly, I know how inexpensive and quickly this dessert can be made, despite restaurants making this look like a high-end dessert. This osmanthus jelly didn't have a strong osmanthus taste. Presentation was awful as well.

Food is not great, not value for money. For that price, you are better off somewhere else unless you are paying for the views. Staff generally looked like they were owed wages.

Prima Tower Revolving Restaurant
201 Keppel Road
Tel No: 6272 8822 


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