When I first received the invitation for a “Media Mooncake Dinner“, my first instinct was “okie, time to say ‘thanks but no thanks’ and delete the email” since I don’t fancy mooncakes at all. So I very honestly replied “I don’t think I’m suitable for this dinner: I don’t like mooncakes : x ” (still have the email as proof haha) and the lovely folks from Sheraton Hotel were totally cool with that. In the end, I was convinced to drop by for dinner nonetheless (just have to meet the lady (hi Tracy!) who is as into Japanese food as me!) and boy, no regrets at all!
The team put together such a fabulous tasting menu that my dinner at Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant was excellent! From start to end, I felt so pampered. Scallop with truffles, meaty crab claw, bird’s nest soup, more scallops and asparagus (impressed to find fresh lily bulbs!), baked cod (sooooooo good), and extravagantly healthy steamed garlicky lobsters… It was a most luxurious meal! Fresh ingredients and top-notch quality; I have nothing but praises. Plus, the pre-meal nibbles of candied cashews were addictive to the max! Love.
And those mooncakes? Heh, of course I didn’t touch them so no comments. Still, if you are keen, check out the selection of handcrafted mooncakes here.
P.S. We saw Joanne Peh and Qi Yuwu having dinner at the restaurant too! Heard that the actor is a regular at Li Bai so if you are one of his fans, keep a lookout for him if you are there!
Deluxe Combination: Scallop and Crab
Braised Thick Soup of Bird’s Nest with Homemade “Pi Pa” Beancurd
Baked Fillets of Scallops in Capsicum
Baked Canadian Cod with Ophiopogon Root and Honey
Steamed Lobster with Garlic
Snow Skin Mooncakes
My special thanks to Tracy, Zareen and Cheryl for inviting and hosting such a wonderful dinner!
Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant
Level 1, Sheraton Towers Hotel
39 Scotts Road