Approximately 75% of the Singaporean population are Chinese, so it is no surprise that Chinese restaurants dominate the food scene here. Whether you're up for a piping hot bowl of wanton soup, a slap-up dim sum feast or an elaborate multi-course banquet, you'll have no trouble finding a Chinese restaurant in Singapore.
Local restaurant chain Crystal Jade is one of Singapore’s great success stories and now boasts countless restaurants around Asia. Its three fine-dining restaurants in Singapore are all worth seeking out: Crystal Jade Golden Palace at Paragon Shopping Center, Crystal Jade Palace at Ngee Ann City and Crystal Jade Dining IN at Vivocity. Ignore the fact that all these restaurants are located in shopping malls; they dish up some of the best dim sum in town and offer an elegant setting for a classy Cantonese meal.
If it’s atmosphere you’re after then head up to One Rochester, to dine al-fresco amongst the foliage at the converted black-and-white colonial bungalow of Min Jiang at One North. Their Peking Duck is what keeps its regulars heading back time again, prepared to a traditional Northern Chinese recipe. Another restaurant famed for its Peking Duck is Paradise Pavilion at Marina Bay Financial Centre.
Many of the top Chinese restaurants can be found in the city's five star hotels. These include the sophisticated Royal China at Raffles Hotel, Hai Tien Lo at the Pan Pacific, with its spectacular views of Marina Bay, and Jiang-Nan Chun at the Four Seasons, with its excellent value weekend a la carte buffet brunch.
For a more relaxed dining experience, try out the ever-popular bustling Yum Cha in the heart of Chinatown, a great option for a dim sum blowout while you’re out souvenir shopping, or everyone’s favorite noodle and dumpling spot Din Tai Fung.