I have always believed that all the good restaurants such as Ban Heng are in town area but a recent visit to Jia Wei proved me wrong. Jia Wei is located on level two of Hotel Grand Mecure Roxy, an old hotel in the Marina Bay area.
Despite being a reputable Chinese restaurant with years of experience, the interior of Jia Wei is modern and classy. White ceilings and walls match the cream-colored tables while the white and black rattan chairs gives the place a relaxed feel.
Jia Wei – The Food
Jia Wei is pretty famous for their innovative spin on classic dim sums which are only available during lunch. We had Traditional Pork Siew Mai 传统鲜虾烧卖 [S$7.80 for 3 pieces], Jia Wei Butterfly Pea Har Gow 嘉味蓝蝶花虾饺 [S$7.80 for 3 pieces], Prawn Dumpling with Black Vinegar and Chilli Oil 四川麻辣红油抄手 [S$7.80 for 5 pieces], Australian Scallop Pea Flower Rice Roll 招牌蓝蝶花鲜带子粉肠 [S$8.80], Blue Volcano Custard Bun 嘉味爆浆流沙包 [S$7.80 for 3 pieces].
Ah Ma Prawn Hae-Chor 阿嬷虾枣 [S$22] is another of Jia Wei’s signature dishes. The hae-chor are twice the size of counterparts outside and loaded with minced prawn and mined pork.
Crispy Deep Ocean Prawn with Creamy Butternut Sauce 奶皇虾球 [S$34] is so good, I can polish the whole plate by myself. The huge and succulent prawn is crispy from frying and coated with thick creamy butternut sauce.
There’s nothing special about Jia Wei Roasted Free Range Chicken 嘉味脆皮烧鸡 [S$48 for Whole Chicken, S$26 for Half Chicken]. It’s similar to the Majestic Roast Chicken I had at Moi Lum.
For those who don’t like the bitterness of green vegetables can consider ordering Jia Wei Tofu and Luffa Melon Poached in Egg White 丝瓜碧玉豆腐 [S$26]. It is a comforting dish that seniors and children alike will enjoy for its softness and mellow flavours.
Crispy Red Bean Pancake 酥脆豆沙窝饼 [S$20] is a classic dessert at any Chinese restaurant. I like that the red bean paste here is not overly sweet.
Chilled Home Made Coconut Pudding with Vanilla Ice-Cream [S$15] is served in a golden golden bowl with dry ice that gives a dramatic cinematic effect. The homemade coconut pudding in creamy coconut milk goes really well with the scoop of vanilla ice-cream.
Jia Wei in Hotel Grand Mecure Roxy offers innovative spin on classic dim sum (only available during lunch) and many classic Chinese dishes.
Address: 50 East Coast Road, Grand Mecure Roxy Level 2, Singapore 428769
Opening Hours: Daily 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm