Tong Le Private Dining @ Revolving Tower

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I was wracking my brain on what to buy for my Mum for Mother’s Day when it struck me that what she would love most is time with me – so a belated 1-on-1 mother & son lunch at Tong Le Private Dining.

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The flagship of the TungLok Group, Tong Le Private Dining is housed  in one of 2 revolving towers in Singapore.

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The tower revolves a full round in about 80 minutes, and offers changing panoramic views of Collyer Quay financial district and the Marina Bay.

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Decor is elegant and understated with muted colours dominating. The premises is shared with a sister Japanese restaurant, Sushi Mieda, that likewise offers a premium dining experience over a limited counter space.

The cutlery, as befitting such fine dining.

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In the afternoon, there are only set lunches that ranges from S$88 to S$250 per head. The meal stsrted with an amuse bouche –  Tomato infused with Roselle flower, a kind of Hibiscus. Tangy and fruity at the same time, it hit all the right notes to whet our appetite.

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First course was the Trilogy of Dim Sum, beautiful both in aesthetics and taste. The “mushroom” bun is filled with salted egg yolk lava, the current rage in Singapore.

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The nutritious Double-boiled Fish Maw and Sea Whelk Soup with Black Garlic was very unusual – aromatic and rich tasting – one of the best Chinese soups I’ve had, especially when served piping hot the way any good Cantonese soup should be. The molten fish maw was gelatinously addictive.

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The Traditional-style Steamed Wild Fish with Fermented Chilli Sauce is a classic example where less is more; a simple dish that brings out the full freshness and flavour of the sea grouper, steamed to perfection and well paired with soy sauce.

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The filler of Fried ‘Pi Pa’ Tofu and Crab Roe accompanied by Fragrant Rice in Bonito Broth was satisfying to the carb man, the rice moist with the aromatic broth.

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The meal ended on high note with the  fancy Chilled Mango Cream with Pomelo & Sago, where you can either drink the mango puree from the test tube or pour it into the condiments.

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To work off the lunch, I took my Mum for a walk around the vicinity , revisiting nostalgic childhood memories of Clifford Pier where she brought me as a child to Kusu Island for an annual religious pilgrimage via bum boats. The pier is now part of an award-winning gorgeously designed Fullerton Bay Hotel.

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The fine Chinese cuisine at Tong Le Private Dining is top-notch with superb quality ingredients. Service is impeccable. An expensive outing, but time with Mum is priceless.

Tóng Lè Private Dining
OUE Tower, Level 8 & 10
60 Collyer Quay
Singapore 049322
Phone: +65 6634 3233


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