Yàn

Restaurant ・ Chinese

1 Saint Andrew's Road #05-02 National Gallery Singapore, Singapore 178957

6384 5585

www.yan.com.sg

Overview

Lunch HoursMon-Sun 11.30am-2.30pm

Dinner HoursMon-Sun 6pm-10.30pm

Dress CodeSmart Casual

ReservationYes

BuffetNo

Corkage$50/Bottle

Private Room3

Accept Credit CardYes

Smoking AreaNo

Review

This cosy restaurant is a popular place for not just for gallery visitors, but also for business associates and families seeking a tasteful yet convivial atmosphere to indulge in Cantonese fare. The menu is concise, spanning roasts, soups and live seafood as well as delicacies such as Australian green-lip abalone, with an emphasis on familiar, authentic dishes. Mainstays are well executed—but this is a museum restaurant, after all, so dishes are presented with artistic flair. Cases in point include the fried live prawn with a ball of crisp noodles, which the server douses tableside with a flavourful broth, and the steamed thousand-layer tofu, skilfully cut into slices of equal thickness and arranged in a circular fan-like arrangement around a colourful medley of barbecued pork cubes, ginkgo, conpoy and mushroom. As if continuing the gallery experience, the food here is like art on a plate—but it’s done tastefully and certainly with none of the pretence one might expect from a museum restaurant.

Tatler Tip(s)

• The barbecue items include roast suckling pig served in three delightful ways, but orders must be placed a day in advance.

• On weekends, the place fills up quickly, particularly with families, so for a quieter experience, visit on a weekday.

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