Blue Lotus Chinese Grill House
Tanjong Pagar Centre, 5 Wallich Street, Singapore
+65 6996 0880
East meets West at Blue Lotus: a Chinese grill with a twist. Combining a relaxed air with ambitious food offerings, Blue Lotus Chinese Grill House is creating a new way to experience Chinese flavours.
Blue Lotus is owned by creative chef, Ricky Ng. Previously of the Tung Lok Group, which is responsible for Club Chinois and a number of Singapore’s top culinary institutions, Ricky has applied his expertise from the group to this solo endeavour. Blue Lotus Chinese Grill House is the third venue in the Blue Lotus series, having been tried, tested and proven successful in Sentosa and as a noodle bar in Singapore City.
Blue Lotus’ name has a playful origin, derived from a 1935 edition of the Adventures of Tin Tin comic, where Tin Tin travels to an opium den in Shanghai. Ricky named the restaurant after this reference to promote the idea of food as something equally thrilling and irresistible, which keeps you coming back for more.
Dining at Blue Lotus is all about experiencing something different. From the moment you walk in you’ll pass playful artwork, flourishing orchids and 30 plated goldfish swimming up pillars at the entrance. Guests can immerse themselves in the action by taking in the sights and smells of the open-plan kitchen, where Chinese flavours meets Western cooking.
The menu also pushes culinary boundaries by mixing and matching flavours. In doing so, Ricky has built a series of iconic dishes that have put Blue Lotus on the forefront of contemporary Asian dining in Singapore. His menu is centred on freshness – so much so that the fish, such as the Kühlbarra barramundi, is harvested to order. Try this delectable fish pan-seared and served with fermented tofu barley risotto. Pair it with a glass of the crisp Margaret River house white to bring out those seafood flavours.
Start the evening with a cocktail from the small-but-strong list of fragrant concoctions on offer, followed by a drop from an extensive list of international wines. Curated by Blue Lotus’ in-house Director of Wines, Jerry Lum, these are carefully selected to perfectly complement each meal. Bottled and tap beers also flow plentifully, along with top-shelf spirits. Move on from drinks and a range of Asian tapas to larger mains ideal for sharing and – for the sinfully selfish – decadent desserts perfect for one. Finish off your meal with a Chinese-style herbal tea to reflect on a night well spent.