Pin Si Restaurant (Yishun Safra)
Recently went to Pin Si restaurant for my parent birthday celebration. Initially thought there won't be much people for a sunday dinner since this is located in Safra. But i was wrong, there are actually alot of reservations on the list and people are streaming in before 7pm. We order their 10 pax set dinner which cost at $398++. This does not include drinks or rice. If you are a safra member, you get to enjoy 10% off the bill which is quite worth it as you get to earn points for your safra card too. Btw, they can keep your birthday refrigerated, and the staff are willing to help you if you are planning a birthday surprise.
Mixed meat starter - Include roasted duck, Ngoh Hiang, spicy jellyfish, Char Siew and egg platter. The meats are warm and tasty when chew. The Duck meat are thick and tender, not overcooked like what you usually get to eat in a chinese restaurant which no effort are made when roasting the duck. The Ngoh Niang are made of prawn and pork, moist and crispy. I really like this dish, simple and delicious.
Fish maw soup
Steam grouper - Steam fish are always the best when they are fresh. Totally do not need any additive to make it tasty. Wonderful fish. The meat is really soft and fresh.
Ma Po Tofu - Crispy on the outside, nice and soft on the inside. The Tofu are mixed with egg to give a more stable texture so that it wont break off easily. At the same time, it is so tasty that i dont even have to dip into the sauce for extra flavour.
Ma Po Tofu sauce - A bit spicy and sour, use to dip the tofu
Garlic steam prawn with vermicelli - One thing i really like is the chopped garlic that are sprinkled on top of the prawns. It really making it very fragrant. Since this dish are cooked by steaming, the vermicelli really soak up the prawn broth which taste delicious. i can just have the vermicelli alone without any garnish.
Stir fried vegetable with scallops - Crispy vegetables and not overly cooked. There are still crunchiness.
Cabbage with Sea cucumber - Starchy broth but super big piece of sea cucumbers
Fried noodle - Colourful presentation, tasty too
Golden Pumpkin with Yam Paste dessert - Sweet but not that fantastic.
Daily: 11am - 2.30pm , 6.30pm - 10.30pm
2pm (Lunch), 10pm (Dinner)
Contact number: 6852 8933
Verdict: 3.5 / 5
Price: $40+ per pax
I must say i really enjoy eating here. The food presented and served are really nice and delicious. I especially like the steam prawns and fish. Since steaming of these seafood really depend on the freshness of the seafood itself, i have no doubt on that after eating them.
Service is fast, usually the next dish will serve after we had finished eating the previous dish. However, staff is not attentive to the requirement for refill of drink, we have to refill our tea ourselves frequently. In addition, the plates are not changed, we used it throughout the whole course.
Price is abit steep, for the same price i can get buffet for dinner. But its the quality of the food that count right? I will still be back again if there is a chance.