The Dragon Chamber reopens with an updated menu and an extended service area.
A secret dining venue hiding in plain sight, Dragon Chamber is an intriguing paradox. The front of the conceptual Chinese restaurant that is designed to look like a nondescript Kopitiam to conceal its dining room, is now a functional bar known as Dragon Chamber Kopitiam.
The Dragon Chamber Kopitiam now serves a menu of bar snack favourites like Prawn Paste Chicken(S$12++), Mala Fries (S$10++), and Salted Egg Yolk Fish Skin (S$10++) to pair alongside new cocktails such as Yuzu-jin ($24++), a turquoise concoction of gin, blue curacao and yuzu.
Step through the secret entrance and find yourself walking through a neon-lit alleyway lined with corrugated zinc sheets plastered with a collage of posters — an Instagram-worthy set-up that transports one to a scene in an old Hong Kong triad movie.
Start your meal with their drinks such as Dragon Punch (S$24++) and Sake Mojito (S$19++) while you enjoy a menu comprising old favourites like Wagyu Truffle Beef Hor Fun(S$32++ /S$58++), “Hor Fun” wok-fried flat noodles served with US wagyu shortrib, crispy deep-fried hor fun strips, poached egg and finished with truffle gravy.
You can also opt for the new dishes such as the Sauteed Minced Duck in Lettuce Cup (S$24++), a classic dish of smoked duck breast with Chinese mushrooms, chestnuts, bamboo shoots and pine nuts served atop a lettuce cup, redolent with irresistible wok hei flavour, or opt for juicy and tender Beef Skewers(S$24++), Crystal Prawn with Fried Kailan(S$24++) and more.
Another healthy update is the Tofu Duo in Pumpkin Gravy (S$24++), a riff on huangmenji — a wine-and-soy braised dish with mushrooms and bell peppers, traditionally made with chicken.
There are comforting classics aplenty as well! Try luxurious Seafood Pao Fan In Prawn Broth (S$55++), lovingly slow-cooked for five hours with prawn heads, prawn meat and conpoy, and served with lobster tail, scallops, sakura shrimp, two types of puffed rice and an assortment of condiments for a mix of delicious flavours and textures. Or revisit the Classic San Bei Chicken (S$20++) which is made with rice wine, soy and lifted by the perfume of fragrant basil leaves.
For diners with the sweet tooth, end your meal with Mango Cream Lust (S$12++) comprising a creamy panna cotta dome with fresh mango slices and puree, topped with tangy passion fruit or Salted Caramel Ice Cream and Fries (S$12++) which features salted caramel ice cream and fries smothered in a house special szechuan sauce.
The Dragon Chamber is located at 2 Circular Road, Singapore 049358.
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