Joyden Canton Kitchen: Wholesome, colourful Cantonese fare with superior taste

Chicken with Fresh Huai Shan and Wolfberry in Old Coconut Soup

Planning on eating out without burning a hole in your pocket this Chinese New Year? Look forward to both traditional and contemporary dishes that are diverse, original, wholesome and big on flavours at Joyden Canton Kitchen.

Chicken with Fresh Huai Shan and Wolfberry in Old Coconut Soup
Chicken with Fresh Huai Shan and Wolfberry in Old Coconut Soup
After more than ten years of serving up some of arguably the best seafood in Singapore at Joyden Seafood Restaurant in the west, the Joyden brand is set to make waves once again with a myriad of hearty, comforting Chinese dishes at its new dining establishment – Joyden Canto Kitchen.

Fish Maw and Prawns with Glass Noodles in Homemade XO Sauce
Fish Maw and Prawns with Glass Noodles in Homemade XO Sauce

Wholesome comfort food

Ask anyone what the epitome of Cantonese cuisine is, and the answer would most likely be “soup”. Joyden Canto Kitchen certainly lives up to expectations with its interpretation of a Foshan classic. Chicken with Fresh Huai Shan and Wolfberry in Old Coconut Soup ($12.80).

Fresh Huai Shan, wolfberry, chicken and other herbs are steamed in an old coconut over low heat for up to three hours to extract the essence from every ingredient in order to achieve a light and aromatic soup with a natural sweet taste.

Joyden’s nourishing Claypot Soups gave a warm and homely feeling. Do not miss perennial favourites such as Old Cucumber with Dried Oyster and Prime Rib Soup ($15.80) and Lotus Root with Dried Cuttlefish and Prime Rib Soup ($15.80).

Joyden Signature Soy Sauce Chicken

Meat dishes are an integral part of every Chinese New Year dinner. At Joyden Canto Kitchen, a must-try is its Signature Soy Sauce Chicken ($12/18/32), which comes in different sized servings. Gently steeped in a secret blend of superior light sauce and other herbs, the chicken is skilfully poached to achieve a silky skin and tender, pulled-apart meat.

Rosewater, a traditional ingredient used in classic roast techniques, imparts a refreshing and subtle floral sweetness to this dish. Other must-tries include the Cantonese Roast Duck ($14/27/50), Signature Crispy Shar-Pi Roast Port ($12) and the Barbeque Pork Char Siew ($10).

Window-seating

Almost like dining at home

Housed in a new mall, the spacious 120-seater excludes an almost zen feel with its minimalistic and contemporary interior of light wood and elegant panel work. A backdrop of lush greenery and natural light flooding in through the floor-to-ceiling glass windows offers a serene, laidback atmosphere.

Best of all, a glass panel in one wall also allows guests a peep at the bustling activities in the theatre kitchen. Joyden Canto Kitchen is an ideal location for any occasion, be it celebratory get-togethers with friends and colleagues, or a casual weeknight dinner with the family.

4 Hillview Rise, #02-21 HillV2 Shopping Centre, Singapore 667979, www.joydenhall.com.sg

By Eu Shuqi

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