Abalone Promotion (May 2016) and Dim Sum at Wah Lok (Carlton Hotel Singapore)

Wah Lok at the Carlton Hotel Singapore ran a pretty great lobster promotion last month and if you have indeed missed out on it, the restaurant is running a Braised Whole South African Abalone promotion in May 2016 for just S$32++ (instead of S$48++) per piece. If abalone is not for you, the restaurant also serves up really good dim sum and double-boiled soups - I dare say the dim sum is one of the best in Singapore! 

Dim Sum Wah Lok - Carlton Hotel Singapore

Dim Sum
Wah Lok - Carlton Hotel Singapore

When you are here at Wah Lok, you can't go without giving the Baked Barbecued Pork Buns a try. More commonly known as Bo Lo Bao, these pork buns have that perfect caramelisation on the top yet remaining soft, fluffy and delicious on the inside. The deep-fried Yam Rolls with Seafood is also another one to try - firstly the dish just looks amazing and despite being deep-fried, you will find no remnants of oil. Secondly, beneath that crispy surface is a beautiful combination of taro and fresh seafood. Wah Lok also serves up some of the best vegeratian dim sums that I have had - the translucent skin (which reminds me slightly of Vietnamese rice paper) is chewy, thin and delicate while the ingredients remain flavourful and crunchy - perfect!

Dim Sum Wah Lok - Carlton Hotel Singapore

Dim Sum
Wah Lok - Carlton Hotel Singapore

Looking for something a little heavier? Try the simple but delicious Steamed Carrot Cake here at Wah Lok - be sure to ask for some XO Sauce (if it isn't already on your table) for that great finish. 

Braised Whole South African Abalone Wah Lok - Carlton Hotel Singapore

Braised Whole South African Abalone
Wah Lok - Carlton Hotel Singapore

If you are looking to celebrate an important occasion (like the upcoming Mother's Day or someone's birthday), you may consider the Braised Whole South African Abalone which is available at a special price of S$32++ per piece in the month of May 2016 - cut into the supple and tender flesh of the abalone and dip it into that amazing braised sauce. 

Mango Pudding with Pomelo Wah Lok - Carlton Hotel Singapore

Mango Pudding with Pomelo
Wah Lok - Carlton Hotel Singapore

Another thing to look forward to in Wah Lok is the desserts. While I do enjoy the famous Avocado Cream a lot, I've decided to try something different this time so I ended up with the Mango Pudding with Pomelo and boy was that a great decision! I love the consistency of the mango and the pudding itself - firm and chewy. 

Herbal Jelly in Soy Beancurd Wah Lok - Carlton Hotel Singapore

Herbal Jelly in Soy Beancurd
Wah Lok - Carlton Hotel Singapore

If you are looking for something a little more healthy, opt for one of the Herbal Jelly desserts that Wah Lok has. 

This was an invited media-tasting session, though all views expressed are my own.