Empress Singapore | Modern Asian Luxury
As sophisticated as its name, Empress serves up fine Chinese cuisine grounded in tradition and elevated by experience- a true luxury to the palate.
For millennia, the title of “Empress” has symbolized beauty and grace, and drawn gasps of reverence and awe. Empress at the Asian Civilisations Museum wholeheartedly embodies such sophistication and even brings a delicious new meaning to the age-old title. Situated along the iconic Singapore River, minutes away from island city’s central business district, this award-winning Asian restaurant is known for Chinese cuisine with a contemporary flair that elevates authentic flavors.
Awarded Best Ambience by Wine & Dine Magazine under Singapore’s Top Restaurants in 2017 and 2018, Empress embodies regal opulence with a contemporary twist. Geometric Chinese motifs interplay with modern minimalism, while sleek brass features as well as marble floors and surfaces add a touch of palatial elegance. Illuminated by warm lighting, wood tones and rich red hues infuse vibrancy into the atmosphere, tastefully complemented by calming jade accents. Dine indoors amidst grandeur or enjoy your meal al fresco with beautiful views of the city and the Singapore river.
Housed in the Asian Civilisations Museum, which is devoted to exploring the rich artistic heritage of Asia especially the ancestral cultures of Singaporeans, Empress serves up Chinese cuisine that is grounded by tradition and elevated by experience. Start your meal with the Triple Roast Platter, a selection of delicious char siew (sweet barbecued pork), crackling roast pork and sweet and sour ribs. Indulge in the deliciously rich Teapot Soup– thick chicken broth infused with pumpkin presented in an oriental teapot, with seafood dumplings and crispy spring rolls on the side to complement. For those who prefer a lighter taste, opt for the Double-boiled Superior Soup in Young Coconut, which marries the sweetness of the coconut with the savory prawn for a delicious harmony.
For a savory treat, try the Deep Fried Tofu with Salted Egg Yolk– soft silken tofu encased in a salted egg yolk infused outer layer that is fried to the perfect crisp. Meanwhile, the Steamed Lotus Leaf Wrapped Halibut Fillet is a beautiful fusion of western and eastern cooking influences with a tender and flavorful result. The Fried Brown Rice Medley is another creative take on an iconic Asian dish– pine nuts give the rice an added crunch, while hon shimeji mushrooms, asparagus and goji berries add extra dimensions of luxurious flavor and elevate the dish’s overall taste.
With unpretentious traditional flavors juxtaposed against a majestic contemporary setting, Empress is the place to go for a hedonistic dining experience unlike any other.