Mitzo reinvents the Chinese dining experience, staying true to the philosophy of Cantonese cuisine; focusing on the quality of ingredients and its execution, while retaining its familiarity and authenticity. Through the innovative use of ingredients, each visit brings with it new flavours and a different type of experience. It is conveniently located in Level 4 of Grand Park Orchard. Unlike any typical chinese restaurant, Mitzo has a very vibrant ambiance and the furnishing is modern yet cushy.
Since they are specialized in Cantonese cuisine, we decided to go for a variety of their Dim Sum Platters, Roast and a Vegetable dish. You can find their full menu here.
We had 2 different Dim Sum Platters – Mitzo Premium Steam Platter ($28) and the Garden Deep Fried Platter ($28). There’s a twist to the traditional dim sum with the incorporation of some premium ingredients from the sea. The Mitzo Premium Steam Platter includes Royal Shrimp Dumpling with Caviar, Shrimp and Pork Dumpling with Baby Abalone & Steamed Dumpling with Shrimp, Scallop and Sea Urchin. I like how you could still taste the original flavor of a dim sum, be it the shrimp dumpling or shrimp and pork dumpling, the fillings is very meaty and juicy. The skin of the dim sum is thin too. Traditional flavors with an exquisite touch of umaminess. On the other hand, the Garden Deep Fried Platter is much more interesting and intriguing. It consists of Escargot Cheese Puff, Pan-fried Chilli Crab Dumpling & Thousand Layer Radish Puff. Each dim sum comes in two. My favorite would have to be the Escargot Cheese Puff, the cheese belongs to the thicker kind, it’s almost like custard cheese with pieces of Escargot. With each of them so dainty looking.
They are also know for their Crispy Roast Pork Belly ($18) and Barbecued Pork and we decided to go for the former. Taste as good as it look, that golden layer of gorgeous is as crackling as you could imagine. I love how the roast pork is dry crispy kind instead of the oily crispy kind. The layer of fat and meat was distinct and almost at a 1:1 ratio. But surprisingly it’s not the wobbly fatty kind of fat but rather firm and something welcoming. Mustard or Apple sauce never goes wrong with it.
Since sometime back I kind of fall in love with this Egg White, Milk and Scallop dish. I tried similar dish before at Prima and Grand Shanghai and they were really good. Therefore, decided to give their Pan-fried Scallops with Milk and Egg White, topped with Crispy Scallop ($32) a try. But wells, it turns out to be a little disappointing. Somehow the dish was overloaded with salt and we couldn’t really enjoy the dish proper. It’s just salty. To be honest, this is the only miss in the meal, the rest of the dishes were really good. Personally I enjoyed the Black Truffle Crispy Roast Duck ($38). Despite being drizzled in the black truffle sauce, the skin remain as crispy as it could be, and the pieces of duck bring along subtle truffle flavor. It’s a dish done well that you could taste both the savory of the duck and the flavor of truffle, none overpowering the other.
As we were there to celebrate our Mum’s Birthday, Mitzo has thoughtfully prepared a birthday surprise. It being a Chinese restarant, instead of the usual sliced cake, they have prepared longevity buns and small like muffin cakes alike. My mum really enjoyed it. It really suit my mum’s taste and it’s probably something she will prefer over sliced cakes. Traditional food items do after all speak better to the older generation at times!
Mitzo Restaurant & Bar
Level 4 Grand Park Orchard, 270 Orchard Road Singapore 238857