Imperial Herbal @ Vivocity
I also love this dish of Seaweed-topped Tofu with Nameko Mushrooms and another herbal sauce of sorts. Though seaweed-topped tofu is fairly common in most Chinese restaurants these days, this dish is different in that it contains the goodness of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Don't ask me what herbs are in it because the only herbs I can identify and name correctly are Ginseng and Wolfberries. That they also happen to be my favourite herbs is but a tiny detail. :)
Finally, it was time for dessert and the all-time favourite is the "Double Candied Fritters", which is essentially steamed Yam and Sweet Potato Cubes topped with Warm Maltose Candy. This dish is great fun because we have to quickly dunk each cube of yam and sweet potato into bowls of iced water before the maltose candy cools and hardens.
The manager usually helps us out because if the cubes are not separated on time, they will be stuck fast as a huge candied mass. Breaking the mass is not ideal because its too messy. The ideal scenario is for each cube to be intact yet covered with a crunchy coat of maltose candy. Each bite yields a slightly sweet and warm fluffy morsel of yam or sweet potato. Its also not a good idea to leave the cubes soaking in the ice water because it would cool the warm centres too much thereby making it less fluffy. This is definitely a MUST-TRY!
Imperial Herbal & Sinchi TCafe 1 HarbourFront Walk, #03-08 VivoCity, Tel: 6337-0491
Operating hours: 11.30am to 2.30pm & 6.30 to 10.30pm (Daily)