My Cousin’s Grand ROM: The China Club

For my cousin’s ROM, I donned a new silk number from Astonii boutique at Pacific Plaza, run by a mother and daughter team. The owner Jackie, has fine taste in clothing and travels frequently to Italy and Hong Kong to hand pick apparels for her boutique.

My mother in law has been a loyal customer for the past 20 years and she introduced me to this boutique to choose a long gown for my wedding cocktail. I purchased an elegant red Jessica made of silk with black diamante details on the waistline. View the gown here(Scroll to the middle).

Regular priced short dresses start from $300 and above. Tops are $129; bottoms are also available but I can’t remember the price range. Long formal gowns retail for about $799 and above. Check out Astonii facebook page here.

If you value apparel with a good cut, detailed design and personalized service, do visit Astonii boutique.

Check out the lovely design of the back of the dress.

I wore nude heels, since the dress was vibrant.

Ready to set off for my cousin’s ROM lunch at the China Club.

The China Club is an elegant, members-only club located on the 52nd floor of the Capital Tower. The ‘windows’ are made of 16 metre tall glass; one can admire the spectacular views across Singapore while enjoying traditional Chinese food.

The China Club was set up in Singapore in 2001; it forms part of the family of  The China Clubs in Beijing and Hong Kong which has become synonymous with the best of  executive clubs. The décor is very oriental; furniture, curtains, lighting and paintings screams Chinese!

The bride and the groom 🙂 Wishing them a happy and blissful marriage!I like the soft plush chairs, sitting for many hours is not a problem as it is so comfortable.

Assorted Dim Sum. The steamed prawn dumpling (har gao) was memorable as the prawn was huge and fresh, with a hint of sweetness.

Double boiled Sakura soup with red date and American Ginseng. Being Cantonese, I love my soups; and I love Ginseng too. This was my favourite course; the wonderful herby ginseng flavour took the centre stage.

Pan seared fillet of Kurobuta Pork Vietnamese style. Now I understand why Kurobuta pork is the most highly priced pork in Japan. The savory sauce complemented the sweet and juicy meat of the pork perfectly.

Steamed fillet of Marble Goby with pickled radish. The meat was fresh, smooth, sweet and fine. Marble Goby is also known as Soon Hock.

Braised whole abalone with superior oyster sauce. I was wowed by the generous serving of this Chinese delicacy. I love the chewy texture and buttery aftertaste of abalone; the oyster sauce enhanced the flavor of the abalone well.

Stirred fried vermicelli Teochew style. From this course, we can see that the menu was well planned. Towards the end of the meal, when guests are already becoming full, a light carbohydrate dish more suitable then the usual glutinous rice, fried rice or noodles.

Chilled sea coconut with aloe vera. Since I don’t like sea coconut, I didn’t eat it. The chilled soup was refreshing and not overly sweet.

Mini Chinese Pancake. The red bean paste was extremely smooth and sufficiently moist, a lovely way to end the scrumptious meal.Wedding favours from New Zealand; the groom is a Kiwi. Te Horo Jams are made from fruits using tradition recipes with no added additives. Te Horo prides itself for using fruits grown under safe and sustainable practices, hence no cheap fruits from China or South America is used, its 100% New Zealand all the way.

Te Horo does not use complex continuous machinery to make jams, instead they use many open jam pans over gas burners and stir in the sugar with wooden spoons. I have opened the Raspberry and had it with scones for breakfast, its very yummy. I can’t wait to try the blackberry jam as it is Te Horo’s specialty 

The China Club
168 Robinson Road
Capital Tower #52-01
Tel: 6820 2388

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