When I entered the Yellow Pot at Six Senses Duxton, the sole F&B outlet, I wondered where are the yellow pot, literally. I begin my search at this restaurant where it is housed in the hotel that occupied 6 units of shop houses and the restaurant is unit 88 of Duxton Road. I entered from the hotel entrance on 83 Duxton Road which is the alternate route to the restaurant.
Helmed by Chef Sebastien Goh who create the Modern Chinese dishes that are MSG-free, no addictives and using ingredients sourced around the neighbourhood and the region and creating all sauces from scratch, in line with Six Senses philosophy.
Even the design is contrary to a typical Chinese Restaurant dressed in yellow and black instead of domineering red. What attracts me most are the adorable big head characters prints of the accessories placed on the tables.
Before dinner, enjoy some refreshing non-alcoholic drinks such as The Kaifeng (chrysanthemum with Six Senses Soda) or the alcoholic version, Escape To Kaifeng which is the hotel signature drink. An alternate recommendation is the Apple Cinnamon.
Starting with Chilled Organic Vine-ripened Tomatoes ($8++) with skin peel and soaked in plum juice, the result was so tasty till I love it so much even though I dislike tomato.
Followed by the tender Seared Pork Cheek ($12++) with char flavoured. For maximum flavour, have it with the green mango.
For soup, Hot & Sour Soup ($12++) and Chicken Soup ($12++), both equally delicious. Depending on once preference. I tried the latter and I love it so much till I finish the last drop.
At all Chinese Restaurant, roast meat are always a must, over at Yellow Pot, they have a dedicated Roast Chef who specialised in this dish. On the menu, a highly recommended roast item is the Roast Duck ($32++). Crispy duck skin with tender flavourful meat.
Next is the Wok-seared Organic Grass-Fed Beef Tenderloin ($36++). Spiced up with Himalayan salt, crushed Tellicherry peppercorns and honey. Remember to eat it with the crispy garlic.
Crowned the Organic Steamed Kühlbarra Barramundi ($22++) with scallion-ginger pesto.
Braised Sweet & Sour Eggplant ($14++) isn’t the tomato based sweet and sour flavour that you one might associate. Instead, the light sweet and sour flavour emit among the savoury fermented bean. I am help to have this dish only and white rice.
Round up the meal with the Stir-fried Mee Sua ($18++), worthy carbohydrates. The Mee Sua was fried purely with premium soy sauce and lacking of wok hei, however it was tasty.
Finally washed down all the dinner with the refreshing Lemongrass & Calamansi Jelly ($8++).
As you can see, no yellow pot in sight till far and I continue my search for yellow pot. And as I soon ended my meal, the Marketing Team highlighted that guests could enter via 88 Duxton Road. That is where I spotted handful of Yellow Pot which is located a foot from the entrance.
Though meal at Yellow Pot was tasty however, I find a lack of satisfaction feeling that I get from the typical Chinese Restaurant. Instead, I feel it is akin to home-cooked food. Perhaps, that’s due to the clean ingredients used in the cooking at Yellow Pot.
88 Duxton Road, Six Senses Duxton, Singapore 089540
Tel: +65 6914 1428
Daily 0630 to 1030, 1130 to 1430, 1730 to 2230
- Opp Faithfield Methodist Church along Tanjong Pagar Road 80, 145
- After Kreta Ayer Road, along Neil Road 61, 166, 197
- Northeast Line or East-West Line – Outram Park station
- North-South Line – Tanjong Pagar