Following stints at the Michelin-starred Hakkasan New York City as well as prestigious hotels in Singapore, Shanghai and Macau, Chef Nicky Ng brings his wealth of culinary experience to the newly launched Mitzo Restaurant & Bar, a dining establishment housed in Grand Park Orchard.
With a focus on bringing its diners a fresh Chinese dining experience through its contemporary take on traditional Cantonese cuisine, Mitzo also prides itself for its eclectic mix of imaginative cocktails and choice of music, not to mention the psychedelic decor and overall ambiance.
The menu is carefully curated and is made up of familiar Cantonese flavors executed with a modern twist. There’s the four-course Set Lunch Menu that gives customers the option to top up for premium signature items like Crispy Roast Pork Nelly or Fried Rice with Gingko Shrimp and Tobiko. A pricier eight-course Signatures Set Menu comes with the full works, such as the Mitzo Special Barbequed Pork and Deep-fried Prawns Coated with Creamy Lemon Sauce.
The Mitzo Special Barbecue Pork, colloquially known as Char Siew, was indeed special like its name suggested. Thick succulent pork covered in a layer of caramelized sugar, crispy on the outside and soft and juicy on the inside, just how we like it. This is definitely a must-try.
Also satisfying is the Oven Baked Chilean Seabass, a no-frills dish which could easily pass off as cod, thanks to its smooth texture and succulent taste. While this may not be the traditional way of cooking fish in Chinese cuisine, we had no complaints about how delicious it was.
Mitzo offers refreshing tipples with a touch of Chinese influences, infusing traditional Chinese tea and herbs with the occasional concoction. There’s also non-Chinese creations that feature an eclectic collection of fruity flavors, floral undertones, creamy textures and drier drinks born from the creator’s extensive travel.
Chef Ng has certainly worked his magic in the dessert section as well, with this Chilled Avocado Milk Shake that comes with a fried sesame ball. The Avocado Milk Shake which resembled soft pudding and was topped off with vanilla ice cream, was neither too heavy nor sweet on the taste buds as we had expected. The innocuous-looking sesame dumpling had a western spin on it, with Baileys Irish Cream oozing out as we bit into it. Overall it was a well-balanced and hearty conclusion to our meal.
If you’re not ready to wrap things up just yet, head over to the Cocktail Atelier that has a mesmerizing view of a three meter long jellyfish tank. Music at Mitzo features carefully curated Nu Disco and Neo Soul grooves from the likes of Satin Jackets and Miguel Migs. The music atmosphere is dynamic and upbeat, with high-tempo Deep House selections featured on the playlist later in the night.
Mitzo is located at Grand Park Orchard (270 Orchard Road, Level 4) with lunch hours starting at 12pm and dinner at 6.30pm daily. For more information and the full menu, visit their website here.