Oriental House (Myanmar Chinese Cusine Restaurant)

Oriental House (Myanmar Chinese Cusine Restaurant)

159 Rochor Road

111 North Bridge Road  
#B1-07 Peninsula Plaza
(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 7
Ambience & Setting: 6
Food & Beverage: 7
Service: 6
Value for Money: 8
Spent about $8 per person.


I've had the fortunate pleasure of working just a few doors away from Oriental House (Myanmar Chinese Cusine Restaurant). Ever since my colleagues and I discovered this place, we've been eating here at least thrice a week, and have tried practically everything on the menu! 

The restaurant's menu reads like a list of Zi Char dishes from across Asia, with some American / European influence. Most dishes seem to be an amalgamation of Thai, Chinese, Myanmar and Korean influence. Despite this fusion, most of Oriental House (Myanmar Chinese Cusine Restaurant) food is pretty good. 

Top of the list for me is their Soft Shell Crab Thai Style. The crab is fried till perfectly crispy, and covered in tasty, buttery, eggy sauce. Be warned, it's not for the health-conscious. 

Do try their Braised Pork Knuckle as well. The braising sauce is just savoury enough, and the meat is cooked till tender and soft. The portion is quite large and filling as well. 

Their Deep Fried Sea Bass Black Pepper is presented beautifully. The fish is carved up into cubes, then the meat is deep fried. The cooked flesh is then arranged back into its original fish shape on the dish. The black pepper provides that extra kick of spiciness to the crispy fish. 

For something a little different, try the Kimchi Pork With Cheese. Pork slices are served with tangy Kimchi, and covered in melted cheese. Each mouthful releases the sour-bitterness of the crunchy Kimchi, which goes well with the Pork slices and hot, gooey, sticky cheese.

On warm days, the Watermelon Juice is a great thirst quencher. 

Ambience is simple, don't expect too much atmosphere, especially around meal times, as Oriental House (Myanmar Chinese Cusine Restaurant) can get pretty crowded. 

Prices are quite value-for-money, about the same prices as your average Zi Char stalls... Individual dishes for one can range from $5 - $10, and they have set meals as well, which include a soup or drink. Dishes for sharing, like the Salted Egg Prawns or Steamed Fish In Plum Seed Soup can range from $8 - $20. 

Service is average, though peak periods can overwhelm the staff a little. They only have 1 - 2 chefs in the kitchen at any time, so you might have to wait for up to 15 minutes during the peak lunch hour. Non-peak periods will see your food served within 10 minutes. And ordering from the set menu will probably get your food to the table within 5 minutes.

Braised Pork Knuckle

Fried Basil Chicken

Fried Vermicelli Thai Style

Kimchi Pork With Cheese

Light Soy Sauce Pork

Lime Juice

Papaya Juice

Pepper Chicken

Pineapple Juice

Pork Ribs House Special Sauce

Prawns Thai Style

Salted Egg Prawns

Soft Shell Crab House Special Sauce

Soft Shell Crab Thai Style

Sour And Spicy Fish Fillet

Steamed Fish In Plum Seed Soup 01

Steamed Fish In Plum Seed Soup 02

Strawberry Juice

Watermelon Juice

Deep Fried Sea Bass Black Pepper