Dinner at Cassia (Capella Singapore Sentosa’s Fine Dining Chinese Restaurant)

Cassia is Capella Singapore fine dining Chinese restaurant decor.
The Cassia is Capella Singapore’s fine dining Chinese restaurant. The restaurant’s layout and design is a fusion of the modern and traditional, giving it a romantic feel to it with its dim lights and its use of black; an interesting look with pretty cutlery. Unlike other Chinese restaurants, the Cassia is quiet for a Chinese restaurant with a few waiters/waitresses unobtrusively on standby and appear when summoned.

Cassia is Capella Singapore fine dining Chinese restaurant decor.Cassia is Capella Singapore fine dining Chinese restaurant decor.

When we arrived (having made a prior reservation for dinner), there was a slight confusion as the reservation via Capella's service desk was not conveyed. But that was easily resolved and we were soon seated in a very quiet restaurant: we were the only guests at the restaurant at the time and more guests started to trickle in sometime after 7pm.

Pretty cutlery
Pretty cutlery
The portions served at the Cassia are for the individual unlike usual Chinese restaurants where you share the food from a main dish. It would seem that the lunch sets have a better value. For example, the Business Set Lunch which consist of 5 courses is available from S$48++ and S$58++ per person, for a minimum of two persons. While the dinner sets which are more expensive at $98++ & $128++ per person for 6 courses.

So we decided to go ala-carte and ordered 3 platters, 1 Signature Smoked Chicken Springroll and a portion of Steamed Rice wrapped in leaves (can't remember what leaves they were) and Lemongrass Seafood Min Sin each.

Cassia Platter
Cassia Platter
Cassia Platter
Cassia Platter
Smoked Chicken Springroll
Smoked Chicken Springroll
Steamed Rice wrapped in leaves
Steamed Rice wrapped in leaves
Lemongrass Seafood Min Sin
Lemongrass Seafood Min Sin
We were presented with homemade beancurd topped with Cassia’s own made bonito sauce (which initially tasted a bit like cheese, but very nice) as a starter  with some homemade sauce (which was yummy!), and for dessert had an adorable little white fluffy bunny made out of egg whites and grated coconut with some raspberry on the side.

Cassia homemade beancurd topped with own made bonito sauce
Homemade beancurd topped with Cassia’s own made bonito sauce
Cassia homemade sauce
Cassia homemade sauce
adorable little white fluffy bunny made out of egg whites and grated coconut with some raspberry on the side
Adorable little white fluffy bunny made out of egg whites and grated coconut with some raspberry on the side
When each dish was served, the waiter or waitress would explain to us how the food was prepared and the ingredients used, which enriched the dining experience. Knowing it to be a fine dining Chinese restaurant, I was prepared for the prices, but what really disappointed me was the portion for the main courses (Steamed Rice and Seafood Min Sin), they were really small and for the price they cost, it really is not worth ordering.

My mom liked the Smoked Chicken Springrolls, so I ordered one more plate. By this time, there was somewhat of a crowd In the restaurant and the waiters were scurrying back and forth to serve the food to the other tables. In the end, we wait had to wait almost 20-30 minutes for that additional plate of springrolls. The only saving grace was perhaps the friendly staff and interesting (but expensive and sparse) platters. Perhaps lunch would have been a better time to try the Cassia with its lunch sets per pax and more options for less the price it cost for dinner.
Dinner at Cassia
Overall, this dinner dining experience was so-so, I was only wowed by the décor, the beancurd starter with Cassia’s own-made sauce, the cute fluffy bunny, springrolls and signature platters (taste, not price and portion wise). It might have been more worthwhile to have had dinner at the Knolls instead, which I did for lunch the next day and enjoyed that dining experience much more.



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    3 comments :

    1. The food would have to be incredible for me to go to this restaurant. Yes, it looks very classy and elegant as to atmosphere but the portions you show are so tiny. I like food too much to be happy with little bites of every course.

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      1. Hi rami, maybe if you are ever there the lunch option might be better. I'll let you know when I go back for lunch. :)

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    2. The food does look wonderful, and I like the individual plating. Definitely more of a place for light dining with a fat wallet than anything else, unless lunch is better value.

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