Header image: Ma-La Vegetarian Wontons at Foxglove
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Despite the pandemic, Foxglove has maintained a timeless, sophisticated Chinese food menu. The kitchen works hard to preserve traditional flavours while adding contemporary twists.
The full cocktail menu is not available at Foxglove at the moment, but for good reason – they’re revamping the list (UPDATE – it’s now ready!). The new drinks will be unveiled soon, once restrictions are lifted, so keep your eyes peeled! In the meantime, Foxglove has a great selection of wines, mocktails and cocktails (especially their highballs), with three free-flow packages to choose from during lunch (and some don’t even contain alcohol!):
- Prunier caviar ($600/30g tin) with selected dim sum: available only until the end of February
- 3-hour free-flow drinks every Saturday and Sunday: The premium package ($388/person)
includes house wine, craft beer, still and sparkling water and juice. The first-class package ($498/person) adds champagne, Bellinis, mimosas and house cocktails to the mix.
- Social Club (12–6pm on weekdays): happy-hour menu containing highballs for $100, house spirits for $60 and cocktails for $80
I recommend trying the highballs. The majority are light and well balanced, and one of my favourites is Highball Hunter ($100), which is tropical and mellow on the palate. Not too sweet, the cocktail is made with guava soda, lavender, lime and Fernet Hunter.
Now getting to the food – I was super impressed with the execution. Everything was perfectly steamed, baked, fried or braised.
Curry chicken pineapple bao ($55/2)
Prawn toast with sweet chilli sauce ($65/4)
Dan dan noodles with minced pork ($90)
There is a selection of dim sum paired with caviar, giving the dishes a decadent touch.
Prunier caviar scallop and asparagaus cheung fun ($160) and har gow ($100/2)
A signature, the Sichuan xiao long bao ($65/3) is mild but well done – delicate dumpling skin, tender pork filling and hearty, complex soup. Above the XLB, you can see the unique (a step too far for some, admittedly) mozzarella and shrimp spring rolls with sea urchin ($90/4).
Molten egg custard taro bao ($50/3)
Foxglove is a bright and relaxing spot for lunch during the day, while the evenings are loud and glitzy, attracting a crowd for the creative cocktails and jazz. The dim sum is simply delicious! For those who want to elevate their dim sum experience, adding on some caviar is the way to go...
This write-up is based on a complimentary media tasting provided in exchange for an honest review and no monetary compensation. The opinions expressed here represent the author’s.
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