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Golden Peony Restaurant Review: Tucked away on the third floor of the Conrad Centennial Singapore, Golden Peony looks smart yet understated with attractive Chinese artworks enlivening the cream colored walls. The golden pinewood-furnished restaurant draws a well-heeled crowd with its innovative dim sum menu and well-executed Cantonese cuisine. The executive chef's affinity for Japan is apparent in the fresh lobster sashimi served with wasabi, a worthy departure off the Cantonese menu for its sweet flavor as a refreshing meal-starter. Cantonese flavors should begin with some tender and savory tea-marinated pork ribs. Crispy Peking duck served with scallions and sweet sauce on the side will delight the palate as much as any duck served in China's capital. Move on to a fish dish like the soon hock steamed Cantonese-style, which means with ginger and spring onions in soy sauce, topped with coriander. Cantonese cuisine neophytes be forewarned: it’s served with the head, tail and bones. Those who prefer individual portions may consider the perch filet, steamed or grilled per specifications or served with a mild teriyaki sauce and organic ramen, again referencing Japanese flavors. For dessert, try the unusual yet entirely pleasant signature avocado cream with ice cream laced with passion fruit seed.