The Dragon Chamber Review

Have you ever heard of speakeasy restaurant before? The term ‘speakeasy’ originated from US, referring to illicit drinking houses during the Prohibition-era (1920-1933). In current days where consumption of alcohol is legal, the genuine speakeasies have disappeared. However, the concept of dining in restaurants hidden way remains interesting and more restaurants have adopted such a concept.
This time, we went to The Dragon Chamber, one of the highly-raved speakeasy restaurant in Singapore, with a whopping high 4.5 star on google review!

The Dragon Chamber

Dragon Chamber is a speakeasy restaurant, hidden behind beer fridge in a brightly-coloured kopitiam. When you reach the kopitiam, the waitress will ask if you are going to the dragon chamber and guide you to the beer fridge.

Going through a small corridor, you will come to another door, which leads you to the main restaurant.

Ambience of Dragon Chamber

The interior of the restaurant features a rather dark vibe to it. It is heavily decorated with dragon graphics, which complements the restaurant name. The whole interior design gives me a feeling of the hideout of those old triad, which kinds of fits in with the concept of speakeasy.
The old chinese porcelain plates and cutleries fit in with the whole theme as well.

We went during lunch time, so it was rather quiet with only 2 or 3 groups of diners there. Hence, it is rather quiet and cosy.


Firecracker Chicken and Maple Fritters – $16 (serves 1-2pax)

This dish features deep fried chicken tossed in fragrant dried chillies and cashew nuts. It also comes with youtiao coated in maple syrup and topped with icing sugar. This dish was the first dish that came up and really gave us a nice surprise.
The tender and hot chicken is coated with a super crispy and thin batter. The dried chillies and Sichuan peppercorn gives the chicken a nice kick to it, but the flavour is not too overpowering, which is great!
The youtiao is coated with maple syrup, which gives it a slightly harder bite to it as compared to freshly fried youtiao. However, as you chew on, the sweetness from the maple syrup mix with the crispiness from the youtiao, giving the plain old youtiao a really nice twist. I actually think this is quite interesting but Kayden disapproves).
Nevertheless, I highly recommend getting this dish!

Wagyu Truffle Beef Hor Fun – $36 (serves 1-2pax)

The wagyu truffle beef hor fun is one of their signature items. This dish features smooth hor fun in a bowl of fragrant and savoury truffle gravy, topped with A4 Kagoshima Wagyu, crispy deep fried hor fun strips and poached eggs.
The dish is first served without the gravy by the waiter, and he will pour in the truffle gravy. Following that, the poached egg is being broken and mixed in with the gravy and for fun. The end result is a bowl of nice truffle-smelling goodness.
When you take a mouth of the goodness, the truffle smells kick in first, followed by the savoury sauce and the smooth hor fun. The deep fried hor fun strips added a crispy and interesting texture to the smooth and wet hor fun, which I think is a really great addition. The wagyu beef is really tender and flavourful as well.
Overall, this dish really excels in all aspects, regardless of flavour profile, texture or even smell. We highly recommend this dish!

Baked Garlic Prawns – $48

For this dish, jumbo tiger prawns were fried and baked in sea salt and butter. This dish is the most disappointing of the 3 items we got.
The prawn is undoubtedly fresh and tender. However, the butter and sea salt combination on the prawn makes it taste a bit too overwhelming. Squeezing a bit of lemon on the prawn did help in balancing out the taste a bit.
In conclusion, this dish is quite mediocre in general. Not worth the price in our opinion.


Overall, the service is decent. They were rather attentive to our needs and responded to our needs promptly.
The food was served pretty quickly as well!

Price – $$$
Overall Rating – 4/5

The Dragon Chamber
2 Circular Rd, Singapore 049358

Opening hours:
Mondays to Saturdays
Lunch 11:00pm – 3:00pm
Dinner 5pm – 10:30pm


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