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Xing Hua cuisine is one of my favourite cuisines and just recently I came across some social media posts about such cuisine, thus it leads to my cravings. One of us suggested heading to Yishun Heng Hua Restaurant for a try as she find that the food is pretty decent there.

We order a set meal for two at $32 which includes:

1๏ผ‰ Herbs-Food Prawns in Bamboo Shoot ่ฏ่†ณ็ซน็ญ’่™พ
2๏ผ‰Deep Fried Slices of "Tenggui Fish" ็‚ธ้ฉฌ้ฒ›้ฑผ
3๏ผ‰Braised Bean Curd with ่ฑ†็šฎ่Šฅๅ…ฐ
4) Lor Mee / Mee Sua / Bee Hoon
5) Free Dessert ่ต ้€็”œๅ“

as well as some other dishes to share among us. Xing Hua Restaurant is tucked at the far end corner of the HDB block.

Those who enjoy herbal soup may enjoy this dish. The number of prawns given was generous and the size of the prawn was relatively big. The natural-tasting soup in the Bamboo Shoot has a good subtle seafood taste in its light herbal taste.

I'm glad that they have this in their set menu. The fish is deep fruit to golden perfection and you can dip them in the homemade sauce with garlic.

A sweet gravy drenched on the pieces of braised bean curd and stirred fried with Kai Lan, slices of carrot and button mushrooms.

The White Lor Mee is also one of Xing Hua's Cuisine Staple Food to order. A version of Chinese La Mian soaked in a flavoursome broth and not as starchy as our traditional braised Lor Mee style. It was a comforting bowl of food especially when it was a wet day. The Lor Mee had included some crispy Pork Belly and vegetables in it.

The set meal includes a free dessert and it was white fungus with red date. It was refreshing and not so sweet. What a good ending to our meal.

The other dishes we tried didn't impress us. The stewed chicken in 3 cups sauce (ไธ‰ๆฏ้ธก), chilli oil wanton (็บขๆฒนๆŠ„ๆ‰‹) and xiao long bao were simply decent. The only dim sum item that stood out was the ๐Œ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ก๐ซ๐จ๐จ๐ฆ ๐‚๐ก๐š๐ซ ๐’๐ข๐ž๐ฐ ๐๐š๐จ. The bao, designed like a giant mushroom, was soft and fluffy, while the char siew fillings tasted excellent. (Swipe to the end for some bao breaking action.)

East Bistro deserves a return visit, especially for its highly-raved pao fan.

Another superlative dish was the ๐’๐ฐ๐ž๐ž๐ญ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐’๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐๐จ๐ซ๐ค ๐Ž๐ง ๐ˆ๐œ๐ž. Crispy on the outside, soft in the inside, and simultaneously hot and cold, this dish is pure genius. I found it a tad too sweet, but kids will definitely love it.

Had a wonderful meal at East Bistro. Their signature item was the pao fan ๆณก้ฅญ (simmered rice). We ordered the ๐‚๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ฒ ๐‘๐ข๐œ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐‚๐ซ๐š๐› ่žƒ่Ÿน่„†็ฑณๆณก้ฅญ and it was definitely the star of the meal. After it was brought to our table, the waitress poured fried rice crisps into the soup, resulting in a crackling sound like mini fireworks.

The crab was huge and fleshy, its meat firm and succulent. There was enough rice to fill 12 small bowls, and it was really too much for the 4 of us. The soup was marvellously mouth-watering and we lapped up every single drop of it.

Another staple from the Zi Char place that I usually order. You get a fair decent amount of pork slices that's fragrant with onions and coated with a savoury sauce, rice and an egg. A hearty meal; just beware that some of the vegetables that they cook the sauce with can be a bit fibrous and hard to chew.

Rating 7/10.

The soup was great not gonna lie. But felt sort of hoodwinked, cos upon reaching the shop and wanting to redeem the burpple deal -i literally showed my burpple app to them- the stallkeeper replied that the deal is over already, even though it's evidently still available on the burrple app. Nonetheless, didn't want to argue with them and decided to order from them since we have already made the way there, and it was delish to be honest.

But seriously, doesn't feel good to be hoodwinked.

The best part about Ocean Curry is that they are primarily a cai png stall. You therefore get to pick from a myriad of dishes at the counter and at really affordable prices (as compared to a tzi char stall).

Our favourite dish was their salted egg prawns. Yes, they aren't served piping hot but the prawns were plump and juicy and the salted egg sauce simply divine. We would also recommend their sweet and sour pork too!

The 3 ladies in my life (Granny, the Mother and Miss K) are bonded in their love for one dish, curry fish head.

For their signature curry fish head, Ocean uses the more premium ang go sai fish (white snapper / sea bream) which is more tender and moist. Their curry gravy is also rather unique. You can taste the distinctive notes of the masala spice blend of Indian curry in a rich creamy coconut-based Nonya curry. We are not usually fans of Indian curry but this was more subtle than overpowering.

We have been checking out various options but when it comes to convenience, taste and value for money, Ocean Curry Fish Head is our hands down winner (thus far)!

Everything was passable, the tender chicken that was well brined is better while the veg was abit bland. Their sambal is the rather sweet kind and has a strong kick, it's good stuff.

Rice portion is crazy though, it fed me for 2 meals. Ask for less rice for sure

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portion used to be way bigger but taste is still as good๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿ˜‹

really liked this!! some might find it too mushy but i kinda like it that way