Chinese

Chinese

Featuring Chinatown Complex Market & Food Centre, The Frontier (NUS Science Canteen), Zhong Guo La Mian Xiao Long Bao (Chinatown Complex), Lai Lai Taiwan Casual Dining (City Square Mall), Yan Ji Seafood Soup (Marsiling Mall Hawker Centre), Marsiling Mall Hawker Centre, TEAHOUSE by Soup Restaurant (IMM), Gong Yuan Ma La Tang (Funan), Hong Kong Sheng Kee Dessert (Causeway Point), Yi Duoli Self-Make Noodle (Marsiling Mall Hawker Centre)
Jingle Bells
Jingle Bells

You could have this soup or dry and we went with the dry version (with oyster sauce). Couldn’t rly taste the oyster sauce but the the gravy from the braised pork mixed well with the noodles :) generous meat chunks and super tender as well! Nice texture. I’m usually not a huge fan of pork ribs but this was nice.

You can choose to have it dry or soup and we went with the soup version for this order. Generous with the meat but it was a bit tough and hard to chew :( noodles as usual is good!

Will I order this again? Not really because it’s quite pricey :(

One of our fav 梅菜扣肉饭 actually! We tried it once before (also via GrabFood) and it was super yummy but this time round when we ordered it, it was quite salty so consistency might be a problem :(

But overall, still a solid rice dish. Very generous with the meat and preserved veg and gravy. Will I order this again? Yes this is one of the few main dishes I’ll have whenever I’m at Sheng Kee :)

First time trying this dish because I saw a few customers order this and it looked yummy and I gotta say it tastes better than it looks!!! It’s spicy, salty, sour (loveeee the addition of vinegar!) and honestly v addictive

Can’t decide whether I prefer this or the XLBs (which is saying something because I rly rly love their XLBs!)

Unfortunately the guo ties here are so-so :-( the filling is flavourful but I think the skin can be improved! The standard is not v consistent, unlike their XLBs. First time I had it, I rly enjoyed it. But the second and third time I tried, the skin was v doughy (hard to chew) and a little too thick for my liking.

Best XLBs ever!!! I’ve been going back for at least 4 times ever since my friend recommended it to me. It’s affordable, accessible and legit yummy. I’d totally choose this over DTF’s xlb any day – I do think it’s more flavourful than DTF.

Expect a queue if you’re going down on the weekends or weekdays (dinner time) but not to worry because they are very efficient so the queue moves v fast! All your orders are freshly made and honestly idk where else to find a better deal :’) please give it a try if you’re in the area!!

Diff spice levels you can choose from and this was 中辣! Soup wise, it’s definitely soupier and more watery as compared to the tomato soup base we had. Spice level just right and v palatable. Ingredients were a bit expensive as this bowl amounted to $16+ for just one pax... and they were all vegetarian (no meat)!

The first time I tried the mala tang from Gong Yuan, I remember it was very affordable and overall I had a positive experience. This time round, I was v surprised to know that 2 bowls (for 3 of us who weren’t feeling v hungry) cost $33++ but ok I trust that the ingredients we took were heavier 🥲 regardless of the type of ingredients you pick (meat or vegetable), they’re priced the same! So be sure to avoid the heavier ingredients I guess.

Soup wise, it was v thick... almost too thick to be called soup. It was more like tomato sauce gravy instead. Flavour was ok but wished it was soupier so it’d be easier to eat. Not sure why the ingredients were v soft and soggy too.

We visited the shop at around 830pm on a Friday night. There was a short queue forming (we were 2nd in line) and the tables were all full. No staff came to us so ok we thought we could just stay in line and wait for the others to finish up their food. When we were next in line, one of the staff came up to us and said that their tables are all full and it’d be hard for us to get a table given how long it’ll take for the kitchen to cook + for the customers to finish etc. She offered for us to sit in the adjacent store as they were under the same management. Of course we took that choice since that’d mean we can get our food earlier! Only wished she told us that earlier, instead of making us wait in line. Once we were seated down, she rushed over and told us that their last order is 9pm. It was already 855pm.. and again, wished we were informed earlier so we wouldn’t have to rush to get the ingredients etc. Overall, it was not really a good experience as the staff didn’t seem well-equipped to handle such common situations. Food was below expectations so don’t think I’ll visit again :(

炸酱刀削面 $5.80, from Xi’An Handmade Noodles, located in Wisma Atria’s Food Republic

I swear it tastes better than it looks! I snapped this photo before I stirred my noodles and let them be coated with the minced meat sauce hence it’s looking a bit bland 😅 I liked the texture of the 刀削面 :-) and it was freshly prepared right in front of me! Saw the guy shaving long strips of noodles from a wooden block – lmao never knew how 刀削面 were made so I guess I learnt something new today. Sauce was a little too salty for my liking but the noodle texture made up for it. It’s a HUGE bowl though so please do share with someone! Unless you’re having a huge appetite 🤪

I also tried their Signature Xiao Long Bao ($5.30 for 5). It was meh... the baos were juicy but the skin was a bit too thick and the meat filling weren’t the nicest.

Went for my usual 小辣 and this turned out to not be spicy at all.. so next time I’ll try 中辣! Mala was not too oily or salty, flavour was quite alright :-) choice of ingredients is good, and the price is affordable. Think I paid about $5 for this one-pax serving?

Always been a fan of their tang yuans! But this is my first time trying Red Bean and Matcha flavours because all the other flavours have been sold out by the time I patronize the stall (please go early! Before 7pm. To avoid any disappointment)

To my surprise, the red bean filling was pretty solid! Will start ordering this the next time :)

Matcha filling will be a delight to matcha lovers. Quite neutral with that, would prefer to stick with the more traditional flavours like peanut, black sesame, and red bean.

And may I add that the food is v affordable?? 3 for $2 and you to choose between peanut soup, ginger soup and red date/longan soup!

One of our favourites from Woodlands BBQ Fish! #01-58 at Marsiling Mall Hawker Centre

Meat is fresh and cooked really well. The pairing with their sambal sauce makes the dish so addictive!

doing this so I’ll rmb what I had for lunch/dinner yesterday :)))

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