Restaurants & Me | 京华小吃

As mentioned in my previous post: “I guess I am still an authentic Chinese at heart. I love Chinese cuisines as much as I am proud of the Chinese Traditions & Cultures, especially with the strong influence of my grandmother. Over the coming weeks, I’ll be introducing some of the Chinese Restaurants / Cafes in Singapore which I frequent”, this week will be one of my highly recommended restaurant, 京华小吃 which I simply love. Nothing fanciful compared to many Chinese Restaurant out there, just simple dishes with huge flavours. In fact, you will actually find many Japanese customers patronising their restaurant, be it lunch or dinner.

Adapted from Jing Hua Restaurant’s Website (click on the link to enter):

“If it weren’t for the queue on Neil Road, Jing Hua would be Singapore’s best kept secret. For over 20 years, the Chinatown eating house has served Tianjin treats for the local palate. Light and fresh, Jing Hua’s dumplings and noodles are as flavorful as the original but tailored to a Southern taste. While proud of our Xiao Long Bao and Zha Jiang Noodles, our loyal customers probably best love our unique pan-fried dumplings and Chinese Pizza, a hard-to-find specialty. And of course, don’t forget to enjoy our Red Bean Pancakes and Sweet Osmanthus Flower Rice Ball Soup before you rush out the door!”

Location: 

  • 21 Neil Road (Closed on Wednesday)
  • 159 Rocher Road

Opening Hours:

  • 11.30am to 3.00pm
  • 5.30pm to 9.30pm

Appetiser | Spicy & Sour Soup 酸辣汤 

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I have tried many restaurants serving similar spicy & sour soup on their menu and what you normally taste in the soup is basically the spiciness with mild sourness. So I’d usually add a big tablespoon of black vinegar to get it more flavourful. However, no vinegar needs to be added for this bowl of spicy & sour soup at Jing Hua restaurant as the flavour is just right, and apparently my husband said it is because they added sze chuan mustard vegetable which is missing in other restaurants’ recipe. Hmm.. guess one day I’d need to do a proper interview with the owner of this restaurant. Anyway, this soup just open up your palate and be ready to savour more delicious dishes upcoming (using your imagination)!

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Appetiser | Pan-Fried Mixed Seafood & Pork Dumpling 三鲜锅贴

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Huge flavours blasting in these gyoza. They are pan-fried, not deep fried and it tastes amazing with sliced ginger & black vinegar. Looking at the picture is enough to feel indulgent!! But beware!! They are addictive!!

Entree | Noodle with Minced Meat & Soya Bean Sauce 炸酱面

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Generous amount of minced meat, soya bean sauce, cucumber (sliced), spinach and bean sprouts. This food in this restaurant just have its own unique taste which I have yet to find elsewhere. So you should really give it a try but be ready to queue!!

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Dessert | Crispy Red Bean Pancake 豆沙锅饼

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The Crispy Red Bean Pancake is a Must Order Item on the menu. Even if you have a very full meal already, you can always order takeaway as they are So Good!!

Having treated your sight to a tasty feast, it is now time to try out the food yourself. So stay tune to http://www.chefmummytan.com for more treats to your sight and will also be updating (next week) on my pregnancy after the appointment with my gynaecologist in early November!!

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