Shanghai RenJia: Shen Jian Pao Surprise!

They have opened in their new location in Ang Mo Kio

Xiao Long Bao $4.80 for 5

I don't remember ever eating Xiao Long Bao (XLB) when I was a kid. I think it is something that has taken Singapore by storm in the last decade. The beauty of the XLB is the spoonful of soup that you get in each dumpling.

I have always wondered how they managed to get the soup in the dumpling. Was it from the meat or do they somehow add it in. Well it happens that there are many ways of getting the soup in the dumpling. The shortcut way is to add more oil into the meat filling. This would make the dumpling very rich. The proper way is to prepare the soup before hand, chill it such that it has a jelly like consistency and mix it into the meat filling. The soup in the dumpling is thus very light and tasty after having extracted the flavors from the meat filling.

Since we were sitting in a restaurant where the hosts were Shanghainese, I asked them what the proper way to eat XLB was. There are a couple of ways I could think of. I used to dip the whole thing in the vinegar, put a few strands of ginger on top and put the whole thing in my mouth. This way, the dumpling bursts like a balloon in your mouth releasing all that wonderful soup and meaty flavours. (Have to make sure its not too hot) The Lao Ban Niang suggested that one should put the dumpling in the soup spoon, bite a little hole and suck out the soup first, then dip the dumpling in the vinegar and eat the rest. This way you get to savour the beautiful soup first. My son likes to break the whole dumpling open in the bowl, eat the skin first, the meat second and drink the soup from the bowl last. (Talk about menu deconstruction!) So pray tell, how do YOU savour your XLB? (Tell us by taking part in the latest poll!)

The XLB here is very good. There is a good amount of soup in each dumpling and the skin is resilient so that it does not break easily. The Lao Ban had been in the flour business all his life and is very knowledgeable about all sorts of different flours. So the skin of the baos here are excellent. I felt though that it would have been perfect if the skin was a fraction thinner and the filling had more ooomph. Nonetheless it is a XLB that I would rate as one of the best in Singapore. 4.25/5


Shen Jian Pau $7.20 for 6

The Shen Jian Pao (SJP) on the other hand is an item that I would drive all the way from Siglap to eat again tomorrow! This is seriously a delightful and exciting discovery. I would even go so far to say that it is most special Pao one can ever savour.

The Pao is fried in a covered saucepan. So the oil cooks the bottom half of the Pao skin so that it is crisp on the outside. The steam trapped in the saucepan steams the top part of the Pao to a nice fluffy consistency.

When you bite into the Pao, the juices just flow out and, if you are not careful, down onto your chin! So in one bite, you get a tender meat filling, an explosion of juices which is absorbed by the soft skin and lastly a crispy caramelised skin to tease your palate. It is such a joy to eat! I just crave to rave. Crave to rave, I say! Best SJP in Singapore, JB and maybe even Shanghai! 4.75/5


Special Ter Kah (not on the menu) $20

The restaurant serves a host of other Shanghainese favourites like drunken chicken, deep fried ribbon fish, la mian and so on. We were recommended this Shanghainese style Ter Kah which is excellent. Shanghainese Lor (Braising Sauce) is thick, gooey and sweet. The meat is soft and well caramelized. It is different from the Teochew and Hokkien style that we are used to but shiok nonetheless. 4.5/5

The lady in the middle was introduced to us as the Masterchef who taught the Masterchefs in Shanghai, before she came to Singapore. The Lao Ban said that he was extremely fortunate to get her to work in the restaurant. Both he and his wife lived in Singapore for almost 15 years before starting this restaurant out of a love to share their Shanghainese food with Singaporeans. They were passionate about their food and provided great service as well.

Conclusion

The Shen Jian Pao is the best I have ever eaten. Not only I say, my other 3 makankakis all concur that it deserves a 4.75 rating. There is only one potential problem. If you go on a weekend, you have to be prepared to wait a long time for your pao. It takes them quite a while to prepare each one!

Update 4 July 2011
They have just opened at Blk 151 Ang Mo Kio ave 5
#01-3046.  Please note that they are still shorthanded and the place is small, so it is advisable that you call first before going and you have to be patient as the food will take some time to arrive.

Shanghai People
Blk 151 Ang Mo Kio Ave 5

#01-3046
12pm to 10pm

Closed Monday
63686927
Recommended by Koolabee

78 comments:

liverpool1965 said...

oooo another nice discovery...the shen jian pao is really good....nice soft and crispy texture, I can have ten by myself.....the special ter ka is good too, 2 dishes that I would order again.

liveyrdream said...

Oh... the Shen Jian Pao really looks so good! It reminds me of my beloved lost "guo tian" last seen at Funnan Centre food court (done like the same way as this one, unlike those deep fried ones that we see in ban mian stalls nowadays)

But it's really very very far for me now.... how I wished I still stay in Yishun now...

Anonymous said...

ieat, bppw here,

I went to this outlet 2 months back with my wife and daughter and they enjoyed the xiao long bao very much. The la mien is also good. But the price for the food dishes is a bit on the high side but the price for the mien and pao stuff are fine. Overall, food is tasty.

kp&jean said...

delighted to find this review! i love XLB..there's this only small eatery i go for my XLB and places like Ding Tai Fung and Crystal Jade oso no fight..its at Neil Road opp the the public car park..its called "Jing Hua Xiao Chi"..

the XLB skin is v soft and the tip does not turn hard after steaming..the soup is v tasty as well..

shall try this Shanghai People to compare their std..

Longestflight said...

I must try this soon!

ieat & itreat said...

Hi bppw, thanks for your comment. Next time when you comment, tick the "other" option at the bottom of the comment box and input your pen name. This way it will appear as bppw rather than anonymous. Alternatively you can register with blogger. Look forward to hearing more from you.

Dawn said...

Yay! At last, this restaurant is somewhere near where I stay...
No more 1 hour bus rides!!
This Shanghai place is 10 minutes away by bus!
Will try it out soon...

iwatch_ueat said...

yup! it's oooooziiiiingly perfect! put everything in your mouth and wah lah! you've got it whenever you want it! greatest and the bestiest xiao long bao i've eaten before. cheers...

ieat & itreat said...

Would all those who have ticked "None of the above" on the polls please share what other ways there are to enjoy Xiao Long Bao?

Tjiana said...

YOU'RE KIDDING!! THIS PLACE IS GOOD? geeez it's right outside my house and i never dared eat there cos there was always no one inside. so i would just look at the shop, decide it must be quite lousy then eat at HANS (eww).

hidden treasure!!!

eastcoastlife said...

Ooo I love xlb and sjp. I've heard of this restaurant but since it was quite a distance from east coast, I have yet to visit it.

Now that ieat n his kakis have tried it, I would go. hahaha....

khim said...

yeh!! another place for makan near my bf's place!! =)

Mark said...

Hmmm I chose "other" , I usually take it whole... or if its really hot, just eat half of it 1st.,..
without any ginger or vinegar,

TAG said...

Ok I also belong to the "others" category, if its piping hot, I will bite off the tip and let the soup ozze out into a bowl and I will sip from there (not advisable for formal ocassions, soup spoon not used .. very ah beng I know), will not extract the last bit of soup but will only take half of it. By the time you are done sipping the soup fm the XLB. The cold surface of the bowl would have cool the XLB down, I would take it whole in one feel swoop. Savour in your mouth for the next 30-40 sec and then swallow. Yum ! No Vinegar or Ginger or any other condiments. (I got very low tolerence for vinegar)

momo said...

OOH~! xiao long bao. did you know the xiao long baos in shanghai are rather different? the skin is actually not as smooth and thin as the ones sold in singapore. but still taste really good anyway! SIGH. i miss having singapore food. (i'm staying in shanghai btw in case you're wondering. haha.)

ieat & itreat said...

Mark,

Aiya, the poll question is asking for your favourite way of eating the XLB. You might have many ways but which one is the most preferred? So yours should have been option one!

VB said...

Wah!! I can't wait to try when I visit!!!

khim said...

les,

i think mark didn't choose option 1 becos option 1 is wif vinegar n ginger.. whereas for him, he just take it plain.. without any condiments

<<[ekeRs]>> said...

I live just around the neighbourhood from this place and it's really good. the only problem is the long waiting time. i've sat there for 2.5 hours before just to finish a meal.

The Yummie dummieS said...

I've heard about this place and its shen jian bao. Well NOW i know!

sleepy said...

Due to the good comments here. Tried it this evening even though I have to give up my precious sleeping time.

Ordered:
Xiao Long Bao - Tasty!!! The soup and the meat is good. The meat does not have the 'funny' smell/ taste which most of the pork here.
Shen Jian Bao - Find it interesting as I have not heard/ eaten this and of coz its good too.
Guo Tie - They are smaller in size than most of the guo ties I have eaten. Quite nice.
Fried noodle - The noodles are 'Q' but abit salty and quite oily.

Will be going back for more xiao long bao and shen jian bao soon hehehe...

Btw, for those who are planning to go, pls note that they are closed from 3 to 6pm. (Luckily i was there at 545pm and they let me in when I asked what time they will open)

liveyrdream said...

Closed from 3-6pm? Can someone "double-confirm" this as I understand that ieat usually goes for his makan sessions in the afternoons.

I'm still "dying" to try this... someday... hopefully soon... :)

(Pls give me a car and I will drive there almost immediately! :P )

ieat & itreat said...

They officially open but when there is no one around they might close in the late afternoon. If you are going at around 2pm, give them a call first and they will entertain you.

smart said...

Will visit them soon. I do hope they dont change the chef. There is one joint called Shanghai Nan Xiang Xiao Long, Blk 58 Seng Poh Rd #01-23 run by a Chinese national. First time there the xiao long bao was very good but the next visit was so bad that we will not venture there again.

bppw said...

Went there after 3 pm and the only customer, after which another group came in. When I look in, they quickly open the door and invite to enter. Reckon if no customer, they take a rest, but if you pop by, they will do business.

Stephanie said...

i eat it slightly differently...

i poke a hole near the bottom of the XLB on the spoon, the drain out the soup by picking the XLB up with my chopstick. Drink the soup daintily from the spoon. Put the XLB back on the spoon, sprinkle vinegar with the ginger a couple of times and pile on the ginger.

YUM!

khim said...

ermm.. stephanie, isn't e way u eat as described in option 2?? they r similar in terms of ways of eating XLB, be it suck out e soup or drain the soup onto e spoon... >.<

Mark said...

Dear Momo,

Can you ask your shanghainese friends , how they eat their XLB ?

Just wondering whether they (shanghainese ) do have the accompanying dip of vinegar and ginger ?

Personally I think vinegar and ginger mars the taste of the "juice" that oozes out of the XLB...

So I just lurve to have the XLB on its own..

Stephanie said...

Well Khim, thats why i said SLIGHTLY. But you're right, it's largely the same.

ieat & itreat said...

The Lao Ban Niang herself recommended Option 2. So I assume they do eat it with vinegar and ginger.

Ng said...

Hi all,

I recommended this shop to Leslie quite sometime back and I forgot all about it. Haha but I am really glad that you guys are enjoying the food.

for the guo tie (pan fried dumplings) there is actually another shop along Neil Road which is very good. Once I pass by the address, I will pass it to Leslie and you guys can go try it out

Cheers!

ieat & itreat said...

Is that you Koolabee? I hope you say my acknowledgement at the end of the blog!

sleepy said...

When I was paying the bill, I did ask what time are they closed in the afternoon, the lady boss told me is 3-6pm.

But maybe like some of the ppl say when the boss see there are customers, they will do biz.

Will visit again soon. Yummy!!!

momo said...

Yup, they do take it with ginger and vinegar too. But they like to use more vinegar than ginger though. At the store they provide vinegar in huge teapots on each individual table, while the ginger only comes in a small saucer. Shanghainese love their food super oily and salty. To them no oil = no taste. Haha.

Ng said...

Hey Leslie,
yupz that's me! haha thanx for the acknowledgement.

I will update on the guo tie soon! tell me when's ur next makan session and i will try to join u :) cheerS!!

Anonymous said...

After reading your posting, I decided to check the place out. Together with some friends, we set foot in the bustling restaurant. I was optimistic about the food already. We ordered the XLB amongst other things, as well as a specially recommended Tur Kar dish. When the first few dishes started coming we were mildly shocked by the size. It seemed smaller. Nevertheless the food tasted good. Then things turned for the worse. We ended up waiting almost a half hour for our XLB. One friend decided to remind the staff about this. After a while, one of the staff handed out our order and shouted loudly in Chinese. She said that we can take this order although it’s someone else’s. She continued to ask us to take it ourselves or she’ll give it to another customer. We were stunned but refused to move. One helper quickly rushed to serve it to us. Then we had to wait another half hour for our last dish which she mentioned the same thing. She asked us to take it ourselves again!

Another customer sat behind us for about 15mins and was then told that her requested dishes were sold out for the day. She had no choice but to leave (in a huff no less). There was another family who faced a similar problem after the sat down at the table. We left the restaurant soon after the last dish arrived utterly disappointed with the service. The food is not bad; price is a bit on the high side (esp. the Tue Kar dish) for a restaurant in such an area and with such small portions. Personally I would rather head to the nearest Crystal Jade restaurant than face such rude behaviour.

ieat & itreat said...

Dear oh dear, I hope the owners are doing something about this. I usually eat during off peak periods so it is hard to tell what it is like during peak periods. However, I hope that other readers will heed the warnings and expect that the service may be slow while they attempt to cope with the crowd.

Ng said...

yup, the service and speed of food preparation is one of the slower ones around.

I reflected to them but they still insist on making the XLB only after the order is placed for freshness. So I guess its a trade off there.

Sorry to hear about the bad experience

People's_Representative_from_Guangdong said...

Just came back from Shanghai Ren jia. I think I have been there more than 100 times over the last 1 year. Yeah... it's really that good.

I tried Hui Guo Rou (Meat returned to the wok), Pork trotter and Gao Bai Rou Si (Fried Gao Bai with shredded meat).

Hui Gou Rou is really good. It's spicy and the fatty part tastes kind of sweet!!

I would like to talk more about Gao Bai. The owner told me that Gao Bai is a native plant that can only be found in one of the county next to Shanghai. It tastes like bambooshoot but it grows in water (like lotus roots). It is extremely rare. And that's for only $8!

sleepy said...

Just share my experience on my first visit .

I was the 1st customer to be there at 545pm on a weekday. I spent 1.5hrs there. To me, good food are worth to wait hehehe

I do agree if the XLB/ other food are prepared early or even frozen before they are cooked, the food will not taste so good.

Regarding their service, to me, still acceptable but was abit 'shocked' when I asked for more vinegar, the staff just asked me to go to the counter and get it and it happened to other customers there too. I did not really mind that much since the place is so small.

Still will visit the place again coz of the nice XLB, Sheng Jian Bao & Guo Tie =)""

orchid said...

hello!

i really wanna go to this place. being a foreigner, i tried to look on street directory but am not sure how to get there. can someone tell me how to go from Kratib mrt station which is supposed to be the closest mrt.

thanx a lot!

liverpool1965 said...

where are you staying orchid?

orchid said...

I'm staying at boonlay.

Ng said...

to go Shanghai Ren Jia, the easiest way is to go Ang Mo Kio MRT. Right outside, there is a bus stop, take bus 138 (the Zoo bus).

the ride will be about 15-20 mins. alight once u see a row of shophouses with the big "Han's" signboard :)

orchid said...

thanx a lot!! that's really helpful to remind me that zoo bus haha.

hope the restaurant is not close la. i went to Astons Specialities today to try their wagyu and it was closed till 1st of may! :(

smart said...

Kaisu me went at 5.15pm yesterday. Boss came to the door told me to wait till 6pm.But when he heard that I came from East Coast, he invited me in for tea and start chatting for half an hour when I told him I came to know his shop from ieat's blog.
Ordered the ter ka, XLP n SJP.
Within 15min the ter ka came, very nice. The sauce is not sweet nor salty, very pleasant. Meat is a little hard on the bite but not fatty.I think it is from the Pork Leg Hind Shank, Boneless.
XLP came another 15min later. Very juicy inside which XLP should be.
SJP came another 20min later. Very well done, not oily, only it is not juicy than the XLP.
Surprise we decided to order the Slice fish (shan yi) which we saw many other tables having it.That was my last dish and also for them, they are sold out for that dish.
Boss told me I understand many people complaint about the waiting time but he cant compromise on the quality of his XLP/SJP. The trick is to order the other items like Noddle,Mei chai so that you can satisfy your tummy and wait for the XLP/SJP

Anonymous said...

Had lunch on 7 May 07. Had to serve yourself. No ginger or vinegar served. Was recommended the sliced fish broth uninspiring but at $18.00 and she said it was the best though not on the menu. Sorry there was no service at all and we wanted to pay a $50 bill no change! I am not going back.

Keropok Man said...

ya ya.. this place the jian bao is so so delicious.

suddenly have the urge to go there and eat again. went there to eat after hiking at mcritchie....

khim said...

hmmm.. i really wonder wat's e motive of all these "anonymous readers"... they r not willing to give a pen name but yet they r complaining abt eveything..

r they competitors of those shops, green wif jealously tat their rivals r getting some many publicity??

really makes me wonder..

smart said...

Whenever I noticed the stall guys are busy I tried to help myself with the sauce, chop sticks etc. At the hawker centre I will try to clear the table after my meal. Life will be better for all of us.

Anonymous said...

food was pretty good but hated the service. we were the first to arrive and order but the staff served the dishes to a bigger group who came in 15 minutes later.

when our dishes were ready to be served, it'll be sitting at the counter for a few minutes before someone would take it to us. in contrast, the dishes were delivery promptly to the bigger group.

very annoyed at the way we were treated...aren't we paying customers too?! :(

the waitress made sure every table ordered their special sliced fresh fish (not on the menu)...no doubt it tasted pretty good (though cold) but i felt it was waaaaay overpriced at $18 for such a small plate. it wasn't even a whole fish.

i doubt i'll ever return to this eatery again. the xlb @ qun zhong (neil road) and shanghai ren jia (geylang - not a branch) tastes just as good and at least they provide better service.

ieat & itreat said...

What's the address of the Geylang one?

Anonymous said...

Shanghai Family Restaurant
749 Geylang Road

YUMS!

Sharon Tan said...

Wow, 53 comments! There must be a lot of xiao long bao lovers out there. But ieat only got 1 place to recommend. Let me give you another one. Ever heard of Jin Hua Xiao Chi at Neil Road? It's one of the shop houses opposite Maxwell Market. Long queue also so be patient.

gary said...

this is a great find! have been longing for new and better places to eat in Thomson area... just love the XLB and SJP. A bit pricey, though.
The noodles were delicious too!

Anonymous said...

Tried it yesterday, the food is good as u said. Unfortunately, I need to make some comments about the place.

(1) They did not separate the kitchen like other a/c restaurants, so as they fry their food, the smell gets to your clothes.

(2) The utensils are not cleaned and dried properly (my spoon is dirty and everything is wet) and the baskets they use to steam the paos are dirty and not cleaned properly.

(3) They are flies flying around, I need to swipe them away as I eat.

Alan said...

Took a half hour drive to see if I could relive the XLB that I had in Shanghai, and I have to say I was impressed. Skin was nice and thin and the soup in the XLB was ample. I always feel this is one key factor when grading XLB. One of the most authentic by far. The La Mien was a bit disappointing as the noodles did not have the 'Q' ness in them. Will be back for the XLB and maybe give the ter kah a try.

destin said...

Hi I went recently to try the food as tv gave good ratings as well as here. But sad to say I was very disappointed with the food and very surprised nobody there when we went at 8 plus pm.
I Ordered:
Xiao Long Bao - The meat have the 'funny' smell of pork taste. Also the soup inside is not hot enough and also not enough. The skin is slightly too thick and "flour-ish"

Shen Jian Bao - This thing is edible but not fantastic. The meat and the skin blends in with a normal meat and bun taste. Nothing to scream about.
Guo Tie - So small! And I have eaten better ones in food courts. Hmm...
Fried noodle - Taste like Maggi Goreng! Very salty also...seems to be cooked by a Malay Chef...
Lamian - Very healthy...as it is very blend. The pork chop meat inside is too tough also. I suspect it is frozen for quite some time already. Mee also nua nua...
Fried Fish - For this price of close to $7.80, only 3 small pieces. They added some spice in, taste like Indian food and it is very salty also.
Popiah - Still ok. Not much comments except that expensive. 6 small ones for $7.20.
Overall, the food is very expensive and quite salty. I dont recommend eating here as there are better places outside. The place is also quite inaccessibly if no car. Not sure if it is because I went late. Another thing is they quite pushy...keep suggesting we order more at 1 go. hmmmmm...
To me, service not good and food nothing much to drool about. You can let this go.

Cindy. Lo. said...

My god,
The crunchy bottom looks so good!

Benedict Arnold said...

Oohh i just tried the "Jin Hua Xiao Chi" located at Qun Zhong Eating House, 21 Neil Road Singapore 088814 (tel: 62213060) Close on every wed, business hours is from 11.30am to 3pm, 5.30pm to 9.30pm. I ordered noodles soup based, Guo tie, dumplings and xiao long bao~ So yummy, the meat itself practically melts in your mouth. Juicy and so so shoik. You have to be patient, expected queues but good food have to wait doesn't it? :) Dr Tay please bring your family down to give it a try~

sugarxnspice said...

omg the Sheng Jian bao from Shanghai is the one thing that makes me wanna live in Shanghai one day!

Anyway if im not wrong, this restaurant closed?

GeraldL. said...

try the one at Singapore Recreation Club, 2nd floor, Padang Palace Chinese Restaurant.
Superb quality, though tad expensive,
try it, if money is no object! [:
Awesome XLB i must say [:

Joel said...

Shanghai Ren Jia's premises have been bought over by Hans! :( Anyone know where they moved?

Alvin said...

I came across the new outlet located just besides Aston Specialities

ieat said...

Its not opened by them.

Jaeson said...

yeah...this dim sum plc is not there anymore !
anyone have info on where they shifted to?

Anonymous said...

I have no idea hwere they have shifted to, but I recently came across another Restaurant owned by mainland Chinese called Savor Rye La Mian Xiao Long Bao Restaurant (Dao Xiang).

It is located at Kampong Bahru Road right opposite SGH. I think they have probably the best Xiao Long Bao in Singapore.

Anonymous said...

any update on where they shifted to?

much appreciated :)

Anonymous said...

Blk 151 ang mo kio ave 5
#01-3046

ieat said...

Thanks very much for the update! I just spoke to the owner and indeed this is their new address!

Thomas said...

Yes, they are at 151 AMK Ave 5 now. But they are not open for walk-in business yet, though they will take advance reservations (1 week ahead will be good) @ 90067837 for a recommended menu based on your needs. After a long wait of 9 months or more, I finally got to taste back their XLB, yuntun soup, springrolls! Definitely have not lost their touch, in fact its better than before!

Anonymous said...

hi, i went down to Blk 151 AMK Ave 5 recently, but i saw a hong kong tim sum stall at the coffee shop instead of them. does anyone have an update on their status?

ieat said...

They are not in the coffeeshop. They are at the other end of the block. They own their own premises.

Anonymous said...

Just went to try their XLB since it's very near my place. Wouldn't say it's fanastic, though it's nicer and juicier as compared to many XLB outside, the 'king' of XLB still belongs to Qun Zhong along Neil Rd! But too bad it's closed currently, been waiting patiently for their reopening, no news yet though!! Meanwhile I'm still searching for THE XLB to satisfy my cravings!

Anonymous said...

Definitely a restaurant that all that any XLB lover should try! Their XLB is better than many of the other well-known eateries like Ding Tai Fung and Crystal Jade as the meat and soup in their XLB are not too oily as compared to the others. The price is also rather reasonable. but the only thing is that you probably have to wait since they don't have many helpers in the restaurant currently. Personally,I would go on the weekdays to avoid the crowd. btw they have recently changed their opening hours from 11am-3pm, 6pm-10pm temporarily. you may want to check with the restaurant @63686927 before going down. hope this helps:D

Anonymous said...

This place is really lousy. Just ate there today Service is very very very pro and food is okay only, but expensive.

First my family waited 10 mins just to get the menu, after calling the attention of the waitress 3 times.

Then the first dish took 30 mins to come. After that each dish took extra 5-10 mins, until the last dish, our xiao long bao, which took more than an epic 20 mins to come. After we have finished all our previous dishes. Sat there so long just for 1 final dish, in the end we cancelled the order and left.

Got the receipt and it was shocking. 90 cents for rice and 15 bucks for a plate of veg.

Dunno why this place is so popular, maybe the success got to their heads because now their service is really bad and the boss acted like nothing was going wrong, still joking around with customers when everyone was waiting so long for their food you could see the anger on their faces.

Anonymous said...

oops sorry i meant the service is very very very POOR in the above post.

pau said...

i went there on the 10th of march, it was a saturday so u will expect the usual crowd and stuff. i waited for the food to come, the XLB was so-so, there la mian was so-so and for 2 dishes to serve i waited for ard 30 mins, my third dish was shen jian bao, i waited for another half an hour for my last dish, by the time it arrived, i already lost my appitite to eat. their shen jian bao is also so-so. i had to share table with another family -.- the coke that my bf order wasnt served with ice because they RUN OUT OF ICE, how is this even possible?!!! the family that was sitting with us had their drunken chicken SERVED LAST, can u imagine? isnt it suppose to be the first dish? they finished their la mian and the waiter serve their vegetables and drunken chicken, crap. we ordered the dessert jiu niang wan zi, and the waiter/boss told me that they dont have time to make it, like seriously?! haisssssssssss bad bad saturday to eat there, crowded, bad food, rude waiter :( will not go back again. the hk zi char and dim sum stall is so much better and is located at the other end of the hdb, do drop by and try the zi char instead.

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