Remember Lavender Food Square? They used to house famous hawker stalls like Kok Kee Wanton Mee, Miow Sin Carrot cake and Albert Street Prawn Mee. The hawker centre, together with the neighbouring Eminent Plaza were demolished in 2014 and in its place now stands ARC 380. The building has been in operation since 2018, but […]
Dingtele: Shanghai Sheng Jian Bao and other dim sum!
There are a couple of dumplings which are very good at Dingtele. I Their shen jian bao were very good, though I would have liked the skin to be just a tad sweeter. Lewis tells me that they use fresh Indonesian pork and it's flavourful and soupy without any off-putting porky stench. You have to be careful when eating the bao because they literally burst when you bite into them. I had soup all over my hands and my pants!
Shanghai La Mian Xiao Long Bao: Heartland Xiao Long Bao!
Xiao long bao can rightly be considered next generation hawker food. By that, I don't mean that it is made by next generation millennials, but by the next generation of immigrants from the northern parts China.
Shanghai Renjia: Chemically Engineered Exploding Shen Jian Bao
If you define “favourite restaurant” as the place that you eat at most often, then Shanghai Renjia would be our family’s favourite restaurant. My kids have literally grown up eating there and we would be there at least once or twice a month. I first discovered them in 2007 while on reservist at Nee Soon […]
One of my all time favourite snack is the Xiao Long Bao. I just love these little balloons of flavour which pop in your mouth and covers the palate with its porky goodness. I don’t remember eating Xiao Long Bao as a kid. I think it only became popular in Singapore within the last decade. […]
I know for a fact that there are a lot of people who are going to be very excited about this post! When I posted the photo of the creamy “liu sar” spilling out of the pau on facebook, it caused quite a stir in our facebook community! But I am sure there are others […]
I remembered the first time I ate at Shanghai Renjia back in 2007. I was so excited about the place that I went home and immediately wrote it up. That’s how I prioritize all of my posts. That excitement usually translates through my camera lens as well as through my writing. Other articles spend months […]
You Peng Fresh Mian Jiao Zi Guan: The Xiao Long Bao Test
Xiao Long Bao $7 for 10 Ever felt like a few Xiao Long Bao but don’t really want to spend the time or the money to eat at the restaurant? Well the solution is to go find a hawker that makes Xiao Long Bao and buy a basket or two to accompany your plate of […]
Nan Xiang Steamed Buns: Real Shanghainese Xiao Long Bao
Xiao Long Bao $6.00 for 6 pieces It is so good to see how our Chinese Restaurant scene is evolving in Singapore. When I was a kid, we frequented places like Prince, Red Star, Sin Leong and Tai Seng restaurants for our usual Singapore style chinese food. Nowadays, places like Crystal Jade, Imperial Treasure, Lao […]
Century Egg with Lime Sherbet – $8.80 per serving (serves 4) Our session started with the Century egg with lemon sorbet which is quite a fancy mouthful of chopped century eggs with Japanese preserved ginger and lemon sorbet. It was nice and very unique but I don’t think that it tasted that much better than […]
China La Mian Steamed Buns: Cheap and Good Xiao Long Bao
With Holydrummer, Holybro and ieatjrXiao Long Bao $5 for 10 Slowly but surely, our hawker scene is changing to reflect the cultural transformation of our society. Our Chinese culture is made up primarily of Southern Chinese people predominantly from Canton and Fujian province. Our forefathers came to our shores to seek a new life and […]
Hand in Hand Beijing Restaurant: Xiao Long Bao is here to stay
With Sumosumo, Champagne, Mr Yakwang, Jems and our latest makankaki, lovejadeXiao Long Bao $6.50 for rack of 8 Some foods come and go, but I think in the case of Xiao Long Bao (XLB), it has gone past the stage of being a fad to becoming a firm favourite amongst Singaporeans. And I would not […]