Sunday, November 10, 2013

Jing Hua Restaurant (京华小吃), Neil Road

Jing Hua Restaurant (京华小吃), guo tie

Wow, these pan fried guo tie from Jing Hua (21 Neil Road, tel : +65 6221 3060) were really really good. They were flavours of nostalgia for me having grown up with the ones from Tian Jin Fong Kee down at People's Park. These had that exact crisp and umami taste from the savoury stuffing of meat and greens. The shape was just a little odd as the dumplings looked like they've had their ends chopped off.

If not for anything else, I'd definitely come back just for them pot stickers again.

Jing Hua Restaurant (京华小吃), zha jiang mian

Their zha jiang mian was a little disappointing. The gravy had a little too much starch and not robust enough flavour. The chilli paste condiment they provide on table side helped but we've had better.

Jing Hua Restaurant (京华小吃), xiao long bao

This rocks as well. Taste a little different most xiao long bao althought what exactly differs eluded me. The meat stuffing weren't as tightly packed and the dumplings as a whole were good enough on their own without the usual vinegar dip.

Jing Hua Restaurant (京华小吃), zha jiang mian

There wasn't much for desserts in this restaurant. We ordered tang yuan in osmanthus soup. The flavour caught us off as it tasted very much like rose rather than what we had in mind for osmanthus. I mean Paul Smith's Rose kind of rose. It's nice though.

Will definitely be back.

1 comment:

red fir said...

I read somewhere that a traditional guo tie is shaped like this, longer and thinner & with both ends left open, as opposed to jian jiao 煎饺 which are the usual crescent shaped "guo tie" we get elsewhere.