Sunday, March 09, 2014

Dong Bei Ren Jia (东北人家), Upper Cross Street

 Dong Bei Ren Jia, pi dong (皮冻)
 pi dong (皮冻) - pork rind in aspic

Dong Bei Ren Jia, cabbage pork dumplings
cabbage and pork dumplings (水饺)

 Dong Bei Ren Jia, man tou condensed milk
deep fried man tou with condensed milk

 Dong Bei Ren Jia, bean sprouts
big head bean sprouts stir fried with shredded pork and dried chilli

Dong Bei Ren Jia, mutton salted vegetable soup
mutton and salted vegetable soup

Dong Bei Ren Jia, guo bao rou (鍋包肉)
guo bao rou (鍋包肉) - sweet and sour pork

Dong Bei Ren Jia, cong you bing (葱油饼)
cong you bing (葱油饼) - spring onion pancakes

 Dong Bei Ren Jia, pumpkin deep fried with salted egg yolk and sugar
pumpkin deep fried with salted egg yolk and sugar

Just a quick one here. The food at Dong Bei Ren Jia (22 Upper Cross St, tel : +65 6224 5258) was not bad at all. The prices were affordable to boot. Both of which were evidenced by the full house and it was mostly filled by Chinese nationals. 

A few of items that I felt was more mention worthy included the salted vegetable soup with mutton which was tasty. Interestingly, there wasn't much flavour of the meat in the soup itself. The actual pieces of mutton were however nicely flavoured. For mutton lovers I meant.

Their sweet and sour pork rendition was nothing like the local variety. These were thin sliced pork, battered and fried to a light crisp that was a bit more sour (vinegary tang) than sweet. Very appetizing and no cloy. 

Bean sprouts were delicious and the deep fried pumpkin with salted yolk and sugar was interesting to say the least. The latter was surprisingly easy to pop into the mouth in spite of being deep fried.

Better make reservations if you want a table at dinner without having to wait.

Dong Bei Ren Jia (东北人家), Upper Cross Street

1 comment:

Linda said...

The cabbage and pork dumplings look amazing.