Thursday, September 09, 2021

Xing Hua (兴化), Tiong Bahru Plaza

Xing Hua (兴化), Tiong Bahru Plaza

This shop is located next to Nana Curry. We've noticed them (#02-110 Tiong Bahru Plaza, 302 Tiong Bahru Road) for a while now. Curiosity prevailed and we wanted to know if they were good. 

Xing Hua (兴化), sweet & sour pork

Their sweet & sour pork with lychee was competently done. Some of the pieces were fatty pork belly and others were lean meat but they all had a good crusty surface from the deep fry. Easily one of the better sweet & sour pork we've had in recent times. My only gripe was that the lychees weren't stir fried with the pork. I know because they were the only items on the plate that was slightly chilled. 

Xing Hua (兴化), heng hwa bee hoon

The short of it was they did a pretty tasty and savoury Heng Hwa bee hoon. Flavour was much more intense than the one from Putien Delights but the quality wasn't the level which Putien is at. Then again, neither was the price. They also didn't use those Duotou clams here. That being said, I'd happily eat this again. 

Xing Hua (兴化), ma zu mee sua

Never had Mazu mee sua before so I haven't any comparisons. This was essentially the broth-y version of the Heng Hwa bee hoon with mee sua instead of bee hoon. That broth had a similar taste profile with a cabbage-y sweetness like the white lor mee we've had at Old House. Not bad.

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