China-Chinese Food

China-Chinese Food

For my ultimate love of ma la (麻辣) especially.
Wei Zhi Chiang
Wei Zhi Chiang

Haven’t had that many rou jia mo in SG, but enjoyed this! It was sufficiently flaky and crisp, and held a substantial amount of pork. The pork filling was braised thoroughly, not too fatty and didn’t have too strong a porky smell/taste. Kinda pricey, but would have this again! They also have these plain ($3 each, $4.50 for 2), with chicken ($4.50) and spicy beef ($6.50).

📍The Legendary La Mian Master 王師傅 拉麵小籠包
Queensway Shopping Centre
(1st Floor, Opp Janggut Laksa)

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They have 2 types of liang pi to choose from, apart from this spicy sauce & garlic, there’s also the Cold Noodle with Special Sesame Sauce 宫廷麻酱凉皮 ($4). Wouldn’t recommend it though, as their cold noodle strips were too hard, the kind that breaks off upon bite without a chew, and a pity they couldn’t soak up the flavours. The sauce itself was decent but a little too thick for our liking.

📍The Legendary La Mian Master 王師傅 拉麵小籠包
Queensway Shopping Centre
(1st Floor, Opp Janggut Laksa)

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Wouldn’t recommend this as it was unfortunately bland - though I guess it works if you just need something to go with the other heavier tasting dishes. Will try the noodles instead next time!

The chewy mung bean noodle is one of my favourites, so this is another dish I usually get here. They do a hot version with pork strips, while this one is more of a chilled salad kind of starter. It’s a tad bit more on the saltier end but very appetising, with a good crunch from the mix of cucumber, carrots.

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The one dish you must get here is this 番茄炒蛋! A very simple looking dish but not everyone does it this well - super creamy egg with sweet tomatoes that are seasoned nicely. Brought different groups of friends here and this is always very well-liked!

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Second visit to Zhang Liang. We ordered the same ma la broth as the first time we came, but a pity that it was way too salty this time round. Tried a new curly noodle (on the right) and it was better than the normal instant noodles that were a bit overcooked. It has a similar texture to that of Taiwan’s instant wide 拌面. They are pretty crowded during lunch on weekdays, so it’d be good to come after that peak!

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After a failed lunch that day, we went back to our trusty spot for noodles we know will satisfy. Tried something new this time, the soup noodles! Noodles in the soup sadly looses a bit of that chew, but their Japanese-like (yes Japanese! 😂) soup is nice to slurp on. Dumplings are the bite-sized kind, a slightly thicker skin but I like that it’s q. Filling is seasoned well, but if I had to choose, I like the chives pork one more, just cause I’m a huge fan of chives!

A9 is a very no-frills spot, so no fancy toppings, but it’s simple, comforting and the food is always whipped up quickly. Ps. Skip the mala and spicy savoury noodles + tea leaf eggs.

📍A9 面条 • 饺子 A9 Noodle Dumpling
Fortune Centre #03-17

Had huge cravings for 生煎包s!!! These can’t compare to the ones we had in China (omg 哑巴生煎 was amazinggg), but still very decent. They had well-seasoned flavourful meat filling + broth, though the broths in ours were sadly quite little. Skin on the bottom was a bit thick, but had a good crunch without being doughy! This platter comes with 2 pork and 2 prawn-pork ones. The prawn in each were pretty big but I’d stick to just the pork ones since they were equally satisfying and more affordable. The Signature Pan-fried Crispy Pork Soup Buns 招牌生煎 ($5.40) has all pork, while the Prawn Pan-Fried Buns 大虾生煎 ($9.20) are the ones with prawns. Would come back for these but probably skip the other items.

It gets crowded here quickly and the wait takes a while, but you can also find them at MBS’ food court!

Always head to yue hwa to get chinese snacks and food, and now there’s another option just around the area - Si Jia Ke 思家客! They have such a big range of items that it was slightly overwhelming (in the good way) to look through all 😂 On top of the variety, prices seem to be slightly cheaper than other shops too. Dropped by on a weekday morning so there wasn’t much of a crowd, but heard that it gets quite packed during the peak hours. They’re open 24/7.

📍思家客 Scarlett Supermarket
20 Trengganu Street #01-01C
Singapore 058479

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Bought a ShopBack voucher so we got this at $1! First time trying rou jia mo so didn’t have that much to compare to. Bread had a nice crust but thought the pork filling could be juicier to balance it out better, as it was quite dry. Filling was also quite porky, so it may not be for everyone. It’s pricey at its original price tag.

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Have been eyeing this for a while now and finally gave it a try! It’s a tiny stall among the other take-away food stalls just in front of People’s Park Complex - right next to the shop selling lots of bottled drinks. Think they only have this and grilled squid on the menu for now. The grilled cold noodles is made by grilling a sheet of noodle, topped with onions, chili, egg and sausage, before being cut up. Noodle texture is the more dense sort and has a bit of a chew. It’s saucy, spicy and sweet, a pretty addictive combination I must say! Not sure how authentic it is, but I liked it!

📍烤冷面 (Take-away Food Stall)
In Front of People’s Park Complex

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Have been coming back several times to takeaway this newest obsession of ours 😂 Still haven’t tried their meats, but definitely get their crunchy lotus slices, beancurd and cold skin noodles. It can get a bit oily depending on who’s doing the mix that day, but just let them know if you want less.

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