Chinese Like My Soul

Chinese Like My Soul

Featuring Swee Choon (Jalan Besar), Legendary Hong Kong (Jurong Point), Hai Tien Lo, Imperial Treasure Noodle & Congee House (ION Orchard), Dong Bei Ren Jia, Victor's Kitchen (Chinatown Point), Putien (VivoCity), Soup Restaurant (VivoCity), Putien (Raffles City), Biang Biang Noodles Xi'an Famous Food
aggs & xi :D
aggs & xi :D

Crispy noodles! Gave me wedding dinner (Chinese restaurant/menu) vibes. The prawn and clams were decently fresh, and properly cooked, not mushy or over cooked. Some of the fish slices were a little fishy tho. But the sauce was very flavourful without coming off too strong/heavy, I liked it! Not too starchy/goopy as well. A nice lunch option.

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Pork belly slices were thinly sliced, didn’t taste super fatty / sinful bc of how thin it was. The sauce wasn’t very spicy, just a bit of heat. Cucumbers were thinly sliced too, pretty tasty. I only had a slice of pork & cucumber bc I was so full from the noodles, but I wouldn’t mind having more if I had more stomach space, it’s a pretty decent side!

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The biangbiang noodles were the THICKEST I’ve ever had, some parts were pulled nicely and had that wonderful chewy texture. But the other parts were not as chewy and qq. I opted for no chilli, and the sauce served was similar to oil spill noodles, but it didn’t feel as oily 👍🏼 The cubed pork was flavourful, most pieces were nice & tender even tho they were lean, but some were a tad dry. The tomato eggs were tasty too, tangy from the tomatoes and the eggs were not overcooked! There were blanched xiaobaicai and the bowl was topped with fresh shredded cucumber, scallions and minced garlic. A very filling bowl - I gave a big pile of noodles to my bf but I was still stuffed. Overall, pretty pleased with this! Comparing to huangtudi xi an delights at clementi, the noodles were slightly nicer at huangtudi but the ingredients here are muchhh better - huangtudi’s eggs and meat were not to my preference. Tho the best noodles to me are still those from restaurant Aisyah, hands down.

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I enjoyed this simple dish! The beancurd skin is very yummy and the ingredients were nicely stir fried also. We ordered this as my favourite spinach was oos, but this was a rather tasty veg dish that served as a good enough replacement.

This was quite nice! Fish was tender inside and skin crisp. But portion is rather small, if sharing you’ll just a small piece each!

The soup had a light flavour, not salty and tasted rather natural. The bean curd has a texture different from the regular tofu puffs/taupok I eat. It’s something different from what I usually get from putien, and I won’t mind getting it again.

Errr these weren’t very crispy so it was ok only. Flavour is alright - there are oysters, cabbage celery, green onions, carrots & shrimp in there. But the lack of a hot & crispy pancake detracted from the enjoyment.

The fish was quite succulent (no fishy taste!), and the soup light but flavourful. A very warm and comforting dish to have especially on a cold day!

This was alright tho nothing impressive. Got this when putien was 1-4-1 on burpple! Decided to try only because of the 1-4-1, the carb I would usually go for is the heng hwa bee hoon. I rly don't have much to say except that the rice was not mushy haha

Their sweet & sour pork is by far the most tender one I've had in a while, and it isn't fatty so I find it v enjoyable. There's a very slight crisp - I'm a crunch kinda girl so if I were to nitpick I would have preferred something more crunchy. But still, it's v good! They use lychees instead of pineapples which is smth different compared to regular ssp; I like that they give a considerable amount of bell peppers/onions too!

Charsiew was good as usual, and all of the pieces were beautifully caramelised (no burnt tops this time!) so I was extra happy.

Roast duck skin could be crisper but flavour was good; duck meat was decently tender but a bit gamey for me - solved that by dipping it into the plum sauce.

Siew yoke was tender but i found the bottom layer salty, the middle and top sections were fine. The crackly top was crunchy for some pieces, but not for the rest. But gotta say, this is one of the least salty siewyokes (other than the one my dad makes 😍) I've had!

Also I feel like the portions are damn generous for the price point?? Oh and the noodles were springier this time and tasted really good! I'm not a fan of the soup but my bf likes it - there's dried scallop in there!

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Waaaaa I’m so happy this is in such a remote location because it means that it won’t get crowded!! Their charsiew is bujiantian by default, and it’s very delish - good proportion of fat to lean, nice caramelisation (tho for some pieces they were burnt at the top), tender and juicy throughout. The noodles were quite springy and came with a light soy(?) sauce + lard oil which made it super flavourful. Those who love lard y’all will be pleased because they gave a lot of lard pieces, I don’t usually eat but I wanted to try some and while some were crunchy, there were some that weren’t. They blanch the kailan quite nicely. Not a fan of both the boiled and fried wantons, boiled ones were decently filled but they were ok only, and I didn’t like the wanton skin, was a bit too alkaliny for me. Also there’s half a hanjuku egg. I love that they give green chili!!

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