Chinese Like My Soul

Chinese Like My Soul

Featuring Swee Choon Dim Sum, Legendary Hong Kong, Hai Tien Lo, Imperial Treasure Noodle & Congee House (ION Orchard), Putien (VivoCity), Yin Ji 银记肠粉店, Victor's Kitchen (Chinatown Point), Soup Restaurant (VivoCity), Putien (Raffles City), Treasures Yi Dian Xin (Raffles City)
aggs & xi :D
aggs & xi :D

Thought this was pretty good! With burpple we paid about $8.50 per pax. The hand-pulled noodles had a good bite, and was tasty after being tossed in the sauce. There were lots of marinated chopped mushroom, and “korean” beansprout (those with the enlarged seed leaves). The bouncy ebiko prawn balls were served in a hearty tomato soup, reminiscent of the haidilao soup base. We were quite satisfied with our meal! Will definitely revisit :) They allow for takeaways + burpple seals, so it’s a good lunch option!

This was refreshing, but we didn’t think it was a v good avo juice because jackfruit has strong flavours and it overwhelmed the avo taste. Personally I don’t really order drinks outside because they fill me up quickly and I would rather have water, so probably wouldn’t get this again.

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This was nice but not particularly impressive, there’s the sweetness of the corn and the “pancake” is chewy but not doughy. Wouldn’t mind getting it again, but it isn’t a must-order either.

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Didn’t really like this, the seasoning on top was too much - too salty / reminiscent of msg. The good thing is that it didn’t rly penetrate through the fish, so if you lift the skin the fish meat is still relatively white and untainted. But it still tasted average, so I’ll say save your money and get some other fish.

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This was not bad as well, chicken soup was clear and light but tasty. There’s a lot of chicken that came with it, and served with some lightly seasoned beansprouts.

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I usually don’t order salted egg anything, but this was really delicious! Salted egg sauce was hearty and creamy, coated the big crunchy prawns nicely such that it didn’t feel jelat. Enjoyed this very much :)

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Was quite good, broth was rich with the seafoody briny sweetness. Came with crunchy prawns, meatballs and clams. But what did it for me was the crispy rice bits that managed to retain its crispness even after being poured into the pot for some time!

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The flavours for all three dishes were SOSO overpowering (in a yummy way). I really enjoyed the la zi ji and there were actually chicken cubes with meat rather than just the crispy skin (I have tried the la zi ji at another famous shop in Chinatown and I’ve got to say that chong qing did it better). Also, the chicken had a numbing mala taste and was actually pretty spicy. French beans tasted fresh (ain’t those scrawny french beans served at certain restaurants) and the savoury minced pork bits complemented the veg v v well.

Also I think they are famous for their grilled fish which we didn’t manage to try this time round but will def be back to try it!! 😍

I love the tofu so much the cereal oat has a salty savoury flavour profile compared to the usual sweet cereal dishes served at other places and this kept me wanting more oat haha the tofu is nicely fried nothing to complain about but the cereal itself was the highlight for me!

Our first vegetarian restaurant feature and green-on-earth is pretty solid!! They are famous for their mlxg so ofc we had to get it. Paid $37 for the bowl which fed 5 of us pretty well. We got the xiao la and the spice level was just nice, I could taste more of the “ma” and honestly this is the best vegetarian mala I have ever tried, taste just like a non-veg mlxg but not as oily (no hint of ingredients being drenched in oil) and yet still flavourful with each bite!

The whole place has a very ‘big malaysian dim sum ballroom’ kind of vibe; it’s very old school. Upon being seated, we were immediately greeted by aunties & uncles who came by with food on pushcart trays, which is how you order here. Food here is decent, with some hits and misses.

Items I enjoyed: fried youtiao stuffed with prawn paste, egg tarts (it isn’t served warm but the pastry is still crisp!), soft shell crab ($9+; these were very tasty).

The liushabao was much bigger than expected, not the best but there was still a relatively lava & buttery custard filling. Ccf & siew mai were alright.

Don’t recommend: hargow (skin was a little thick), pan fried carrot cake (texture was off), and the baked charsiew sou (neither the filling nor pastry was nice).

Will be back to try other items, I like the vibe! Come earlier (before the lunch crowd hits) to avoid the queue :)

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This was quite nice, and the price after 1-4-1 is reasonable. Noodles were rather springy and went well with the tasty savoury sauce, which wasn’t too salty. Pork slices were ~70% lean 30% fat - they weren’t dry and had some char, but nothing outstanding either. The bowl was rounded up with a truffle onsen egg, blanched kailan, crab meat (this didn’t really add value I feel), and topped with garlic crisps. Overall a pretty decent bowl of noodles, would return for this!

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