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Chinese🍲🥟

Includes a diverse range of Chinese food - 饭,面,饺子 & many more!🍚🍜🥟 Ratings take into consideration price of the dish, quality of the dish, and overall service and ambience of the location if applicable!🌟
Jaslyn T.
Jaslyn T.

Without the lunch set, an ala carte set of 5 Sichuan dumplings would cost $8.
I loved this the most. Delicious boiled dumplings doused in a good amount of spice and vinegar Sichuan sauce. Think your usual hong you cha shou but even better and tastier (and somehow, less oily). Would come back for it😜
Dumpling darlings gets crowded during peak hours, recommend to reserve when able!
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Choosing the XO Prawn noodles over the other noodle options requires a top up of $4. This is probably because of the three shelled prawns given in the huge bowl of noodles. The noodles were lathered in a strong seafood smell which further requires an acquired taste. Deshelling the prawns were a pain, and while it went great with the noodles, as a whole it did not seem to match up with the expectations of a flavourful bowl of seafood noodles. A decent and maybe delicious bowl of noodles to some, but definitely still worth a try.
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The $16 weekday lunch set comes with noodles, a plate of 4 dumplings and a drink. However, for the prawn and crab dumplings, a top up of $2 has to be made. This is new on the menu, yet was arguably unimpressive. The shredded pieces of prawn and crab felt like floss to me, and the fried outer layer did not seem to pair well with it. I’m not sure, but perhaps a steamed option may work out fine or even better as well. Nonetheless, it’s worth a try for seafood dumpling lovers!
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Dumpling Darlings offer a lunch set with a price base of $16, including a bowl of noodles that comes with a ramen egg, a gang of 4 dumplings, and a drink of choice.
Usually, this bowl of Sichuan pork noodles cost $6 at ala carte with $1.50 top up for a ramen egg.
Albeit slightly disappointed at how it didn’t really live up to the Sichuan spicy kick, this bowl was rather flavourful with generous amounts of minced pork and what I believe is crispy shallots. With a good amount of ingredients and crunch in each bite, this bowl of noodles was simply delicious. I have to say, the portion was huge as well!
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Roast duck rice but instead of having it in your good ol’ hawker centre, have it in a restaurant housed in a shopping mall (bearing of course, a higher price). Duckland is a concept restaurant by TungLok, offering a range of dishes surrounding one type of meat - (surprise) duck.
Paying $12 for duck rice is definitely not a good deal - but I had to try it for myself to see what so special for it to be served at an exorbitant price.
To be fair, this plate tasted better than it looks. It looks and feels plain, and somehow, rather disappointing. The rice tasted healthy - it wasn’t the extremely oily rice you’d get from your local chicken rice stall. At that added dash of yellow corn further gave a healthier kick to it. I for one enjoyed the salted vegetables on the side like always, but for duckland this wasn’t anything special that stood out from other stalls.
Onto the main piece, the duck. The sauce was light yet flavourful. However, I can only lament at how stingy they were. The juice covered bits of the duck, and eating it with the rice just made the overall experience feel dry. Personally, I would prefer more sauce at my disposal, and not having to scrimp and save the sauce to make sure I get an ~even~ eating experience.
The meat itself is tender, and of course with the bones removed I can’t complain much. Yet, the portion was arguably small for a $12 plate. Furthermore, priding themselves on the fact that their ducks are Irish bred, I really couldn’t see an advantage. Taste and flavour wise, I would definitely prefer the roast duck outside. Unless they meant for Irish duck to be lean, then I Guess it did fulfil the condition. Nonetheless, the duck was a good balance of tough and tender, and eating it did not spark too much negative feelings.
I think the only gripe I have is the relatively exorbitant price for such a meal, but what can I say - restaurant price for a restaurant style dish in a restaurant. I guess everything is ultimately worth a try, and the beauty of duck will always be in the eye of the beholder.
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Always lazy to review Dim Sum because I have to take a picture of every dish that comes my way... this time I took only one from Tim Ho Wan because it was my first time trying it! (The usuals include their pork bun/siew mai).
It came piping hot and evidently freshly fried. Great aroma as well. Hot and crispy, filling was generous, with shrimps, and even some vegetables in it. Admittedly, this dish was doused with oil and really made you feel that fullness and bloat when you have more than you should. So highly recommended for sharing with at least 3 or more pax; or at least limit yourself to just 2 halves?🤣 still entirely depends on you🤣 nonetheless, while Tim Ho Wan’s Dim Sum are relatively acceptable on my standards, I personally think that they fall on the pricier side. Yet, considering how most of their stalls are located in shopping Malls, it is barely a surprise.
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The priciest tofu of the list but it looked too good not to miss. Outer texture wasn’t as fried as expected, but I guess in the spirit of healthier food that is alright. Tofu was extremely silky which paired with white rice really well. Sauce was starchy but flavourful because of the gravy and minced pork. Enjoyed this dish, however, still think that the price point is on the high side🤯
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Flavourful, light, and comforting bowl of soup. A bowl of soup to accompany a number of Chinese dishes they offer, Lao Huo Tang has everything you need for a simple Chinese meal that satisfies all palates. The meat was tender, albeit slightly fatty in some parts, lotus root pieces were generous, and the peanut elevated the overall flavour of the soup (though I didn’t think it was necessary). Best part? You get to refill the soup once for free.
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Topped with an egg for a creamy finish, this combination of pork belly and roasted pork noodles was rather decent. $9.90 to try a bit of their famous meats is considered rather affordable for a quasi-restaurant vibe. The pork belly char siew had a good char and sweetness to it. The roasted pork didn’t stand out much to be. Perhaps the cut was too thick to my liking, but the meat and roast finish wasn’t that flavourful as well.
Overall, nothing much to rave about. Your humble neighbourhood roasted delights shop may just as well suffice.
P.S. The egg may go better with rice as well.
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For some reason, it seems like I’ve only seen this dish at the Jewel branch, so I’ve decided to give it a try. It was delicious! Tangy noodles in chilli oil with wantons. It’s like their spicy wantons in vinegar oil but slightly different. If you desire more spiciness or vinegar flavour you can just add more flavour to it with the sauces! Hope this is available at more branches.
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I like this fried rice, it isn’t too oily unlike the fried rice in Din Tai Fung, but for $14.90, there were only a few tiny frozen shrimps which makes it less worth it. Nonetheless, both flavour and texture is good, and I would definitely buy this again. Served in a claypot, it keeps the rice nice and piping hot as you eat them with your other ingredients.
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Delicious beancurd with amazing texture, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Love the crispy chai po that adds not just additional texture to it but more flavour to it as well. Together with the light sauce and chilli padi, the flavours blend it very well together with the beancurd.
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