Hakka crispy pork ($11.80) ๐Ÿฅ“ 7/10

The pork was quite tender and certainly crispy on the outside, but overall not that special. It was a bit flat and small for its price.

Salted egg shrimp balls ($15.80) ๐Ÿค10/10

Golden perfection. These pre-peeled nuggets of joy were springy inside and oh-so-crispy outside. They were coated with a loving amount of glistening salted egg sauce.

I just think there were too few pieces (only 7) for its price but I'll overlook it seeing how these were the best damn salted egg prawns I've ever tasted.

Bamboo clams in garlic kumquat sauce ($12.80) ๐Ÿฆช 8/10

These bamboo clams were succulent and fresh but if you're not a fan of sour food, definitely DO NOT go for the garlic kumquat sauce. The pricks of citrusy sourness is too much for the average person to bear.

Sea bass in fried chye poh sauce ($9.90 special) ๐ŸŸ 7/10

The way you order fish here is kind of confusing -- you have to write on a chit:
1๏ธโƒฃ What kind of fish you want (which determines the dish's price)
2๏ธโƒฃ Whether you want your fish steamed or fried, and
3๏ธโƒฃ What sauce you want out of 6 sauces.

[yikes i think i've been writing too many emails]

When I ordered the 'fried chye poh sauce', I was expecting the ๆธฏๅผ่’ธ้ฑผ (cantonese fish) style with added crispy radish on top. Yes the radish was crispy but the sauce was simple diluted soy sauce.

Deep fried sea bass in nyonya assam ($22) ๐ŸŸ 7/10

Not a big fan of their assam here because everyone knows peranakan food is supposed to taste strong but this wasn't strong-flavoured enough. It was barely sour too.

I liked the crispiness of the fish -- judging by how long it took for them to cook the dish, it was definitely freshly fried. But I think it could have been crispier especially at the head and tail.

Dim sum here is always a treat (except the Chinese tea, which they charged us $4.80 per person ๐Ÿ˜’)

Special shoutout to the mango shrimp rolls ๐Ÿค (top right), which was a perfect marriage of crispy, sweet, and silky, and the fried pumpkin fritters with pork floss ๐ŸŽƒ (bottom right)!

The bolo buns ๐Ÿซ“ were also perfectly caramelised with that slightly crispy exterior, and of course the shrimp dumplings and siew mai ๐ŸฅŸ were on point too ๐Ÿคค

Oh -- and if you're wondering what's that carrot-looking thing, that's yam with some fried glutinous rice flour. Made it very chewy outside but not my cup of tea ๐Ÿ˜‚

Lunch sets here go at $16 for an order of noodles, dumplings, and drink. I know I've arrived really late to the party seeing as how @dumpling.darlings gained popularity months ago but I only recently got over a mild fear of dumplings ๐Ÿคฃ

At least I can say now that it's worth the hype! I actually really enjoyed the food and fusion bar ambience. The staff were friendly and there was great indie music playing too. Oh, and there's 30% off on #burpplebeyond !

Miso mushroom noodles ๐Ÿœ 8/10

These noodles look dry but they're full of moist earthiness and fresh mushrooms. I would've appreciated a little more sweetness to give more dimension to the umami miso flavour. Texture wise the noodles are perfect, with the crispy shallots, springy noodles, and absolutely beautiful ajitsuke tamago.

Sichuan pork noodles ๐Ÿœ 7.5/10

Compared to the miso mushroom noodles, these were notably drier. There was a definite "ma" taste from the pork's noodles but it was a bit jarring because it lacked a fiery flavour.

Passionfruit ginger soda ๐Ÿน6/10

This drink is basically sour passionfruit flesh at the bottom and topped with soda that wasn't sweet. Personally not my cup of tea because I wasn't expecting such a strong passionfruit flavour. At least, I expected the soda to be sweet to balance out the iconic piquant of passionfruit.

Salted plum pu-erh ๐Ÿบ 7/10 (not pictured)

This dark-coloured drink came with foam on top as if it were a mug of stout. When you drink it, however, the overwhelming salinity is quite a shock to the senses. Only order this if you really adore savoury drinks.

Fried Pierogi dumplings ๐ŸฅŸ 8/10

These polish dumplings featured a deep fried exterior holding together creamy potato and bacon. They're served atop a smidge of siracha mayo. Not sure about its authenticity but these sure were delicious!

Smoked duck dumplings ๐ŸฅŸ 9/10

The chopped up morsels of duck provided ample bursts of smokiness in between crunchy bites of caramelised leek. The heaviness of the smoked meats was countervailed by the sharp balsamic vinegar and rocket salad on top.

Overall, I found the food here rather exciting and refreshing. There were so many flavours in each set (eg. Earthy noodles, smoky duck dumplings, crispy shallots, soft ramen egg) that I was spoiled for choice!

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Heard about this through the ็™พๅนด @bainiansg telegram group which boasted this reasonably sized bowl of creamy bee hoon and numerous seafood toppings. I found the prawns, clams, crab meatballs and abalone quite firm and fresh, but the real show stopper was the rich soup! The soup wasn't "cheesy" in the sense that it was thick and stringy -- instead, it was watery but tasty in a milky way. Slurped every last drop, but it's a bit small so I wouldn't pay full price for it!

I've probably have said it 10 times but love how immersive this restaurant is and how good their food is, too. The pork shoulder here has tender meat that falls apart from the bone and lots of tendon. To top it all off, it even features crispy skin that packs a decadent crunch!
ยฎ๏ธ: 9/10

๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ everyone's jaws absolutely dropped when this arrived on the table because it looked so ridiculously decadent yet mysterious. It even came with a totally extra centrepiece made with sugar to really amp up that wow factor! The flesh within the piles of cereal were huge and even our team of 11 people couldn't finish everything. The cereal was also really tasty and crunchy! This take on the tze char classic was a real showstopper at Long Beach!

๐Ÿคค What really leaves an /impression/ at Nanjing impressions is the roast duck. With its crispy skin, succulent melt-in-your-mouth meat and tasty, rich sauce, you'll never need to order another dish here again... In fact, my family ordered this $60+ dish by mistake for just 4 people. We really were waddling out of the restaurant afterwards!

Been craving this so bad as well. ๐Ÿœ Tim ho wan is one of my favourite dim sum places because of their delicious caramelised BBQ pork bun!

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