Chinese

Chinese

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Timo WK
Timo WK

This stall has been around for some time but I have never had the opportunity to try out their food.

The noodles has the right amount of firmness and springiness, and are topped with tender slices of beef.

But the real star of this dish would be the soup. Don't let the clear soup fool you, its flavour packs a punch. Moreover, the flavour profile of the soup is rather unique; it reminds me of the dishes that I had in China. You would be hard pressed to name another local place which serves beef noodles with a similar flavour profile. 😋

Got this for lunch during one of the weekdays. It was pretty satisfying overall with distinct enough wokhei (the beansprouts were slightly charred), and topped with a combination of squid, fish slices and shrimps.

A robust, quick and satisfying lunch before it's back to work. Will order again !😄

Steamed Horfun with prawns, shredded chicken and mushrooms. The horfun is steamed so understandably there's no wok hei to look forward to, but it's mixed with a savoury dark sauce that's fairly flavourful. Prawns were fresh and peeled (that's a nice touch) and the shredded chicken was not too bad.

It's a decent bowl, but I would rather stick with the signature hor fun in future.

First time trying old wife biscuit and my, was I in for a pleasant surprise.

The winter melon filling was just the right amount of sweetness for me, and I enjoyed the buttery and flaky crust. Didn't expect the biscuit to be that soft though. My personal preference is that the biscuit tastes better when it's still warm.

This box was purchased from their branch at raffles city though but I couldn't find the pinned location. $15 for a box of six biscuits.

Decent bowl of noodles with noddles that were qq, although the flavour profile could have been stronger. Priced at $12.90 (drink included), you get noodles, mince meat, some char siew, fried wantons, steamed wantons and shrimp, along with what appears to be abalone slices (?) in the soup.

This was made much more worth it with the burpple one for one deal.

I have never ever tasted duck served in such a manner before. That said, this was a really addictive dish (approx $15.90) - crispy duck that's fried with spices and served with toasted nuts and a heap of chilli and ginger.

If this dish was packaged like bags of chips and sold in the supermarket, I would stock up multiple bags of these at home. 😋🦆

As someone who loves different kinds of mushrooms, I had to try this dish even though the price tag of $25.90 for mushrooms alone made me think twice.

The wild porcini mushrooms were stir fried such that they were slightly crispy and yet retained some moisture within. The spices that were mixed with the mushrooms gave the dish a unique umami flavour profile, one which I don't think can be easily found elsewhere in Singapore or in our local cuisine.

Will I order this dish again? That's a definitive yes for me, but do note that this is coming from someone who loves and appreciates mushrooms in general. Some may find the price a little too steep for mushrooms alone (wild or otherwise).

In contrast with its steampot chicken soup counterpart, the broth here is really thick and infused with the goodness and sweetness of seafood. There were clams, prawns and meatballs in the dish.

Upon being served, the waitress added what appears to be crispy rice pops into the broth. The crispy rice pops provided a jarring yet interesting contrast with the mushier grains of rice in the broth. This added a different dimension and mouth feel to the entire dish. Would totally recommend this dish (approx $18.90)!

FYI, there's more to the dish than shown in the picture. The picture was taken in the middle of the meal.

I was informed by the waitress that this pot of chicken soup was prepared without even a single drop of water 😮 Apparently, a pressure steaming technique is employed and the soup is derived from the condensation alone.

The soup was flavourful and yet clear and delicate at the same time; absolutely perfect for the current chilly weather.😋😍 Priced at approx $23.90, I wouldn't say it's exactly cheap but I guarantee that it's worth it.

The restaurant also provides a separate plate with beansprouts, slices or red chilli and pepper corn. The chicken pieces in the soup are meant to be placed in the said plate before being drizzled with the mala-like sauce. For those who are not used to spicy food, no worries, the sauce isn't that spicy (微辣/小辣).

I understand that the soup may run out during the course of the dinner sitting. So do get them to reserve the soup for you first, while you mull over your choice of other dishes from the menu.

Crispy fried exterior with fairly plump oysters in each cake. Apparently, this seasonal dish is fried and cooked only upon ordering. The oyster cakes were served with a sauce that had a hint of sweetness.

The oyster cakes, while good on their own, were elevated after dipping into the sauce. Definitely recommend others to try !

Ordered this as a novelty; never tasted a dish pairing yam and duck before.

Overall, while the yam had a crisp outer skin, the duck was a little on the dry side. However, the dish was still flavourful and decent.

Generally I don't order egg plants when eating outside as it tends to be a little too bland for my liking. Nevertheless, decided to give this a shot. The batter was light and crispy. It was not overly oily and I wonder if this could be attributed to the pairing with the pork floss to soak up some of the excess oil. The pork floss also gave the dish a good hint of sweetness.

A small plate ($17.90) is more than sufficient as a dish to be shared by 2 to 3 people.

Timo WK

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