Chinese Restaurant

Chinese Restaurant

Featuring Dian Xiao Er (Jem), Beaulieu House Restaurant, Lotus Garden, Tsui Wah (Jem), Tung Lok Seafood @ Arena Country Club, Beng Hiang Restaurant, Jia Wei Chinese Restaurant @ Grand Mercure Roxy Hotel
Wilson Foo
Wilson Foo

Been eating this since 1995, first in Hong Kong, then in Shanghai when they expanded to China and later in Singapore when they reached our shores. I can say that the food is very similar in all three countries, whenever you find the same items in the menu.

The ubiquitous egg and luncheon meat sandwich of char chan tiengs in Hong Kong has been taken one notch up by Tsui Wah. The bread is incredibly soft, the egg is cooked just past runny and the luncheon meat is a thick cut.

Lots more interesting items which I will describe in separate posts if I have some spare time. Regrettably, they did not have 菠萝包and fishball mi xian at this new outlet in Jem.

Must go back to try everything on the menu!

Traditional Hokkien Restaurant. Ordered their braised pork buns for take away. The buns were still warm and fluffy when I got back. Added some Chinese celery to improve the taste of the braised pork. You can also try pickled vegetables. The meat comes with a layer of fat but most of it is lean. It’s sweet with taste of cinnamon and star anise.

One of the best braised pork buns in Singapore. Once dine in is allowed, will come back with family so that I can order more dishes like their Fried Hokkien Noodles and Prawn Fritters.

Our go to place whenever we crave Angelica Roast Duck. The other dish we like is Thai Lemon Fried Baby Kailan. But this price is getting more and more expensive every year. Maybe that’s why the place is no longer as crowded as before. I can’t even remember when was the last time I had to queue to get a table at meal times.

Beaulieu House is located within Sembawang Park. A pre-war colonial house converted into a restaurant, it is a house steeped in history. But of course I was there for the food. Their specialty includes La-la Clams with Ginger and Chinese Wine, Mongolian Chicken Drumlets, Chilli Crab....

Food tastes good as per their reputation. The drumlets were coated with a sweet and sour sauce that had a hint of spices. The crab was moderately expensive but packed with solid meat. La-la Clams were only so so because some of us found the soup a tad too salty.

But the location is unique and the architecture of the house and its various antiquated collector items are so interesting, I am sure I’ll be back with another group of friends. Sooner rather than later.

Been eating here even when they were located at Taman Jurong area in the now defunct Jurong swimming pool.

Been to their new outlet twice since they moved to Newest. Food tastes the same but I wonder if this new outlet can last because of poor footfall. Hope for the best and meanwhile I will continue to enjoy their Fish Maw with Prawns, Fried Kenyan Bean, Steamed Fish, Tom Yum Soup and Roast Chicken.

Tucked away in Arena Country Club is one of Tung Lok’s branches. Place is a bit run down but it still has some of the best Chinese food (imagine the atas type) in Jurong. But expensive.

Have known this restaurant forever but stopped visiting since COVID. So sad to see the hotel it is attached to is now a SHN hotel. But it is surviving.

Anyway, Jia Wei is know for its home styled cooking. The highlight of the evening has to be the Soon Hock soup and the Grandma Fried Bee Hoon.

I will go back as often as I can, just for these two dishes.

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