Established in 1989, Jing Hua Xiao Chi (京华小吃) opened its flagship outlet at “Qun Zhong Eating House”. In 2013, it introduced its second venue at Bugis Village to cater to the younger audience. To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Jing Hua opens a brand new outlet at Palais Renaissance to continue serving home-style dishes that have been passed on through two generations.
One unique feature of the restaurant would be the 7-metre bar which offers traditional Chinese teas such as Pu’er tea, or Chinese Shao Hsing wine, German beers to even international whiskies and cognacs. Or be like me, try their Chambord Soda ($13++ per glass) to perk you up before the meal.
Their signature Xiao Long Bao or also adorably named as Little Juicy Steamed Meat Dumplings ($8.80++ for 8 pieces). Stuffed with minced pork and broth, the skin is thin but firm, would be better with more broth in each dumpling.
The Pan Fried Mixed Seafood & Pork Dumplings ($6.50 for 6 pieces/$9.50++ for 10 pieces) is the highlight of the day. Every piece is generously stuffed with pork, crab, shrimp and chives. The gyoza are nicely charred and crispy, while the meat stuffing still retains its juiciness. These babies are super addictive and I wouldn’t mind coming back again just for them! bigsmile
The Chinese Pizza ($10.80++) is pan-fried in the traditional Chinese pancake style. The crispy skin complements well with the meat stuffing, it’s super satisfying to hear that crunch when I bite into it! smile
Boiled Mixed Seafood and Pork Dumplings ($9++ for 10 pieces) suits those who are looking for a healthier choice.
Noodle with Minced Pork & Soya Bean Sauce ($6.80++) is like jajangmyeon in Chinese style. I can totally understand why the Koreans love them so much. The noodles are springy but I do feel that the sauce can be more savoury to suit my strong palate. tongue
The Crispy Red Bean Pancake ($10.50++) taste best when served warm. The pancake is soft on the inside but crispy on the outside. Sedap! smile
The meal ended with a bowl of Sweet Osmanthus Flower Rice Ball Soup ($4++) with different fillings like red bean, peanut and yam. The soup was light and fragrant but I still prefer the traditional ah balling with ginger soup. Yums!
390 Orchard Road
Palais Renaissance #B1-04/05
Tel: (65) 6733 8231