Joyden Canton Kitchen @ Hillv2, Hillview Rise

 

Our Yummilicious Cantonese Dinner tonight!

PB suggested checking out this place recommended by his col at Hillview Rise. Where exactly is Hillview Rise? Though I stay in Singapore, there are still many places that are foreign to me since we Singaporeans are just too busy working (maybe I am speaking for myself) ! 😛  PB was on the expressways for so long that I started looking at the road signs and asking if we heading to Bukit Batok or Bukit Timah and why is it talking so long to get there? Feels like the donkey in Shrek who kept asking “Are we there yet?” 😛

My distraction on the way –  Beautiful clouds on our way there. Pretty ulu place and if not for PB driving there, I probably wouldn’t know where it is.

It was dark when we reached and the queue for the carpark was pretty long.

The store guide of HillV2.

There are almost everything here! From dentist to optometrist, laundry cleaning services to Pet Lovers Centre, Spa and massage to hair and beauty,  and not forgetting all the food places like Black Angus Steakhouse, Cedele, Dean & Deluca, Chic-a-boo Fried Chicken, Wine Connection Bistro, Dagiya Gogiya Korean food, etc.

Upon getting to the 2nd Floor where Joyden was located, the surrounding kinda transported me to Johor Premium Outlet (JPO) as it was an outdoor setting with trees and a water fountain for children to play with.

Joyden is located at one end of Hillv2 which is essentially a new mall for the Hillview area.  There are even shuttle buses to bring the residents to this mall to eat/chill/see doc/attend to pets’ needs/get their grocery done.

Joyden Canton Kitchen Menu at the entrance

Part of the interior where we were ushered to

A very tempting dim sum menu on the table!  I want to eat dim sum! (not available for dinner though)

Joyden serves Cantonese cuisine that originated from Guangdong, China. You can read about it in the menu

Menu – Signature Cantonese Roast Meat.

Salivating already right? 😛

Menu – Appetizers

Menu – Meat Specialty

Menu – Vegetables

Menu – Beancurd and Egg

Menu – Rice and Noodles

After looking through some of the menu, we were already tempted by so many dishes but with only 3 of us, we really have to control!

Started off with a Homemade Winter Melon Drink, $4.

A tad too sweet for me.

First came the Signature Traditional Rice Vermicelli with Poached Egg White, Crabmeat and Scallop, $ 15.80

The service staff helping us to toss in the raw egg yolk

The well tossed dish.

The rice vermicelli has a “wok hei” fragrance and the poached egg white, crab meat, and scallops was done so nicely that it just goes so smoothly and well with the bee hoon.

My smooth and yummy rice vermicelli. Like!

Next came this very normal looking pot

 

Viola!

Service staff helping us to mix the contents in the sizzling hot claypot so that they do not stick to it

 

Fish Maw and Prawns with Glass Noodles in Homemade XO Sauce, $18.80

Another recommended dish. There were about 6 prawns in the pot and the fish maw were very visible. The XO sauce tinged it with a bit of heat and it should be acceptable for most people. Worth a try.

This is one item that I would regret if I had not added it on!

Chicken with Fresh Huai Shan and Wolfberry in Old Coconut Soup ($12.80). Serves 2-3 Pax

A Foshan classic,fresh hui shan and kampong chicken are slow cooked in an old coconut to extract the goodness of all the ingredients.

My portion of the soup.

The coconut empties out to 3 small bowls, just nice for the 3 of us. Very Simple,aromatic, Sweet, clear and tasty! I can have this for dinner everyday! Love it!

Braised Pork Ribs in Aged Mandarin Peel Sauce ($16.80)

The pork rib was really tender and seemed to melt in your mouth. The aged mandarin peel sauce was a little too strong to the extend of being a little bitter on the pork rib but if you like mandarin orange, this will be a perfect dish for you.

PB wanted this dish – Hong Kong Kailan Cooked Two Styles, $13.80

The leaves were crispy and the stem was blanched and drizzled with some sauce.

Another must order –  Signature Traditional Hakka Salt Poached Farm Chicken, $17

Served with their home made ginger sauce.

The chicken was steeped in a salt and herbal stock to absorb the flavours before being served at room temperature. It was juicy and tender and you can taste the saltiness but nothing that the ginger sauce cannot help to naturalise 😛 If you do not like ginger, the chicken is also good on its own.

Wet Towel, $0.30 each

Our meal came up to $124.06 after factoring in 10% Service charge and 7% GST, slightly on the pricey side as the portions are in fixed sizes so if you want variety while dining in a small group, you know where you are heading. A good size to dine would be 5-6 pax for the portions served. If you do not like to have an attentive staff within 10 steps from you while you eat, my suggestion is to go there for dinner early as the restaurant is pretty empty by 9pm on the Saturday night that we visited! Wanna visit again for the dim sum!

Joyden Canton Kitchen
4 Hillview Rise, #02-21
Singapore 667979
Tel: 6465 9988 (they do not take reservations)
Opening Hours: 1130am – 930pm (Daily), last order at 9pm
Dim Sum is available from 1130am – 430pm, last order at 3.45pm
Website: http://www.joydencantonkitchen.com.sg

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