Back to Jing Hua Xiao Chi for these morsels of pan-fried dumplings!
Main Entrance of the original shop
Founded at its current location at 21 Neil Road in 1989, Jing Hua Xiao Chi has since expanded to 3 countries, namely Singapore (in Bugis, Chinatown and Orchard), Japan (Ginza, Tsukuba and Hakuba) and Italy (in Milan)! WOW!
View of 2nd portion of the original shop.
Located in a cluster of preserved shop houses, steps are aplenty here so do be careful when walking and trying to locate the shop as the main road is blocked by some road works for the Thomson Line.
Part of the interior from where we were seated.
The refreshed menu since I last visited, looking more modern and enticing with the food pictures! It also includes Japanese wordings to cater to its Japanese customers in Singapore!
2nd page of the menu showing the desserts and beverages which includes ice cold beer!
Service is very prompt and the aunties here are very nice. They will help you gauge if your orders are sufficient and never forget to remind you to get some vegetables which our table of carnivores happily ignored! LOL
A col’s Hot and Sour Noodles 酸辣面, $5.50
The rest of us ordered Zha Jiang Noodle (with minced pork and Soya bean sauce) 炸酱面, $5.50
There were actually 3 types of vegetables in the zha jiang mian! So healthy!
My Well-mixed noodles.
Love the texture of the handmade noodles but felt that there could be more sauce to accompany it! To perk up the flavour, you can add some of the (not spicy) chilli or vinegar on the table. 🙂
Boiled Mixed Seafodd and Pork Dumplings 三鲜饺子, $9 for 10pcs
Full of ingredient and pipping hot! Love it!
Juicy Steamed Pork Dumplings (xiao Long Bao) 小笼汤包, $8 for 7 pcs
The skin was thin and I love the very light and sweet broth in the dumpling. Some of my cols say that it is better than DTF and I do agree as the skin is much thinner here!
Pan-fried Mixed Seafood and Pork Dumplings 三鲜锅贴, $9 for 10pcs
You must not miss this when you are here though I think that the standard has dropped a little, it was still yummy!
Each one is a perfect mouthful but be careful not to burn yourself as they are served pipping hot and juicy! One plate of these with a nice cold mug of beer would be heavenly! 😀
Crispy Red Bean Pancake 豆沙锅饼, $11
Though we were full from the noodles and dumplings, we still had this dessert and it was definitely a good decision!
Outside is thin and crispy and then you get a mochi-like skin encasing the red bean! I think I can have the whole pancake all to myself if I am not so stuffed! LOL.
A very enjoyable meal but do come early if you want to avoid the crowd as it was full house at lunch time despite the road works! Also, remember to bring CASH as that is the only terms they accept at neil road. I am not too sure if they charge GST as the meal was picked up by a col at the last pic as a celebratory meal. Miscellaneous charges to note are Chinese Tea, $1/pax, Peanut, $1/plate, Towel, $0.30/pc. 🙂
Jing Hua Xiao Chi 京华小吃
21 Neil Road,
Tel: +65 62213060
Opening Hours: Lunch: 11.30am-3pm, Dinner: 5.30pm – 9.30pm
Website: http://www.jinghua.sg/ (available in English, Japanese and Italian!)
Local Website: https://www.jinghuasg.com/