It’s a special day, so it’s a special meal! 🙂
We had just finished our massage, and was walking around the Ann Siang Hill/Duxton area to find a place for late dinner. Lots of pubs and bars around, but we decided to come back to this old favourite which we have patronised a few times before. It’s a simple Chinese-styed eatery along Neil Road with a equally simple menu of a few dishes. I guess there’s no need for a complicated menu which is full of everything but rather be good at a few that gets your customers keep coming back. 🙂
Zha Jiang Mian (炸醬麵) was something that we always ordered without fail. Loved the refreshing crunchy cucumber slices which balanced out the salty flavour of the minced meat with bean paste. It would be perfect if the noodle were a little thinner, but I guess this is the classic, authentic Northern noodle of China.
Another all-time favourite… Soup Dumpling (小籠湯包)! Loved the flavourful yet not-too-greasy broth and the very very thin skin(so thin it’s kinda challenging to pick it up using chopsticks)! But this had to be freshly made and steamed just right. Unfortunately this wasn’t the case tonight 😦 Probably because we were the last customers…
Pan-fried Dumpling (三鮮鍋貼) is another hot favourite here and we must have one of these on this special day! Crispy and juicy… very yummy!! The filling of meat mixed with chives were very flavourful and blends very well with the crispy skin for a very delightful mouthful!
Chinese Pizza (三鮮盒子) was sold out, so we decided to give the Red-bean Pancake (豆沙鍋餅) a try instead. This was a dessert pancake actually. The red bean fillings were wrapped in a layer of mochi, followed by flour and deep fried, sprinkled with a generous amount of sesame seeds. Very delicious when eaten while still hot!
It could get quite jelak after eating so much meat and fried foods, so we would usually order some green veggies to go along. Spinach with oyster sauce was exactly that, simple but nice 🙂 What a lovely meal to end the special night!