This is a new restaurant that just took over the Korean BBQ Chicken and opened recently. Since we don’t know how long it will last, it is best to pay a visit fast! 😛 In fact, we came here twice in the past 2 weeks, you know, just in case…
The first time, we reached the restaurant close to 9pm, and when we asked what time the place was closing, the staff gave a very vague reply “… Depending on customers…” Huh? Too new to decide formal closing time? Anyway, slightly re-assured that we did not have to gobble our dinner in a hurry, we grabbed a book of coupons that was placed near the entrance, and headed in!
The Deep Fried Pig’s Intestines 脆皮大肠 ($7.90) was indeed very crunchy! Woo! The plating made it looked very appetising, but a bit small plate hor… 😛 But I guess good things that come in small quantities make one craves for them more 😛
Stir-fried Broccoli with Crabmeat 蟹肉西兰花 ($12.90) was delicious! The broccoli was cooked just nice, slightly firm but not too hard. But the gravy was a tad too starchy for us.
I saw the picture of the Nutritious Stew-Pot Chicken with Herbs & Mushrooms 养生锅 ($32.90) and really wanted to try it. Yummy soup with a few types of mushrooms and black fungus makes the dish passable, except that the chicken was really flavour-less. We thought it might have been way overcooked 😦
We deliberately ordered enough food so that we could use one of the coupons to get Braised Nanping Noodles 南平焖面 for free (usual price $8.90), yes, quite silly I know 😛 But it turned out that this was really the best dish of the night! The noodles were soft but not soggy, but you gotta eat it very quickly while it was still hot, because it quickly got quite jelat with the very flavourful but thick broth.
The food was not bad, and today, when our first option (Mookata) was not available, we decided to make a return visit here 🙂
The Shaoxing Hua Diao Drunken Chicken 绍兴花雕醉鸡 ($6.90) had a light but fragrant and flora wine taste to it, much more subtle than the one at Shanghai Renjia. Hubby preferred the Shanghai Renjia version. Me? I love drunken chicken in general 😀 I like the subtlety, but you gotta let the chicken slices soak a while in the sauce and cleanse your palate before eating. Whereas for Shanghai Renjia, you definitely won’t miss out on the strong flavours.
The Stir-fried Vegetables with Black Fungus & Mushrooms 珍菌爆三翠 ($10.90) had a good variety of vegetables, but the asparagus could have been better prepared… Hubby had a very fibrous piece and had to spit everything out!
The Beer Braised Duck 啤酒鸭($16.90) was quite disappointing. No hint of beer, and the sauce was slightly creamy and had a rather strange taste. The sauce failed to hide the strong gamey taste of duck, and the duck meat was rather red. Hubby thought it was quite ok, but this really wasn’t my cup of tea.
The Steamed Pork Dumplings 原味小笼包 (6 for $6.90) had super thin skin! So thin that half the dumplings had juice drained out… Haha! The juice was light and not really oily, and the dumplings had a decent amount of meat. 3 juicy dumplings and 3 dried-out dumplings, so we had half the joy. Wondered if it was because the dumplings were over steamed?