Wednesday, July 06, 2005

"Lai Mien" and "Xiu Long Pao"

Today, went to a quite new restaurant. This restaurant is located at Lot 10. It is where Fish and Co. used to be. It is quite famous in Singapore and judging by the crowd in Lot 10, it is also quite popular here. Cant remember the shop's name but will edit the post when we find out.

The picture above is of "Hong Yau Chao Sau". It is dumpling in chilli oil. The dumplings are made to order and are very fresh. The meat used and the skin of the dumpling are very close to perfection. The chilli oil lends a nice spiciness to the dish which surprisingly doesnt make you feel bloated from the oil.

This next picture is arguably Shanghai's most famous food export (someone please verify this! :D). Its called the Shanghai "Xiu Long Bao". It is basically a dumpling but the secret is that inside the dumpling's skin, other than the normal filling of meat, there is also a flavourfull broth!! All you do is pick the dumpling up onto a big spoon, bite the top of the skin off and drink the soup (becarefull though, its hot). Then, add some ginger strips in black vinegar and eat the dumpling. Simply delicious!!

Another famous dish in the restaurant. This is the "To Pan Cheong Lai Mein". Its "Lai Mein" in bean paste sauce. First, lets explain what is "Lai Mein", it is a type of noodle. Quite sure that most people would have seen a big dough being pulled until strands of noodles are produced? This is "Lai Mein". "Lai" means pull in cantonese. In the restaurant, you can actually see the chef in the kitchen pulling the "Lai Mein".
Anyway, back to the food. The noodles are incredibly long (the chef doesnt cut the noodles). Which is cool! The sauce which is a very thick bean paste sauce with minced meat. It is very good although the sauce was abit too thick and the noodles abit too long! :D

Makan Kings ratings = 8 out of 10

-Makan Kings-


Blogger Unknown said...

its crystal jade

1:59 PM, July 06, 2005  
Blogger Makan Kings said...


Thanks!! :D

-Makan Kings-

2:43 PM, July 06, 2005  
Blogger fishtail said...

Xiu Long Pau .. that's one of my favourites! Really nice, especially when eaten with sufficient amount of vinegar and ginger.

3:05 PM, July 06, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

will try it when the next trip to KL.

4:42 PM, July 06, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Confirmed. Xiao Loong Bao is a Shanghai thing...some of the provinces like Hangzhou has even nicer versions. Northern parts like Beijing is not so big on this. Niiiice..

4:46 PM, July 06, 2005  
Blogger Makan Kings said...

anonymous - Yes, do go try it. Like babe_kl said, the restaurant is Crystal Jade. Its in Lot 10. Happy eatings!!

wil@theblackjournal - Thanks for the information. Was afraid that the Shanghai "Xiu Long Pao" was another local invention with a cool name!

-Makan Kings-

5:13 PM, July 06, 2005  
Blogger boo_licious said...

Yum yum. I love those dumplings also.

3:46 PM, July 11, 2005  
Blogger Makan Kings said...

fish & boo,

Glad that you are of the same opinion as us!! :D

-Makan Kings-

5:00 PM, July 11, 2005  
Blogger FatMan Seoul said...

Yes, you've just had a sampling of standard Shanghainese cuisine. The "lai mien" can also be served with a peanut gravy sauce + a tinge of red chili oil, which is more common.

7:46 PM, July 13, 2005  
Blogger Makan Kings said...

fatman Seoul,

Thanks for the info. And thanks for visiting our humble blog. Visited your blog as well! Very good! You should keep another blog of food from where ever you are now.

-Makan Kings-

10:55 PM, July 13, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

go SOHO by Jun at One Utama Shopping Centre in Damansara Jaya PJ.

10:29 PM, January 14, 2008  

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