There are numerous Chinese restaurants in Singapore but there are not many Chinese restaurants that specialize in Hokkien and Sichuan dishes. The Good Trio is one such restaurant with two outlets in JCube and Thomson Plaza. I can’t comment on the authenticity of the Hokkien dishes but my mother who is a Hokkien, loves their Braised Nanping Noodle so that should be a good indicator.
Having had two pleasant dining experiences at The Good Trio (please read my reviews here and here), we are back for the third time to sample a few other dishes.
Snow Peas in Ginger Sauce [$5.90] is a fantastic appetiser that is both healthy and delicious. I don’t know how they do it to make the snow peas so green and crunchy, topped with minced ginger sauce. The ginger sauce gives the dish just enough heat, but it’s not spicy.
Crispy Bread with Floss [$7.90] is very similar to the Indian roti prata in Singapore, but it originated from Taiwan and was later brought into China. The multi-layered bread is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, it is so good when paired with the sweet-salty pork floss.
I personally find The Good Trio Fried Rice [$10.90 for Small, $19.90 for Large] a little dry, but it is less oily which makes it slightly healthier. Cooked with luncheon meat and chopped prawns, it may not be as good as Din Tai Fung‘s Egg Fried Rice, it is still pretty filling.
Braised Nanping Noodle [$10.90 for Small, $19.90 for Large] is my mother’s must-order item whenever we dine at The Good Trio. It’s not difficult to understand why my mother loves this dish so much. The broth is thick and flavorful, the noodles are neither too soft nor too hard and there is a generous amount of ingredients.
The Good Trio has become another of my family favorite Chinese restaurant in Jurong East after Din Tai Fung in JEM. The food may not be as fantastic as Din Tai Fung, but the quality is consistent.
The Good Trio (JCube)
Address: 2 Jurong East Central 1, JCube #01-17
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday 11.30am – 3pm (Last Order 2.30pm); 5.30pm – 10pm (Last Order 9.30pm)
The Good Trio (Thomson Plaza)
Address: 301 Upper Thomson Road, Thomson Plaza #01-111