My colleague recently brought me to a Chinese restaurant run by a friend of hers.
This Chinese restaurant on Balestier road is helmed by two super chefs from China who both have more than 20 years of experience. Together, they whip up Northeastern, Hunan and Sichuan dishes.
This Mixed Chicken Gizzard Salad 凉拌鸡胗 [S$8] is a refreshing appetizer. The chicken gizzard is well-seasoned with just the right amount of chilli and seasoning.
White Mushroom with Salted Egg Sauce 咸蛋白玉菇 [S$12] is a new dish. I wish the salted egg taste could be stronger, but it is nevertheless very addictive. Anything with salted egg become very addictive by default, at least to me.
There are many choices of vegetables available but the staff recommended bean sprouts which just came in that day. I ordered Garlic Bean Sprouts 蒜蓉豌豆苗 [S$8]. The bean sprouts are very fresh and crispy, the garlic brings out the natural sweetness of the bean sprouts.
Stew Lamb Rib Pot 红焖羊肉锅 [S$22] is a speciality dish of this restaurant. The lamb ribs are tender and there are lots of vegetables. Although it looks very red, it is only mildly spicy.
Northeastern cuisine is known for their dumplings, Pork with Long Cabbage Dumpling 猪肉白菜水饺 [S$5 for 10 pieces] is a classic example of dumpling. Pancake with Leek 葱油饼 [S$3] is another common dish in Northeastern China.
Chinese Cuisine on Balestier Road serves value-for-money dishes of Northeastern, Hunan and Sichuan cuisine.
Chinese Cuisine 中国美食
Address: 373 Balestier Road, Singapore 329789
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 12pm – 12am (closed on Mondays)