The Good Trio is a Chinese restaurant that specializes in Hokkien Sichuan dishes with two outlets in Singapore in JCube and Thomson Plaza.
After our first visit, this restaurant has become a favourite of my mother and me for the times when we do not want to spend time queueing for Din Tai Fung at JEM but still want to have a good Chinese meal.
Braised Nanping Noodle is a classic Hokkien noodle dish that my mother, who is a Hokkien, enjoyed immensely. Springy thin noodles are cooked with seafood, pork and vegetables in a thick and flavorful broth.
Stir-Fried Vegetables with Black Fungus and Mushroom is a healthy dish that has green vegetables, mushrooms and black fungus. You can’t go wrong with this dish.
My mother feels that The Good Trio’s Vegetable Buns are even better than Din Tai Fung’s. I can’t comment on that since I have not tried Din Tai Fung’s vegetable buns but The Good Trio’s version is soft and fluffy, filled with chopped vegetables.
Stir-Fried Yam with Sesame can be found in the stir-fry section of the menu, but I consider it more of a dessert. Pieces of chopped yam are coated in caramelized sugar which is dipped in a bowl of cold water upon serving, which becomes a crackling coat that envelopes the soft sweet yam.
I find The Good Trio to be a nice little Chinese restaurant that consistently serves good quality Hokkien and Sichuan Chinese dishes. When Din Tai Fung at JEM gets too crowded during the weekends and public holidays, The Good Trio is a good alternative that is just a short 10-minute walk away.
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