Monday, August 04, 2014

Shanghai Special

Tong Xin Ju
Special Shanghai Tim Sum with a history that dates back to the 1940s used to be at Margaret Drive is now at Maxwell Food Centre.
And still as good.
If not better.

Their Shanghai Nian Gao with seafood.
This is the small portion at $4.
It isn't big on seafood.
But that isn't the main star of this dish. 
Their sliced nian gao is and it shines through.
Delightfully chewy yet easily digestible.
The gravy is lightly seasoned and encapsulates wonderfully umami seafood flavours within that makes one want to finish up every last drop of this!
Seafood hor fun is my favourite cze char dish but it's definitely taking a backseat to this.

And how can one not make an order for their legendary dumplings?
I went for their healthier option steamed dumplings today.
Served piping hot.
They steam only upon each order.
Generous servings of minced meat mixed with some chopped ham for that tinge of pink peeking through its translucent skin.
Perfect with ginger and vinegar.

Tong Xin Ju Special Shanghai Tim Sum
Maxwell Food Centre
1 Kadayanallur Street #01-92
Open Tuesday to Sunday
11.30 am to 8.30 pm
Closed on Monday

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