Jing Hua was established in 1989 by native Singaporeans Mr and Mrs Han, and the flagship outlet was located at a shop house along Neil Road. The second outlet was at Rocher Road (Bugis Village) and the most recent outlet is located at Palais Renaissance which was opened last year.
Currently, Jing Hua has 3 outlets in Singapore, as well as international outlets in Japan and Italy.
To date, the reins of the shop has been passed down to their eldest son, and the humble heritage and roots were preserved at the third outlet at Palais Renaissance. The interior distils the qualities of a 25 years old pioneering family restaurant known for its traditional style Xiao Chi into an authentic and contemporary Singaporean dining & bar experience which features a wide selection of Chinese liquors, whiskey as well as Japanese Shochu.
Jing Hua's menu has remained unchanged at Neil Road since the beginning. Jing Hua has built a strong reputation for serving up delicious homemade dumplings over the years. Despite their success, they never ceased to listen to feedbacks from customers in order to refine the quality of the dumplings.
We started off with Zha Jiang Noodles which I felt could have been done better, as it lacked the 'oomph' kick in the taste!
The Fried Spring Rolls are worth mentioning too, as it is the most delicious spring roll I have ever eaten so far!
The signature dish at Jing Hua is the Xiao Long Bao, which is also known as the Little Juicy Steamed Pork Dumpling. Although the skin is a little too heavy, and the broth could have more flavour added, it is still a traditional and classic recipe from the family orientated kitchen.
I found that the Boiled Dumpling tasted better than the Xiao Long Bao, as the stuffed meat is more flavorful and juicer!
The star of the night was the Pan-fried Mixed Seafood & Pork Dumpling. The dumplings were super additive, and each piece literally melted in my mouth.
My true love was the Crispy Red Bean Pancake! They tasted awesome and I found myself asking for more!
Overall, it was a good food tasting by Jing Hua Xiao Chi. Thanks for the invite and the kind hospitality!