Hawker centres and food courts are widely known here in Singapore. It’s literally everywhere! If you ever visit Singapore, never ever miss experiencing the local way of dining. I have been to several hawker places and food courts here and I thought maybe I could create a new series in my blog where I’ll feature hidden gems I find from random hawker centres and food courts here in Singapore. Let me start off with Shan Dong Dong Ji La Mian Xiao Long Bao located in Fu Chan Food Paradise.
It offers the taste of Chinese cuisine that specializes in dumplings and noodles. Their dumplings are handmade and freshly-done in the stall while you’re at it. We were amazed by how they do these dumplings one by one at the stall itself.
What to Eat?
We got the Shandong Dumplings (SGD 5.00/12 pcs) which I feel like enough for two persons already. It’s a good value for money knowing you’ll get 12 pieces for SGD 5.00 only. Isn’t that so cheap? Plus, it’s tasty and is comparable with that of Din Tai Fung according to my food buddy. Oh, I haven’t tried Din Tai Fung. Should I try it?
Of course, we won’t miss the Shanghai Xiao Long Bao (SGD 4.00/6 pcs). I like how the dumpling wrapper is a bit thick that it holds the meat and the soup just right. It’s perfectly paired with their shredded ginger and black vinegar. Add chili however you like it! This is by far my favorite among the three dumplings we tried.
This Shandong Fried Dumplings (SGD 5.00/12 pcs) has the same filling as that of Shandong Dumpling, ofcourse. But I personally prefer the steamed version than the fried ones. I’ll skip this for next time.
I love how affordable and tasty these dumplings are. If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative for dumplings, this is the place to go. Of course, it doesn’t have the nicest place and ambiance but it’s more than what you pay for.
About Shan Dong Dong Ji La Mian Xiao Long Bao
134 Jurong Gateway Road
#01-307 Fu Chan Food Paradise