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Jing Hua Xiao Chi


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2016 Winner

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Way back in 1989, Mr. and Mrs. Han opened this small shop, a simple place for people to come together and enjoy the Shanghai classics that they loved to make. Singapore born and bred, Mr. Han tweaked these recipes to suit the local palate, until he ended up with a slim and trim menu of delicious dishes, while Mrs. Han handmade the dumplings, noodles and sweets daily. Serving what many of those in the know consider the island’s best Xiao Long Bao, as well as hard to find dishes like “Chinese Pizza,” the shop’s historic Neil Road location now sees eager lines of diners regularly forming outside. Stop by a hot tea or a cold beer and a basket of top-ranked Xiao Long Bao, Gyoza and Zha Jiang Noodles,
US$8 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Chinese, Asian
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I remembered the long queues outside the same small restaurant 15 years ago. They were featured in a Japanese magazine and many of the customers were tourists. The boss was the icon and was strict with seating arrangements. Despite the flimsy chairs, no ambiance, Food...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank YellowHorse
Reviewed 23 October 2018

As the title says, been coming here since I was a kid! Our usual orders are: zhajingmian, guotie, xiaolongbao, and osmanthus tangyuan. The crispy red bean pancake is good too but we didn't order it this time. The quality of zhajingmian has been dropping (it...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank leoplurodon
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Really good dumplings, well made. Good choice of noodles. Clean restaurant and kind staff. I will return in this place.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank AlfioIlPrincipe
Reviewed 7 July 2018

On a hot day in Singapore, I decided to venture out into the world, barely avoiding heat stroke. To be honest, I wasn't that hungry but I didn't want to let a minute go to waste since I don't make it to SG that often....More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank s00perreel
Reviewed 23 June 2018

This is eatery has been highly recommended by my Japanese friends. Neil Road is a small eatery. They have another branch in Bugis. Do make sure you have sufficient cash on hand and prepare to share table with others. There is not much additional seasonings...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

From the menu you can tell that this restaurant is serious: less than a dozen of possible food. We tried most of them and without exception all were good: dim sum, noodles,.. quantities are fair as well as prices. The staff could have been a...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank AlexandreN_13
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

This is my second back here after many many years. The place still looked the same and have the same feel. It does not feel as claustrophobic as some other restaurants and more importantly I feel, is that it is well air-conditioned. In a hot...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank ErikW1774
Reviewed 24 May 2018

I've been eating here before the renovation and how commercialised Jing Hua became. Definitely preferred the restaurant back then when the food tasted more humble and the prices weren't so inflated. Nonetheless, I gotta admit that their xiao long bao is really good and unique...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank SarahC11918
Reviewed 24 March 2018

I always come here for the pan fried dumplings / gyoza. The boiled dumplings is also good. However I feel that the xiao long bao is better over at Din Tai Fung. Place is much bigger now, and they have expanded overseas too.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank J_Su_Mw
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We ordered fried and steamed dumplings, bean paste noodles, spinach and a sweet dumpling soup. We like all of them but the best is the fried dumplings, crispy on the outside and juicy inside. The aircon was cold where we sat, so the food turned...More

Date of visit: November 2017
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Response from renee6764 | Reviewed this property |
a group of 3 is fine and 1.5 hours is not a problem as long as you have food on the table. the restaurant is average in size. although I personally found the tables a tad close. if you get there after the dinner crowd (say... More
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