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At South City Plaza last week, I decided to try Xi-Men-Ting, an eatery that serves Taiwan food and snacks. My mum and I ordered a bowl of pork ribs with noodle (soup) each, while her friend had the Yang-Chun Noodle with minced pork. I also got a plate of fried pork dumplings to share. Served on the bone, the pork ribs (more like pork chop) were moist, tender and well seasoned. Mum ordered her meat on the side, which was a better idea as it retains its crispiness. The thin and flat noodles were firm to the bite. It came topped with savoury pork mince, which gave flavour to the otherwise bland broth. You can opt for the dry version if you like.I didn’t try the Yang-Chun noodles, but it looked bland and boring to me. Mum’s friend asked for the pork mince to be served separately, which I have no idea why. Deep-fried to a golden brown, the dumplings (8 pcs) were filled with minced pork and chives. I thought the skin was too thick and doughy; a bit too much of a chew.
Despite the mediocrity of the food, I still prefer this to HK char chan tengs. If I happen to be around, I’d return for a visit. Unless of course, I find someplace better! =)
Food: 5.5/10 (non-halal)
Verdict: Run of the mill food at affordable prices.
Lot G03A, Grd Floor,
South City Plaza,
Hairy Berry’s Exotic Pate Platter With
Freshly Roasted Siu Yoke from the Village Deli
Assorted Cheese Platter
Roast Lamb With Rosemary & Honey Mustard Glaze
& Nasi Briyani
Beef, Mushroom & Onion Pie
FOGAL’s Roast Chicken
Sei Ngan Cai Roast Duck From Recently Lasiked Toy Couple
HomeMade Mee Siam
Bee’s Ju Hu Char & Sambal Belacan
Green Leafy Salad With Yellow Cherry Tomatoes & Quails Eggs
Semblance of Black Forest Cake For Yuri
Rum & Raisin Pie
Boolicious Lemon Sabayon Tart
The spread was delightful! rif and I loved the beef, mushroom & onion pie – chunks of beef and mushroom slices in creamy gravy. The puff pastry was buttery and flaky, and this was the first to finish (and FBB made two huge pies!). I’ll let the pictures do the rest of the talking…The Rum and Raisin Pie (by Fatboybakes) with pure cream was potent! FBB said he soaks the raisins in rum before making the pie filling. The black forest cake (by Fatboybakes) was Splashie Boy’s birthday cake, and it tasted as delicious as it looked!
The Victoria Sponge Cake (from Allan & Nigel) brought back fond memories…my Sunday School teacher used to bake it for the class, and I loved it! In UK, I would get it from Waitrose or Tesco. I tried baking it once, and it turned out rubbery! T_T (maybe I have no baking talent…)Thanks FBB for having rif and I over for lunch! We enjoyed every bit of the food and company! =D