Established in 1989, Jing Hua Xiao Chi started in a shophouse along Neil Road and has garnered a strong following over the years for their delicious dumplings and other authentic Chinese dishes.
Its newest outlet at Palais Renaissance is a casual chic Chinese restaurant that serves a concise and inexpensive menu, making it a good place for an intimate business lunch or a casual dinner date.
The must-order dish here is definitely the Little Juicy Steamed Pork Dumplings (S$5 for 4pcs, and S$8.80 for 8pcs) which are always served piping hot with a rich soup that bursts with flavours as you bite into them.
We have had many good red bean pancakes but the restaurants version – Crispy Red Bean Pancake (S$10.50), is a golden deep-friend masterpiece that was fragrant, crisp and just overall delightful. The pretty huge portion is also good to share between two people or in a group.
Another exciting must-try dish here is the Chinese Pizza (S$10.80), and it is aptly named so. This spin on a traditional Italian delicacy could not be more different than what it was named after. The ‘pizza’ is a flaky crust stuffed with generous fillings of meat and vegetables.
You can also dig into the best-selling Noodle with Minced Pork & Soya Bean Sauce (S$6.80). This bowl is portioned in a way that you still can have some sides here without over-stuffing yourself.
Jing Hua Xiao Chi
390 Orchard Road
#B1-04/05 Palais Renaissance
Tel: +65 6733 8231
Daily: 11.30am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Orchard