my OPS primary school mate found this canto jumbo 广东珍宝 place driving by recently. we decided to go there for 6pax dinner on 31.5.2016. ^^
the coffee shop zi char joint is only 2 months old. i found only a single blog write-up on it.
we ordered 1/2 sauce chicken豆油鸡 S$13.
it was among the very best chicken i had, even the chicken breast were very tender, moist, tasty.
my friend ordered a spicy fried fish head金香鱼头(i think it is the same as干香鱼头). i think the proprietor said ang chor (golden snapper) fish head.
i have never tried this preparation before, & was not expecting much. generally i prefer steamed fish head or curry fish head.
actually it was quite tasty for me, better than expected la…especially with the sauce & onions…
i think i will try to cook this, does not seem to require deep-fry, i avoid deep-fry if i can..
my friends (all 3) said the tampines 844 one is better.
well, it means i have to go try tampines 844 again la…
this was a surprise!
thought it was the usual 咸鱼饼salted fish steamed minced pork, but the server told us when we ordered that it was belly pork.
it was very nice for me. i liked the salted fish & thought the belly pork was good. my more picky friend though thought the belly pork was too tough for his high standard la…lol! 🙂
3 mushrooms tofu was just ok for me. the only review i found said this was 1 of the 2 good dishes he tried, but for me any of the zi char tofu dishes at (say) kok sen etc would be better.
the chicken pot was their signature dish 招牌菜, came with tongkat ali & all manners of mushrooms.
was it good?
the soup was very tasty. one friend had 6 bowls (after learning that there was tongkat ali?)
the kampung chicken though had not much taste nor texture. it maybe that the focus was on a tasty soup & the chicken was to flavour the soup & by the way & not consequential.
i would think my samgyetang soup was just as good though different & my chicken was far superior.
not sure it was string beans as it tasted like regular long beans.
dish was ok, competent, nothing special.
the crispy san meen 生面 came with quite a bit of ingredients, liver, pork etc…
it was ok, no stand out & becos one friend mixed up the sauce, that took away some crispiness so like eating yee meen…lol! 🙂
overall the dinner for 6pax – 6dishes + chicken was S$104.80 nett + S$13 for chicken, so less than S$20pax. quite good value (not sure how long it will stay that way) & more importantly good tasting food.
a friend paid for drinks. he also brought some salted egg croissant. we adjourned to another friend’s place to enjoy the croissant with coffee & tea.
very fun evening & time with good friends.
Canto Jumbo 广东珍宝
13 Old Airport Road Singapore 390013
Mon to Sun
11am to 2.30pm
5pm to 11.30pm