my OPS buddy bought a really scrumptious 4pax lunch today at 東北胖妈春饼店(Northeast Mom Spring Pancake) at 23 smith street on 21.1.2017. ^^
my friend ordered 6 delectable dishes. i not sure which of them, except for the dumplings, were dongbei cuisine東北菜. they seemed to be mostly sichuan cuisine.. lol! 🙂
fried julienned potato 土豆丝, a very popular sichuan dish.
today we tried the sour, spicy taste.
for me the normal taste is better, but texture of this dish is always excellent, very crunchy, not soft not deepfried. the slight sour taste was also quite good, though not the taste i am used to for this dish. 🙂
the saliva chicken 口水鸡 was very good.
chicken was very sweet & tender, and the mala sauce very fragrant, making the dish really saliva inducing, even as i think about it while typing this post. haha! ^^
there was this new dish claypot ribbon fish. both my friend & i wanted to try.
the soup was excellent, a bit oily but very very tasty. one friend picked this as his best dish for this lunch.
i was considering the (braised ribbon fish with pork rib dish) on the menu vs this one.
because it’s a tasty soup more than a braising sauce, the fish itself is a nicely fried sweet fresh fish but not that tasty. both my friend & i added the sauce from the braised big intestine & that made the fish more tasty.
there were also some nice 凉粉 bean sticks in the soup.
the mala poached sliced fish 水煮鱼 is a favourite dish of mine.
one friend correctly pointed out that the fish itself (felt like sutchi overcooked) was too soft in texture. but the friend who bought lunch & i were both enjoying this dish. the key about mala 麻辣 for me is it made the dish very “pang”, fragrant 香. & the wonderful flavours came out the more you take the dish, fish vegetables, bean curd skin & all.
the best dish for this lunch for me was the braised big intestines.
this dish was so very scrumptious. intestine texture was perfect, a very savoury taste & wonderful tasty sauce & vegetables.
the dumplings were very ok.
we tried the sour veg 酸菜 version. the server said this酸菜different form the 酸菜鱼, which uses a salted veg.
this was a very enjoyable lunch for me, overeat for sure, but i liked every dish.
lunch came to S$71nett for 6 dishes for 4pax. there is no GST & the restaurant gave my friend 10% discounts so no service charge.
i would be quite happy to pay S$71+ for this lunch. i am sure to come back here again!
23 Smith St, (Chinatown) Singapore 058937