I’m sure you’ve spotted Joy Luck Teahouse at various locations around Singapore selling Hong Kong egg tarts and milk tea. What if I told you that you can now get Michelin-standard dishes exclusively from their Chinatown and Bugis Junction outlets?
Yes, you heard me right! The exclusive recipes for these dishes are developed by famed and award-winning Hong Kong chefs. They’ve collaborated with SINSTANT, a local brand, to create these ready-to-eat convenient meals under their Hong Kong Food Gourmet Series.
The dishes contain no MSG or preservatives, and come with rice or doll noodles (Hong Kong instant noodle brand).
Chef Cheng Kam Fu who works in 2-Michelin-starred restaurant Celebrity Cuisine (2010-2016) in Hong Kong has created the Beef Brisket and Tendon (S$10.80 with rice/noodles).
The thick stew has a complex depth of flavour from its copious amount of spices, together with an abundance of collagen. The stew’s savoury notes permeates every inch of the melt-in-your-mouth brisket and gelatinous tendon. Pure deliciousness!
Mala fans will enjoy the Mala Chicken ($8.80 with rice/noodles), which follows the recipe by Chef Ng Kong Kiu.
He hails from Ju Xing Home Fame, which is featured in Hong Kong and Macau’s Michelin Bib Gourmand (2018-2022). Not only that, it’s frequented by famous veteran chefs and Michelin-starred restaurant chefs as well.
For this dish, tender chunks of chicken are doused in a thick and flavourful sauce that delivers a shiok spicy punch and evokes a tongue-numbing sensation.
Last but not least, there is the Kung Pao Chicken ($8.80 with rice/noodles), which is the brainchild of Executive Chef Lau Chin Man.
He works in Spring Deer Restaurant, a classic Hong Kong spot that has garnered a reputation as a mandatory dining destination for both locals and tourists. The dish melds savoury, slightly sweet and mildly spicy notes together in perfect harmony.
For a complete meal on-the-go, add on $2 for the set (only at Bugis Junction outlet), which comes with their signature Hong Kong Milk Tea (hot or cold). Try these new dishes if you’re in Chinatown or Bugis, and tell me what you think!
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