Old Hong Kong Kitchen @ Novena

I never knew of this place!

Tucked away in a corner of Square 2 (as many shops are), this spacious & comfy restaurant offers Dim Sum, Congee and Noodles. If you don’t want to eat ala carte, you may select from some set menus.

Here are the custard buns and lotus leaf rice.

We also ordered carrot cake (yes there were 8 of us), prawn rolls and congee to share.

Here’s the pau and siew mai.

If you are interested in the prices, here are the price lists. It wouldn’t be eating here daily, but if I bring my family here once in a while, that might be affordable.


Old Hong Kong Kitchen
Square 2
10 Sinaran Drive
Singapore 307506




Dumplings 冰冻水饺 @ Chinatown

I don’t know what to call this shop, as there’s no visible signage. The words on the right (against the pink background) says 冰冻水饺, meaning frozen dumplings. Yes the stall sells frozen dumplings and siew mai if you want to take the home!

My favourite dish from this stall is the 水饺, or dumplings, as you can see below. This portion is $5, and is just right for me. Perhaps you can share it with a friend too, if you aren’t a big eater. Haha. Delicious, homemade, and healthy.

I also shared 小笼包 (Xiao Long Bao) with my friend. She thinks that the above dish is better than the Xiao Long Bao below.


I can’t recall the stall’s number, but you can go to the middle of the People’s Park Food Centre to look for it. It’s somewhere in the middle and you won’t miss it. Enjoy!

Where to Bring Friends: Pow Sing Restaurant

Actually, this place is perfect for family as well! It is a very typical Chinese restaurant set in a fantastic location near Chomp Chomp. It’s wonderfully air-conditioned as well, and plenty of seats across two units.

Here’s Pow Sing Restaurant’s menu!

Definitely get the chicken at $25 if you’re in a group, because each plate of chicken rice is $5 anyway. Oh the chicken is so tender and yummy! It’s so delicious omg!

Besides chicken the five of us also bought prawn rolls, and kang kong. A must, right.

One of us bought cold soy milk, which I don’t know why. Haha. Oh and we also ordered the nonya tofu, which was fried tofu that’s really delicious!

I got the lime juice for myself to quench my thirst. It was perfect to go with the food I was having as well.

Overall, yummy! I love this restaurant. I will be back, this time with my family I think. I will let my grandma try this place.

Pow Sing Restaurant
59 Serangoon Garden Way
Singapore 555961

Where to Bring Friends: Soup Restaurant @ United Square

I had an official business meeting, ah hem, so we thought one possible place to bring our partners was Soup Restaurant, which offered a conducive environment for a meal and to discuss work matters.

The Soup Restaurant that we went to was the United Square branch, which was really spacious for a weekday lunch. There was a cosy room-like booth for the 7 of us, and we settled in as the menus were handed out to us.


We ordered three dishes – the first being Hometown Tofu. This simple dish of freshly handmade tofu brought back a taste of traditional life. We paired the tofu with some greens as you can see below.


What followed these dishes was the main highlight – Samsui Chicken. This delicious dish got its name as it was a traditional dish consumed by Samsui women in Chinatown. Due to their low income, the Samsui Ginger Chicken was only consumed once a year, during Chinese New Year.

Dip the soft steamed chicken into the amazingly fragrant ginger sauce and you’re good to go. For that extra crunch, wrap your chicken slices in lettuce!

The meeting went very well, with perfect decor, a quiet environment, and really helpful waitresses. Thank you for the memorable experience!

Soup Restaurant
United Square
101 Thomson Rd #B1-10
United Square S(307591)
Tel: 6254 0400

Where to Bring Grandma: Paradise Dynasty @ Westgate

We have decided as a family that every Friday evening would be an evening spent with grandma. It would be lovely to hang out as a family, in small groups, and take grandma out for dinner.

Last Friday, I was craving for dinner in a posh environment. I dragged the family along to level 3 of Westgate where Paradise Dynasty was. The food was obviously good as the restaurant was packed. We were handed a number and waited outside the restaurant where there were benches for grandma to rest while waiting for our turn.

There was a 30% discount on four or five dishes, and we decided to go with those dishes on promotion. The first dish we ordered was Stir-Fried Shredded Pork with Black Bean Sauce Served with Chinese Crepes (U.P. $13.80). It’s the first dish photographed in this post. It was really interesting to eat it because the pork looked like noodles, and we could wrap the strands of pork up with crepe paper. I also added ginger strips for that extra kick.

This photo above is Scrambled Egg White with Fish and Dried Scallop (U.P. $13.80). There was also 30% off and this was a dish we seldom get to eat. It was really yummy and went well with rice.

You would also have noticed that we’ve ordered Stir Fried French Beans with Minced Pork, as well as Fried Chicken – these dishes were not on promotion but we ordered them anyway as per grandma’s cravings!

I believe we also ordered a soup titled Double-Boiled Chicken Soup with Abalone and Sea Whelk. That was also on 30% off.

All in all, our damage was $98. Not bad for a sumptuous, tasty dinner for four!

Paradise Dynasty
3 Gateway Drive, #02-13/14
Singapore 608532

Where to Bring Mum: Paradise Dynasty @ Lot 1

It’s May Day eve! My family and I decided to head out for dinner to reward ourselves, the labourers. We thought a nearby location would be great, and at the same time I was craving for Xiao Long Bao!

We raced up the escalators when we got there, and got to the third level in a heartbeat.

We were ushered to comfy booth seats, where I gleefully scribbled down my orders on the order chit. Xiao Long Bao (original), 10 for $12.80. Yums.

My family members also decided on Kung Pao Chicken, which is Stir-Fried Diced Chicken with Cashew Nuts and Dried Chilli – a must every time we come here.

For greens, we decided on Stir-Fried French Bean with Minced Pork and Preserved Olive Vegetables.

We also couldn’t resist the Deep-Fried Pork Ribs Dipped in Mayonnaise. It turned out to be like McSpicy’s patty, but really shiok and tender.

One of us who prefers noodles to rice ordered the Sze Chuan La Mian. I didn’t get to eat it since the person slurped it up entirely. But I figured it must be delicious. Oh I’ll have it the next time!

The verdict from my family – really delicious! The style of cooking is refined, and unlike other places (hence the price). The food isn’t oily, but has a restaurant standard. If only we could cook like this!

Will be back again for sure!

Paradise Dynasty
21 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4
Lot One Shoppers’ Mall
Singapore 689812