Thursday, August 13, 2015
Legendary Hong Kong @ Jurong Point
Legendary Hong Kong has been around for more than a year and its a shame that I've only just found out about it, especially when I stay near Lakeside. This huge casual joint is reminiscent of those popular cha chaan tengs in Hong Kong and that was what struck me first as I walked into the place. It might not be the easiest place to locate as all the signboards are bright and flashy and there are a ton of them but that area is dressed to look like the streets of Hong Kong and I think that does add points to the ambience of LHK. The brainchild of a Hong Kong-er, the food here is as authentic as it gets, and possibly the closest you can get to Hong Kong
HK Style Milk Tea (Iced) - $2.80
One of my weaknesses always. I can never resist a glass of good milk tea and I liked that this was rich in the taste of tea and it wasn't too sweet
Wonton Noodle in Soup - $6.80
I had very high hopes of this as I was told that it is prepared by a chef who worked at Mak's Noodle previously. And, it did not disappoint! Those noodles were so springy, possibly the springiest I've ever had, and the texture was just incredible. A friend of mine, upon seeing my post, brought his mum to LHK and he texted me thanking me for my recommendations and he couldn't stop raving about the noodles and I just burst out laughing at his description of the noodles. Let me quote him directly : "my momma and I at first like disappointed cause look very dry but the springy I tell you. Too sick. Lets just say prolly the best wonton mee I've eaten?" Hahaha
And at such an affordable price tag, there's absolutely no reason not to try this? Also, those fat wontons don't contain a mixture of pork and shrimp like the ones we usually get. Encased within that silky wonton skin is fresh, crunchy shrimps only. A must-try, in my opinion!
Mini Custard Crust Buns with Salted Egg Yolk - $5
Salted egg yolk has been all the rage, and still is all the rage right now. And if you're an avid lover of salted egg yolk, this is one item which you definitely shouldn't miss. Best consumed while its still warm, that buttery and slightly crisp bun is already delightful on its own but together with that molten lava goodness, trust me, you would want seconds.
Custard Crust Bun with Butter - $2.50
Have always been a bo lo bao lover, so this pleased my palate. Loved that generous slab of butter and that fluffy bun with a nice crisp
BBQ Twin Combo (Roasted London Duck & Crispy Pork Belly) - $16.80
The roasted London duck stole my heart with its juiciness and tenderness and I really could eat this every meal, every day. The crispy pork belly, too, was impressive with that thin but really crispy skin, fatty layers and how it was a huge contrast from the usual roasted pork belly because the meat was actually juicy and not dry. My only gripe is that while the roasted duck was recommended to be paired with plum sauce, the pork belly came with a mustard dip that I felt was way too overwhelming as it overshadows the entire pork belly. A more complementary dip would have been preferred
Rice Flour Roll with Deep-fried Shrimp Spring Rolls - $5.50
Think silky smooth chee cheong fun and crunchy prawns with an added crisp from the fried batter topped off with a light salty touch. The really good ratio of prawns to rice roll had me at hello and I'm pleased to say that this is one rare chee cheong fun that I actually like. Say no to very thick rice rolls with little to no ingredients wrapped inside!
Steamed Shrimp Dumplings - $5.50
Perhaps this was too common as compared to the other dishes so I didn't pay much attention to it. Pretty regular hargow, to me, except that the prawns were big and fresh
Sauteed Turnip Cake with XO Sauce - $5.50
This was a little disappointing as it wasn't as tasty as I thought it would be but I did like the soft but firm turnip cake. More seasoning please!
LHK warrants a return visit for sure. Pretty outstanding dishes, wallet-friendly prices, and as much as it might be out of the way for the easties, it's worth the trip! And westies, yes, finally something good in the west! My grandma has indicated her interest in dining here so looks like I'll be back soon!
Its pouring as I'm writing this and I'm thinking.. that bowl of wonton noodles will be pretty perfect right about now
*This was a media tasting
1 Jurong West Central 2
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Daily : 11am -10pm