Wanted to try out this place when I walked past the branch at Causeway Point but was extremely crowded then, so I was delighted to find that there's a newly opened branch at Vivo!
Their offerings are Chinese food like lamian, xiao long bao, dumplings and other side dishes. The whole place was huge with many tables and seats in there, but don't worry they are not close together so it still feels very spacious.
We had the sliced pork lamian in signature pork bone soup, drunken chicken and their signature 8 flavour xiao long bao. Slice Pork Lamian in Signature Pork Bone Soup
This is really comfort food to me. Featuring lamian with a texture and bite that was just right, 5 big slices of pork, a generous portion of seaweed, half an egg (flavourful and the yolk was still a little runny, perfect!) and xiao bai cai, I thought this bowl was perfect in every way. It provides carbs, substantial amount of veg and protein in a very lovely and comforting broth. However I personally prefer if the pork slices were a little more fatty, which will give the meat more flavour and tenderness as I find it quite dry and tough. Other than that, this dish is great and I'd definitely order it again. Signature 8 Flavour Xiao Long Bao
The 8 flavours are original, ginseng, foie gras, black truffle, cheese, garlic, crab roe, szechuan. I tried these 4 flavours --> Original: not very nice, I still prefer Crystal Jade's. Black Truffle: the soup had a hint of truffle, I quite liked it. Crab Roe: I could taste and see a little of the roe. Garlic: had a subtle garlicky taste. Overall the flavours are all quite light, a stronger taste would be good for me. These are worth a try but I feel that it's nothing memorable on the whole. Drunken Chicken
I've always loved this dish hence I ordered it when I saw it on their menu. Served cold, the chicken leg doused with wine was nice and did not deviate from how it should taste like. The chicken could be more tender though.
They have many other lamian offerings and I'll be back to try them!
Do note that plain water is chargeable at 30cents.
Slice Pork Lamian in Signature Pork Bone Soup
Date of Visit: Jan 22, 2014
Spending per head: Approximately $28(Dinner)Other Ratings: