Singapore Hawker Food : Steamed Xiao Long Bao (XLB)
Are U Hungry 😋?
@ 335 Smith Street, Chinatown FC.
Stall: Zhong Guo La Mian + Xiao Long Bao (中国拉面+小笼包）#02-135.
Operating time :
11:30am to 2:30pm
5:30pm to 8:30pm
(Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays).
Ordered 1 basket of Xiao Long Bao (XLB) of 10pcs @ $6.50.
What’s so good 😊?
This was the stall that I want to savour it’s food from ... had passed the stall many a times but the Q ... a little turn off ! 😓
As the stall opens from 11:30am onwards .. it’s always great to come early ! My Q was relatively ok, just 12 mins of waiting time and the steaming process with 👌 within 5 mins.
DIY the fine cut or shredded ginger (as I was told), added vinegar for greater tingy taste, brought the two baskets on a tray to table ... 😮 🤩
Photo eats 1st ... That’s blogger occupational hazard ! 😮 🤩
Chopstick-ed the nearest XLB, dipped into the ginger infused vinegar saucer, lined some fine ginger slices on top of XLB and put into mouth 👄!
Bite off the bottom side to allow the soup of the XLB to flow out, juicy and warm and tastefully; then bit off the finely minced meat, so delectable, savoury and delightful, it’s skin dough silky soft and finely rolled upon...
In quick succession, I consumed 5pcs at just one go ! 😮 🤩 ⭐️ 👍
My take :
1. Freshly fold and hand 🖐 🤚 made and hand crafted, on the spot⭐️
2. DIY finely cut ginger and vinegar into saucer sparringly, take what U need. ⭐️
3. Served piping hot 🔥 ⭐️ 👍
4. Juicy and savoury finely minced marinated, with nice thin dough ! ⭐️ 👍
5. Semi-Automated machine to increase productivity, thinner dough and minced meat machine to aid food production and increased overall productivity! ⭐️ 👍
6. Value for money 💰! ⭐️ 👍
As I researched and uncovering, this stall has attained a mention in Michelin 2018 & 2019 Street Food Festival.
Chef Li Feng Cai (owner) and family originated from Anhui, China. Was told that he was an ex-Ding Tai Fung Chef, but unable to verify at this juncture ... please don’t compare his XLBs with DTF due to time, space and manpower constraint ...
The great value 💰 and great taste 😋 good enough to justify its XLBs, as I have yet to savour the rest of his products offerings ... 😮 🤩
As Always ... It’s XLBs ... Yummily 😋 Great 👍!