For delicious fuss-free Chinese cuisine, C-Jade Express is a good bet to visit. ALWAYS crowded/ long queue. So, do try to come slightly early before lunch time like I always do i.e. come before 12 noon or just after 1.30pm. If you can’t… then you must be prepared to wait for a table.
If you don’t mind a noisy environment with waiters/ waitresses who are sometimes too busy to notice you waving your arms frantically to grab their attention, then this is good place to feast on your Mini-Pot Rice, Noodles and Dim Sum!
Some of my favorites include: The Mini-Pot Rice with Chicken and Mushroom (S$6.50) per dish and it comes piping HOT with slices of cut Chilli. Yum! Another winner is the Shanghai Shrimp Dumplings Noodle (you can order it - with Soup or Dry). S$6.50. Singaporeans (ahem!) who love spicy food will eat it dry ie with chilli sauce in it. Mind you, this isn’t your Mexican-type of Chilli sauce! Chinese Chilli sauces will put those Mexican sauces to shame! The Chinese chilli sauces contain quite a few tantalizing ingredients in it. Don’t believe me? Check ‘em out yourself. For side dishes, I highly recommend ordering their Seasonal Vegetables in Oyster Sauce. Sometimes their “Seasonal Vegetables” is Lettuce. This time when we went there for lunch, it’s Choi Sum. I especially enjoyed their Beijing Wanton Dumplings in Chilli/Vinegar Sauce. Ooh la la! One very interesting dish is called the Rickshaw Noodles! Apparently, it is the noodle of choice for the rickshaw drivers in the 1930s to 1960s! My Taiwanese colleague had this; I didn’t try it. She said it was good. ;-)
Generally speaking, the food here is relatively inexpensive. A dish cost an average of S$6.50. Each variety/ dish of Dim Sum costs approximately S$2.50. Reasonable!
So this is where I come for lunch (with my colleagues) at least once a week!
10 Pasir Panjang Road
Mapletree Business City
Phone: (65) 6570 1787
Mondays to Saturdays 08:00-20:00
Sundays - Closed