After spending the last 25 years serving up their honest-to-goodness home-cooked and homely dishes, in 2014 the team behind the original Jing Hua Xiao Chi threw open the doors to their third venture inside the Palais Renaissance in Singapore on Orchard Road. Here diners can enjoy the food that made Jing Hua Xiao Chi’s name all those years ago in markedly chicer and more grown up dining space than on offer in the older restaurants in the group.
The dining room at the Jing Hua Xiao Chi, inside the Palais Renaissance on Orchard Road, is a sight to behold. An art-deco style bar crossed with a traditional Singapore Straits Chinese tea room seats up to 90 guests. The food maintains the high standards that the Han family established with the flagship Neil Road restaurant with hints of new ideas seeping into the mix too. There are signature dishes like crispy lotus seed pancakes and sweet osmanthus flower rice ball soup to tantalise the taste buds of the intrepid diner.
The original Jing Hua Xiao Chi over on Neil Street in Singapore was founded out of financial necessity. The Han family, with the recipes passed down by Mr. Han’s mother, turned their much loved family dumplings into hard cash and quickly became a Singaporean institution. In the Palais Renaissance on Orchard Road, the restaurant has grown up. Diners still head here for the dumplings and noodles (and a dessert too, if they’re got room) but they are returning for the excellent service, smart surrounds and relaxed ambience.
A quiet restaurant in the heart of Orchard Road. Food was well-prepared and prices were reasonable. Went for dinner on Friday evening and the restaurant was practically empty. Surprised that SG hasn't shown this good restaurant a little more love!
My fav go-to place in the hood with fab food services and ambience
Excellent food and service and ambience. Consistent experience and kid friendly. The private room is very nice and is great for mid sized parties or gatherings
Great xiao long ago and tang yuen - we will definitely be back. Perfect local gem - How was this not on my radar before now?
Here's what we ordered for 3 pax Dinner. The 2 Signature dishes (10 x Soupy Dumplings and 6 xPan Fried Dumplings) are well worth it. Famous Ja jiang noodles were a little thick and overcooked (mushy and waterlogged), bit sparing with the spinach. 1 x Chinese pork and seafood pizza and 1 x Red Bean with Sesame Pancake Dessert were both great. 1 x Rice Balls in Rose Water: Not great, the balls were still trying to thaw from being frozen. Skip this dish. 1 x Pot of Free Flow Premium Pu-Er: Perfect for this cuisine. Badly-made Teapot that dribbled everywhere, there was more tea on our table than in our teacups. Total food bill for the above: $76 Too many huge red lampshades packed in a row, painfully bright under them; can be used for dental surgery. Mind U it's not as bright as the original outlet at Neil Rd — light up Singapore over there. Service was efficient and friendly.
Had dinner in Jing Hua Xiao Chi in Palais Renaissance. Not crowded, probably because it is a Wednesday. Menu is not wide but happy with the food ordered, especially the Guo Tie. The Xiao Long Bau is decent too - juicy and tasy. Service is good too.
Really like the food there and the service was prompt. Went on a Thursday night and was surprised that there were few customers so it was quiet as if we had the restaurant to ourselves. Like the ambience too. Only thing was that they closed early at 8.30pm so we had to find another place to hang out. But overall enjoyed the good food and service there!
A much modern ambience vs their original branch at Neil Road. Nice & quiet as the restaurant location is probably not known by many yet. Xiao Long Bao is still great after not having them a long time as I always couldn't get a table at the Neil Road branch. The dumplings in the Osmanthus based soup is very fragrant! I love their red bean pancake but wish that the crust is crispier. Service is ok. Impersonal but efficient.
Nice taste, Nice service. In my opinion, grilled dumplings is the best. However, pizza dumplungs was sold out. Actually, I wanted to As soon as, I will visit Jing Hua Xiao Chi again!
Service was prompt and non intrusive. The restaurant was not crowded which made for a more private and exclusive experience. :p waiters also changed the plates very often. Foodwise, taste was great especially the Chinese pizza and the sanxie guotie. Not a fan of the noodles though. Selection was limited which prevents a more frequent visit. Price was affordable too. About 23 per pax.