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.
Good food and ambience 👍. Good for groups or family
The xiao long bao are fantastic. I highly recommend this place. Yes price is a little high but you will get a good quality of food.
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.