Xing Hua Family Restaurant is a small and simple family restaurant that is located under a residential building. It serves Heng Hua cuisine to its patrons.
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Comfort at its best.
I have never had authentic Pu Tien cuisine before, thus I am unable to compare the quality of the food served here and in the country of its origin. However, I've patronized this restaurant at least 4 times in a month, and for more reasons than one.
I brought my friend to Xing Hua as the weather felt suitable to have a comforting soupy meal (not much of a soup person, but this eatery came to mind when I was contemplating on the soup idea). I went in to order their Braised Lor Mee ($6, pictured), and asked for the noodles to be slightly undercooked preferably. I made the request confidently, as this restaurant is one of the restaurants with the warmest service ever. The ladies sure give warm smiles! The lady whom I ordered the noodles from went to the kitchen personally to instruct the chef, and another lady proceeded to scoop two kinds of chili for me. I offered to take the condiments out but she insisted that I went to sit first instead.. with a sweet smile.
Within 7 to 8 minutes, the bowl of goodness came. After snapping a quick picture, I immediately took a bite at my noodles - perfect underdone chew. The bowl of broth-infused noodles were a pleasure to devour, and the sourness of the chili gave a tinge of ! with every mouthful. The prawns were fresh and succulent as well, and before I knew it, the short-lived happiness was over.
I would certainly recommend this dish for first-timers; it's their signature! Their Fried Mee Sua ($5.50) is also great and generous and the portion is reasonable for the price. The Fried Bee Hoon ($5.50), although unique in texture, was a tad oily, possibly in an attempt to hold the dish together. Be sure to try their other dishes as well if you are going in groups! There are a variety of dishes to choose from.
My favourite place for Pu Tien (Heng Hua) styled cuisine!
I was first introduced to this restaurant by my friends, and was quite happy that they did what they did. Firstly, although it is a standalone restaurant, the prices seem to be extremely cheap, given the quantity of food that they serve. At just $3, you get a huge bowl of Heng Hua-styled braised noodles (卤面), which I barely managed to finish. Quantity aside, the quality is also extremely great! And to be honest, I'd rather go to this restaurant for Pu Tien-styled cuisine rather than going to the restaurant "Pu Tien".
If a bowl of noodles ain't enough, try ordering some side dishes. The prices of these side dishes are also very reasonable, which can be compared to those of Zi Char stalls. My friends and I ordered a spicy 'lala', which was well-cooked and fresh.
For the drinks, sadly, the prices are a little higher than those sold at coffee shops. Since I was the 'old-school guy', I ordered myself some tea. I was rather amazed by how it was served - it was served with real tea leaves inside a glass, to which hot water was poured inside. This was rather fascinating to me because most restaurants serve their tea ready-made or with a teabag.
The downside, however, is the toilet. I suggest you visit the toilet before going to have your meal at this restaurant. Already small and cramped, the toilet is filled with empty pails (presumably used for cleaning the floor) and other miscellaneous items. Other than that, I don't see why dining at this restaurant is not a good choice.