30 Dec 2013
See my full reviews & photos at = http://chefquak.com/2013/12/30/4pax-birthday-ala-carte-buffet-lunch-jing-on-28dec2013/
was buying a birthday lunch for a friend couple & decided to go Jing for the weekend ala carte buffet lunch on 28.12.2013. Jing is a joint venture by majestic chef yong bing ngen & low lik peng. the location is better however somehow i always find majestic food better. anyhow had not been to jing for many years so thought i would try it out again.
the weekend ala carte buffet is S$48pax, with 1 fee for 3paying using citibank credit card. previously it was S$36pax also with the 1 free promotion but perhaps that was sometime ago. anyway these days most better ala carte buffet would have cost this amount.
previously peking duck was served at a cold cut station. this time it was served as a table order which was preferred. it was competent.
the fish maw soup was good as usual. we also tried the dumpling soup which was very tasty too!
we ordered 3 dim sum – a scallop dumpling, a deep-fried dragon beard scallop dumpling & a abalone crystal dumpling..they were good too.
the korean-styled galbi beef ribs with kimchi (top photo) was good as usual. :chopstic
k:the wasabi prawns were crispy, juicy, good, though my personal preference was for less mayo (like at majestic). the chilean seabass was kind of disappointment as majestic served a very tasty chilean seabass – this one was not firm & flat in taste.
the deep-fried soon hock was competent. the chilli crab was better than i expected as i had previously very poor chilli crab at majestic.
we had the money head dish – quite a meaningless nothing dish for me, just tasting the sweet sour “gong bao” taste.
the sliced beef with sweet basil was poor. most zi char did this better, even the S$9 thai basil beef set at le wu.
the sharkskin “pao fan”, a soupy rice dish, was also a dish that could do w/o, basically just eating carbo.
the mango pomelo dish was very average, nothing like that the 杨枝甘露 at tunglok signature.
overall, my guests felt it was quite a good lunch. i thought i was ok too, though i didn’t really think it was any better than peach garden’s ala carte buffet which was cheaper & had wider choice of food.
i got a birthday cake from swissbake called paradiso, & Jing kept, served & arranged for the birthday boy to bring back the cake.