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Shin Yeh (Liang Court)

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Shin Yeh Bistro originates from Taipei and opens here in Singapore after a joint venture together with Tung Lok Group. Shin Yeh offers home cooked Taiwanese dishes that are recreated in a unique style.

Daily: 11:30 - 14:30

Daily: 18:00 - 22:30

$35 based on 52 submissions
Dinner (23 votes), Lunch (16 votes), Children/Family (14 votes)
Derek Wong

Good food and service

It is a nice taiwanese restaurant. The place is not so crowded and the food is so much better than a lot of taiwanese theme restaurant. A must try!!

The HGW community like this place for...

  • pork liver5 votes
  • sauteed prawns with pineapple3 votes
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17 Aug 2014 • 7 reviews • 0 follower

Good food and service

It is a nice taiwanese restaurant. The place is not so crowded and the food is so much better than a lot of taiwanese theme restaurant. A must try!!
15 Aug 2014 • 579 reviews • 21 followers

Excellent food...must try the pork soy rice!

For the full review, please see http://thehungrybunnie.blogspot.sg/2014/06/shin-yeh-restaurant.html

We were surprised to find Shin Yeh relatively sparse on a Friday night. In this day and age where our little island is so densely populated, it was refreshing to find a restaurant that doesn't have a maddeningly cramped atmosphere.

Service was impressively good here, possibly on par with most fine dining establishments. The smiley waitresses were efficient, thoughtful and thorough. Our teacups were always topped up, dishes arrived in quick succession, and my request to hold off the coriander was repeatedly relayed by the waitresses to the kitchen for just about every dish.

Notwithstanding there being a great many things on the menu that we don't quite like or would usually order (pig intestines, liver, or oysters), we still ended up enjoying the food served up at Shin Yeh. There was a tastiness in their homestyled fare that easy to love.

We had:

1) Taiwan-Styled Rice with Soya Lean Pork ($5): a signature here, and a must-order. The innocuous and plain-looking dish was a spectacularly superb dish, and it's all thanks to that lusciously flavoursome oyster-soy sauce gravy drenching the rice.

2) Wok-Fried Sliced Pork Shoulder with Ginger and Scallions ($20): The pork was tender and moist, boasting a distinct wok hei. 

3) Fried Shitake Mushrooms with Basil and Garlic ($14): vegetarian version of the classic 3-cup chicken. The meaty earthy shitake mushrooms were a wonderful base for the bold and peppery seasonings. 

4) Dried Sole and Chinese Cabbage Claypot ($16): brimming with the sweetness of the greens and umami intensity of dried sole fish. 

5) The soups was where Shin Yeh needed work. The Braised Sharks Fin ($28) with crabmeat and roe, while plentiful in crabmeat and fins, was disappointingly lacking in depth of flavour.

6) Ditto for the lackluster Braised Fish Maw Broth ($12) with sea cucumber. This was swimming with gooey starch but the stock base was insipid. The ingredients were also pathetically scarce.
04 Jul 2014 • 4 reviews • 0 follower

slightly above average

we visited the place on a crowded Friday night. we tried bamboo shoot, pineapple prawn, sambal lala and yam paste as dessert..
Mango dessert
27 May 2014 • 3 reviews • 0 follower

good dinning experience & very nice food

Overall dinning experience was pleasant & exceed expectation. Food quality is surely very good, tasty , fresh & creative.
24 Jan 2014 • 224 reviews • 1 follower

Great Value 20pax Dinner on 22Jan2014

See my full reviews & photos at = http://chefquak.com/2014/01/23/great-value-20pax-dinner-shin-yeh-on-22jan2014/

organiser of RI friends’ dinner this month wanted to do it at a taiwanese porridge place & chose shin yeh,a tunglok restaurant. this dinner get-together was the most successful by far – we had 20pax on 2 tables on 22.1.2014.

i had the amex palate discounts – 20% for 5-20pax. i went earlier with the organiser to order ala carte from the menu (there was no discount for set menus & as always when festivity is near – CNY – set menus were very ex & often offer poor value).

tea was S$12 for the table (seemed like same S$12 for another number of diners on a table) so it was just S$1.20pax & very reasonable. we could have done without the S$5 appetisers which were just bah kua but anyway we reduced to 2 a table so just S$10 for 10pax. 

we picked 10 dishes.

#1 咸水鸡 – a cold dish similar to drunken chicken, was good. meat was sweet & good shaoxing wine flavour.

#2 we decided to take the staff’s recommendation & ordered 2 sweet & sour soon hock for each table. it was cheap compared with live fish, and the preparation made it quite tasty dish.

$3 another staff recommendation was the prawn with pineapple. this was good too. the prawn preparation was like a wasabi or salted egg prawn, lightly deep-fried. the pineapple added zest to the dish. :-) the staff suggested that this dish was more unique than taking live prawns.

#4 the 三杯中卷 (squid) was good too. 三杯 (3-cup) is a common preparation in taiwan & hakka dishes = 1 cup soy sauce, 1 cup cooking wine, 1 cup sesame oil. & since we already had a cold chicken dish & another whole roast chicken, we picked squid instead.

#5 the whole roast chicken with five-spice salt dip was tasty enough with crispy skin. it was kind of small though.

#6 the oyster egg was ok average dish.

#7 the 元蹄 pork trotter with prawns & squid was good – great taste & texture, uncommon to have prawns & squid in the preparation but an welcome addition.

we ordered 1 tofu & 2 vegetable dishes.

#8 the braised tofu with minced pork was good.

#9 the mushroom dish was quite unique though the price was to me unattractive, S$24 for medium portion c/w S$32 for the roast chicken.

#10 mustard green with dried scallop was small but always tasty dish with the dried scallops (瑶柱)

the restaurant provided a free mua chee (mochi) dessert. we were quite full already so did not add any dessert orders.

food was competent, quite good really. the bill after 20% discounts came to S$594nett for 20pax or S$30pax, so it was really great value. the service staff were great – responsive, polite & helpful. shin yeh though can be quite expensive (e.g. the soup of the day was S$10pax so it really depends on the food & portions you order). we were able to order fish, prawns, chicken & pork trotters that were substantial & not costly, so we had a great meal, enjoyable evening get-together at very reasonable cost.