06 Mar 2011
This review is on Ximending located at Raffles City:
K and I had a quick dinner here recently and though not exactly mind-blowing, the food was pretty decent.
Being a signature dish, I would've very much preferred the 三杯鸡 (san bei chicken with basil $17.90) to be more full-bodied with an aroma of Chinese wine but this rendition was passable nonetheless. However, it's a little pricey considering the quality of the dish.
For some fibre, we chose 大肠四季豆 (french beans with crispy intestines $9.90), which was very savory with a generous amount of dried shrimps. The well-flavored intestines provided an interesting texture to the crunchy beans too.
Both dishes went well with plain rice ($1.00) and the meal turned out to be enjoyable despite its simplicity.
Service was prompt and efficient, but too bad the restaurant didn't serve water for free and wet towel cost $0.30 each.