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“Nice view on Singapore River and excellent food”

Jin De Lai Zhong Hua La Mian
Ranked #4,510 of 10,791 Restaurants in Singapore
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Toulouse, France
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Nice view on Singapore River and excellent food”
Reviewed April 21, 2012

It was a nice experience to sit outside at the riverside Boat Quay in the evening at our arrival in Singapore.
From the terrace we enjoyed the beautiful view on Singapore and the light show of Marina Bay Sands.
The food was excellent; all dishes we ordered were very well spiced. Service was good.
Prices at Boat Quay are relatively high compared to other Singapore restaurants, but the location is fantastic

  • Visited April 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 6 Contributor
65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Lovely XIAN style food”
Reviewed March 7, 2012

This place serves excellent Xian style Chinese food. Not being from Xian or even Chinese myself, I can't say I am an authority on this cuisine, but I went with friends from Xian who assured me that this is the best Xian there is to be had in Singapore.

The Spring Chicken Noodle, the small is a huge platter, is a must have. The handmade, thick fat noodles are delish! Another must-have are the cold noodles (not cumin noodle) - divine. The spicy noodle is really spicy (and I am an Indian who loves her spice). Chive pancake is another good choice. (It's like a onion and chive stuffed paranta/prata). Advise to avoid all Sichuan items here, and concentrate on the Xian items. The food here uses a kind of peppercorn (called Mala?) which numbs the tongue, so don't freak out if suddenly you can't feel anything your tongue, the feeling passes away after 1/2 an hour.

A few local Singaporean tips for you to know. Boat Quay is an overpriced "tourist" location. Knowing that you are a visitor is going to get the shop owners here to hard sell you all the expensive items and make you order way too many things. Another BIG trick is that most westerners prefer to sit "outside" next to the river, so there is a price difference between sitting "outside" and sitting "inside". Once you are aware of these subtleties, eating at this place is enjoyable.

  • Visited March 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
148 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
“Nice location, average, overpriced food.”
Reviewed December 10, 2011

This is one of those restaurants on Boat Quay who charge you a fortune just to sit down. The food was ok, nothing special about it. I didn't have the Chilli Crab here but the waiter tried hard to sell it to me.

I ordered a beer and he brought a big jug out (for 1 person) so I sent it back and just got one bottle.

Beware of the hard sell.

Visited November 2011
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