Mr Good Says:
Mr Good Says:
I tried 2 items from Justin Quek's latest menu; the Sambal Prawn Capellini and the Double-boiled Herbal Chicken Soup. The hae bee hiam (spicy shrimp) sauce in this dish was super spicy and addictive so I will recommend it to anyone who can take their chilli! The chicken soup wasn't half as good though. The taste of Chinese Angelica Root ("Dang Gui") in the soup was so strong that it became more dang gui soup than chicken soup. The abundance of dang gui also made the soup way too sweet for my liking.Review (29 Apr 2019)
Xin Wang Hong Kong Cafe is a cafe chain that serves Hong Kong style food and drinks. The menu is comprehensive so you can find most Hong Kong foods like dim sum, instant noodles, milk tea and thick toasts. I frequent this place for our family meals because of the prompt service, affordable price and decent food. Their food were never Wow! Mostly okay lah standard. But recently changes are brewing, for the better.
Beginning this year, they have gone a notch more upmarket by upgrading the food presentation, making their food look more palatable. However to keep prices affordable, portion sizes looks like they have shrank. In addition to the presentation, they also refreshed their menu to include individual hot pot sets and a collaborated menu with Fine Dining Chef Justin Quek where new limited-time-only dishes are introduced periodically.
Chef Justin Quek is a prominent celebrity chef who is known for his French-Asian dishes such as foie gras xiao long bao and lobster hokkien mee. He has served many famous personnel including former Chinese president Jiang Zemin, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and our founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew.
While Chef Quek's credential is staggering, I had assumed that this partnership will be a mere cardboard endorsement that is more fluff than stuff.
But after trying the amazing Sea Bass Fillet Curry created by Chef Justin, I am sold! I am definitely looking forward to taste more of his dishes! Seems like Xin Wang is inching towards Wow! for me.
I visited with Mr MRT and he was pleased to note that all Xin Wang Hong Kong Cafe provides Free WiFi with some outlets opening till 2am! Best for that after-movie supper.
On Mr Bargain Hunter's recommendation, I also signed up for Xin Wang's Rewards Card. This is a paid loyalty card but considering the complimentary items included, I am literally getting the card for FREE to enjoy cash rebates (earned rebates can be used to offset the bill on future visit) and birthday treats. The catch is that you can only redeem one free item per visit (so this card is only suitable for those who intend to visit regularly).