Legendary Hong Kong – Singapore

What do you get when you get when a couple of wealthy Hong Kong expats miss their hometown cooking? They bring Hong Kong to them. Legendary  Hong Kong in Jurong Point 2’s special “Mongkok Street” has chefs brought in permanently all the way from Hong Kong. And all of them have their specialty dishes ranging from roast meats, wanton noodles, congee, beverages, dim sum and pastries.

So was the meal Legendary? Well the queue is legendary right now, about 30 min to 45 min wait and you have to stand in line. And yes, the meal was quite good. There are over 300 items to choose from so, good luck picking!

My favourites were the roasted meats. The Roasted London Duck was exceptional. The shop gets its ducks from a farm in Ireland which supplies the Chinese restaurants in Europe. It must be the fresh air and the free range, as the ducks from Europe are always fattier, juicier and less gamey. The roast pork was crisp on the outside and fatty on the inside. Just the way it should be.

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Apart from that, I had a smattering of dim sum and cha chaan teng items

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From top left, Polo bun, Gong Zai Meen, Chee Cheong Fun, Char Siew Bao

The Polo bun is exceptional. The crust on top of the bun is sweet and milky and goes perfectly with chunks of butter.  The staple of “Chu Qian Yi Ding” noodles is specially brought in from Hong Kong as the owners felt the one in SIN tasted different (probably due to halal laws). If you like the Hong Kong Cafe classic of gong zai meen with luncheon meat and egg, this one is for you.

The rice rolls were unique, but I was told this is the authentic Hong Kong way. Chee cheong fun is wrapped around deep fried dough fritters…talk about ying and yang! But I still preferred the steamed ones with prawn within. The char siew bao was nothing out of the ordinary, but I felt the meat within was too sweet.

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Dessert is a complicated affair at Legendary Hong Kong as there are so many to choose from. But I was a little let down as in the real Hong Kong, my French toast would come stuffed with peanut butter within, the one here does not. However, it was equally good with melted butter and maple syrup.

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