Jia Jia Xing – New Favourite Lor 卤 In Upper Thomson!
Forget the fancy pleasantries. No amount of flowery language can do yummy hawker fare, as good as Jia Jia Xing, justice. The pig’s organ soup appears to be the star of Jia Jia Xing, but I urge you to go for the pig trotter with 卤 (lor) as well. It’s mind-glowingly good. Jia Jia Xing is helmed by an affable lady who handles the never-ending queue single-handedly. We had the Pig’s Organ Soup ($4.50), the Pig’s Trotter with Lor ($5.50 regular, $7 large), as well as a bowl of yam rice ($0.50).
The pig’s trotter here is executed perfectly. Although deemed as confinement food by most people, this is one dish that I’ll gladly eat every other day. The regular bowl contains two trotters. Each trotter carries tender fall-off-the-bone meat. Covering the delicious flesh is a collagen-rich skin that’s thick and gelatinous.
Pig’s trotter with vinegar is a common pairing. However, we were recommended to try the lor version. I guarantee that you will slobber after you’ve had just a small taste of the savoury sauce which carried an intense herbal flavour. Gorging ourselves on the tender pork and full-bodied sauce was shiok! Soak up every bit of the sauce with a bowl of rice!
Talk about a tale of two extremes. The lor of the pig’s trotter made the pig’s organ soup seem very delicate and clean tasting. The soup possesses a peppery hint which quickly faded into a lingering tanginess. The salted vegetables slices gave the soup even more tang, making it more addictive.
I was expecting more pig’s innards to be swimming in the murky broth. But the soup is packed with an equal, if not more, amount of lean pork slices and pork belly. Each pork slice was tender, and firm. I love the pork slices because they were pretty thick and gave a satisfying bite. I’m not a fan of offal, partly due to sanitary concerns, but the innards here were. cleaned and cooked throughly. The texture of the innards was commendable. The only item that I didn’t fancy as much was the liver, which was tough and gamey.
The lor of the pig’s trotter here truly left an impression. The long queue at Jia Jia Xing bears testament to how delicious the food here is. I promise you’ll be like us, planning for a return visit after you’ve tried their dishes.
Jia Jia Xing
Address: 590 Upper Thomson Rd, #01-10, Singapore 574419
Opening Hours: 10am to 7pm daily.
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.
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