Min Jiang (Goodwood Park) – July 2012 Makansutra Dinner
I have finally attended my first makansutra dinner this month. I knew Andrew about 2 years ago at a lunch tasting and he has been asking me to attend makansutra dinner. There were many instances where I wanted to go but the seats filled up very fast. So this time, I dropped a message to Andrew about joining July’s makan session even before the venue was confirmed! *typical kiasu singaporean*
Established in 1982 and named after the Min River in the Sichuan province of China, the Min Jiang restaurant is renowned for serving some of the best Chinese cuisine in Singapore. With its contemporary Oriental interior and elegant furnishings, Min Jiang is the only Chinese restaurant by a pool. That night, we sat by the poolside, savouring the cosy and intimate meal with many new friends.
Min Jiang Trio Platter was abit cold by the time it came but it was okay for me. The platter had crispy silver bait fish with chicken floss, vegetarian spring roll and mini octopus. I like the silver bait fish, it is crispy at every bite and I can popped into my mouth, one after another.
Double boiled winter melon and Yunnan Ham Soup is a nourishing soup. The winter melon gives a sweet soothing mild taste while the yunnan ham adds a savoury accent to the soup.
Simple yet delicious braised seasonal greens with shitake mushrooms in oyster sauce is an all time favourite. A light dish to start your palette up for more meat.
The Braised beancurd with assorted seafood was very tasty. The sauce is very robust and flavourful. Now, bring me a bowl of rice!
The roasted chicken served with spiced salt and pepper has a crunchy skin on the outside, with juicy and tender meat underneath.
Fillet of tea smoked duck was served like the Peking Duck style, placed in a thin wrap and brushed over with a sweet sauce. The duck meat is tender and the taste of tea on the meat is evident.
Instead of using glutinous rice, it is steamed fried rice with preserved chinese sausages wrapped in lotus leaf. The rice is infused with the lovely chinese sausage fragrant.
Last but not least, Chilled Mango Sago with Pomelo ended the dinner on a sweet note.
Thank you Andrew and Tony who organise these makansutra dinner sessions every month. We have met many fun friends that night. I am looking forward for the next makansutra dinner. We will be going to Szechuan Dou Hua!
Min Jiang (Goodwood Park)
Address: 22 Scotts Road, Goodwood Park Hotel
Tel: +65 6730 1704