Originated from the Yunnan Group of Restaurant which is founded in 1970s, Li Jiang Restaurant first outlet was opened at the Singapore Swimming Club in 2003, subsequently moved to Temasek Club at Portsdown and now settled at its current location at Singapore Science Centre, Omni Theatre.
Double Boiled Chicken Soup with Ginseng and Cordycep 4.5/5
Dinner at Li Jiang Restaurant started with the Double Boiled Chicken Soup with Ginseng and Cordycep ($18 per bowl). It was a rainy night and hence the warm and comforting soup was perfect for the cold weather. The essence of the ingredients was well extracted in the flavourful soup and generously filled to the brim with the various ingredients.
Deep Fried Cod Fish with Thai Sauce 3.5/5
The whole fillet of Deep Fried Cod Fish with Thai Sauce ($12 each) is a modernise way of serving fish without the bones in Chinese cuisine. The firm and buttery cod fish is deep fried to golden brown and served in a sweet Thai chilli sauce. It is quite a classic combination that will delight both the young and old.
Deep Fried Prawn with Wasabi Sauce 3.8/5
The huge and crunchy Deep Fried Prawn with Wasabi Sauce ($24/$36/$48) is topped with pork floss. I think the youth will enjoy this a lot especially with the sweet mayonnaise sauce. I felt it is missing the wasabi punch in the sauce.
Crispy Chicken in Spicy Sesame Sauce 4/5
The Crispy Chicken in Spicy Sesame Sauce reminds me of those Chinese banquet where one of the courses will be a chicken dish. The skin of the chicken is fried to a delectable crispiness while the spicy sesame sauce provides the lift in appreciating the succulent chicken.
Braised Abalone with Tofu and Mushroom 4/5
Another classic dish on the menu is the Braised Abalone with Tofu and Mushroom. The luxurious abalone is firm and bouncy in texture, paired with the smooth and silky tofu. However the highlight is the mushroom with its earthy truffle like aroma.
Fried Rice with Egg White, Scallop and Fish 3.5/5
I was stunned like vegetable when I was served a plate of white fried rice. Taking a closer look at the bed of white grains, the Fried Rice, 清官炒饭 ($16/$26/$36) comes with Egg White, Scallop and Fish. I like the idea but unfortunately we got some rice that was under cooked. Compared to normal fried rice, it does lack the aroma from the egg yolk.
Braised Pork Ribs in Imperial Sauce with Bun 4.5/5
The highlight for the dinner has to be the Braised Pork Ribs in Imperial Sauce with Bun ($25/$50). The pork ribs was so tender that it literally melted in the mouth. The star has to be the accompanying sauce that has a fruity sweetness. The dish is served with fried bun to further appreciate the sauce or eaten with the pork rib's meat sandwiched.
Snow Pear with White Fungus and Osmanthus 4.2/5
Wrapping up the dinner is the Snow Pear with White Fungus and Osmanthus. Once again the restaurant is very generous with its serving, filled to the brim with snow pear and white fungus. It is a refreshing dessert to end the sumptuous dinner.
Overall I find that Li Jiang Restaurant is very sincere in dishing out every dish to the table. The generous portion justify for the price on the menu without compromising in quantity and quality. The restaurant is also conveniently located within walking distance from Jurong East MRT station. For those driving, there is also plenty of parking at Omni Theatre and Science Centre.
Li Jiang Restaurant
21 Jurong Town Hall Road
Tel: +65 67771989 / +65 67778888
Nearest MRT: Jurong East (EW Line, NS Line)
Daily: 1115am - 230pm, 6pm - 10pm
1) Alight at Jurong East MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to Jurong East bus interchange (Stop ID 28009). Take bus number 66 or 335. Alight 3 stops later. Walk to destination. Journey time about 10 minutes. [Map]
2) Alight at Jurong East MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to JCube. Follow the J Link walkway beside JCube and Blk 135. Walk to the end of the walkway. Walk towards the traffic light junction of Jurong Town Hall Road and Jurong East Central. Cross the road and walk to destination. Journey time about 15 minutes. [Map]