Monday, September 11, 2023

Guo Jiang (锅匠) @ Mosque Street - Continues to Impress with New Sichuan Dishes


I recently revisited Guo Jiang (锅匠) on Mosque Street, accompanied by a couple of fellow food enthusiasts, to explore some of their new offerings. My previous visit to the restaurant had left a positive impression, so I was eagerly anticipating their latest dishes. Needless to say, my return was well-justified.

Shredded Chicken with Chilli Pepper 4.2/5

We began with the Shredded Chicken with Chilli Pepper (擂椒手撕鸡, $16.80), served refreshingly chilled. The sauce was a harmonious blend of nuttiness and creaminess, while the chilli pepper provided a satisfying crunch. The addition of century egg elevated the dish, introducing a complex and delightful flavour profile that danced on the palate.

Spicy Fish Fillet 4.2/5

Next up was the Spicy Fish Fillet (烧椒鱼片, $36.80). Distinguished from the Sichuan Sour and Spicy Poached Fish with Pickled Greens, the dish skipped the sour notes but still delivered a delightful kick from the chillies. There were fried eggs, celtuce, and tender fish slices, contributing to a balanced and flavoursome ensemble.

Chicken Chicken Frog Frog 4.5/5

An intriguing dish with a straightforward name, Chicken Chicken Frog Frog (鸡鸡娃娃, $46.80) brought a unique combination of chicken and frog legs to the table. Don't let its pale appearance fool you; this dish packs a spicy punch, courtesy of the numbing mala spiciness that ignites the taste buds.

Tomato Crystal Beef 4.8/5

Switching gears to something non-fiery, the Tomato Crystal Beef (番茄水晶牛肉, $36.80) was a delectable creation. The tomato broth was clearly concocted from fresh tomatoes, imparting the dish a refreshing blend of sweetness and tanginess. The beef was masterfully cooked to perfection, boasting a tender, melt-in-your-mouth texture. Golden mushrooms in the broth added an extra layer of flavour and texture. Among the new additions, this dish emerged as my personal favourite.

Chicken Stew in Signature Mala Sauce with Baby Yam and Bamboo Shoots 4.8/5

Of course, we couldn't forget a beloved classic from their existing menu, the Chicken Stew in Signature Mala Sauce with Baby Yam and Bamboo Shoots (烟笋芋儿鸡, $30.80). The dish is bathed in a delightful mala sauce enriched with Sichuan peppercorns, featuring generously sized chicken pieces, each tender and succulent. The baby yam, reminiscent of soft potatoes and crunchy bamboo shoots, soaked up the spicy goodness, resulting in a satisfying and spicy culinary experience.

Guo Jiang continues to impress with its diverse and flavourful old and new offerings. Whether you're seeking fiery Sichuan delights or milder, nuanced dishes, there's something here to tickle every palate.

Note: This is an invited tasting

Guo Jiang (锅匠)
38 Mosque Street
Singapore 059516
Tel: +65 62226838
Nearest MRT: Chinatown (DT, NE Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 11am - 11pm

1) Alight at Chinatown MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to New Bridge Road. Turn right at New Bridge Road and walk to Mosque Street. Turn right onto Mosque Street and walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]

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