Traditional Cantonese Cuisine at Moi Lum Restaurant

Mum was raving about Moi Lum Restaurant. a Chinatown Heritage Brand, which has been an institution since the 1920s, and she insisted that we had to try it. We reached the restaurant at 5.30pm when it opened for dinner and the crowd grew steadily till it was full by the time we left at 7pm.

Despite the fact that it is a traditional restaurant, each table comes with its own call button!

Majestic Roast Chicken ($16 for half a chicken). I must say that my family was very impressed by the chicken. In most cases when we order roast chicken, the chicken tends to be dry inside. However, this was crispy on the outside and amazingly tender and juicy on the inside.

Apparently their Crispy Prawn Paste Chicken is also very delicious and if you want the best of both worlds, the platter for both cooking styles costs $32. However, I felt that it would make more sense to order an individual serving of the Prawn Paste Chicken as the dish is priced at $14, which would make the total $30 if you ordered them separately.

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Joyden Canton Kitchen (Media Tasting)

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I am glad Joyden is expanding! If you have been following my blog, you would have read about my visit to Joyden Seafood Restaurant in West Coast, which has been serving up some of the best seafood for about ten years. Now, they have established a new restaurant called Joyden Canton Kitchen at HillV2 Shopping Centre, a new mall in Hillview.

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It was my first visit to Hillv2 Shopping Centre and not the last as I intend to return to check out their many food outlets! So on to my meal at Joyden…

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The interior while no less well-renovated as Joyden Seafood, is noticeably more laidback and comforting. The restaurant is set for families having a wholesome meal together, with its minimalistic and contemporary interior of cosy four-seaters and larger tables for eight to ten diners.

The owner made extensive field trips to various part of Guangdong Province in China to better understand the essence of Cantonese cuisine and took six months to conceptualise the menu by using the freshest produce married with skilful culinary techniques.

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Peanuts, a typical Chinese restaurant snack, and assorted condiments to go along with your dish. I must say it has been some time since I have had good sambal served at a Chinese restaurant and theirs is pretty good.

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We were served their Homemade Hawthorne and Apple Drink ($4). Brewed over a low flame, the drink retains the natural sweetness of both ingredients. The drink is made fresh daily.

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