Thursday, March 8, 2012

Xiao La Jiao - Singapore

I was really looking forward to being back in Singapore this time round because:
  1. I got to see family and friends
  2. D was coming back with me and spend Chinese New Year in Singapore
  3. my good friend from Auckland was coming back too
  4. 2 friends from Christchurch and KL dropped by Singapore as well - bonus!!
It was a huge reunion of sorts for all of us - who knew when all of us would be in the same country at the same time for a long time to come?  

We decided to try out one of the new eateries at the newly opened 112 Katong as most of us lived in the East.   

As the name suggests, Xiao La Jiao which means little chilli, had super spicy Sze Chuan food.  There are few SzeChuan restaurants in Singapore  so I was interested in trying out this place.  

SzeChuan cuisine is famous for using garlic, dried chillis and peppercorn in their cooking.  It is a very distince taste to the cooking and also very fragrant.  I thought that we could deal with the chilli but we told them to go easy on the chilli just in case.  It was not just hot and spicy but to the point where you can't really feel your tongue or taste the food.  You definitely need a large bowl of white rice to go with the dishes.  For those who like numbing chilli hot, this joint is for you.  If you can't take spicy food,  there are dumplings, some noodles and fried rice but most of the dishes are spicy, after all it is a Sze Chuan restaurant and you do expect it to be spicy.   

I liked the mapo tofu, the eggplant and the chuan style chicken.  We had the pan fried dumplings too and that was very good.  The rest of the dishes were so so.  I would come back again but I'll try out different things.
Xiao La Jiao Griddle Cooked Prawns
Griddle cooked prawns
Xiao La Jiao GeLeShan Style Chicken
GeLeShan Style Chicken
XIao La Jian Chuan Style Spicy Chicken
Chuan Style Spicy Chicken
Xiao La Jiao Fish with Pickled Vegetables
Fish with Pickled Vegetables

Xiao La Jiao Mapo Tofu
Mapo Tofu
Xiao La Jiao Beef with Cumin
Beef with Cumin
Fried Rice
Fried Rice
Eggplant with Minced Meat
Eggplant with Minced Meat
Xiao La Jiao
112 Katong
112 East Coast Road
Tel:6636 3736


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