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Min Jiang Dempsey – new Chinese restaurant, modern decor & interesting dim sum

Min Jiang Dempsey is the second outlet of famous Chinese Min Jiang of the Goodwood Hotel. The new Min Jiang at Dempsey replaces Min Jiang at One North in Rochester Park. The restaurant is situated at the end of Block 7B Dempsey Road. It is a tranquil area at the western end of the Dempsey Hill dining enclave, away from the hustle and bustle of the Dempsey crowd.

Min Jiang Dempsey restaurant entrance

The new Min Jiang Dempsey restaurant is furnished in a contemporary style. With its wooden furniture, mosaic flooring and large windows that look out into frangipani trees in the lawn, it has a resort feel. It is certainly an attractive place. The only thing that was not so nice was the acoustics. With the glass walls, mosaic floor and wooden furniture, the noise level did get a bit excessive at times.

Min Jiang Dempsey Menu

Here are pictures of some pages from the Min Jiang Dempsey menu. The restaurant serves dim sum at lunch. We noticed some quite interesting items from the dim sum menu and ordered our lunch items mostly from it. It also has a good selection of vegetarian items in the menu.

Min Jiang restaurant dim sum menu
Min Jiang Dempsey Dim Sum menu

An interesting selection of teas is available at the new Min Jiang restaurant. We tried a couple. The one we enjoyed more was the Yellow Treasure Flower Tea ($6 per person).

Min Jiang Dempsey Dim Sum

Our selection of dim sum items at Min Jiang Dempsey were all unusual and unlike any we have tried before, as far as we could remember. It is far to say that all the dim sum we tried were good. If you are thinking of a new, interesting place to have dim sum or simply to have lunch in general, making a reservation at MJ Dempsey will be a good idea.

Deep-fried century egg and prawn spring roll

The deep-fried century egg and prawn spring roll ($9.80) was a set of three long, thin spring rolls. They look more like mini you tiao than spring rolls. The century egg taste was very mild, but the overall taste was very good.

We selected the goldfish prawn dumpling ($4.80 each) solely on account of its cute looks in the menu. The real one looked more like a frightened goldfish than cute. The taste was so-so. I don’t think we will order that again, unless we have young guests to entertain.

The steamed crabmeat dumpling ‘tang bao’ ($8.80 each) was a giant xiao long bao. A glass straw was provided to suck out part of the delicious soup inside before breaking it.

Steamed crabmeat dumpling ‘tang bao’

Even more unusual were the pan-fried pork gyoza ($8.80). Each gyoza came with a phial of vinegar. Squeeze the vinegar into the gyoza before consumption.

We rounded up our lunch at Min Jiang Dempsey with the braised mee pok with eggplant and minced pork with XO sauce ($22). This was a simple but very well prepared mee pok. It was served in a large portion, enough to be shared among three or four people.

P.S. Min Jiang looks even better at night when it glows like a lantern (picture taken on our way to next door restaurant – Bincho at Min Jiang).

Min Jiang by night

Food: 4
Service: 4
Value: 3
Atmosphere: 4
Overall Rating: 4 TOPs 4 tops

Min Jiang
7A & 7B Dempsey Road
Singapore 249684

Opening hours:
Lunch: 11.30am – 2.30pm 
Dinner: 6.30pm – 10.30pm


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