"Gourmandism is an act of judgement, by which we prefer things which have a pleasant taste to those which lack this quality." – Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Tian Jin Fong Kee 天津冯记

Went to People’s Park to help my Dad pay for his China tour trip and came across this shop. He said that this shop has over 20 over years of history and that it’s dumplings (锅贴) are very good.

So we sat down and ordered a small serving, $6. They have an air-conditioned area, and they also have a stall in the market hawker beside it.

We waited for about 10 minutes. While waiting, we were guessing how many dumplings would there be for $6. It was a surprising 10 when it was served to us.

The dumplings were not those that I expected – crispy bottom and soft at the top. This seemed more like it was steamed, then deep-fried whole. The vinegar was average, and their ginger did not look or taste fresh. There wasn’t much ginger taste too. However, the fillings were moist and juicy, and the minced pork were not fatty.

A pity that there was only a single type of filling for the dumplings – chives and minced pork. There was also limited Tian Jin cuisine. The majority of their food in their full menu are already very localised. Otherwise, it would feel more authentic to be eating real Tian Jin cuisines. I would fail their dumplings.

Prices exclude 7% GST. No service charge.

Stall name:Tian Jin Fong Kee 天津冯记
Address: 1 Park Road, #01-100, People’s Park Complex, Singapore 059108
Tel: 6532 3318
Website: http://www.fongkee.com

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One response

  1. Anonymous

    A few years ago, they serve bigger and juicier dumplings at the outlets I have patronised (2 at Peoples’ Park, one at Food Street, Maxwell Road (has been closed for quite long by now and one at North Bridge Road (this has also closed down recently). Now each dumpling is half the size it used to be and the filling is only a third of it. Also the sellers are more arrogant in recent years especially the one at Peoples’ Park Food Centre. They used to welcome you to take a seat and serve you when the food is ready. Now at Peoples’ Park Food Centre they look at you stolidly, glumply, and ask you to wait or go back and collect the dumplings when they are ready. You can literally feel them telling you if you don’t feel like eating here you may get lost. I liked their dumpling but I can’t get it anymore from them, never mind the service.

    November 10, 2011 at 2:29 PM

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