Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Such a joy dinning at Joyden Canton Kitchen

Just last week, I was caught in a dilemma. It wasn't too difficult to get myself out of it..I just needed some time , a good sense of directions as well as knowledge of getting myself from Point A to Point B in the shortest of time and the least of public transport transfer.

Last week's food tasting saw me going from the east to west , spending almost an hour or so on public transportation . At the end of dinner, I was glad I made the choice of attending ~~! To be honest, I was already sold when I took the first bite of food at Joyden Canton Kitchen. Being located at a relatively new mall, HillV2, it may be daunting to travel there especially if one stays in the east.

Joyden Canton Kitchen is part of the popular Joyden Seafood Restaurant located at West Coast. Frankly, I have never tried their food before so I have no expectations whatsoever that evening.

Upon entering the spacious restaurant , I was attracted to the minimalistic interior, and I particularly like the use of wood for some of the decor. It took Joyden 6 mths that involved extensive trips to various parts of Guangdong , trying out dishes etc to conceptualized the menu.

 Soups at Joyden

It is without a doubt that Cantonese love their soups. Joyden certainly lives up to expectations with its interpretation of a Foshan Classic - Chicken with Fresh Huai Shan and Wolfberry in Old Coconut Soup.

Can't believe how clear and light the soup is, and simply love the after taste sweetness
 that comes across the palate. Great for sharing among 2-3 persons. $12.80 

 The 2nd dish isn't really a soup but has a broth..

Signature Sliced Grouper Fillet with Pine Mushroom & 
Black Fungus in Rice Wine Broth $17.80

Freshest of ingredients ,cooked in rice wine, makes this 
a very comforting dish ! I love the usage of rice wine ! 

Chickens at Joyden

There are two must try chicken dishes at Joyden. It was a tough choice if you ask me which one of the two is my favorite. Both are cooked differently and both taste equally good!

This is one of their signature dish - Soy Sauce Chicken. It looks as good as it taste! 
Marinated with secret blend of supieroir light sauce and other herbs, the chicken is tender.
Rosewater is being used as well and it adds a refreshing and slight floral sweetness to this dish

This may look like hainanese chicken to you but wait ..
it is actually Hakka salt poached farm chicken ($17). It is cooked in a salt and herbal stock
 and rested to fully absorb the flavours before it is eaten by us with 
Joyden's homemade ginger puree !
 Served at room temperature, the meat is tender n we love it with the ginger :)

You will love this dish
Braised homemade beancurd coin with poached shanghai baby cabbage
if you enjoy cooked till super soft cabbage!
These are homemade patties of beancurd, seafood and veggie fried till golden brown. 
I particularly enjoy the easy to eat beancurd and the milky broth that was made from 
boiling pork bones for hours  . The combination goes pretty well ! 

This is another NOT TO BE MISSED dish !
Just by looking at this pic is enough to make me salivate ! Home made by Joyden is the premium XO sauce made of dried scallops( 干贝) and jin hua ham ( 金华火腿)which is used in this Fish Maw & Prawns with glass noodles dish  everything is mixed with this slightly spicy sauce and I like how the tang hoon ( glass noodles ) soak up the sauce..Being a chili lover, I though this could have been spicier

There is no ending to Joyden's star dishes..coz it seems like the food we tried
tasted just amazingly good!
Braised pork ribs in aged mandarin peel 
isn't like the usual Chinese zi char kind. The meat is "chopstick tender" 
Almost like what you eat at some ribs restaurant. Cooking method is pretty interesting..
first braised, then infused with special aged mandarin peel sauce before being broiled!

Joyden not just serves meat dishes,
they also have seafood inspired ones!~

Signature Traditional Rice Vermicelli with Poached Egg White, Crab meat & Scallop
hehee..protein laden dish !!
The bee hoon is soaked with the gravy and I love it with lots of vinegar and pepper :)

Mix it all up !

To complement your meal at Joyden, you can try the cooling
Homemade Hawthorne and Apple Drink

Healthy and great for digestion!

We gotta end the meal on a sweet note shouldn't we? :D
Most of us chose the Red Bean soup with dumplings
Unlikely some places where their red bean soup is thick and overly sweet
Joyden's verions is not as thick and tasted really healthy ! I like
the tang yuans are generously filled with peanuts!

Chilled herbal jelly
Highly recommended after the meal :) great for cooling down
and good for those with a 'heaty' disposition :)

One can't go wrong with ordering this classic favorite
 白果薏米 Barley and gingko nuts drink.
Just the right taste of sweetness for me :)

Joyden Canton Kitchen is truly a gem and is the ideal location a birthday celebration,
get together with friends and family or just a meal after work !

It is a place I can go back again and again :D

Joyden Canton Kitchen
4 Hillview Rise, #02-21,
HillV2 Shopping Centre,
Singapore 667979
Tel: 6465 9988

Opening Hours:
Opens daily from 1130-2130hrs
Dimsum daily from 1130-1630hrs.

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