Ju Xing Home arrives in Singapore: Michelin-awarded HK restaurant brings comfort flavours

By Evan Mua December 1, 2023
Ju Xing Home arrives in Singapore: Michelin-awarded HK restaurant brings comfort flavours
Michelin-awarded Ju Xing Home opens in Singapore. Photo: Evan Mua/HungryGoWhere

Nowadays, when we hear of international brands opening in Singapore, it’s usually your viral-worthy brands or trendy cafes.

While that’s par for the course, the newest entrant is rather unique: Ju Xing Home, a famous Chinese restaurant from Hong Kong that officially opened today, Dec 1.

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Diners have a good new Chinese restaurant option at Orchard. Photo: Evan Mua/HungryGoWhere

The establishment is purportedly a go-to haunt for many recognisable celebrities and renowned chefs in Hong Kong, with a crowded photo wall to show for it, featuring the likes of Alan Tham, Raymond Lam and Tim Ho Wan’s chef Mak Kwai Pui.

Besides attracting Michelin chefs, it’s also drawn in Michelin inspectors, too — the popular hole-in-the-wall is featured in the Hong Kong edition of the Michelin Guide and further recognised with a Michelin Bib Gourmand award.

Now, you can find it in Singapore too, with Ju Xing Home’s maiden outlet conveniently tucked away in the basement of Takashimaya Shopping Centre at Orchard.

Decked out in auspicious reds and whites, the Orchard restaurant exudes a markedly old-school Cantonese restaurant feel, complete with stacked-up tanks of live seafood and Jacky Cheung’s vintage earworms serenading the crowd.

A dash of Cantonese, a splash of Sichuanese

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Old-school and nostalgic. Photo: Evan Mua/HungryGoWhere

Wonder what makes Ju Xing Home different from your usual Cantonese outfits that litter the streets of Hong Kong? 

Well, the restaurant doesn’t just dabble in the tried-and-tested Cantonese stir-fry dishes — it’s also known for incorporating Sichuan flavours and dishes into its menu.

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Photo: Evan Mua/HungryGoWhere

What ensues is a melange of bodacious and punchy Sichuan-style dishes, tastefully juxtaposed against elegant and layered classics from the Cantonese culinary canon.

For instance, a crowd favourite is a double-boiled clam soup with mountain pepper (S$18.80 for regular, S$36.80 for large) that’s comforting, crisp and filled with the sweetness from the claims and a mild, peppery sharpness in the mix.

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A very strong rendition of the tried-and-true classic zi char dish. Photo: Evan Mua/HungryGoWhere

Similarly, the ever-popular classic dish of sweet and sour pork (S$16.80 for regular, S$26.80 for large) is also a hot favourite on Ju Xing Home’s menu. 

This rendition comes coated in a sticky layer of hawthorn sauce, giving it a distinctly vibrant and tangy profile.

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Tender slices of beef bathed in a deceptively fiery red soup. Photo: Evan Mua/HungryGoWhere

On the other hand, there’s the Sichuan mala sliced beef (S$26.80), a highlight of tender beef slices, bathed in a deep-crimson soup.

Unlike your usual Sichuan mala dishes, this dish is still spice-rich but only leaves a nice, prickly tingle on the tongue without being too heavy-handed.

Ju Xing Home’s fresh seafood

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The prawns are fresh and plump. Photo: Evan Mua/HungryGoWhere

It’s also recommended that diners dive into the seafood selection — we mentioned earlier that Ju Xing Home’s Singapore outlet is home to an array of tanks filled with live catch. 

One hearty signature is the tiger prawn with crispy vermicelli and signature sauce (S$29.80 for regular, S$49.80 for large), featuring a slew of large tiger prawns coated in sauce, nestled in a nest of deep-fried vermicelli.

Luscious tender prawns, jazzed up with a rich seafood-based sauce, along with gratifyingly airy fried vermicelli? We think this is sure to be a hit with seafood lovers.

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Sichuan-style fish is one of the strong suits of Ju Xing Home. Photo: Evan Mua/HungryGoWhere

The fish selection is also where you can see a lot of the renowned Sichuan flavours come through. One good example is the poached fish in Sichuan chilli oil (S$45.80 for regular, S$68.80 for large).

This one is a stew dish crammed full of springy fish slices, lush with spice complexities from a medley of chillies and green peppercorn. The star is the deeply flavourful stew that satisfyingly torches the tongue, while abstaining from being excruciatingly spicy.

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Whole fish is available too. Photo: Evan Mua/HungryGoWhere

The other popular Sichuan-style fish at Ju Xing Home is the Sichuan fish with pickled mustard (S$45.80 for regular, S$68.80 for large), which is generally light and wholesome, though diners can pile on more pickled mustard to inject some acidity.

While usually offered with fresh fish as the highlight, both varieties come with the option of using live fish, priced at S$9.80 per 100g for tiger grouper or S$11.80 for 100g for marble goby straight out of the tank.

For more ideas on what to eat, read our stories on the best ramen spots in Singapore and  HDL’s special free-flow promo set at just S$34.95 per diner.

Do explore the new GrabFood Dine-in service for awesome deals.

You can also book a ride to Takashimaya Shopping Centre to try out Ju Xing Home’s Singapore outlet!

Ju Xing Home

Takashimaya Shopping Centre B2-36A, 391 Orchard Road
Nearest MRT station: Orchard
Open: Monday to Sunday (11am to 10pm)

Takashimaya Shopping Centre B2-36A, 391 Orchard Road
Nearest MRT station: Orchard
Open: Monday to Sunday (11am to 10pm)

Evan Mua


Evan started off writing about food on Instagram, before joining outlets such as Buro and Confirm Good to pursue his passion. His best work usually comes after his first whisky shot in the morning.

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