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         Singapore's Original
               Dumpling House

In 1989 in Singapore's Chinatown, Uncle and Auntie Han
opened Jing Hua Xiao Chi, a specialist dumpling shop.
Soon the lines spilled out the door, and customers left happy
with the Han's home-made dumplings, noodles and desserts.

Uncle and Auntie Han selected fresh ingredients daily from
nearby wet markets in Chinatown and worked hard on their
recipes, perfecting the flavors for local tastes.

Jing Hua's menu has remained unchanged at Neil Road since
the beginning, a short list of great quality dishes that shows
off the Han family's "honest-to-goodness" Jing Hua cuisine.

Now a second generation is taking over after 25 years and
counting, introducing these popular dumplings from
Singapore's Chinatown to the world.

We hope you will enjoy these dishes as much as we enjoy
making them for you.

The Original Shophouse
Founded in 1989, Jing Hua Xiao Chi was started by native Singaporeans Mr. and Mrs. Han. Located at the place first known as the “Qun Zhong Eating House”, Jing Hua was one of the first occupants of a row of recently refurbished shophouses along Neil Road in Singapore’s Chinatown. The family started Jing Hua as a means to make ends meet, and took their recipes from Mr. Han’s mother, who lived in Shanghai, and from Mrs. Han, who made good dumplings at home. That is how it all began, and over the years, the family slowly adapted their recipes to suit Singaporean tastes. The result is a tight menu of dumplings, noodles and desserts that is appealing to people of all nationalities who travel through the small island nation.
21 Neil Road
+65 6221-3060

11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed Wednesdays
Palais Renaissance
After more than a quarter century of serving “honest-to-goodness”, home-style dishes that have been passed on through two generations, Jing Hua opened its third branch at Palais Renaissance in 2014. This Ochard Road outlet offers signature Jing Hua creations while introducing a modern dining experience for its fans. The 90-seater exhibits a bold and graphic take on Singaporean Straits Chinese tea room design with hints of Art Deco elements, while retaining its welcoming communal essence. The interior respectfully distills the qualities of a 25-year-old pioneering family restaurant known for its traditional-style Xiao Chi into an authentic and fun contemporary Singaporean dining & bar experience.
Palais Renaissance B1
390 Orchard Road
+65 6733-8231

11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Open all day weekends & public holidays
Bugis Village
Jing Hua Xiao Chi introduced its second venue along Rochor Road in 2013. Located at one of the restored shophouses in Bugis Village, the outlet brings the Jing Hua experience to a younger audience in its new location. The restaurant is just behind the bustling Bugis Street that attracts young shoppers and tourists. The interior features a one-of-a-kind movie poster from a Singaporean artist, but the menu is still the good old Jing Hua menu from Neil Road.
159 Rochor Road
+65 6337-7601

11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Open all day weekends & public holidays

The Straits Times featured Han Guo Gwang, Mr. and Mrs. Han's son and the Jing Hua Food Director in the Feb. 7 Sunday Straits Times:


The Han family were featured together in Singapore's largest Chinese newspaper, Lianhe Zaobao on Sunday Jan 17, 2014



"The snazzy red-and-black decor, comfortable booths and gentrified surroundings make it a no-brainer choice for those unfamiliar with its hole-in-the-wall Neil Road flagship and Bugis Village branch. If you're averse to Din Tai Fung's pervasiveness or the big two's - Imperial Treasure and Crystal Jade - dominance of the Chinese food scene - Jing Hua has a charming, unpolished appeal to it"

–The Business Times, "Homestyle cuisine in hipster haunts" by Jaime Ee


"What I love best about this restaurant is how it effortlessly combines its sophisticated surroundings with its no-frills, classic menu. All but two items cost $10 or less, and I spied young children in high chairs at about half the tables during lunchtime. So whether you’re running errands with the munchkins in tow, or taking a break from a power shopping session with friends, I can enthusiastically recommend Jing Hua Restaurant to satisfy your dumpling craving"

– Sassy Mama, "Dumpling delights at Jing Hua restaurant on Orchard" by Kate McFarlane


"Do not miss the Little Juicy Steamed Meat Dumplings (小笼汤包) ($5,4pcs, $8.80,8pcs). The first thing I noticed was the delicate skin. It was thin, smooth and slightly chewy. … The skin is made from a special recipe and used in most of their flour products. I cannot stop raving about that texture!"



 "I quite like the decor at the latest Jing Hua restaurant. The 95-seater exhibits a bold and graphic take on a Straits Chinese tea room design with hints of Art Deco elements while retaining its welcoming communal essence."


- Ginza   - Tsukuba
Jing Hua Xiao Chi has long been popular with Japanese visitors to Singapore. They find that the recipes’ light touch on classic Chinese dishes is perfect for their palates. Jing Hua Xiao Chi launched a Tokyo location in early 2014, hidden on Ginza side ally. The neat two-story shophouse is covered in a large-scale mural of Singapore featuring the iconic Merlion.
5-9-6 Ginza
Chuo, Tokyo
Japan 104-0061
+81 3 6274-6406

11:00 am to 2:00 am from Monday to Friday
10:00 am to 10:00 pm on weekends and public holidays
The second Jing Hua Xiao Chi in Japan is located just 45-minutes north of Tokyo in Tsukuba, not far from the famous gyoza town of Utsunomiya. A vibrant and green city known for its stunning rows of ginko trees, Tsukuba hosts more than 280 national and private education research organizations, attracting a large international group of scientists and students. The Tsukuba Jing Hua is a family-style restaurant with an extended menu of signature Singapore dishes.
1-11-3 Gakuen Minami
Tsukuba City, Ibaraki
Japan 305-0818
+81 029 893-3358

11:00 am to 1:00 pm
5:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Jing Hua is proud to announce its third location in Japan, the ski town of Hakuba:


Jing Hua Hakuba

2551-1 Kitashiro (Olympic Road)

Hakuba Village, Kitaazumi, Nagano

Japan 399-9301

+81 261 85-2655

5:00 pm  to 9:00 pm

Closed Tuesdays


More info to come soon!

Ristorante Pasta B
Jing Hua’s dishes travelled to Europe in 2014, featuring in Italy’s fashion center Milan at Ristorante Pasta B – Jinghua. Home to the largest and oldest Chinese community in Italy, Milan has top-rated restaurants serving Asian cuisine. The European shop’s menu includes Jing Hua Xiao Chi’s popular Little Juicy Soup Dumplings, Zha Jiang Noodles and signature Chinese desserts, presented in a bright and stylish Italian vision of tropical Singapore.
Via Hoepli 20121
Milan, Italy 20121
+39 02 7200 4298

11:30 am - 10:00 pm

Pasta B-Jing Hua has a new extended menu and is now open for dinner till 10 p.m. and on Sundays as well. Please stop by and enjoy our new offerings!

Serving up home-style “honest-to-goodness”
Jing Hua cuisine over two decades
What's Xiao Chi?
In Chinese, Xiao Chi – 小吃 – literally means “small bites”. These are typically hearty snacks like dumplings and other dim sum items.   With a menu of noodles and dumplings, Jing Hua is proud to be a specialist in xiao chi and invites you to come try our selection!
Home-style Goodness from a Family-run Kitchen
In 1989, Jing Hua was founded by native Singaporeans Mr. and Mrs. Han. Now in their 70s, the couple recalls Jing Hua as one of the first occupants of the shophouses along Singapore’s Neil Road that were refurbished in the late 1980s.   “We started Jing Hua as a means to make ends meet for the family,” says Mr. Han. “We got some ideas from my mother who lived in Shanghai, and my wife makes good dumplings. That is how it all began”
Original Jing Hua Cuisine for the Local Palate
Jing Hua’s menu, which has remained unchanged at Neil Road since the beginning, is a true testament of how consistent quality can withstand the test of time. Prepared with ingredients sourced from Chinatown’s wet markets, Jing Hua has built a strong reputation for serving up delicious homemade dumplings over the years. Despite its success, Mr. and Mrs. Han never ceased to listen to feedback from customers in order to refine the quality of the dumplings. The result is an original Jing Hua   recipe, customised to suit local tastes.

The most famous of the Jing Hua dumplings is the “Little Juicy Steamed Meat Dumplings” 小笼汤包, a plump parcel of minced pork, flavourful soup and thin, but firm skin. “I eat these dumplings every day and I still enjoy them each time,” says Mrs. Han “The pork filling melts away in the mouth, and the proportion of pork, soup and skin is what took us years to perfect.”
The Jing Hua Tradition Continues
The original, old-school Jing Hua continues to operate in the place first known as the “Qun Zhong Eating House”. Since 2013, two new locations have opened in Singapore, as well as outposts in Japan and Italy.

In the third Singapore location, Jing Hua has gone uptown in the boutique Palais Renaissance mall on Orchard Road and features a bar with a wide selection of Chinese liquors, whiskies and Japanese shochu, each an intriguing possible match for the restaurant’s bite-sized dumplings,
  all depending on your tastes of course. The second Singapore restaurant is nestled amidst a row of restored shophouses in the popular Bugis Village area, serving up delicious Jing Hua cuisine to a younger audience.

The Japanese outlets for Jing Hua started in Tokyo, hidden in a shop house on a off-the-tracks Ginza alley. The second location is a family style restaurant in the rural town of Tsukuba.
Simply Irresistible