Dingtele Review @ Kovan 鼎特乐上海生煎包

  • Dingtele
  • Rating: 3.5
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  • On 29/07/2017
  • Last modified:29/07/2017

Review Summary:

On the whole, there are some duds in the dishes we ordered, however, some are seriously packed with substance and worth to try especially the Signature pan-fried crispy pork soup buns and the Noodles with soy & scallion oil.

Dingtele Review @ Kovan 鼎特乐上海生煎包

The evening along the Upper Serangoon road near to Kovan MRT is always vibrant and buoyant with all the food eateries around, we were swanning around to pick the choice and decided to try Dingtele – a Shanghainese restaurant right next to the famous Qi Wei Ji Bao 奇味雞煲 (will visit them soon with the seemingly overwhelming response by the crowd).

DingTele 鼎特乐 is popular with their sheng jian bao 生煎包 and noodles.

Signature pan-fried crispy pork soup buns $4.8 for 4

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The buns were pan-fried to slight char on the skin, my first bite was an embarrassing muddle with the juice bursting and squirting all over the table! So be aware when dealing with this bun! The juicy soup was further boasted with the flavour-filled pork filling. A nice bun lives up to be the signature dish here.

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Shanghai deep-fried spare ribs $6.5

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The ribs was encased in a crispy coating but the missing malleable texture and the strong porky smell was a big drawback with this dish.

Signature steamed pork and soup bun $4.8 小笼包

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Packed with juices and the similar pork filling used in the pan-fried bun, the texture of the bun skin can be more refined in term of the thickness and softness, a key factor of a good Xiao Long bao 小笼包.

Wheat gluten & shiitake mushroom $4.5

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A cold dish served with black fungus, shredded bamboo shoots, shiitake mushroom, peanut and wheat gluten or “mien jing”. The wheat gluten was too firm and hard, seasoning was more towards the sweet side, an ordinary appetizer in our opinion.

Oriental wontons with black vinegar & chili oil $6.8

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The overall seasoning was too just mild and lack of the needed souriness and spicness.

Dried shrimp & pork with preserved Szechuan pickle wonton in soup $6.0

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Ordinary and nothing to shout about.

Noodles with soy & scallion oil $5.0

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A bowl of “pale” looking noodle and we were skeptical how good can it be judging from the presentation, the noodle was topped with dried shrimp and spring onion (fried till completely turned black colour!). Surprisingly, the noodle turned out hits on the right note with its remarkable noodle texture and seasoning. Highly recommended dish.

Our verdict on Dingtele

On the whole, there are some duds in the dishes we ordered, however, some are seriously packed with substance and worth to try especially the Signature pan-fried crispy pork soup buns and the Noodles with soy & scallion oil.

no gst, no service charge.

DingTele 鼎特乐

A: 949 Upper Serangoon Rd, Singapore 534713

T: +65 6282 4380

H: 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30pm-10.30pm daily

W: https://www.facebook.com/dingtele.sh/