Friday, 19 April 2013

Bugis Junction Food Trail: Honguo 红锅

I've always passed by Honguo whenever I am at Bugis Junction but never got to try it. Finally I got to have a taste of Honguo!

Honey Lemon Salty Plum Freeze 
It has a very strong taste of honey + lemon + plum altogether. It seems like there are dragonfruit seeds (?) on top of the drink. The seeds are very crunchy and gives that extra flavour and texture to the drink. If you are adventurous enough, be sure to try out this which is something more different than the rest.

Zhuang Yuan Mi Xian (15 Items) 状元过桥米线 (15样) - $8.80 

The soup broth is served hot at a boiling temperature. The ingredients include yunnan rice noodles, quail eggs, chives, beancurd thread, dried shrimp, fried meat, spring onion, fish, dou miao, sze chuan vegetable, mushrooms, button mushroom, ham, prawn, fried peanuts and squid. Be sure to add in the raw ingredients such as the eggs first so that it can be cooked by the heat of the broth. 

Here's how it looks like after all the ingredients have been added. Honguo's soup is double boiled for hours with parts of duck, chicken and pork and thus, it tastes very flavourful and nourishing as well. The soup is also not oily. I find this very comforting to eat on rainy days and chilly weathers. 

Sze Chuan Chicken in Basket四川辣子鸡 - $7.50
I find it slightly salty but I love the spiciness of it. It will be rather spicy for someone who cannot take spicy food. The chicken is very lean and has no fats and I love it.

Minced Pork Lettuce Wrap 生菜猪肉碎 – $6.80 
Scoop up a spoonful of the minced pork and wrap it with the lettuce. The strong taste of the minced pork goes perfectly well with the bland taste of the lettuce.

Pumpkin Fries with Salted Egg Yolk黄金万两 - $6.80
These pumpkin fries are so cute! The "fries" are made out of pumpkin and coated with salted egg yolk. It can be a little dry because of the pumpkin's texture. Surprisingly, it is rather tasty. I was able to taste both the pumpkin and the salted egg yolk. Neither overpowered the other one.

Lotus XO Seafood Fried Rice荷叶XO酱海鲜炒饭 - $8.80 
This is very yummy and fragrant. The mixture of ingredients adds more flavour to the already delicious fried rice.

For more details of Honguo, do visit their facebook page:

Tel : 6884 4717 
Address: Bugis Junction Unit: #B1-06 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your blog. Was looking for places to eat in Bugis Junction. You covered them all!