Tong Xing Ju 同心居 Special Shanghai Tim-Sum used to be from Queenstowns Margaret Drive Food Centre, and is known to serve delicious Shanghainese style dumplings, noodles and soup.
The hawker stall had been frequently featured on television and earned several positive reviews, but few know of its whereabouts after the food centre at Queenstown was torn down. (Read about: Sin Kee Chicken Rice which has since moved to Mei Ling Food Centre
Like many of its old-time fans, I was so happy to find that it has just relocated to Maxwell Food Centre.
The guotie (fried dumplings, $4 for 8 pieces) served with a soy-vinegar dipping sauce and specially made chili sauce, is easily one of the best I had in Singapore. The shui jiao (steamed dumplings, $4 for 8 pieces) also impresses with its fresh ingredients within, with use of chopped ham which gives the dumplings a slight salty savour.
You do need to wait like 15 minutes though (even if there is no queue), because they prepare everything fresh!
Tong Xing Ju Special Shanghai Tim-Sum 同心居
#01-92, Maxwell Food Centre, 1 Kadayanallur Street, Singapore 069184 (10 min walk from Chinatown MRT) Tel:+65 9662 3501
Opening hours: Tues-Sun 11:30a-8:00pm (closed Mon)