If you love Japanese style ramen broth and Chinese style la mian, consider heading to the DumPrince Dumpling House 饺皇帝.

Situated in the basement of Chinatown Point, it is primarily a fuss-free casual Chinese-style noodle eatery. But there is more to DumPrince than meets the eye.

For instance, their hand-pulled noodles with a chicken base come in a robust collagen broth.

(Collagen is a natural protein supplement. So, the broth is not just tasty but can lead to several health benefits, such as youthful skin and stronger bones.)

The team DumPrince used to helm Kure Menya – known for its authentic chicken-based Japanese ramen.

Making DumPrince all the more attractive is their prices. The dishes and sides, cooked without pork or lard, are pocket-friendly and filling at the same time.

Noodle prices start from $5.50 (for clear soup); while a collagen soup noodles starts from $7.50.

Here are some of the recommendations from DumPrince:

Chicken Dumplings Noodle Soup ($8.90 for collagen broth, $6.90 for clear soup)
For the noodles, you can pick between the hand-pulled noodles or a thicker variety of been hoon (rice vermicelli).

Similarly, there is an option of a clear soup or collagen broth – I recommend ordering the collagen broth for a more full-bodied experience.

The chef has narrowed the construction of the tasty broth to its minutest detail, which consists of an 8-hour preparation time.

Moreover, the cloudiness of the soup comes from boiling the chicken bones at a high temperature and not by simply adding milk. The final broth is creamy and not salty, so I had no problem finishing it to the last drop.

Prawn Dumplings Noodle Soup ($8.90 for collagen broth, $6.90 for clear soup)

Like noodles and soup, you have a range of options for dumplings. The Prawn Dumpling Noodle Soup is ideal for seafood lovers.

It is also important to note that the hearty soups at DumPrince do not have any MSG.

Instead, you get to taste the flavours of all the fresh ingredients, resulting in a semi-rich umami bowl of goodness.

Both styles of dumplings options – the chicken and prawn, are made in-house.

Meatball Noodle Soup ($8.90 for collagen broth, $6.90 for clear soup)
Food lovers who enjoy a rustic element to their meal can appreciate the Meatball Noodle Soup.

The specialty of the meatballs, made by hand, is that they include cabbage along with chicken meat.

So, the texture has a homemade quality, and the crunch from the cabbage gives it a more latered taste.

I only wished the noodles were a little bit firmer; so depending on your liking, you can request it from the chefs.

QQ Prawn Noodle Soup ($7.50 for collagen broth, $5.50 for clear soup)
The QQ Prawn Noodle Soup comes with four neatly lined shrimps on top.

Since the seafood option, unlike a dumpling, is lighter in character, you may want to substitute the collagen broth with the clear soup.

Zhajiang Noodles ($6.90)
The Chinese-style noodles are a dry alternative to the previously mentioned soup dishes and come with a savoury homemade sauce.

Furthermore, you can find similar garnishing as the other preparations, such as a half-boiled ajitama egg and cabbage.

Additional toppings include minced chicken and cucumber that help cut through the sauce’s richness.

Sichuan Hot & Sour Dry Noodles ($6.90)
Interestingly, the chef at DumPrince earlier worked at a popular Sichuan restaurant in Singapore.

Therefore, the Sichuan Hot & Sour Dry Noodles are somewhat of a house speciality worth trying.

The cooking of the dish includes tossing the noodles in a homemade Sichuan sauce and seasoning them with various spices and peppercorns.

To give the noodles a bit of texture and to lessen the intensity of the flavours, the chef then sprinkles roasted sesame seeds on top.

I initially expected the noodles to be fiery hot. However, they turned out to have just the right degree of spiciness.

Having extensive knowledge about local preferences, the chef manages to balance the noodles. There is a delicate-sour aftertaste to them, which Singaporeans, in general, prefer.

You can top-up all noodles for a set at $3 which includes a choice of side and drink.

Like its main menu, DumPrince Dumpling House has a limited sides menu, but it is tasteful and sufficient.

Diners can choose items like Chicken Dumplings, Mini Chicken Cutlets, Prawn Dumplings, or even a Spicy Black Fungus Salad.

The dumplings, though, are the heroes here. Made from scratch, they retain their juiciness till the last bite and have a pleasant savoury taste.

Depending on your liking and mood, you can opt for the dumplings to be boiled, pan-fried, or deep-fried.

If you enjoy the spicy and tangy Hong You Chao Shao ($6.50 for 6 pcs, $9.90 for 10 pcs), do not miss the Sichuan Spicy Dumplings.

I also liked the Chicken Dumplings ($5.50 for 6 pcs, $8.50 for $10) with a lovely soft doughy exterior and flavourful fillings.

At the same time, the Mini Chicken Cutlets ($5.90 for 2 pcs, $6.90 for 3 pcs) had an even golden-brown crunchy coating and tender meaty interior.

DumPrince Dumpling House
133 New Bridge Road, Chinatown Point B1-47C, Singapore 059413
Opening Hours: 11am – 8:30pm (Mon – Sun)

* This entry is brought to you in partnership with DumPrince.


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