Practice English Speaking&Listening with: Value-For-Money Xiao Long Bao Buffets in Singapore | Eatbook Food Guide | EP 37

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Hi guys!

Welcome to another episode of Eatbook Vlogs

I'm Brenda

And I'm Bolin

and in this episode

we are going to get all our xiao long bao cravings satisfied

And can I say that all the xiao long bao we are having today

is free flow!

So if you're a xiao long bao fan

keep your eyes peeled!

Let's go!

Hey miss, it's here

Sorry

Let's go!

Wah look at all these food

I'm so hungry, I want to eat now

Bolin, do you like xiao long bao?

You know what, every time I go to Chinese restaurant

or hotpot restaurant

if there is xiao long bao on the menu

I will definitely order at least one tray

That's why we're here at Guo Fu Steamboat

to try their xiao long baos and their hotpots

and this restaurant is located along cross street

which is just a 5 minute walk from Chinatown MRT

So if you work at the CBD area

this place is super convenient for you

So if during lunchtime, you crave for some hotpot

crave for some xiao long bao

this is the place to come.

There's a lot of food on the table, but

first up we are going to try the xiao long bao

From this angle

I can feel the juices just by seeing it

The skin doesn't look too thick or too thin

but it's sturdy enough to keep the meat and the juices inside.

I'm very excited to try!

Bolin: Let's try! Brenda: Do you want to try together?

I watched this video

This Ding Tai Fung Master taught us how to eat xiao long bao properly

Bolin: So how do you eat it properly? Brenda: First,

You dip the xiao long bao into the vinegar first

then put it on your spoon

after that, use your chopsticks to cut a small hole

let's the juices come out

Bolin: Oh! Okay! Brenda: Drink the soup.

Bolin: Wah! Brenda: You drink very nice is it?

It's damn nice!

The soup you leave on the top of your lip for tomorrow ah?

Don't like that, it's damn nice!

Okay next step

We take ginger and put on the xiao long bao

Bolin: What's the next step? Brenda: The last step is to put it into your mouth.

One, two, three

Oh my god! The soup!

The soup damn nice!

It's very tasty

Very savory also

I like how the meat to skin ratio of this xiao long bao

is perfect.

The skin is just nice

but the amount of meat that's inside

wah

My mouth is big you know

and it can fill my mouth

and the meat is super juicy and tender

You know the top part of the xiao long bao

is twisted right

so that part is especially thick

and sometimes

it's not so well cooked

or it's too thick so the texture seems a bit off

but this one is just nice

Just now, although your method was to poke a hole

and you squeeze all the soup out and drink all the soup

but after I drank all the soup

put the whole xiao long bao in my mouth and bit it again

I could still feel a lot of soup!

Yes! I love it!

I feel like making a poem for this

Make a poem!

Flower background

I want birds chirping at the side

Beautiful little xiao long bao

I think you should eat it now

Put it on a spoon

And poke a hole

And eat it fast

So it doesn't turn cold!

Alright so that's it for the xiao long bao

and right here with us

we have two hot pot soup bases

and what did you order for your soup base?

I got the Millet Golden Soup. How about you?

Wow, mine is the Pure Tomato Soup

Ooh, there are slices of tomato inside

It's very tangy

and there's a good balance between sweet and salty

I think the reason why it had

this sweet taste is because

they really put a lot of fresh tomatoes inside and

and it's not like they used some

power or what

Okay so inside my soup there is

shrimps, cordyceps and pumpkin

It's very thick

It tastes very nourishing and comforting

Yes, and it's got this herbal like taste

and it's very savoury

It's not just a plain saltiness

It's very savoury and has that umami too

I think that although it's herbal

The herbal taste is not too overpowering

So even if you don't like herbal tastes, you can still opt for this

If you don't like maybe mala or spicy soups

Alright I think enough of just tasting the soup base

It's time for us to put all these awesome food in and cook it

and by the way

$25.90++ for this buffet including

this awesome xiao long bao

I think it's really very worth it

Because usually if you're paying $25.90++, I would imagine

just having hotpot

But this one has xiao long bao also!

Yah, that's why! Oh my god. I think right now

Let's faster dig in and

enjoy all the food!

Woo let's go!

Now we are here at Master Wang in Woodlands

Unlike other hotpot buffet places that serve free flow xiao long bao

This places offers a purely xiao long bao buffet

Plus you also get a complimentary noodle dish

So it keeps your meal a little more balanced

And on top of that, you also get to try four different flavours of xiao long baos

and different variety of dumplings

for only $21.80!

And do you know that one tray costs at least $3.20!

Bolin: So if you go and count Brenda: Do the maths...

Wow, it is super worth it

There are four different flavours of xiao long bao here

There's Original

Mala

Scallop

and Kurobuta pork

Mala xiao long bao?

I've never tried a mala xiao long bao before

So I think we try that first?

Brenda: Let's do it! Bolin: Wah, wah, wah!

From an outside look

you can tell that the skin is slightly towards the thinner side.

I was honestly scared that the skin was going to break

but the skin is actually strong enough

to hold all the meat inside!

And there is a lot of meat!

This is slightly towards the spicier side

But the numbing sensation, I can only taste it

For the first few seconds

After that it's quite subtle, I would say

Once you eat it, it's a little spicy

but once you swallow it, after a while, the spiciness is gone

Then you can move on to your next one.

Why not let's try the...

Let's try the Kurobuta pork!

Kurobuta pork! Oh my god let's try

I think my favourite part of this xiao long bao is the skin

Bolin: Ya! Brenda: Because it is

thin enough to hold all the juices

and when you eat it

it's very QQ

Right? It's chewy, I don't know how they make it like that!

It's thin but chewy at the same time

And I don't know whether it's because they use higher quality pork for this xiao long bao but

but the broth here tastes thicker compared to other xiao long baos I've had before

So now, let's try the next flavour

Brenda: Which is the scallop! Bolin: wah, scallop

I just want to say, this scallop version of xiao long bao

It brings a bit of the scallop

a very subtle scallop and seafood taste

Very subtle

But I think it still differentiates itself from the original quite a bit.

Of course, other than the xiao long bao, we have the complimentary la mian

Mine is the spicy braised pork la mian

and what's this?

And mine is the signature braised minced pork la mian

I love the signature braised minced pork

The taste is very substantial

and it's very full bodied

and I like how the

chewiness of the noodles, the crunchiness of the carrots

bean sprouts and radish

and the sauce goes so well together

Right? It tastes very fresh.

I just want to say that the noodles are really very

Bolin: very Q Brenda: Ya!

I feel like he was there and la (pull) for damn long

You can use the noodles to tie things and all

It's like a rubber band

Like what? Tie your mouth?

Okay continue

Alright so this is the spicy braised pork la mian

It is because all of the noodles are hand made

and you can really tell that

the noodles have this really good texture

it is not soggy

this has a lot of biting texture to it

I think the sauce has vinegar inside

and the vinegar really complements the pork very well

It makes it a bit tangy and a little more appetising

It is a spicy braised pork la mian, right?

But the spices of all the chilli on top

It complements the flavour

I think what stands out for me is

the chilli oil

It's very very fragrant

So Bolin, what do you think of the spread of food we had today?

Wah, I think it's truly a rare find to have

free flow xiao long bao buffet and

high quality restaurant level food

in a food court

I know right? And do you know that the shifu (master) actually hand makes all the

the noodles, the xiao long bao and the dumplings

Everything he made by himself!

Bolin: WOW! Brenda: Plus,

He won a lot of culinary competitions

I wish I could just move our house here

Okay ah

BOTH: OUR HOUSE

Okay, so we BTO tomorrow?

Bolin: Today la, don't need to wait already Brenda: Today ah okay ah, go ah!

Let's go!

Alright! So after a long day of eating xiao long bao

we are finally back to the studio

So, what do you think of the two xiao long bao places that we've been to?

For me, I really liked Guo Fu Steamboat

because it had one of the better xiao long baos I have tasted

And also, I like that they have a variety of dishes to choose from

so when I'm sick of the xiao long bao I can go for the hot pot

and when I want something heavier

I can go back to the xiao long bao

How about you?

For me, I think Master Wang

is one of those rare gems in a foodcourt

because you get to have xiao long bao buffet

and also high quality Chinese food

in a food court

So that's one of my favourites for sure

and if I have xiao long bao cravings

I definitely will go there

So if you want to eat xiao long bao

and you're around Woodlands area

You can call Bolin

Drop him a DM and he will go with you

Yes.

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