We were delighted to once again receive food tasting invitation to GuMaJia in celebration of their 5th Anniversary. Our previous tasting session had been so enjoyable that we’ve returned over many occasion due to request from our kids.
In a recent report on straits time, it has come to light at how expensive owning a cafe in Singapore can be. With increasing higher operational cost and competition, small business owners are finding it harder to be profitable.
For an eatery situated at Tai Tong Crescent, celebrating it’s 5th anniversary speaks in volume for surviving this long in a restaurant eat restaurant world. Congratulation and Happy 5th Anniversary celebrations to GuMaJia!
Several new dishes has been introduced in celebration of it’s 5th Anniversary.
Read on and see which one we liked best.
Signature Traditional Bean Curd Soup $28.00
Simplicity of soup made out of humble ingredients. Salted fish head, Chinese Ham, Pork Ribs, Peanuts and fresh Bean Curd were lovingly boiled for 6 hours to produce this flavorful clear broth. Leaves a tinge of sweet aftertaste on the palate. Our kids tucked in half a bowl of rice with this soup. What can I say? I’ve got true blue Cantonese kids who love their soups.
Ubin Lala Bee Hoon $18.00
This dish is a reminiscence of GuMa’s childhood at Pulau Ubin. Where life is simple and food is often enjoyed as a family. Tasty rice vermicelli with fresh Lala. Lovin it!
XO Prawn Noodles $36.00
Egg Noodles with fresh prawns cooked in special homemade superior XO sauce. It wasn’t specified on the menu that this dish is slightly spicy. Extremely flavorful to the point that the taste of XO sauce is overpowering. Love the QQ texture of the prawns though. Not a big fan of egg noodles anyway, so I might just be bias on this one.
Satay Cuttlefish $18.00
I wanted to run up the alps and sing My Favorite Things like The Sound of Music. This dish is seriously cooked with a few of my favorite things! Cuttlefish with Kang Kong topped with Homemade Satay Sauce. An acquired taste is needed for this dish. Oh so sedap!
Homemade yam ring with Kyoto Pork $30.00
Gone in a flash! Perfect combination of creamy yam against tender Kyoto Pork. It is one of Hiroshi’s favorite dishes of the night that got him persistently bugging us to bring him back for more. Love it without a shadow of doubt! Die die MUST eat!
Apart from GuMaJia’s 5th Anniversary new dishes, we also get to taste 2 Sumptuous Chinese New Year dishes. Which totally reminds me that we’re 34 more days away from Chinese New Year. *Looks at the mess at home* We are not at all ready! Arrgh…
The generous Chinese herbs used in this soup makes it a winner! Love the pungent herbal taste with chicken meat that falls off it’s bone! Our vote were unanimous for this one. 好吃！
Lotus Leaf Rice
We were pretty stuffed up by now. I was half expecting the lotus leaf rice to be jelak like those we have at wedding dinners, but this was surprisingly light. It turned out to be quite enjoyable with fragrant chinese mushrooms and lap cheong in between bites of every mouthful.
Check out the full listing of GuMaJia Chinese New Year Menu on their website.
As usual, we received impeccable service at GuMaJia and felt right at home with chatty GuMa and the homely ambiance of the restaurant. I’ll say the food are well valued for money.
Congratulation to your 5th Anniversary and cheers to many more year to come.
We were invited to GuMaJia for food tasting by AT Marketing Consultancy. Views and Opinions are my own. *burp*