HONGUO means red pot in Chinese, with the restaurant serving specialities from Yunnan. Decorated with paintings and posters of interesting features in Yunnan to complement the authentic Yunnan cuisine in their restaurants, you’ll have the chance to enjoy the full Yunnan experience whenever you come down to dine at HONGUO.
Legend has it that a young and hardworking scholar isolated himself to prepare for an essential examination on an island. His beloved wife brought him his meals diligently every day by crossing the bridge to where he was. However, each time she made the trip there, the food would turn stone cold in the chilly weather. One day, however, she discovered that the pot of chicken soup she brewed for her husband remained warm when it was served to him. She found out that it was due to the layer of chicken oil on top of the soup that had kept the content below warm. From then on, she used this method to maintain the temperature of the food by adding vermicelli, vegetables, eggs and meat pieces into the hot soup just before her husband tucked in. Since then, news of her innovative preparation method became widespread among the country folks and many named the popular dish in Yunnan as “Cross Bridge Vermicelli” 过桥米线. At times, it is even called “Love Bridge Vermicelli” to signify the wife’s highest devotion to her husband.
The soup base of “Cross Bridge Vermicelli” is extremely flavourful and tasty. It is double boiled for many hours with selected duck, chicken and pork portions. The added vermicelli, veggies, meat slices and egg into the soup make it an excellent choice for one looking for nostalgic comfort food.
Popular dishes must-try:
– Zhuang Yuan Mi Xian
– Crispy Wonton
– Garlic Cucumber
– Spicy Sliced Pork Belly Salad
– Pumpkin Fries with Salted Egg Yolk
– Dry Bean Curd Salad
– Pork Chop Olive Kai Lan Fried Rice
– Lychee Aloe Vera Wolfberry Green Tea / Jasmine Green Tea (Hot/Iced) / Honey Lemon (Hot/Iced)
230, Victoria Street #B1-06 Singapore 188024
Tel: (65) 6884 4717
Opening Hours: Daily 11.00 am – 10.00 pm
23 Serangoon Central #B1-75 Singapore 556083
Tel: (65) 6634 4675
Opening Hours: Daily 11:00 am – 10:00 pm