A Return to Mayim

Mayim - 江南四景

5th November 2010, Deepavali. Written by Xin Li.
If there is place to go for lamian, it has go to be Mayim. I can easily finish their lamian there without much effort.

Mayim - Interior

Yeap, I revisited Mayim again during Deepavali with my family. Unsurprisingly, there was a long queue and it took while before we got our seats. There were more seats after 1.30 pm. They have a special menu with a four scholars theme.

Mayim - 江南四景

I decided to order a Jiang Nan Si Jing (Four Scenic Views of Jiangnan - 8.80++ SGD). It is a combination of spicy chicken, jelly fish, marinated vinegar pork and mixed shredded celery with mushroom and beancurd.

Mayim - 江南四景

I am glad I ordered this, the four combinations were unique from each other with a different kind of flavour or texture. In short, it was an interesting and delicious medley of flavours. One of combination features marinated vinegar pork with shredded ginger on it which lifts up the flavour of the tender pork with a pleasant earthy spiciness.

Mayim - 江南四景

The tea was served differently this time round. Off with the tea pots and in with tea+cups. The new tea cups is a combination of a teapot and cup (suddenly it sounds like a design module in my course).

Mayim - Tea

Fried French Beans with Minced Pork, Dried Shrimp and Preserved Vegetables (7.50 SGD) is always part of our meal at Mayim. I remembered the one I had at Yishun was slightly salty. This time round it was just nice.

Mayim - Fried French Beans

I don’t think I need to re-introduce the signature dish of Mayim – the lamian. This is the Dry “la mian” served with minced pork (6.50 SGD). Uneven noodles shows that it was handmade rather than machined made. Great texture as usual, with a tasty sauce to go with it.

Mayim - Zha Jiang Mian

My mum wiped out her Honey Barbequed Pork “la mian” Served in Soup (7.00 SGD).

Mayim - Honey Barbequed Pork “la mian”

We also had a Pan Fried Turnip Cake with Chinese Sausage and Dried Shrimp (2.00 SGD) Not the usual carrot cake you get with egg, oysters etc. Visually it looks plain but looks are deceiving, it tasted rather delicious actually. It has nice lightly charred skin and a smooth interior with tiny bits of sausage and dried shrimp that gives it a savory accent on top of that fragrant turnip flavor.

Mayim - Pan Fried Turnip Cake

Not pictured, the Chong Qing Fried Rice with shrimps, barbequed pork, diced bacon, yam and preserved turnip (8.00 SGD) was ordinary.

My brother also had a Eight Treasure Soup (not picture) that cost 5.50 SGD, it has all kinds of mushrooms in it and he seemed to enjoy it.

Mayim - Mango Pudding

Finished up the meal with Mango Pudding (3.80 SGD). This time round, the jar of milk doesn’t have that awkward “niu” taste I experienced at the Yishun branch. The pudding is quite good, with chunks of sweet mango underneath and a decent smooth texture. It was much better than the Mango with Pomelo Sago (3.80 SGD), I rather go Sugar Granny for that.

Mayim - Interior

1.20 SGD was being charged for each serviette. With GST, Service charge, another bowl of la mian and the Pu-er Tea which costed us another 1.00 SGD per person, the total bill for four came up to 83.10 SGD.

Mayim @West Mall (Bukit Batok)

1 Bukit Batok Central Link
#02-04 West Mall
S'pore 658713

Tel: (65) 6794 1590
Fax: (65) 6793 7635

Operating Hours:
Mon - Sun:
11.30 am to 10.00 pm

Sun & P.H:
11.00 am to 10.00 pm


  1. Great post! So glad you write about Mayim@West Mall, I always think that this place is so underrated. The variety, pricing and quality has always been a notch above many other chinese chains here.

  2. I have been to Mayim since my secondary/JC days! I super love their la mian and steamed dumplings! :))

  3. to PY:
    Thanks! =) to be honest, I actually enjoyed my meals at Mayim more than Zhou Kitchen or Ding Tai Fung.

    to foodoshoot: haha my secondary/JC sch days was Sakae Sushi, Swensens, Marina Bay steamboat and Suki Sushi.Only discovered Mayim around last year, I really love the la mian there!



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