I know Singaporeans really love dim sum (ok gross generalization) but I think we all are generally on the look out for good dim sum! Okay MOST of us.
My Mom kept telling me that the dim sim here is lackluster but that was her opinion of the food quite a few years back and I insisted on trying them out again a few months back! This post has been a draft for some time now, ooops.
This restaurant surprised me with innovations in the dimsum scene that actually works and their dimsum is quite good! Prices are quite friendly too so I would definitely go back for their dimsum! Pardon me but I dont remember the price cos it was a few months back and the boy's parents paid for this meal! Also pardon the photos cos I dont find it nice to take photos when I'm dining w his parents!
If I'm not wrong this was okayish only cos there wasnt a mad rush to finish it and there werent mmmm or ahhh this is good kinda reactions! Didnt try this so cant give anything concrete
Their shell is more of the flakey kind as you can see, not bad but not the best I've eaten! Wouldnt hurt to order if you want some egg tarts though! 3.5/5
Squid Ink Seafood Soup with Cream of Egg White
Dont worry, your teeth wouldnt become black after tasting this! Its consistency is not as "flowy" as normal soup, just a little thicker! Has quite a lot of seafood inside - prawns, scallops! Cant tell huh! I like the visual contrast, black & white. Plus the slightly salty taste of the squid ink brings a nice change to the usual seafood soup! Egg white below is ingenious really. I liked this soup! So did his family! 4.4/5
6 colour har gow
Black - squid ink, orange - carrot, yellow - pumpkin, green - spinach, white - normal, purple - yam?
I think the flavours didnt really shine through, though I think either carrot/pumpkin did. Skin isnt too thick, prawns were crunchy and nice. More for the novelty I guess! 3.5/5
Lotus Leaf Rice
Its glutinous rice with chicken usually wrapped in lotus leaf and steamed. I didnt try this so no comments!
Theirs was topped with prawns and I liked theirs! Crunchy and good, classic dish done quite well. 4.3/5
Didnt try the chicken feet or the fried thing on the right so cant comment
Spinach with 3 types of egg
century egg, salted egg and normal egg
This one was well like how it tastes in all order restaurants! Get your veggie dose people!
Squid Ink Char Siew Bao
The bao is a little bit denser but the char siew filling was not too bad! The squid ink taste here is really really subtle, guess it was overpowered by the char siew! 3.8/5
Squid Ink Rice Roll
Accompanied with a dynamic topping of peanut butter & seafood sauce, pork floos, sesame and spring onions
MUST-TRY guys, this is a MUST-TRY!!! It sounds a like crazy weird mix, like what?? But it WORKS, I tell you it does. Its such a good mix, I'm thinking about it and craving it as I type! The peanut butter sauce my ohmy, you'd just wanna coat your cheong fun with it and with all the yummy ingredients that comes with it! The sauce is really really good and is what makes this dish so outstanding! I kept going back for more of this cos it was just so good. The squid ink taste here is totally lost though cos of the overpowering peanut butter sauce. Texture of the cheong fun is really silky smooth so you can slurp it really easily :) I'm not giving 5/5 cos some may get sick of the sauce! 4.8/5
Baked Custard Bun
All you custard bun fans, try this and you'll never regret. I will say, this is definitely THE BEST custard bun in Singapore thus far! What's different? Lemme tell you
1) The skin is baked not steamed and it achieves this crispy exterior that is SUCH a nice contrast to the molten lava inside. I really really like the crispy skin!!!
2) The filling omg, would you just look at that? Its totally overflowing with salty sweet goodness and you must be extremely careful when biting it cos its served really piping hot (love this abt it too) and the lava flows like mad so be careful!
PLEASE ORDER THIS! And I suggest asking them to serve this early in the meal so you have space to order more if you want! We were too stuffed by then though we really wanted more! 5/5
Service: we went on a weekend and it was kinda full but service was still rather prompt and brisk.
Ambience: normal Chinese restaurant set up
I think if you want dimsum, this is definitely a place to try with good classic dishes and innovative dishes that WORK! Am definitely going back soon! Do make reservations though!!
China Square Central
22 Cross Street #01-61
South Bridge Court Shop House (it faces the road!)
#02-01 (in the old plaza sing)
Opening hours for both:
Weekday - 1130am to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm
PH & weekend - 10am to 10pm