Showing posts with label Dim Sum. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dim Sum. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Hai Tien Lo - Luxurious Weekday Dimsum Lunch Buffet

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It's no secret that I love Pan Pacific Singapore. From Edge, which I believe has the best buffet spread in Singapore, to Pacific Marketplace, which has some of the most refined and unique entremets, to Atrium, where diners can dive into a beautiful selection of high tea delights, to the highly acclaimed Hai Tien Lo which consistently delivers delicious Cantonese fare with a modern twist, Pan Pacific is truly a food haven. Recently, Hai Tien Lo refreshed their dim sum buffet and there's so much to look forward to — a hot soup, unlimited servings of dim sum, 3 choices of Hai Tien Lo specialty dishes, 2 choices of dessert and a bowl of Chilled Homemade Bean Curd with Bird's Nest.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Canton Paradise(Marina Bay Sands) - Quality Dim Sum and Cantonese Cuisine

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These Piggy Buns ($6.80/3pieces) are almost too adorable to eat! I'm sure you've seen numerous pictures of them on social media. These buns are filled with smooth molten salted egg yolk custard and are quite the delightful treat.

Canton Paradise's latest and sixth outlet at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands aims to please with a plethora of Cantonese dishes and dimsum.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Nostalgic Dim Sum buffet @ Si Chuan Dou Hua (PARKROYAL on Kitchener)

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Chef Wen Xin Wen is bringing back a taste of the olden days by recreating dimsums that were popular in the past. I wasn't expecting 50 dishes on the buffet menu and I definitely wasn't expecting the buffet to only cost $32- $38 per adult. Needless to say, I was immensely impressed by the selection and quality of the food. If you love yourself a good dimsum spread that is beyond value-for-money, I think you shouldn't miss this one

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Legendary Hong Kong @ Jurong Point

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Legendary Hong Kong has been around for more than a year and its a shame that I've only just found out about it, especially when I stay near Lakeside. This huge casual joint is reminiscent of those popular cha chaan tengs in Hong Kong and that was what struck me first as I walked into the place. It might not be the easiest place to locate as all the signboards are bright and flashy and there are a ton of them but that area is dressed to look like the streets of Hong Kong and I think that does add points to the ambience of LHK. The brainchild of a Hong Kong-er, the food here is as authentic as it gets, and possibly the closest you can get to Hong Kong

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Pockets of Love @ Royal Pavilion

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Mother's Day is just a week away! Have you already booked a table somewhere to celebrate this occasion with your family? Well, if you haven't, what better way to thank the heroines in your life, if not a dimsum feast at the elegantly dressed Royal Pavilion at Park Regis Hotel?

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Tim Ho Wan

The hearts of Singaporeans skipped a few beats when they heard that one Michelin-starred restaurant, Tim Ho Wan, was opening in Singapore. Social media platforms were flooded with this piece of good news. The highly anticipated opening of Tim Ho Wan was marked in the calenders of all foodnatics and dimsum lovers and long queues were, of course, expected.

X went to queue at around 9am, two days after their official opening, and told me to go at 10am so that I could get more sleep [: He invited two other friends along so that we could try more items! When I got there at 10, the queue was already very long and I was very thankful that I didn't have to queue and could take my seat immediately

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Tim Ho Wan's menu on a small clipboard

Their fourth heavenly king, the steamed egg cake, wasn't available then.

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Barley- $2

Quite a thick and rich cup of barley.

The food took awhile to arrive.
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Baked Bun with BBQ Pork (3 pieces) - $4.50

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These slightly crisp, relatively thin and delectably soft buns are filled with a sweet and generous filling that carried hints of chinese wine. I really love the texture of the buns! It's no wonder why these buns are so famous. They are terrific! The most magical char siew bao ever haha

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Prawn Dumplings - $5.50

Fat, juicy and fresh prawns encased in a thin skin that were pretty satisfying.

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Spring Roll with Egg White - $4.20

The spring rolls looked promising and they were lightly fried and very crispy. Loud crunches could be heard when we all bit into the spring rolls but disappointment hit us soon after as the tasteless egg white touched our palates.

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Pan Fried Carrot Cake - $4.50

Even though there were several small pieces of meat present, they didn't add much taste to the bland carrot cake. X thought it was quite nice though haha

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Pork Dumpling with Shrimp - $5

This was my second favourite dish of the lot! The big chunk of pork, mushroom and shrimp mixture was chewy, delicious and outstanding. I don't really like siewmais but I have to admit that these were really good!

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Beancurd Skin Roll with Shrimp - $5.50

This is a must-have for me whenever I have dimsum! The ones at Tim Ho Wan were delightfully crispy and the small bits of vegetables which are embedded in the rolls provided a slight bitter edge when you bite into them

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Beancurd Skin Roll with Pork and Shrimp - $4

This was the first time that I'm trying this dish and I thought it was pretty decent

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Vermicelli Roll with Pig's Liver - $5.50

I'm not a fan of pig's liver but I have to say that I actually liked this one! The pieces of pig's liver were extremely soft and they do not really possess the strong "iron/metal" taste!

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Vermicelli Roll with Shrimp - $5.50

The vermicelli roll had quite a good portion of shrimp in them. We could have used a little more sauce though!

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Tonic Medlar and Osmanthus Cake - $3.50

Jelly like blocks with a strong floral and herbal taste that didn't quite tickle my taste buds but X and his friends enjoyed it!

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Yam Puree with Sago (Hot) - $3.50

The texture of the yam puree was not what I had expected it to be. It was more like yam-water or something. It was super fluid and the taste of yam was minimal and it seemed like the dessert was diluted.

We had quite a disappointing experience at Tim Ho Wan. I guessed we had expected better, with all the hype and long queues. Also, our breakfast at Tim Ho Wan stretched from 10am to 1245pm due to a strange policy that they have. If diners want to order a second round of dimsum, they will have to wait for 45 minutes or more. We were fine with waiting, but its strange seeing items that we have ordered being served to the new diners who had just placed their orders. We thought that perhaps it's their way of regulating the crowd, by encouraging diners to leave. 45 minutes later, we checked on our order and apparently, it was not keyed into the system. We asked a few servers about it and they told us that they will try their best to fix it. In the meantime, we just see dishes that we have ordered being served to diners next to us. So we decided to cancel our order except for the dessert and another plate of char siew bao. Our orders finally arrived at 1230pm. Needless to say, we were not at all pleased with the service.

If you really want to try the dimsum at Tim Ho Wan, we suggest that you wait for this initial hype to die down and for them to have properly settle down before you visit.

68 Orchard Road
#01-29A Plaza Singapura

Daily: 10:00 - 22:00


Love, K

K's rating of Tim Ho Wan : 7/10

Friday, September 23, 2011

Royal China

The Star and I have long heard of the famous Tiffany Blue interior of Royal China. In addition to their pretty interior, we have also heard of their awesome dimsum. Who doesn't love dimsum? Think Hargao, Custard Buns, Egg Tarts... Im salivating right now as I think about those gorgeous dimsum..

Royal China is located at Raffles Hotel and they don't entertain walk-ins. Do make a reservation! There was a couple who made a wasted trip as it was fully booked and they don't take walk-ins. So save yourself the disappointment!

With the location, design, and atmosphere, one will expect the prices to be pretty high. However, like Taste Paradise, the prices are similar to any other dimsum places. Decent and affordable.The difference is that over here, you're paying for quality food and quality atmosphere.


Tiffany blueeee! So pretty, I like

With such exclusivity, one does feel a teeny sense of royalty to dine here. Not crowded even though it's full house and with a peaceful atmosphere, one is set to enjoy your dimsum more so than at other places.

Ohyes, they actually left out my reservation I was pretty angry ): (they made me think that I made a reservation at a different restaurant. I can't be that silly to dial another number right.. I even checked my call history) Well at least they apologized and saw to it immediately and arranged a table for us as soon as they could
Mini egg Tarts

Hargao! Yum yum hargaos are the best

Custard buns! The custard buns at Royal China have mango in them! An unique twist to the simple yet delectable custard bun. It's one of their signature dishes but The Star and I both felt that Taste Paradise's ones are better

Oooooh look at that

Lonely Siew Mai.

I'm not a fan of siewmai(please dont judge me haha) but I thought that it was pretty good!

Fu Pi Juan!! I love fu pi juan! (beancurd skin roll with prawns)

Char Siew puffs.

The Star and I also felt that Taste Paradise's Char Siew Puffs are better. We are not saying that Royal China's aren't nice. They are nice too! Just a tad less impressive.

Char Siew chang fen! I've gotta say they have the best char siew chang fen I've tried thus far! The sauce was really tasty. The texture of the chang fen certainly deserves much praise! Not too chewy, not too thick and soooo smooth. It was perfect! Together with the sauce, this dish was flawless. Oh wait, there's a flaw! The serving was too small HAHA. Nahhh, we just couldn't get enough of it. We ordered this when it was the last order of the day. THANK GOD. Undeniably our favourite dish at Royal China! Definitely something you MUST try!

Royal China is a popular and famous Dim Sum place and it was quite a pleasant experience dining there except for the fact that they take really long to serve the dishes. We are usually fine with waiting, but not for too long. There's a long interval between every dish that we were served. It would have been a better experience had we not waited for so long.

All in all, it was an experience we did not regret. The total bill came up to about $50 for the both of us. We were full and happy after dimsum galore!

03-09 raffles hotel arcade, raffles hotel
1 Beach Rd

Contact: 6338 3363
Love, The Sun

Sun's rating of Royal China : 8/10

Friday, July 15, 2011

1 2 6

I have always loved the Dimsum here. But being not very well-versed in the art of chinese, I never knew how to pronounce the name of the shop. I always called it THE LORONG 17 DIMSUM place. Till The Star brought me there for breakfast at 7am one morning and taught me that the name of the shop is actually pronounced as "One Two Six" although its actually in Canto. Pretty cool huh. Okay, don't laugh at me thanks.

Anyway my favourite has gotta be the crabmeat chee cheong fun! I love the sauce, though some may find it salty, but it's special and I really like it. Although I have to say that the crabmeat is so little that you can hardly taste it. Haha I always eat the same few things when I'm there. The crab chee cheong fun, the fu pi juan (beancurd skin roll- I LOVE FU PI JUAN!), hargao and scallop porridge. Somehow you just can't get sick of dimsum, right? Or am I the only one that feels this way? Haha. Anyway, we ate damn alot that morning. Like The Star had century egg porridge and we shared all the above plus siewmai! It's no wonder how we put on weight like it's free.

We went to Geylang another night cause The Star wanted to eat beef hor fun. And I randomly just said that I felt like eating dimsum and he immediately drove over to 126 and we had a hearty meal <: What a sweetie right hahaha

Although the food's pretty good, I will like to comment that the service staff aren't very friendly and some are pretty rude. But thankfully now that there's The Star to do the ordering, I won't have to communicate ineffectively with the service staff anymore. Haha. Anyway before I left that morning, I saw doughnuts on a tray for sale. I contemplated but didn't get one in the end. They looked good.. I've gotta go back soon, have got a dimsum craving right this moment!

Love, The Sun

Sun's rating of 126 : 7.5/10