Red Star Restaurant 红星酒家 @Chinatown

A heavy downpour this morning had us change our plans and we ended up having brunch at Red Star Restaurant instead.

Located on the 7th storey of an old HDB block, this was an old-school, no frills, pushcart style dim sum place. It was a rather quiet Saturday, and we were able to enjoy our food slowly and absorb ourselves in the atmosphere; hubby loved having pushcarts coming our way, as compared to the ala-carte dim sum style.

Each dim sum item ranges from $3.50 to $4.70, and tea was $2/person, plus 5% service charge and 7% GST. They now list the items (instead of just the prices) in the card where they would chop a stamp for each item ordered.

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  • Century Egg Porridge 皮蛋粥: A bit on the bland side, but the staff was really generous with the toppings for such a small bowl of porridge, haha.
  • Ha-Kau 虾饺: The skin was thin, and the prawn was fresh, not bad at all.
  • Siew-Mai 烧卖: Pretty standard, and not gelat at all.
  • Chicken Feet 凤爪: This was really quite spicy, giving a good kick.
  • Shi Sha Mo 日本鱼: We were not too sure if this was the usual shishamo, for they were really quite huge. The fish meat was tender, and the crust remained surprisingly crispy even when it turned cold
  • Octopus 墨鱼仔: My favourite, because I enjoyed the QQ chewy texture 🙂
  • Dumpling With Soup 水饺汤: This was quite standard.
  • Seafood Beancurd Skin 鲜竹卷: This was quite nice and the water chestnut gave it a good crunch.
  • Carrot Cake 萝卜糕: A rather fragrant carrot cake, one of hubby’s favourite.
  • Paper Wrapped Chicken 纸包鸡: Aromatic chicken that was rather juicy.
  • Guo Tie 锅贴: The staff heated up this item for us upon ordering. Pretty standard and did not seem too pan-fried.
  • Sweet Potato 蕃薯蛋: This was ondeh ondeh made with sweet potato, and only available on weekends. There was just a slight hint of sweetness, and the generous coconut shavings gave a lovely aroma.
  • Herbal Jelly 龟苓膏: I like the bitter-sweet jelly and it was a refreshing finish for the meal.

  • Location: 54 Chin Swee Rd #07-23 S(160054)
  • Hrs: 8am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm (Mon-Sat), 7am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm (Sun)
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