Posts Tagged With: dim sum

Dragon Bowl Restaurant @Greenwich V

A relatively new kid on the block, we decided to satisfy our dim sum cravings here!

Our first impressions was that this was a kids-friendly restaurant, as there were corner bumpers at all tables. The other 2 groups of customers all had kids in tow. Food started arriving within 10 minutes upon ordering.

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East Bistro 東小馆 @Sembawang

We had past by here a few times in the evening, and it was usually very quiet. This time, we decided to come here for dim sum, resolutely walking past the relatively empty white beehoon along the way.

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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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Tai Tong Restoran 大東酒樓 @Lebuh Cintra, Penang

Another of our favourites back in 2011, we woke up extra early to come here for breakfast!

The food was nothing fancy, but we simply liked it because it was so old-school. It was crowded whenever we walked past, from morning to night.

At 7.30am on a Sunday morning, there were still some seats available, and we picked one that looked most airy.

We loved how the pushcarts would weave through the tables and each lady staff hawkering what they had. You just had to point at whatever you wish to eat, and they would make a mark on the ordering form with prices ranging from RM1.40 to RM11, though it appeared that the weekend specials were mostly RM6.50 each.

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Royal China @Raffles Hotel

We finally tried Royal China Dim Sum!!

Special salad: red and orange capsicum, rock melon, pear, and spring onions, with crushed peanuts, jellyfish and crab meat, a very refreshing dish that reminded us of lo hei for Lunar New Year

海皇灌汤饺 Minced Seafood Dumpling in Superior Soup ($9.50++ per pax): The dumpling was huge and skin was thin. Soup was flavourful.

鲜虾菠菜饺 Steamed Spinach Dumpling with Prawn: We loved this! Very fragrant and simple delight.

鲜虾韭菜饺 Steamed Chives Dumpling with Prawn: The dumplings were so stuck to the paper in the steamer, we were actually quite skeptical about this item. Surprisingly, the slightly thick skin was very chewy and QQ, but it did not stick to our teeth! However, the fillings were not as aromatic as we had hoped.

香芒流沙包 Steamed Bun with Salted Egg Yolk and Fresh Mango Juice ($4.80++ for 3 pieces): This was very delicious, and the salted egg yolk flavour was really distinct. We loved that it was more savoury than sweet.


  • Location: 328 North Bridge Road Raffles Hotel Shopping Arcade #03-09 S(189673)
  • Hrs: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10:30pm
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Tak Po @Smith Street

Hubby had read about this supposedly famous dim sum in Chinatown, so we decided to check it out! It was rather crowded on a Friday evening, so instead of joining the queue and waiting for a table within the air-conditioned shop, we chose to take the last remaining outdoor seating. Food was served very quickly, and the staff were also very efficient at clearing the plates; they pop by to pick up the empty plates at least 3 times while we were eating. We also liked that we could order some items such as carrot cake, and custard bun by pieces instead of the usual by the trio style.

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London Fat Duck @Scott’s Square

We had heard lots of good things about London Fat Duck and met up with Ms J to go check it out! It was about 35 minutes wait after we submitted our order chit on a weekday evening, and we were eating by 7.15pm!

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聚點坊 Dim Sum Square @Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Located literally less than a minute away from our hotel, at 8:45am on a Sunday morning, this place was practically empty! We decided to pace ourselves and try a few items:

  • 四寶滑雞扎 Chicken & Chinese Mushroom in Beancurd Wrapping (HKD 23): Flower mushroom, chicken and fish maw wrapped with bean curd skin, much better compared to Lin Heung!
  • 鮑菇棉花雞 Abalone Mushroom, Fish Tripe and Chicken (HKD 26): a bit duplicated as the above, abalone mushroom, chicken and fish maw separated, slightly on the saltier side.
  • 南翔小籠包 Shanghai Steamed Dumpling (HKD 24): lots of soup, slightly on the salty side. Skin not too thick.
  • 聚點坊鲜蝦餃 Shrimp Crystal Dumpling (HKD 26): oooh! Chewy skin that is not too thick, fresh prawns, nice!
  • 春風得意腸 Rice Rolls with Spring Rolls (HKD 22): The rice rolls were very smooth and soft, and the spring roll inside super crispy! With the fillings inside, this was even better than those youtiao cheong fun 炸兩!

Tea is HKD 3 per person, replenished very frequently. No additional service charge.

This place is definitely a more tourist-friendly dim sum place, with the menu on each table with both Chinese and English descriptions and pictures so that you know what you are ordering! The pace is also more relaxed, and the seats relatively spacious. A great way to start our day! 🙂


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蓮香樓 Lin Heung Tea House @Sheung Wan

Established brand in Hong Kong

Established brand in Hong Kong

We stepped foot on Hong Kong again!

Our last trip here was Mar 2014 (Day 1, Day 2, Day 3) and we were Scooting early into HK again this time!

We touched down at 6am, and took no time to breeze through the custom and immigration (since we have no checked-in luggage), bought Octopus Cards, took Airport Express, and changed to MTR! By 7:16am we were already at The Mercer Hong Kong dropping our backpacks as we started off with our first day at the land of dim sums!

Lin Heung Tea House 蓮香樓 is very near the hotel, and we reached at 7:25am but the place was already packed with the morning crowd, especially when it opens it’s doors from 6am everyday!

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Canto Paradise 樂天小香港 @AMKHub

Never thought that I would knowingly and willingly walk into another restaurant by Paradise Group, having encountered terrible service at 3-4 of their restaurants a few years, but to prove hubby that I’m not that petty, we actually went to Canton Paradise twice in a row! :p Gotta say that the service here is way, way better!

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