Dim Sum


Also spelled Tim Sum or Dianxin (Mandarin). Consists of a range of traditional cantonese dumplings, pork, chicken feet, paos (buns) and other pastries served hot in small bamboo baskets. Some like egg tarts are served simply on plates.

Red Star Restaurant

Categories: Chinese, Porridge, Cakes and Pastries, Dim Sum

Located at #07-23 HDB Block 54 Chin Swee Road., Singapore 160054
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This traditional no-frills Chinese restaurant is located in a kooky part of the seventh floor of an old HDB block near to Manhattan House and seems to have been around like forever. Ok not forever, but easily a few decades. It's popular for dim sum, and a favourite dish of mine here is the crispy roast pork cubes (also see entry for Crystal Jade Toa Payoh under dim sum category). Overall quality and service is nothing to shout about it continues to hold its own against fancy new players in the uppity newer malls. So try this out at least once before the unstoppable tide of upgrading (en-bloc!) closes it down some day.
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Swee Choon Tim Sum Restaurant

Swee Choon Tim Sum
Swee Choon Restaurant faces the busy main road of Jalan Besar, go after 6pm until the next morning

Categories: Chinese, Dim Sum, Cakes and Pastries

Located at 191 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208882
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Crystal Jade Kitchen (Toa Payoh)

Crystal Jade's Toa Payoh branch
Crystal Jade's Toa Payoh branch
Xiao long bao (little dragon dumpling)
Xiao long bao (little dragon dumpling)
water chestnut cake
Ma Ti Gao (water chestnut cake) - a must-order item for tim sum time !
crispy roast pork
Now repeat after me in french, le pièce de résistance - the 3x3 crispy roast pork cubes, served with mustard cream. Tic tac toe anyone ?
prawns salted egg yolk
Prawns with salted egg yolk - nothing I'd ga-ga over.

Categories: Chinese, Cantonese, Noodles, Porridge, Roast Meat (Chinese), Dim Sum

Located at #01-70 470 Toa Payoh Lorong 6 (Next to HDB Hub)., Singapore 310470
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This is my first entry for the popular Crystal Jade chain of dim sum and Chinese/Cantonese restaurants. I wouldn't normally want to add these type of outlets/restaurants here, but I've recently been coming here a few times and enjoying the food, so I thought I'd break with good ol'tradition and put this one in. To get an idea of what order, here's a hint: I never fail to order the crispy roast pork cubes (脆脾烧肉) which goes very well with the mustard sauce (drool now, you wasabi lovers). You can also get this same dish at the Red Star Restaurant which is at HDB block 54(or 53?) Upper Cross Street in Chin Swee Estate near Manhattan House. Another dish I tried (see photo) was the Deep Fried Prawn with Salted Egg Yolk and the roasted duck meat. All pretty decently prepared and cooked I must say. Advance reservation is advisable for Crytal Jade Toa Payoh - Tel: 6397-2383.
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