A new restaurant opening near Potong Pasir MRT at The Venue Shoppes, giving the place slightly more options in terms of dining. As of now, the restaurant also doesn’t charge GST. If you looking for a menu online, you can find it on the bottom of the post.
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I used the Eatigo android app to get a 10% discount. If you haven’t used Eatigo before, use promocode “Fatboi” (or well, click the link) to get S$5 worth of points which you can exchange for vouchers after attending your first reservation.
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Sweet and Sour Pork Chop with Rice – S$8.80
Rice is well cooked down here, with each grain separating nicely while having good form. Cutlet skin is crispy, and pork meat has bite while not tough. Sweet and sour sauce is not the red version that you can find most commonly in Singapore (which is usually made using plum sauce). A rice vinegar and sugar version (similar to Guo Bao Rou) is used here instead, giving it a different kind of flavour, which is more tangy and more savoury. A simple meal on its own.
Steamed Char Siew Rice Roll – S$5.80
The rice rolls tastes decent, with Char Siew providing nice sweetness along with the savoury sauce. Integrity of the rice roll is a bit weak, as it is pretty difficult to eat the entire roll without breaking it. This means that the rice roll cover is mostly flimsy and has the texture of Kway Teow. Not necessarily a bad thing, but more of an observation.
Xiao Long Bao – S$6.80
Xiao Long Bao came in these containers that capture the soup in the dumpling, rather than simply in the given basket. While perhaps the idea was to make the Xiao Long Bao easier to eat, ironically when trying to use my chopsticks to eat these I destroyed the skin of the Xiao Long Bao.
Packaging aside, while the Xiao Long Bao had plenty of delicious pork soup, I find the minced meat filling to be a bit lacking.
Salted Egg Custard Bun – S$5.80
Pretty standard as far as Salted Egg custard buns go – gooey, salty, savoury, buttery goodness oozes out from the inside with a fluffy bun on the outside.
If you want to be nitpicky, perhaps more custard could be given inside, as “oozing” is probably a wrong word to use.
Iced Milk Tea – S$3.50
I would say this price is a bit expensive. Also pretty average.
Rating for EAT Dim Sum
I rate food based on how far I am willing to travel, as well as whether I think the price I paid for it justifies it. You can read more about why here.
Your local neighbourhood restaurant that mostly people living in the area visit. Food is decent, but not outstanding that you would travel far to visit this place. A good place to visit if you are living around the area and feel like dim sum, yet don’t feel like traveling more than a walking distance.
I got everything I expected at the price I paid. Prices are pretty similar to other dim sum places, with the exception that they don’t charge GST or other promotions (such as the one currently ongoing with 30% off from 2.30pm to 5.30 pm).
But I’m just a fat boi… What do other people think?
JiakSimiPng thinks that the menu is mostly hit and misses, and is slightly steep in prices.
Google and Facebook reviews are very positive. However, a lot of the given Google reviews only have one contribution in the accounts, so they might be reviews given by friends or family of the restaurant owner.