We are all very familiar with the basic dim sum items like har gao, siew mai and char siu bao, but how many of us really know what to look for in a good har gao or what makes one siew mai better than the next? We sat down with Hua Ting's Chef Lap Fai to discuss these questions!
Have you ever tasted a siew mai or har gow that is so good that it just blows all the others out of the steaming basket? I haven’t. In my experience, there is good siew mai and there is bad siew mai. There is good and very good siew mai, but I have never, ever […]
Majestic Restaurant: Chef Yong’s new Flagship Restaurant
I just realized that this will be the third time I am writing about Chef Yong Bin Ngen! The first was my review of the now defunct The Majestic, back in 2007. The next story was about his new coffee crabs at Majestic Bay Seafood in 2013. At the time I thought he might […]
This restaurant has relocated. Address updated Superbowl Jurong is one of those places like Big Splash which anyone living in the 70’s must have been before but probably haven’t been back in the last 30 years! Unless you are living or working around the area, I’d bet you have no reason to visit Superbowl Jurong. […]
Hong Kong Mong Kok Tim Sum: Restaurant quality Dim Sum at hawker prices
Hong Kong Mong Kok Tim Sum has been around for a number of years and has built up quite a reputation for itself. I have tried their dim sum sometime ago but at that time I didn't feel compelled to write about them. But I managed to chance upon them again and this time I was quite surprised at just how good their dim sum is especially when you consider that they are all priced at $2.30 nett!
Xiao Chen Handmade Bao Dian: Cheap Coffeeshop Dim Sum
It’s incredible how expensive dim sum is nowadays. When I started the writing about food 10 years ago, a basket of siew mai at a typical dim sum restaurant was around $3.50. Nowadays it is around $5.50 and even $6 in some places! It is no wonder that over the last 10 years we are […]
This post is for everyone who has ever been to Tim Ho Wan but decided to go eat at the restaurant next door instead because of the unbelievably long queue. I know how it feels because I was one of them. After my friend waited for 40 minutes in the queue, we gave up and […]
Majestic Bay Seafood: Will there be Kopi Crab Copy Cats soon?
Will Kopi Crab be the next big thing in the Singapore seafood scene? Every now and then, a chef from somewhere will come up with a new crab dish which takes Singapore by storm. In the fifties, it was Mdm Cher with her Chilli Crabs, in the sixties, Long Beach with Black Pepper Crabs, and […]
I know for a fact that there are a lot of people who are going to be very excited about this post! When I posted the photo of the creamy “liu sar” spilling out of the pau on facebook, it caused quite a stir in our facebook community! But I am sure there are others […]
There are several hawker genres that should do well in Singapore and Dim Sum is one of them. The reason is very simple. Every customer will spend more than $3-4 per pax. If you survey the current hawker scene, you will see Bak Kut Teh stalls springing up all over the place. That is because […]
Shi Wei Xiang HongKong Tim Sum: Happiness is finding something Cheap and Good!
Fried Yam Puff (Wu Kok) 70 cents ea Happiness is finding something good to eat. Delight is finding something good to eat that is cheap! What can be better then to enjoy a breakfast dim sum with the family, pairing your Siew Mai with a cup of strong kopi while reading your news on the […]
If you are a child of the 60’s and 70’s, lunch at the Red Star restaurant will transport you back to the days when the only stress was whether you get to be chosen for the soccer team during recess time. Red Star is the kind of restaurant that some people would love while others […]