Sunday, July 22, 2012

Swee Choon Tim-Sum Restaurant

I was feeling peckish after exploring the newly opened Gardens by the Bay and the bf suggested visiting Swee Choon for supper. After hearing so much about Swee Choon, I finally had the opportunity to visit the restaurant situated at 185/187/189/191 Jalan Besar.

The restaurant was bustling and full of people when we arrived at 11-ish pm. Luckily, there was still seats at the alley behind the restaurant which both the bf and I didn't mind.

Surprisingly, though the restaurant was so busy, we didn't have to wait very long to get our food served.

Clockwise from top left: Xiao Long Bao, Salted Egg Yolk Custard Bun, Siew Mai & Beancurd Prawn Roll. 
Though Swee Choon's dim sum aren't as delicately made or as exquisite as those in high class restaurants, they are definitely comparable or even better in terms of taste.

Out of the dishes ordered, I found the Portuguese Egg Tarts ($3) particularly good. The pastry was flaky with a strong buttery aroma and the custard was melt in your mouth.

The Salted Egg Yolk Custard Bun ($3.30) is worth mentioning too. The custard gushes into your mouth once you bite into the fluffy bun. Be careful though, the hot custard can burn.

As for the Xiao Long Bao ($4), I felt that the skin was a little on the dry side, but that could be because I tasted it quite sometime after the dish was served. The meat filling was sweet and the soup that flowed out was simply fragrant.

Overall, I give Swee Choon a big thumbs up! It is definitely a restaurant that I will re-visit for good dim sum at reasonable prices. The restaurant charges $0.20 for the wet tissue and 7% GST. If you don't want the wet tissues, let them know. There's no service charge.

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