Dim Sum Haus – Delicious Dim Sum Below $5 At Jalan Besar
At the mention of dim sum, we’re pretty sure that most of you would think of familiar places like Swee Choon, 126, and Victor’s Kitchen. Recently, Dim Sum Haus has been drawing lots of attention because of their affordable pricing. With a modern setting, and a nicely-decorated interior that is fully air-conditioned, the place feels inviting. The dim sum menu is quite extensive. Apart from dim sum, there is congee, as well as HK-style roast meats available.
Expect a variety of steamed, pan/deep-fried, and baked dim sum. Nothing is priced above $5. Under the steamed dim sum category, we tried the Steamed Shrimp Dumpling “Har Gao” ($4.20 / 3 pieces), Steamed Charcoal Chicken & Shrimp Dumpling ($4 / 3 pieces), Xiao Long Bao ($3.60 / 3 pieces), and Steamed Pork Ribs with Yam ($3).
The juicy prawn enveloped within the thin har gao skin is much bigger than those you get elsewhere. The Steamed Charcoal Chicken & Shrimp Dumpling is a good creation, and has a nice bite. Each xiao long bao is filled with a good amount of savoury broth and meat, and every bite is enjoyable. While the first three dishes were well executed, we found the pork ribs a tad disappointing. The meat was too tough, and it’s not flavourful enough.
From the baked pastries category, we ordered the Baked Salted Egg Custard Bun ($4.80 / 3 pieces) and Baked Hong Kong Egg Tart ($3.30 / 3 pieces). The creamy salted egg custard flowed out gloriously when we broke the bun apart. It would have been better if the bun was crispier, and less doughy. The egg tarts are smaller in size as compared to those served elsewhere. We would have loved it more if it was more buttery.
The Steamed Crispy Rice Roll with Shrimp ($4.20) took us by surprise. Fresh huge prawns, not tiny shrimps, are fried, and wrapped in layers of thin and smooth rice rolls. Each mouthful gives a burst of flavours, with a nice mix of textures from the crispy prawns.
The HK-style roast meats were displayed, with their fats and caramelised exterior glistening, enticing us to order a plate. The Twin Combination BBQ Meat ($8 small / $10 medium / $12 big) allows you to choose two meats from roasted duck, roasted chicken, sio bak, and honey BBQ pork (char siew). The sio bak was alright, but not fantastic. The char siew on the other hand, is well caramelised, and it would’ve been great if paired with fragrant white rice.
Although this eatery doesn’t exude an old school charm, it was comfortable having dim sum in an air-conditioned environment. Moreover, the standard of the food here is not bad, and the dishes are reasonably priced. Next time your dim sum cravings kick in, you can consider trying Dim Sum Haus.
Dim Sum Haus
Address: 57 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208809
Phone: 6909 0777
Opening Hours: Tue-Fri 11am to 10pm. Sat & Sun 9am to 10pm. Closed on Mondays.
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.
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