The Dim Sum Place – Halal Dim Sum with a Surprising Twist
Located beside its sister company, The Ramen Stall, The Dim Sum Place recently opened its doors on 28 February 2017. This new establishment serves Cantonese-style cuisine, infused with local flavours. Look forward to savouring unique items such as braised duck cha shu bun, vermicelli roll with lamb rendang, and beef short rib with black pepper, just to name a few. The recipes at The Dim Sum Place are created based on advice from celebrity chefs and chefs based overseas.
Begin with Pan Fried Taro Cake ($2.90 / 3 pieces) and Pan Fried Carrot Cake ($2.90 / 3 pieces). The former is denser in texture as compared to the latter, but both are made in a similar way, with rice flour as the main ingredient. My dining partner preferred the taro cake, as he described it to be semi-crunchy on the outside yet medium-soft on the inside. However, I preferred the carrot cake as it is lighter in texture.
Molten Salted Egg Custard Bun ($3.90 / 3 buns) has become an indispensable item at Dim Sum restaurants in Singapore, and the ones served here took us by surprise. The moment you take a bite into these little buns, you can feel the molten custard oozing out smoothly. It’s a tad creamy, but not too thick nor too rich, just the way we like it.
The Vermicelli Roll with Lamb Rendang ($8.90) was the highlight of our meal. Rice flour mixture is poured onto a cloth, ingredients are added, and the combination is then steamed for a few minutes. Every strip of vermicelli roll is smooth and slippery. The thick gravy is intensely flavourful, and you get fork-tender mutton that has been thoroughly infused with the rich flavours of the spices.
If you’re looking for something commonly found, Chicken Siew Mai ($3.90 / 3 pieces) which tasted ordinary can be an option. Or, if you have an adventurous palate, you might want to try the Baked Wasabi Bun ($3.90 / 3 pieces). However, to us, it’s just bread drizzled with wasabi mayonnaise. Nothing to shout about.
Not satisfied? Share a bowl of Congee with Beef & Poached Egg ($8.90). Though it looks pretty normal, it’s a decent and heartwarming bowl of congee that’s good for days when you aren’t in your best form.
To round the meal off, share a plate of Traditional Egg Tarts ($3.90 / 3 pieces). They look so dainty served in an oriental-looking “basket”. The slightly flaky pastry encased a sunny yellow egg custard which tasted as good as it looks.
The Dim Sum Place also offers double boiled soup, noodles, claypot items, roasted meats and a variety of sweet desserts. The items on the menu are still being launched in phases, so keep a lookout for unique dishes like exploding squid ball with sliced almond, beef balls with orange peel, and more in the near future.
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.
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