East Ocean Teochew Restaurant @ Ngee Ann City
Because birthday only comes once a year, I tend to have all sorts of craving when my special day arrives. Workout kinda stop during that week and I met different friends for different kinds of food! It’s always something I look forward to because I get to try places which I have been wanting to go. This time, I had my dim sum craving fixed at East Ocean Restaurant.
Established since 1992, East Ocean Teochew Restaurant is well known in Singapore and the region for serving the best in Teochew cuisine and dim sum. We start with Baked BBQ Pork Pie ($5.80) has buttery and flaky pastry, and I love the sweet yet savoury char siew fillings.
Huge Steamed Har Kau ($6) comes with shimmery translucent skin which holds the fresh prawns very well. The Steamed Carrot Cake ($5.80) is soft and delicious but the one I had in Victor’s Kitchen taste better.
We wanted prawn roll but the staff took our order wrongly and served us Steamed Scallop Rice Roll ($6). This didn’t impress because the skin is too thick and starchy. I will skip their rice roll next time.
East Ocean has a unique dim sum menu specially created for the kids. These items come in cute animal shapes like penguin, sparrow, crab, sea horse, bunny etc. Well, I am not a kid anymore but I think I am still young at heart. Haha!
So we picked a Sparrow Fly ($6) which uses a quail egg as the sparrow’s head and prawn paste forming a round body, we couldn’t really bear to eat it cuz it’s too cute. Another one we had was Little Big Foot ($6), a savoury mix of chye poh, cry shrimps and pork encased in a chewy body.
It’s always a messy affair when it comes to shooting custard buns but how can we skip this creamy goodness right? Jayne had the honour to dirty her hands (because she is the only one with nice nails) while Amantha and I were busy snapping away. The custard inside was thick and rich with a delectable salty taste.
With the girls. Pardon my messy hair and tired face!
East Ocean Teochew Restaurant
Address: 391 Orchard Road #05-08/09 Ngee Ann City
Tel: 6235 9088
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11.30am-3pm & 6pm-11pm. Sat, Sun & Public Holiday 10am-3pm & 6-11pm.
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