(Closed) Stacked Dim Sum Bar – Expensive Dim Sum Favourites
Dim sum is a Cantonese term for snack. Typically, it refers to a style of Chinese food prepared as small bite-sized portions, traditionally served in small steamer baskets during morning.
But what if you are craving for dim sum for dinner?
Now, you can have dim sum for high tea, dinner and supper, together with beer and cocktail! Stacked Dim Sum Bar (Facebook) was designed specially for this. Opened since 18 April, this latest dim sum bar in town served traditional dim sum and paves the way by dishing out innovative creations with a modern twist.
No traditional pushcarts, dim sum dollies or round bamboo baskets here. Items are served neatly stacked up in square bamboo baskets.
Stacked shares the same kitchen as Red House Seafood Restaurant next door. Not surprisingly, one of the signature offerings at Stacked is the steamed/fried chilli crab pau ($8.90). The filling is cooked by the chef from Red House Seafood Restaurant, but the buns made by the dim sum chef.
Incorporating Thai, Italian and English ingredients, Stacked’s five signature creations is a highlight on the menu. Each fried dumpling is uniquely hand-shaped and paired with a specially conceited dip.
Vegetarians will love the italian inspired Margherita Dumplings that is stuffed with mozzarella cubes, shredded basil and diced tomatoes, with Balsamic Vinegar Dip for extra tang.
Seafood lovers will like Stacked’s Scallop Pesto Dumpling with Mayo Dip. The pairing of the fragrant pesto sauce and sweet scallop produce a burst of flavors with each bite.
Others include English Cumberland Dumplings with mustard mayonnaise dip, Thai Basil Beef Dumplings with Thai fish sauce and Shredded Duck Dumplings with hoi sin dip. Each basket of five dumplings is priced at $8.90.
There are also traditional steam items like Siew Mai, Har Kau and XO Carrot Cake. I find the skin of the Har Kau ($5.90) too thick. But the prawns are crunchy.
I enjoy the Char Siew Pastry ($5.90) very much. It is not an easy pastry to bake and I like the aroma of honey in it. It is not something you usually get in char sew pastry.
Prawn Cake Asparagus ($10.50/3pcs) is too oily for me.
Custard Pau ($5.90) is good. Not too dry, not too oily and excessive. When we try to open it to take photos, the custard literally spills. The custard is well done, with a complexity of sweetness with just a slight tinge of eggy saltiness.
These delicacies are handmade daily, ensuring freshness in every basket. Tempting delights also include Mildly Spicy Salted Egg Squid ($12) and Cold Tofu with Citrus Sauce Topping ($4.50). The Mildly Spicy Salted Egg Squid is chewy and tasting, wash down with beer very well.
Steamed Black Sauce Pork Belly Served with Steamed White Bun ($9.50) is real tender.
For dessert, there is Sweet Potato with Red Bean Paste ($6.90/3pcs), but I felt I was overloaded with fried food for the night.
Mango Sago Pomelo with Peach Vodka ($7.90) is thick and full of sago. For the extra kick, add the peach vodka into the dessert, very refreshing.
For the extra kick, try the North Taiwan Lychee Beer ($12), which is a craze in Singapore now. The bottle label is pretty cute, with a cartoon girl smiling at you. But don’t let the childish packaging put you off. This beer from taiwan only has 4% alcohol, it simply tastes and smells like lychee! Very fruity and light, with a hint of malt. They also have honeydew beer but the lychee one tastes much better.
Stacked is bolded defined by the use of raw and organic materials such as unfinished wood panels and concrete to create a modern, urban industrial feel. Diners can chill out on the cosy lounge sofas while snacking on a variety of small bites, or hang out at the long bar counter and perch on the cherry yellow bar stools.
Promotion at Stacked includes a daily 1-for-1 happy hour deal until 9pm on all house pours, beers and wine by the glass. Also, look forward to the weekend with Stacked’s Sunday Bloody Sunday promotion where a 1-for-1 deal on Bloody Mary lasts until 3pm.
Stacked Dim Sum Bar
60 Robertson Quay, #01-13 The Quayside
Tel: +65 9677 828
Opening Hours: Mon to Thurs 3.30pm – 11.30pm; Friday 3.30pm – 1am; Saturday 1pm – 1am; Sunday & PH 1pm – 1.30am
*This is an invited tasting*