TungLok Teahouse – 11 New & Delicious Dishes that You Must Try!
Weekend brunching is a big deal in this city of workaholics, as it’s one of the few times you actually can get a group together for a meal. If you are craving for authentic handmade dim sum, TungLok Teahouse is the place to go.
Basically, you browse the menu on the iPad, tap on the item you wish to have and confirm your order. The food will arrive via the ‘train’. Pick it up and press the button to send the empty train back to the kitchen.
TungLok Teahouse is the first Chinese Restaurant in Singapore to launch the automated tray delivery system. This is truly a dim sum place for fashionistas. Oh wait, they don’t only serve dim sum, they also offer a great selection of dishes that’s curated by a team of superb chefs. Let’s take a look at some of the dishes we highly recommend. Read on because the range is thrilling.
1. Soya Sauce Chicken
The Soya Sauce Chicken ($16++ for half chicken) was the star of our meal. The chicken with a smooth brown skin, was incredibly tender. Drizzled with their house-made soy sauce, the chicken looked deceptively simple, but was a smashing hit with everyone. You just need a bowl of rice, and you’re set.
2. Garlic Pork Spare Ribs
The Garlic Pork Spare Ribs ($18++) made a grand entrance as they “zoomed” to our dining table. Blitzed with fried garlic, I picked up the ribs immediately with my fingers and started gnawing at the tasty meat which came off the bone easily. Trust me, you don’t want to miss this one.
3. Crisp-fried Prawn with ‘Chilli-Crab’ Sauce served with Rice Cracker
Just as stunning were the Crisp-fried Prawns ($19.80++). Here, the prawns are served in a huge puddle of ‘chilli-crab’ sauce that’s sweet, spicy, tangy, and thickened with egg. I am glad that they’ve included rice cracker for me to wipe the sauce clean. It’s so addictive!
4. Sautéed Fresh Fish Maw with Black Pepper
The Sautéed Fresh Fish Maw with Black Pepper ($38++) is quite a wonderful change from the usual fish maw soup. It is delicious, nourishing and hearty.
5. Braised Marble Goby With Bamboo Shoot, Mushroom and Garlic
The Braised Marble Goby With Bamboo Shoot, Mushroom and Garlic ($26++) is a treat for the olfactory senses. Expect aromas of Chinese wine, ginger and oyster sauce. You’ll love the light and crispy skin of the fish, which will melt in your mouth.
6. Rice with Beef and Egg Yolk served in Stone Pot
For something more substantial, go for the Rice with Beef and Egg Yolk served in Stone Pot ($20++) which brims with brilliant flavours. The thin beef slices are drenched in a brown sauce and has a lovely barbecue flavour.
7. Teochew Sliced Pomfret Porridge
I really love the Teochew Sliced Pomfret Porridge ($9.80++) for its clean flavours. The porridge was very light on the palate, and the fresh and sweet pomfret was delicate, yet firm at the same time.
8. Teahouse Signature Rice Roll ‘Cheong Fun’
Moving on to dim sum, I got a chance to visit the kitchen and saw that their dim sum is made on the spot and steamed upon order. The Teahouse Signature Rice Roll ‘Cheong Fun’ ($8.50++) is the pride of TungLok Teahouse. The chef pours the batter into a tray with wet cotton steaming cloth, and is very careful about the timing to make sure that the cheong fun is not overcooked. The translucent rice roll is rolled around crispy dough fritters that encase prawns and scallions. Delish!
9. Baked BBQ Pork Bun
The rich and buttery Baked BBQ Pork Bun ($6.30++) is baked with a layer of puff pastry on top and stuffed with barbecue pork. The skin is crisp, and breaks easily with just a gentle bite. The fragrant bun goes hand in hand with the smokiness of the pork, and every bite is just so gratifying.
10. Steamed Shrimp and Lily Bulb Dumpling
The Steamed Shrimp and Lily Bulb Dumpling ($5.80++) is another signature dish at TungLok Teahouse. Sure, the har gow consists of shrimps, like all other har gows, but TungLok uses fresh shrimps! Steamed to perfection, the shrimp dumpling had a very springy skin which I really enjoyed.
11. Mini Piglet BBQ Buns
Everyone wants the little piggies that are actually plump white buns with black sesame-seed eyes, pink snouts, and adorable ears. TungLok Teahouse sends you three cute piggies in a steamer, and each piggy holds moist and tender char siew.
Don’t you agree that TungLok Teahouse makes a fantastic brunch spot? Everyone had their favourites. I am definitely coming back for the soya sauce chicken and cheong fun!
Address: 10 Sinaran Drive, Square 2 #01-73, Singapore 307506
Phone: +65 6893 1123
Area: Closest MRT Station - Novena (NS20)
Opening Hours: Lunch:11:00am - 3:00pm (Last Order: 2:30pm); Dinner: 5:30pm - 10:00pm (Last Order: 9:30pm); Hi-Tea: 3:00pm - 5:00pm (Last Order: 4:30pm)
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