Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Wong Chiew Dim Sum, Sembawang Road

Another great find here (19 Sembawang Road, tel : +65 6456 683) for some local and rustic dim sum. I've been passing by this place for years and I've always noticed the stall at the corner shop house that sells roast meat. It's been always out of sight and out of mind until recently, I had realized that they're selling dim sum as well as a pretty wide variety of other cooked food.

What would be the deal from this place? I thought that the char siew bao was nicely done with fillings that could rival the ones found in restaurants. Their century egg siew mai was exactly that, with a chunk of century egg stuffed beneath the meat fillings. I couldn't say that I've ever had something done that way or even thought of it, but I liked this. The plate of pork ribs was filled with that golden porky grease which made the perfect douse for their porridge filled with minced meat and chunky century eggs. I guess down to earth would be a good description for all the food here.

No, there wasn't the lump of ebiko/tobiko on their siew mai or even crab roe that could be seen in their more refined cousins. It was just a daub of what could have been sweet chilli sauce and the radish cake certainly certainly wasn't smooth and creamy. I could also gripe about how slightly less easy it was to slurp the skin off the steamed chicken claws, but i wouldn't. I guess these things didn't have to be. I'm enjoying them all without the frills.

Definitely coming back another time.

chee cheong fun with prawns

char siew bao


fish meat ball

pan fried radish cake

steamed chicken claws with black bean sauce

century egg dumplings

pei dan chok (that's minced meat and century egg porridge for you)

siew mai

deep fried prawn and mango fritters

har gao

fu pei qun (bean curd skin rolls)

steamed pork ribs with black bean

1 comment:

mui fong chan said...

this restaurant telephone number sure be +65 6456 6838 :)