Sunday, October 17, 2010

Dim sum @ East Ocean

I don't think I'm much of a fan of the dim sum at East Ocean in comparison to say Crystal Jade Golden Palace or Imperial Treasure. That's not to say that the food that they do here is mediocre. Most of the items we had didn't quite push the right buttons. The char siew pau could have had a fluffier skin. Their pan fried radish cake didn't have a crispy skin was definitely not as creamy inside as we would have liked. Also had much better century egg porridge than the ones here.

On the bright side, their sizeable duo shrimp-ed har gao were not bad. Liked their rich tasting salted yolk custard bun. Thumbs up for the water chestnut dessert as well. I don't eat those very often, but this were pretty good with chunks of water chestnuts along with large flakes of egg in there. There were some amusing animal shaped dim sum items that I didn't get to order. Some of the portions of food here were just too big for two and real estate is always too limited

East Ocean dim sumprawn ball crusted with sliced almonds

East Ocean dim sumfried minced meat on lotus root slices

East Ocean dim sumcentury egg porridge

East Ocean dim sumsiew mai

East Ocean dim sumchar siew pao

East Ocean dim sumchilled pig fallopian tube

East Ocean dim sumhar gao

East Ocean dim sumpan fried radish cake

East Ocean dim sumsalted yolk custard bun

East Ocean dim sumwater chestnut with egg dessert


red fir said...

An amendment you may wish to make. Crystal Jade Golden Palace at Paragon is a Teochew restaurant.

East Ocean's dim sum items are generally ok, but this place might not be a good yardstick for Teochew dim sum. You could try Imperial Treasure Teochew at Ngee Ann City & Teochew City at Centrepoint. After which you may just change your opinion.

LiquidShaDow said...

I like the ones from Paragon. Very affordable and refined. Haven't had a chance to try the Imperial Treasure stuff at Ngee Ann City yet though, but will definitely give them a try some time down the road.