Tim Ho Wan

Tim Ho Wan, Aperia Mall, Kallang, Singapore.
Hong Kong Most Famous Dim Sum.

A lunch outing with colleagues to the Michelin dim sum restaurant which is located quite closed to our office. I am a fan of dim sum and like to spend time eating dim sum and drinking the Chinese tea to spend time.

Of course, during office our we cannot afford to spend so much time for lunch and everything has to be quick within the hour. We ordered a few nice dim sum for our shares. It included the baked buns with BBQ pork, vermicelli roll with BBQ pork, congee with century egg, salted egg and pork, glutinous rice with lotus leaf and steamed egg cake.

The baked buns with BBQ pork is a must to try among others. The buns are crispy from the outside and chewy from the inside. The gravy from the BBQ pork is heavenly nice. Next, you should try their vermicelli roll with BBQ pork. I guess they use the same BBQ pork as the baked bun, that makes it so nice to eat.

If you like to eat glutinous rice, you can order it and it tasted nice too with generous ingredients such as chicken meat, mushroom and some inner stuff. Otherwise, their siew mai (pork dumpling with prawn) and har gao (prawn dumpling) are good as well.

It is my first time trying the steamed egg cake and it is so spongy and light. It is also my first time trying the congee, which turns out to be a simple congee. You can skip it altogether for other dim sum.

Address: 12 Kallang Avenue, #01-01/02/03, Aperia Mall, Singapore.

Tim Ho Wan

Tim Ho Wan, Aperia Mall, Kallang, Singapore.
Hong Kong Most Famous Dim Sum.

I joined a group of colleagues for a so-called farewell lunch together at this famous dim sum house located at Aperia Mall. We bumped into another group of colleagues and we sat at the same corner to enjoy the meals together. It was my first time visit and we did try a lot of their dim sum. Their menu is pretty simple, just around 20 different dim sum.

Here is all of our orders for the day, quite many of them to name it, so I just leave it without naming them. It is shared by three persons including myself.

Overall, their dim sum is rather expensive if I were to compare with those that I can get from other normal dim sum shops. However, for the price of a Michelin’s restaurant, some of the dim sum are really worth to try for the second time especially the baked bun with BBQ pork because of the texture of the baked bun and the gravy of the BBQ pork make it so special.

There are many others we did not get to order and it looks good too, so I hope during my second visit next time, I can try other dim sum too.

Address: 12 Kallang Avenue, #01-01/02/03, Aperia Mall, Singapore.

Hai Di Lao

Hai Di Lao, Somerset 313, Singapore. Many of my friends told me the steamboat restaurant is nice and I should go try for once. It has extensive good services for their customers. This restaurant does not offer buffet style, all ingredients are on its ala-carte menu.

And, finally, I gave a try one day. Not being surprised that I have to queue up for my table especially during the dinner time and the queue can be as long as one hour. While you are waiting, you can walk around in the shopping centres surrounding because sometimes even after an hour, your table is not ready too!

If you choose to stay at the restaurant to wait for your table, then they will serve you some titbits and other services as well. You can do your medicure and pedicure where as well. What??! Yes, this is included in the waiting list services.

The next best thing about this restaurant is you can choose up to 4 different soups at some minimal cost. So, it is up to you on what types of soup you prefer to have. My picture above may look they are the same soups. We ordered the chicken soup, herbal soup, mala soup and mushroom soup. Seriously, the mala soup is very oily and the mushroom soup is plain. The herbal soup and chicken soup are the same soup based. We keep drinking the herbal soup for the night with our steamboat ingredients.

It is quite a lot of them but not as much as you eat buffet steamboat. The meat are fresh and nicely presented. They provide spring onions and parsley, so if you like them, you can put it into the soup and boil or add it into your bowl of soup when you drink it as garnish.

If you think you are not enough full, you still can check out their cooked food on the side bar along with the sauces. Some of the mala Chinese dishes are quite nice to eat.

Lastly, their waiters or waitress will come and check with you if you have any other orders, refill the soup occasionally and they even help you to dish out the foams and extra chili oils from the mala soup.

Address: #04-23/24, 313@Somerset, 313 Orchard Road, Singapore.

Wheeler’s Yard

Wheeler’s Yard, Singapore. After lunch what to do next is cafe hopping. It is the culture here too. Let’s try this place if you’re cyclists because they have a workshop behind the cafe selling bicycles and all its equipment and accessories.

At the cafe shop, they serve both breakfast and lunch meals and snacks that you can sit there for hours with friends and families. They have all the big tables and cozy corners. Food is said to be great for some of them and we tried something.

We are here for drinks and desserts. This time, we try the soda drink, the Orange N’ Cream and Root Beer.

The desserts is the main order for today, the waffle with vanilla ice cream and banana. Eat it with the caramel sauce.

We added the mashed potatoes as well, it is very greedy to eat so much especially after the lunch. If I can use the words, smooth and silky for the mashed potatoes, then it applies to this one, although it is slightly oily.

Address: 28 Lor Ampas, Singapore.

Soup Spoon

The Soup Spoon, Singapore. Lunch date with two awesome friends at Bugis, Singapore. It was rare occasion that we came together and it was after few weeks I texted my friend if she was free to have lunch with me.

On the day itself, the weather was so cold and I wanted to have something hot for lunch, and she suggested to go to Soup Spoon. Then, I asked another friend of us to join in and she nodded.

We ordered the Salad Set which came with bowl of salads and drink. All of us chose the three different soups, however, we were not sharing the soups. If you want to share the soup with two persons, you can get the large bowl.

The Aussie Barramundi Dill Chowder with a small bread and a drink. The soup contains fish and other vegetables as its ingredients. Too many of it that I could not name then except the corns. 🙂 It is very thick and filling soup with generous ingredients. It tastes good as well. A step to a healthy life.

Last but not least, the Caesar salad which looks so great. I asked the girls whether eating salad will be filling too. It is surprisingly yes. I will try to have a salad meal for weekend to try it out. I will have some little write up on this weekend salad meal adventures.

Address: #B1-26, Bugis Junction, Singapore.