really good family-style dimsum at vivocity – I mean family-style in the best possible way: I think yumcha is best for large noisy family meals. I’ve been to my fair share of posher establishments where the dining is more european-quiet and your dimsum arrives in dainty dishes – but there’s nothing quite like sitting down to a meal in a restaurant where everyone is just as loud, and over-eating as you are.
well-executed dimsum classics in this mainstay singaporean chain – with reasonable prices and a great view overlooking sentosa, this place is a favorite.
cold marinated jellyfish | traditional sweet-chilli preparation
I suspect you’ll soon go bored of me telling how good the food is, so let’s just cut the verbose short: there wasn’t a single thing I didn’t like. it’s dimsum that’s familiar and comforting, so while it’s not going to score high on innovation – it will get you points with the parents/in-laws/guests for having had the genius of bringing them here for classics-done-good.
(you’re welcome, by the by).
shark’s fin dumpling in soup | silky in a very delicious broth
shark’s fin dumpling | quite tasty, but not so interesting when cold
beancurd-wrapped prawn rolls
steamed rice rolls wrapped around prawns and scallops | my favorite dimsum dish, and very well done here: silky and delicate but substantial
lotus-leaf wrapped glutinous rice, steamed charsiu buns | dimsum classics
salt-and-pepper squid | quite a modern taken on a traditional dish, with large pieces of squid in a crispy batter
stir-fried crab meat with egg white | must-order – so delicious: soft scrambled egg whites stirred through with crab meat and a raw yolk
sauteed baby greens in superior broth
century-egg porridge | this is proper stodgy cantonese congee in a large portion, and very filling
red-bean jelly | very good: not-too-sweet, with the flavor of the beans contrasted by rich coconut milk
we ate a heck of a lot, and left very happy – the bill was surprisingly small, the place was packed but service was quick if a little hectic, and the food was great. terrific.
Crystal Jade Dining In
1 Harbourfront Walk
tel +65 6278 5626
$$.5: one-forty for four