Here's what we got that evening. I have to warn you that it's a LOT as all that walking made us hungry after:
Of course, what's a dimsum meal without having these delicate steamed prawn dimsum right? I love that Swee Choon's version had real prawns inside and none of those extenders. It was really good albeit a bit tiny to be thoroughly enjoyed. Obviously, one order is not enough for har kow lovers out there.
This just got to be the highlight of our meal. I initially wanted to enjoy this for dessert but since it came together with all our orders, then we must have this in between all the savory dishes. That's the 1st rule in enjoying Liu Sha Bao, enjoy it while it's piping hot to ensure that you get that runny salted egg "yolk" custard inside. This is definitely my definition of food nirvana.
Delicious deep-fried taro (yam) balls that's filled with savory minced meat. It was really good and definitely the most affordable one that I've ever had.
We just got one order as the 2 pieces of carrot cake was enough to be shared among the 5 of us. While it may come out to be a bit bland, the best way to enjoy this is to dip it into the garlic chili sauce provided.
This is one of Swee Choon's best-sellers but hearing comments from my colleagues, I realized that this is the kind that either you love it or you don't. It's a unique creation made of flour noodles (misua) and was deep-fried to give it a crisp texture. I personally loved it! It reminded me of the birthday misua that we would always have at home. While some may think that deep-frying the misua can make this a greasy mess, I'd be the first to tell you that it wasn't greasy at all and I happily enjoyed this very much.
Deep-fried beancurd filled with mashed prawns. This was just a-okay for me.
This was somehow an interesting twist to the traditional Fried Banana Fritters (Pisang Goreng) as you would get a mild savory taste from the prawn in every bite.
Ohh... creamy egg tart with mouth-watering, buttery pastry shell. It was delicious that we began reminiscing about our respective Macau experiences and how this was good enough to match up to the ones we all had in Macau.
We loved this! The wanton had a good bite and the wrapper was firm enough that it wasn't falling apart when we'd pick a piece up with our chopsticks. The chili oil was just spicy enough to give the wanton an interesting character but not to the point of leaving your tongue numb and making you unable to enjoy the other dishes that follows this. I highly recommend this!
Quite boring as compared to all the delicious dimsum pieces that we had earlier. It was very safe and bland. Would still go for the Sichuan Chili Oil Wanton anyday.
Okay, we got this at the last minute. In fact, we were ready to have dessert when C, I and O spotted this from our neighboring table. I'm so glad that we tried this as it was really good. The wrapper had a crepe-like texture and it's filled with salty meat floss and creamy scrambled egg. Yummy!
A very unique creation which is probably a healthier option since it just uses egg whites but I guess it's not for me. I wasn't too wild about the meringue-like consistency despite having a good mix of red beans and bananas inside.
We were all curious to try this and wondered if it's similar to our local Binagoonan Chicken which makes use of salted shrimp paste. For some reason though, we could hardly detect the shrimp paste. It simply tasted more like a good plate of fried chicken. Unfortunately, that's basically just it.
Not everyone is brave enough to have chicken claw or more popularly known in our community as Chicken Feet / Adidas . Not unless you grew up in a very Filipino-Chinese world like the 5 of us where Chicken Feet is as normal as the westerners having their burgers and fries. Swee Choon's version was pretty good but we would have preferred it to be a bit more spicy.
We had a dimsum feast at Swee Choon and I'm so glad to finally dine here. While there were some misses, I have to say that the repeated hits truly made our dinner pretty amazing. I heard that aside from Swee Choon Tim Sum, there's another dimsum place vying for the Best Dimsum in Singapore crown as well. I shall give that a try then!
How about you? Is Swee Choon Tim Sum the best dimsum restaurant in Singapore for you? Tell me what you think below!
Visit Swee Choon Tim Sum at 191 Jalan Besar, Singapore. It opens at 6PM till 4AM from Wednesdays to Mondays (closed on Tuesdays). Reservation is not allowed so be sure to be there before 6PM. Payment is only through cash or NETS.