Dim sum @ Swee Choon Tim Sum Restaurant 瑞春点心餐厅

April 14, 2017 in Chinese by thywhaleliciousfay

Every Thursday, my colleagues and I would attend HIIT classes where the fitness instructor would come to our office and train torture us. Keke. And although we were left with almost no strength in our legs, we still got to fill our empty and very hungry stomachs. Haha!

It’s hard to believe but I haven’t been to Swee Choon yet. And since it came under my radar recently, I suggested to put back the calories (that we burnt from exercising) by eating dinner at Swee Choon. And because everyone was too tired to think, they agreed. Yeah!

But dinner didn’t happen as smoothly as we thought. It was difficult to find a parking lot! My colleague drove many rounds before deciding we should just park far and walk back to Swee Choon. Thankfully we didn’t have to wait long for our table after taking a queue ticket. Having reached at a non-peak time of 9pm, the queue moved fast as dining-in customers were leaving. And knowing that Swee Choon has tables arranged in the back alley too, I was glad to be allocated a table within the unit. You know, proper lighting for me to take photographs of the food under. Keke.

And from the menu (pages 1, 2, 3, 4), we ordered:-

1) 蝦餃, $2.40 (above) – Har kow.

2) 燒賣, $2 (above) – Siew mai.

3) 上海小籠包, $4.50 (above) – Steamed xiao long bao.

4) 四川红油抄手, $4.50 (above) – Sichuan chilli oil wanton.

5) 奶黄流沙包, $4.20 (above) – Steamed salted egg yolk custard bun.

6) 鳳爪, $3 (above) – Chicken claw.

7) 羅卜糕, $2.40 (above) – Carrot cake.

8) 芋角, $2.20 (above) – Yam fritter.

9) 瑞春招牌面綫粿, $2.40 (above) – Swee Choon mee-suah kueh.

10) 香蕉炸蝦筒, $3 (above) – Prawn & banana fritter.

11) 鲜虾腐皮卷, $3 (above) – Beancurd prawn roll.

12) 猪腸粉, $2.20 (above) – Plain chee cheong fun.

13) 鮮蝦肠粉, $3.80 (above) – Rice roll with prawn.

14) 葡式蛋撻, $3 (above) – Portuguese egg tart.

15) 千層餅, $4.50 (above) – Layer pancake with egg & pork floss.

16) 黄金豆腐 (豬肉鬆), $4 (above) – Fried golden tofu with pork floss.

17) 肉松茄子, $4.50 (above) – Crispy egg plant with pork floss.

18) 糯米鷄, $2.50 (above) – Law mai kai.

19) 香蕉高丽豆沙, $4 (above) – Egg white puff with red bean & banana.

20) 豆沙鍋餅, $4.80 (above) – Red bean paste pancake.

For dishes like egg white puff (item 19) and pancake (item 20), one could indicate on the ordering slip if these were to be served with the savoury dishes or to be served later. Ie, 先上 or 后上.

Did we enjoy ourselves? Certainly. I always say the company is as important as the food. And my verdict on the food? I would say the dim sum at Swee Choon was good old comfort food. Not the best, but good enough for the price we were paying and satisfying enough to fill our empty stomachs with. Keke. My favourites were chili oil wanton (item 4), salted yolk custard bun (item 5), mee-suah kueh (item 9), layer pancaked with egg & floss (item 15) and egg white puff (item 19).

191 Jalan Besar, Singapore
6225 7788, Website, Facebook
Overall: 6
Opening hours:-
Food/Beverage: 6
Mon, Wed – Sat : 11:00 – 14:30
Ambience: 5
Sun : 10:00 – 15:00
Value: 6
Mon, Wed – Sun : 18:00 – 06:00
Service: 6
* Closed on Tues