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Delicious Weekday Dim Sum Buffet

For more reviews, visit my blog at www.ms-skinnyfat.com   The special weekday a la carte dim sum lunch menu is created by new Dim Sum Chef Lee Siaw Cheen and diners get to feast on an extensive selection of 35 soups, signature dishes, dim sum and desserts at $48.   There are 4 new enhanced signature dim sum creations which include Deep-fried Yam Puff with Foie Gras, Baked Egg Tart with Imperial Swiflet’s Nest and White Fungus, Steamed Berkshire Pork “Char Siu” Buns and Crispy Carrot Cake with Hai Tien Lo’s Signature XO Sauce. These are limited to one serving each per guest.   Of the lot, the Berkshire Pork “Char Siu” Buns was absolutely heavenly. Juicy and succulent meat in a delicious barbecue sauce lovingly wrapped by a fluffy sweet bun. But why only 1 serving?? :( I also liked the carrot cake which has nice chunks of radish and chinese sausage. This is best paired with the spicy XO sauce.   Diners also get unlimited servings of the classic dim sum. The Wok-seared Spinach Dumplings may look really green on the outside but it's also packed with juicy minced pork inside. Delicious!   The Deep-fried Pork Dumpling “Ham Shui Gok”. It's really crispy on the outside but has a mochi-like texture inside and it is filled with juicy pork with mushrooms. When eaten all at once, it tastes like a Hakka Abacus Seed  算盘子.   If dimsum alone doesn't fill you up, there are also 9 Hai Tien Lo Signatures to pick from which includes hearty dishes like Szechuan Spicy chicken, Grouper fish fillet and Cantonese Sweet and Sour Spare Ribs.. Each table is limited to one serving of any three items.   The Homemade Bean Curd with Crab Meat and Eggplant in Supreme Stock comes highly recommended. Absolutely silky and fragrant tofu in a carrot, radish and chicken supreme stock. Slurps!   If you like something fried (who doesn't), the Deep-fried Soft Shell Crab with Pepper Sauce is rather delightful. Just work it off later really.   What is a Cantonese meal without soup right? Pick from either the Traditional Double-Boiled Soup or the Lobster with Shredded Abalone and Vegetables in Thick Broth (one serving of any one item per person). The little green puffs are made of vegetables. Now you can drink your greens too!   For desserts, i went with the Double-boiled Osmanthus Tea with Pear and White Fungus which is light and refreshing. I liked that it's not too sweet.   The Mango Sago with Pomelo was a hot favorite. This drinks like a mango smoothie and is surprisingly light as well. If there's more space in your dessert tummy, you could go with the Black Sesame Paste with Glutinous Rice Dumpling.   So here you go, Hai Tien Lo's Weekday Dim Sum Buffet. It's perfect for business lunches and definitely for times when you simply just need to treat yourself.  
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Berkshire Pork Char Siew Bun, Steamed carrot cake with preserved meat
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good food

our company had an event for us to celebrate chinese new year previously and the set meal was quite affordable. we had yusheng, fish maw soup instead of shark's fin soup and my favourite wasabi prawns
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Company Lou hei

company organised a Lou hei for cny. Ordered a 188 set meal with 8 disshes for everyone.  The yusheng was pretty good And only costs 38 dollars. Planning to get one for the family. We startend with fish maw soup, followed by abalone. Both are very tasty. The highlight of the night is the rice in pumpkin, though most people didn't eat the pumpkin, it was a very innovative way to present the rice and rice was really good as well. Their tea though is very expensive 6 per head as compared to other restaurants. 
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Dined in on 20th August 2015

The waitress was really polite, and explained the dishes served in full detail. She was always alert and would refill our tea without fail. The taste of food were on point and tasty. It's really 真材實料
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Weekend Ala Carte Dim Sum Brunch Buffet!

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Out of the 14 dishes that I've ordered, 7 were great while 7 were a tad disappointing. So it's like half good half bad. 


Service was quite good and polite but they always seemed to be short of manpower each time I'm there and halfway the meal, we waited for nearly 40 mins for the next dish to be served. (Not sure if it's the kitchen or the waitress screwed up our order which caused such a long delay) 





Frankly speaking, so far my 3 visits here (2 times on weekend brunch buffet + 1 time on weekday lunch buffet) Our order was screwed up every visit. I think they should really rectify this problem with their kitchen or the staff or increase manpower especially on weekends and public holidays?




Considering the relax and nice ambience with not bad food quality, I will still recommend this place. 

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Great Canton Cuisine

Went with a couple of friends for dinner quite a few months back. Loved the Liu Sha Bao (流沙包) that was oozing, very nice, got standard. The other dishes we had were exquisite too like the crab meat broth and bbq honey-glazed pork. Can't remember the other items but the food was great throughout. Service was good and warm. Always looking forward to going back there.