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i have eaten a lot of dim sum in HK and Shanghai but this is one of the best I have eaten for sure! And it should be No 1 in Singapore by miles and miles. Excellent service, the staff is warm and attentive and were very patient with my two young kids on a busy Saturday evening. A lot of 5 star hotels in Singapore are facing an acute shortage of well trained staff and I was amazed to see this simple eatery following the basic principles of customer service to the core.
We tried a lot of dishes and each one was better than the other, my singaporean wife was as pleased as I was. the kids loved the egg fried rice and the mango dessert.
The icing on the cake was when the final bill came, the amount for the entire family was less than the cost of 4 pints of beer in CBD!
This is a really popular supper hangout for me and my friends due to the fact that it serves very good Tim sum and a pretty cheap price. As with all good Tim sum dining places, the standard items like the har Kao and siew mai are all there. I would prefer to go on weekdays as weekends can get pretty crowded. If you are planning to be an early bird and be there when the place opens for operations, do take note that the place opens officially at 630 ( or maybe 6pm if I remember wrongly) so do adjust your timing and schedule accordingly. This place is good for gatherings for both your friends and families and a guarantee that you will have a satisfying meal
Goggling over internet, knew that swee choon restaurant is one of the famous dim sum restaurant.
So i bring my husband there to try out. We reached there 1 hour before the operating of the restaurant so we thought of going somewhere first before we came back to the restaurant.
We came back 15mins bef the restaurant opened. To our shock, there was a very long queue. I
checked with Swee Choon staffs whether need to queue before going in. Staff told us no need to queue, can just walked in.
Therefore we walked, ordered some dim sums, ready to eat once arrived.
Please refer to the photos that i attached on my orders.
late into the night, you are hungry but a lot of places are closed. u crave for something to eat. not too heavy but not too light kind of food. you dun want to eat noodles and you do not want to eat rice, then this is a good place to eat. it has dim sum of various variety. from ha kao, siew mai, char siew pau , carrot cake, to chee chong fan to xiao long bao to prawn in beancurd to la mian to soup to cooked dishes to desert duch as mango pudding to mango with pomelo & sago to ice jelly cocktail
Found myself craving for some salted egg yolk custard bun (Liu Sha Bao).
Walked all the way from Farrer Park MRT with my friends.
Location was hellishly far.
However, the effort was worth it.
Instead of having one serving of “Liu Sha Bao”, we ended up ordering 2 more servings.
The other dishes, such as “Xiao Long Bao” and “Siew Mai” tasted pretty good too.
Had “Mango with Pomelo & Sago” for dessert as it was refreshing.
Prices were affordable
One minor hiccup was that the waitress mixed up 2 of our dishes.
But the correction was done efficiently without any delay in serving the food.
For those who are adventurous, you can try the “Fried Custard Pumpkin”.