had a great 4pax fun lunch at tunglok @ central today on 19.2.2014.
i visited the clinic of my close dental surgeon friend twice a year for regular maintenance, and we went lunch near his clinic afterwards each time with 2 other close friends.
today i ordered the S$88 6-course set lunch for 4pax. PLUS i added a xiaolongbao (小笼包), pan-fried custard buns (流沙包), and a dessert 雪中情怀＝杨支甘露 + ice cream for 2 to share, as 2 other of us did not want dessert.
#1 the 2 dim sums were quite ok, competent - fupeiquin (腐皮卷) was good, siew mai 烧卖 was ok..the xiaolongbao （小笼包）i added was low in tasty soup, skin average, overall average or below, the pan-fried custard buns (流沙包) which i asked to serve with the dessert was also average. overall dim sum wise cannot compare with crystal jade or imperial treasure.
#2 smoked duck breast was par excellence, as is quite obvious from the photo (top & above) & the braised bean curd too.
#3 lie tong (例汤) was very good, the ingredients included pork soft bones & 粉角 arrowroots, an excellent soup as always.
#4 the poached heng chye with beard was good too.
#5 the prawns with egg white (赛螃蟹) i guess was ok above average dish, prawns was fresh bouncy, the style of preparation not my favourite.
#6 the stone pot rice was excellent!
the pan-fried custard buns (流沙包) was ok average but really the ones at royal china & imperial treasure were much better.
雪中情怀＝杨支甘露 + ice cream is my favourite here, though i didn’t take it today. the complimentary refreshment was ok welcome.
overall the set lunch (exclude ala carte orders) was S$100++=S$117 include S$8 for 4pax tea & S$ for peanuts which could do without. quite a good set lunch deal! :-) including 2 more dim sum & 1 desert it was S$141, still ok.
Must tries: smoked duck breast, lie tong
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