I’ve been to Peach Garden a few times, and while they have very good steamed salted yolk creamy buns, I have always felt that the rest of the dim sum offerings were decent, but not remarkable.
It has been a while since my last visit, so I decided to drop by for lunch to satisfy my craving for custard bun. I am not sure if they had made any changes, but the quality of the dim sum that we had that day was of a high standard.
I love dim sum. It is something that I can eat regularly and not get sick of. Part of the fun about having dim sum is that you get to order a lot of dishes. I am all for the variety! Needless to say, we ordered quite a few items at Peach Garden.
The baked mini egg tarts ($3.90) are very good – the combination of the crisp and flaky pastry with silky smooth egg custard bursts in your mouth like a tiny taste explosion. One is never enough!
This should go without saying, but I will reiterate the obvious: Peach Garden has, hands down, one of the best custard buns ($4.20) in Singapore.
The steamed siew mai with Phoenix prawn ($4.80) was as good as I remembered it to be – fresh, crunchy, and sweet prawn sat atop the firm and meaty siew mai.
The char siew sou, on the other hand, was run-of-the-mill. I’ve had much better ones before.
And of course, one can’t come to Peach Garden without having its signature X.O carrot cake. Even though I am not a big fan of it – I think it’s silly to pay so much for carrot cake – Peach Garden’s rendition is one of the better ones in town.
Peach Garden has several branches – Thomson Plaza, Novena Gardens, Orchid Country Club, Hotel Miramar, and OCBC Centre – around the island, and having been to a few of them, my favourite is still the one at level 33 OCBC Centre, for its central location and view of Singapore’s skyline.
For more recommendations, read our guide to Singapore’s top 30 Chinese Restaurants.