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.
65 Chulia Street
#33-01 OCBC Centre, Singapore
Tel: +65 6535 7833
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10pm
Sun & PH: 10.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Raffles Place
For more recommendations, read our guide to Singapore’s top 30 Chinese Restaurants.