When it comes to Chinese food, every one of us has a soft spot for dim sum—or yum cha as it is commonly referred to in Hong Kong. A classic Cantonese delight that is commonly enjoyed with hot tea—hence the term ‘yum cha’ which translates to ‘drinking tea’ in Cantonese—who can resist waking up to likes of steaming hot, meat and seafood-stuffed morsels of goodness.
Many folks may argue that the best (and most affordable) dim sum can only be found in Hong Kong or Guangzhou but we beg to differ. In fact, you can just as easily find some of the best and cheapest dim sum delights right here in Singapore.
As much as we love our cafe-style brunches, there is just something about dim sum that still makes it our ultimate go-to comfort food. Here is our list of 12 dim sum places in Singapore that will not hurt your wallet but will have you thoroughly satisfied nonetheless.
Famous Chinese sauerkraut fish (Suan Cai Yu, or sour vegetables fish) restaurant from China, Tai Er Chinese SauerKraut Fish is opening its first outlet at Jewel Changi Airport.
Matsukiya at Paragon is a Japanese charcoal grill concept by Sushi Tei which offers traditional Kushiyaki that is grilled over binchotan. Other than Kushiyaki, the slightly upmarket Japanese restaurant also has Donburi and set lunches that start from S$25++.
The highlight of our meal was, however, not the Kushiyaki. While Matsukiya’s grilled skewers were decent, the Miyazaki A4 Ribeye Wagyu Donburi completely stole the show.
NUDE Grill is our favourite pet-friendly restaurant in Singapore. It ticks all the boxes for us: a comfortable environment for the furkids to roam with water bowls provided for them, relaxing ambience and real, good food for humans, and it is sheltered!
The problem with most pet-friendly restaurants/ cafes in Singapore is that the food for humans is always shitty, and sometimes there is no shelter so there are no bad weather contingencies if it rains.
And all these make NUDE Grill even more ideal when you want a good meal at a nice seafood restaurant in Singapore but can’t bear to leave your furkid alone at home. They do not have a menu for pets but hey, that’s a small issue.
With many countries’ borders remaining shut and various travel restrictions still in place, it looks like we will be “grounded” in Singapore for a little while more. The silver lining? We get more time to rediscover our sunny island with loved ones.
If you are looking for something touristy to do in Singapore, we’ve got a gourmet adventure for you. After all, Singapore is a food paradise in its own right and its food culture is enthralling.
So take a day off and treat yourself to a gastronomic journey with this itinerary we are about to share. It is a myriad of experiences that include a local-style breakfast, Michelin-starred hawker stall, and a refined Mod-Sin dinner in a chic and trendy hotel.
Also, we have a giveaway happening at the end of this post. 3 lucky winners will each enjoy an all-expenses-paid experience of this exact itinerary, including a stay at The Warehouse Hotel, courtesy of Gojek.
Let’s get moving; Singapore is waiting for you!
The team behind hawker gourmet burger stall, Ashes SG, has opened a new Muslim-owned bakery in Redhill.
Maison Sucrée is located at the void deck of 63B Lengkok Bahru, which is just a short walk from Redhill MRT Station.
We have Bob The Builder, and we have Bob The Baker Boy who is fond of cakes, especially moist and cottony-soft cakes, which are exactly what you can look forward to when placing an order with Bob The Baker Boy.
You have probably seen Bob The Baker Boy’s customised cakes and dessert tables making their rounds on Instagram and Facebook. There are over 400 designs to choose from. And if you have any particular design in mind for your cake, you can always let the creative team know and they will make your wish come true.
That’s not all. Bob The Baker Boy also has a range of awesome bakes including mini tarts, and brownies.
Bob is our new best friend and he will be yours too when you next need a customised cake. Or tarts. Or anything sweet, really.
Tsuta, the world’s first Michelin-starred ramen eatery, has launched five new Japanese ice cream flavours which are created by local artisanal ice cream parlour Apiary.