29th August 2013.
It has been a while since I visited Swee Choon. This time round, I accompanied some of my architecture mates there for a dim sum dinner because one of them just came back from Switzerland after spending a year there and he misses proper dimsum. Swee Choon is really very popular, with long queues on each visit. Met a friend there but kena daoed by him, that shows how good the food is I guess?
Started off with pickled vegetables while we waited for our orders to arrive.
First, there were the classics like Fried Wanton (炸云吞), Portuguese Egg Tarts (葡式蛋挞) and Siew Mai (烧卖) which deserves a special mention with its generous and succulent shrimps. The Fried Wantons were really good too with plump shrimps and paired with mayo (sinful?).
Then there were the Mee Sua Kueh (面线粿) and Carrot Cake (罗卜糕), not bad. My friends love them though.
Then there was the Prawn and Banana Fritter (香蕉炸虾筒) . Unique but not impressed by it. Imagine, sweet banana paired with crunchy shrimp. It was like goreng pisang with shrimp that’s all.
Can’t forget about the Salted Egg Yolk Custard Bun (奶黄流沙包) of Swee Choon. It was decent but I think I prefer Johor Bahru Tim Sum’s at Changi more now.
You can get hot dishes like one of there variations of La Mian (拉面) which was not bad actually. A bit oily but tasty.
I believe there are certainly better dim sum out there but in the meantime but Swee Choon is still one of those places I go for dim sum not because the food is fantastic but partly because it operates over midnight and its affordable which makes it a nice place to meet up with friends.
Swee Choon Tim Sum
191 Jalan Besar
Labels: Budget : $$, Cuisine : Asian, Cuisine : Chinese, Explore : Local, Food : Dinner, Foodie : Xin Li, Place : Bugis, Place : Little India
Location: 191 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208882