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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Yi Dian Xin Hong Kong Dim Sum

If you are looking for some fuss free, hawker and pocket friendly kind of Dim Sum in the North East area  of Singapore, you can try visiting Yi Dian Xin Hong Kong Dim Sum. They are located in a coffeeshop within walking distance from Kovan MRT Station.

Yi Dian Xin Hong Kong Dim Sum
 My vote will go their steamed carrot cake for its unique shape and traditional taste. It comes in a circular shape topped with chopped spring onions and generous amount of sesame seeds. Make up of chunks of raddish as well as chinese sausage. Bites of dried shrimps can be found too. The steamed carrot cake was soft and doused with light soy sauce.

Steamed Carrot Cake - $2.20

Har Kau were rather dry and skin was thicker than my expectation. However the size of the prawns look appealing under the translucent dumpling's skin.

Yi Dian Xin Prawn Dumpling (3 Pcs) - $3.30

The Siew Mai is quite decent and filled with lean juicy pork meat. The level of fragrance and taste falls in the average range.

Siew Mai with Mushroom (3 pcs) - $2.80

The chicken claws are not the best though they were not that oily. It tasted spicy not only with chilli but with black pepper.

Steamed Chicken Claw with Black Pepper Sauce - $2.50

Salted Egg Custard Pau is one of my MUST order on any dim dum meal. If you are expecting some exploding effect from their Signature Salted Egg Custard Pau, I will suggest you to lower down your expectations. Flow of custard with salted egg is smooth and meagre. However the Pau Skin is quite soft and its best to consume while hot.

Signature Salted Egg Custard Pau (3 Pcs) - $3.30

Buns are fluffy and soft. Fillings lacked the juicy and sweet punch of usual minced BBQ pork, also portion can be a little more generous.

Steamed BBQ Pork Pau (2 Pcs) - $2

Porridge is smooth but the taste was rather bland and does not have any wow factor.

Century Egg & Lean Meat Congee - $2.50
With the pricing that we are paying for the Dim Sum, I find it's relatively decent if you want a simple meal.

Rating: 3 / 5

Yi Dian Xin
Location: 1012 Upper Serangoon Road, Teo Seng Eating House Singapore 534750

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