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Showing posts with label Dim Sum. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dim Sum. Show all posts

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Dim Sum Lunch at Red House Seafood Restaurant (68 Prinsep Street, Singapore 188661) Reservation: 6336 6080

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Tea and Towel = $1.80++ per person.

Pickles at $3.00++ per plate. (You can tell them you don't want the pickles)

Red House is a seafood restaurant established since 1976. They specialize in Asian seafood dishes and Singaporean favorites. 

They have outdoor seating and indoor seating.

Scallop Dumpling ($7.00++)

There wasn't any scallop taste and the soup was so so only... I suggest don't waste your $ on this. Why not add $6++ more to order a better quality soup below!

Double Boiled Cartilage ($13.00++)

As you can see from the photo above, the broth was rich and thick as it was simmered for hours and of course it was full of flavour!! Premium quality, Must-Order!!!

BBQ Pork "Char Siew" Crispy Bun ($4.00++)

The exterior was not crispy enough but the taste was ok..

Takesumi Chilli Crab Bun ($8.00++)

This was my first time trying chilli crab bun with bamboo charcoal exterior skin.. Maybe I'm not used to having steamed type of chilli crab bun especially in charcoal so feel a little funny when I consume it. And there's quite many chilli seeds inside which I don't like. But this was their signature dim sum there so you should have a try if you have not!

Steamed Custard Bun ($4.00++)

The custard was smooth and creamy but need to improve on the skin to be more fluffy..

A sample of their other menu. 

Overall Impression: Red House has wide variety of Chinese food in their menu, it will be a good place to bring your foreigner friends or family here for lunch or dinner. Dim Sum only available during lunch. Service was quite good here. Food quality was decent for the dim sum. But they're famous for their seafood so try their seafood if you're there ya. The prices here are reasonable and affordable too!

Operating Hours:

11.30am – 2.30pm (last order at 2pm)
5pm – 11pm (last order at 10.30 pm)

11am - 11pm (last order at 10.30pm)

Parking available at Sunshine Plaza, POMO and Somerset Bencoolen.

Robertson Quay outlet

SINGAPORE 238 252)
Tel: 6735 7666
 Indoor seating

Outdoor seating

It's such a hassle to make reservation through phone - Book now through Chope for Instant Reservations! (This is for Robertson Quay outlet)

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Operating Hours: 

3pm - 11pm

11pm - 11pm

Parking available at The Quayside, Gallery Hotel, Studio M Hotel (limited) or along Mohamed Sultan Road.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Prima Tower Revolving Restaurant (201 Keppel Road Singapore 099419) Reservation: 6272 8822

Visited on 1st Aug 2015 (Sat) and Revisited on 15 Oct 2016 (Sat).  This is my updated review after revisited on 15 Oct 2016.

There are 2 Revolving Restaurants in Singapore. Prima Tower (Established in 1977) and Tong Le Private Dining (Established in 2012). Prima Tower is one of Singapore's longest established restaurant. You would hardly expect to find a restaurant nestled on top of a grain silo, yet the Prima Tower Revolving Restaurant is one such outlet that has become an endearing Singapore landmark. Diners can enjoy the panoramic view of the sea. 
Besides the great ambience, Prima Tower also offers delectable Beijing cuisine. House specialties include the much-loved Peking Duck with the crispy skin of the roast duck wrapped in a thin Chinese pancake, and the Shredded Scallops with Fish and Egg White. 

You will see this fish tank when you enter the lobby.

Take the lift up to level 9 on your right

At level 9, take the escalator up

While taking the escalator up, this is what you will see!

After the escalator, walk a long flight of stairs up to Prima Tower!

Tada - And here is Prima Tower!

This is our table by the window!

Only 3 Choices of Tea Selection: 
Pu'er/Jasmine/Iron Buddha
($1.50++ per person)

Shredded Scallops with Fish & Egg White
$30++ (Small)
$45++ (Large)
My Order: Small 

The staff will add the vinegar and pepper to mix together to enhance the taste. But to my disappointment, their signature dish was way below my expectations as it was dry and tasted quite bland. This dish cost $30++ while other chinese restaurants having the same type of dish cost only $13.80++, slightly lesser portion than Prima Tower but definitely much much more tasty than the one at Prima Tower. My recommendation for this dish - Crystal Jade Jiangnan at Vivo City.

Pan-Fried Pork Bun ($4.80++)
The bottom part of the bun used to be very crispy and the overall taste was very good, but now it was not crisp and the overall taste was dull... 

Steamed Dumpling with Prawn ($5.80++)
The siew mai looks pretty with the prawn tail attached to it but the taste was average..

Steamed Salted Egg Yolk & Yam Paste Bun ($4.80++)

This was my first time having liu sha bao with yam paste and I must say this is a perfect combination - Super aromatic! But the bun was not fluffy..

Deep-Fried Crispy Scallop & Mango Roll ($6.80++)
The mango filling was extremely little and the whole taste was ok only..

Crab Meat Goldfish Dumpling ($5.00++)
This dim sum was in 2015, not available anymore

Love these cutie dumplings! The taste was robust with real crab meat!

Steamed Sponge Cake with Custard Cream ($4.80++)
This dim sum was in 2015, not available anymore

The sponge cake was not fluffy and quite dry...

Baked Barbecued Pork Bun ($4.80++)
This dim sum was in 2015, not available anymore

I don't really fancy this type of bun usually but the bun here has impressed me! The exterior was very fragrant and soft! Thumbs up for this!

Mango Pudding ($6.00++)
The mango pudding was filled with so many mango cubes atop! I like the robust mango taste but the pudding was quite dry otherwise it will be perfect...

Overall Impression: I find this place very interesting as you need to go through many steps before you can reach the destination. (Like going for an adventure) But the food quality has dropped a lot in 2016, yet the prices here are quite steep. I can say just visit once for the sake of the panoramic view. 

As usual, the service did not change at all. Don't expect any good service or smile from the staff unless you're regular customer there. They will only pour the tea for you once when they served the teapot, thereafter please pour yourself. They have changed their dim sum menu so some of the nice dim sum was not there anymore. The tea served here was quite low quality as well. Do note that this is a very old building so the revolving will be jerky at certain point sometimes.

And one thing I hate about this place is the parking. The parking area was very very messy with all the PSA trucks around and there is only valet parking with open carpark, so be prepared that your car will be super hot under the hot weather.   

Note: Only Valet Parking (Charges-Up To You)

Nearest MRT: Vivo City

Business Hours - 
11.00am – 2.30pm (Mon – Sat)
10.30am – 2.30pm (Sun & PH)
6.30pm – 10.30pm (Mon – Sun & PH)