Kow Loon Hong Kong Dim Sum is a humble dim sum stall located within the heartland of Ang Mo Kio. This stall is easily missed if you are not a resident of this estate. I managed to drop by this place on a weekday afternoon and noticed that most tables were having their dim sum.
The kitchen occupies two units space, and the workers were busy wrapping dumplings and buns and steaming them on the spot.
Extensive picture menu
Crispy Taro Dumpling, Egg tarts and BBQ Pork Puff (4 for $3.80) - These items are sold separately in quantity of 4 pieces for each type. But you can always ask the nice auntie whether you can mix and match the types that you want to have. I like the BBQ pork puff as it is crispy with sweet pork filling. Taro dumpling tasted normal, no surprise. It is filled with small amount of taro paste with peas and carrot bites. As for egg tarts, taste just right for sweetness and the crust is not too hard too.
Salted Egg Yolk Bun ($3.80) - This salted egg yolk bun ooze out readily once you take a bite. Nice balance of butter and salted egg yolk. Eat it as soon as it is out from the steamer as the bun hardens after few minutes. I must say although this is not one of the best buns that i have tasted, but it is really very good. A must order dish!!
oozing in action!!
Yummy yellow sauce that ooze out after taking a bite
Fresh shrimp cheong fun ($3.00) - Each chee chong fun (rice roll) contain 3 prawns and the chee chong fun are really big in size. Served with light soy sauce, sesame and garnish. It gets harden quite easily hence it is better to eat it when it is served warm.
BBQ Pork Bun ($1.80) - These buns look like those that can be found in Hongkong cafe. Soft and chewy outer texture and you can find sweet and delicious pork filling once you tear open the bun. Wooooo, Yummy!! It's a pity that the amount of pork filling is lacking; otherwise this would be a wonderful bun.
Mouth watering pork meat waiting for me to eat!!
Shrimp dumplings ($3.80) - One and a half prawns are wrapped in each of the steam dumplings. The prawns are fresh and crunchy, sweet juice can be seem dripping out from the dumpling after taking the first bite. The skin of the dumpling is thin and i tasted more prawn than the flour after the first bite. I would recommend this dish!
Pork dumplings aka 'Siew Mai' ($3.00) - Another item with generous filling. The size of the siew mai is not big, but the pork meat is fully stuffed in each dumpling. What's more, you would be able to taste the sweetness of the pork meat too. I won't say that this is the best siew mai, but the freshness and generous amount of filling at such price is really worth ordering.
Chicken Big Bun ($2.00) - This is a super big bun! Lots of chicken meat iswrapped in the bun. This version of chicken bun is slightly different from the usual chicken bun that can be found outside. There is no hard-boiled egg in the bun but you can find a piece of Lap Cheong (Chinese sausage) on top of the big chunk of chicken meat. Chicken meat is dry and lump together, you may skip this with other worth ordering items.
Lap cheong within the chicken bun
Steamed Pork Dumplings ($5.00) - Yes, you did not see any typo error on the price. For only $5, you get a taste on the renowned Xiao Long Bao (Steamed Pork Dumpling). Sweet pork juice can be found within the dumplings. The meat is fresh and tasty too. Eat together with vinegar and ginger to make it tastier
Lots of juice wrapped within the dumpling. Tasty sweet juice which I couldn't bear to waste.
Ginger slices and chilli sauce
Address: Blk 151 Ang Mo Kio Ave 5, #01/3030 Singapore 560151
Tel: 9685 9371
Opening hours: Daily 7:00-21:00
I like the food served here and the price is affordable too since they are located in a coffeeshop. I will certainly recommend this dim sum stall and will come back again.
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