Handmade dim sum can be found here at this heartland food market. Since early morning, the queue never subside. Traditional buns are rather harder to make compared to machine make, hence, the buns are generally smaller in size. However, in terms of taste, handmade version are definitely more superior.
List of dim sum available for selection are written clearly at storefront. When it is my turn to order, their Shrimp Dumplings were already sold out. It was only 11am on a Sunday morning!!
Lotus Paste Bao - Very sweet paste, but i like it!!
Small Pork Bao - Flavourful, the amount of meat filling is just nice. Just one of this mini bun is not enough to satisfy your appetite.
Red Bean Bao - The red bean paste is slightly less sweet compare to the lotus bun.
Char Siew Bao - The pork filling is flaky and abit dry. It is different from the usual juicy char siew bao. Not really to my liking.
Big Chicken Bao - Minced chicken meat with added garnishes. I prefer those conventional chicken bun that have big pieces of chunky meat.
Bian Rou Bao - It is actually a mini version of chinese "Kong Ba Pau", marinated pork meat bun. The texture of the pork meat taste like pulled pork, but in the Chinese way. Really love this bun. Less fattening and sinful and yet delicious. There is no fatty pork within, and thus it would disappoint some, but appeal to those who are more health conscious.
Verdict 3.5 / 5
The buns that are sold here are slightly different from the usual bun that I had ate. Although it may have a refreshing look, but i still prefer the common version of Char Siew Bun and Chicken Bun. Other than that, the lotus and red bean bun are really great. Maybe because I have sweet tooth, but i strongly recommend these two buns.
Will come back again and support handmade shops!!
Telephone: 6254 2053 / 6659 5786
Operating Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 6am to 2pm, Sunday 6am to 12pm (Off on Monday and Alternate Tuesdays)