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Recently, my brother completed his Basic Military Training (BMT) and we had Dim Sum for brunch after his Passing Out Parade (POP) at the Marina Bay Floating Platform. Victor’s Kitchen opens at 10.30am. When we reached there slightly before that, there was already a queue..
It’s funny when we looked through the menu and to think how Victor’s Kitchen tries to convince its customers to tick off some of the items listed. How could anyone resist a Tasty Queen Size Siew Mai ($3.50) and Victor’s King Prawn Dumpling ($4)? Some might laugh it off, thinking that Victor’s is probably suffering from delusions of grandeur. Size wise, Victor’s is bound to impress as it certainly lives up to its name. Siew Mai was nice but the prawn dumplings are a bit salty.
Haha.. Teochews must order the Yummy Teochew Steam Dumpling ($3.50). Honestly, I can’t really remember what else was inside apart from vegetable, but the dumplings tasted quite decent.
Unwrapping the lotus leaf revealed a very fragrant Chicken & Sausage in Glutinous Rice ($4). The glutinous rice here was sticky and soft, unlike some places where sticky and hard glutinous rice is the norm.
Would you be surprised if I told you that this is carrot cake? This is actually Scallop, Sausage Carrot Cake with XO Sauce ($4). Carrot cake was submerged with XO sauce. Look what happened when we didn’t eat this immediately..
I guess the carrot cake soaked up all the XO sauce. Carrot cake was soft and mashy, unlike the pan-fried kind. XO taste was mild.
Yummy Chicken Roll ($4) was prepared with fish bladder, baby corn, fresh chicken. Chewy Charles and I thought that it was not yummy at all. We just didn’t like it. Bleah :P
I don’t really fancy vegetable in my dumplings but the Fresh Vegetable & Scallop Dumpling ($3.50) tasted pretty good for it was juicy and moist and scallop bits were crunchy.
They had to emphasize on the word ‘yummy’ didn’t they? The well-marinated Yummy Yummy Phoenix Claws ($3.50) are a must.
Another dim sum item that we never fail to order is the steamed pork ribs. Fresh Ribs with Black Bean Sauce Steam Rice ($3.50) with bits of fat were tantalizing but a little bit salty.
I really liked this Fresh Chicken with Wolfberry Fruit & Rosey Wine Steam Rice ($3.50). Chicken was tender and I wished that the steamed rice had some of the gravy that was used to prepare the chicken.
We loved the texture of the Char Siew Cheong Fun ($3.50). Rice roll was firm to the bite. It really stands out from the rice roll served at other dim sum places!
The same can be said for the King Prawn with Vegetable Cheong Fun ($4).
I am not sure if I would recommend the H.K. Style Pan Fry Cheong Fun ($4). Didn’t find this remarkable. It’s kinda like zhai er (commonly served with vegetarian beehoon).
This is my first time seeing such a dim sum dish. I kinda liked the Yutiao Cheong Fun ($3) for its two contrasting textures.
I was looking forward to the Yummy Milky Custard Bun ($3.50) but it was just plain custard bun. Nothing exciting about it.
Now, this is definitely the best among all the Dim Sum items that we had eaten at Victor’s Kitchen. The Golden Egg Yolk Lava Bun ($3.50) arrived piping hot and we had to be careful not to spill the molten egg yolk lava. A little sweet and salty, I wished I had more space in my stomach for more of these!
91 Bencoolen Street
Tel: 9838 2851
Tue to Sun (Closed on Mondays)
10.30am – 8pm
I promise you that you will be handsomely rewarded if you drop by Kaafehaus for a cup of coffee or some cakes. Well, you need a straight ruler to measure this. Trust me on that ;)
Kaafehaus was featured in one of the April issues of Mediacorp’s U Magazine. Given the extensive beverage list, you gotta check out this place if you are a coffee lover. It is located at the hall area of haar Attic which happens to be a salon. A great place for people watching I suppose!
I think my friend found the name Flat White ($3.80) pretty amusing, and thus decided to order it. Isn’t it amazing how these people can come up with coffee art?
There were four different types of milkshakes and I almost wanted to try the Walnut and Butterscotch but decided to go for the Rum & Raisin milkshake ($5.80) in the end. Wheeee! I liked it! It wasn’t thoroughly blended so there were bits of raisins in it to chew on.
My friend commented that the Tuna Sandwich ($5.80) is very fresh which is not surprising given that it is prepared on the spot. It makes for a very filling breakfast or lunch too!
I was kinda lost for words when I saw the Chicken Pie ($3.80). It looks ‘deflated’ doesn’t it? Haha.. It tastes pretty normal and I certainly wouldn’t recommend this.
If you need some coffee to perk you up (like I did!), do drop by Kaafehaus! I think this place is relatively new so it probably wants to receive feedback too.
Mon to Sun
12pm – 8.30pm