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It has been quite some time ago when I last had Dim Sum and I have been looking forward to this day ever since.. :) There are so many Dim Sum places that I wanna go to! Finally settled for East Ocean Restaurant at Shaw Centre.
We were first given 4 small cups of tea. Does anyone know what’s the actual purpose? Are they meant for drinking or for rinsing your utensils? Hehe :P
Let me introduce Chewy Charles to you. His name has been changed to protect his identity. LOL. Anyway, whether you like it or not, you will be seeing him quite frequently in my future posts :P The both of us share a love for everything, well.. almost everything. Haha! :D
I love the Mini Crispy Egg Tarts (4 for $5.50) here because of the crust. “It’s so fluffy I’m gonna die!” Ok kidding. But they should consider renaming their egg tarts because the crust was soft rather than crispy. Personally, I prefer a soft fluffy crust. I also liked that the egg custard was rich and slightly molten.
The prawns in the Steamed Shrimp Dumplings (4 for $5.50) are surprisingly huge and a real pleasure to munch on. Definitely a must order if you go to East Ocean.
Besides traditional Dim Sum, East Ocean also has its very own Q Dim Sum which take the form of different animal shapes. Guess what the Bumble Bee (3 for $5.50) is made of? Custard and salted egg yolk. It actually tastes like 九层糕 (Kow Teng Kueh). So if you like Kow Teng Kueh, you know what to order ;)
Eating the Playful Hedgehog (3 for $5.50) felt like biting into a slice of savory pie because of its ingredients which are dried scallop, chicken meat and corn.
The Little Big Foot (3 for $5.50) is a sweet mix of pineapple and ham, and the texture is very uhhhh chewy. If you have tried peanut sesame balls, you will know what I’m talking about! I thought most guys like Jurassic Park and dinosaurs but Chewy Charles didn’t really like this so I happily swapped the Playful Hedgehog with him for this instead.
This is a good alternative to char siew buns if you wanna make sure that you have some room in your stomach for other dishes! The Cobra King (3 for $5.50) taste just like char siew buns except that its texture is similar to that of the steamed bread that goes along with stewed pork, or more commonly known as Kong Ba Bao.
Besides the above Q Dim Sum, there were a few more types that we didn’t try. We went there on a weekday afternoon and business was really good! Reservations are a must. Till the next Dim Sum date! ;)
Mon to Fri
11.30am – 3pm (Lunch)
6pm – 11pm (Dinner)
Sat, Sun and PH
10.30am – 3pm (Lunch)
6pm – 11pm (Dinner)