Sophisticated dim sum destinations in Singapore
The long awaited weekend is finally here! After a long week at work, it’s time to indulge in a quality meal with loved ones, and what’s better than some of the best Dim Sum in Singapore? Here’s a list of 6 sophisticated Dim Sum Buffets in Singapore, where you can expect exceptional standards in aesthetics, taste, execution and service.
Dim Sum Restaurant Yan Ting宴庭(St RegisHotel)
Synonyms with extravagance, Yan Ting is elegantly furnish with breath-taking paintings of spring, summer, autumn and winter. Here, weekend Dim Sum Brunch includes a serving of Double-boiled Fresh Abalone Soup with Black Garlic, and Wok-baked Boston Lobster with Superior Stock.
The Crispy Roasted Pork in the Combination BBQ Platter has skin so crispy you can hear the crunch in your head. Outstanding!
Weekend Dim Sum a la carte buffet brunch: $108++ per adult, $53++ per child
Cherry Garden樱桃园(Mandarin Oriental Hotel)
One can’t help but feel impressed even before stepping into Cherry Garden. The Cantonese Restaurant antiqued entrance itself, is a sight to behold. The main dining area is classically designed with charcoal teak panels to resemble an oriental courtyard. Cherry Garden’s weekend Dim Sum Buffet lunch offers yum cha classics with a contemporary twist.
Noteworthy items include Steamed Pork Siew Mai with Baby Abalone, Steamed Custard Bun with Yam, Deep-fried Chinese Bun with Chilli Meat Sauce and Steamed Kurobuta Char Siew Bao.
Weekend Dim Sum a la carte buffet brunch: $68++ per adult, $40++ per child
Man Fu Yuan Dim Sum 满福苑 (Intercontinental Hotel)
Peranakan louvered window shutters, butterfly chandeliers, oriental lattice dividers and velvet lavender chairs- Man Fu Yuan interiors exudes chic refinement. Start feasting on the Braised 8-head Abalone with Garden Greens in Oyster Sauce, before moving onto handcrafted Dim Sum specialities such as Minced Pork Dumpling with Scallops and Glutinous Rice Dumpling Traditional Style.
Their Steamed Salted Egg Custard Bun is superb, yet Man Fu Yuan raises the bar with a Deep-Fried rendition, which is worth every calorie.
Weekend Dim Sum a la carte buffet brunch: $58++ per adult, $28++ per child
Jade玉楼 (Fullerton Hotel)
Majestically decked in regal hues of gold and silver, it looks like no expense has been spared to make Jade look as opulent as it can be. Tantalise the taste buds with unique dim sum creations such as Steamed Osmanthus Char Siew Pau, Steamed Green Tea Custard Bun and Poached Enoki Squid Ink Dumpling.
For the less adventurous, classic selections include Steamed Pork Rib with Black Bean Sauce and Steamed Chicken Feet with Oyster Sauce.
Weekend Dim Sum ala carte buffet brunch: $39++ per adult, $19++ per child
Hai Tien Lo海天楼(Pan Pacific Hotel)
Hai Tien Lo is grandly decorated in royal colours of red and gold, alongside bird cage light fittings and oriental lattice screens. Warm your tummy with a nourishing bowl of Double-boiled Buddha Jumps Over the Wall, then savour a lavish starter of Braised Whole Abalone with Bean Curd and Pearl Mushroom.
Recommended dishes include Steamed Prawn Dumplings, Barbequed Honey-glazed Pork and Roasted Duck. Most restaurants have Dim Sum buffets only during weekends, but Hai Tien Lo offers it daily- perfect for leisurely tai tai lunches and cooperate diners seeking to impress clients.
Weekend Dim Sum a la carte buffet brunch: $68++ per adult, $38++ per child
Weekday Dim Sum a la carte buffet brunch: $56++ per adult, $32++ per child
Conveniently located at ION Orchard, the fine dining arm of local restaurant chain Paradise Group greets diners with arresting oriental decor, and a series of hand-painted, life-sized portraits of China’s most illustrious emperors. The refreshed Dim Sum menu features inventive morsels such as Steamed Custard Bun with Pine Seeds in Piggy Shape, Crispy Radish Pastry with Ham and Celery Bits and Deep-fried Crab Meat & Shrimp Pastry with Celery Bits.
Don’t worry, the signatures are still on the menu, to cater to longstanding diners. Don’t miss the ethereally soft and fragrant Wok-fried Cheong-fun with XO Chilli Sauce, intensely-flavoured Salted Egg Yolk Custard Bun and crispy Spring Roll with Smoked Duck Meat.
A la carte Dim Sum available daily. Price ranges from $4.20-$9.80.
Adele is a food, travel and beauty blogger who pens her experiences down at www.madamechewy.com. She can’t say no to seafood, anything with salted egg yolk and ice cream.