Tuesday 12 March 2013

Shiang Garden: Yum for Dim Sum

This is going to be a photo heavy post on Shiang Garden. I came here for dim sum twice in one week and left happy both times. On weekdays there is no tea charge and you receive 20% off your bill if you order before 11am. The latter deal applies on weekends as well.

I like that their menu has many informative photos so even people who can't read Chinese are able to navigate the menu fairly easily. However, for some dishes there is a discrepancy between their photographs and the actual product. Take a good look at the buns photographed in the bottom left hand corner of the menu.

These Pan Fried Shanghai Pork Buns are the same ones photographed above in the menu. The real life version is much smaller and less round. They still tasted good with a juicy centre of pork and crispy pan fried bottom in contrast with the softer floury bun texture on top.

Pan Fried Shanghai Pork Bun
The BBQ Pork Pastry is very filling with its buttery outside and meaty inside.

BBQ Pork Pastry
The Peanut Crepe doesn't photograph very nicely but was one of the favourite things I ate. Crepe is probably not the right word to describe this dish. It is chewy and crispy (slightly like green onion pancakes) wrapped around a mixture of finely chopped peanuts and sugar.

Peanut crepe
The shrimp in the Shrimp Dumplings were fresh with that bouncy texture but the clear skin encompassing the dumpling was too thin and tore easily making it hard to pick up from the steamer.

Shrimp Dumplings

Vegetable shrimp dumplings
The Fried Scallop with Portuguese Sauce definitely looks better on the menu (top right hand corner photo). The inside is curry and meat encased in a blended taro paste, topped with a piece of scallop then deep fried. Yum!

Fried Scallop with Portuguese Sauce
Chinese doughnut rice roll
Pan Fried Raddish Cake
Overall, with no tea charge and 20% off I would come back again for dim sum! However, not in the near future because their dim sum menu selection is not that large.

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