We are finally hitting the double digits in this series!
Last Friday was the last day of work here at Qourier for two of our interns, and they had the honour of choosing our meal for the week. Seeing that we had a debate on which was the best Dim Sum in Singapore earlier in the week, they settled on 126 Dim Sum, a stone’s throw away from our office. If you must know, our votes were very well split between the two Dim Sum giants; Swee Choon and 126. We were hoping that this Food Tour Friday would settle that.
Under the scorching afternoon sun, we marched our way to 126. We were soldiers hungry, and on a mission.
126, which I must comment is brilliant wordplay, is situated along the main road. An unassuming shop lot, it really does not look like much on the outside. Thea seating on the inside is limited, which is where Swee Choon wins.
When we went in during normal lunch hour, the crowd was surprisingly tame and we were able to grab seats for a group of ~12 pax almost immediately (though we had to sit in three separate table).
We opted for the traditional dim sum fare. This included siew mai, har gao and char siew bao. These were all sufficiently satisfying, though nothing fantastic to brag about. Decent enough for the price point it is offered at.
The winner was their chee cheong fan, which was delicious! We ordered a portion with mushroom filling, and another with prawn filling. The sauce that it was served in was different from the traditional salty light sauces seen at other dim sum restaurants. This version was accompanied with a thickened sweet sauce that perfectly complemented the smooth texture of the chee cheong fan. Our table ended up ordering seconds!
We did our research and carefully avoided their liu sha bao. Online reviews as well as fellow Qolleagues furiously ranted of the lack of the liu factor of the bao.
The men amongst us ordered mains on top of their portions of dim sum. A popular dish was their fried rice. A significant enough portion to keep their tummies satisfied. It was decent, but then again, it is hard to screw up fried rice.
Rating: First class!
This dim sum place was rather decent at it’s price point. Not the best out there, but decent enough! Plus points for its 24h opening hours, for those midnight dim sum craves.