Yan Ting feels like dim sum heaven to me, in Singapore, at least. It is, in my opinion, that it’s on par with my other favourite dim sum joint, Royal China at Raffles Hotel, with the former being a little more grandiose in terms of ambience and ingredients. My other favourite dim sum joint is Wah Lok at Carlton Hotel which serves equally good dim sum choices.
Prices at Yan Ting are definitely a little higher when compared with some other outlets, but the quality of the ingredients speak for themselves. The overall feel of the restaurant too, is a notch up of the rest. Coming from Perth, I must add that even dim sum at Yan Ting seems cheap when compared to the Chinese restaurants here. Affordability is relative, no?
It is an undeniable fact that I am very, very fond of the dim sum at Tim Ho Wan. Having first blogged about it sometime back in December 2010, I have since revisited Tim Ho Wan two more times; this post documenting the latest visit in January 2012.
Instead of paying a visit to the first branch located in Mong Kong, we decided to drop by their outlet in Sham Shui Po. Benefiting from a significantly larger premise and more service staff, the outlet has reeled in the crowds since it opened. Of course, the Sham Shui Po outlet has its detractors – the main comment that the food served here pales in comparison.
Wah Lok at Carlton Hotel is somewhat of a stalwart in the highly competitive dim sum scene that we have here in Singapore.
Weekend lunches here are a packed affair, so advanced reservations are a definite must.
I’ve always wanted to go to Li Bai – It’s one of those restaurants that seem to have been around for the longest time yet never had the chance to visit.
Located in the Sheraton Towers along Scotts Road, the venerable Cantonese restaurant is the flagship of the hotel. With heightened expectations, we went for lunch. Unfortunately, from what we had that day, I did not quite feel like it warrants a return visit. Perhaps I should have ordered from the dim sum ala carte menu or the ala carte menu instead of their set lunches. If I were to re-visit Li Bai, I would order straight from either of those menus.