Peony Jade Keppel Club Chinese New Year Ala Carte Dim Sum Buffet

Category : Buffet, Chinese, Dim Sum, Promotions

恭喜发财!新年快乐!Gong Xi Fa Cai! Happy Chinese New Year!

Are you all prepared for the feastings, gatherings and “interrogations”? 🙂

I definitely enjoy the feastings and gatherings and my 1st Chinese New Year themed event this year is lunch at Peony Jade @ Keppel Club.

Check out this awesome Chinese New Year display at Keppel Club. So festive~

The interior & stage of Peony Jade @ Keppel Club is pretty eye catching as well. I couldn’t resist making my way to the front to take this photo.

Despite having patronized Peony Jade countless times, this is my 1st Ala Carte Dim Sum Buffet @ Peony Jade Keppel Club.

I’ve been meaning to try Peony Jade’s Dim Sum for quite some time now so I’m ecstatic! Plus Peony Jade now has an amazing Chinese New Year Promotion where their Ala Carte Dim Sum Buffet includes Chinese New Year dishes as well.

1st dish of the meal is of course Peony Jade’s Prosperity Atlantic Salmon Lou Hei (Yusheng) with Caviar (发财三文鱼鱼子捞起). I’m not sure about the Caviar but I’m happy with the thick slices of salmon.

The server prepared the Yusheng for us coupled with auspicious greetings and it’s chopsticks action time! We grabbed our long chopsticks and start tossing the Yusheng while chanting our “wishes”. Though it’s mostly “Huat Ah”! 发啊

The portion of Yusheng is huge and we didn’t stop the server from pouring in the entire bowl of oil and sweet sauce so even though the 1st few mouthfuls are nice & crunchy, I quickly get tired of the sweetness of the dish.

So, word of advice, if you aren’t into sweet yusheng, limit the sweet sauce.

Another Chinese New Year dish is Peony Jade’s Hong Kong Style Deep Fried “Soon Hock” Fish with Light Soy Sauce (港式油浸笋壳). We love this dish. Thumbs up. It’s crispy on the outside and yet the fish meat beneath is still moist. Nice~

Back to the theme of Dim Sum Buffet. Yes, buffet. So, we courageously ordered every item in the Dim Sum section, except for one – Fried Raddish Cake with Beansprouts in XO Sauce.

Personally I love the Pan Fried Carrot Cake with Preserved Meat (腊味煎萝卜糕). It’s soft and moist with a nice flavour from the Preserved Meat. I’ll gladly have another serving if there’s space in my stomach 😛

Peony Jade’s Steamed Black Eye Bean Cake with Ham and Radish (蒸眉豆糕) is a different type of dim sum. Maybe I’ll coin it as creative? It’s lightly flavoured with an interesting texture. Maybe some gelatin was added? It’s nice as well.

Peony Jade’s Steamed Har Kau (水晶鲜虾铰) has a relatively thin & translucent skin with 2 juicy &chewy prawns within. Not bad as well.

What’s Har Kau without Siew Mai. Peony Jade’s Steamed Siew Mai aka Pork & Shrimp Dumpling (烧卖) is pretty decent and it’s good that there’s no fatty meat. At least not in the one I devoured.

Peony Jade’s Char Siew Chee Cheong Fun aka Rice Roll (叉烧肠粉) is quite good as well. The Chee Cheong Fun skin is soft and thin. I just wish there’s more char siew 😉

Another dish not commonly found in the category of Dim Sum is Peony Jade’s Hot & Sour Meat Dumpling (京川铰子). This dish has also gotten thumbs up from the table. It has a stimulating spicy flavour 😀

I quite like Peony Jade’s Steamed Beancurd Roll with Black Bean Sauce (豉汁鲜竹卷) as well.

The above 7 dishes are Dim Sum items I’ll order again.

Amongst the other dishes I’ve tried, I wasn’t wowed by Peony Jade’s Deep-Fried Dim Sum selection. And I dislike Peony Jade’s Baked Flaky ‘Cha Siew So’ topped with Chicken Floss (肉菘叉烧酥).

And out of the dishes I didn’t try, Steamed Custard and Salted Yolk Bao (香软奶皇流沙包) drew mixed reviews with comments that 黑社会’s version is nicer.

While Steamed Glutinous Rice in Lotus Leaf Parcel (荷香珍珠鸡) got a thumbs down.

All in all, it was still a nice meal with immense value. We definitely walked away with an immensely stuffed stomach.

Oh I almost forgot, skip the desserts 😉

Peony Jade @ Keppel Club (M, Level) (View in Google Maps)
Bukit Chermin Road
Keppel Club
Singapore 109918
+65 6276 9138 or +65 6276 8327
www.peonyjade.com

Monday to Friday
Lunch: 11am – 2:30pm
Dinner: 6pm – 10:30pm

Saturday to Sunday
Lunch: 10:30am – 2:30pm
Dinner: 6:00pm – 11:00pm




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Peony Jade Chinese New Year Promotion 2015

Category : Buffet, Chinese, Dim Sum, Promotions

Ho ho ho~ Bye bye Christmas and Hello 2015! Hope everyone had a great time celebrating with your friends & loved ones 🙂 And may 2015 bring us greater fortunes and blessings 😀

As we step into 2015, besides taking stock of our hits & misses in 2014, it’s also important to plan out what we aspire to achieve in 2015. Have you made your New Year Resolutions yet?

One of the things I’m definitely looking forward to is Chinese New Year! Haha~ Another major festival for us to gather and gorge ourselves silly with all the yummy Chinese New Year goodies!

I’m now on the lookout on when’s New Moon Chinese New Year Sale. Waiting until my neck long long. Sorry for the Singlish 😛

As of today there’s still nothing BUT Peony Jade Chinese New Year Promotion is out! I LOVE Peony Jade~ I’m sure you all know that already seeing how many times I’ve eaten there haha~

As usual, the 2 different branches of Peony Jade each have different promotions.

Peony Jade @ Keppel Club Chinese New Year Promotion

Unlimited Prosperity “Fai Cai” A La Carte Dim Sum Reunion Feastings
(Includes Free Flow freshly brewed Chinese Tea and Longan Tea)
Minimum: 4 Adult Diners

14 Jan 2015 – 22 Feb 2015
11am – 2:30pm

Adult: S$43.88++
Child: S$22.88++ (from 6 years to 10 years old)

Credit Card Promotion: Standard Chartered Bank Debit & Credit Card – 1 Dines FREE with 3 Paying Adults

Click here for Peony Jade @ Keppel Club Ala Carte Dim Sum Buffet Menu

‘FA-CAI’ Divine A La Carte Dinner Buffet
Minimum: 4 Adult Diners

19 Jan 2015 – 12 Feb 2015
19 Feb 2015 – 22 Feb 2015

Adult: S$70.88++
Child: 50%

Credit Card Promotion: Standard Chartered Bank Debit & Credit Card – 1 Dines FREE with 3 Paying Adults

Click here for Peony Jade @ Keppel Club Ala Carte Buffet Dinner Menu

Peony Jade @ Keppel Club (M, Level) (View in Google Maps)
Bukit Chermin Road
Keppel Club
Singapore 109918
+65 6276 9138 or +65 6276 8327
www.peonyjade.com

Monday to Friday
Lunch: 11am – 2:30pm
Dinner: 6pm – 10:30pm

Saturday to Sunday
Lunch: 10:30am – 2:30pm
Dinner: 6:00pm – 11:00pm

 

Peony Jade @ Clarke Quay Chinese New Year Promotion

‘FA-CAI’ Mini Buddha-Jumps-Over-The Wall Divine A La Carte Lunch & Dinner Buffet
Minimum: 4 Adult Diners

19 Jan 2015 – 12 Feb 2015 (Lunch & Dinner)
19 Feb 2015 – 22 Feb 2015 (Weekend Lunch & Dinner)

Adult: S$70.88++
Child: 50%

Credit Card Promotion: Standard Chartered Bank Debit & Credit Card – 1 Dines FREE with 3 Paying Adults

Click here for Peony Jade @ Clarke Quay Ala Carte Buffet Menu

Peony Jade @ Clarke Quay (View in Google Maps)
Blk 3A Clarke Quay #02-02
Singapore 179020
+65 6338 0305 or +65 6338 0138
www.peonyjade.com

Lunch: 11am – 3:00pm
Dinner: 6pm – 11pm

Source: http://www.peonyjade.com/promotions.htm

PS: Reservations Advised. Please call in advance to check on the availability of seats and buffet 🙂




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Geylang 搵到食 126 Eating House Dim Sum Menu

Category : Dim Sum, Supper

This is for the fans of Geylang 126 Eating House Dim Sum. I finally got a chance to capture their entire menu! All 29 pages! And I’m more than happy to share it with my fellow foodie lovers of Geylang 126 Eating House 🙂

Now I’ll finally have a chance to leisurely browse through their extensive dim sum cum tze char menu. Yeah!

I realized that whenever I visit 126 Eating House, I always end up ordering the same few dishes cause I love them since the 1st time I tried them. I never really got a chance to “try everything”.

Maybe it’s also because I don’t really have the chance to slowly browse through their 29 pages of menu?

Hmmm…let’s see, what should I try the next time I visit Geylang 126 Eating House?

搵到食 126 Eating House (View in Google Maps)
No. 126 Sims Ave (Towards Bedok)
Between Geylang Lor 15 & Geylang Lor 17
Singapore 387449
Tel: +65 6746 4757, +65 6745 4869

24 hours (Close on Alternate Tuesday)

 



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搵到食 126 Eating House Dim Sum

Category : Dim Sum, Supper

I was first introduced to 搵到食 126 Eating House for Dim Sum in Geylang by my “boss” since my university days and I loved it! The dim sum is cheap & good with a huge variety to choose from. They have even expanded to include 煮炒 Tze Cha dishes since the 1st time I ate there.

搵到食 126 Eating House is also opened 24 hours everyday (closed on alternate Tuesdays) which makes it a great supper option.

The downside is that the environment is very rowdy. 1st of all, it’s in Geylang where parking can be a challenge and well, Geylang is the red light district of Singapore. Within搵到食 126 Eating House, the tables are set to be close to each other to maximize space and it’s not conducive to linger for long to chit chat. No reservations too.

So if you’re ok with the above, 搵到食 126 Eating House is a great place to come for great food at affordable prices. Friends & family whom I’ve brought to 搵到食 126 Eating House gave it the thumbs up. With many returning for more.

The advantage of eating here with different groups of people is they’ll tend to order differently. On my latest trip here, I got to try out some dishes which I’ll never order. And I was blown away!

Our meal started with a 煮炒 Tze Cha dish – 海鲜伊面 Seafood Ee Mian. Oh my god, don’t let its looks deceive you. It’s delicious!

Next was the 咖哩鸡粉肠 Curry Chicken Chee Cheong Fun (Rice Roll) which I was very skeptical of. I don’t usually order curry dishes outside as none can compare with my grandmother’s curry. This dish really makes my day. The curry was AWESOME!! It’s really thick and comes really close to my grandmother’s curry. It’s a MUST TRY if you’re a curry person.

The 蒸芋头糕 – Steam Yam Cake was really soft & tender with a good flavor and my relative keeps saying it’s really good 🙂

The 生鱼片粥 – Sliced Fish Porridge & 葱油饼 – Fried Spring Onion Cake also received the thumbs up. The 葱油饼 – Fried Spring Onion Cake may looks over fried however it doesn’t has the oil taste.

Besides the food, their drinks are also very good. 酸甘水 – Lime Juice is very flavourful/thick and got the nods of approval. My 菊花茶 – Chrysanthemum Tea is very refreshing too with the hint of Chrysanthemum & not overly sweet.

Oh yes, if you are a chilli person, please note that 搵到食 126 Eating House Dim Sum’s chilli cannot make it and they only have that one kind of chilli (yes, I asked for alternatives). So if you cannot do without chilli, my advice will be to bring your own chilli. Other than that, everything else was great! Yum Yum *slurp*

Note: Queuing/Waiting for seats is a norm rather than an exception especially during meal times.

搵到食 126 Eating House (View in Google Maps)
No. 126 Sims Ave (Towards Bedok)
Between Geylang Lor 15 & Geylang Lor 17
Singapore 387449
Tel: +65 6746 4757, +65 6745 4869

24 hours (Close on Alternate Tuesday)



Swee Choon Tim-Sum Restaurant at Jalan Besar

Category : Dim Sum, Supper

Swee Choon Tim-Sum Restaurant

I literally eat faster than I can blog haha! If only there’s a technology that can translate our thoughts into words instantly, that’ll be great!

Any inventors out there? Help? Heehee 🙂

Swee Choon Tim-Sum. This is a great supper place which we discovered by chance. It’s open late in the night and has great dim sum. Yum!

So I have no objections going there for my birthday dinner 😉

It’s crowded as usual with lots of people queuing for seats in the air conditioned area. Since the evening is pretty cooling, we decided to go alfresco and settled quickly in an available table.

Swee Choon Tim-Sum has expanded since the last time we came, taking over its neighboring shops and the back alley. Yet there’s still a long queue for seats! The popularity attests for its charm amongst Singaporean foodies.

Dim Sum is always more fun with more people because we can order a wider variety. However since there’s only the 2 of us we’ll just go with our familiar dim sum favourites.

Firstly, the Egg Tarts. We didn’t really like the egg tarts. It’s a bit bland to me and the crust is not flaky enough for a Portuguese style egg tart. Personally I prefer the ones from Tak Po. Speaking of which, I haven’t gone to Tak Po for quite a while. Ever since their standard dipped when I last dabao from them.

Portuguese Egg Tart

Next, Deep Fried Beancurd Prawn Roll. Nice! Crispy. Generous portion of prawns. Dipped in mayonnaise. I’m in heaven.

Deep Fried Beancurd Prawn Roll

Red Bean Paste Pancake is good too. The red bean paste is tasty and not too sweet. My only complain is that the skin is slightly thicker at the folds. It’ll be good if the folds are not overly overlapped so that I don’t get too much of the skin and more of the red bean paste.

Red Bean Paste Pancake

I’ve also always ordered Fried Prawn Dumpling when having dim sum. I’m not wow-ed by Swee Choon’s version. Dislike. I won’t order it again here. The skin is overly fried and I didn’t get the prawn taste.

Fried Prawn Dumpling

Har Kow is good. The skin is not too thick and the portion of prawns is generous as well.

Har Kow

Fried Hor Fun with Shrimps in Creamy Egg Sauce is average. It’s not bad, just not outstanding. I prefer the one from Kim’s Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee at Jalan Eunos.

Fried Hor Fun with Shrimps in Creamy Egg Sauce

Last but not least, Swee Choon Tim-Sum’s signature dish – Swee Choon Mee-Suah Kueh. This is one dim sum you cannot find anywhere else. It’s creative and has an interesting texture & taste. Friends who’ve tried it also rave about it. It’s a must eat when you dine at Swee Choon Tim-Sum.

Swee Choon Mee-Suah Kueh

That’s the end of my birthday dinner report. Hope this helps to provide some insight on a potentially great midnight dim sum place.

Do note that parking may be a challenge as many car park lots were removed due to construction.

 

Swee Choon Tim-Sum Restaurant (View in Google Maps)
183/ 185/ 187/ 189/ 191 Jalan Besar
Singapore 208882
+65 6225 7788
admin@sweechoon.com
www.sweechoon.com

Operating Hours
Monday to Sunday – 6pm to 6am
Close on Tuesday

Payment mode: Cash and NETS Only