It was my first visit to Mayim, and I certainly would go back again. As to why, you'll find out below.
Had met-up with my classmate and as she was craving for dim sum, she recommended going to Mayim, saying it was nice and the price was reasonable. When we reached, there was a short queue but it was our turn very quickly. We got a side table and I saw that the plate was really cute! The menu was full of delights, SO MANY CHOICES TO CHOOSE FROM! I had to think for a good 10minutes on what I wanted to order bcos I felt like ordering all the items, the photos simply made them look too appetizing. After a long while, I finally decided on a plate of dried noodles with roasted duck, and my friend ordered some dim sum for us to share. I also ordered a Milk Tea to go along with my meal. The dishes were served really fast. Duck Noodles
The noodles is worth the money. Noodles were springy, and the roast duck was not too hard. The sauce to stir in the noodles was flavourful too. Only thing was the veg was too little for me. Dim Sum
The xiao long bao was really juicy, the juice just burst into your mouth, full of flavours. A tad too salty though. Ingredients used were fresh.
The bacon and spring onion pastry was really dry, and pastry was too thick. Too much spring onion and too little bacon. I didnt really like this, so only ate about 3 mouths.
The prawn dumpling was my favourite. Although the skin used was abit thick, The prawn was juicy. Piping hot when I ate it, burnt my tongue.
Lastly, there's bbq chicken bun, but I felt abit 'cheated' by the name of it, as it was char siew inside. Same thing as the other dim sum, the skin was too thick, very little fillings.Milk Tea
The taste was not wat I expected. It had a more 'tea' taste, while I was used to the 'more milky' taste. I didnt like it during the 1st few gulps I took, but slowly it bcame nicer to drink. Haha, so in the end, I drank it all up.
Overall, although the dim sum wasnt that nice, the price was considered low as compared to other places which have dim sum. Their main was nice, and there's so many choices of food you can choose to eat. Thus, the next time I go, I will try their other dishes available.
One thing to note: They serve pickled veg once you sit at a table, and for that, it cost each person 50cents, and another 30cents per person for wet tissue. I didnt really like this as it all adds up in the bill, and these arent necessary. Thus, if you don't want them, you'll have to tell the waitress in advance.
Date of Visit: 2012-04-01