Recently there was a questioned pop up by the media if Swee Choon's business was affected by the recent launched of the Michelin Award Dim Sum Competitor.
Out of curiosity, I finally went to Swee Choon and wanted to have a self experience if Swee Choon was really up to their match.
As Im flipping the menus on the table, I noticed this "Singapore Favourite Food" vote organised by OpenRice.
Swee Choon's table is attach with a device for easy service. Press the for the service indicated and they will attend to you shorly.
Wet Tissue was given at the cost of S$0.20 cents each packet. Food
Plum Lime Juice: S$2.00
Sour with sweetness and a big edible plum in the drink.
Lor Mai Kai: S$2.50
tastes normal with soft glutinous rice. Not much of pepper taste.
Har Kao & Siew Mai : S$2.20 & S$1.80 respectively
Har Kao (Shrimp Dumpling) has springy chewy prawns although the "crystal-liked" wrap was abit thick. Siew Mai was pretty common and nothing to rave about.
Pu Shi Dan Tat (Portuguese Egg Tarts) : S$3.00 (2 qty)
Tastes similar and close to what we have from the KFC. Color of the crust was white and flaky. I will prefer them to be served warmer.
Carrot Cake: S$2.00
Panfried without too much oil. It was soft internally and fried to perfection at the exterior.
Nai Huang Liu Sha Bao (Custard Salted Egg Yolk Bao) : S$3.60 (3 Qty)
Soft at the exterior with adequate amount of creamy fillings. Not much of salted egg yolk taste. These steamed proverbial salted egg yolk oozes with filling once you tear it apart.
Almond Logan and Mango Sago: S$2.50 & S$3.30 Respectively
Chilled desserts and of average standard.
Ice was rough....mango sago on the rock.Service
After placing our order with the staff, the order was summarized in the slip given and place on the table. And this will be strike off one by one as the dish arrives. This practice had been seen commonly in most of the dim sum places.
A large group of head counts were seen. Service was quite prompt with staff coming once in a while to check the remaining orders. Friendly and cheerful staff are seen. However food that comes to us was very slow. Ambience
As we reached there, the internal were full house and we can only sit outdoors. Swee Choon Dim Sum has gained its reputation over the years and loved by the majority. Besides selling dim sum, they are also selling other chinese dishes.Price
Pricing is reasonable.Recommendations / Tips
My conclusion for Swee Choon Dim Sum's is standard of food was more of the "sit-on-the-fence" scale, whereby, their dim sums are not run-of-the-mill nor the lousy ones. Nothing too bad and nothing too good. However, they have matches the basic taste and criteria of a normal dim sum meal thus giving a very good guideline what is expected in the dim sum cuisine.
Date of Visit: 2013-05-19