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Went to patronise this restaurant for dim sum as breakfast during a holiday after doing some research online and noticed that this restaurant is quite popular and has pretty good ratings. Queues were seen outside the restaurant after reaching at about 9am plus. Waiting time is not too long around 15 to 20 minutes. This restaurant is quite different from other dim sum stall as the customer will automatically crowed around the dim sum trolley to take the dim sum instead of the staff pushing the tr
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Went to patronise this restaurant for dim sum as breakfast during a holiday after doing some research online and noticed that this restaurant is quite popular and has pretty good ratings. Queues were seen outside the restaurant after reaching at about 9am plus. Waiting time is not too long around 15 to 20 minutes. This restaurant is quite different from other dim sum stall as the customer will automatically crowed around the dim sum trolley to take the dim sum instead of the staff pushing the trolley to your table. Fastest finger first, if you are slow, the popular dim sum such as the xiao long pao, har gao will be taken up within a minutes or less. One of the dim sum that I like is their durian pancake and the egg tart. The durian pancake is actually a cold dish which is made of durian puree wrap with the egg crepe. The durian puree has a nice durian fragrance, has a soft and thick texture. As for the egg tart, it has a very crispy and flaky pastry. The egg custard has a nice custard aroma, soft and smooth texture. And is a must try dim sum !! Price ranging from $3 onwards.
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2012-06-03 10 views
On sunday, had dim sum at red star restaurant for lunch. Reached at 11.15am, the queue was long. I queued for about 30mins to get a table for 10. Most of their dish tasted average. However, their lotus bun is nice. Their egg tart is a little too sweet and taste of vanilla essence is very strong. They can't really place order, so we can only get what we want from the trolley that walked past our table. This slowed down the ordering process. Waitress are mainly elderly, in addition to the hectic a
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On sunday, had dim sum at red star restaurant for lunch. Reached at 11.15am, the queue was long. I queued for about 30mins to get a table for 10. Most of their dish tasted average. However, their lotus bun is nice. Their egg tart is a little too sweet and taste of vanilla essence is very strong. They can't really place order, so we can only get what we want from the trolley that walked past our table. This slowed down the ordering process. Waitress are mainly elderly, in addition to the hectic afternoon, i would say that the service provided was acceptable. There are a few dishes in the menu i wanted to try, but the trolley for it didn't pass by my table. Therefore, never get to try.
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2012-05-25 2 views
Decided to have dim sum for breakfast with my family. Thus we headed over to red star restaurant for their dim sum breakfast. The menu items are quite similar to other restaurant, what every dim sum menu should have they do have as well. But their food are good, fresh, and ingredients used are not stingy. Food came fast after our order, and because it came in the bamboo basket, it was still hot.
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Decided to have dim sum for breakfast with my family. Thus we headed over to red star restaurant for their dim sum breakfast. The menu items are quite similar to other restaurant, what every dim sum menu should have they do have as well. But their food are good, fresh, and ingredients used are not stingy. Food came fast after our order, and because it came in the bamboo basket, it was still hot.
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You will be surprise on how thick the biscuit crust which they have for their egg tarts. Even though it is really thick, but I can tell you it is very crispy and full of the fragrant from the butter and milk used in the making of it. The egg custard is very smooth and not too sweet, and also it is generously topped into all the egg tart's crust. One piece of it is definitely not enough to satisfy you. Normally I will buy at least two pieces and a cup of fresh brewed coffee to go along with i
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You will be surprise on how thick the biscuit crust which they have for their egg tarts. Even though it is really thick, but I can tell you it is very crispy and full of the fragrant from the butter and milk used in the making of it. The egg custard is very smooth and not too sweet, and also it is generously topped into all the egg tart's crust. One piece of it is definitely not enough to satisfy you. Normally I will buy at least two pieces and a cup of fresh brewed coffee to go along with it. Do note that this restaurant is really crowded during weekends' breakfast hours.
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2012-04-27 4 views
Look at the spread of Dim Sum on table! It's just the beginning! The service crews will go around with a push cart and you choose your pick of food. Convenient and efficient! I would personally recommend their siew mai, char siew bao, mango prawn, chicken in paper. Other dim sum they serve are comparable and are not too bad too!
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Look at the spread of Dim Sum on table! It's just the beginning! The service crews will go around with a push cart and you choose your pick of food. Convenient and efficient! I would personally recommend their siew mai, char siew bao, mango prawn, chicken in paper. Other dim sum they serve are comparable and are not too bad too!
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2012-03-30 1 views
Though this place is famous for its dim sum, I don't think the dim sum of this place taste great. In fact, I am quite disappointed (given that I have high hopes) with some of the dim sum, such as the yam ball, banana and shrimp roll, egg tart. The yam ball is too oily and banana and shrimp roll is not as crispy as I have expected (the one at Yan Palace tastes better). Nevertheless, I feel that the duck and crispy pork taste quite good. Hence, do give it a try if you visit this restaurant.
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Though this place is famous for its dim sum, I don't think the dim sum of this place taste great. In fact, I am quite disappointed (given that I have high hopes) with some of the dim sum, such as the yam ball, banana and shrimp roll, egg tart. The yam ball is too oily and banana and shrimp roll is not as crispy as I have expected (the one at Yan Palace tastes better).

Nevertheless, I feel that the duck and crispy pork taste quite good. Hence, do give it a try if you visit this restaurant.
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2012-03-07 1 views
My dad bring us to eat dim sum again.This one is not bad.It is very crispy,and the meat inside is also quite nice.Dip with some chilli sauce make it taste nicer.I like this fired oat too.The cha siew covered with a thick and crispy oat.It really taste nice but is a bit oily.This fried prawn is also not bad.Mut dip with some mayonaese.I like this too.It is very soft and nice.
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My dad bring us to eat dim sum again.
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This one is not bad.It is very crispy,and the meat inside is also quite nice.
Dip with some chilli sauce make it taste nicer.
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I like this fired oat too.
The cha siew covered with a thick and crispy oat.
It really taste nice but is a bit oily.
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This fried prawn is also not bad.Mut dip with some mayonaese.
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I like this too.It is very soft and nice.
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2012-03-05 1 views
The unique selling point of this restaurant is the traditional way of selling dim sum, which is to use a trolley to move around the restaurant shouting to potential customers the name of the dim sum on the trolley.egg tartchicken feetI love the chee cheong fun! It is so soft that the piece of flour simply melts in my mouth the moment I put it in. The sauce that comes with the cheong fun was also provided sparingly...my cheong fun seems to be swimming in the sauce. Recommended!!!
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The unique selling point of this restaurant is the traditional way of selling dim sum, which is to use a trolley to move around the restaurant shouting to potential customers the name of the dim sum on the trolley.
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I love the chee cheong fun! It is so soft that the piece of flour simply melts in my mouth the moment I put it in. The sauce that comes with the cheong fun was also provided sparingly...my cheong fun seems to be swimming in the sauce. Recommended!!!
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Look at the spread of Dim Sum on table! It's just the beginning! The service crews will go around with a push cart and you choose your pick of food. Convenient and efficient! I would personally recommend their siew mai, char siew bao, mango prawn, chicken in paper. Other dim sum they serve are comparable and are not too bad too!
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Look at the spread of Dim Sum on table! It's just the beginning!
The service crews will go around with a push cart and you choose your pick of food.
Convenient and efficient!
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I would personally recommend their siew mai, char siew bao, mango prawn, chicken in paper. Other dim sum they serve are comparable and are not too bad too!
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2012-01-27 6 views
a group of us had some tim sum early morningwe had a few which includes steam dumplings.. steam cha siew bun.. har cao steam carrot cake.. prawn rice rolls and a cold plate dish which consist of 3 layer pork and sweet and spicy jelly fishtheir bun was really soft and consist of tasty cha siew. carrot cake was really soft and not sticky.. the prawns were fresh and the rice roll were thin enough and softreally had good tim sum at this place =)
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a group of us had some tim sum early morning

we had a few which includes steam dumplings.. steam cha siew bun.. har cao
steam carrot cake.. prawn rice rolls and a cold plate dish which consist of 3 layer pork and sweet and spicy jelly fish

their bun was really soft and consist of tasty cha siew. carrot cake was really soft and not sticky.. the prawns were fresh and the rice roll were thin enough and soft

really had good tim sum at this place =)
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Woke up bright and early on a Sunday morning for some Dim Sum with my gf. Had been wanting to do so ever since we had Dim Sum at Yan Palace some time back. This time we decided to visit one of the old names in Dim Sum - Red Star Restaurant at Chin Swee Road. Located on the top floor of a HDB flat, Red Star is one of the very few Dim Sum places that still serves Dim Sum in pushcarts, just like the old days. The interior in itself is reminiscent of the 80s. We got there at about 0830hrs and the pl
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Woke up bright and early on a Sunday morning for some Dim Sum with my gf. Had been wanting to do so ever since we had Dim Sum at Yan Palace some time back. This time we decided to visit one of the old names in Dim Sum - Red Star Restaurant at Chin Swee Road. Located on the top floor of a HDB flat, Red Star is one of the very few Dim Sum places that still serves Dim Sum in pushcarts, just like the old days. The interior in itself is reminiscent of the 80s. We got there at about 0830hrs and the place was more than half filled (It can easily seat about 200+ pax).

It would be sheer madness if I were to review everything I ate, so I'll just list out what I find is good and what isn't. You might probably want to avoid the Xiao Long Bao because the skin was a little too starchy and the filling was too dry. The Chee Cheong Fun was a little too rough for my liking and could do with more filling. The Banana with Shrimp Roll was rather unique, with the sweetness of the banana complementing with the taste of shrimp. Other than that, the rest of the items were pretty normal.

The 2 of us paid >$40/- for the meal, which is expensive by Red Star's standards, considering the last time we ate there, it only cost us about $30. They probably increased the price or something. However, having said that, they are still quite reasonable for the average quality of food that they provide. So if you are looking to relive the old days of the push cart or wish to have Dim Sum as early as 0730hrs, then this is the place for you. As for me I won't be rushing back to patronise anytime soon as I'm still reeling from the shock at my bill. Yan Palace does seem like a more viable option now.
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2012-01-03 16 views
I visited Red Star restaurant to sample their wide range of dim sum that has been raved about by my group of friends. I went there during their lunch hour, and had to queue up for quite some time, but it was worth the wait, since the food made up for it. I remember ordering siew mai, har gao, chicken feet, century egg porridge, yam balls, mango pudding, chee cheong fun (prawn&char siew), carrot cake, char siew buns, glutinous rice and many others. I really loved the chee cheong fun, as it was ju
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I visited Red Star restaurant to sample their wide range of dim sum that has been raved about by my group of friends. I went there during their lunch hour, and had to queue up for quite some time, but it was worth the wait, since the food made up for it. I remember ordering siew mai, har gao, chicken feet, century egg porridge, yam balls, mango pudding, chee cheong fun (prawn&char siew), carrot cake, char siew buns, glutinous rice and many others. I really loved the chee cheong fun, as it was just so scrumptious! I really recommend patrons to try those, and grab them fast! I realise in that restaurant, even though the dim sum pushcarts go around the place, everyone would rush to the pushcart lady and take the dish on their own. Shows how popular the dim sum is, really. Their carrot cake was pretty good as well! Definitely a must try!
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Red Star Restaurant has been around for ages. It even dates back to my grandfather's time. Having heard so much about the restaurant, I jumped at the opportunity when my boss wanted to have a team lunch there.Fresh succulent prawns were used for this har gao (prawn dumpling). I love how the skin wasn't very thick and is translucent enough to see the filling inside.Not a great siew mai fan but I tried to take one piece to try. Taste ok...maybe I should have eaten it while it was hot.This tast
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Red Star Restaurant has been around for ages. It even dates back to my grandfather's time. Having heard so much about the restaurant, I jumped at the opportunity when my boss wanted to have a team lunch there.
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Fresh succulent prawns were used for this har gao (prawn dumpling). I love how the skin wasn't very thick and is translucent enough to see the filling inside.
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Not a great siew mai fan but I tried to take one piece to try. Taste ok...maybe I should have eaten it while it was hot.
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This taste like the longer and wetter version of the siew mai. Haven't quite figured out what it is but the sogginess made it easy to swallow.
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I love the cheong fun! It is so soft that the piece of flour simply melts in my mouth the moment I put it in. The sauce that comes with the cheong fun was also provided sparingly...my cheong fun seems to be swimming in the sauce. Recommended!!!
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I love roast pork with crispy skin. Not a big fan of char siew so I only took one piece and the meat got stuck to my teeth. Didn't like it. But the roast pork was good. The skin was crispy and I could have just sat there and finish the entire dish.
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The mango fritters taste yummy also. Not too sweet and easy for my mouth.
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The fried rice taste yummy. It has alot of ingredients included like salted fish, egg, green pea, carrot. I think there's more ingredients than white rice.
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Our feast for the lunch gathering (4pax).
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I was here with my friend Their dim sum was not badSiew Mai,har gao is those that i will usually order Siew Mai is chewey& not very oily nor soggy my fav Har Gao was great The skin was thin with a big prawn inside every of it is not very sticky kind Fried prawn dumpling with mayo sauce was nice too is very crispy & tastyTheir prawn was quite fresh,without any sink tasteoverall i rate 8/10
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I was here with my friend
Their dim sum was not bad
Siew Mai,har gao is those that i will usually order
Siew Mai is chewey& not very oily nor soggy
my fav Har Gao was great
The skin was thin with a big prawn inside every of it
is not very sticky kind
Fried prawn dumpling with mayo sauce was nice too
is very crispy & tasty
Their prawn was quite fresh,without any sink taste
overall i rate 8/10
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Several weeks ago, I visited Red Star restaurant to sample their wide range of dim sum that has been raved about by my group of friends. I went there during their lunch hour, and had to queue up for quite some time, but it was worth the wait, since the food made up for it. I remember ordering siew mai, har gao, chicken feet, century egg porridge, yam balls, mango pudding, chee cheong fun (prawn&char siew), carrot cake, char siew buns, glutinous rice and many others. I really loved the chee cheon
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Several weeks ago, I visited Red Star restaurant to sample their wide range of dim sum that has been raved about by my group of friends. I went there during their lunch hour, and had to queue up for quite some time, but it was worth the wait, since the food made up for it. I remember ordering siew mai, har gao, chicken feet, century egg porridge, yam balls, mango pudding, chee cheong fun (prawn&char siew), carrot cake, char siew buns, glutinous rice and many others. I really loved the chee cheong fun, as it was just so scrumptious! I really recommend patrons to try those, and grab them fast! I realise in that restaurant, even though the dim sum pushcarts go around the place, everyone would rush to the pushcart lady and take the dish on their own. Shows how popular the dim sum is, really. Their carrot cake was pretty good as well! Definitely a must try!
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