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2014-03-01 427 views
Having heard about Red Star Chinese Restaurant for a while, I was yearning to try it as I love Chinese Dimsum (Cantonese-style food of light snacks or individual portions of food served in steamer baskets or small plates). Red Star Chinese Restaurant is located at Blk 54 Chin Swee Road #07-23 Singapore 160054 and the number to dial is 6532 5266. Yes, its in a HDB block of flats, just in case you are wondering.So, that day when Katherine* suggested we go there for Ken's* birthday lunch, I immedia
So, that day when Katherine* suggested we go there for Ken's* birthday lunch, I immediately agreed. This age-old, authentic dimsum restaurant was always filled with patrons, but I was prepared to wait. Fortunately, that day there wasn't any queue.
The restaurant's decor is atypical of a traditional Hong Kong Chinese restaurant - red metal-cushy chairs, large round tables covered with white tablecloth, and patterned red carpeting. It provided a very cosy and heartwarming environment.
The amicable wait staff pushed went around tables with their carts of dimsum - a first time for me as opposed to the usual manual order-taking. We were hungry, so it was not hard for us to choose from the hot plates of delicacies on the metal racks.
The first dish we had was the Char Siew Sou (minced meat puff pastry), a buttery, fluffy pastry filled with sweet red pork minced meat. These triangular pastries came with hints of crispiness, especially around the corners, which made them immensely tasty.
Their famous Egg Tart - baked fresh so it was piping hot from the oven, filled with eggy, fragrant, soft custard atop a soft, tart-like pastry crust.
Then we had the Har Gow (shrimp dumplings) - delicious, fresh and juicy shrimps wrapped in paperthin skins and steamed to perfection.
And Braised Chicken Feet - tender chicken feet with almost crispy skin, braised in a salted-sweet sauce that was very lovely.
We also had the Xiao Long Baos (tiny steamed buns containing minced meat and hot soup) - a delicious squirt of soup into the mouth is always delightful.
Next, the mini pieces of Pork Ribs - softly cooked in a sumptuous gravy.
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