The custard bun came in a cool-looking wooden box. As I bit into my bun with immense anticipation, I had to scramble to salvage the rich salted-egg molten custard filling as it oozed out. The best I've tried so far! LOL, you couldn't wipe off the grin from my face after I had two of the buns. Yup, I had 2, hubby only 1.
The stewed beef was indeed special, the sauce was very good. You could tell that they probably had to stew the beef for a long time to get that taste. We didn't wanna waste the sauce so we mopped it up with the fried rice haha. The beef meat was very tender and the tendons was so soft that it felt like it melts in your mouth with each bite. The fried rice was not bad, although it was a tad dry & less tasty than I would have preferred. However my hubby feels it's perfect that way as an accompaniment to the more tasty stewed beef's broth so that there's a balance to the dish.
The steamed dumplings were quite big & chock-full of broth. But because of this, the dumpling actually breaks open with your attempt to lift it up onto your spoon. I kept trying several ways to scoop up the dumpling carefully so that it will not break but failed at all attempts. (hey, I was very gentle ok?) Luckily there's still plenty of broth left even after losing some on the journey to your stomach. The amount of pork given is generous so that might have led to the weight pulling the dumpling down with gravity. (Ok, getting a bit technical here...). The broth was flavorful - would have been better if there's more of the pork sweetness taste instead of just savory taste. It came a close second to my number one beloved xiao long bao at din tai feng.
There's plenty of seating available in the restaurant which was painted in oh-so-cool black. There was classic Chinese pop music piped overhead arranged in a jazzy-kind of way which was a tad eerie though. But probably it was to go with the whole cool Chinese theme. We had a table besides the waterfront area, a nice, romantic setting. We were kinda under-dressed for the atas setting in the restaurant but the staff were still very friendly. They also changed our plates midway through the meal and constantly offered to top up our glasses of warm water. Good service!
The food's a bit pricey (those we ordered were the more affordable ones) but definitely worth it for the food, service & ambience!
Keep it up!