Having accumulated a good amount of points, my partner decided to do some redemption. One of such redemption is a $30 voucher to dine in Imperial Treasures.
We ordered tie guan yin (my favorite tea) and it comes with a pretty teapot and 2 very cute cups. I heard that the cups used to be smaller. But I guess it's abit tiring to keep filling the cups so they decided to provide guests with larger cups.
Shanghai steamed pork dumpling
As our first dim sum dish, we order the xiao long bao. The whole dumpling was full of soup and it came oozing out the moment you take a bite. We heard from the Shanghainese that the way to eat xiao long bao is to bite a whole and suck out the soup instead of putting the whole dumpling into our mouth. This way, we can prevent scalding. It works! ($4.00)
D'fried chicken wing with shrimp sauce
Don't really like this simply because I am not so into fried stuffs unless it is super fantastic. My partner highly recommended this because he had it before. Definitely not my kind of taste. Too much flour. ($5.50)
Baked live prawn with salted egg yolk
I have never seen so much egg yolk in any egg yolk dish! All the prawns were coated with egg yolk so much so that I think it's way too much! The prawns are succulent and big. Unfortunately, over supply of egg yolk spoil the taste abit. ($8.00)
steamed chicken feet with black bean
This is a must-order dish whenever I have dim sum. The one here is cooked well so the moment you put it in your mouth, you can easily pull out the bones. And best part is that it simply melts in your mouth! My partner took one and I finish the whole thing. ($3.20)
steamed pork rib with black bean sauce
The pork rib is also quite well done. The meat is tender and doesn't stick to the bones. I'm never a fan of pork rib so I can't say it's the best. But it's worth ordering. ($3.50)
fried chestnut cake
This is the best of the entire meal. I tried it in one of those dim sum restaurants in Hong Kong and surprise to find it here. My partner had one and I finish the other 2. It's not too sweet and the softness of the cake combined with crunchiness of the chestnut gives it a very refreshing adventure. I forgot to note down the price but should be around $3.
Red bean Souffle egg white ball
Heard that this is one of the signature dish in any shanghai restaurant and since they have it here, we decided to try it out. The red bean paste inside the ball is delicious. They have mashed it up really well. Not my favorite because there wasn't enough red bean in the souffle. ($4.50)
Date of Visit: Jan 05, 2012 Other Ratings: