Lks and I decided to meet up for breakfast at around 10am. I seldom want to wake up that early but sometimes the early bird catches the worm. For this case, this small and squeezy coffee shop that is located along the streets of Upper Thomson is often crowded during breakfast period. We reached the coffeeshop and started ordering dim sums. Besides dim sums, this place also have cze char and roasted meats.
I found the char siew pao not too bad. If the flour was thinner, it would be just nice for me.
I ordered this soup dish as I think that at least with soup around, it would not be too dry. It was more like a giant shui
gao and it tasted meaty with crunchy bits of water chestnuts inside.
'Har gao' was nice and quite moist. It was one of my favourite dim sums.
The xiao long pao was different. For those who loves soupy xiao long pao, you will be disappointed as they don't
contain any soup inside. I supposed they were meant to be dry.
I found the siew mai too dry and not 'juicy' enough. I did not feel any pieces of prawn inside while chewing them.
I liked juicy mushrooms. If you are not a fan of it like Lks, don't order.
Inside the soft skin was a chunk of meat. Basically, most dishes we ordered had meat in them (should be the same meat),
but tasted slightly different from each other.
The fried dumplings were too dry for us. We just have to dip them into the chilli sauce and they tasted better.
Lor mai kai disgusted me. Not that it tasted horrible (Lks thought that it was not bad), it freaking reminded me of my army
cookhouse food (breakfast). I think I had generated a phobia for lor mai kai because of the stupid cookhouse, and I got
nausea whenever I see one.
For drinks, we both ordered the home-made barley. We both felt that drinking barley while eating dim sums was a total mismatch (like drinking sake while eating laksa). The barley was thick and had plenty of barley bits blended inside (like 'cum' from a male's reproductive organ).