Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Old Hong Kong Taste – Yummy Hong Kong Dim Sum - [CLOSED]

Synonymous to its name, Old Hong Kong Group of Restaurants are established to bring the taste of Hong Kong / Cantonese to the Singapore foodies. The menu itself represent those taste that we commonly found if you have set foot in Hong Kong.



Little Devil and myself have frequented this place quite often, I find its about time to write a review about this place. The reason for the repeat visits are simple, it is close to home and the food never disappoint. So what are things not to miss when you are having dim sum here?

Pickled Winter Melon for Appetizer
The usual suspects such as Har Gao, Siew Mai, and Xiao Long Bao is a good place to start. The Har Gao is fresh, springy with a slightly translucent skin. Siew Mai is excellent, the pork and prawns pieces are succulent, and they even use actual shrimp roe on top. The XLB is good, the skin is thin, with tender juicy mince pork and soup inside the dumpling are very fresh and tasty.

Har Gao

Siew Mai

Xiao Long Bao

Steamed Chicken Claw with Black Bean (Fung Jao) is another classic dish when it come to dim sum. It is well marinated, springy and a little bit spicy. The Beef Ribs with Pumpkin is slightly chewy for my likings, while the Steamed Chicken, Fish Maw & Pig Stomach is tasty but slightly mushy.

Fung Jao
Beef Ribs with Pumpkin

Steamed Chicken, Fish Maw & Pig Stomach

For taste of HK, you can't come any closer than the Steamed Beef Ball with beancurd. The beef ball here not only smooth by also quite springy. Deep fried pig intestines from the ala carte menu is something not to miss. It is crispy on the outside, but tender while retaining the slight chewiness of the intestines. The intestine was clean properly and does not have pungent smell.

Steamed Beef Ball with beancurd

Deep fried pig intestines

Most recently, we kind of get hooked with deep fried fish skin. Some restaurant serve just the fish skin, but others pair it with the house broth. In Old HK Taste, the fish skin was accompanied with the house broth. The idea is with quick dip into the broth, it will slightly tenderise the fried fish skin and give an contrasting texture to this dish. Yummyyy!!

deep fried fish skin with house broth
We normally like to end our dim sum with Steamed Egg Yolk Custard Bun. The bun is soft and moist, and the custard is oozing out from the bun when you break it into two. The custard has a nice balance of saltiness and sweetness. What a good way to end the meal.


Steamed Egg Yolk Custard Bun

The décor of the restaurant is quite modern, while retaining the Chinese influence. During the day, it is brightly lid with the natural lights coming from the windows. Service is good although they seems to be short of service staff.


Overall, if you are looking for dim sum or Hong Kong / Cantonese flavour around Serangoon Garden area, you definitely must consider this place. The food are always consistently good and you can easily get a place during weekday. For weekend, you will need to book in advance for dim sum. Cheers !!!!

Food & Drink: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Service: 7/10
Ambiance: 7.5/10

Old Hong Kong Taste
1 Maju Avenue
#02-01 myVillage @ Serangoon Gardens
Singapore 556679

Tel: 6834 3013
Op Hours: Daily 10.30 am – 23.00
Dim Sum serving time: 10.30 – 17.00 Daily
Enjoy 20% discount of all Dim Sum and Snack items between 14.30 – 17.00 (except for Sunday and PH).


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