Where to find cheap and good Tim Sum in Singapore?


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Tim Sum is not something that I eat frequently. Even if I do, I will just follow whoever is going and let him or her decides.

Now, I have a problem. I am told to bring a visitor from India to savoury this delicacy. Since I don't often go "yum char", I don't know where to find cheap and good tim sum.

When I say cheap, I don't mean coffeeshop price. At least some place decent. Budget around $30-$50 for 4 person.

Any suggestions?
 

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photobum said:
To all,

Tim Sum is not something that I eat frequently. Even if I do, I will just follow whoever is going and let him or her decides.

Now, I have a problem. I am told to bring a visitor from India to savoury this delicacy. Since I don't often go "yum char", I don't know where to find cheap and good tim sum.

When I say cheap, I don't mean coffeeshop price. At least some place decent. Budget around $30-$50 for 4 person.

Any suggestions?
a bit low for 4 persons....
 

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Nisa said:
a bit low for 4 persons....
ya lorz..budget too low..becos when u eat good dim sum u will forget abt price..u will keep ordering and ordering..

my recommendation: Hong Sing (red star) Chin Swee Road.
ambience: 2/5
price: 4/5
food: 4/5
 

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photobum said:
To all,

Tim Sum is not something that I eat frequently. Even if I do, I will just follow whoever is going and let him or her decides.

Now, I have a problem. I am told to bring a visitor from India to savoury this delicacy. Since I don't often go "yum char", I don't know where to find cheap and good tim sum.

When I say cheap, I don't mean coffeeshop price. At least some place decent. Budget around $30-$50 for 4 person.

Any suggestions?
http://eatlu.blogspot.com/2006/09/dim-sum-in-singapore.html
 

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blazer_workz said:
ya lorz..budget too low..becos when u eat good dim sum u will forget abt price..u will keep ordering and ordering..

my recommendation: Hong Sing (red star) Chin Swee Road.
ambience: 2/5
price: 4/5
food: 4/5
Hong Sing?!?!?!

ambience 5/5 (if u are looking for hong kong choas type)
price 1/5 (not worth it at all)
food 1/5 (too oily)
 

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Hong Sing?!?!?!

ambience 5/5 (if u are looking for hong kong choas type)
price 1/5 (not worth it at all)
food 1/5 (too oily)
haha u voted the opposite...

ambience: its more or less more organize nowadays..i remember last time u have to look for seats urself..some times will get into a fight..
price: consider resonably priced, cannot find any cheaper..if got, recommend lehz..*drooling oledi*..long time never take dim sum le..
food: its not chinese cusine if its not oily..:D
 

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there is one in the PSA building, it is called Harbour city restaurant, i think. their dim sum is not bad, and lots of business ppl go there to entertain their customers for lunch.
 

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you can try 88 resturant at the Harbourfront.
I think it's a buffet, but then u need to increase ur budget abit.

I had never like hong seng.
There is only 3 resturants i would go for dim sumon top of my head;

1) Imperial Treasure (Takashimaya)
2) Yan Palace (Chinatown)
3) East Ocean (Shaw Centre)
 

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Nisa said:
Hong Sing?!?!?!

ambience 5/5 (if u are looking for hong kong choas type)
price 1/5 (not worth it at all)
food 1/5 (too oily)
its 1 of the rare places where you still can get the traditional yum char feeling. Being a cantonese myself, I love to go there.

Price - very reasonable, for the variaties and taste, value for $$
Food - Quite gd and definitely a place where you can find dishes you cannot find else where
 

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Thanks for the suggestions.

I had been to Red Star a few times when I was a kid (30 odd years ago). These days, I find their prices a bit high, and drop in food quality. Their old master chef passed away more than 10 years ago.

A colleague of mine suggests Victor's Kitchen at Sunshine Plaza. Have anyone tried their tim sum?
 

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photobum said:
Thanks for the suggestions.

I had been to Red Star a few times when I was a kid (30 odd years ago). These days, I find their prices a bit high, and drop in food quality. Their old master chef passed away more than 10 years ago.

A colleague of mine suggests Victor's Kitchen at Sunshine Plaza. Have anyone tried their tim sum?
Makan for a quicky before.
Food's quite alrite but I doubt ya wanna bring foreign guest to makan and squeeze along the shoppin ctr corridors laid out wif tiny tables wif many students with Gundams.:sweatsm:
Tot ya dun wan kopitiam style or pricing.:dunno:
As a matter of fact, 30-50 is a kopitiam budget liao.

Personally I do enjoy Orchard or Shenton way Tong Lok dim sum, check it out as they always have promotions going on.
 

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You might want to try Ah Yat restaurant at the old Turf Club. It's 50% off dim-sum Mon-Sat. Although it's 50% off, remember, they prob. jacked up the prices before they give the 50% off.

I just went there with my family last wkend and it was around $80 for 6 ppl. The food is good and not to mention, price too.
 

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check out Tung Lok group .. they have a dim sum buffet ... on weekends...

Cityofangels:

so free to surf CS? :bsmilie: :devil: :p
 

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dEthANGeL said:
check out Tung Lok group .. they have a dim sum buffet ... on weekends...

Cityofangels:

so free to surf CS? :bsmilie: :devil: :p
Tung Lok is exp, right? ;p

Yeah lor.. One of the very few websites that my company doesn't block. :embrass:
 

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'hongkong street' @ boonlay shopping center :bsmilie: Kopitiam type la, but quite clean... price is mainly $2 per dish, 5 or 10 for a few other bigger dish...
not a lot of variety, probably 20-30+, but they do have other dishes which ain't consider as tim sum tho... :thumbsup:
 

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