Monday, May 31, 2010

Best Custard Buns in Singapore

I've almost given up on dim-sum in Singapore.. and decided that I'd just stuff myself with dim-sum whenever we go Hong Kong.

So it came as a pleasant surprise when we went for brunch with some church friends on Sunday and I chanced upon some very good dim sum in Crystal Jade.

Don't get me wrong though. I don't like the dim sum in Crystal Jade much. The har gao (shrimp dumpling) is salty and badly made (the skin falls off the dumpling at the slightest touch). The pan-fried carrot cake is oily and salty. Almost everything deep fried is a tad too oily for my liking.

They do okay on some items though - their cheong fan is pretty decent. The shrimps are nice and springy and the sauce is not too overwhelming.

But I went away with a very good impression of Crystal Jade yesterday because of their steamed buns.

Especially their Custard Buns.

They come in a very bright orange colour and very strangely, with cupcake liners. But looks are deceiving because I find the custard inside really quite good - just the right balance of custard and melted salted egg-yolk. The skin of the buns are also nice and light.

The custard oozes out of the buns as you take a bite... Yummy! I think they are the best Custard Buns I've tasted so far in Singapore!.

The Char Siew Buns, whilst not the best, are pretty good too.


Anonymous said...

Crystal Jade has super yummy steamed buns :)

Char said...

Liu Sha Bao...I like..!! Shang Palace does it pretty well, the best I ever tasted in SG! I've never tried Crystal Jade's but I would the next time since you have good reviews of it!!! =)

Open Kitchen Concept said...

Shang Palace... oh.. I have not tried that. I will try it soon!

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