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.