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.

4 comments:

37years 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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