One of the key successes of Swee Choon Dim Sum Restaurant popularity is the very affordable dim sum price (17 dishes for <$70), the long operating hours that provides a good supper place for the "night owls" and the reasonable food quality just do them another flavour.
Swee Choon Dim Sum Restaurant 瑞春点心餐厅
Swee Choon Dim Sum Restaurant is a well-known and an established local restaurant where people from all walks of life have come to enjoy Dim Sum for almost 50 years. Swee Choon at Jalan Besar is a legendary figure in the dim sum arena in Singapore. A place very popular amongst all the ages, especially the students and young with its wallet friendly price and a good chill out place during the wee hours with it long operating hours, the shop stays opened from 6pm to 6am next morning for the dinner session.
Swee Choon occupies a few of the adjacent units with a myriad selection of dim sum. All indoor units are air conditioned provides some comfort during dining in this coffeeshop setting as well as alfresco dining in the back alley.
Swee Choon offers fairly standard Shanghai and Hong Kong Dim sum items on top of some house special creation like the Mee Sua Kueh, a deep-fried vermicelli cake or the big pau. We have tried more than ten types of dim sums from their signature dishes to the usual siew mai, liu sha bao, xiao long bao, pan-fried dumpand Portuguese egg tarts etc. In general, there are hits and misses.
Fried Golden Doufu Fried Beancurd with chicken floss
The deep fried doufu was topped with chicken floss and so soft that it just melt in your mouth. We ordered this dish mistakenly but has not regretted with the wrong choice.
Pan Fried Pork Dumpling
Skin too thick and the filling missing the good flavour from the seasoning. Not recommended.
Sichuan Oil Chilli Wanton
One of the signatures here and agreed a nice wanton that was much elevated with its flavourful Sichuan oil.
The Siew Mai cannot impress us with its poor stuffing. Not worth to try.
Crisped exteriorly and soft interiorly, the fragrance of the carrot can be tasted in each of the bite. Nice dim sum not to be missed.
One of the more unique dim sum was Mee sua kueh, the kuek was made of stir-frying the mee suan with meat, deep fried to create a crisp skin and soft texture, not too bad except the taste was a little bland and that may not go well with some.
liu sha bao, Custard Lava bun
Not the best or worst but just edible.
Banana and Prawn Fritter
Used to be good but the standard has seem been heading south, we ordered double the serving but much regretted.
Xiao Long Bao
Skin was too thick and the filling missing the flavourful and juicy filling.
filled with minced pork, chicken, egg and shitake mushroom. Simple ingredients but surprisingly well seasoned and tasted good.
Portuguese Egg Tart
Nothing extraordinary about the egg tarts here. You can find much better one out there.
Char Siew Sio
Our verdict on Swee Choon Dim Sum Restaurant
One of the key successes of Swee Choon Dim Sum Restaurant popularity is the very affordable dim sum price (17 dishes for <$70), the long operating hours that provides a good supper place for the “owls” and the reasonable food quality just do them another flavour.
Swee Choon Dim Sum Restaurant
A: 183/ 185/ 187/ 189/ 191 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208882
H: Mon – Sat 11.00am – 2.30pm 6.00pm – 6.00am
Sun & Public Holidays 10.00am – 3.00pm 6.00pm – 6.00am Close on Tuesdays