Dim Sum Haus @ Jalan Besar – just go for the unhealthy one

Dim Sum Haus @ Jalan Besar – just go for the unhealthy one

Swee Chun is popular in serving round the clock dim sum and Dim sum Haus is posed to challenge the big brother for a slice of dim sum share in the downtown area. So, how it is fair for its dim sum? We are keen to find out.

Steamed Shrimp Dumpling Har Gau $4.6

Don’t really fancy Har Gau with its monotonous shrimp filling but decided to give it a try, not too delicate for an evenly crimp wrap but the shrimp was springy and fresh, thin skin and smooth dough kept the overall texture a pleasing to the taste buds.

Steamed Dumpling Hak Kai Siew Mai $4.0

One of the signature dim sum here but the Hak Kai Siew Mai somehow missing the right flavour to entice the tastebuds, it may have the needed ingredients present but texture was a little too firm and not so much to our liking.

Japanese Dumpling $5.0

The filling was flavoursome but the base chili sauce could be more robust to better complement the dumplings.

Crystal Skin Mushroom Dumpling $4.2

The mushroom filling was a little bland but the skin was thin and chewy.

Xiao Long Bao $3.0

You need an aromatic broth to complement a flavourful minced meat and wrapped in a thin and smooth dough skin to encase the essence of the Xiao Long Pau. Unfortunately, there is still a distance away for Dim sum Haus to attain the standard of a good Xiao Long Pau.

Bamboo Roll $4.3

New item on the menu, served in the small steamer basket and taste was acceptable but not the most memorable.

Pan Fried Carrot Cake $3.6

We can taste the flavour of the white radish, mixed with the fragrant of the dried shrimp and pan fried to golden brown, taste was good though the saltiness was a little overwhelming.

Crispy Mee Suan with Chinese Sausage $3.9

The deep fried mee suan was flavourful enhanced by the fragrant of the Chinese sausage and the dried shrimp, slight char crisp coating further boost the overall taste, mee suan was not too mushy in texture and a dish worth to try it out.

Pan Fried Mushroom Bun $5.0

The supposedly mushroom-alike bun was far from resembling to the real stuff in appearance, plenty of rooms to improve the craftsmanship, filling was mushroom base but the mushroom dumpling just not there to make you elated over its ordinary taste.

Baked Salted Egg Custard Bun $5.0

The baked salted egg custard was runny when cut open, the filling was fragrant but a little to the sweet side, crust was fairly ordinary in texture and taste.

Baked BBQ Pork Pastry $4.8

Nice pastry with salivating filling.

Steamed Crispy Rice Roll with Shrimp $ 4.7

The chee cheong fun was wrapped with shrimp and crispy rice roll to give it a little more unique texture. We kind of quite like it.

Our verdict
From the dim sum we ordered, Dim sum Haus seems to be more rounded with the fried stuff, be it pan fried or deep fried, it has the alluring flavour and the intricacies presented were more refine than those went through the steamed process that lacking the expected flavour.

Overall, it is the unhealthy fried items that Dim Sum Haus wins us over, it is sinful but that’s what Dim Sum Haus good at, ok… just take more  “liang teh” 涼茶 (Herbal tea) to neutralise.

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Dim sum Haus

A: 57 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208809


Tue – Fri: 11.30am to 3pm, 5.30pm – 10.30pm

Sat – Sun:  10.30am to 3pm, 5.30pm – 10.30pm

T: +65 6909 0777   F: +65 6090 0766

W: http://dimsumhaus.com.sg/