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1, Scotts Road, #02-18, Shaw Centre
Singapore
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Telephone: (65) 6235-9088
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A traditional Teochew restaurant.

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  1. feizhu
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     28 Jul 2014 at 6:43 pm
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    It was a public holiday lunch at East Ocean Teochew Restaurant with the family; A much vaunted restaurant where we usually purchase our supply of deep fried fish skin from (only available during Chinese New Year). And after so many years, we finally got down to trying their dim sum.

    Situated on the fifth floor of the upclass Ngee Ann City at Orchard Road, East Ocean had a large crowd of people milling outside, waiting for a table. Thankfully we had reservations but even then, we had to get in line to approach the wait staff for our table. The place was rather noisy which definitely isn't great for conversation.

    Crispy Roasted Pork Belly - Sporting a crackling crisp skin and a good fat to meat ratio, the roasted pork belly did seem a little wobbly and lacked finesse. But still pretty good in my humble opinion.

    Steamed Har Gao - Crunchy prawns enveloped in relatively thin, translucent skin. Pretty decent as well.

    Steamed BBQ Pork Rice Rolls - The cheong fun was average; Relatively thin skin but lacked silkiness. Chunks of BBQ pork evident.

    Steamed Siew Mai - Topped with a smattering of roe and a green pea, the siew mai didn't overwhelm with its porkiness, probably due to the low fatty meat ratio.

    Pan Fried Carrot Cake - The pan fried carrot cake was awfully soft and mushy; Almost gross. No wonders it didn't have many takers.

    Steamed Carrot Cake - Now the steamed rendition came out slightly better. Soft sans the silkiness with the topping of dried shrimp, dried sausages, onion etc failing to boost the inherently bland flavours. Palatable but not great.

    Mini Steamed Glutinous Rice - Great consistency in the rice but sorely lacking in flavour. Need I say more?

    Deep Fried Beancurd Skin - The beancurd skin wasn't crisp enough and the prawn paste lacked flavour. Starting to see the trend?

    Deep Fried Silver Fish With Salt - This dish was a serious joke. The layer of flour amassed around a single silver fish was so dense that all I could taste was flour. I certainly didn't order deep fried flour!

    Century Egg Congee - Starchy yet flavourful, the porridge had bits of meat and a rather generous serving of century egg. Pretty nice considering how terrible the previous few items were.

    Steamed Custard Bun - This was probably one of the best dishes that afternoon; Runny custard that wasn't cloyingly sweet with a hint of egg yolk sediment. Only gripe I had was that the salty contrast wasn't evident enough.

    Baked BBQ Pork Bun - Think polo bun (菠萝包) with BBQ pork. Crusty, semi sweet top with bits of BBQ pork filling. Pretty decent but would have appreciated more pork and a little more viscosity in the filling.

    Steamed Custard Layered Cake - I've never had this at a dim sum restaurant before and honestly, I found it rather insipid. Dry layers of cake sandwiching dried, overly sweet custard that just made me give up after my third mouthful.

    Baked BBQ Pork Pie - Though the BBQ pork filling was chunky, it could have done with a little more gooeyness (as with the BBQ pork bun) whilst a little more butter would have helped the pastry.

    Mini Egg Tart - The egg tarts showcased a flaky pastry with a smooth and semi sweet custard center. A pity the pastry just wasn't buttery enough. Still a decent eat nonetheless.

    5 of us racked up a bill of about $142, which isn't too expensive given the quantity of food we had. Compare that however, to the quality of food that Wah Lok offers at a similar price point and the result is clear; East Ocean just doesn't measure up. There are more misses than hits and I'll probably just stop by for my yearly fish skin purchases, nothing more.

    See all my pictures here.

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    1. Polarbear
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       03 Oct 2007 at 1:20 pm

      This is the first place that I will think of when I have the craving for Dim Sum. This place although small and usually packed to the brim, serves the dim sum in the old Hong Kong Style where you got waitress pushing or carrying carts with dim sum on it going around and shouting out what they have.

      How hot is this place? Well Jz say that if you dun make reservations and go down hoping to get a table. Prepare to wait for some time ok! Hee... Of cos they will try to make your waiting time as short as possible.

      The food there especially the dim sum is very good and fresh. Other than the normal dim sum they also got traditional teochew food which is also good!

      The price is average and definitely worth to give it a try if you are a dim sum lover!

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      1. Nemesis
        Nemesis said:
        Got any pics to share?? Sounds nt bad
        05 Oct 2007 at 4:14 pm
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