Monday, November 8, 2010

Will Travel For Food: 旺角点心 Mongkok Dim Sum

23- 28 October 2010

Maximizing the last semestral break of our lives before JI-ship in April.
When I went there the first time back in May 2010, I only got to taste a few of Singapore's famous dishes. Since I really missed the food in Singapore, I took a flight back to scout for more food establishments, hawkers, and hole-in-the-walls. This time, I'm sampling as much I could especially the local favorites and what-nots.

First stop, Mongkok Dim Sum at 214 Geylang Rd. This food establishment is quite near our place and it is just right in front of the hawker stall I frequented for dinner last May which was Geylang Beef Hor Fun and Fried Oyster Omelette, and Lor 9 Geylang Beef Kway Teow. Though it is situated within the red light district (Geylang), it is quite peaceful to eat here even during the late hours of the night or wee hours of the morning. This food establishment is a great place to eat when you're craving for cheap but great-tasting dim sum, as well as to sober up after being wasted from all the drinking the night had consumed since it is still open up to 5.00 am everyday.

facade' of Mongkok Dim Sum

Iced Teh 0.80SGcents

Steamed Rice topped with Taosi Spare Ribs with Black Bean Sauce

Fried Soft Shelled Crab Tempura

粉卷 Steamed Rice Rolls - Pork Asado filling

Steamed Shrimp (Hakao) Dumplings

Deep Fried Shrimp Cakes

sort of Xia Long Bao; (Din Tai Fung XLB photos to follow)

Food was great, especially the pork asado filled-steamed rice rolls since it was prepared upon order, in addition, the filling was adequate and the rice roll was not dry or soggy, it was just right to the bite :) In Manila, I think Luk Yuen and Makansutra Ocean Park are the only food establishments serving this item.

Another great thing is the Iced Teh. This one is better than the ones sold in Food Republic or Food Opera, to think that it's pegged only at 80SGcents each. Sulit :)

I know for a fact that this area is out of the way, but if you've got time, try this hole-in-the-wall sometime.

Mongkok Dim Sum
Lor 8 Geylang Road, Singapore
Business hours: 4pm -5am Monday to Friday
10am - 5am Sat, Sun. & Ph

Ps. Facade' Photo