After an early morning implementation, it is time to fill the empty stomach. Where are we to find places that are open so early in the morning?? One of my colleague suggested dim sum at Swee Choon at Jalan Besar and off we go!
I have passed by this stretch of road numerous times and never knew that this eatery is open throughout the night. It serves Shanghai and Hong Kong Dim Sum and caters to the night owls and clubbers who wants to lightly fill their tummy. From the varieties available, it is difficult to exercise control on what to order! LOL
Swee Choon Tim Sum Menu Page 1 – The Steamed and fried/baked items
Swee Choon Tim Sum Menu Page 2 – the appetizers, noodles and desserts
Looking at the menu, you will be tempted to order everything since all of them looks sooooo appetising at this time of the night! However, considering that we should be heading home to sleep, it is not exactly wise to overload the tummy hence we ordered modestly 😛
My order of a hot soya bean drink. The cup it is served with just remind me that I am very close to Little India. 😛 There is Har Gao (Shrimp Dumplings) in the background which I did not get a closeup shot of.
Swee Choon Mee-Sua Kueh 瑞春招牌面线粿.
This is the house specialty that my colleagues recommended.
Close up of the cross section of the Swee Choon Mee-Sua Kueh. It is basically compacted vermicelli packed into rectangular strips and lightly pan-fried such that it looks like the chinese carrot/yam cake. A very innovative way of selling an otherwise boring plate of vermicelli and it tasted great with the shallots sprinkled on top.
My Century Egg Porridge皮蛋粥. The size of this bowl of porridge is perfect – leaving you just enough space in the stomach to try out the rest of the Dim Sum.. LOL..
Another item that I ordered – Layer Pancake with Egg and Meat Floss 千层饼. This is a refreshing dish compared to all the fried/baked/steamed dim sum items. The pancake is layered with egg and pork floss and rolled up with a stick of cucumber in the center. It is cut into bite size that you can just pop into the mouth. Very interesting combination of flavours and texture.
As all of us were very tired after a long night, I did not snap all the food we ordered as I did not want to hold every one back from tucking in. Also, I did not get the pricing of the food as I did not get to see the receipt as it was a treat from the boss! 😀 I will definitely be back to take more pic and of course, sample more food!
Swee Choon Dim-Sum Reastaurant
185/ 187/ 189/ 191 Jalan Besar
Monday – Saturday: 6 pm – 10 am (Close on Tuesday Night)
Sunday and Public Holiday : 6 pm – 12 noon
Payment mode : Cash and NETS