Swatow (now known as Shantou) is a thriving coastal city in Guangdong Province, China. It is renowned for its Teochew food and delicacies.
In Aug 2010, Mr Jimi Tan, a Teochew, founded Swatow Seafood Restaurant in Singapore. It not only serves Seafood but also Dim Sum in the day.
We decided to have a Dim Sum breakfast to start the new week bright and early at 8am.
It gets pretty crowded during high-tea and the weekends where a Dim Sum cart will be pushed from table to table for orders. This early Monday morning, we had this whole big space almost all to ourselves. No loud bustling conversations from extended family members or nearby tables .. just Chinese wayang music playing in the overhead sound system.
The menu is typical of many dim sum restaurants. Here is the spread we had
A must order is the crispy mango prawn pastry. The texture and tastiness of the thin delicate pastry encasing the soft sweet mango and crunchy prawn within was really good. $4.00 for 3pcs.
Above is a close-up shot of the different textures you will be savouring when you take a bite .. remember to close your eyes and enjoy 🙂
The pan-fried Carrot Cake is alright. Texture was good, not rubbery. Could do with more fillings though but for the price how much can you ask for. $3.50 for 3pcs.
Fresh Prawn Rice Flour Roll accompanied by the soy sauce was not bad. We like the rolls to be done delicately thin and was happy with what was served up. Prawns used were of a good size. $4.00 for 3pcs.
Xiao Long Pau was just so so as the pork fillings were too mashed up. Flavour wise it was ok.
Custard Egg Yolk Bun is always never left out when dimsum-ing. With the sweet-gooey-eggy-rich custard filling, we often leave this to the last to round up the meal as a desert. Never fails to satisfy! $3.00 for 2pcs.
We washed it all down with hot Chinese tea .. stretched .. and ready to face the week ahead.
Swatow Restaurant Pte Ltd
Blk 181 Lorong 4 Toa Payoh
Business Hours : 8 am to 10.30pm Daily
Tel : 6363 1717
Website : http://www.swatow.com.sg/index.html