Sunday, April 25, 2010

East Ocean Teochew Restaurant

1 Scotts Road #02-18 Shaw Centre
Tel: +65 6235 9088
Opening hours

Mon–Fri: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm
Sat, Sun & PH: 10.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm

Note: The restaurant has moved to Ngee Ann City, #05-08/09.  Contact number remains unchanged.


Had brunch at East Ocean Teochew Restaurant which serves dim-sum during lunch.  Although this is a Teochew restaurant, it serves hong kong dim sum and you see waitresses carrying trays of dim-sum and shouting out what they have o their trays. 

But, the waitresses spoke in cantonese.  Hmmm... this is kinda unfriendly to those who do not understand the cantonese language.  When I asked for the dim-sum menu, the waitress answered that they serve all dim-sum today, just listen out. =(  So, what happens to customers who do not know what the waitresses are "promoting"?


蛋煎肠粉 (Pan-fried Cheong Fun with Egg) - It felt like flattened cheong fun dipped in egg (just like when cooking bombay toast) before it was pan-fried.  Light soy sauce was served together with this dish.  The eggs tend to soak up the soy sauce, so I thought it would be better if the soy sauce is served in a separate sauce plate.


Steamed Carrot Cake - the rice cake was soft and filled with lots of radish and dried shrimps.  Definitely something which we can't find at hawker centres.  Light soy sauce is added to the carrot cake when served.


The century egg porridge isn't too impressive.  Would say that the quality is just average.  Can give it a miss if porridge isn't a miss for you...

Char Siew Chee Cheong Fun comes with generous serving of char siew, as you can see.  What's unique is that - it is served with green veggie. Otherwise, this dish is also quite average...nothing to shout about.


奶皇流沙包 (Custard bun) - This is a must have! Beware of the golden yellow hot milky custard, else you might scald your tongue. However, the bun tastes best when eaten while it is hot! 




At the end of the meal, wash it down with a cup of thick chinese tea. It is so thick that it tastes bitter... yucks!


Total damage for 2 persons was less than $40.... a little steep for about 5 dishes.
 
 
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7 comments:

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  3. the Steamed Carrot Cake looks extremely delicious.
    we can't get those at Kuching, Sarawak here.

    The management should hire their waitresses which can speak more than Cantonese. how is their attitude? friendly?

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  4. the steamed carrot cake is nice. maybe you can suggest to the restaurant to start one there =P.

    actually, the waitresses are able to speak mandarin when you speak to them individually. Just that when they promote their dishes in cantonese. =)

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