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It was a rare chance we had a free Saturday afternoon, so we decided to go for dim sum as that seemed a very Saturday thing to do.  We had seen some really cute dim sum offerings at East Ocean Teochew Restaurant many months back and had been meaning to bring the boys there.

East Ocean has a menu specially created to appeal to children.  There are dim sum dishes in the shape of rabbits, dinosaurs, birds, turtles and more.  The boys loved it!  I had to restrict the number of items they ordered because we still wanted to order some regular dim sum dishes.  In the end they chose the penguin, dinosaur and sparrow.

Kid-friendly dim sum
(picture taken from East Ocean website)

The best part is, it actually tastes really good!  Mr Penguin is actually a lian rong bao (lotus paste bun) with salted egg thrown in for that extra oomph.  Sparrow Fly was moist and juicy with enough bite.  But my favourite is definitely Little Big Feet.  It is just so yummy!  When you first bite in you can straightaway taste the savoury goodness of the pork, shrimp and chye poh filling, and it’s all complemented by the crunch from the almonds embedded in the back of the little dinosaur.

Sparrow Fly

Sparrow Fly

Mr Penguin

Mr Penguin

Little Big Feet

Little Big Feet

It’s certainly kid food with adult sensibilities.  Very tasty, and you kind of hope the kids can’t finish their food :)

As for the regular stuff, they have the best char siew cheong fun (rice noodle roll) I’ve had so far in Singapore.  It’s smooth and is sufficiently thin but does not break easily.  The flavours in the sauce were perfectly balanced, and every mouthful was just delish.  Most other dim sum places tend to get the skin wrong.  It’s usually too thick, or too rough.  This was just nice.  I’m going to try to zha leong (rice noodle roll wrapped around a dough fritter) next time for sure!

We’ll be back!

East Ocean Teochew Restaurant is located at:
391 Orchard Road #05-08/09 Ngee Ann City
Mon-Fri, 1130-3pm & 6-11pm
Sat, Sun, Public Holiday, 10-3pm & 6-11pm

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