Sunday, February 17, 2013

Lei Garden

I haven't been to Lei Garden for almost a decade. It was due time to visit Lei Garden when I read Bern's post on it on the exact day my friend told me about his visit there. As it's the Chinese New Year period, the human traffic was quite heavy and there were three time slots we could choose from. We chose the earliest timing of 11.30 a.m. 

Always comforting, a bowl of piping hot Rainbow Egg and Shredded Pork Porridge ($4.80) can't go wrong.

We then had some Panfried Carrot Cake with Waxed Meat ($5.80). I found this a little salty although my friend didn't find it so. Anyway, it's not oily so it's pretty good.

The obligatory Steamed Fresh Shrimps Dumplings ($.580) and Steamed Pork Dumplings with Black Mushrooms ($5.80) were fairly typical of good dim sum restaurants- fresh, juicy and bouncy shrimps encased within the skin of the dumplings.

I have a particular aversion to parsley so I didn't take a liking to the Steamed Cheong Fun with Honey BBQ Pork ($5.80).

We ordered a Deepfried Spring Roll with Fresh Lobster Meat ($6.80). I couldn't really detect the sweetness of the lobster meat but the springroll itself was good because it was thin, crispy and not oily.

The Baked Mini Egg Tart ($4.80) was very average and was nothing like the melt-in-your-mouth egg tarts at Royal China. Seems like it will take a lot to meet the standard at Royal China!

Service was efficient and friendly. Overall, the food is typical of a good dim sum restaurant, but nothing to rave about.

Lei Garden
30 Victoria Street


hahaa...i love this place! actually, to be honest, i much prefer lei gdn over royal china...really awful tt u didn't have as good a meal as i usually do though. :( plus, royal china adds parsley to everything! urghh. compared to lei gdn which only adds it to a few of their stuff. :P

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