Sunday, January 5, 2014

Hua Ting 华厅

I always thought it was 华亭 instead of 华厅. In any case, doesn't the former sound better than the latter? 

Please place reservations here or it's unlikely that you will be able to get a table on weekends- it was fully packed when we went!

We ordered Seafood Roll ($1.80 each)- golden little deep fried packets containing cold fruit salad.

The Steamed Prawn Dumplings ($1.80 each) had huge, juicy dumplings. Pity the skin was a little thick!

The Pan Fried Carrot Cake ($1.40 each) was rather forgettable.

I loved the Scallop Siew Mai ($1.80 each). The scallops were fresh and juicy. I should stop using the word "juicy" so often in the same post, but really, that is simply calling a spade, a spade.

Eating the skin of the Char Siew Bao ($1.40 each) was like sinking your teeth into a feathery pillow- that was how light and fluffy the skin was. Sweet pork filling.

These Egg Tarts ($1.50 each) were above average. Wobbly egg filling which was not too sweet, filled in a crusty tart- you won't be able to stop at one!

The Vegetarian Cheong Fun ($5.60) was an interesting break from the normal char siew or prawn filling. Light and refreshing.

Finally, I got to taste some good Red Bean Pancake ($12) after so long! These things might look easy to make but they are easy to taste mediocre as well. Hua Ting does this really well, thick skin crust which is crispy but not oily, does not deflate into some lifeless skin after a while, with lots of red bean filling.

The dim sum here is good. Service was not attentive though.

Hua Ting
Orchard Hotel
442 Orchard Road
Tel No: 6 739 6666 


Post a Comment