Saturday, October 13, 2012

Mouth Restaurant, China Square

 Long since the closure of Mouth @ Work have we wanted to revisit the awesome dim sum experience we had. One fine Thursday evening we even walked into this same place, only to be ushered out because they only served don't serve dim sum for dinner! Silly me. Awesomely we chanced upon a $15 for $30 value voucher for Mouth Restaurant, available daily for breakfast or high tea dim sum - woot!

 We made our way to the China Square branch semi leisure at a Saturday morning. The interior brightly lit with yellow light (which messed up our photos sadly) with colour scheme understandably white and red with an old school feel to it.

 There were plenty of empty tables but always wise to call ahead to reserve in advance anyway.

 Progressively hungry while deciding on to eat from a decent selection of 20-30 (?) dim sums, we ordered a few dishes including a pot of jasmine tea.

{ Char Siew Roll (~$3) }

 I could not resist the guy with a tray full of Char Siew Rolls - these looked good, and tasted awesome. One of the best I've had, the crust was not too thick, flaky and buttery, and contains a rich, sweet and ample filling of char siew (barbecued pork).

 Great crust-to-filling ratio and sweet-salty balance. Thumbs up!

{ Steamed Siew Mai w/Whole Prawn ($4.80) }

 Was not a great fan of siew mai generally but it wasn't bad - skin is too too rubbery, juicy and goes well with chilli.

 This was alright.. siew mai is one of those 'must-have' dishes for dim sum and while this didn't disappoint, it wasn't that memorable either.

{ Steamed Xiao Long Bao w/Crab Meat ($4.50) }

 Have to say none of us tasted and felt any semblance of crab meat ... these were good too but nothing mind blowing.

 XLB wasn't bad. The skin could have been thinner but the broth inside was pretty tasty.

{ Pan Fried Carrot Cake ($3.80) }

 This was pretty awesome - nice crispy crust on the outside, soft and gooey on the inside. Be generous with the chilli and the chilli oil!

 Another 'classic must-have' - this one was yummy and wasn't tooo oily.

{ Baked Cream of Salted Egg York Bun ($6.40) }

 This quite simple stole the show, and was one of the main reasons we came back! Not the cheapest  I've had but probably the nicest combination of sweet, crispy exterior, and salted egg cream that's ultra rich and goo-ey. While I would stuff my face silly with this all day, after two buns you are adequately jelat-ed from how rich it is. Definitely stop this heart-clog at two.

 Oooh this was awesome.The salted egg york was sufficiently flowy and oh-so rich. The bun gives way to the smooth and sinful filling and you've got to be careful not to dribble this down your chin! Savour slowly with closed eyes.

 We left with good impressions of Mouth Restaurant. Certainly one of our top-of-mind places for dim sum. 

Mouth Restaurant
22 Cross Street
#01-61 China Square Central

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