The Place I was initially very excited when I saw that Luk Yu Teahouse is going to open at the newly revamped Chinatown Point, thinking that it hails from the famous Stanley Street in Hong Kong. After some clarification with the restaurant, I realised this is not to be confused with the Hong Kong outlet of the same name as there is no affiliation. Despite so, I am still keen to give this new Chinese restaurant a try.
The restaurant is surprisingly quite big as it seems otherwise from the entrance. Given that it has opened for barely a month, I was surprised by the crowd on the first weekend of its opening where I was there as well.
The Food In terms of its Dim Sum menu which I managed to try on a Sunday morning, it is pretty much the usual Siew Mai and Har Gow affair. I guess one good thing about the menu is that you can customize the quantity for some of their Dim Sum items, which is ideal for 2 diners if you want to try a wider variety.
Siew Mai ($1.80 each) – The shrimp is fresh and I thought that it is not stingy on its ingredients.
Abalone Glutinious Rice ($5.50) – I like the not-so-greasy of the glutinious rice here, even though I had a hard time trying to spot the abalone.
BBQ Pork Bun ($1.50 each) – I like the fluffiness of the skin as well as the tenderness of the pork.
BBQ Pork Pastry ($3.50) – This is my favourite here, as the crust of the pork pastry is extremely crispy and it melts in the mouth.
Fried Shrimp Dumpling ($3.50)
Rants While I have to agree the quality of the Dim Sum at Luk Yu is above average, it seems that the food items aren’t exquisite enough to stand out from other Chinese restaurants, such as Wan Hao.
Will I return again? At the end of my meal, I do not feel enticed to return any time soon. Maybe my palate is getting too fussy these days. There are simply too many new dim sum joints springing up this year, such as the much hyped Tim Ho Wan.
Taste bud: 3.5/5
Hole in the pocket: 3/5
Overall Experience: 3.5/5
Luk Yu Teahouse
Chinatown Point, 133 New Bridge Road, #01-41/42
Tel: +65 6262 1717