Food Review: Neptune Hong Kong Dim Sum (海皇香港点心) At Marine Parade Central Market & Food Centre | Affordable Hawker-Style Dim Sum In East Coast
The Place Located in Marine Parade Central Market & Food Centre, I only managed to check out Neptune Hong Kong Dim Sum for the first time this year as this is not a food centre I usually frequent. The hawker centre went through a major revamp few years ago, and I like that it is spacious and not too packed even on a weekend. Back to Neptune Hong Kong Dim Sum, it has been around for more than twenty years dishing out freshly made dim sum in dim sum baskets no less.
The Food The menu is extensive and the kitchen was packed and busy. Most dishes are priced between S$3-S$4 and you can find the usual popular dim sum fares.
I had the Char Siew Chee Cheong Fun (S$3.60), which is quite average for me as I prefer the rice roll texture to be thinner. The Char Siew is quite bland as well.
My favourite picks are the Siew Mai (S$3.80) and Deep Fried Dumpling (S$4.50). The Siew Mai is a decent size and the flavour is as what I would expect, while the crispy dumpling can’t go very wrong really.
There are also some exotic options on the menu which I didn’t manage to try this time like Crispy Durian Spring Roll (S$4.50) and Hakka Yong Tau Fu (S$3.80).
Rants Expect a queue at most times and further waiting time after you made your order.
Will I Return Again? For hawker centre, the prices are not that much of a gap with some Chinese restaurants but without the usual GST and service charge. It is worthy trying if you want to satisfy your dim sum craving in a no-frills setting, but not something I will specially travel down for.
Taste bud: 3.5/5
Hole in the pocket: 3.5/5
Overall Experience: 3.5/5
Neptune Hong Kong Dim Sum (海皇香港点心)
Marine Parade Central
Monday to Sunday: 8am to 9:30pm
Ranted by The Ranter