The Place Did we smell a silent dim sum battle creeping up in Marine Parade Central? Located in Marine Parade Central Market & Food Centre, I noticed a new hawker stall recently and that is Feng Xin Dim Sum (凤心点心). On first glance, the offerings are very similar to Neptune Hong Kong Dim Sum which is just a few units down. I had a quick chat with the staff and realised that they were ex-staff of Neptune Hong Kong Dim Sum, which is a surprising fact given the close proximity of both stalls in the same hawker centre.
The Food There are 20 dim sum items on the menu, which is easy to spot from the menu board in clear images and prices. Prices are generally reasonable from S$2.60 for the Chicken Century Egg Porridge to S$5 for the Shanghai Fried Dumpling, which is the most expensive item here.
I decided to go for the Siew Mai (S$4), Deep Fried Shrimps Dumpling (S$4.80) and Char Siew Chee Cheong Fun (S$4).
The Siew Mai comes with a decent filling though it is not that big. It is best to have it with some chilli sauce.
The texture of the Char Siew Chee Cheong Fun could be slightly thinner for me, and I also feel that the char siew flavour is lacking for me. Otherwise, the sauce is quite good.
“Min Xia Jiao” aka Deep Fried Shrimps Dumpling is one of my favourite dim sum items. The version here is fried to a nice golden and crispy texture, filled to a plump shape with the shrimp paste. A decent rendition of this classic dim sum dish.
I wish I have space for more dishes, and would have ordered the Chicken Feet (S$4) and Char Siew Bao (S$3.80) if I could stomach more.
Rants Average dim sum in the heartland. Not awesome, but not awful as well.
Will I Return Again? Overall, decent dim sum fares in Marine Parade Food Centre at pocket friendly prices. That said, you don’t have to head down specially for it as the standard is average though the service is quite friendly.
Taste bud: 3/5
Hole in the pocket: 3.5/5
Overall Experience: 3/5
Feng Xin Dim Sum (凤心点心)
Marine Parade Central
Ranted by The Ranter