Weekday Dim Sum Buffet @ Hai Tien Lo, Pan Pacific Singapore

Renowned Cantonese restaurant- Hai Tien Lo located at level 3 of Pan Pacific Singapore has recently launched a pretty awesome Weekday Dim Sum Buffet at a very reasonable price of $48++ per pax. Featuring a selection of 35 signature items, including 20 new dim sum creations by Chef Lee Siaw Cheen, this a la carte dim sum lunch buffet, available from Mondays to Fridays, is the reason why 3 hour long lunches are absolutely necessary and legitimate even.

Dim Sum Chef’s Specialty
Deep-fried Yam Paste with Foie-gras, Baked Egg Tart with Swiftlet Nest and White Fungus, Steamed Berkshire Pork Buns, Stir-fried Carrot Cake with Dried Scallops in Chef’s Special Homemade XO Chili Sauce

These 4 items on the menu are the only ones that are limited to one serving per guest. With good reason I guess, because everyone is probably going to just order these signature highlights over and over again once they have had their first bite- which spoils the concept of a buffet when you should be leaving space for variety, instead of focusing on a few items alone. And trust me, many items on the menu are really worth trying.

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My absolute favourite of the 4 was actually the Stir-fried Carrot Cake with Dried Scallops– a surprising choice really if you do know me, as Carrot Cake is not usually one of my quintessentials at Dim Sum. Nonetheless, these ones won me over with its chunky bite, alluring fragrance and appetizing wok-hei. Chef’s homemade XO sauce which it was fried in, certainly complimented it beautifully. I truly yearned for a bigger portion of this.

Another one worth mentioning is the Steamed Berkshire Pork Bun which had an ideal proportion of bao to char siu in every bite. Succulent, juicy and sweet, the stickiness of the meat contrasting with the fluffiness of that bun was just plain delicious. If only I could have one whole basket…

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Deep-fried Dumplings with Shredded Turnip

Try not to get scalded as you bite into these golden flaky pastries because they come served piping hot! Not to be missed though, these dumplings were truly mouth-watering without being too oily and greasy.

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Steamed Buns with Abalone, Minced Pork and Vegetables

For those of you who want something more substantial, these steamed buns will probably do the trick. For the smaller eaters, you might want to share one between two people because it fills you up- fast.

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And yes it comes with a baby abalone encased inside. While I did enjoy it initially, the bun itself was a tad too thick and starchy for my liking. No problems with finishing the filling of minced meat, vegetables and abalone though! The inside portion was gone in a flash.

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Wok-seared Spinach Dumplings

Do not be alarmed by these startling bright-green dumplings. I actually think they look extremely appetizing because of their colour, albeit their rather ‘healthy’ name tag. Seared to a beautiful brown and crisp, the dumpling skins were frankly the highlight for me with their thin stretchy textures that were pulled snugly over the chunks of spinach and meat inside.

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Deep-fried Soft Shell Crab with Salt and Pepper

Cant go wrong with this combination, this is one that is always a crowd-pleaser which satisfies both young and old. No complains since I fit into either category.

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Homemade Bean Curd with Crab Meat and Aubergine in Supreme Stock

Silken smooth bean curd bathed in gloriously thick broth and topped with fresh crab meat for a lovely contrast of flavours and textures, this tasted indulgent and received rave reviews from everyone at the table. Elegant and delightful!

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End off with a light dessert of Double-boiled Osmanthus Tea with Pear and White Fungus to clean your palate and refreshes you with its clean finish or go sweet with the Mango Sago with Pomelo and enjoy every last bit of it. Other choices of dessert include the Black Sesame Paste with Glutinous Rice Dumpling.

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$48 per adult, $28 per child (5-11 years old)

Hai Tien Lo
Level 3
7 Raffles Boulevard
Singapore 039595

Mondays to Fridays (except Public Holidays)
11:30am to 2:30pm

Singapore

2 Responses to Weekday Dim Sum Buffet @ Hai Tien Lo, Pan Pacific Singapore

  1. […] Address: Level 3, Pan Pacific Hotel Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039595 | Opening Hours: 11.30m – 2.30pm (Weekday Dim Sum Buffet) & 11.30am – 2pm (Weekend Dim Sum Brunch) | Tel: +65 68268240 | Price: $48 (Adult) & $28 (Children between 5 – 11 years old) for Weekday Dim Sum Buffet & $68++ for Weekend Dim Sum Brunch | Facebook: Hai Tien Lo | READ MORE […]

  2. […] Address: Level 3, Pan Pacific Hotel Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039595 | Opening Hours: 11.30m – 2.30pm (Weekday Dim Sum Buffet) & 11.30am – 2pm (Weekend Dim Sum Brunch) | Tel: +65 68268240 | Price: $48 (Adult) & $28 (Children between 5 – 11 years old) for Weekday Dim Sum Buffet & $68++ for Weekend Dim Sum Brunch | Facebook: Hai Tien Lo | READ MORE […]

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