Swatow ( 汕头) Seafood Restaurant
Established in August 2010 at the heartland of Toa Payoh, Swatow (汕头) Seafood Restaurant has built a strong base of followers till date. This is evident especially on weekends, therefore early reservation is strongly advised. You may be fortunate enough to have a seat without much of a wait as turnover rate is rather high too.
What’s unique about Swatow (汕头) Seafood Restaurant is their duo offerings of Teochew cuisine and Dim Sum (点心). They do have Dim Sum Hi-Tea Buffet as well. I was here for Dim Sum on a Saturday morning and the restaurant was already overflowing with people at 9am.
Over here, Dim Sum (点心) are served in traditional push carts. As such there isn’t any order list (other than for special dishes from the menu), rather “what you see, is what you get”.
There were five of us during this trip and it calls for a feast! (Pictures weren’t taken for every dish)
Some of my typical Dim Sum (点心) orders are Baked Char Siew Dumpling, Fried Beancurd Skin with Prawn, Custard Bun, Char Siew Bun, Rice Rolls and Siew Mai. In general, Swatow’s do serve up quality Dim Sum (both presentation and taste) and definitely worth the price paid for.
These bite size custard tarts has crust that crumbles into fine bits.
Scallop and Prawn
Prawn Dumpling with a huge full prawn in it. Good crunch and freshness!
Good taste for the BBQ pork…mild tinge of burnt flavour!
Most Crispy Beancurd skin I’ve tasted so far, super crisp and flaky!
Decent Custard Buns, not the best, but definitely in my good books. Don’t worry, I managed to salvage the thick and rich lava custard after this shot.
Nice fluffy bread with good tasting for the BBQ pork…mild tinge of burnt flavour!
Fragrant glutinous rice wrapped in Lotus leaf, another classic Dim Sum dish.
Hopefully these pictures paints a thousand words! Service was prompt and quick too.
#02-602 Blk 181 Lorong 4 Toa Payoh
8 am to 10.30pm Daily