Thursday, April 24, 2008

Dim Sum Brunch at Tung Lok Seafood

Sigh. Still using point-and-shoot photos. Hubby and I had some Tunglok vouchers to spend but were too lazy to go downtown, so we hopped to the nearby Tung Lok Seafood at East Coast Parkway. We have been here before once but this time, we did not want the buffet. 

Clear soup with bits of scallop, prawn, mushroom and fish. Hubby liked this but I found it rather bland at first. Grows on you though. Piping hot, clear and comforting broth.

Wasabi mayo prawns S$18, originally uploaded by Camemberu.

This is one of their signature dishes but it failed to impress much. The batter is a bit too floury, and the mayo too cloying. We've had better at Cherry Garden.

Scallop dumpling S$4, originally uploaded by Camemberu.

I dissected these and found more prawn than scallop. In fact, I had to look very hard for the scallop bits, they're almost non-existent! 

Glutinous rice in lotus leaf, originally uploaded by Camemberu.

Not bad even if a teensy bit mushy. Ample ingredients inside, but the whole roll is quite small.

Chee cheong fun with char siew, originally uploaded by Camemberu.

Reasonably well done. Thin translucent steamed rice flour skin and lots of char siew.

Har gau - shrimp dumplings S$4, originally uploaded by Camemberu.

Plump, juicy shrimp dumplings, each with about two prawns inside.

Pan-fried radish cake, originally uploaded by Camemberu.

Very soft radish cake, with strips of actual radish discernible within. These added sweetness to the bland mesh.

Fried four season beans S$12, originally uploaded by Camemberu.

Must have some greens, although these aren't terribly healthy, being deep-fried and all. Tasty though.

Yangzhou fried rice S$14, originally uploaded by Camemberu.

The ultimate stomach filler - fried rice! This was a bit bland though but was good with the savoury long beans. Could not finish the very large portion, so we doggybagged this.

This place can get a bit pricey. Lots of people come here in big groups for their value-for-money dim sum buffets (two kinds, one with a la carte seafood items). Even on a weekday, it was easily half full for lunch.

Building B, 1000 East Coast Parkway,
2nd Floor East Coast Recreation Centre
(there is no lift; you have to take the stairs, so it's not terribly disabled/elderly friendly)
Tel: 6246-0555



  1. aiyo. the first few photo descriptions, you sound like you are suffering leh...

    but the latter part saves the day.

    i had the buffet there few months back. it was ok lah. some were nice, some were so so, but as long as there's chicken feet that is decent, our office gang love it! LOL...

  2. Looks delicious! Feel like eating some right now.

  3. I really appreciate that u mention about the stairs and it not being disabled/elderly friendly - hope more blogs can do this.
    We like to bring our parents (one is on a wheelchair) for a nice meal on a regular basis. Sometimes, we found a nice review on a restaurant, made a reservation on a Sat evening and oops - the only entrance is up a flight of stairs. :(

  4. I love dim sum! Pity most of the stuff you tried weren't that great. Am looking for a reasonable yet nice place for buffet lunch or maybe even dim sum buffet. Any recommendations? I've added you to my links. Hope that's fine with you. :O)

  5. We even soaked in the delicious fragrance of the vibrant rice from your P/S...and miles away too!

    yr P/S has passed with flying colors

  6. Congrats on getting your own domain! when's the "thank you" speech post coming? hahaha

  7. K-man: lol, I didn't realise I clumped the not-so-nice dishes upfront, somehow they just looked better in that order. The buffet is OK la, can be good value for money. Dang, I missed the chicken feet (cos none in my family will eat except me!)

    LCOM: Hehe, you can make nicer ones at home!

    tkwei: you're most welcome. I had to hoist a pram and baby all the way up (which is annoying but still doable), so I thought the disabled and elderly would have a harder time. It certainly is a damper when you find wheelchair access obstacles. Wish more restaurants would be more considerate to such customers too.

    Singairishgirl: you can click on my "dimsum" label to see what some places offer. While most dim sum places are quite competent, it's hard to find a place that makes you go "Wow!" Oh, Cherry Garden has a nice dim sum buffet, but is a bit pricey. Thanks for adding me to your links!

    Zhengning, team bsg: thank you!

    Lady-I: cheeky, cheeky! yes, yes thank you post is here. And very observant of you, I have indeed gotten my own domain. Is not a big deal lah. Will post more about it later. :)

  8. My mouth is water. I don't want to look at the photos no more because I will die. I think I'll call to a restaurant and order some sushi. Imobiliare Bucuresti


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