Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Red Star Restaurant @ Chinatown
This is the restaurant recommended by my relatives. But the restaurant is really hard to be found if you never been there before. It is not located at the main roadside but at the 7th floor of a HDB-looking building.
I have been having the Hong Kong Dim Sum of Red Star Restaurant for two times. The Dim Sum of the restaurant is the main reason for me to come here.
Like before, once we reached the entry of the restuarant, the queue was so long until it reach the staircase. Since the restaurant is so famous among Chinese people, even it is inconvenient to get to the restaurant, there are still many people go there. Haiz.. So it is better to reach the restaurant as early as possible to avoid long queue.
The cups and certificates of the restaurant. The chef of the restaurant is also famous, but I have forgotten his name..
After seating, the first thing to do is to order China tea.
There are many trolleys with different Dim Sum move around.
The first Dim Sum I ordered was "Ha Gao" and Xiu Mai", the most known Dim Sum.
Ha Gao (prawn dumpling)
Xiu Mai (pork dumpling)
Char Siew Pau - my favorite. The bun is very soft. This is the one I would like to recommend.
Egg tart. The tart is very soft and crispy, but the egg jelly quite sweet.
Fried Prawn with Banana.
"Chee Cheong Fun" (rice noodle rolls) with scallop. Tasteless; Not worth recommended.
Beside Dim Sum, there are also roasted meat like "Pei Pa Duck" (roasted duck), roasted chicken, roasted sukling pig and so on. But the prices are quite expensive.
Roasted Sukling Pig. Quite salty. $18
These are the food that I ordered and I unable to tell the price one by one, but I remember when I paid the bill, it was around $50. Quite expensive.
The service of the restaurant are also good. I was seek for the egg tart but the egg tart had already finished. So I asked from the waitress and she immediately took for me.
Better don't enter the restaurant from backdoor although there is another entry of the restaurant because you will see the kitchen and the hygiene of the kichen really need to be improved. And I noticed the hygiene of the restaurant was ranked as "B" by National Environment Agency.
I actually wanna rank the restaurant as 4 stars but the hygiene of the kitchen make it only 3.5 stars. However, the food really worth to give a try.
Blk 54 Chin Swee Rd #07-23