Emily S organized a meet up for dim sum at Neptune Seafood Restaurant on No. 3 Road. There were five of us. The group include Lorna, Jean, Peggy L and me. We were supposed to meet at 10:30AM in the restaurant. Emily S made the reservation. We were all there on time except Emily. Emily turned up only after 11:00 AM as she overslept. We were all wondering if we or she had mistaken the place.
Neptune Seafood Restaurant was closed a while ago. I heard that the owner sold the place but the transaction did not fall through. It was reopened with the word “shakrfin” removed from the English name but the Chinese name remains the same. You can see the old frontage from the post here.
The restaurant is very busy. At 10:30AM, it was already 70% full and this is a weekday. We placed the order before Emily arrived because there is a 20% discount on dim sum before 11:00AM.
Prices here are on the high side. For dim sum, small is $3.68, medium is $4.38, large is $4.98. For specials, SK is $6.98, SLK is $7.98 and SKK is $8.98. I have no idea what the SK, SLK and SKK stands for. Anyone has any idea?
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The cutlery is simple and nice. Even the teapot cover is labeled with the tea of your selection.
Lorna ordered the above Abalone with Compoy Rice Wrap. This rice wrap is normally eaten during Dragon Boat festival. This item is categorized under SLK which is $7.98.
The rice used for this rice wrap is glutinous rice. This is filled with abalone, dried scallop, pork, green beans and salted egg yolk. Look at the pork fat at the photo on the right. The rice wrap is boiled for few hours until the pork fat melts in your mouth.
The above Dice Chicken, Squid & Mushroom Rice Casserole is from … the special from 9:00AM to 11:00AM. There were 4 items on this special which is all at $3.68. The 3 red berries on top are goji berries. This rice underneath the topping is just bland and it needs to be flavoured with soy sauce.
We ordered the above Fresh Durian Baked Pastries specially for Jean to try. Jean is a Canadian and she encountered the durian fruit once in an elevator and she is skeptical to eat such a thorny fruit. But the above changed her mind. It is so custardy and Jean said it tasted like parsnips and turnips. This is a L size dim sum for $4.98.
The BBQ Pork Pies is flaky and the filling is sweetish. This is a M size dim sum for $4.38.
The above is Deep Fried Shrimps Spring Rolls. This is a L size dim sum for $4.98. The shrimp is wrapped in a very crispy and flaky roll. I wonder what is the roll made of. This is something unique which is not common in other dim sum place.
The above Fried Chinese donut Wrapped with Rice Roll is also categorized at L size dim sum for $4.98. According to Jean, this is a contrast of texture where the rice roll is soft and smooth while the Chinese donut is super crunchy. I also found that the Chinese donut here is more crunchy that those we find elsewhere.
For dessert, we ordered the Deep Fried Egg Puffs with Syrup as it’s easy for sharing. This is coated with peanuts and shredded coconut. This is an S size dim sum for $3.68.
The total bill came to $9 per person. The price here is slightly higher but the quality is good. Neptune Seafood Restaurant accepts credit card.
Emily, thanks for organizing this. We had a great time catching up with one another during the summer break.