Polly and I met up on a Saturday morning for dim sum. Polly recommended this fairly new Top Chiu Chow Cuisine on Capstan Way. Her family had been to this restaurant once and they all like it.
We were there early, i.e. 10 am, just after they opened for business. This is because Polly has to go to work at noon.
We were their first customers that day. The decoration is pleasant and modern for a dim sum restaurant. This restaurant seats 72.
Even the tea cup and tea pot is not of tradition shape. They are more modern looking.
We were served complimentary fried peanuts and sour mustard for snacking before our orders arrive.
We ordered a few items to share. We like most of the items and we will be back to try other items. The captain who served us told us that the restaurant will launch 20 over new items in 2 weeks time.
One obstacle here is the restaurant menu is in Chinese only. Fortunately Polly reads Chinese.
Our first item is a Chiu Chow Pepper Sour Mustard Pork Stomach Soup. This is one of Ben’s favourite soup. This bowl of soup is $6.80. It is equivalent to 4 servings of the small bowl.
The soup had plenty of chewy pork stomach but it’s a tad on the salty side. We still love this soup.
We asked for recommendation on their fried noodles and the captain recommended the above Choi Poh (preserved radish) Gai Lan (Chinese broccoli) Chow Hor (fried rice noodle). This is also $6.80. It has prawns and chicken too. This is a dry fried noodle. I wish there are more of the crunchy preserved radish in it.
For dim sum, we ordered the Deep Fried Prawn Bean Curd Roll. This is $4.75 and categorized under Big. Medium is $3.95 and Small is $3.25. The bean curd roll skin is crunchy and the filling has some crunchy bits in it too. The dipping sauce is a vinegarish sauce.
The dim sum section of the menu is not big. The captain told us that they are trying to come out with items that are unique and that are not too commonly found.
Our next dim sum item is called “Wu Si Paeng”. It is made with shredded taro that are steamed and then deep fried. According to the captain, this dish depends on the quality of the taro at the season. This is $3.95. We enjoy this dim sum which is not commonly found in other dim sum restaurant.
I cant recall what is the name of the above dish but it’s like Deep Fried Sweet Potatoes Samosa. This is $3.25.
We really enjoyed the Sweet Potato Samosa as it is filled with a sweet peanut and sesame seeds filing.
Overall, we enjoy the meal here, especially the unique dim sum.