My Dining Room is a Singapore-based Cantonese restaurant that took up residence in Suntec City after the six-month renovation. Besides the usual Cantonese dishes, My Dining Room also has a detectable selection of dim sum, which I have been dying to try.
I agree that they are rather generous with the crab roe and the ingredients, but there’s nothing special about Steamed Siew Mai with Crab Roe 蟹黄蒸烧卖 in terms of taste.
My doctor once told me the quality of har gow lies in whether whole shrimps or minced shrimps are used and I am happy to note that Steamed Shrimp Dumpling 尚苑鲜虾饺 are packed with whole shrimps but the shrimps are not as juicy as Joyden Canton Kitchen’s Steamed Imperial Prawn Dumpling “Har Gao”.
Steamed Glutinous Rice with Chicken in Lotus Leaf 珍珠糯米鸡 is satisfyingly oily. The chicken and glutinous rice are well-marinated and tastes great together.
Steamed Crystal Dumpling 水晶风车饺 is a vegetarian dumpling that is so pretty, I almost couldn’t bear to eat it. Chopped vegetables and mushroom are wrapped in rice flour skin and steamed until the skin turns transparent. The dumpling is delightfully light on the palate.
I love the presentation of Deep Fried Prawn Fritter 龙须凤尾虾 and the wrapping of vermicelli before deep-frying which gives it additional crispness. Dip it in the provided mayonnaise sauce for a snack that will have you munching non-stop.
Deep Fried Beancurd Skin Roll with Prawn 鲜虾腐皮卷 is very similar to the Deep Fried Prawn Fritter but this time the prawns are wrapped in beancurd skin. The beancurd skin balloons when fried, resulting in a crispy puff filled with chopped prawns.
The addition of waxed meat in Carrot Cake with Waxed Meat (Pan Fried) 腊味萝卜糕 （香煎）gives the otherwise dull carrot cake a much needed boost in terms of taste. The carrot cake itself is very smooth, but I personally prefer those made with hand-chopped carrot cake which has more bite.
Baked Barbecued Pork Bun with Butter 雪山叉烧包 is a replica of Tim Ho Wan’s Baked Bun with BBQ Pork, but I personally feels that Tim Ho Wan does a better job. Tim Ho Wan’s Baked Bun with BBQ Pork are consistent in size and I adore the buttery pastry skin.
Crispy Mini Egg Tart 酥皮蛋挞仔 look really cute, but that’s about all there is to these small pastries. In terms of taste, they can’t even compare to the ones I get from regular bakeries.
Despite the promising decorations, the dim sum were not that great although they do cost much more than Tim Ho Wan or Swee Choon Tim-Sum Restaurant. If you are looking for a restaurant with great ambiance, My Dining Room is a good choice, but you will be somewhat disappointed if you are looking for good dim sum at affordable prices.
My Dining Room
Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City Mall #02-314/316
Opening Hours: Daily 11.30am – 2.30pm; 6pm – 9.30pm