It has been more than 2 years since I last did an review on Treasures Yi Dian Xin (Raffles Place). I have been craving for dim sum recently, so I decided to try out Treasures Yi Dian Don’s outlet at the basement of Paragon Shopping Centre.
This is Treasure Yi Dian Xin’s menu, which can also be found on their website.
Shrimp Wanton Noodle 鲜虾云吞面 [S$10.40] is a classic Cantonese noodles dish. The wantons are plump with bits of prawn and the noodles are well-cooked but the soup is rather bland.
I have developed a taste for Century Egg & Lean Meat Congee 皮蛋瘦肉粥 [S$10.80] recently. A good bowl of Cantonese porridge is one where the grains are cooked down to a smooth and creamy texture. The creamy and pungent century egg gives the otherwise plain lean pork porridge a little richness.
We tried the popular Steamed Rice Roll with Roasted Duck 烧鸭蒸肠粉 [s$8.60] it is an interesting combination. The steamed rice roll is silky smooth and the strips of roasted duck between the folds of steamed rice roll is not too gamey.
Pan-fried Chive Dumpling 香煎韭菜粿 [S$6 for 3 pieces] is one of the new additions to the menu. Chive and minced pork filling is wrapped in a thick glutinous-like translucent skin and pan-fried till slightly browned on both sides. Not only does it look appetizing, the aromatic combination of chive and minced pork makes it very tasty.
Another new item is Steamed Beancurd Skin Roll with Oyster Sauce 蚝皇鲜竹卷 [S$6.30]. Steaming allows the beancurd skins to fully absorb the fragrance of the oyster sauce, resulting in beancurd skin that is juicy and fragrant.
Last but not least, Steamed Salted-Egg Yolk Black Custard Bun 黑金流沙包 [S$6.60 for 3 pieces] that Treasures Yi Dian Xin is famous for. The black-colored bun is soft and fluffy while the golden-yellow salted-egg custard has just the right balance of sweet and salty. Be careful of the hot and fragrant custard!
A friend once told me that osmanthus jelly is the true test of a dim sum master’s skill. Treasures Yi Dian Xin’s Osmanthus Jelly [S$5.80 for 3 pieces] is not too sweet with an alluring fragrance of osmanthus and sweetness from wolfberries.
Treasures Yi Dian Xin is one of my favorite restaurant for dim sum in Singapore. You can be guaranteed of the same great quality across all 4 outlets. New dishes are regularly introduced so do come down to check them out from time to time.
Treasures Yi Dian Xin (Paragon)
Address: 290 Orchard Road, Paragon #B1-08, Singapore 238859
Treasures Yi Dian Xin (Raffles City)
Address: 252 North Bridge Road, Raffles City Shopping Centre #B1-37, Singapore 179103
Treasures Yi Dian Xin (Parkway Parade)
Address: 80 Marine Parade Road, Parkway Parade #02-14/17, Singapore 449269
Treasures Yi Dian Xin (Changi Airport Terminal 4)
Address: 10 Airport Boulevard, Changi Airport Terminal 4 Transit Louge South, Singapore 819665