The place you are reading in this blogpost locates at one of the busiest streets in Singapore, Geylang, which is well known for most of Singapore’s good food namely frog leg porridge, Beef Hor Fun and Youtiao.
But the restaurant which I am reviewing in this blogpost is on Dim Sum! Drooling already right? Don’t drool first, read on for more interesting finds by me.
126 Wen Dao Shi restaurant looks like one of those neighbourhood coffeeshops, a little bit squeezy with simple tables and chairs, isolated and rundown. But what makes it popular is because of their tasty and affordable dim sum.
Indoor and outdoor dining are available, so no worries if you prefer to dine in an airconditioned place.
Chee Cheong Fun (rice cake) with Prawn Fillings
At first glance, it does not look that mouth-watering to us. But as the saying goes, “don’t judge a book by its cover”.
The gravy for the Chee Cheong Fun was incredible! It is thick and concentrated with taste of mushroom! Generous gravy is poured on top of the Chee Cheong Fun, making this dish stands out and leave a mesmerized taste in my head.
The rice cake is smooth and melts easily in the mouth.
The Chee Cheong Fun is available in 4 flavours. If my memorys does not fail me, there are Char Siew, Prawns, Mushroom and original flavour.
No one who loves dim sum will miss out ordering Siew Mai. Siew Mai at 126 Wen Dao Shi are handmade with fresh minced pork. Generous fillings are filled up to the brim of each piece! I love how juicy the meat melted inside my mouth.
Fried Prawn Dumplings (Har Gao)
One of their signature dishes recommended by the staff (they name it as 明虾饺 in mandarin).
The moment you munch on it, you can hear all the cracking sound from the crispiness of the dumpling skin. Wrapped with so much prawn fillings that I can really define the prawn meat under the crispy skin.
Xiao Long Bao
Xiao Long Bao may seem plain and dull when served on the table. They don’t look like there’s a spoonful of soup wrapped in it.
I was wrong!
The trick to enjoy this dish to the max is to put the entire piece of Xiao Long Bao into the mouth! That’s when the tasty soup becomes the “long-awaited star” for everyone. You’ll be surprised to realize the amount of soap wrapped inside Xiao Long Bao.
Another plus point for Xiao Long Bao will be its skin, which is handmade at the moderate thinness with a number of folds that are more than the usual Xiao Long Bao we see elsewhere.
Lotus Leaf Glutinous Rice
The Lotus leaf Glutinous Rice is served with the nice fragrance from the Lotus leaf. Fragrance gets more stronger when it’s opened up.
Stickiness from the glutinous rice is perfect for chewing. The glutinous rice is well cooked, and comes in moderate portion. This dish serves as a good alternative choice to fill up your stomach during the “super hungry” days.
Almost every dish at 126 Wen Dao Shi looks normal and unappealing. What the chef is focusing here is all about taste and affordability, rather than the dish appearance.Each dish cost between S$2 and S$5.
It’s worth to try them out, but prepare for a long queue during the weekends.
126 Wen Dao Shi 搵到食
126 Sims Avenue
Tel: +65 6746 4757