Dim Sum in the West: The Legendary Taste of Hong Kong

Dim Sum in the West! I feel completely happy to say that I’ve found what I can describe as FANTASTIC dim sum in the west, where I stay. And this isn’t even the for-show west like Jurong East and its shining JEM. No, the Legendary Taste of Hong Kong can be found in Jurong Point, closest to Boon Lay MRT station. I’ve been there an unhealthy number of times the past month because I cannot resist thick rice rolls that melt in my mouth. Do I hear that you can’t, either? Please read on…

There are a number of things that I go for in a good dim sum – flavour, texture and that sauce. But before I go on, I must fess up to say that I am no dim-sum expert. And if I go wrong anywhere here, please correct me. But this place really stole my heart. I have never really been to Hong Kong, every time I want to go there’s a surge in airline prices. So I take that as a sign and go to Bali or Bangkok instead. Or my ever favourite, KL. Okay, I’m blabbering. On with the food!

Crispy beancurd thick rice rolls – prawn

This was one of the first few things I tried. Fresh, plump prawns wrapped in a layer of crispy, crunchy beancurd, followed by a thick sheet of rice dough. This comes with a specific soy sauce dressing that you have to pour over the little rolls, then dig in.

Chee Chong Fun – Prawns

These were just as spectacular as the dish above! Each thick rice roll had a juicy, plump prawn sandwiched in the centre, and the soy sauce dressing was perfect. Again, they had chilli on the side which I helped myself to in copious amounts. It’s not that I can’t eat this without chilli… I just like it spicy.

Dark Sauce Noodles

 

Fried Squid in Spicy Sprinkle

I came up with this delicious name, as I cannot remember the actual name of the dish. But you should be able to find it on the very long menu. This is squid that has been deep fried with a light, battered coating, then dressed with a spicy, peppery dry rub. However, non-spicy eaters can enjoy this dish regardless! It’s not that tongue-cracking.

Berry Egg Custard Dessert

 

Salted Egg Yolk Stuffed French Toast
Salted Egg Yolk Piggies

I could give each dish a little description, which is my usual style. But I decided to let the images speak for this one. The food here is good guys, especially if you stay in the west. What do you think? Try some, and leave a comment below!

Restaurant: Legendary Hong Kong

Website: https://lhk.com.sg/

Address: Jurong Point, 63 Jurong West Central 3, Provisional unit #03-80, Jurong Point 2 Shopping Centre

Mon – Fri: 11am to 10pm. Sat, Sun & PH: 10am to 10pm.