daughter was arranging 4pax dinner on sunday so we decided to use the voucher & made a reservation at tianbao restaurant on 18.4.2015. in the end daughter was held up by her work & we had 3pax dinner.
place had 2 seatings 5.30pm & 7.30pm. traffic was ok but restaurant was not full when we were there.
we ordered xiaolongbao, quite ex S$9.80 for 6 if not for the 50% discounts. by comparison, crystal jade lamian xiaolongbao price was about $5 for 4??
& both crystal jade & joyful palace’s xiaolongbao were better! these ones had very little soup & the soup & pork were not very tasty.
this steamed pork ribs was the worst dish! it had some “sichuan flour” on top?? really poor dish c/w any steamed pork ribs in any dimsum restaurants. something never to order!
the tan tan noodles were pretty good. it was not heavy in peanut sauce, there were some at the bottom. there was a bit of meat & overall taste & texture were quite good. this one of the better dishes. 🙂
the stewed eggplant had good consistency. eggplant was nice, though wife found it a bit sweet, but that was the style of preparation.
the steamed egg dish was like a sichuan styled chawanmushi, not quite as nice. egg custard was smooth & tasty enough. i didn’t mind the minced pork sauce too. pretty ok dish.
the chives dumpling was odd. chives were dry & not sweet, skin was rough. the look did not have the fineness of hong kong dimsum & taste & texture were quite off.
the seafood taste dumpligs 海味抄手 turned out to be the best dish, alongside the tan tan noodles.
we only know of the usual spicy dumplings or 红油抄手. never heard of 红油抄手. anyway the soup was tasty & the dumplings were like the usual 抄手 but not spicy.^^
the osmanthus belly was an ok dish. a bit sweet.
total price was S$98.10. we used one S$100 voucher which cost S$48.80, so it was about S$16pax nett. only with the discounts, cannot complain about the price.